Pinkfresh Studio 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

April 2, 2018



Happy Monday, blog friends!! I hope that your Easter weekend was fabulous! Today I am celebrating ANOTHER industry 4th birthday...I told you last week that this seems to be the year of the 4th Birthday Bash!
Today Pinkfresh Studio is celebrating it's 4th birthday, and we are having a HUGE party! I'm officially proclaiming it Champagne Monday, so break out the bubbly & put on your party hats, because we have SO much in store for you today!

We have a HUGE blog hop lineup, with prizes at EVERY. SINGLE. STOP. There's a mix of gift cards to the Pinkfresh Studio store & prize packages of our scrapbooking collections. Did I mention the chance to WIN at EVERY SINGLE STOP?!! :) {The blog hop list will be at the bottom of my post.}

We will have 2 giveaways on Instagram - one on our feed, and the other via IG Stories. So, be sure to follow us if you aren't already!

And lastly, we will also have a Facebook giveaway of a prize package from the gorgeous Be You collection! So, make sure you like us on Facebook as well!

Alright...how about we get to my card for today's blog hop? I went with very soft watercolor with bold punches of black....which happens to be one of my favorite things lately! Oh, and by the way...the stamps I used MIGHT just be our Instagram feed giveaway today....just sayin'. ;)

To start, I created an A2 card from heavyweight black cardstock, then set aside. Next I cut two blocks of heavyweight white cardstock slightly smaller, and set one aside. Then I stamped the flowers from the Fleur 1 stamp set to one of the white blocks in onyx black Versafine ink. I hit it with my heat gun for a few seconds just to make sure the ink set up.

 Next I watercolored the flowers with my Zig clean color real markers and a size 2 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. Once dry, I added some shimmer to the flowers with my Wink of Stella pen and then cut out the flowers with the coordinating Fleur 1 diecuts.

 Next I mounted the diecut flowers to the white cardstock block I had set aside, and flicked it with black paint splatters. I use a set of watercolor cakes to do this, and it has always worked really well for me! There are a lot of ways to add paint splatters to your cards, so chose your favorite. And If paint splatters aren't your thing, just leave them off and the card will still be super beautiful!

Once the paint splatters were dry, I mounted the entire block to the card base using foam in order to give it some nice dimension.

Next I stamped the two sentiments from the Word Series Happy & Pause for Applause stamp sets to white cardstock strips. I cut the banner edges as shown, then mounted them to the card front with foam dots. The Pause for Applause stamp set is technically a planner stamp set, but it has so many GREAT birthday options in it. You will love it for your cardmaking as well!

The final step to creating this card was accenting it with my signature jewels tucked here & there! I love adding sentiment strips for this very reason - I can really tuck them where I want them.

I always try to include a couple shots that show how beautiful the Wink of Stella shimmer is! You have to photograph directly into a light source for this, which is technically a photography no-no, but I do it only so you can see the shimmer! :)

Well, that is my card for you today! I hope that you enjoyed it, and realized how fun and easy it is to mix & match Pinkfresh Studio stamps in order to create a perfect sentiment. Our products really are so versatile!

How about we get to the blog hop? Are you ready for some hopping? Here is the blog hop list you need!


As I mentioned above, we all have either a $40 giftcard or $40 in scrapbooking products as giveaways on our blog posts! AND...there is a $100 giftcard giveaway on the Pinkfresh Blog, so don't forget to leave a comment there as well!
I have a $40 gift certificate to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Monday, April 9th at 6am PST. We will announce all the winners on the Pinkfresh Studio blog that afternoon!

My goodness...I can't wait to sit down with a cup of coffee & check out all of the amazing creations to be seen along the hop!

Before you head on to your next stop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :)

Have a great start to your week, and use our birthday for a reason to throw a little party today! :)


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127 comments

  1. Lea, this is wonderful! Love your coloring!

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  2. Love the pastels on the black card base! Great job on the watercolor.

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  3. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Yes, your flowers made me happy…

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  5. Always love Pinkfresh! Gorgeous card, Jo x

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  6. I really like your card. It makes me very happy. Thank you

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  7. Just beautiful! I love all the layers!

