Pinkfresh Studio Ink Pad Release Blog Hop

October 14, 2019


Happy Monday, crafty friends! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about today, as we release our own line of premium dye inks at Pinkfresh Studio today!

After almost a year of testing & perfecting, We are releasing 48 colors in 12 color families that coordinate perfectly with our liquid watercolor. Each color family has 4 ink colors that range from dark to light. These inks are premium quality, they stamp beautifully and the color families layer together seamlessly.

I've got SO much to share with you in this post! We have an amazing blog hop line-up full of so much talent, it makes me smile! We've got TONS of GIVEAWAYS and INSPIRATION! But first, how about we take a look at all of these new inks?

There are two options for adding these inks into your craft collection. You can purchase the individual colors in full size ink pads. Or you can purchase the color family set of 4 in ink cubes.

I've created a video for the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube channel today, where you can see all 48 colors in action and learn about some ways to swatch all of these amazing colors. You can watch it below, or HERE in HD. (I know my YouTube channel has been super quiet. I hope to be able to start creating more videos for my personal channel soon, but life has been busy and some things just have to be put on the backburner.)


We are so excited to be carrying these amazing swatching stamps & dies by Waffle Flower Crafts in our shop! I can't recommend them enough, especially if you love to swatch all the things like me. ;) I hope that you enjoyed my video today! If so, I would be so happy if you gave it a thumbs up!

SWATCHING PRODUCTS


I will add the blog hop & prize info at the bottom of my post, but let's get to my cards first. Today I've revisited a stamp set that we released last October called Inked Florals, and this is where my Thank You card trio begins. The first thing I did was create a background panel with these stamps. I started by stamping & heat embossing the outlined florals in rose gold embossing powder to a white cardstock panel. Then I used our premium dye inks in Ballet Slipper, Coral Reef & Storm to stamp in the blooms.

Next I created a diecut set of all the florals using the Inked Florals coordinating dies. The biggest tip I have for using this stamp set is to diecut first, then use the negative as a jig in your MISTI. Then you can stamp & heat emboss the same way you did above. Because of the way this stamp set layers, diecutting first makes sure you are adding all the blooms in the place they are meant to go. Once the Inked Florals stamping was complete, it was time to start creating my cards.

This card starts with diecutting the label from our Essentials: Pretty Frames diecut set from the middle of the Inked Florals background panel. Then I diecut the label 10 more times from white cardstock (yes - you are reading that correctly. Lol!) and once from rose gold glitter paper. I've also used the Possbility paper from our Just A Little Lovely 12x12 paper pack. And finally, the sentiment was created using the Kelly Alphas Uppercase die set and the Flower Garden stamp set.
HOW TO CREATE:
1. Diecut the Possibility paper with the largest Diagonal Stitched Rectangle.
2. Adhere to a white A2 card base with a full panel of foam adhesive.
3. Stack & adhered the Inked Florals label with 5 of the white labels.
3. Stack & adhere the rose gold outline with 2 white layers.
4. Adhere the stacked labels & outline to the middle of the card.
5. Diecut the word KIND 4 times: once from rose gold glitter paper and three times from white cardstock.
6. Stack & glue together, then adhere to the middle of the label.
7. Stamp the sentiment to white cardstock, trim into a then strip & adhere to the top of the K.
8. Accent with our Essentials: Jewels Mix in blue, light pink & white to finish.


This card uses the other portion of the diecut Inked Florals panel, and the rest of the Pretty Frames labels. I stamped & heat embossed the sentiment from our Flower Garden stamp set to one of the white labels using onyx black Versafine and metallic copper embossing powder.
HOW TO CREATE:
1. Layer foam tape to the back of the inked florals background, then mount to a blue A2 card base.
2. Stamp & heat emboss the sentiment to a white label.
3. Adhere the matching outline and remaining labels to the middle of the card.
4. Add a diecut inked floral to the lower right corner of the label.
5. Accent with our Essentials: Jewels Mix in blue, light pink & white to finish.


