Pretty Pink Posh Design Team

I am super duper excited to announce that I am joining Pretty Pink Posh Design Team for this term (July,2018 to December,2018) . I am always addicted to their design styles and products and I dreamed that I  could be one of these talented girls on PPP Design team. My dream came true at this moment! Thank Paulina for choosing me so I could have a stage to perform. And I also thank everyone who is there supporting me and giving me all feedback and encouragements! To celebrate this new design team announcement, Pretty Pink Posh is giving away $100 Gift Certificate to our online store if you head to This Blog post.  To celebrate this exciting moment, I made this card below to be thankful that I could work with all girls on PPP Design Team!

To begin with, I ink blended Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet on to a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. I sprayed water randomly splattered onto inked background from a spray mist bottle. While I was waiting for the background to air dry. I stamped the sentiment “I thank my lucky stars for a friend like you” from Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings Stamp set using black dye ink.

I colored all selected images from Pretty Pink Posh Sea Friends Stamp set using Copic markers. I chose some of them for the background along with a few Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pansy Purple.

To create the shaker window, I first die cut the frame using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Oval die out of A2 sized Neenah Solar white cardstock 110lbs as top of the window. Then I glued a piece of acetate paper underneath of it to create see through window. I poured Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Spring Green, Pansy Purple and Aquamarine with 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins on the top of background, then I closed it up by attaching the top panel onto it with help of  Foam tape.

In the end, I attached the rest of images using either Multi Medium Matte or Foam tape around window. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Sea Glass around Dolphin and Whale tale to create water splashes.

I cannot wait to share more projects with you using Pretty Pink Posh products. Hope to be your inspiration in the future!!!

 

Cherry blossoms card

Happy Saturday!

I am starting to pack everything for tomorrow’s long flight back home. After being in the car for more than 17 hours from New mexico to California last month, it should be not too bad for me. I completely enjoyed every single meal I had but I am so scared to know my current weight is. I guess I will just need to keep hypnotizing myself I didn’t gain too much to lose. Nothing is better than home town foods. Right?!

To begin with this card, I Copic colored all images from Pretty Pink Posh Cherry blossoms Stamp set and set aside. Then I started to create the background. I chose a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper since it is whiter than most of other watercolor papers.  I used ink from Zig clean color real brush marker in Cobalt Blue#031 to mix with watercolor and randomly applied onto the background. After the first layer dried, I applied another layer. Then I made the concentrate the mixture to splatter some droplets onto the background by tapping on a brush handle.

I played the arrangement of the floral a little until I am happy with it. I took a photo as reference first, then I adhered them one by one followed my reference using Multi Medium Matte. I added Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling clear sequins and 4mm Sparkling clear sequins around my centerpiece. At Last, I stamped the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings Stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock using Versamark embossing ink, then I poured WOW! embossing powder in bright white. After cutting it into rectangle shape, I attached the sentiment stripe using a piece of Foam Tape.

For Copic color References:

Flowers: RV00, RV21, RV23, Y08

Leaves: YG03, YG17

And that’s it! I hope you will have a wonderful day. I will be seeing you guys when I arrive at home!

You’re an inspiration to me

Hi Crafty!

I am coming home in two days. Time flies by. I had great time here with my family and I am dying to come home to try all crafting supplies I bought here in China. There are alcohol markers, different brands of watercolor paints and brushes, and…You Name it!

This is a very simple card. In order to make it look not so simple. I followed my daughter’s suggestion to make it rainbow background. Alright, it did not turn out what rainbow she wanted it to be but it is close enough. I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick onto a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper . I mixed a little ink from Worn lipstick with water, then I picked it up with a round watercolor brush. I lightly tapped on the handle to create some droplets onto the background.

I colored Koala images with Copic markers from Pretty Pink Posh Koala Friends Stamp set and cut them with coordinating dies. .I also used foliage image from Pretty Pink Posh Bunny Friends Stamp set and cut with coordinating dies for a koala to hold onto. For the bigger leaves, I got them from Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias Stamp set to match. I arranged them on the top of the panel using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes for dimensions. At last, I stamped sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings Stamp set.

Here are Copic coloring references for this card:

Koala Bears

Bodies: W00, W1

Ears and Cheeks: RV00, R20

Leaves: YG21, YG23

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I inspired you a little for your next project!

Thank you card with cherry blossoms

Happy 4th of July!