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  8. I love your style! I followed on IG. This card is so pretty. And clearly I need to take a look at some N& T sets... the sentiments I'm seeing are just amazing and perfect.

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  9. Pretty card. Love that you used the Zigs and in the pastel colors. Very pretty.

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  10. Your design is fresh, light, and lovely . Perfect for this time of year.

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  11. The subtle touches of color are so "springy"! Just lovely design!

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  12. I love your card! Simple but fabulous at the same time. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

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  13. I love the simple yet very beautiful water-colouring.

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  14. Lovely pastel colors and those black splatters-great combo! I enjoy every card you create.

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  15. Your card is a touch of spring which is desperately needed in my neck of the woods.

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  16. Such a nice card, I love its colors. So pretty! 🎈

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  17. Love how you colored this stamp set and the paint splatters add the perfect amount of interest

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  18. Your card is beautiful ! I love the soft colors.

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  19. I love this card. I have recently started creating my cards using watercolor and micron fine tip pens to achieve the illustrated look and this card fits my style completely! Thanks so much for sharing and for a chance to win in this hop.

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  20. Such a beautiful card. Love the sentiment you used..Thanks for sharing...

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  21. Stunning card. I love the soft pastel colors.

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  22. So soft and pretty. Beautiful work!

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  23. Oh, isn't that sentiment wonderful? Your card is do soft and feminine.

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  24. Beautifully watercolored card, love this!

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  25. Beautiful floral card! I like the soft touches of colors and the irresescent accents.

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  26. Lovely card and loved your coloring. Thank you for sharing tips on color splatters and photography.

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  27. This card is gorgeous! I love this stamp set! It’s so soft and springy!

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  28. So very pretty. I love the colors.

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  29. This is SO UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL !!! Thank you for the inspiration

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  30. Wow, this is sooo pretty! Love the soft palette, the feminine
    look and the whole design. Gorgeous.

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  31. Wow this is soooooo beautiful, love the softly color floral image!!

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  32. Very pretty--love the soft colors.

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  33. Your card is so beautiful! I love those flowers :)

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  34. Gorgeous card with the water
    colored flowers! Love the gems
    also.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Beautiful card. I love the style, the soft coloring, and the sentiment is wonderful.

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  36. Oh, I love the soft coloring and that awesome sentiment!

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  37. What beautiful soft colors. I love this stamp set

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  38. Wow, very soft pretty card . Love your designs.

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  39. Love this soft spring card. Just beautiful. Thank you

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  40. Beautiful and spring like colors, awesome Zig watercoloring.

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  41. Your delicate card is absolutely my preferred!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and happy birthday PFS!

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  42. Gorgeous card! So light, airy and delicate. Love it!

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  43. So beautiful! I love the soft colours

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  44. Beautiful card and excellent description of the process you used in creating this card! Well done!

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  45. I'm in love with this type of cards. Clean and simple but with a lot of work behind .
    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Nunzia

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  46. Such a pretty card with soft colors!!!

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  47. Love those soft colors with the bold black!

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  48. What a beautiful card - the colors are gorgeous!

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  49. Beautiful, love the soft colors!

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  50. Such a sweet and delicate card, the colors are beautiful

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  51. So pretty - love the soft colors.

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  52. So pretty. Love the flowers and soft colors.

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  53. Amazing card! I love the colors, splatters, bling - perfect balance!

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  54. I.love.your.card! I'm going to have to give this design a try! Super pretty and soft and I love the splatters!

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  55. OMG, Lea, your card is stunning! I adore how you watercolored the flowers is those beautiful pastel colors! And, those black splatters and trim around the edges really makes those flowers stand out!! I have one question....what are watercolor cakes? You said you used them to make your splatters and I'd love to know what that is. Thanks!!

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  56. So soft & delicate.......simply stunning card!

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  57. Absolutely beautiful!! Love the background and those flowers are amazing!

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  58. Lea, your card is stunning! I love the soft colors with the striking black. Beautiful!

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  59. very delicate and beautiful

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  60. I love the bold black lines and spatters with the soft watercolors. This is one of my favorite cards on the hop.

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  61. Love the soft colors. So springy.

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  62. Your card is just beautiful. I just love it!

