Thursday, April 30, 2020

4 simply stamped card ideas + pinkfresh studio april 2020 stamp and die release blog hop

I love creating simply stamped cards! For some crazy reason, a one layer card makes me feel like I've earned extra creative points, LOL! And I also love that a simply stamped card can highlight a stamp set you love and help you get more cards done (& hopefully sent)!

Hopefully you are hopping along with us for the Pinkfresh Studio April 2020 release! You should be arriving my sweet friend Caly Person's blog (and you can find the whole hop list at the bottom of this post).

Now let's talk stamps and cards! I am completely smitten with the gorgeous images and sentiments in Pinkfresh's Keep Going & Take Pride sets so I wanted to stick with some simple designs to feature them.
Can't get any simpler than this card, right? I just stamped the rainbow and the sentiment, gave the rainbow a quick bit of color with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and blended with a little water.


For this card, I stamped the floral wreath in black and added a bit of color to a few flowers. Then I colored the center with black, let it dry and embossed the sentiment in white.


After stamping the flowers on watercolor paper, I colored around them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and blended with water.




For this card, I used a circle template to create the design. You can see the process in this quick video...




Now before you hop on, let's talk about fun GIVEAWAYS!
  • Pinkfresh is giving away the WHOLE amazing release so make sure you sure you stop by their blog. And they are also running some great specials so you are probably going to want to shop!
  • You also have a chance to win $25 to the Pinkfresh shop by leaving comments here and at each hop stop!
  • Winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Giveaway page on May 8th so please make sure to check there (winners have two weeks to claim there prize).





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136 comments:

Donnalee Boisseau said...

Supercute! I am in love with this release!!! ❤️❤️😍😍😍

Sandi MacIver said...

ok now after those fabulous cards I have a new favorite stamp set
Beautiful cards and thanks for the video

Jackie said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I love the way you used the stamps for the last card, very creative.

Jody V said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of cards! Love the different ways to use the floral set :)

gscrap said...

Love these black and white looks! Such a classic look!!!

Helen said...

Your simple one layer cards are wonderful, Carly! It's true that it allows the stamps and dies to shine! I love the way you add such little colour for such a big impact! I must try! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! :)

Dana said...

Fabulous!! So CAS and graphic!! Love them!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a fantastic idea- I love your card! Leaving your card black and white is just stunning!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards! This is a great release.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful set of cards.. love the idea so much.. beautifully CAS.

Deb Selby said...

I like the drama of black and white and I love your card using this

Sarah M said...

I love the simplicity of your cards and I love the new release!

gail said...

love the simplicity of this stamp set

Lisa Byers said...

The simplicity of your cards is refreshing. Very clean, simple and sterile. I love it!!

Betty said...

Love your cards always! Thanks for sharing your videos too! ❤️

Gemgrrl said...

That card result was SOOOOO worth the effort you put in! It was bold of you to go with a black and white design from a rainbow-heavy release, well done!

Allison F said...

Love these cards! I love the card where you only colored a few of the flowers - it's so striking. Thanks for sharing!

Natasha said...

Wow! What a beautiful collection of cards!

Sue Cooley said...

Great ideas for one layer cards. I love all of them!

Julie said...

I’m in love with all of the black & white (and pink)!

Karen Spaiches said...

Wow the black and white is striking! Love your cards

NancyR said...

Love the black and white on these cards. Really makes it different. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Mirella said...

So many gorgeous designs, I especially love the second one, but the last one is also very unique!

judy said...

Lovely cards--I especially love the floral wreath!

Christine said...

Love the fun coloring book vibe of your cards and the sentiments are perfect! Thanks for a fresh look at stamping and for fun ideas with these new products!

Sonia said...

Thanks I love it

Lynne said...

LOVE IT. A wonderful idea. The black and white is stunning.

Melissa Baskin said...

Love the black and white!

Carolyn said...

I love your white flowers on the the watercolor background. Just beautiful. Great Pinkfresh release.

KimK said...

Simple, but elegant cards. I love all the black & white!

Sandy Spielberger said...

Oh wow- those new stamps sets are just so fitting in Corona times. I think the phrase on the rainbow card is just beautiful and uplifting. My wish list gets longer and longer....

Barbara said...

I am glad I watched the video, i never would have guessed that you coloured in the black center. I thought the flowers were cut out and placed on a black circle. Thanks for sharing.

ksdavis1947 said...

Every time I see your designs I am just amazed. I love your designs and how you make such a beautiful, unique statement with "LESS". Thank you again.

Karen said...

LOVE the black, white, and pops of color on your cards! What fresh and clean designs!

Nicki said...

I love your cards. My favorite is the one with just a "hint" of color.

Becca Yahrling said...

Pretty cards! I love the selective coloring of the flowers.

Dana M said...

Oh what lovely cards! Fresh and clean designs and wonderful techniques.