Today I am showing a project I did using Pretty Pink Posh Cherry blossoms Stamp set and simple self created background.

First of all, I colored all images with copic markers, then I hand fussy cut them and set aside. Your life would be much easier if you use it’s coordinating dies.

For Copic color References:

Flowers: RV00, RV21, RV23, Y08

Leaves: YG21, YG03

To create the background, I pulled out my all time favorite — Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper . First,  I used ink from Zig clean color real brush marker in Cobalt Blue#031 to mix with watercolor. Second, I used a 1 inch flat watercolor brush applied the watercolor mixture onto the paper free handed with zero stress. Last, I made the concentrate the mixture to splatter some droplets onto the background by tapping on a brush handle.

I adhered all images onto the background panel using Multi Medium Matte. Then I stamped sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings Stamp set with Versafine ink in Black. I embellished the card by adding some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Sparkling Clear around the floral.

Thanks for reading this post. Have a great day!!!

Sending smiles from Koala friends

Happy Monday! I am sending you smiles across the miles from China!

It’s been raining all week last week since we arrived in China. I hope the weather will get a little better. Positively thinking, at least it’s not as hot as it usually is at this time of year. My parents and us are going to a photo studio tomorrow for a special photo shoot session to keep our memory. I cannot wait to see how they could make us look like stars.

This card above is a See through window card in my language. It makes people who receives this card feel more interested when they open it as well. To begin, I colored most of images with Copic markers from Pretty Pink Posh Koala Friends Stamp set and cut them with coordinating dies. I also used foliage images from Pretty Pink Posh Bunny Friends Stamp set and cut with coordinating dies as scene building supplements.

I cut the open window on the top part of a A2 white card base using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Diamonds die and set aside. I grabbed a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper to create background. I did ink blending technique by using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, and Cracked pistachio. Then I attached this background onto side of the A2 card. After find the center by closing top of the card, I stamped sentiment with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black on the background.

I adhered all colored images to selected areas using Multi Medium Matte, and I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Spring Green and Shamrock as embellishments.

Here are Copic coloring references for this card:

Koala Bears

Bodies: W00, W1

Ears and Cheeks: RV00, R20

Tree Trunk: E31, E34

Leaves: YG21, YG23

I hope everyone is going to have a great day. Hey remember, you have only 4 days to go before weekend! I will see you again in couple days!

You make life fun

Hello everyone!

Did you purchase this lovely stamp set called Darling Dragonflies from Pretty Pink Posh? It is a mini stamp set with good price point and unlimited potential. Let me talk about how I made this stamp into a cute card below to tease you a little.

To begin, I colored all images with Copic markers and cut them with coordinating dies. Then I set them aside to use it later.

I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron onto Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper to create the background. I cut two parts out of piece of white cardstock and I adhered them on the top of the background using Foam tape. That way I created color contrast.

I started to arrange all images onto the panel using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape. I also added some Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling clear sequins and 4mm Sparkling clear sequins. At last, I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of card using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.

Here you go. A simple but cute card is here. Now tell me a reason not to love this stamp set!

Praying for you

Hi there!

Today is the day I am heading to China for my two weeks trip. It’s been five years since I went back to visit my family. My mom is turning 60 and she is going to have a huge birthday party. I know I gotta be there celebrating with her. I made 8 cards ahead of time so I could show you one by one while I am out of states. It’s like I’ve never been gone!

I am here showing a card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Wild rose stamp set. To begin with, I colored all images with watercolor paints and hand fussy cut them.

To create the shaker window, I die cut the frame using  Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Oval Frame die out of Neenah Solar white cardstock 110lbs 6 times and glued 5 of them together using Multi Medium Matte to create the base of frame. Then I stacked a piece of acetate paper on the top of this base and close it up with another piece of die cut frame. I chose two kinds of sequins as free movements for this shaker card. One is Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins and another one is Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pansy Purple.

For the background of this shaker window,I ink blended Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in Wilted Violet on to a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper.

I grabbed a piece of white card stock to cut it slightly smaller than A2 size, then I rounded four corners with a quarter corner chopper. I adhered it onto A2 card base after I splattered some black paint on the top of it.

In the end, I adhered the window onto the card panel and stamp the sentiment “Praying for you” from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings Stamp set. I embellished the card with some more Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pansy Purple.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will be back soon!

