Pinkfresh and Hero Arts - You Make a Difference Blog Hop

Hello Friends! So glad you're tuning in! Today is a very special day- as we are celebrating the Pinkfresh Studio and Hero Arts collab with a fabulous blog hop! You should have arrived here from the talented Illina.


Today's gorgeous stamp set, You Make a Difference, is a set created by these two amazing companies...
And I don't think the results could be any prettier! 
Hop along to see all the ways to use this stamp, and don't forget to leave a comment on each stop, for your chance to win the set, or one of the other fabulous prizes! 


For my card today, I decided to keep things simple and just color away!
I know that sets like these can be intimidating...So I wanted to try a really loose coloring style, that requires very little skill or special experience. I hope it helps inspire some coloring of your own!


I started off my card by stamping the gorgeous floral frame in black, and using my Prismacolor Premier coloring pencils, Staedtler Double Ended markers, and Zig Real Brush markers to add in bits of color to all the blooms.


If you don't have all three on hand, do not fret! Any color mediums will do. I mixed these three simply because the colors I was looking for were not available in a single set.
I also made sure to use my Zig markers without a water brush, so that the strokes would match some of the other marker accents.


For my sentiment today, I decided to throwback to a favorite Pinkfresh release, featuring these gorgeous Classic Words. But this set comes with heaps upon heaps of gorgeous sentiments that would look just as lovely. Here's a quick peek!


I also added a bow using the Partial Cut Bouquet and Bow set, for a feminine accent.

BLOG HOP DETAILS

There are three prizes up for grabs, drawn from all of the entries across all the blogs.

The prizes are:

You Make a Difference stamp set
$25 shopping spree at Pinkfresh Studio
$25 shopping spree at Hero Arts

To enter, simply leave a comment on each stop along the hop!
You have until Sunday, August 18th to enter and winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Janette!

Thank you so much for joining us today :)

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94 comments

  1. You said in your first line that you were keeping your card simple well it is absolutely stunning!

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  2. Lovely card. Thanks for the tip about using the zigs without a water brush to match the look of the other markers.

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  3. You are such a talented artist!

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  4. So fresh and lovely, Ivana ... a wonderful way to showcase this fabulous new set! Puts me in mind of lying in a wildflower meadow ... yum! Anita :)

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  5. I love the warm colors you used and how you framed the sentiment!

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  6. such a colorful card - love the delicacy of these flowers

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  7. This card just expresses happiness and sunshine. I love the colors and the added jewels. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. The colors are so bright, and the bow is such a sweet touch.

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  9. Pretty card. I like your embellishments

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  10. I'm so impressed with your card!! Simple. O gosh I wish I could be SIMPLE. LOL. THE CARD IS GORGEOUS!!!

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  11. Your card is beautiful! and your coloring is amazing.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  12. Stunning card! Love the pink and the bow!

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  13. SO SWEET with the yellow bow to balance the LOVE diecut!

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  14. That's a cheerful and refreshing card!! So beautiful :)

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  15. This is stunning, Ivana, I think it might be one of your best cards ever!!!

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  16. Wow! I really love the use of the yellow! This stamp set takes on a completely different personality with every artist.

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  17. Stunning. Love your coloring and the details you added. Perfect.

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  18. This is unlike anything I have ever seen. I LOVE how you used unusual colors!!!

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  19. It looks amazing!! I so enjoy seeing it.

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  20. Simply lovely! The flowers are wonderfully done!

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  21. So bright and cheerful! I have been trying to use my Bows more too! It was the perfect finishing touch to that pretty card!

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  22. Love the colors you chose for this, so bright and cheerful.

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  23. Beautiful card and I love the fresh colors you used. Such a pretty card perfect for summer!

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  24. Beautiful card!! There is truly many, many ways you can use a stamp like this!!

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  25. Pretty card and amazing stamps.

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  26. Such a pretty card! I love the colors you chose to use - it is almost a fall look! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. Beautiful card. I can't tell you how many times I start to color and find what I am coloring with doesn't have a color I want. You were smart to use multiple brands. wish I had thought of that.

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  28. What a great card! Your bow on this is beautiful and I love that you popped the sentiment up.

