Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Series - Day 3 + GIVEAWAY


Happy Wednesday, friends! Welcome to day 3 of my Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Card Series on my blog this week. I am severely under the weather right now, but thankfully I already had all these cards created & photographed...so it's not too much to sit & write up a blog post. I am super thankful for that! I have a wedding show this weekend, so if you are the praying type....I would love if you could send some up for me that I will be feeling & sounding better by then.

As I mentioned in the previous days, I have one HUGE giveaway for the entire week. So, I will be giving you that info each day!


GIVEAWAY
This is over $300 in Pinkfresh Studio goodies - some that have been gently used, but all of it in perfect condition. I am currently in the middle of overhauling my crafting area to make it more efficient. By choice we live in a small home, thus my crafting area isn't huge either. This change in my area is actually going to give me less storage, but more efficiency - which is NEEDED. With that being said, all of the items above have retired from Pinkfresh Studio. And while they are still amazing products, my schedule does not allow for creating with items that are retired. So my busyness is your gain...lol!

How to win? All you have to do is leave a comment on my posts! Make sure you stop by each day this week after noon CST (that is when the posts will go live), and you will have more chances to win! Here are the links for previous days:


You can gain one extra entry by following me on Instagram, and/or subscribing to my YouTube channel. Leave one comment if you do either, or both. Please - only ONE extra comment. I will post the winner on my GIVEAWAY PAGE on Sunday, November 11th by 2pm CST.

This giveaway is open to all, BUT...if you are international I will ask that you pay for the additional shipping charges required. I will be sending this entire shipment in a flat rate Priority Mail box, and I am willing to pay what the shipping charge is in the US. By commenting as an Int'l friend, you are telling me that you are willing to pay for the extra shipping via PayPal. Thank you for understanding - Int'l shipping is very expensive, but I still wanted to keep this giveaway open to all. This is the only way I can make that happen. 

You might be asking - why not spread the wealth each day? Well, friends...shipping is expensive, even within the US. Plus my schedule is super busy, and it is just easier for me to pick one winner for it all. Feel free to share the love if you are the winner!

So how about we get to my card for today? I am using the Geo Floral Background die that I featured yesterday, combined with the Magical Christmas stamp set & coordinating dies. To start I created a stencil from the Geo Floral background. I have some plastic sheets that I purchased off Amazon for creating your own stencils, but you can really use anything, including cardstock. (You just might have to be a little more cautious when blending if you chose to use cardstock.) I taped a panel of white cardstock & the stencil to a craft mat, and blended in the background using Ranger Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick & Tattered Rose, along with Delicata Golden Glitz ink.

I let that sit a moment, then moved the stencil slightly. I added some Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to the front with a palette knife. It sets up really quickly, so within minutes I was able to pull the stencil off. Then I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment to the lower left corner with pearl gold sparkle embossing powder. I added some gold paint splatters, & let them dry. With the background finished, I mounted it to an A2 card made from cashmere cardstock using foam adhesive.

I diecut the unicorn, then taped it back into the negative space with some washi on the back. I put it into my MISTI, then stamped the unicorn, presents & greenery. The reason why I diecut the unicorn first is that it has multiple layers for stamping, and this makes it easier to make sure it all lines up correctly. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the presents, then fussy cut the greenery. 

I used the oxide inks & Zig Starry Colors paint to color in the horses mane & hooves. I just used a small brush & a little bit of water for the oxide inks. There wasn't a whole lot of precision to it, nor shading. I just wanted her to match the background! With everything colored & diecut, I adhered the unicorn & presents to the front with foam dots. Then I added the greenery in, and accented with some small pearls I've had in my stash for awhile now.

That is what I have for you today! You can shop for all of the Pinkfresh Studio Holidays Stamps & Dies here! I read a comment somewhere that our Christmas Unicorn should take over the duties of Rudolph this year....it made me laugh, and I have to say....I totally agree! Be sure to check back tomorrow at noon CST for day 4 of my Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards series! Have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful card! Love all that texture and sparkle of the background! Pretty unicorn!

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  2. Such an adorable card! That background is gorgeous!

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  3. What a beautiful card! I love the color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. She is quite magical and a beauty. I sure hope they let her lead the way at Christmas. That's a fabulous idea. lol

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  5. Love this horse and I love that you can also make it into a unicorn! How awesome. Beautiful card, love the shine and gold!

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  6. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. Pink Fresh is on my top ten list with a bullet. they have come out with some fabulous products.

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  7. I hope you feel better fast!! This card is really pretty, love the colors that you used.

