All My Love-Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday!

My weekend was pretty relaxed (Thank Goodness!). I made some cards and organized my craft room a little. I also went out to hang out with my girlies catching up with our lives’ updates. How about your weekend?

Today I am showing you one of cards I made during this weekend. I tried to think “outside of box” for my color selection for crocus flowers. If I google search Crocus, it shows in purple or yellow usually. But who says we have to follow the rules in our art world?! I think it would look good in red with these stamps. I went for what I think it could be and made that happen today.

To prepare my background, I chose a watercolor panel that was slightly smaller than A2 size, then ink smudged it using Tim Holtz distress ink in Twisted  Citron and Squeezed Lemonade (Please note I didn’t use oxide ink because I wanted it to be more vibrant) Once it’s done, I let it set aside to dry. 

I started to stamp all images from Pretty Pink Posh Crocus Flowers Stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink onto Bristol smooth paper and die cut them using Crocus Flowers Coordinating Dies. Then I colored them using Zig Clean color Real brush markers (022 for flowers and 041 for leaves). I added some details onto the flower petals using Uni-ball white gel pen.

I die cut big and small scallop hearts with Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Hearts Dies out of a piece of 100lbs white card stock and adhered them onto the background using foam strips. Then I arranged all images around the heart frames I created using Multi Medium Matte and foam tapes. I stamped “All My Love” from Pretty Pink Posh Love Sentiments Stamp set onto Black cardstock using VersaMark Clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I hand cut it into rectangle shape and attached it onto upper right corner of the panel using foam tapes.

At last, I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling clear sequins and 3mm Sparkling clear sequins to embellish the background.  I attached the whole panel onto an A2 sized vertical folded with card base to finish my project.

Hope everyone will have a great day! I can not wait to share more projects with you soon!

Everything about You fills My heart with Joy-My Favorite Things

Happy Tuesday!

I just came back from Creativation 2019 in Phoenix, AZ yesterday with jam packed ideas and inspirations. I got to meet lots of crafty friends there and enjoyed every single minute! If you will have a chance to attend the Creativation next year, you will be completely wowed!

Today I want to show you a card that I made using products from My Favorite Things Heart Art Card Kit combined with My Favorite Things Joyful Heart Bears Stamp set. I always adore  Stacey Yacula’s illustrations and somehow never get my hands on them. I am so glad I could try use color some SY images this time. Stacey’s illustrations suits storybook style coloring very well so I decided to give it a try.

To start this card, I stamped the bear holding heart balloon image from Joyful Heart Bears Stamp set using Versafine Oynx black ink onto an A2 sized watercolor paper, I also stamped the accessory bees and sentiment from the same stamp set. In case you didn’t pay attention, those bees have heart shaped wings which are stinking cute! After the ink dried, I hand drew the hill using an archival ink pen for the bear to stand on.I colored all images with zig clean color real brush markers and created some grass with copic markers.  I splattered some light blue ink over white portion of the background to make it more interesting.

Instead of coloring the balloon, I cut the balloon part with Mini Heart Shaker W&F die to create an opening, then I cut one heart pouch from Heart Trio Shaker Pouches (Each piece comes with 3 heart pouches connected but it was very easy to cut with the scissors) For making the background of the balloon, I stamped an image from Heart Art Stamp set with a light pink dye ink onto the white card base. In order to make it match, I used the heart opening as a guide when I stamp it. I attached the pouch by popping it from back side of heart window and added some glue to establish it. I poured some Pretty Pink Posh Iridecent Heart confettis to the pouch and closed it with some more glue. I also attached a few heart onto the background as embellishments.

Please note: Heart Trio Shaker Pouches and Heart Art Stamp set are within the Heart Art Card Kit

 

Hope this card melts your heart! Be sure to check out all the products HERE! Have a beautiful day!

Floral and Shaker Card- Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Crafty Friends!

I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio Blog today.  Be sure and head there to check out how I created my two fun and different styled cards today!

For this floral card, I used Embroidered Blossoms Stamp set and Coordinating Dies to create this collage of colorful bouquet.

 

For my this card, I used Sweet Lemonade Stamp set and Coordinating Dies to create a refreshing shaker card.

Be sure to head over to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog to read about the details and see more photos!

Pinkfresh Studio January 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the the Pinkfresh Studio January 2019 Release Blog Hop!  There are so many products to introduce to you from this release. This is my first blog hop with Pinkfresh studio, I made two cards to celebrate this event.

<Card 1>

I started by stamping all images from Sweet Lemonade Stamp set on to  a piece of 80lbs white card stock. I stamped them extra in a few colors  just in case I need to make more cards later. That is my way to save my time and it works like a charm every time. I cut them all with Sweet Lemonade Coordinating dies and set aside.

