Hey everyone. I’m so excited to be participating in the Pink Fresh Studio August 2020 Blog Hop. This hop is full of wonderful inspiration. Make sure to follow along.
I have three cards for you today featuring new product from this release. For my first card I’m using the Thankful For Friends stamp set and die. I heat embossed the image in gold rush embossing powder. My color medium today is Daniel Smith watercolor pans. After the image was completed dried I die cut it from the watercolor paper. I backed the watercolor piece with black card stock. Next I inlaid the flower pack in popping it up with extra die cuts.
Now for my sentiment, I first stamped it in pink ink and then again in yellow finishing off with black ink. This allowed my sentiment to have some depth to it. Adding just a few embellishments and this card was complete.
My next card was created with the new Color Black Gradiating Stripes cling stamp. I love this stamp for the versatility you can achieve with removing a few of the stripes when you stamp. For this design I pulled out some of my favorite color inks and made stripes in various widths. Next I stamped out stripes in versa mark so I could heat emboss them in gold embossing powder.
Giving my card a nice edge I pulled out my stitched rectangle dies. I also ran a piece of grapefruit cad stock through my die cutting machine with a larger stitched rectangle die. Adding a sentiment to the card was a little tricky. So I decided to stamp and heat emboss it on vellum and wrap it around my striped panel.
These panels were adhered to a card base. Keeping the embellishments simple, I added a few gold flat back gems to the vellum piece.
Make sure to leave comments along the hop as there are giveaways. Pink Fresh Studio is giving away the full release on it’s blog, Instagram feed and YouTube Channel. Each blog will be giving away a $25 gift card. That’s a ton of opportunities to win. Winners will be picked from comments left on our blogs. Pink Fresh Studio will announce the winners on their GIVEAWAY PAGE on August 26, 2020. Please check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.
Enjoy the hop and have a great day!
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Jan Metcalf says
Pretty looks Dana! Beautiful art coloring!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! The colors on your striped background are so pretty!
Jackie Parkins says
Beautiful! I love the way you popped up that gorgeous flower and also added gold embossed striped to the second one. Perfect!
Lisa Reber says
Beautiful cards Dana, the you can change the world sentiment set is a must have.
(PS: your link is not working correctly…it links to Channin’s blog!)
Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!!
Absolutely beautiful cards! Love the gold embossing. Also, just FYI, the link on your thumbnail actually links to the previous team member (Channin) instead of your blog. Had to go searching on IG to find your blog. Glad I did!
Claire Lamb says
I love love love your cards! The colors you chose are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Jodi Bizeau says
Lovely cards Dana! Love the colors! TFS!
Paula Haller says
I love the gold embossing on each. Really sets off your watercoloring beautifully and is the perfect compliment to your great color choices on your stripes.
stephanie mcquade says
Stunning! The coloring on your floral card is WOW!
Theresa Jolly Lee says
Such beautiful cards! I love how you inlaid the floral die cut back into the background, and all of the gold heat embossing on both cards just adds such a touch of elegance.
Lori Lehnen says
Very nice cards.
I like the messages of encouragement for the sentiment, something we all need these days!
The Gold embossed technique really makes the cards stand out!
The floral watercolor card is gorgeous! The gold embossing is a nice touch.
Retta Lutte says
Beautiful watercolor flowers! Love the colors in your stripes, as well!
I love that you rearranged the stripe stamp to do your own thing!
Kelsey Thomas says
Gorgeous floral card! 🙂 I love the colorful stripes on the second one too.
Great cards, thanks for the card ideas.
Debbi S says
The watercolor floral is stunning! Great PinkFresh release.
Lisa Michael says
I love how you turned the color block gradient stripes the opposite way of what I’ve seen others do on the hop. Your watercoloring is beautiful and I love the idea of embossing the flower. Really pretty cards – ones I’d certainly like to receive from friends.
Beverly Jordan says
Oh such beauty!! And great idea to emboss the image into the background!! Am wanting this Thankful for friends!! It’s beautiful and needed during these times to send happy thoughts to our close friends!! Your second card is dreamy with the Color Block stamp and sweet sentiment!! Love the pop you got from adding the grapefruit cardstock mat! Gorgeous both!!
