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!

Lovely Wild roses

Hello everyone who is reading this post. I was checking out all talented card designer on instagram and I was suddenly inspired by a card made by glitternswirls . The layout was fantastic to apply on these  images I colored the other day form Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose stamp set. Before the spirit ran away, I pulled out all my crafting tool and started this card.

To begin with, I diluted the watercolor paint I used on my flower stamp images and did a background wash on a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. I flicked some black or purple water color paint over as well. Then I die cut 4 times with Pretty Pink Posh Love shaker Die out of Neenah solar white 80lbs cardstock. I glued them together one on top of another. I cut “Love” out for popping out sentiment. I inked top of die with Versamark ink and poured WOW! Gold rich embossing powder, set with heat tool.

 

Assembling is easy and fun. I used foam tape to pop the background panel. Attached heart die and sentiment die onto the front. I used Multi Medium Matte and foam tape to arrange my pre copic colored flowers and leaves.  I embellished the card using Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling clear Sequins and 6mm Sparkling clear Sequins . To create water droplets on leaves, I used Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels.

 

Thanks for visiting this post. I will be back soon to introduce more cards I make out of these flowers. There are lots of colors of wild roses if you google. So let’s try some more possibilities playing with them!

Thank you shaker card with lovely Fuchsias

Happy Thursday my crafty friends!

Today I am brave enough to share this shaker card with you. I’ve been in love with all Pretty Pink Posh Flower releases and I had no guts to try them due to my poor coloring skill and lack of creative imagination. But I could not hold it back anymore and ordered all of them last week from Butterfly Reflections Ink.  This one I am using is called Flourishing Fuchsias which became my number 1 favorite of their flower images.

To begin with, I ink blended Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in Pickled Raspberry and Wilted Violet on to a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. I mixed the ink from Pickled Raspberry with water and randomly splattered on inked background by tapping on a watercolor brush. While I was waiting for the background to air dry, I die cut the frame using a die similar to Pretty Pink Posh Scallop 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.

Now it is time to decorate the background. I stamped “Thank you” sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings Stamp set using Versafine black ink and arranged some of Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pink Blush. 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 sequins in Fairytale Fuchsia.

For preparing the images, I stamped all images onto Strathmore Bristol smooth surface paper and colored them using Kuretake Clean Color Real brush markers, then I hand fussy cut them. I arranged them onto the upper left corner of the frame so its more like natural of Fuchsia flowers and it also gave space for the sentiment. I did final touch by adding a few Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Clear droplets as well.

There you have it! My first flowery card! I hope many more would come. We always learn while we are trying. Right?

You make me smile

Happy Mother’s day! I hope everyone had a great day today. Hubby and my daughter decided to take me to San Francisco for a Mother’s day splurge. We went to my favorite Macaroon and Pastry stores in Daly city, and we also enjoyed a great authentic Chinese meal. Before we headed out, I made this card with Pretty Pink Posh May release stamp set called Playful Puppies.

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’ve been in love with the color combination of pink and blue lately, so I pulled out Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean to create my background. I smudged the ink pads onto a laminated paper, then I sprayed water over them to make inked water mixture. I used a size #8 round brush applying ink water mixture separately onto a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper and dried with my heat tool. Then I made the ink water mixture slightly more concentrated and splattered over the background by tapping the brush handle.

Once the panel was dried, I trimmed it slightly smaller than an A2 card and rounded four corners. To create the window, I die cut it with Pretty Pink Posh Story Book 4 die. I ink blended background windows with same inks to match the panel.

I wanted to create a shaker window, so I adhered foam tape on the back of panel to attach the card base. I stamped “You make me smile” sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greeting Stamp set and I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pink Blush , Sea Glass and 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins inside of windows before I closed them up. I assembled all images onto the top of card using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape. At last, I added a few Jewels to fill up some spots.

I truly love this stamp set very much and I hope I could make more cards to share with you all. Pretty Pink Posh is having 15% off for all products on their website until tomorrow. Don’t forget to take advantage of this awesome sale. I will see you soon!

Mama I love you!

My new Pretty Pink Posh order is almost here. I am here demonstrating how we could stretch our stamp use. This stamp set is called Winter Wonderland. But who says it can only be used in Winter? I am going to rock it and make it into a Spring Mother’s day card!

In order to make it work, I stamped images onto Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock paper with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa. I did a little bit alternations such as cutting the holly leaves off the tree branch and removing the bunny off the tree log. Then I colored them with Copic markers and set aside.

I created the background using Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron, Picked raspberry and Salty Ocean very slightly blended them onto a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. I splattered some ink and water mixture onto the paper and dried it with my heat tool. I cut the window out of Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 5 die. I decided not to do a shaker card at this time but I still would like to have some dimension for the window. I adhered foam tape to pop up this window.