I wanted to keep the background simple but with textures, so I grabbed a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and cut the sides slight narrow. I attached it onto a A2 sized card base. There are so many trendy water-colored lemonade images out there, so I quickly recreated it by adding some blue watercolor paints on the top of background.

Once the background dried, I adhered selected images using liquid glue or foam tapes. At last, I added some clear sparkling sequins to give the card a little shin!

 

<Card 2>

Next up is a Floral card using Spring Floral Stand Along Cuts. When you have such a gorgeous die, it is so easy to make a great card.

To start my card, I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tattered Rose, Worn lipstick and Seedless preserve onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. Then I splattered water over the background and blotted it with paper towel to create the special effect.

Then I cut two sets of border die cuts from Spring Floral Stand Along Cuts out of 80lbs white card stock. I attached them around the card base using Multi Medium Matte. I pulled out the sentiment “thinking of you”  from Scripted Bold Sentiment 2 Stamp set, stamp it with versamark clear ink and embossed with metallic gold embossing powder. At last, I added some clear drops to the background as embellishments.

 

 

GIVEAWAYS:

Pinkfresh will be giving away one $25 gift card for my reader for this blog hop. so be sure to comment on each stop!  Leave a comment below for your chance to win!The winners will be announced on Sunday, January 20th on Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please remember to check HERE & claim your prize within 2 weeks. 

SHOPPING PROMO:

Free die (Dainty Love Balloon) with purchase of $25+. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into your cart once you hit the $25 threshold.   

Free/discounted shipping from January 14th-17th on orders $50+. You must use the code JANFREESHIPWITH50. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

Now Let’s Hop to win!


Pretty Pink Posh January 2019 Birthday Product Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh January 2019 Product release Blog Hop! This is Pretty Pink Posh 5 years birthday so we invited lots of talented friends to join us too! You are going to have extreme high dose of inspirations from us. Be prepared! We will start the celebration with me making 3 cards using great products in this release.

<Card 1>

I started by stamping images from the Cupcake Critters Stamp set and coloring it using Copic markers, then I cut them using the Coordinating Dies and set them aside for later use.

I ink blended on a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feather. Then I cut the upper portion using Celebrate Shaker Die to  in-lay over acetate to form the top of the card. On the card base, I ink-blended Tim Holtz  Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick so that colors can show through the shaker window. To fill my shaker, I added Party Mix Jewels and Seed beads in Sparkling Clear, then  I added 3M foam tape to the entire top panel and secured it over the card base to complete card itself.

I arranged my colored images to the lower portion of background using Foam tape and added some Party Mix Jewels to finish my first card.

<Card 2>

To begin with my second card, I copic colored the unicorn pinata from the Pinata Party stamp set and cut it with its Coordinating Die.  Then I ink blended an A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tattered Rose.  I splattered water over the ink background and removed droplets with a piece of paper towel.

I cut the center piece using Decorative Tag 2 Die out of a piece of gold glitter paper. After adhere it to the background, I stamped confetti images from the same stamp set with versamark embossing ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I hand drew a black vertical line to create the string to hold pinata and attached my colored image on top. I picked pink and yellow jewels out of Party Mix Jewels to match the scene. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Have a Festive Day” that came with this stamp set using a similar ink color to the background.

 

<Card 3>

For my last card, I used Crocus Flowers Stamp set. Pretty Pink Posh has been doing  a great job on illustrations of florals. All flower images are simple and easy to color. It does not have lots of detailed lines within the images so you could create color shading as you would like to.

I colored selected images from Crocus Flowers Stamp set with my copic markers. Colors I selected are V01, V12, V15, V17 (For flowers), YG06, G05 (For leaves) Y38 (For flower center)  and cut with the Coordinating Dies. Then I ink blending the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet on an A2 sized watercolor paper. I used my fingers to grab some clear water to create different sized droplets over the background and blotted it with a piece of paper towel. Suddenly my background has some interesting textures.

I arranged all colored images on to the lower portion of card using Multi Medium Matte. Then I stamped the sentiment “happy birthday” from Cupcake Critters Stamp set and added purple Jewels form Party Mix Jewels.

Pretty Pink Posh is  giving away $25 gift certificates to those NINE people who comment during the blog hop. Plus, we are giving away a not-yet-released set for qualifying purchases, while supplies last!

 

Blog Hop List

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Jennifer McGuire
Angelica Conrad
Ellen Hutson blog
Caly Person
Keeway Tsao
Alix Davis
Mayra’s Designs
Thi Lam
Yoonsun Hur

Waffle Flower 2019 January Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the  Waffle Flower’s 2019 January release Blog Hop!

