Pinkfresh Studio March Inspiration Challenge

March 11, 2018

Happy Sunday, blog friends! I hope that you've had an amazing weekend!  I've got a couple cards to share with you today using some new Pinkfresh Studio stamps! We've started a new monthly challenge this month, and it is a beautiful Spring color palette. It works perfectly with many of the new scrapbooking collections we've recently released, plus many of our newest stamps & dies!

The challenge is open to all paper crafters, including scrapbookers & cardmakers. The only rules are to use the color inspiration & at least one Pinkfresh Studio product - old & new! If you don't have any Pinkfresh Studio products, I suggest picking up some of our newest stamps & dies, or take a look at the deeply discounted Sale items!

What's a challenge without a prize? Two randomly picked projects will receive a $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio! You have until March 31st to enter our March challenge - I can't wait to see what you create!

Alright - now on to my cards! I used the new Always Flowers stamp set, which is SO gorgeous! It has beautifully illustrated florals & lovely sentiments to go along with them. I just adore this stamp set!

 To start, I cut & folded two A2 cards from dark & light pink cardstock. I cut white heavyweight cardstock slightly smaller, then stamped the floral images to the fronts using onyx black Versafine ink. I used my MISTI to stamp the florals, just in case I didn't get a crisp impression the first time!

 Then I proceeded to watercolor the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and a #2 sized watercolor brush. I purposely chose to not use watercolor paper, as I wasn't using a ton of water on the stamped images and I wanted the water to soak in quickly. I also added a few brush strokes of gold shimmer watercolor to the middle of the corner stamped block.

Once I was done with the watercolor & the painting was dry, I added shimmer to each stamped heart icon with my clear Wink of Stella pen, then proceeded to flick black paint splatters to each stamped block.

 I set aside the stamped blocks to finish drying, and proceeded to work on the sentiments for each card. For the first card, I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment to black cardstock, then cut banner edges to each end.

For the second card, I diecut two Die-namics Stitched Tag-Corner Square STAX from black & white heavyweight cardstock. I stamped the sentiment to the white STAX, and then adhered it to the black layer with foam adhesive.

Then it was time to assemble the cards! I adhered the stamped & watercolored blocks to each card front using foam adhesive.

Then I adhered the sentiment layers over top of gold thread knots with foam adhesive.

To finish, I accented both cards with my signature jewels tucked here & there!

Well, those are the cards I have to share with you today! I hope that you like them, and will consider joining in on the fun at Pinkfresh Studio this month! We can't wait to see what you create!

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Card Challenges:
-Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Girl Power
-The Paper Players Challenge #384 - Shades of Pink
-Happy Little Stampers March Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies
-Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #282 - Make Your Mark


  1. Beautiful duo - and I love those sentiments.

  2. I can see why you adore these stamps - they are lovely. Your treatment of them shows their magnificent potential. Your water-colouring, backgrounds, splashes of bling and strong white-on-black sentiments combine to make two fabulous cards. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  3. Lea your cards are gorgeous, and I agree, flowers are always a good idea! I love the delicate florals, and your beautiful watercoloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  4. Oooh your cards are so very pretty and fresh. Simply gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Jo x

  5. such a beautiful floral delight. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  6. Wow!1 Gorgeous cards..Love the beautiful.Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  7. Gorgeous cards, Thank you for joining us for this months challenge at Happy Little Stampers.All the best.


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