Good morning! It’s a busy on the blog today and we’re kicking it off with the Pinkfresh Studio Birthday Bash blog hop! I’m so thrilled to be invited to hop along with the super talented Pinkfresh Studio design team to help them celebrate their 4th birthday! And what’s a birthday without prizes?! Pinkfresh Studio has some amazing giveaways going on and you can find all the details at the bottom of my post! I created two cards today using some of their gorgeous stamps…here’s the first:
When I saw this adorable mouse stamp from Happy Everything I thought he’d be perfect for a galaxy scene using the Word Series: Dream set! I started by stamping the mouse with copic-friendly intense ink and then I colored him with copics. I cut him out and added spectrum noir clear sparkle so he’d be sparkly! I also stamped my sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Then it was time for my galaxy!
I blended mustard seed, chipped sapphire, wilted violet, picked raspberry, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch, and black soot distress inks onto a piece of bristol smooth cardstock and then spritzed them with water to create stars and galaxies in the distance. Then I smooshed black soot distress ink onto a craft mat, spritzed it with iridescent shimmer spray and water, and pressed the panel into the craft mat to create a little more dimension and texture. I let that dry and then sprayed the panel with shimmer spray, white spray, gold spray, and black spray. I let it dry completely and then stamped the stars with versamark and heat-embossed them with white and silver embossing powder. I also added a few dots of white gel pen to create more stars. Finally I added the tiny mouse and my sentiment with foam mounting tape. I love how he’s looking up at the sky! 🙂
My second card is a little more straightforward but for fun I used the same shades of blues, purples, and yellows from my first card. I stamped the Floral Background stamp onto watercolor paper with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I watercolored the flowers with my mijello mission gold watercolors and let them dry before going over them with a spectrum noir clear sparkle pen.
Once it dried completely I trimmed it down and adhered it to a black card base. I stamped the sentiment from Word Series: Believe onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed that down to a label and adhered it to the card! And that’s it! They’re very different cards and yet they kinda work together which is neat! 🙂
Pinkfresh Studio is generously giving each stop on the hop a $40 gift card to give away to one lucky random commenter! Please leave your comments before 9AM EST April 9th, 2018 and the winner will be announced later that day on the Pinkfresh Studio blog! Here are all the stops on the hop:
- Pinkfresh Blog
- Adrienne Alvis
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Amanda Baldwin
- Amy Tsuruta
- Ashley Horton
- Crystal Thompson
- Melissa Bickford
- Erum Tasneem
- Flora Farkas
- Lea Lawson
- Heather Hoffman
- Kathleen Gramuller
- Lorilei Murphy
- Laura Bassen
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Veera Saarivuo
- Zsoka Marko
- Isha Gupta
- Elsie Robinson
- Elena Roussakis
And there are more giveaways over on the Pinkfresh Studio blog and their instagram so make sure to head over and check them out!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Monday!
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Jess, both of your cards are wonderful! Love that sweet mouse and the blooms are gorgeous!
Cute little mouse takes me back to the days of Mighty Mouse, the cartoon superhero😊
Holly M. says
Love the adorable mouse and your Galaxy BG! The floral card is stunning as well.
Gingham Girl says
Great cards! I especially love the floral design since I am really feeling the spring vibe right now.
Love the design and theme…I need the card to be brave enough to dream big
Peggy M says
Both cards are so lovely! Thank you for sharing!
Love the sentiments you’ve used Jessica!
I just love galaxy cards and your is adorable! Your watercoloring is beautiful!
Julie-anne Hoffmann says
Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing them.
Kristin McCann says
The mouse is adorable! I love the galaxy background! The colors look great on the flowers as well! Thanks for sharing!
I adore the color palette you used on your second card, gorgeous! That sweet mouse is perfect for a galaxy card, awesome!
Sue D says
So cute with the mouse and the galaxy background. Pretty floral card too.
Carolyn S says
What great cards (once again!)! I really love the sentiment on your lovely galaxy card
Cindy C. says
Same colors but both so different and beautiful!!!
your galaxy scene is soooooo cute ! well done !!
Wow! All the work you put into your galaxy background sure was worth it. Love that mouse. I also love your flower card. The color are gorgeous.
Keiren Dunfee says
The color scheme is beautiful and that little mouse is so cute!
Marcia Rollins says
Your galaxy is wonderful! The little mouse added to the feel of infinity.
Whata. great galaxy card. I love it and that sentiment is perfect for it. I love the contrast of the giant galaxy and the little insignifical (adorable) mouse. What a great concept.
Lea Lawson says
These are SO pretty, Jessica! I adore the sweet little mouse with the gorgeous galaxy behind him…and those puple florals are gorgeous! We are so excited you joined us for our birthday celebration – thank you so much! ♥♥
WoWZA! beautiful cards!
Teresa Selby says
Love the little mouse card. The background was awesome! The flowers are really bright colors which I love bright colors. You did a great job on both of your cards. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.
Leslee Barrow says
Your cards are just beautiful!
Jeanne Beam says
Both cards are wonderful. Love the mouse and the gorgeous flowers. Thanks so much for sharing..
Love the mouse card! That background is phenomenal!