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. Wow! I love it when designers use colored pencils instead of Copics and your no line coloring here is amazing. Not sure I would have thought to pull out my colored pencils to use with this stamp but I’ll certainly be giving it a try now although my coloring is not even close to being as beautiful as yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Your pencil coloring talent isis amazing. I love it so much.the card is is like an icing cake. It is soo beautiful.

  3. Not sure I have the patience or talent to color a card like you did but I LOVE the results!

  4. I love both of your cards but when I look at the second one and the use of colors I could just blow the whisps off the flower. You have transported me to the real flower!

  5. Beautiful cards! I forget about my colored pencils, I guess I need to pull them out!
    Thanks for the ideas!

  6. Both cards are beautiful, but the bordered card is absolutely amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I love both of the designs you created. The second card makes me want to get out my colored pencils and practice so that I can make something even close to as beautiful as that.

  8. You have inspired me to pull out my pencils again and try coloring again. It is a beautiful card! thank you for sharing it with us!

  9. Wow – both are lovely cards, Angelica, but that second one is a stand-out! Gorgeous coloring! TFS!

  10. Your cards are so stunning. The one with the flowers is my favorite. It is so soft and feminine. The flowers are colored beautifully. I really want to try that technique. Your rainbow card is remarkable. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Love your using colored pencils on this card. The flowers are bright, and the shading is perfect.

  12. You sure have inspired me. These cards are gorgeous, especially the one you did with the colored pencils.

  13. I love the colored pencil card! I’ve haven’t done the no line coloring, but I’m going to try this now technique. It’s so beautiful!

  14. How come I always forget to pull our my colored pencils to play? Card is amazing! Love it!

  15. Your “Hello” stamp is absolutely wonderful! It is breathtaking. Thank you so much for this inspiration.

  16. WOW! I was looking at the photo of the second card going how in the world? Its absolutely beautiful!

  17. Oh my goodness! Both cards are gorgeous. LOVE, LOVE your pencil coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. I love the soft colors you used in both cards. For lines that could hardly be seen while coloring, you did a fantastic job! And your rainbow makes your card more than simple–it’s GORGEOUS! Great job on both.

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