Pretty Pink Posh March 2019 Product Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh March 2019 Product Release Blog Hop! Within this release, be prepared to be wowed by jam packed exciting products and loaded inspirations from all blog hops. I loved every single items from this release. It was so hard for me to pick a few to work with for this blog hop. I tried my best to present you with four cards I made before I overwhelmed you. Wink wink~

<Card 1>

Spring is approaching. Why do I know? Oh yes. I am starting to have itching eyes and so as my daughter is. Take that downside away, I do love all beautiful things happening such as butterflies.  I started my first card with a shaker card.

To begin with my card, I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet over a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. Then I die cut my front frame using Spring Frame Die out of white cardstock paper. I added a piece of acetate underneath the front frame and Poured lots of Friendship confetti Mix, then attached the frame over the background using Foam strips.

I stamped butterfly images out of Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink over Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock paper and cut them out with Coordinating Dies. Then I colored them using Copic markers ( BG 10, BG23, V01, V15, E33, E37)

I adhered butterflies onto the front panel using Multi Medium Matte and Foam squares. Since I don’t want to over distract my whole layout. I decided to go for a smaller sentiment. I stamped “Spring Greetings” sentiment from Spring Wreath Stamp set over a piece of black cardstock paper with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I free hand cut it into a rectangle shape and adhered onto the lower corner. I added a few more Friendship confetti Mix here and there to finish this card.

 

<Card 2>

For my second card, I would like to go with some flowers. I stamped images from Magnolia Flowers Stamp set and cut with Coordinating Dies. Then I copic colored them with RV10, rv55, YG03 and detailed with couple Prismacolor pencils.

I decided to make a card with less dimension this time. I cut a desired circle out of a piece of masking tape and masked my white panel using the negative part out of the masking paper. I then ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover and splattered a little bit white paint over it to create some textures.

I adhered the colored images to the background with Multi Medium Matte and Foam Squares.

At last,  I stamped the sentiment “All My Love” from Love Sentiment Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo black ink. To keep my card simple and clean, I skipped using any embellishments. If you followed me for a while, you knew how hard I tried not to using any sequins or sparkles.

<Card 3>

I was so happy to see another wreath stamp coming out since I didn’t have enough of Autumn wreath stamp set. What’s good about it is Paulina, the owner of Pretty Pink Posh, really tried building this stamp set that could match some of our previous stamp images and patterns to satisfy a person like me who enjoys mixing and matching with everything I owned.

To begin with, I ink blended my background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry over a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. Then I splattered some ink over the background to create some interests.

I stamped the wreath and other element images from Spring Wreath Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black in over Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock paper and die cutting with Coordinating Dies. Then I colored them with copic makers (Y02,G00, BV00, R20, V01) to create more pastel look.

I arranged all selected images onto my prepped background using Foam Squares and Multi Medium Matte.

I finished this card by stamping the sentiment “you’re a true friend” from Peacock Friends Stamp set onto the lower portion of the panel.

<Card 4>

Now we are coming up to my last card. First of all, I ink blended my background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch over a piece of  A2 sized watercolor paper. Then I splattered some water over the background and picked up some color by using paper towel.

I die cut my butterflies using Bold Butterflies Die out of white cardstock. I lightly inked edge of the wings to create the dimensions. I also added Pansy Purple Jewels to embellish my butterflies.

I attached decorated butterflies over the background using Multi Medium Matte and bend the wings so it looks like they are flapping their wings in the air. Then I scattered some Wisteria Blossoms Confetti to fill the space.

In the end, I stamped the sentiment “you are special” from Peacock Friends Stamp set with versamark ink over a piece of black cardstock paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I free hand cut it into a rectangle shape and adhered onto the lower left corner.

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 3/13/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. Hop with us now!

Waffle Flower 2019 March Blog Hop + Giveaway

We have the lovely Lilac Dreams set (stamp, die, combo) illustrated by Oana Befort this month which brings to mind summer breezes and sweet scented flowers. We also have a new Bouquet Builder set featuring a beautifully arranged bouquet of wildflowers illustrated by Karla Jodoin (stamp, die, combo). The pretty floral elements from our Loved stamp set is now back in a much bolder format in XOXO (stamp, die, combo). To compliment the adorable Be Her stamp set, we now have a dapper Be Him set (stamp, die, combo)! The Animal Tags set, designed by JJ Bolton, (stamp, die, combo) can be customized to create the cutest bear, panda or frog tags. This month we also have two stand alone dies. The Stitched Rose die allows you to add the look of beautiful stitching to a card in the shape of a pretty rose. The Wave Texture Die incorporates fluid stitched lines that are reminiscent of a rolling wave, falling rain, or gentle winds.

This month we have 5 new stamps and 7 dies. I made four cards to inspire you hopefully!

