Thursday, May 14, 2020


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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Slimline cards in pastel colors - Pinkfresh Studio

Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing a couple of slimline cards in pretty pastel colors on Pinkfresh Studio blog.

I used some of the new items from our April release. Especially I created the background using the two new cling background stamps with removable elements which I just love!!! They are so easy to use and the results look so awesome!

Hope you find some time to stop by Pinkfresh Studio blog to take a closer look!

Have a nice and crafty day, friends!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Ton May 2020 Release

Hello and welcome to The Ton's May 2020 Release!

This month The Ton is releasing some new grouped layering floral and sentiment stamp sets with coordinating dies; Rose Patch, Large Florals: Rose, Bountiful Leaves, Easy Expressions: Thanks and Easy Expressions: Birthday. Also The Ton is launching new basic frame die sets which include all you need to start cardmaking in the basic shapes (rectangle, circle, square, oval). You already know the Leafy Bits coverplate die which cuts out a bunch of foliage bits in one pass. We have also an outline stamp set called Outline Leaves in a limited amount. (This image is included in the Bountiful Leaves set and available as a separate stamp set only for a limited time. )

Some coordinating dies for stamps from previous releases will be also available! So if you've been waiting for them, please check them out on The Ton blog!

*Delayed shipping on new frame dies - estimated ship date is May. 20th.

I have four cards to share with you today. I stamped and cut lots of flowers using Rose Patch, Large Florals: Rose and Bountiful Leaves grouped layering stamp sets and arranged them for the first three cards. I tried to vary the floral arrangement and the shape of my cards using the new frame dies.

I used almost all colors of the Couture colors :)! Below are the colors I used.

Yellow flowers : Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine
Orange flowers : Amber Citrine, Coraline Hybrid, Coral Cavern
Pink flowers : Ballet Slippers, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid
Purple flowers : Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush, Grand Fuchsia
(bright purple flowers) : Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush
Violet flowers : Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms, Grape Crush
Green Leaves : Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Deep Emerald
Teal Leaves : Lofty Mint, Bright Emerald, Hot Tourmaline
Gray Leaves : Crystal Pewter, Smoky Quartz, Light Onyx

The first card is featuring the Large Florals: Rose and Bountiful Leaves set.

I arranged a violet and a bright purple rose from Large Florals: Rose set with gray and teal leaves.
To create the background I used the new Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate die. I cut a white cardstock using the die and ink blended every other piece of the cut rectangle frames in  Bright Emerald to match with the teal leaves.  I adhered the pieces on a white cardbase and added the flowers on it. I adhered the leaves flat and added the roses using foam tape.

The sentiment is also from the Large Florals: Rose set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and cut it using a banner die from Quick Labels and Tags. die. I ink blended Orchid Crush on a piece of white cardstock and cut it using the same banner die. I made the black banner a bit smaller and layered it with the soft purple banenr.

I added a few Smoked Emerald Sparkling Clear Sequins to finish off the card. 

The second card is a square card and showing Rose Patch stamp set.

I chose yellow and orange roses of the Rose Patch stamp set and added green leaves to my floral arrangement.  After I arranged the flowers and leaves on a A2 sized piece of printer paper I secured the arrangement using Press'n Seal and set it aside.

I did watercolor wash on a piece of watercolor paper in yellow and orange. After the panel was dry I cut it using Double Pierced Square Nested die. I mounted it flat on a white cardbase.  I foam mounted a circle frame on it which was cut using two Double Pierced Circle Nested dies from some yellow cardstock. I then added the floral arrangement to the card.

The sentiment was from Easy Expressions set. I gold heat embossed the large calligraphic part in gold and stamped the thin part of the sentiment in Noir. I cut it using the coordinating die and added it to the card using foam tape. I finish off this card with some Lemon Chiffon and Glass Slippers sequins.

Next card is a slimline card. I combined Rose Patch and Large Florals: Rose and made a splendid arrangement filling in the slimline size. I also used Leafy Bits die.

To make this card I first arranged the violet roses and teal leaves. I added some white die cut leaves cut using the Leafy Bits die here and there. I then stuck them under the Press'n Seal and set it aside to make the background.

I cut a piece of watercolor paper in 3 5/8 x 8 5/8 " and created the background for my roses using ink smooshing technique in light blue, pink and violet.
After the panel was dry I foam mounted it on a white slimline cardbase. I then adhered the rose arrangement on it. I adhered the leaves flat on the background and added the roses using foam tape.

The sentiment is from the new Easy Expressions : Thanks set. I stamped the calligraphic part of the whole stamp in three colors; Soft Garnet, Grape Crush and Cobalt Breeze, so that two sentiments from the set have ombre color.  I stamped the thin part in Noir. I fussy cut the sentiment I need from the panel. There is a coordinating die which cuts the whole sentiment strips in one single pass! I added the sentiment with pink-violet ombre word to the card and scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

As I had all the pretty Couture Color inks on my desk to stamp the roses in different hues, I decided to add a rainbow card to my collection.