Jeanne Beam says
Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors…
Thanks so much for sharing.
BECCA YAHRLING says
I love all the gold embossing. Always makes a card more elegant. Lovely cards, Dana.
Valerie Bullock says
Such lovely cards, Dana. Thank you for sharing!
Emma Sleppy says
Love the Gold embossing. You’ve inspired me to emboss more. Beautiful!
Andrea Shell says
Fabulous cards! Love your watercoloring on the first one and the heat-embossed stripes on the second!
Very pretty cards.
Joyace Feheley says
Love your cards. What a great release.
Sondra Hammond says
Love it all!!! The florals and the alphas the most!!
Kim Burckhard says
Your flowers are so beautiful
Dana W says
Fabulous!!! Lovely cards!!
Miriam Prantner says
Pretty cards! Especially love the first one, that flower is just a stunner!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the gold embossing! Especially with the stripes!
Teresa Hall says
Love the gold. very pretty!
Anneleise Hampson says
Love that gold embossing on both of your cards. Beautiful!
Patricia Coleman says
Beautiful and inspirational card designs! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!
I adore them both! The yummy watercolors on this fabulous stamp with that awesome gold is perfect!
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards! I love the floral design and the way you colored it. Love the stripes too!
Marisela Delgado says
Holly Lau says
These are so pretty! I love the stripes one, just gorgeous!
Heather DePasquale says
Just love your water coloring. Great release! Thanks!
Ummekulsum Kutub says
Gorgeous cards. Love the subtle gold embossing on both.
Gail Davidson says
Beautiful cards! I love the watercoloring and the gold embossed effects. Pinkfresh have really outdone themselves with this release! xo
Christine A says
Great colour choices and beautiful, clean design.
Penny Klie says
Beautiful cards… love the colors you used. Fantastic release from Pinkfresh!
Fabulous new release and gorgeous cards.
Mirella Rogan says
Lovely, I am a big fan of designs with gold embossing! <3
Donna C says
I love the gradient stamp and LOVE how you used it. The thin gold stripes are wonderful. Fantastic!
Diane H says
Both are beautiful cards, using that gold just sets them both off !!
Barbara Martin says
Your cards are gorgeous! I love the flower with gold embossing! So beautiful!
Helen F says
Beautiful cards! I love the gorgeous Thankful for Friends card! Thanks for sharing! Take care! 🙂
Kim Salito says
Sue D. says
Lovely cards. I love the new gradient stripes stamp and die sets and the background you created is so pretty. Love how you added gold embossed stripes; an elegant touch. TFS and inspiring.
Laurie Fleuette says
Beautiful cards! I really like what you did with that gradient stripe stamp. Thank you for sharing.
Darlene Pavlick says
BEAUTIFUL samples with this fun release! Thanks for inspiration!
Viveca V. says
The color combinations are lovely. Your cards are simply elegant. Thanks for sharing!
Annette Reed says
Lovely cards. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sentiment stamped that way before. I can see just a hint of the pink and yellow. It does add a little something to the card.
Dana, I love your YT channel. These cards are so lovely. How did you get the embossed edge around the flower die cut? Hum, I better go and see if you did a video for these cards. Thanks!
This is an awesome release! Gorgeous creations! I love the gold embossed flower!
Margarita Navarro-Rivera says
Love the watercolored flowers! They are beautiful!
CAROL W BLAISDELL says
That striped background is awesome! Gotta have it! Love how you created your own stripe pattern. Very effective!
Patty A Eifert says
Your floral card is very pretty! My favorite is your second card!! Really love the color combination!!
Andre M. says
Gorgeous cards showcasing the products in this release. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.
Dana M says
Beautiful cards Dana! Gorgeous watercoloring, so lovely and organic. I love the crisply tailored design of your second card too.
Dee Earnshaw says
striking cards – love how you used the vellum:)
Joanne M Hoffmann says
Lovely cards…beautiful color palettes and card designs!!
Rema DeLeeuw says
Teri S. says
Such beautiful cards Dana! The first for the embossing & lovely colouring you did & the second for the way you used the Gradient Stripes Stamp & die sets. The Gradient Stripes sets are the 3rd & 4th items on a wish list that is almost as long as my arm. lol Such a tremendous release!