<Card 1>

The main image of this Bouquet Builder set is fairly large. All I need to do is to stamp it onto a piece of Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock paper with Memento Tuxedo Black in, then colored with Copic markers. After die cut it with it’s Coordinating Die, I had it set aside. I ink blended onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch, then I splattered coordinating colored inks and white paints over the background to create some textures.

I free cut two sides of my background with paper cutter and adhered it onto the A2 card base to create color contrast. I stamped the sentiment “happy birthday” that comes with this stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock paper using Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I arranged the image and sentiment on the top of card and added some clear enamel dots from Waffle flower enamel dots in Stardust  to finish my first card.

<Card 2>

I believe some of you already had fun with Be Her stamp set from last month. Now it’s His turn! This Be Him stamp set is perfect for every card receiver. I was inspired by a watercolor painting on the internet for the layout. So I ink blended a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio, then splattered whole bunch of white paint using tooth brush flicking technique. I really don’t have a specific layout tamplet, so I just free hand cut all rectangles and squares with my paper cutter. I adhered them onto an A2 card base and set aside.

I stamped selected images from Be Him stamp set and cut with Coordinating Dies. Then I colored them with copic markers. Since this set doesn’t come with any sentiments, I grabbed the sentiment form Group Hug stamp set in January release and white embossed it onto black cardstock paper. After I stamped the large sentiment “Hugs” directly onto the background, I adhered the embossed sentiments around it. I arranged all images onto the card using and added enamel dots from  Up & Running and  Stardust

<Card 3>

We are moving onto my third card now. This color combo is highly inspired one of art work that I saw a while ago. The main colors are Dark blue, light blue, Red and black.  I really worked out of my comfort zone and played a little this time. I stamped all images from XOXO stamp set with dye inks and cut with Coordinating Dies.

Then I heavily utilized my white gel pen to create all details and textures on my die cut images. Suddenly, all my elements became more interesting. After adhered them onto an A2 cardbase using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes, I used black archival ink pen to create some dots around my images. At last, I simply stamped the sentiment “XOXO” using Versafine Oynx Black ink to end this card. It looks simple but it is not simple as well if you get into all details. Right?

<Card 4>

Lilac Dream Stamp set is something that really softens my heart when I saw it. Not sure why, I knew I wanted make it into something purple and I would like to send this card to my mom who lives in China. I started to mask my background using some washi tapes, not limited to any specific brand, as long as it is low tack tape. Then I ink blended uncovered area using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Pickled Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves. I splattered a little water over the background and dried it with a piece of paper towel. I removed the washi tapes and cut top and bottom of panel about 1/4 inches.

I stamped the image from Lilac Dream Stamp set and cut with Coordinating Dies. I colored the images with Copic  colors (Hair and shoes: E37,E29 Skin:E00, YR31 Cheek: R20 Shirt: R27 Skirt: B24,B26 Flowers:V12,V15,V17 Leaves:YG03,YG17) I adhered the image onto the background I created, and added all panel onto an A2 card base using foam tapes.

Now you have it. A quick peek of all cards I created to tease you from this wonderful collections. Be sure to be inspired by other creative designers!

         Waffle Flower          
       Jessica Frost-Ballas        

                 Emily Midgett                   

Hop Prize

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 3/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 3/11/19.

 

Best of Luck- Pretty Pink Posh 3 Days Sale

Hi Crafty Friends!

I am showing you this card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Best of Luck Stamp set and Coordinating Dies Sale. You could get 25% off on them from now till 2/25. St. Patrick’s Day is about 3 weeks away which means you still have time to catch up with making a card for your friend, family or any receivers!

I started to stamp and copic color all images form Best of Luck stamp set and cut with the coordinating dies. After I set them to aside, I prepped my background using ink blending technique with Tim Hotlz Distress ink oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Lucky clover over a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper.  I used two pieces of clover dies from the coordinating dies to cut over the background in order to create two small windows. To make shaker windows, I added acetate paper underneath the openings and poured some jewels in shamrock then closed them with foam tapes.

I cut the frame out of a piece of white card stock using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frame Die and attached it onto the background with Foam strips. I stamped the sentiment “Best of Luck”  and arranged the images to their best “destinations”.

Last but not least, I added jewels in shamrock to embellish my background and finished my card after attached it onto an A2 sized card base.

Don’t forget to get free shipping if you spend $60 or more! Have fun shopping!

Koala Greeting – Pretty Pink Posh

Oh Hello Hello!

Do you all remember these Koala cuties from Pretty Pink Posh? It is time to have them out to play a little bit!

To start making this card, I ink blended on top part of  of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade. Then I ink blended on another piece of watercolor paper with Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon and cut them with Hexagon die from Pretty Pink Posh Stacked Edges 2. I chose three of hexagon strips and layered them onto my prepped background using Foam strips.