I cut a Neenah solar white cardstock using the Double Pierced Circle Coverplate die. It cuts 7 circle frames around a small circle. So I thought it is perfect for a rainbow :).  I ink blended the circle pieces in rainbow colors using Lipstick RedCoraline HybridLemon DropSoft Garden, Cobalt Breeze, True Navy and Iris Blooms and foam mounted the rainbow on a white cardbase.

The sentiment was cut using Many Sentiments die set which will be available in a few weeks! I cut the words "hugs" four times from some heavyweight white cardstock, once from glossy fine transparent glitter paper and stacked them together. I cut the shadow layer of the word die from some vellum. The sentiment was glued on the rainbow. Three rhinestones were added to finish off the card.

That's it from me for today! I hope you enjoyed looking my cards and could get some inspiration!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Below are the links to The Ton's blog and my team mates blogs! Please hop over to see all the goodies in detail!

Have a crafty day!

Seize the Birthday #190 - Monochromatic

Hello everyone! 

It's Seize the Birthday Thursday again! This time around I chose the Toppings option and it is "Monochromatic"! It is challenging to make monochromatic cards but I love to do that every once in a while :).

For my blue card I used the Confetti Alphas and Mega Confetti Numbers stamp sets by The Ton. 

I started off by stamping the "HAPPY" using Confetti Alphas five times on a white A2 sized panel in an ombre fashion. I stamped the letters in Arctic Sky, Cali Blue, Azurite, Deep Sapphire and True Navy.

The Mega Confetti Numbers were white heat embossed on a navy cardstock and fussy cut. I mounted the background panel on a navy cardbase and foam mounted the numbers on the center of it. The "BIRTHDAY" is also from Mega Confetti Numbers set. I stamped it in Cali Blue on a strip of white cardstock and cut it in a banner. I matted it with some navy cardstock and adhered it onto the card. 

Hope you like my monochromatic card!  As always you may enter any birthday themed project into our gallery, if you don't want to take the Topping. 
Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates and our new surprise party guest for May and June, Dotty Jo from Just a Dotty Pudding!!

Thank you so much for looking! 
Stay safe and have a crafty day! 


Monday, May 4, 2020

The Flower Challenge #44 - Monochrome

Hello everyone! 
How are you doing? We still stay at home. The homeschooling is keeping me busy and distracts me from these weird times. Hope you're staying safe and healthy!

It's time for a new challenge at The Flower Challenge! "Monochrome" is our theme for the month of May. It is an interesting theme. If you haven't done it yet, I hope you'll give this a try! Make some projects featuring monochromatic flowers as the main image. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun! 

I chose burgundy-antique rose color for my monochromatic card. For me the antique rose looks like a bright and toned down version of burgundy. I mixed a bit of purple to give my card some variation of the tone. The beautiful floral cluster image is a digital stamp by Alex Syberia, called Abstract Flowers. I placed two Abstract Flowers in different sizes on the diagonal corners in Keynote (an App for presentation) and printed it on a Neenah solar white paper.

I colored the flowers using Copic markers. I used RV10, R83, R85, R56, R59 and E49 and added RV 63, RV66 and RV69 to the purple flower. The leaves were colored in warm gray colors with a touch of RV10, R81, R83 and R56. I added the shadow using warm gray Copics.

After the coloring was done. I ink blended Tattered Rose DI on the border of the panel and cut it using a Double Stitched Rectangle die. I splattered clear water and dabbed it off with a paper towel and added white ink splatters as well.

The sentiment is from Lovely Lily stamp set by The Ton. I heat embossed it in Rose gold to match with the monochromatic look of my card. I mounted the finished panel on a white cardbase and the card was finished!

I hope you enjoyed looking my DT card. 
Please hop over to The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my talented team mates and our Guest designer Nonni from Nonni's Handmade Cards!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!


Friday, May 1, 2020

Grouped Layering Stamps - The Ton

Hello everyone!

Today I 'm on The Ton's blog sharing a couple of floral cards made using some of our grouped layering stamp sets. I used Peony Memories Cardmaking, Rose of Sharon, Floral Bits 1 & 2 and Spring Layered Alphas stamp sets and coordinating dies.

The grouped layering sets are easy to stamp with the help of aligning squares and bars, and the coordinating dies cut the whole panel with several floral images in a single pass through your cutting machine!!!

Hope you have some time to hop over to The Ton's blog and get more details on my cards!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio April 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to Pinkfresh Studio April 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop!

You've arrived here from Patricia Roebuck's blog, if you're following the blog hop order. In case you're lost on the way or want to start over, please hop over to Pinkfresh Studio blog!

