Thinking Of You

Hero Arts + Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration: You Make A Difference

Hi friends! I’m so excited to be part of a special blog hop celebrating the Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration Release of the beautiful You Make A Difference Stamp Set (PF).

If you’re hopping along today, you should be arriving from the Pinkfresh Studio blog. A full list of the hop lineup is listed below, as well as details for giveaways on today’s hop.

I have two cards to share today. My first card is a clean and simple one, showcasing one of the fabulous sentiments in the new You Make A Difference Stamp Set (HA).

I used Pinkfresh Studio Aquamarine, Bubble Gum, and Sunshine watercolors to make this soft rainbow. I used Purple Tape to mask off the watercolor paper, then did wet-on-dry watercoloring to make the rainbow. This is a great quick and easy way to make a simple background.

Once the panel was dry, I gold heat-embossed the sentiment, then used foam adhesive to add a frame I made using the PF Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set. I attached the card front with strong double-sided adhesive to an A2-size card base.

My next card took a bit more time, but it was well worth it.

The moment I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to color it with pencils. So I pulled out my Polychromos pencils and pencil sharpener, and got busy. I stamped the image onto light gray card stock with light ink. (Almost too light of ink. I could barely see the lines before I finished!) I worked my way around the panel, keeping my pencil sharp, and my panel free from any shavings. Once I was finished, I trimmed a little bit off from all four edges with my paper trimmer, then attached it to an A2-size card base.

I used a die from the Essentials: Classic Words Die Set to die-cut Hello three times from white card stock. I stacked and glued the words together for dimension. I attached the word to finish the card.

I hope I have helped inspire ideas for this fabulous stamp set. Your next stop on the hop is the sweet and fabulous Ashlea Cornell. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Now for the Hop details and Giveaways…

As you hop through the blogs today, be sure to leave a comment on each of them. There will be winners chosen for three prizes:

  • $25 Shopping Spree at Pinkfresh Studio
  • $25 Shopping Spree at Hero Arts
  • You Make A Difference Stamp Set

You must comment by Sunday, August 18 to qualify to win. Winners will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.

Today’s Blog Hop Line Up:

Hero Arts

Pinkfresh Studio

Angelica Conrad (You Are Here)

Ashlea Cornell

Caly Person

Cathy Zielske

Emily Midgett

Heather Hoffman

Ilina Crouse

Ivana Camdzic

Janette Kausen

Jennifer McGuire

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Lunceford

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Libby Hickson

Nichol Spohr

TaeEun Yoo

Yana Smakula

Zsoka Marko

206 Replies to “Hero Arts + Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration: You Make A Difference”

  1. Both of your cards are beautiful! You have MAD coloring skills…! Love this gorgeous stamp set!

  2. Love the flowers peeking in from the edges.
    make a great border for your sentiment.
    The coloring is great.
    The stripes on the second is a fun idea.

  3. Great cards! I’m so impressed with all the ways to use this stamp set…I love seeing what all you bloggers have created with it. Amazing. Thank you

  4. Both of these projects are new favs of mine! Love everything you did on them! Sooo pretty! Gotta love a rainbow and the pencil look is perfection!

  5. Beautiful cards! I love the coloring technique with your pencils! I will be trying that for sure!

  6. I love this stamp set. Such a gorgeous floral design. Many possibilities and great inspiration! Thanks so much Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio!

  7. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Lovely colors and coloring. This is such a versatile stamp with wonderful sentiments.

  8. I’ve the big floral stamp on some cards made by others, but I like yours the best!! It is very pretty and colored so well!! It is like a lovely spring garden! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Oooooh wow!!!!! LOVE the clean look of the first card and the pencil coloring on the second is STUNNING!!!!!!!! Makes me want Polychromos sooooooooo badly!!!!!!!!!! This stamp set sure does look good in so many different designs/cards 🙂

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