For my final card, I used the Possibility paper from our Just A Little Lovely 12x12 paper pack again. I trimmed a section of it down to 4.25 inches. The sentiment for this card comes from our Essentials: Classic Words die set and the Flower Garden stamp set. Finally, it also features our Essentials: Inverted Stitched Scallop Circle die set.
HOW TO CREATE:
1. Diecut the scallop circle from the middle of the Possibility paper panel.
2. Diecut the scallop circle two more times from white cardstock.
3. Stack & adhere the three scallop circles together.
4. Adhere the Possibility paper layers to the front of a 4.5 inch pink card base.
5. Diecut the word beautiful 3 times: once from rose gold glitter paper & white cardstock.
6. Stack & adhere the word layers together.
7. Using the diecut word as a guide, stamp the rest of the sentiment directly to the front.
8. Accent the opposite corners of the scallop circle with diecut Inked Florals.
9. Adhere the word die to the middle.
10. Accent with our Essentials: Jewels Mix in blue, light pink & white to finish.


I hope you liked my cards for today's Ink Release Blog Hop! If you have any questions about them, please leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply. I also really hope you are loving our new collection of inks! I was looking through all our stamp sets, and I see so many sets that are going to get some revitalization now that we have our own inks to use with them. I'm excited to ink more up in all 48 colors!

How about we get to the prizes & blog hop info?

PRIZES
You have the chance to win a $25 gift card sponsored by Pinkfresh Studio from my blog {and all the other posts on the blog hop too!} - all you have to do is leave a comment!
You also have the chance to win the complete collection of full sized ink pads on the Pinkfresh Studio blog {linked below} and the complete collection of ink cube sets on our Instagram feed. You have until Sunday, October 20th to leave your comments. The winners will be picked & posted to the Giveaway Page the Monday after, and you must follow the instructions on that page to claim your prize.

BLOG HOP LINK LIST
Our entire card team, most of our scrapbooking team and some very welcomed guests have been crazy busy creating inspiring projects using all these new inks! You are going to LOVE hopping along this blog hop! Here is a full link list, and please note that there is a second page of links. It's come to our attention that the Inlinkz lists aren't always showing up in all browers, so you can also view the entire link list HERE.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Before you move along to the next stop on the hop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!


Happy Hopping, and have a great Monday!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below, including affiliate linking when possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. I typically link to 2-3 sites, in hopes that your preferred retailer will be among them. I only support legitimate retail sites, that are true partners to stamp, die and scrapbooking wholesalers.

74 comments

  1. These are beautiful Lea. Love the rose gold embossing. It adds a nice touch!

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  2. I love the color palette and the beautiful creations! :)

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  3. You always make the most beautiful cards! Love these!

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  4. I watched the swatch video, very organized! Your card is lovely, as always.

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  5. Just got that Kelly alpha last week. Can't wait to try it with my new ink order :) Thanks for sharing your amazing talents and inspiration.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the soft colors you chose!

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  7. these look like amazing ink pads, I love the colors. Beautiful cards.

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  8. Beautiful cards and color combo. TFS
    gina

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  9. Loved your video on the PF blog, and your cards are so elegant!

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  10. Pretty colors and I like the sparkle.

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  11. Gorgeous cards - love your choice of colors!

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  12. Mam, I was in aw with your ink swatches, now your cards are out of this world. Love the tip on die cut first then stamp next just genius. Love, love the new ink colors.

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  13. These new inks look fabulous. I'm excited about the color family of four inks. It takes all the guesswork out of it.

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  14. I do not usually like pink... here I love the combinations!

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  15. Gorgeous cards. I can only imagine how awesome they look with all those layers.

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  16. Beautiful set of cards. Really like the color combinations you used

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  17. These cards are stunning! I love your choice of colors.

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  18. These cards are gorgeous!!! I love the color combo. The navy with like the peach and the rose gold!! Stunning

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  19. What a soft dreamy set of cards, you chose a beautiful color combination with the new inks!

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  20. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the colors that you chose!