You are the Sweetest friend

Hello Crafty friends,

I am here introducing this new digital Ice Cream stamp set that Isabel Cristina Stamp releasing today. It is getting pretty hot where I live. If ice cream has no calories, I would like to eat them every day to cool myself down. How about you?!

The idea of this card came up pretty quickly since no one could resist to such cute images. I printed out digital images on a piece of Neenah Solar white 80lbs card stock and fussy cut them. Then I colored them with my copic markers and set aside.

 

I cut the frame with Hugs frame die out of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. For the top frame part, I ink blended using Tim holtz distress oxide in Tattered rose and Picked raspberry. For the negative part, I ink blended using Tim holtz distress oxide in Fossilized amber and Cracked pistachio. After stamping the sentiment, I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewel in Lemon drop and I also poured Pretty Pink Posh Seed Beads in Spring green and 3mm Sparkling clear sequins. I enclosed windows by adding foam tapes. I cut the scallop border out of Pretty Pink Posh Scallop frames die, and glued it onto the upper window to create bakery awning style.

 

 

At last, I arranged all images onto the top of the background with Multi Medium Matte and foam tapes. I also added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Buttercream to embellish. Anyone is inspired by this project? Time for you to create something better!

 

PPP June Product Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome everyone to Pretty Pink Posh June 2018 release Blog Hop! I am so glad to be invited to join this fun event. This release includes so many great stamps and also some brand new seed beads in amazing colors which I’m sure you’re all going to love!

I created two cards for this blog hop. For the first card, I created a shaker card. I started off with stamping out all images from Darling Dragonflies Stamp set. I stamped them onto some Neenah Solar White Cardstock and colored them in with Copic Markers.  Once they were all colored I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To create the background, I ink blended distress oxide in Cracked Pistachio and Seedless Preserves onto a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper with very light pressure to build pastel colors. Then I stamped the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sayings: Miss You stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I arranged some of colored images on the background as well.

To create the shaker window, I cut the frame  using the Scallop Frame Die  , then I glued  a piece of acetate paper underneath. Before I closed up the top, I poured some Mini Sparkling Clear Flower Sequins and Seed beads in Green Spring When its ready, I attached the window onto the background panel with some Foam tape.

Lastly, I adhered other cute dragonflies onto the top of the window and adhered my panel onto a white card base.

Here are Copic coloring references for this card:

Dragon Flies:

Faces- E0000, E00

Bodies- RV000, RV10

Wings- G0000, G00

Grass: YG21, YG03

Plants:

Leaves- YG03, G03

Flower- RV52, RV63

 

My second card featured another cute stamp set named Koala Friends. After I colored selected images from this set with my Copic Markers, I cut them with it’s coordinating die.

I ink blended distress oxide Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Squeezed Lemonade, and Twisted Citron onto a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper.I sprayed water over inked background and removed all wet spots with a piece of paper towel. When it dried, I splattered a mixture with ink and water  lightly over the background Then I cut two circles using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop circle die out of white cardstock. I over lapped them a little and adhered them on the background with foam tape.

I arranged colored images inside and around the frames I created.  Then I stamped the sentiment that comes with this stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added Pretty Pink Posh Seed beads in Cotton Candy and Spring Green to embellish the scene.

 

Here are Copic coloring references for this card:

Koala Bears

Bodies: W00, W1

Ears and Cheeks: RV00, R20

Tree Trunk: E31, E34

Leaves: YG21, YG23

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 PDT on 6/19/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Alix Davis (You are here)

Hello friends

Hello my crafty friends,

I hope you guys are having a great day today. I am on the way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’ve been wanting to have this road trip since last year. We stopped in Las Vegas and headed back  home due to extremely high temperature. This time we left a little bit earlier and I hope the temperature doesn’t get too high when we get there. I made this card the night before we left and I would like to share with you.

First of all, I stamped all images with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock, then colored them with copic markers. I cut two windows on a A2 size panel using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Diamond Dies. I stamped rose images from this stamp set using Altenew dye ink in Warm Sunshine onto the panel to create my own pattern.

For areas which are peeking through the windows, I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers.

I adhered foam tape on the back of panel to attach the card base. I stamped “Hello Friend” sentiment. I assembled all images onto the top of card using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape. added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Lemon Drop as embellishments.

Pretty Pink Posh is going to have Blog hop on 15th, I will see you then!