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  63. The soft watercolor of your card is so relaxing and calming, just like a peaceful spring morning. TFS.

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  64. Love the style of these pretty flowers! Beautiful card!

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  65. Oh my gosh, this card is so lovely. And yes, I did just start following you on Instagram!

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  66. The colors are so soft, it just adds to the delicate feel of the card! Love this stamp set!

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  67. Woww impresionante su diseño la verdad es que su simpleza es de una elegancia increible , muchas gracias por su inspiración !!

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  68. Amazing.I love these pale colours

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  69. You used one of my absolute favorite stamps. And I love what you did with it!!

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  70. This is a very pretty card and those jewels are absolutely beautiful!

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  71. Beautiful card ! I loved the line images and pretty colors .

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  72. Great job, Lea! Love your soft colors on this card.

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  73. Oh what a beautiful card!!! I absolutely heart this! xo

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  74. Wow, I love this card so much. The softness of the colors with the black, it's stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Beautiful card! I have those zig markers but I haven't mastered them yet!

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  76. Beautiful! Love the soft colors with that stark black splatter. Love your card ♥

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  77. just love your birthday card - I would be totally thrilled to receive that card- thanks for sharing

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  78. Absolutely in love with the pastel color pallet! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  79. The use of black and white here is really nice with the subtle pastel colours. My favorite has to be the jewel stickers. I am a sticker girls at heart.

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  80. Such a beautiful and very pretty card! Love that shimmer too :)

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  81. wow love how elegant this card it - thanks for sharing:)

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  82. Sooo pretty. Thank you for sharing your creativity 💕

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  83. Wow! You got this just right, just beautiful!

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  84. Beautiful card, with just the right amount of glitz and glam.

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  85. Love the soft watercolor on your sweet card!

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  86. Love the card, colors and most of all the sentiment.

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  87. What a lovely card with lovely colors!

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  88. Love the soft water colours u used!! Such a stunningly beautiful card !!❤️💕

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  89. Your card is so soft and delicate, I absolutely adore it!

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  90. Love your card! The combination of the soft pastels with the black is stunning! The wildflower stamps plus the sentiment are beautiful. I really like what you've done here.

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  91. It's so soft and pretty! I especially love how the flowers are raised up!

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  92. Your card is stunning...I love it!

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  93. Those flowers are so pretty and I love the softness in the coloring!

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  94. That Fleur stamp is perfection! Your jewels add such a perfect touch. Great card!

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  95. SQUEAL!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card Design!! I LOVE it!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  96. Oh, this is so sweet! I love the pastels. I never trust myself with pastels, because I don't think they're sufficient, but then I see cards like this and realize I'm being ridiculous. This is so gorgeous and soft-feeling, and the gems are the perfect accompaniment because they catch all those light colors in the image. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  97. Gorgeous!! I love the light coloring!!

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  98. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your card so much that I took several screenshots to remind myself that I have to attempt to create a card just as beautiful as yours! I love the plaster colors for the Fleur 1 stamp and the shimmer from wink of Stella, it’s so awesome!

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  99. Love your beautiful coloring on this card, so soft. And the splatters really add to the effect! Beautiful!

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  100. This is stunning Lea. The bold black outlines of the image with the pastel colours is really beautiful, I love that look. The gems are absolutely gorgeous as well. A fantastic card!

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  101. Beautiful card, love the soft colors

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  102. What a beautiful card. The stamp set is adorable and the colours you used are gorgeous. Backing it in black really makes it pop. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  103. Sooo beautiful!!! I love florals, you have done such a wonderful job with this stamp set! Really like the soft watercolors and gems! I love my Wink of Stella pens so much, perfect touch! TFS <3

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  104. Love this soft colour palette on your card.

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  105. This light hint of color on these lovely flowers is so elegant!!
    Congrats to Pinkfresh on their 4th anniversary!

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  106. need to get the clean zig markers - love the colors you used.

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  107. It's a simple fantastic card ! Wow ! Thanks for sharing !

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  108. Love this! The soft colors and the tiny details!

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  109. This is my favorite card so far from the hop! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

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  110. That’s such a gorgeous card design !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  111. Just beautiful!! I love the contrast of the soft watercolor with the black!

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