 

Assembling was always fun and easy. I used Multi Medium Matte and foam tape here and there. I noticed the bottom side of window were kinda empty. I pulled out some pre colored flowers and foliage images from Pretty Pink Posh  Bunny Friends stamp set .  I used one of sentiment stamp from Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments stamp set and stamped it with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa.

To finish off this card,  I added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Blush and 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins so all pieces could be working well with each other.

 

That’s about it. Now why don’t you try a seasonal stamp set and turn it into something different and fun?!

Hello from your sea friends

I am so happy to see Pretty Pink Posh came out with gorgeous release yesterday. I just placed my order yesterday and hopefully I will receive them ASAP. I cannot stop being excited so I pulled out this Sea Friends stamp set and had a little bit warm up.

To begin with, I stamped all images on Neenah Solar white paper 80lbs with Memento Tuxedo Black. Then I colored them with copic markers.

I created ocean background using Tim Holtz distress oxide in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean with ink blending technique. I splattered water over the ink background and removed droplets with a piece of paper towel. Then I cut windows using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces die. I used foam tape to pop the dimension so I could create shaker windows.

I assembled all colored images onto the background using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape. To fill in the shaker windows, I added Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Clear sparkling sequins.  I also adhered some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Aquamarine and Sea Glass to make this Undersea scene more fun.

Hope you guys like this card and I will see you soon for more creations!

 

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 27-3D Cards

I have been being a Lawn Fawn fan for a while, but I’ve never tried to participate any of Fawnatics Challenges. I decided to have fun with current one and see how it goes. This challenge runs 3 weeks. The topic is all about 3D cards. I owned a few Lawn fawn 3d card dies. So I decided to go with shadow box die this time.

First of all, I colored images with copic markers from Lawn Fawn Mom and me Stamp set and set aside. I cut the box frame out of lawn fawn Shadow box card die and ink blended outside surface with Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Tattered Rose. For the stitched hillside die cuts that came with Shadow box card die, I ink blended them with Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Lucky Clover, Peacock Feather and a little bit Black soot, then I splattered some water over them and removed droplets with a piece of paper towel. That way, the color overall won’t be too saturated. I attached them to inside of box frame. The basic box card was formed.

I cut a piece of piece that fits into the background of box and ink blended with Tim Holtz distress oxide in Fossilized Amber. Worn Lipstick (for Sunset sky). Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio (for Grass). I die cut some tree trunks using Lawn Fawn Birch Trees die and inked with Tim Holtz distress oxide in Gathered Twigs and I die cut some leaves using Lawn Fawn Leafy tree backdrop landscape die and inked with  Tim Holtz distress oxide in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feather. After assembled trunks and leaves, I randomly attached them to each layers inside of box.

Assuming it is in Spring, we need blooming flowers of course. I cut several leaf branches out of Lawn Fawn Large Wreath die and inked them with Tim Holtz distress oxide in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. Again, I attached them in all different places to create 3d effect. I die cut flower border and flowers out of Lawn Fawn flower hillside pop-up add-on dies and colored them with my copic markers. I gathered everything I prepared and assembled them to all places my gut feelings told me to.

At last, I used the banner stamp from Lawn Fawn Bannertastic stamp set and cut it with coordinating die. To fit into this banner, I used the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Mom and me stamp set. My first shadow box card was made!

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You’re the best Chapter of My Life

Good morning!

I am showing you a card that I created for Isabel Cristina Digital Stamps. The name of this stamp set is called Reading Bunnies.  Spring is finally here. It is really a love and hate situation. My daughter has been struggling with allergies and showing lots of typical seasonal allergic symptoms such as itchy and red eyes, running and stuffy nose, and such. As a mom, it is hard to see my 11 years old baby suffering and I have no solutions other than Claritin and eye drops. Now I sincerely hope for summer so my baby can feel much better.

Before I am going too far with my topic, let us talk about this card. Isabel designs cutest bunnies ever with all kinds of accessory stamps, so it was a piece of cake to put them together to create a scene. I printed all images and colored them with Copic markers and set aside. Then I did ink blending technique using Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Salty Ocean on to a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper.

To create the grass, I cut them out of another watercolor paper using Lawn Fawn grass hillside border die and inked with Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio.

After arranged images onto the background, I used Nuvo crystal drops in Carnation Pink and Sweet Lilac to pop up some colors in the grass. I stamped the sentiment from My favorite things Our Story stamp set using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. At last, I cut the frame using a die from Mama Elephant Frame Tags and add it on to the background.

Hooray!!!  We just created a lovely card! Be sure to check out Isabel’s shop when you get a chance. Her stamps are in very reasonable price! See you soon with another project!