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25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 | Pretty Pink Posh

By on November 23, 2017

pretty pink posh handmade Christmas tags Today I am sharing Christmas tags for Pretty Pink Posh in Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event! I’m really excited about sharing what I made with you today.

Supplies I Used:

I started by die cutting 3 Scallop Square Tags Dies onto white card stock. I love these square tags! I stamped snowflakes from Winter Wonderland stamp set and sentiments from the coordinating stamp set I used per tag in Versamark ink and heated white embossing powder since I was planning to do some emboss resist. After that, I blended Distress Ink for a blue tag using Peacock Feather and Broken China, a pink tag using Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar and yellow tag in Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed. I used painters tape to mask off the edges so they stayed white.

I colored all the images with Copic markers and fussy cut each and left a white border around. I then adhere everything with foam tape to give it a little dimension.

I finished every tag with a few sparkling clear confetti in different sizes and voila! The tags are done!

Don’t forget to stop by Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags to see what everybody else made!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Traditional Christmas Card | Pretty Pink Posh

By on November 18, 2017

handmade christmas card

Hello, crafty friends!

Today’s card I used a bunch of the beautiful items from the newest Pretty Pink Posh release. I decided to make a card using traditional Christmas cards.

Supplies I Used:

I cut out an A2 card base and stamped the Holiday Greetings stamps in different colors for a background. I cut the largest tag from the Scallop Square Tags in a lime green color. I also die cut the Merry Christmas Script die and smallest holly from Festive Holly dies. I adhere the tag first then the holly and then the scripty Merry Christmas. I finished the card with sequins from Evergreen Sparkle Mix and Peridot Mist 4mm sequins.

I know a lot is going on but I really like it and hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by!

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Pretty Pink Posh November Release | Blog Hop

By on November 2, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh November Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! If you just came from Nichol Spohr‘s amazing post, you are at the right place! How amazing are all the projects so far?! As talented as all the designers are, this release is so adorable, you can’t help but make cute stuff!

Win a $25 Gift Certificate

Before we get started, don’t forget! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 11/7/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. Good luck!

pretty pink posh winter woodland handmade card

Key Players

Today’s card features a bunch of fun new products from the new release:

The Play

I started by stamping our adorable Winter Woodland friends onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to get myself ready for some Copic coloring. After coloring the images, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth paper to 5.5 and 4.25 inches then blended Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough for my background. As I let that dry a little, I cut out the “Merry Christmas” word die out of glittery cardstock. Here’s a tip for glittery cardstock: In my experience, the glitter paper is always thicker than regular cardstock. I always use a shim to cut anything out of glittery paper. This die is gorgeous and very thin and intricate, so I definitely recommend a shim to get those beautiful, clean cuts.

I glued the Merry Christmas sentiment and a few of the branches from the stamp set to the background. I popped up the critters with foam tape and arranged my scene where the foxes and bunny are under the sentiment while the two birds are perked on the Merry Christmas sentiment.

I finished the card by adhering the Sparkling Clear Snowflake Sequins (which I am in love with) and a few of the 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins. Confession: I misplaced the dot in my ‘I’ in Christmas so I decided to use one of these little sequins in hit’s place! No harm, no foul, haha.

pretty pink posh winter woodland

I mounted the scene to an A2 card base (5.5 x 4.25 inches) I made with 110 lb. white card stock. I went back with a white gel pen just to add a little detailing and my card is finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please leave a comment to enter to win a $25 gift card and continue hopping along. Next on the blog hop is the very talented Lisa Elton.

Here is today’s line up in case you get lost.

November 2

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Kay Miller
Amy Yang
Heather Hoffman
Joni Andaya
Nichol Spohr
Thi Lam <– You are here –>
Lisa Elton
Shannon McComb
Cathy Zielske
Yoonsun Hur

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Happy Halloween | Pretty Pink Posh

By on October 31, 2017

pretty pink posh trick or treat friends handmade cardHappy Halloween, crafty friends! I just wanted to share this quick card I made with Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends.

I stamped the little witch girl, her hat and a brush then colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

Colors I Used:

  • hair – mid brown
  • skin – flesh
  • cheeks – pale pink
  • dress – lilac & mid gray
  • hat – lilac, mid gray and yellow for the buckle
  • broom – dark oatmeal

I then used the Decorative Tag 1 and die cut the scallop frame with glittery black paper and the other frame with white cardstock that I blended with Distress Ink Seedless Preserves. I sprinkled water to the ink blended piece to add texture and interest.

I adhere the frame to the tag then foam mounted the little witch and her accessories onto the tag. I then adhered the entire tag to some heavyweight black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Trick or Treat Friends stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I finished off the card with Metallic Silver Confetti Mix.

Thanks for stopping by and for those of you trick or treating, have fun and be safe!

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Masking Mania | Pretty Pink Posh Reindeer Friends

By on October 20, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh - Reindeer Friends

Hello beautiful friends! Hope everybody is having an amazing Friday!

