Pinkfresh Studio – Holiday Card Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi Friends!

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards Blog Hop!  We’re celebrating with a 2-day blog hop and you’re here for the first day.  If you’re starting from the Pinkfresh Studio blog, you should’ve hopped here from Amanda’s blog and I’ so glad you’re here!  Our goal is to get you into the holiday spirit 😊.

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I’m using the Magical Christmas set today to share a “one layer” card with simple watercoloring and lots of embossed sparkles.

PFS Magical Christmas 1

I started by stamping the unicorn using Versafine pigment ink in Vintage Sepia.  The unicorn’s head is a second stamp, so I made sure to line it up as well as I could in my MISTI.    After letting the ink dry, I began coloring the unicorn with a very light gray – it’s so hard to see in the photo, sorry!  Then I colored the unicorn mane in different colors and went around the entire image with a bright light blue and blended the color out with a damp brush – this really helps the image pop.

PFS Magical Christmas 2
I use Arteza Real Brush Markers for this card and I think that one of the main differences between it and the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers is in how it saturates the paper.  Arteza wants to soak into the paper right away and doesn’t blend as easily – so you have to work a bit faster.  That being said, the colors are beautiful and works really well for watercoloring.

PFS Magical Christmas 3

After  the panel dried, I added the unicorn horn and sentiment, embossing them using WOW Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder.  Then I went around the white areas of the unicorn and added stars using a cluster stamp that comes with this stamp set.  To accent the card, I used a wonky stitch die to frame it and mounted it on a white card base.  I haven’t done a one-layer card in a while.  I tend to like lots of elements and maybe I made up for it this time with lots of embossing :).


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

Leave a comment below and at each stop.  6 (SIX) winners will be chosen each day for a $25 giftcard to shop at Pinkfresh Studio.  To increase your chances, be sure to hop along on day 2’s stops as well!

PFS Gift Card 25

In addition, there will be two grand prizes picked from the Pinkfresh Blog posts: each day a different bundle of our holiday stamps & dies. (The prizes will be pictured each day on the Pinkfresh Studio blog).


SHOPPING PROMOTION:

Pinkfresh Studio is also offering a free Holiday Vibes die with any purchase from the Pinkfresh Studio shop.  How awesome is that?CpOzEcFA


BLOG HOP LIST:

Your next stop in the blog hop is Heather’s blog.

Pinkfresh Blog
Amanda Jayne Baldwin
Caly Person ← You are HERE
Heather Hoffman
Ivana Camdzic
Kathleen Graumüller
Lea Lawson
Nina Trapani
Rebecca Luminarias
S
haron Harnist for Ellen Hutson
Wanda Guess
Zsoka Marko

You can also click on the button below to see the full list:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a fabulous November!

XOXO,
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SUPPLIES:

*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, PFS for Pinkfresh Studio, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support!

PFS Magical Christmas
PFS Magical Christmas
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 ct
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 ct
Arteza | AMZN
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Versafine Vintage Sepia
EH | SSS
Strathmore Bristol Vellum
Strathmore Bristol Vellum
EH | AMZN
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS

Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
HMSB | SSS | EH
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Absorber
Absorber
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
HMSB | EH | SSS

89 thoughts on “Pinkfresh Studio – Holiday Card Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

  1. Hi Caly. My youngest Great Granddaughter would be in love with this card – she’s crazy about unicorns at the moment. It’s super sweet and cute and now I MUST HAVE these stamps. Love all the new stamps in this release – super cute – super sweet – and am loving all the inspiration you girls are giving us. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. What a pretty card. I love the colors you chose and the whimsical nature of the stamp set. I also really like your choices for what to emboss. It adds to the magical look of the card. Thanks for sharing! (US)

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  3. Very Pretty, even with not being able to see all the colour you added in the photo. I just love the gold embossing power and the stars.

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