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  8. Lovely and magical card, Lea! The pink and gold color palette is so pretty and that background is gorgeous! I hope you're feeling much better by this weekend.

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  9. Cute unicorn card and I like how you created your own stencil from the die!

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  10. I like the background for your cute and magical unicorn. Hope you feel better soon.

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  11. Wow! This is fantastic!! I love all the gold, the shine and glitter, and the magical background for the beautiful unicorn! :)

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  12. Gorgeous colors and
    love the background.
    The Unicorn is just
    beautiful.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. I feel in love with the worn lipstick and tattered rose distress oxide blend after seeing you use it in some gorgeous backgrounds earlier this yr. I love the elegant feel it provides to this nontraditional card. Stunning!

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  14. I follow you on both Instagram and an a subscriber on youtube as well!

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  15. Best of luck with your wedding show at the weekend. Your palette is so pretty on this card. The offset glimmer paste adds lovely texture to your background. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  16. I'm an Instagram follower and YouTube subscriber.

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  17. Oh Lea, what a magical card, a little girl would love this. Such a sweet image.

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  18. I follow you on IG & YT. I am Canadian but would be more than happy to pay shipping via Pay Pal. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Hope you feel better by this weekend! Since I have horses, this is my favorite of all of the Pinkfresh stamp sets that I've seen so far this year. I think it just went on my must have list after seeing your card.

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  20. Definitely sending prayers that you'll be feeling 110% by the time the weekend arrives and that the wedding photography will be most joyful for you, as well as the newlyweds.
    I'm the proud owner of one Pinkfresh unicorn that I adore and this second one is right up there as well! You've showcased it beautifully...pink, shimmery, glimmery, magical! All the more wonderful because I believe in unicorns (don't we all *grin*)
    ~carol

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  21. Simply darling. She is certainly the star

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  22. This is amazing!! I love the beautiful colors, texture and the sweet details!!

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  23. Love all these non-traditional Christmas cards. Another great use of the background die♥️

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  24. Such a beautiful card! Lovely colors, sparkle and texture.

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  25. What a beautiful card. Love the colors, dimension, and that wonderful background.

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  26. The soft colours and texture make for such a delicious background for this wonderful, dreamy unicorn, Lea ... the detailing is fabulous! Magical indeed! Anita :)

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  27. This is so adorable. The glitter paste is near the top of my wish list. I just love the effect they create. Hope you are feeling better for the wedding!

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  28. Beautiful, lovely sparkle-yness...... love every perfect detail. And, WOW, that die cut/inked background is just gorgeous!
    Hope that you're feeling better soon!

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  29. I love love the background!!! And the unicorn!!! Gorgeous card!!

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  30. Truly magical! Love the pink and gold.

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  31. Super sweet card! Love the colors!

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  32. Your card is lovely--the background is magical!

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  33. What a beauty, Lea! I just recently got the Geo floral by for and am in love with it! Definitely going to have to try out your technique.

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  34. Super lovely card, once again, and your colors combo is so pretty, as usually !!

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  35. Love the idea of a Christmas unicorn! My little girl would be so excited

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  36. This is such a sweet and whimsical unicorn!

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  37. This is such a lovely card! The unicorn is so fun. :)

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  38. Magical card and magical colours <3 love this very much

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  39. Such an adorable card. Love the background and colors.

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  40. I love this color combination!

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  41. Oh wow, I just love this! Oh and BTW, congrats on being featured on the Lawn Fawnatics blog! As soon as I saw the post I recognised your pretty cards!

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  42. Love this stamp set and the pretty card you created!! Creating a partial background and then stamping words in the corner is a wonderful idea.

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  43. What a cool background! Love it... the chunky embossing powder looks great! Sweet image. :)

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  44. Move over Rudolph, the unicorn is here! Your unicorn card is so pretty. I love the soft colors with the gold.

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  45. I can't say that I totally understand the unicorns equating to Christmas trend (because I'm 1000 years old) but that doesn't stop me from loving this card. I appreciate how you kept the color palette really limited which let you add just texture upon texture without making the card feel chaotic. It feels magical! I love it.

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  46. Love how you did the background on this card. And again these soft colours with the sparkle.. stunning!!

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  47. You are queen of the fun backgrounds and I LOVE this one. Love that you used the die to make a stencil and the colors you chose to use are just lovely. Such a lovely card!!

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  48. I have subscribed it IG and to YouTube.

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  49. This card is truly magical! The colors are beautiful and I fully agree this Unicorn can definitely take over Rudolph duties this year, I love that lol. Saying a prayer for you to feel better for your wedding duties this weekend, it sucks to be sick when you have so much to do. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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