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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!

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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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Blog Hop: Pretty Pink Posh September Release

By on September 14, 2017

Pretty Pin Posh September release

Hello crafty friends! Summer isn’t quite over yet but fall goodness is starting to roll in and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for it!

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 9/19/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Handmade Halloween card with Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends

First Halloween Card

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so when I saw Trick or Treat Friends stamp set, I knew I had to make something with it. They are so cute! Because I started card making this year, this will be the first Halloween card I make and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.

Let’s Get The Party Started

I stamped all my images with Copic-friendly Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110 lb. white cardstock paper. These little guys were so fun to color. I decided to snazz up my Dracula with a vest. It was so easy. After I stamped the collar that comes with the stamp set, I just drew in two lines for the arms of the vest and a line straight down the middle and buttons on either side. I added a little fang to finish him off. I die, he’s adorable!

Handmade Halloween card with Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends

After I finished coloring all my images, I used the Trick or Treat Friends coordinating dies to cut them out. I usually like to fussy cut my images but I had the dies this time, so of course I used them. Something about coordinating dies is so satisfying…kind of like those slime videos you see on Instagram. It’s just so clean and perfect…I confessed I stared at them for a while before moving on.

I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth paper to 5 ½ by 4 ¼ to fit an A2 card base. Bristol Smooth is my favorite paper to blend on. A lot of people have asked me about how my blends are so smooth and that’s the secret right there. This paper does all the work for me. I get beautiful results every time!

Handmade Halloween card with Pretty Pink Posh Trick or Treat Friends

I blended Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves and darken the edges with Dusty Concord on top. I sprayed some water to remove droplets of the ink and splattered paint on top for an interesting sky-like background. After this dried, I used my powder tool all over it and stamped my “Happy Halloween” sentiment in Versamark ink and white embossing powder.

To ground the images, I used the new Stacked Edges 1 Dies and cut the scallop edge on some Bristol Smooth paper. I blended Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn on it and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I then arranged my little Trick or Trick Friends onto the card and I’m almost done! The sky was looking a little bare, so I stretched the tiny star stamps that came with the Thoughtful Greetings stamp set by inking them up with some Versamark ink and embossing them with white embossing powder.

In my book, no Pretty Pink Posh card is completely finished without their amazing sequins on it. I adhered Iridescent Stars confetti and 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins to my card. Pictures never do the 3mm Sparkling Clear any justice! In person, they look like little diamonds on your card. It’s one of my favorites.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Next on the blog hop is the super talented Lisa Elton!

September 14th Line Up

If you get lost, here is today’s line up of talented designers:

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Eloise Blue
Kelly Latevola
Amy Yang
Heather Hoffman
Joni Andaya
Thi Lam —You Are Here—
Lisa Elton
Sharon Harnist
Shannon McComb
Yoonsun Hur
Jennifer McGuire

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Handmade Gift Tags with Pretty Pink Posh

By on August 13, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh handmade gift tags

Hello friends! Today I tried something new and made these cute owl gift tags. I was thinking it may be cute to include with some Back to School gifts for all the kids’ teachers. It was relatively simple and so fun that I did not have to decide on one color…I did them all!

I started by stamping out Pretty Pink Posh Happy Owls in colored inks. I used the exact same dye inks to blend onto the Scallop Diamond Tags I cut out of Bristol Smooth card stock with my Cuttlebug. I heat embossed the ‘for you’ sentiment from Everyday Greetings with silver embossing powder and matched each tag with twine I already had. Of course it wasn’t finished until I added a few iridescent Star Confetti just to add a little shine and a lot of cute!

These tags will look so cute on a few white gift bags filled with school supplies for our teachers.

Hope you like today’s project. Thanks for stopping by!

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Pretty Pink Posh – Fly A Kite

By on August 3, 2017

Hi everybody! Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. Real life has been tough and it’s been interfering with my crafty life. I’ve had to focus on a few things and today’s card kind of pulled me out of a difficult time for me. I was looking at my stash and noticed this set on the top of my pile. I’ve been meaning to make something with it for quite some time, and this sentiment just stood out to me. “Let Your Dreams Soar”. I needed to hear this as I make a few life changing decisions for my future as well as my family.

This card is pretty simple but it’s also a good reminder that life can be just that – simple. I started out by creating a background of clouds using a cloud stencil I made myself, Distress Ink in tumbled glass and a blending tool. I like to use Bristol Smooth paper for blending. It makes the blending effortless and you can get professional looking results with not a lot of elbow grease.

Today I decided I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers so I stamped the Fly a Kite stamps onto Bristol Smooth card stock as well. I colored the images and fussy cut each one. Can I tell you? I thought it wouldn’t be possible to cut out those kite tails by hand, but I did it! I felt so accomplished and it was actually very therapeutic!

I ran the background clouds through my Cuttlebug with my favorite Stitched Border die at the bottom. I mounted all the images onto the cloud background. I then mounted that on foam to the pink striped pattern paper. The entire piece was then adhered to a top folding A2 card base. I finished the entire card with a few Sparkling Clear confetti and it is exactly how I imaged it to be!

I love these kites and I hope you liked my card! Thank you for stopping by!

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board

By on July 20, 2017

Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board. It’s been a while so I’m excited to make something for these fun series of challenges. Everytime I feel a creative slump, I would work on a challenge to get the creative juices flowing again. And it’s also fun to see what others do to get some inspiration for your own creations!

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Here’s the color inspiration board for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9

The Process

I decided to use Lawn Fawn Happy Trails stamp set for this card. I stamped everything on Bristol Smooth card stock because I had some out. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink since it’s Copic-friendly and I knew I will be coloring with Copic Markers. After coloring, I fussy cut all the pieces with my scissors.

I used my Cuttlebug to die cut a large 4 inch circle. I cut another 4 inch circle then used Lawn Fawn’s grass die to cut a line of grass. For the grass piece, I blended Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn. For the larger circle, I blended Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for a teal blue sky. I then splashed on water and ink over it to get some texture for my background.

After the background dried, I adhere the grass to the sky with some strong adhesive tape to a piece of patterned paper I cut down to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8. I arranged my trees and adhered them with a tape runner as well. I then mounted the car and trailer on foam tape, and adhered them to the card. I decided to stamp the sentiment onto a Lawn Fawn Bannertastic banner I stamped first just to give it a little more structure. I also adhered the sentiment banner with foam tape for dimension. I finished the card by adhering the entire thing on a 4.25 x 4/25 inch card base. You can see a little of the white sticking out and I really like that look.

 

I think I overdid the orange but I didn’t plan on using the pattern paper until the end. I receive it with a Lawn Fawn order so I decided to use it last minute. Also the pinks I chose weren’t pink enough. Overall, I’m happy with the card and it was a lot of fun to make!

Thank you for stopping by!

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