Retta said...

Love your idea of coloring the circle completely black. Don't think I would have ever thought of that. I simply love the result! Thank you so much.

Tammy said...

These cards are so beautiful!

Jan Viktora said...

I like your minimalistic approach to these cards. Keeping them simple has a great impact! Thanks!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely cards Carly, love your colouring and not colouring--CAS delight!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

WOW! What an innovative release, so many great new toys

Lisa A said...

I love your cards. The rainbow one is my fav. So simple and sweet. The sentiments in this release are so amazing.

Barbara said...

These are simple, beautiful and awesome! I love them!

Nandini said...

These cards are gorgeous! I especially love the black and white and negative coloring cards.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Fabulous cards!!! I love that you didn't color some of the flowers!!

Nancy R. said...

Your cards have such a nice, unique look to them. I like the black outlined flowers with a splash of color in the background.

cyn said...

What beautiful and graphic cards you created with this amazing release. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

You've created such beautiful cards. Love the soft pink and the simple black and white card is so striking.

Karen Letchworth said...

Wonderful cards, Carly. I love the little rainbow card....and it's so true (it's only a dream away). Thanks so much for lifting our spirits and inspiring us all in this lovely Pinkfresh release.
Karen L

Susan B. said...

Gorgeous cards, love all the sentiment stamps, they are so wonderful.

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! These are all beautiful! I LOVE how you did the black and white!

Avra Williams said...

Great ideas for simple, beautiful cards!

audiesews said...

Great cards. I commend you for your bravery coloring the black circle after all your beautiful stamping. Great release.

Patty said...

Love the simplicity of your cards. The Take Pride set with just the splash of color is so effective. Love!

Kristy said...

Simple but yet stunning cards!

Annette Gordon said...

I agree I like one layer cards too. Mainly because its so much easier to send out in the mail. If I create a card with too many layers it never gets sent! But I find I have a card time making one layer cards pretty! You are right it takes more creativity! And you achieved both results with these cards. They are both stunning and 1 layer! I really like the black and white cards. So classic and stylish.

Unknown said...

I love how you left the image black and white with a hint of color. I am off to try that technique! Thanks for the inspiration.

Debby Green said...

Great cards! Love the black and white.

Anneleise Hampson said...

Great cards. I really like how you used the black stamping and used minimal color. It really changes the look of the cards. Very striking!

Bonnie K. said...

I am always looking for interesting ways to make one-layer cards. Thank you for these beautiful ideas!

Lynne Dillard said...

Really like these cards and the various designs. I would definitely try these concepts
Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Bi. said...

These products are my faves from the release. LOVE how you used them. The watercolored background is so pretty.

sentsue said...

Beautiful. Love the black and white.

Amy C. said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty cards. I love the encouraging theme.

Jodibiz4 said...

I love that black and white embossed card!! Super cute idea!!

Sondra Hammond said...

Black and white is so pretty!! Love your cards!! Love PinkFresh!!!

Pegg S said...

Beautiful images paired with heartfelt sentiments! I love these cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

One of my favorite stamps from this release! I really love how you showcased one in color and black and white, so beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very encouraging set. Love one layer cards too- yours were fabulous.

Kate said...

Beautiful water coloring with the zigs. Those flowers turned out great.

Kristina H said...

All four cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us all!

Annette Reed said...

I must say that I love that last card. I think the simple black and white is stunning. Thanks for the video showing how you made it. Your other cards look great too.

Kailash said...

Such pretty cards, love the black and white combination!

Holly's Handmade Card said...

These are so pretty!! I love the black and white one! Just gorgeous!!

Priya said...

Beautiful cards and lovely colour combinations. The black and white cards is awesome.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I am in love with that sweet rainbow design and the sentiment you used on your first card! Charming! Beautiful b&w card also!

Cheriese said...

Adore your creations - especially love your watercolouring!

JMN said...

Your cards are all gorgeous. I enjoyed your video process and the black & white card is striking.

Patricia said...

Beautiful card designs!!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

WOWza I am in LOVE with your cards...the black circle was a complete surprise and didn't expect that before I watched your video!! What an effect...absolutely amazing!!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the touches of color. Good video on how to create the dark circle.

Penny Klie said...

Love the simplicity of you cards... so pretty! This release is fantastic and many of the elements will be staples for years to come.

Joan K said...

This is a beautiful collection of cards. A good reminder that simple can be elegant. And good reminder to send them rather than put in the drawer!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are clean and simple and
wonderful. Love the minimalist
rainbow. thanks for sharing
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Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the little bit of colour in the flowers on the second card and the black and white card!

Jen Carter said...

Love your water coloring! So pretty!

liz said...

This release is unbelievable! Love it all!

Anushree Vaish said...

Love your cards..such beautiful ideas, Thanks for all the inspiration!!

