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:
Angelica Conrad (You Are Here)
206 Replies to “Hero Arts + Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration: You Make A Difference”
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!
Thank you Michele. Have fun coloring!
Your pencil coloring talent isis amazing. I love it so much.the card is is like an icing cake. It is soo beautiful.
Thank you Surekha. You’re so kind.
You are such a talented artist!
Thank you Isabel
Not sure I have the patience or talent to color a card like you did but I LOVE the results!
Thank you Dorothy!❤️
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!
Thank you Susan. You’re so sweet!
What an absolutely beautiful card! I love your use of pencil crayons and your colour choices💖
The coloring you did is absolutely fabulous! Love this card!
Thank you Karen
Both cards are lovely. The simple rainbow and white frame is so striking.
Your coloring on this card is STUNNING!! So beautiful and a wonderful way to use this set!
Thank you so much
Wow your no-line rendition of those wildflowers is just lovely!
Thank you Monica
Beautiful cards! I forget about my colored pencils, I guess I need to pull them out!
Thanks for the ideas!
You’re welcome!! Enjoy your pencils!
Love the versatility of this beautiful set
Both cards are beautiful, but the bordered card is absolutely amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.
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.
That’s how I learned! Practice. It’s so worth it!
I am in awe of the gorgeous coloring! You are right about it being worth the effort!
Both are gorgeous! I Love your coloring and the way you did the sentiment in the middle of the gorgeous colors!
such a lovely pair of cards – the way that you used these stamps is very creative
Love this stamp set. Beautiful examples you have created!
Thank you Pam
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!
Thank you! Enjoy your pencils!
Wow – both are lovely cards, Angelica, but that second one is a stand-out! Gorgeous coloring! TFS!
Thank you Sam
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.
Thank you Lisa
Love your using colored pencils on this card. The flowers are bright, and the shading is perfect.
Thank you Fonda!
Beautiful cards! You have inspired my to put away my markers and get out my pencils!
Yay! Pencils are my favorite😍
The softness of the pencil coloring is amazing!!
Beautiful cards. I love your use of pastel colors.
Love the pencil coloring. Worth it!
Thank you Sherri
Your cards are fabulous! Love the pretty colors you chose,
Thanks for the inspiration.
I absolutely love the colored pencil card. What a great stamp set!
Wow, wow, wow!! The wildflower coloring is just stunning!!
Thank you Michelle!
You sure have inspired me. These cards are gorgeous, especially the one you did with the colored pencils.
Thank you Heike
WOW! What an amazing Hello card! The soft coloring done is outstanding!
Your coloring ALWAYS adds JOY to may day! Gorgeous, Gorgeous work Angelica :))
Yay!! Thank you so much LauraJane❤️
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!
Thank you Candace!
Oh my!! Fabulous coloring skills you have!! Totally in love with the second card! 🙂 <3
Thank you Karthikha!
Awesome collaboration with 2 great companies.
How come I always forget to pull our my colored pencils to play? Card is amazing! Love it!
Thank you! Get your pencils out😍
Your “Hello” stamp is absolutely wonderful! It is breathtaking. Thank you so much for this inspiration.
Thank you Nina
WOW! I was looking at the photo of the second card going how in the world? Its absolutely beautiful!
Gorgeous coloring and flowers. So pretty.
Oh my goodness! Both cards are gorgeous. LOVE, LOVE your pencil coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you Karen
Your flowers look INCREDIBLE! I hope that you love them as much as I DO!
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.
Thank you so much Denise
Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the coloring. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you Marjorie
Love the colours.
Simply stunning cards!!
Your use of color is wonderful. I aspire to being able to do that. Love it.
Thank you Tina
Absolutely beautiful. You made me want it.
Love this stamp set just beautiful.
Flowers look real