I stamped selected images from Pretty Pink Posh Koala Friends Stamp set and cut them with the Coordinating dies. Then I colored them with trusty copic markers. To create an interesting background, I also added the grass from Camping Friends Stamp set and the leaf branches form Bunny Friends stamp set.

After arranging all elements, I stamped the sentiment “a happy HELLO” from Koala Friends to upper right corner of my card and I embellished it with a few Jewels in Lemon Drop.

It’s Friday finally, so I hope you all will have great weekend! Xoxo…

Humming Bird Thank You Shaker Card – Pretty Pink Posh

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to check out this card I just made. Valentine’s day is over but it is still going on in my heart. I always love to see pink with teal color combo. So I applied it onto this card.

To begin with, I ink blended the background on to a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry.Then I lightly sprayed water over the background and dry it with a piece of paper towel.

To create my shaker window, I cut the center of the background using Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Tag 2 Die and I added acetate paper underneath of top part of background. I stamped the sentiment “Thank you” from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings on to the bottom part of background. I poured Mini Sparkling Clear Flower Sequins and Valentine Confetti Mix and seal the window with Foam Strips.

I stamped the humming bird images from Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks Stamp set and colored with copic markers. I arranged them onto the background after die cutting them with the Coordinating Dies. The card still looked a little empty, I added some leaf images from Camping Friend stamp set and cut with the Coordinating Dies. At last, I embellished the front window with a few jewels from Valentine Jewel Mix.

Did my card warm your heart? I hope you will have a warming Wednesday! Xoxo…

Thankful and Thoughtful Cards – Pinkfresh Studio

Happy President’s Day!

I am up on the Pinkfresh Studio Blog today.  Be sure and head there to say hi and take a look how I made them!

For the first card, I used Pinkfresh Studio Heart and Soul Stamp set and dies to create a refreshing Spring look shaker card.

 

 

For my second card, I play with Pinkfresh Studio Gatsby Die with a little bit gold glitters and purple blending background.

See you at Pinkfresh Studio Blog. Ciao!

Happy Valentine’s Day-Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Valentine’s day to everyone!!!

I will be working full day today but I hope everything will go smooth and fast. That way I could spend the night with my family. I am not really a romantic person in my opinion. But I always try to make my Valentine’s day a little special, such as preparing a nice meal or getting a gift card for hubby. How about you???

I stayed up a little bit late to make this Valentine’s Day card. To begin with, I cut out 3 hearts out of an A2 sized watercolor paper using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Hearts Die. Then I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Oxide ink in Broken China and the hearts using Worn Lipstick. I added Foam tapes to pop the hearts up.  I splattered water over the background to create some textures.

I stamped the images from Pretty Pink Posh Cupid Friends Stamp set onto Neenah Solar white 80lbs Card stock paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then I colored them with copic markers. I fussy cut the images with my scissors but you could definitely use the coordinating dies to save time and energy. I attached them onto the background using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes.

At last, I stamped the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments Stamp set to the lower right corner and embellished the card with Pretty Pink Posh Iridescent Heart Mix.

So I am here hoping you will have a wonderful Valentine’s day! Let cupid arrow land on you! Xoxo…

Waffle Flower 2019 February Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Waffle Flower 2019 February  Product Release Blog Hop. There are lots of pretty and cute products for you to play with.

We have plenty of fun florals to color including a big, beautiful bloom and lovely girls relaxing in Peony Dreams (stampdiecombo) illustrated by our new artist, Oana Befort. We also have soft and delicate flowers in the Be.You.Tiful  stamp set (stampdiecombo) that make great wreaths and frames, illustrated by our new artist, Karla Jodoin. The Be Her stamp set (stampdiecombo) designed by Big Bear & Bird features four of the cutest animals and tons of accessories to adorn them. The scripty font of Label Greetings (stampdiecombo) is an elegant take on the popular label maker look and is a quick way to make perfect sentiment strips. The Little Fairies stamp set (stampdiecombo), illustrated by Kamo, has fairies, flowers and a fountain for creating sweet garden scenes. Tiny Terrarium, (stamp) our 3×4 set this month, includes sweet foliage and a darling bunny perfect for spring. And the Diamond Texture Die (die) (by cardmaker JJ Bolton) is one of a series of dies designed to give more interest and depth to your card backgrounds.

There are four cards I would like to show you. I featured Waffle Flower Be Her, Peony Dreams, Be You Tiful, Little Fairies, Label Greetings Stamp sets and Diamond Texture Die.

<Card 1>

I love rainbows. The idea of creating a rainbow colored card came up to me. To begin with this card, I made stitched pattern on to an A2 sized watercolor paper using Diamond Texture Die. I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and picked raspberry. In order to make it more pastel look, be sure to apply them softly. I pulled out Waffle Flower Enamel Dots in Up & Running to create the diamond shaped borders for my center piece.