Carmela Hubler says
These are lovely cards. The gold embossing really highlights your projects.
Laurie Black says
Lovely cards! The flower is beautifully colored.
Lori Spitzer says
Love your work! Your eye for color is terrific! I think both cards are pretty but I like the message of “stay strong” and the flower card more. I wish that the “alright” stamp were spelled “all right,” but I know you had nothing to do with that…… Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!
Julie Urban says
Great cards! I especially love the colors and design of your striped card
Mary Chamberlain says
Tried to buy that gradient stripes stamp and matching die today but boo hoo, it’s already sold out!!! Your beautiful card, however, makes me even more determined to get them. Love how you added that touch of gold embossing to the thin stripes. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
Roslyn Jin says
Very pretty cards.
Karen Baker says
The gold on your cards are so beautiful!
Mary Kay Ross says
Beautiful cards! I love the gold embossing!
Adding the gold embossing to the stripes is a great touch. Love both of your cards!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the extra embossing around the flower
in the first card. Beautiful idea.
Great cards. thanks for sharing
Michele W says
Great cards. The floral card is so pretty and I love that you showed us the stripes don’t have to be used in their original order. They can be used anyway we want. Thanks for sharing!
Love the floral card with gold embossing.
Dorothy A says
Wonderful cards! The pop out stamps are so incredibly versatile, and I just love those stripes!
Mayumi O says
Your cards are very pretty! great water coloring… I really like how you used gold embossing podwer on your cards.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations!
Cyndi Morris says
Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one — absolutely gorgeous.
Nora Noll says
What lovely cards!! I LOVE the striped one with the simple embossed sentiment in gold!! GREAT design on both of these!! Fabulous release!
Mary Reiner says
Both of your cards are so pretty! This release is lovely. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
I like the idea to pop out the flower. Nice look to the color stipes.
Lovely watercoloring. These are some great sets.
Viola Leary says
Watercoloring is a new thing for me, but I’m improving through practice. This is nice stamp for this medium. I also liked your striped card. Thanks, wish me luck!
Jackie S says
Love these inspirational sentiments. Lovely cards
Subhashini S says
Love the choice of colors
These are both stunning! Love the touch of gold on the one card!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! These cards are beautiful!
barbara lassiter says
Well you did it! You used all my favorites to create your cards and they are beautiful and I love them!
Ashley Cortez says
These cards are so pretty I really love the colors that you used on them
You have such lovely color sense. The first flowers have the same colors as the peaches I’ve been eating of late, and I love the combo on the striped card. What a great set of cards!
Really pretty cards … that sentiment set is fantastic
Chantal S says
Great cards, love the big flower in gold.
Cheryl H says
Love your cards, but I think I especially love the striped card!
Judy Rutherford says
Your cards are lovely! My favorite is the one you watercolored. Your coloring that way was beautiful. I want to water color but am a bit scared to even try. You make me want to try!
Dana Joy says
Judy just go with it. Remember to enjoy the process of learning something new. Start out with free Youtube tutorials to practice YOU GOT THIS!
Laura M says
Beautiful cards for an amazing release! Thanks for sharing!
Annette Gordon says
Beautiful colouring and the velum is such a nice touch!
D Idlet says
Hi Dana Joy! I love your card, the water coloring and embossing is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.
Gail Spresser says
Love that gold heat embossed floral card. Beautiful colors on both cards. Thank you for sharing.
Cherry Robinson says
Three beautiful cards Dana. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!
Jane M Crisci says
I love images that are gold embossed and water colored! Your card is no exception!
Bonnie King says
The gold embossing on your beautiful painted flower is perfect – I love it! And I also love the colors in your striped background. Using the vellum for the sentiment was a great idea and looks awesome. Gorgeous cards!
Mary-Anne V says
Beautiful cards…love your use of gold.
Sue D says
Both cards are beautiful!
Pauline Abeysekera says
Two lovely cards. I love the watercolour on the first, and the non-linear nature of your stripes is unique and really pleasing.
Betty Parsons says
Love how you blended the colors!
Jean Marmo says
Simply stunning! you rocked this release!