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  29. Fun different look with this stamp set. Thank you Ivana

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  30. This is lovely. Your coloring is so bright and pretty. I enjoy seeing simple coloring without all the layers and shading since I'm not all that great at it. I just don't have the patience. It's nice to see that simple can be stunning.

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  31. Your card is so pretty...the bow is a nice touch!!!

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  32. Your card is beautiful, I love how you colored it using so many different mediums, from pencils to water color markers, it's gorgeous.

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  33. Your card doesn't sound simple, and it sure doesn't look simple. 3 coloring mediums? Its gorgeous, and I love your mixed cardstock and vellum bow! Beautiful job!

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  34. Your card is so pretty and makes me think of sunshine. Great job with the coloring.

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  35. What a fabulous card. Love the colors and elements you added.

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  36. Love the different colors you used and they work beautifully together. Stunning card!!!

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  37. This is like a beautiful filed of wildflowers! It's so fresh and fun Ivana. Marvelous card!

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  38. These colors are moving toward fall/autumn. Great choices.

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  39. Great color palette! The bow is an interesting element.

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  40. What a very happy card, makes me smile

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  41. This card is so gorgeous and using those three different mediums to color made it fun to play with, and I'm sure added to it's brightness!

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  42. Wow! I’ve never used those mediums together on one stamp! Absolutely gorgeous! The pink and yellow sentiments spark joy! Lovely!

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  43. I love the colors you used on this card.

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  44. Love all the color choices here on this card

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

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  46. So bright and fresh Ivana! Love the pop of yellow along with your 'loose' colouring is a perfect way to use this beautiful set. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring our creativity.

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  47. Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing.

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  48. This is just so pretty - great colours!

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  49. Beautiful card. Love the colours you have used and the addition of the pretty bow.

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  50. What a pretty card! I love the vibrant colors and the cute little bow.

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  51. Such a pretty card! Love the colors.

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  52. I'm convinced. I don't think anybody can mess up and not make a beautiful card with this stamp set!

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  53. Oh, I just LOVE how you colored this card! I can't believe you used 3 mediums on this! Your results are beautiful. An amazing card!

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  54. Love the bright colors. The bow
    at the top is fun. Beautiful
    card. thanks for sharing
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  55. I love this collaborative stamp set! Beautiful creation!

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  56. Awesome card!!! I just love the coloring you used...so bright and vibrant!!! And I love the banner and bow!!! Really beautiful!!!

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  57. Such a pretty card! Love this stamp set and sentiments :)

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  58. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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

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  60. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

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  61. So pretty. I like the bow on top and the colors.

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  62. Love the bow and sentiment with this beautiful stamp! Soooo pretty

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  63. your card is so sunny and bright. I like how you mixed your coloring mediums.

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  64. The the three coloring mediums you used to create this card all work so well together. I would not have thought to do so, but I will sure be giving it a go now!

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  65. I love the brilliant yellow and pink ön the card.Thanks for the inspirations!

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  66. Very pretty card. Love this Stamp set!

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  67. Love the color palette on this gorgeous card.

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  68. Gorgeous stamp and your coloring is fabulous.

    Hugs diane

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  69. Stunning colors! I love this stamp set. Such a gorgeous floral design. So many possibilities!! Thanks so much Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio!

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  70. Beautiful card. Your colors are gorgeous. Love this stamp set.

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  71. This is a really sweet card! It makes me happy just to look at it. Who wouldn't want to get a card that says it is sending love? It would just make my day! :)

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  72. Beautiful card! Love that your 3 coloring mediums worked so well together.

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  73. This card is just happy, I love the bright yellow and pink.

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  74. I love your card, Ivana--beautiful coloring! This stamp set is amazing & I'm going to have to get it--even though I'm supposed to be destashing--haha!

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  75. Beautiful color combo and details! Love that bow! Such a beautiful stamp set!

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  76. Your card is so bright and cheerful. It is truly happy mail!

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  77. You used some nice eye catching colors on the lovely floral stamp!

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  78. This is just perfect!! Love the colors and design!

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  79. I love the mixed media! Beautiful card.

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  80. I like this cheerful card!

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  81. Beautiful card! Love the bold colors and your embellishment of this lovely image.

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