JoAnn said...

I think the black and white card is my favorite!

Nelya said...

Wow. I love the floral cards, especially the one with the pink background!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love the wonderful sentiments. This is a fantastic release -- so many possibilities.

Janea aka Naya said...

Love your black and white graphic style! The hint of color really elevates a deceptively simple card.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely cards!

Jennifer Sears said...

You definitely deserve bonus points for these one layer cards. I enjoy seeing their fresh vibrant black and white with splashed color. Beautiful.

Mary Ann said...

Thank you for sharing your work! I like the brightness and unique flavor of your cards. The floral wreath stamp is lovely!

Gail Davidson said...

Beautiful CAS cards! I absolutely adore the sentiment you used on the last card. xo

Carol Wortman said...

A one layer card is always so refreshing! However, the dimension you added from your contrast and choice of colors is almost deceptive! Beautiful...I love this. Thanks for the inspiration and please continue to be safe!

Dawn T. said...

Thanks for posting your beautiful cards!

DorothyA said...

Nice cards! I like the black and white cards with just a bit of color! And great sentiments!

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the florals and your wonderful techniques.

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards, with beautiful stamping!
Valerija xx

Danyelle Dillon said...

Love every one of you cards! Thanks for sharing, I love stamping.

Gab said...

Really beautiful cards ... these sentiments are amazing

Donna Cala said...

Love what you have created. Your cards always fit my style.

Heidi Rees said...

Wonderful CAS designs! I love the simplicity of color!

Lagene said...

Awesome creations! I especially love how you stamped around the circle & colored in!

Mrsfish02 said...

You are rockin' this release Carly. There is so much to love in this one. The background stamps look so fun. I also love the floral wreath with room for a center sentiment. Colored of not it is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these.

Ava Gavloski said...

Thanks for the deets on how to get the look, appreciated.

Adonya S. said...

Love your cards. The all black and white is my favorite- so elegant and beautiful yet simple! The sentiments in this release are the ultimate- I have to have them! Thanks for sharing!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Beautiful!!! I love the black and whites with pops of pink, so stunning!

Cathy said...

I really like the Keep Going card that was a colored background with uncolored flowers. Very unique.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs and I like the sentiments.

Andrea Shell said...

Beautiful cards! I really love those sentiments!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

What beautiful cards! On the last card, I love how you stamped the floral images and colored the circle in the middle of them. So fun! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your touch of color with the black and white!

Carol said...

I'm a sucker for that watercolored background!

Kim Vogt said...

Love the black circle process that you showed - so easy and so dramatic!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE how ypu made the black center circle - great technique - love it:)

jeanneragan said...

I love all four of your beautiful cards but especially the black and white one and the black & white with a splash of pink! I enjoyed the video!

Laurie said...

Lovely cards! You do an amazing job of showcasing one layer cards. Thank you for sharing.

Anne Lee said...

Such pretty watercolouring! I thought you had done masking but you just painted around the flowers so nicely

Connie said...

Hi Carly :) I love your "reverse engineering" on these cards!!! The pretty watercolor palette really makes the florals pop! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Annalisa said...

You can't go wrong with a great clean and simple card like this! But I think my favorite is the white flowers with the beautiful, colorful background. I love that look, and I'm going to have to do it again soon.

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! Such BEAUTIFUL Cards Carly!! I LOVE the Colors and the Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

tycodmom said...

I am not a one layer girl, but always appreciate the beauty of these types of cards. I love the sentiments that you highlighted. As always black and white creates such an impact, I think it's my favorite. Thank you for sharing these beautiful products in such a lovely way.

Janis said...

Oh my goodness.....your cards are ADORABLE!!! Love the simple and beautiful designs.
<3 J

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Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards! Love this release again!

Mona Sen said...

Your black and white designs get me every.single.time! Thanks for sharing such great projects!

Ammieloris said...

These are wonderful. I especially love the CAS rainbow card. Simply stamped cards are quite a pleasure to make, and I think they do require a fair bit of design finesse to make them WOWZA! You nailed it!

Judy Price said...

Love the cards! They do NOT look single layer! :) I really like your use of a circle template for the sentiment "label", and how you gently colored the flowers and background. You've helped me see how I can do a single layer card, so I'm going to have to try it! Thank you for sharing!

Hippymom83 said...

Lovely card designs! This new release is awesome!

Tamara said...

These cards are awesome! Very creative and I love the sentiments of the stamps!

LoraLea1 said...

Thank you Carly lee.
I've been feeling like my cards wont quite make the grade. I've been feeling like I need to step them up a notch with all the layers and die cute.
I love those too.
My arthritis sometimes stops me.
I really love the simple as well. Just like with photography. Simple close ups are my fave.
Thank you for sharing! God bless!

Unknown said...

Love the subtle coloring against the black and white! So creative <3