Hero Arts + Pinkfresh Studio Collaboration - Celebrating Our Industry

by - August 15, 2019


Hi there! Thank you so much for joining us on our collaboration blog hop with Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio today! I'm overjoyed to be participating in this celebration of our community with this gorgeous stamp set designed by Pinkfresh Studio including lettering by design team member Caly Person. (Just want to give a little WOO for her, here! Great job, Caly)


If you're like me, you're more of a visual learner/inspiration getter (it's totally a word) I've created this video tutorial showing how I created two looks using this one stamp set. Check it out at my youtube channel linked here below: 



Giveaway information: Comment on each hop along the way for your chance to win one of three prizes! One commenter will win the You Make A Difference stamp set that we're all working with today, one will win $25 to Hero Arts and one commenter will win $25 to Pinkfresh Studio! There are lots of chances and stops along the way, so be sure to leave a quick comment before you continue on.


For my first card today, I decided to do a quick no-line coloring technique with fadeout ink and colored pencils. The lines to this stamp set are thin and sketch-like which makes it the perfect set for this technique. I stamped the floral image with my MISI using fadeout ink and simply traced all of the lines with very sharp colored pencils. I wasn't too worried about being exact because I wanted the end result to look like I sketched it myself, so imperfections didn't bother me this time around. Finally, I embossed the sentiment with white Hero Arts embossing powder onto a black piece of card stock and  used my wire trimmer to create several strips which I adhered to the center of the floral image with foam tape. I finished it all off with some Pinkfresh jewels and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. 


My next card uses the set in an understated way. I used alcohol inks to create a border that runs from the bottom right all the way up the right side of my card front. I then selectively stamped just that portion of the stamp (if you're wondering how I did that, check out my video above!) in versa mark ink and heat embossed the image with a sparkly gold embossing powder.


I used the sentiment "I'm your biggest fan" from the set, and stamped it in STAZ ON black ink to be sure that it would leave a good impression on the slick alcohol ink card stock. I finished it off with some more Pinkfresh jewels and adhered it to a yellow A2 sized card base. 

I hope that you've enjoyed the inspiration on my stop today! As always you can find all of the products that I used today linked below. Your next stop in the always amazing Caly Person and I know you are just going to LOVE her examples. You can find the full hop list just below the supply list. I'll see you again soon!


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93 comments

  1. Beautiful card! I love the saying you used on your card!

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  2. You are such a talented artist!

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  3. Never saw an air blower like that. I just use a straw. Love both cards. Thank you!

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  4. Lovely cards. It is so inspiring to see how to use a stamp in such different ways.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your creations! Each card is beautiful and unique.

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  6. I love the look of colored pencils with this stamp set. Thank you for inspiring me that I can create beautiful cards without investing in copic markers.

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  7. Stunning coloring! I Love the colored pencils! The sentiments are great!

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  8. what a great way of creating a vibrant background and sharing your clever masking technique - great video

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  9. I love both of your cards. Both are soft and dainty. The colors are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Thank you for the video -- I loved both cards. I enjoyed seeing how you used the alcohol inks, masking and embossing. Both are so pretty!

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  11. Beautiful cards; love the gold embossing and watercolor background on the second one. The first one is so pretty and reminds me I need to practice with my colored pencils more often! TFS!

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  12. Love the card with the alcohol inks!

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  13. Lovely coloring with this great stamp.

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  14. Fabulous cards! Love the soft colors you chose.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Beautiful cards. I love your coloring techniques

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  16. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Fantastic cards. I'm in love with the no line colored pencil card. Can you tell me what ink you used for that?

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  18. Beautiful set of cards indeed! and thank you for the technique video as well!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I love the alcohol ink inspiration

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  20. Colorful and super pretty cards! :)

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  21. Beautiful cards! Beautiful stamp set! Love the collaboration!

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  22. Love your coloring! Thank you for the video. It is great!

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  23. Lovely cards. I really like the sketched look of your first card

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  24. Your first card is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I adore it.

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  25. Beautiful, creative cards. I, too, love alcohol inks so your 2nd card was my favorite. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  26. Absolutely beautiful! Like I said, there just isn't a right or wrong way to use this beautiful stamp set, and I am so impressed by the way each of you have so beautifully showcased the versatility of this set. Wonderful job!

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  27. What beautiful cards! I do not use my alcohol inks near enough and now I'm so inspired!

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  28. A gorgeous set and I lvoe how you used it. The inks are lovely!

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  29. Wow! Must try my alcohol inks in that manner. Turned out really lovely.

