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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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