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Happy 4th Birthday, Pretty Pink Posh!

By on January 15, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Handmade Birthday CardMade a card for Pretty Pink Posh’s birthday celebration. I am so thankful for Paulina and this company in my journey into card making. I am almost at a year at this and the inspiration I’ve seen, the amazing products I’ve gotten familiar with and the absolutely wonderful card makers and designers I’ve met has made it such a great journey. I also wanted to give a shout out to a friend who got me into this just in case she’s reading this post…you know who you are. Love you, twin!

Supplies I Used:

I stamped the Birthday Scene stamp onto Bristol Smooth paper and another time on masking paper. It took a little bit of time to cut out the mask, but I think the results are worth it. Plus, you can save the mask and reuse it a few times by just sticking it with your stamp set.

I masked the stamped image and used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberries and blend from the top and bottom and into white in the middle. Unmasking the image was so fun! I colored the scene with Copic markers. I die cut two borders with Stitched Borders 2 for the top and bottom of the card and popped it up with foam tape. I finished the card with sparkling clear sequins, white gel details and some Wink of Stella, clear.

I hope you like this card and thank for stopping by today!

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Pretty Pink Posh January Release | Blog Hop

By on January 11, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh January Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for joining us today for Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday blog hop! I’m sure you have seen a lot of great things from the talented participants already and am so honored and excited to get to share what I came up with!

I made two cards today that are relatively simple to highlight a few of the new items from this release. Here is my first card:

Pretty Pink Posh Cupid Valentine's Day Card

Supplies Used:

I love this sweet pair of cupids from the new release. I had a great time coloring them with Copic markers. After I finished coloring, I cut them perfectly out with the coordinating dies. I’m pretty good at fussy cutting, but something about the utter perfection if die cutting out images just is so satisfying for me! Haha, nerd alert. Okay, moving on.

I cut the smaller frame from the Scallop Frames die set with Bristol smooth paper. For the inner piece, I stamped the large, beautiful sentiment that comes with the stamp set with Versa mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then did some emboss resist with Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold.

I prepped an A2 card base with the pattern paper cut slightly smaller than the base so a little white frame shows. I’m really into that look right now but am not great at photographing it quite yet. Still a work in progress!

I cut really thin strips of foam tape and put it all around the frame to pop it up to add dimension. I then popped up the two cupids on foam tape as well and adhered the droplets and confetti in the inner panel for some interest and shine! The cupid wings received a generous amount of clear Wink of Stella and this card is complete! On to card #2:

Pretty Pink Posh Valentine's Day card

Supplie I Used

For my second card, I did something a little different than my usual. There are no stamped & colored images on this…which is shocking for me. I used the exclusive Damask Greetings stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s Stamptember collaboration with PPP and stamped it with Hero arts Unicorn pigment ink onto Kraft paper. I don’t think this stamp set is in stock anymore so for those of you who didn’t get a chance to scoop this one up for your stash, a easy solution would be to pick any little stamp, maybe solid hearts from the previous Cupid Friends stamp set I didn’t use would be perfect for this! (I think I will plan out a card doing this next now to think of it!)

I cut the love shaker die out of the background I just made and I also cut it out of white card stock. I saved the little pieces inbetween and inlay the white die into the Kraft background. I stamped a greeting form everyday greeting onto pink paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped that onto with some foam tape. I tied a piece of pink twine around the entire piece and mount it with fun foam for a dimensional look to a top folding A2 card base. You will see, I cut the Kraft paper down a little bit to leave that white board around that I like so much right now. This card wasn’t too much work but I feel it gives a nice elegant impact.

That is it from me!  As of any party, check out the fun gifts and goodies Pretty Pink Posh has lined up for their birthday celebrations:

Pretty Pink Posh Gifts and Goodies

AND, if you spend over $60, you can get this beautiful set that came out with this release for FREE….

Pretty Pink Posh Free Gifts

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some more goodies and keeping hopping along for more chances to win. Just in case you lose your place, I’ve listed all of today’s participants below. Thanks again for stopping by!

Today’s line up:

Thi Lam <– You are here.
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Wild Roses – Pretty Pink Posh

By on January 1, 2018

Handmade Card - Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose

Last card of 2017 for me! Today I featured the wild roses stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. I don’t really make flower cards often but I want to try and practice more in 2018.

Supplies I Used:

I stamped the Wild Rose stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto 110 lb white card stock. I colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers. I ink blended an A2 piece of cardstock with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers and gradually went lighter so it would fade into white. I inked up the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder. I adhere the flowers at the bottom with foam dots and mounted the entire thing to an A2 top folding card base. The card is finished with sparkling clear confetti and a coat of Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

The card is relatively simple but I think it has a huge impact in it’s simplicity. I love it and hope you do too!

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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!

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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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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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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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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!

pretty pink posh fly a kite

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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!

lawn fawnatics challenge
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!

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