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  21. The alpha dies with flowers are so pretty. I'm going to need to get those for all year round cards!

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  22. What a beautiful color combo! LOVE the added gems!

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  23. Stunning cards!! Always love your attention to details!

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  24. Such pretty and delicate cards with PinkFresh's new color line!

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  25. As I mentioned on IG the soft color combos are BEAUTIFUL!

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  26. Dear Lea
    I just fell in love with your color combo . Blessings

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  27. I love you color combinations and your cards are so pretty Lea.

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  28. Gorgeous inks! Can't wait to try these out ♡♡♡

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  29. What a stunning set of cards, Lea! I love the feminine feel! So many great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing such detailed information about creating these beauties!

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  30. Beautiful cards. You are so talented.

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  31. Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  32. oh my - your samples are gorgeous - so many different styles and designs - thanks for the ideas

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  33. I love the rose gold embossing with the beautiful pinks and blues you used on these beautifully designed cards. Every card is a winner and I think these 48 new colors are too!

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  34. Beautiful, soft colors on your cards! So pretty!

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  35. Fantastic cards.
    So elegant and beautiful.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Such elegant cards! Loving these colors!

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  37. Hi Lea :) These cards coordinate so well together you could give them as a set!!! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  38. The rose gold embossing with the pink is just scrumptious!! Lovely new inks..so glad they come in minis, too!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  39. Gorgeous colors and details on your beautiful cards! Love the layering! The inks look fabulous... can't wait to try them!

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  40. Such gorgeous cards Lea ... and the ink colours are stunning!

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  41. I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for these inks and Pinkfresh did NOT disappoint! And I'm so excited you're carrying the WF swatching sets. Love all of your card inspiration, Lea! 🧡

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  42. Beautiful cards and designs! Love these!

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  43. How beautiful and elegant, love the colour combos! And I really really want to try these inks - they seem fabulous!

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  44. I love your elegant cards, they are beautiful!! I love that coral reef!!

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  45. Lovely cards with a great color combo.

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  46. I love those cards -- what a stunning color combo!

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  47. Beautiful cards, Lea! Hope you're well! Excited for this new ink release - they are fabulous!

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  48. Amazing!! The color combo is fab!! These inks look so awesome!!

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  49. I must say all that you created are amazing but the you are so kind is the one thats my favorite. Love the entire look of the card!!. Totally awesome. Sooo glad you posted instructions :-).

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  50. Beautiful cards and simply stunning colors!! Can’t wait to try some!!

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  51. Such beautiful cards!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  52. Wow Lea these cards are just stunning... I love the soft color palette you chose - it really highlights the versatility of these ink colors! Even though they're bright and vibrant they can combine together to create such soft and elegant looks. My favorite is the Kind card you made... its absolutely beautiful!

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  53. Love your cards with these pretty soft colors & the rose gold embossing added that perfect touch!!

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  54. Beautiful cards! Love the rich colors of the inks.

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  55. OO... the coral reef color is so beautiful..love the cards

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  56. OO... the coral reef color is so beautiful..love the cards
    ArleneA

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  57. The color combination you used is not one I would have thought to use, but it is just fab! I love the way you combined all the various elements together to create stunning cards. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  58. Delicious colours, Lea ...and great ideas for swatching the layers! Your cards are just lovely ... soft, dreamy, feminine ... and with the perfect touch of shimmer! Anita :)

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  59. Gorgeous cards! Sweet, feminine and so beautifully designed.

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  60. WOW! Gorgeous colors! Beautiful job done. I love that rose gold. It is the perfect touch to these pretty cards. TFS :)

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  61. Love the gorgeous cards. They are beautiful! Especially the second card. And the new inks look amazing. The colours are really great.

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  62. Stunning cards, all of them. Loving these new ink colours and the Kelly Alpha is going in my cart. Thanks for sharing Lea.

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  63. Your cards are always so so so beautiful Lea. Such wonderful inspiration with both design and colours

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  64. Beautiful cards and a great inspiration for those alphabet dies.

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  65. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors.

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