Today’s card features the adorable Reindeer Friends from Pretty Pink Posh. Plus – it’s my first time masking this much. I had a vision in my head when I designed this card and execution was a lot more difficult than I thought! But! The good news is, I learned a lot and the next time I do this kind of masking, I think I will have a better handle on it.

I first stamped the presents using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink onto watercolor paper since I will be using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for coloring. I then cut out 2 masks on Post-it paper (that eventually turned into 5) to stamp the fun mountain of presents! I then stamped the little reindeer that is holding a present on top. The sentiment was also stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia and I was done with my stamping and ready to color.

I kept coloring very simple by alternating a few colors:

  • Reindeer – oatmeal, dark oatmeal and pale rose for the cheeks
  • Presents – pale rose, turquoise green, mid green, mustard

 

I trimmed down the watercolored piece and mounted it on glittery gold cardstock. I then foam-mounted the entire thing onto an aqua cardstock (in retrospect, I would trim down the watercolor piece more so more of the background color is showing – but after coloring so much, I didn’t have the heart to do it! But I think it would look a lot more balanced if I did.) then mounted the the entire thing on a top folding A2 base. I decided my masking wasn’t great and there were too many holes. Originally, I wanted this to be a one layer card but it didn’t happen because I was so unhappy w/ the “holes”. I stamped additional presents and colored them and mounted them on top of the holes where I didn’t have any presents. I finished the card with some Mermaid Mix sequins because I wanted those blues and gold sequins on the card. The smaller droplets are from the Mermaid mix but I also added the one 6mm Droplet for some added dimension and interest.

I hope you enjoying this little tutorial and my card. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Happy October from Happy Turkey

By on October 1, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Handmade Card I can’t believe it’s October already! The year just flew by! It’s starting to feel more like fall in California as the heat settle down. I am kicking off my fall mood with a cute, little card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey stamp set.

I stamped everything in Copic-friendly Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored my adorable images in fall colors and added details with a white gen pen. I used the coordinating dies to cut out all my images and started building out the card.

Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Handmade Card

I used some pattern paper as a dark background to add to the fall feeling of the card. I whipped out the Cuttlebug again and diecut some Scallop Circles from Bristol smooth paper since I decided to do some ink blending. Instead of the usual Distress Inks, I decided to stretch some of my dye inks to do the background blending. I wanted something really soft and my Distress Inks has more pigment when it blends than my dye inks. I went with a soft blue for the sky and a sand color for a ground.

Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Handmade Card

I adhere the scallop circle with the background to the pattern paper. I then used foam tape to adhere the turkey and leave images to the card. I finish the card with PPP Metallic Gold Confetti mix. I am a huge fan of the “no holes” in these confetti mix and was so excited to see PPP now carries more colors! Oh, the possibilities! I decided to add some Wink of Stella to my turkey so she shines more, but I am still struggling of photographing the beauty that is Wink of Stella. For now, trust me, it’s there and she’s glorious.

That’s it – that’s my card. I hope you like it and as always, thank you for stopping by!

Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey Handmade Card

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Lawnfawnatics Challenge #12 – Create a Scene

By on September 16, 2017

Hello everybody! The creative juices have been flowing lately and I needed to take advantage of it. When I received the Stamptember collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Pretty Pink Posh, I saw wallpaper. So when I looked up the current Lawnfawnatics challenge and saw it was “create a scene” it was a pretty opportunity to combine some of my stamps together, which I haven’t been doing much lately.

I stamped the fireplace on first and made a mask on top and began working on my background. I ink blended the bottom and top in two different colors of ink and left a white band as base molding for the wall. I stamped the damask greetings stamps in the same ink color on top to make a wallpaper pattern. I was able to do this without my Misti since it was smaller stamps and I just wanted a wash of color to give it a vintage feel.

I then colored all the other images from Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams with Copic markers and mounted them into the scene.

I hope you liked today’s card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Simon Says Stamp & Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Exclusive 2017

By on September 15, 2017

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Hello crafty friends!

I am lucky enough to have my hands on this amazing stamp set, Damask Greetings , an exclusive collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Pretty Pink Posh. This set is so interesting. It isn’t my usual style but I am so happy to be pushed out of my comfort zone because I am in love with what I made with it. Actually, while I was making it, all these other ideas came to me so I will probably be making a few things with this set to share!

I created a pattern using two of the stamps from the set and some Memento Dye Ink in New Sprout and Summer Sky. I used my trusty Misti stamping tool to get clean stamps each time. This ink can be tricky in that it takes a few stamps to get a good solid image. I used qStitched Borders 2 die at the bottom and mounted this panel to a piece of teal cardstock with foam tape for dimension. I mounted this entire thing on an A2 card base and it was done!

It was still looking like it needed a little more, so I took out my favorite 3mm sparkling clear diamonds and a few sparkling clear confetti and added it to the damask pattern. The shine is everything! It totally finished the card and I can’t stop looking at it!

I hope you liked the card as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by!

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