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  30. Both of your cards are really beautiful. I love the wonderfully playful designs.

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  31. These are both beautiful cards!! Especially love your first one using the pencils!

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  32. Really pretty cards, love the sparkly gold embossing powder and your no line coloring! This is a beautiful set.

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  33. Gorgeous cards and I love the alcohol ink and the gold embossing. SO pretty and fun.

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  34. LOVE the cards! Need to find that fade out ink!

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  35. I absolutely LOVE the second card in particular!

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  36. Wow! I was in love with the first card until I saw the second. You can be sure I will try that technique. I love the way the ink spreads around.

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  37. I love both cards! And they create totally different looks! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. These are so beautiful creating two totally different looks. I love that we can take a gorgeous stamp like this one and use different mediums and get more use from the stamp set. I do like playing with colored pencils and alcohol inks!

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  39. These are lovely examples! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  40. Love the squishy blower thing card and the technical term for it :)

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  41. No line coloring creates such a fun clean card!! Thank you Ashlea for a great tutorial

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  42. I love your cards...so pretty...thanks for sharing!!!

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  43. love the amount of work done on this no line coloring.

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  44. Both cards are lovely, but I'm intrigued with the alcohol ink card

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  45. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards--love how you colored them in different ways.

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  46. Both cards are beautiful. I love the organic feel of the second card.

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  47. Both cards are beautiful. Like the different techniques.

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  48. I'm telling you - just when you think you're up to date- just today got my Hero Arts monthly kit - and now I have to put in another order cuz that stamp is just too beautiful!

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  49. Such a pretty card. Just love it.

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  50. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  51. Love, love, love both cards! The sentiments that you used are marvelous! This set is definitely on my wishlist!

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  52. The bright colors you used on your card give it a very summery look.

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  53. I really love the look of the second card. :) So very pretty.

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  54. Nice stamp set. Definitely would to win to add it to my stamp collection. Thanks for the chance to win. : )

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  55. Your cards are so beautiful Ashlea! I love them both, but the part stamping over alcohol inking is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring our creativity.

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  56. This is a lovely stamp set and you have created two beautiful cards. I enjoyed the video showing your process.

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  57. Love the colours. Love seeing all the ideas using one stamp set.

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  58. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Gorgeous cards and beautiful stamp set

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  60. Both of your cards are so lovely! Love the colors and how you did the sentiment on your first card and the watercoloring and embossed sentiment on the second card is soooo pretty!

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  61. Two great cards. Very inspiring. Thank you x

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  62. Gorgeous card. Love the way you have coloured the flowers in the first card. And I love the way you have used only part of the frame in the second.

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  63. This shows that the image is lovely no matter how you color it!

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  64. The first card is great but that
    second one blows me away.
    Love how the colors blend together
    and the embossing is a good idea.
    thanks for sharing
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  65. I love this collaborative stamp set! Beautiful creations! The alcohol ink background card is awesome!

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  66. Very pretty!!!! ANd I love how you did the center with the black strips...looks so amazing!!!TFS

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  67. very pretty. love the alcohol inks

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  68. So pretty! Love this so much, and the sentiments are perfect as well!

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  69. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  70. Looooooooove this stamp set and the way you have used it 😍

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  71. Beautiful inspiration! Thank you for sharing!!

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  72. Pretty colors and I like the sentiments.

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  73. Great cards. Thanks so much for sharing. I LOVE this stamp set.

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  74. Thanks for sharing on this blog hop. I enjoyed your video showing how you created these beautiful cards ~ jennifermnus@hotmail.com

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  75. So colourful inspirations! Thanks for them

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  76. Thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video for this beautiful card.

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  77. I love this stamp set. Such a gorgeous floral design. So many possibilities and beautiful cards!! Thanks so much Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio!

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  78. I love your gorgeous, colorful cards. This is such a versatile stamp set with wonderful sentiments.

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  79. Beautiful cards! I really love the colored pencil coloring.

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  80. Both cards are fabulous!! The artwork and the great sentiments are equally special! Great job!

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  81. Both cards are lovely. Your coloring looks great on the first one and I like the alcohol inks and embossing on the second.

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  82. Beautiful cards with lovely sentiments!

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  83. Gorgeous cards! Love the floral designs and the awesome sentiments!

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  84. I love the no line coloring. These stamps are just so pretty! Great cards.

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  85. I'm a big fan of your cards! I love this stamp set.

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  86. Fresh, creative and beautiful cards! Fabulous inspiration!

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