For my centerpiece, it is the cutest kitty cat from Waffle Flower Be her Stamp set which was illustrated by Big Bear and Bird. I stamped the image on to neenah solar white 80lbs card stock with Memento Tuxedo black in and die cut with the Coordinating Dies. The coloring part was simply done with copic markers. After adding a few dots using white gel pen on the cheeks of the kitty, it became so so adorable!

After I adhered the kitty to the center of the diamond shaped frame I created, I stamped the sentiment “Hello” from Waffle Flower Label Greetings Stamp set onto a piece of blue cardstock with Versamark clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I hand cut it to rectangle shape with scissors and attached it below the kitty.

 

<Card 2>

I was wowed by this Peony Dreams Stamp set that is illustrated by Oana Befort. I love the style of her creations, so I decided to some of techniques that were inspired by her original work. I inked the stamp images onto a piece of watercolor paper using Tim Hotlz Distress ink in Antique Linen. Then I colored them with random picked watercolor paints that were laid on my craft table. I added some details onto the stern and center of the flower using white gel pen as well.

I cut the background paper to the size that is slightly smaller than A2 size and adhere it to the A2 sized front folded card base in craft color.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock paper with Versafine Oynx Black ink and hand cut it with my scissors. After I adhered the sentiment onto the background using Foam tape, I added Enamel dots in Stardust to finish my card. FYI, This stamp set does come with the Coordinating Dies for your projects.

 

<Card 3>

I quickly moved to my third card. I want my card to be bright and springing. Red and yellow were two tones that were great to achieve my goal. First of all, I colored my images from Waffle Flower Be You Tiful Stamp set and cut with it’s Coordinating Dies. Then I colored them with Copic markers.

I ink smudged onto the A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron. Once its dry, I splattered Black ink to create some artsy effect. I arranged my colored images onto the background, the I stamped the sentiment “Miss you” from the same Stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock with Versamark clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I popped the sentiment to the background using Foam tape. Believe or not, it only took me about 45 minutes to make this card.

<Card 4>

Now we come to the last card. Oh fairy oh fairy. Everyone loves fairies right?! Waffle Flower Little Fairies Stamp set fulfill my childhood dream. I love there are so many elements to build a scene. And they are all good to mix and match with other stamp set as well. I started to create the background, I ink blended the bottom part with Tim Holtz distress oxide in Cracked Pistachio and lucky clover and the top part with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. I splattered mixture of ink and water over the background and let it aside to dry。

I stamped all images onto Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then die cut them using the Coordinating Dies. I colored all fairies and accessories using Copic markers. I arranged them onto the background I created using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes and stamped the sentiment “Birthday Wishes”  to the upper portion of my card.

Now you have it. A quick peek of all cards I created to tease you from this wonderful collections. Be sure to be inspired by other creative designers!

Please Hop with us 

Waffle Flower (Nina)  
Amy Rysavy

Hop Prize

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 2/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 2/11/19.

Best Wishes-Pretty Pink Posh

Oh Hello everyone,

Have you ever been in a situation that you could not stop doing some things you fell in love with? I just cannot have enough of Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flowers Stamp set. So I made one more card.

To make this card. I first stamped the images from Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flowers Stamp set with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (021 for flowers and 041 for leaves) die cut them with the Coordinating Dies.

I ink blended onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Worn Lipstick in very very light touch, just enough to make white background not so boring. Then I splattered some black ink to make my background looking more artsy. While waiting the ink to dry, I cut a strip of hexagon from Pretty Pink Posh Stacked Edges 2 Dies and colored it dark grey with Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Black soot. After adhered this hexagon strip onto the card, I arranged my flowers and leaves using  Multi Medium Matte

I stamped the sentiment “Best Wishes” from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set to the lower left corner and I embellished the card with Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Clear Droplets.

Alright.  There you have it. The third card I make using the same stamp set. So which card do you like the most?

Creating Floral Birthday Card-Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends!

The weather in the location I am living has been very nice. It made me dream about spring when everything blooms.

To make this card. I first stamped the images from Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flowers Stamp set with copic markers (V01,V09 and V15 for the flowers; YG23,YG17 for the stems) die cut them with the Coordinating Dies. I used Uni-ball White gel pen to draw some details on the flower petals.

I then die cut “Happy Birthday” with Pretty Pink Posh Happy Birthday Script Die out of a piece of 100 lbs white card stock. I light handed ink blended the edge of the die cut using Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Wilted Violet.

To prepare the background. I decided to go for simple layout. I used 1 inch wide washi tape masking the edge of the card base, then ink blended un masked area using Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. I splattered a few water drops over ink blended area to create the cool effect when it dried.

I arranged die cuts and colored images using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes onto the background and added Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum confetti mix to have the final touch.

I will have another card coming up on Friday to show another way using this gorgeous stamp set. Stick around!