Pinkfresh Studio has released 11 stamps sets including two background cling stamps with removable elements, 7 Stand alone Cuts and coordinating dies.The new designs are all so gorgeous and unique! Check out all the new items on Pinkfresh Studio blog! 

I’ve made four cards to showcase the brand new items. Let’s get started.

My first card is featuring Ornate Floral Stand alone die. It is a coverplate die with large floral elements. 

I cut the Ornate Floral once from a watercolor paper panel and two more times from heavyweight white cardstock. I left the die cut pieces cut from the watercolor paper still stuck together and colored it using Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors. For the flower I used Bubble Gum and the leaves were colored in Licorice and Sapphire.

As a darker background I chose a dark gray cardbase and splattered white opaque ink on it. After the ink was dry I glued the watercolor die cut piece without the flower petals and the background portion on it. I added two more layers of the outline that was cut from the white cardstock to it. I curled up the petals and glued only the base of them into the places. 

I splattered white opaque ink all over the whole panel and sprayed shimmer spray on it for some sparkle. 

The sentiment was stamped using Layered Script Words, another awesome new design in a calligraphic style, which you can stamp in three colors. I used Bubble Gum, Rocky Slope and Licorice. I cut it using the detailed coordinating die. I cut the detail cut three more times from some white cardstock and cut one shadow shape to layer them up for some dimension. To finish off I added a few light pink and pink Jewels to the center of the flowers. 

The second card is a slimline card which is showing some of the new items. The main floral cluster is from Modern Layered Floral stamp set, the background was created with the Chevron background stamp and the sentiment is from Simply Sentiments - You stamp set. I also added a bow made using the Artistic Bows die set. 

First I created the background. I chose light pastel hue of four cheerful Spring colors, Meadow, Ocean Breeze, Coral Reef and Lemon Whip. The Chevron background stamp has removable elements so that you can stamp the single patterns separately. I stamped the chevron pattern on the top and bottom end of a slimline-sized white cardstock panel and cut it using Slim diagonal stitched rectangles die set. I foam mounted the background panel on a white slimline cardbase.

Modern Layered Floral image was stamped in Coral Reef, Raspberry Bliss, Sweet Mustard, Emerald City and Key Lime and cut using the coordinating die. I glued the lower part of the floral cluster on the background and adhered the upper part using some foam tapes. I cut a bow using Artistic Bow die from some yellow cardstock and added it to the bouquet. 

For the sentiment I used the same colors I used for the background. “you” from Simply Sentiments - You set was stamped in Ocean Breeze and Meadow in an ombre fashion. The small sentiments were white heat embossed on strips of white cardstock. I ink blended them in Lemon Whip and Coral Reef respectively. I added some light blue and yellow Crystals and the card was finished. 

Next up is the card made using Take Pride stamp set. 

I gold heat embossed the Take Pride image on a watercolor paper, colored it using Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors and cut it with the coordinating die. I used the center circle to add the sentiment which I gold heat embossed. The small sentiment from the same set was stamped in Metropolis.

For the background I used a patterned paper from My Favorite Story 6x6 paper pack. I cut it using  Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die and foam mounted it on a gray cardbase. 

I added the flower wreath using foam adhesive. The center piece with the sentiment was adhered flat onto the place. To embellish my card I scattered quite a few pink and purple Jewels.

The last card for today is featuring Believe in Yourself stamp set. It includes outline images and solid elements with which you can fill in the outline image. I used only the outline and colored the floral clusters.

I stamped the Believe in Yourself image two times on a watercolour paper panel in Peach Fuzz to do no line watercoloring. I used Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors. I keep the flowers in yellow, orange and red color scheme. After the coloring was done, I cut the images with the coordinating die and set them aside.

To create the background I white heat embossed the Diamond Tiles cling background stamp on a white cardstock panel and ink blended the perimeter in Lemon Whip, Sunshine and Clementine. I cut the background panel using Stitched Rectangles die, foam mounted it on a cream cardbase and added the colored floral clusters to the diagonal corners using some foam tapes. 

The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Gathered Twigs. I cut the “Believe” using the shadow layer of the coordinating die set. The small sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock. I ink blended it in Gathered twigs. After adding the sentiments to the card I scattered some yellow and orange Crystals to finish off the card.

That's it from my side for today! I hope I was able to show you the unique beauty of the new items and inspire you with my cards! 

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full APRIL 2020 Stamp and Die release on the Pinkfresh blog, on their IG feed and YouTube Channel!

Also each of the designers participating in this blog hop will be giving away a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio store. The winners will be picked from the comments.

*All the winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page on Friday, MAY. 8th.

*Please check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks !

Free US shipping or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from April. 30th to May. 7th.

Your next stop on the Hop is the amazing Wanda Guess' blog!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and hopping along!


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