Pinkfresh Studio - Forest Friends

August 10, 2018

Happy Friday, blog friends! I meant to have this post up mid-morning, but my busy day just got away from me! So, it is going up in the evening instead. :) Before I get to my card, I just wanted to share some amazing sales that are going on this weekend!

First up, the Forest Friends stamps & die that I am using on my card today are 25% off at Pinkfresh Studio this weekend! They are flying off the shelves, so head on over & grab them if you want to add these cuties to your collection! Just use the code FOREST25OFF upon checkout.

Up next, Pretty Pink Posh is having a 20% off overstock sale, and I noticed that a couple of sets that I used on my VERY favorite PPP cards are part of it! You can see those cards HERE (the Angel Friends card), and HERE (Butterfly Friends). Just use the code OVERSTOCK20!

And finally, Concord & 9th is celebrating their 3rd birthday!! Some of my FAVE cards use C9 products! See my favorite rainbow colored birthday cards HERE, and HERE. There is no code necessary, but be sure to check the promo page - because the sale has specific products included! You can peruse all of Concord & 9th items HERE.

Alright. Enough shopping about we get to my card?! I am SUPER excited about how this turned out. We spent a large chunk of July in Montana, and most evenings were spent outdoors - whether on my grandparents porch, playing yard games at my cousin Jamie's, at the cabin, camping at Georgetown Lake or on the back deck at my parents. And almost every night the sky became this glorious cotton candy color - pinks & blues & was glorious. I tried to emulate that as much as possible with my crafting supplies...hopefully I did it some justice!

To start I created a top folding A2 card from heavyweight black cardstock, then set it aside. I cut a block of heavyweight white cardstock slightly smaller, then heat embossed the trees to it in white. {You can also use watercolor paper for this. I wanted the bright white, so I chose to use cardstock.} Next I created a watercolor civil twilight using my Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors in Bubblegum & Sky Blue. I used the watercolor smooshing technique to apply the paint, then just added drops of color here & there where I wanted it more pigmented.

I let the watercolor fully dry before spritzing it down with shimmer spray, then adding gold paint splatters to the front. I set the finished watercolor panel to the side to finish drying. Next I diecut the Forest Friends coverplate die from matching white cardstock, then trimmed the edges down. I stamped all the critters & leaves into the scene as shown using my MISTI & onyx black Versafine. Then I colored them in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in the following colors: pale pink (cheeks & ears), light gray (squirrel), oatmeal & dark brown (acorn), dark oatmeal (bear), brown (deer), and light blue (bird). I chose to not color the leaves, because I really didn't want any green on my card. Once the coloring was dry, I added some shimmer with my Nuvo glitter gloss pen, and white dot details here & there just to make it cuter. :)

To create the sentiment I diecut the word you four times: once from gold glitter paper and three times from white cardstock, then layered them together. I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in white to a strip of black cardstock, then cut banner edges to it. Then I mounted both layers to the front of the black cardbase with foam adhesive. I adhered the word You to the lower left corner with some mixed media glue, then popped the rest of the sentiment to it with foam dots. Finally, I accented with my signature jewels tucked here & there.

That is all I have for you tonight - I hope that you liked my cute little Forest Friends card! My hubby is away on a business trip for the weekend, so I plan on being crafty all weekend! So, I will likely be back!

Before you move along, 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! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently!
Have a wonderful rest of your evening!

For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}

Card Challenges:
-Happy Little Stampers August 2018 - anything goes with dies
-Creative Friday #211 - in the forest
-As You Like It challenge - fur or feathers? (Absolutely fur - birds are pretty, but things with fur are so CUTE!)
-2 Crafty Critter Crazies #17 - anything goes with critters
-Southern Girls challenge - stamping
-Stamp Ink Paper #162 - stamp layering
-Tuesday Throwdown #404 - anything goes


  1. Your card is beautiful! I love the trees in the background and the cute critters :)

  2. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love your forrest scene with the different animals peeking out! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Stamp Layering Challenge this week!

  3. This is so pretty and sweet!

  4. This is stunning! I love the watercoloring and all the little embellishments and details. Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  5. Wow, this is so pretty. I love the scene with the animals peeking out, so adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  6. Oh WOW! This is beautifully coloured and I love all the little peeking critters.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
    As You Like It Challenge.

  7. Hello, what a beautiful and cute card. Love all of it, the colours, the cute animals and the 3D effect.
    Great card. Thank you for joining in our Creative Friday Challenge.
    Bye Scarlett

  8. Stunning, love everything about the card the colours and the lovely little creatures.
    Thank you for joining us over at Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge this month. All the best with your entry and we look forward to more creations from you in the future.
    DT Seemaa


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