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. Angelina that second card is too wonderful. Definitely worth your work. Great collaboration and I was thrilled to see your name on the list…. Nicely done.

  2. Angelica you did a great job with this stamp set. Your coloring is beautiful, I love the earthy feel of the colors.

  3. Such a wonderful stamp set–both the flowers and the sentiments are incredibly versatile and lovely. Your cards are so beautifully done

  4. Great cards. The extra time you spent coloring with the pencils certainly showed. Such a stunning card. TFS

  5. I love both of your cards, but your second card is spectacular! I love everything about it!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the pencil colors you used. Penciling is my favorite medium and I love this card.

  7. Two beautiful cards and you used my two favorite coloring techniques (watercolor and colored pencil) to create them. I do love this stamp set collaboration between Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio!

  8. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love it done in the colored pencil! I wondered if anyone was going to color each flower and you really did a great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Your card is absolutely stunning! Incredible coloring skills…thanks for sharing and inspiring me!!!

  10. Both of your cards are so pretty–love how you colored the floral stamp and the water coloring behind the sentiment is so pretty.

  11. I love both cards. The second one is just stunning and your coloring just fabulous. Thank you for sharing, gives me something to aspire to try.

  12. Your hello card is amazing!! Your coloring with pencils created so much depth. Incredible!!

  13. I am in love with your cards! I wish I could watch you create so that I can learn some of your techniques. Wonderful job highlighting this amazing stamp set!

  14. Angelica creative use of these wonderful sentiments on watercolor paper! Your pencil colored card is glorious! Absolutely shows the intricacies of the delicate background stamp! Just beautiful!

  15. Wow – beautiful use of this lovely stamp set. Your coloring on the second card is amazing!

  16. Both your cards are beautiful – the first in its CAS style with the lovely white border – the second on the light grey card stock with the fabulous choice of colours you used. AND, 8/18 is my birthday & it would be such a treat to rec’v. an email saying I’d won a prize. Ever live in hope…

  17. I love the card the natural looking card. The natural looking card stock and the colors of ink you used make a perfect combination.

  18. Both cards are beautiful but the second card is EPIC! I love the no line coloring with polychromos, it looks like a piece of hand drawn artwork.

  19. Angelica – these cards are gorgeous! Simple yet sophisticated! They really exemplify the meanings behind this set! Thanks for your creative ideas!

  20. Your patience with detailed and intricate coloring displays an absolutely beautiful card anyone would treasure.

  21. Wow! Angelia, both your cards are wonderful, but the second is truly stunning. I love the way you have coloured the panel with your Polychromos pencils. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring our creativity.

  22. This stamp set is so pretty and the sentiments lovely. Both your cards are fantastic and the second you colored so beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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