Starting with this release, all of our dies will come de-tabbed and pre-arranged on magnet storage sheets. Dies smaller than 4″x4″ are still adhered to a backer card with tape.

We’ve added Enamel Dots to our line. They are customized to include lots of the tiny dots that our cardmakers love. We have three designs for this release. The Clean & Clear set includes both white and clear dots, perfect for adding dimension and shine to any color combination. Stardust includes white and silver glitter dots. Up & Running features 7 colors of dots from the rainbow of Waffle Flower ink colors. Don’t forget to check them out in the ink section on our website!

We have 5 new stamp sets and 7 dies in this release.

The big, elegant flowers from Magnolia (stampdiecombo) was illustrated by Karla Jodoin and we have many more beautiful designs by her to come! These sets are great for coloring. The exquisite details in the stamp set will make it easy for even beginners to enjoy. You will also find the the sweet Group Hug (stampdiecombo), illustrated by Big Bear & Bird. We just love how this brings us a warm and fuzzy feeling. The Here for You (stampdiecombo) is designed by our fellow cardmaker and designer, JJ Bolton. It has all the sentiments you need to send a heartfelt message to your friends and family in their time of need. The Favorite Valentine (stampdiecombo), illustrated by Kamo, is the cutest for creating valentines for the classroom and beyond. We also included a 3x4 Spice Pot stamp set for quick cards this month.

The two stand alone panel dies in this release were designed by JJ Bolton and they both work great with the Here For You Stamp Set. The Tile Panel (die) is a modern but classic pattern and is so versatile that it can be used for both feminine and masculine cards. The Painted Landscape (die) is a unique die that makes it easy to create a mountain landscape scene with depth and texture, all in one layer!


For celebrating this release, I made four cards to show you how I could create my cards with such wonderful products!

<Card 1>

I was always Big Bear and Bird fan and I was so happy to see Waffle Flower Craft has been doing collaborations with her. When you have a large enough great image, you don’t really need to do too much but have having fun coloring them.

I cut a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and ink blended the top surface using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Salty Ocean. Then I colored the image from Group Hug Stamp set with Copic markers and cut it with Matching Dies. I decided to keep it simple, so I color and cut some hearts as embellishments. To finish off this card, I stamped the sentiment “Hugs” that came from the same stamp set.

<Card 2>

Valentine’s Day is a month away. This stamp set called Favorite Valentine comes in handy. I colored selected images from Favorite Valentine Stamp set with copic markers and cut with the Matching Dies.  Then I cut a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and ink blended the top surface using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Candied Apple. I used Tile Panel  Stand alone die to cut out of  a piece of white cardstock and hand cut the upper portion out to create an opening window. I attached it onto prepped background with foam tapes for dimensions.

The scene I wanted to create is two shy people to express their true feelings to each other on Valentine’s Day with an angel’s help. I arranged colored images to where I think it should be (duh!)To mention a little, I cut a heart out of vellum paper using a die from Favorite Valentine Coordinating dies and placed it underneath the main characters to bring some focus. I stamped the sentiment “You are my favorite” onto the middle portion of card using the sentiment came with this stamp set. In the end, I embellished the card with some white sparkling enamel dots from Stardust Enamel Dots.

<Card 3>

Here comes another large imaged Stamp set which I really fell in love with. The floral images are illustrated with lots of details so you could color them following guided line direction. I wanted to try color it with watercolor paints but the copic markers were just right next to me. So here we go with this card. I ink blended a piece of A2 watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover. Then I tapped some water off a paint brush and blotted with a piece of paper towel to create the effect on the background. When that was done, I set it aside to dry.

I copic colored the selected image form this Magnolia Stamp set and die cut the Matching Dies. Then I attached it onto the background using Multi Medium Matte. I stamped the sentiment “Happy Birthday” came with this stamp set with Versafind Oynx Black ink and hand cut it with my scissors. I attached this sentiment over the floral image using foam tape. And of course I love to add some enamel dots from Starburst Enamel Dots.

<Card 4>

Watercolor painted Landscaping mountains is very trendy on Instagram as far as I knew. I always want to paint one for myself but it is not as simple as we see though. At least I had no courage to try yet. This Painted Landscape Stand alone die fulfilled my needs. I first prep the sky portion by slightly ink blending on upper portion of watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide in Wilted Violet and Faded Jeans.

I grabbed another piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and cut it with Painted Landscape Die. I discard upper two layers of mountain die cuts to expose my prepped sky, then I ink blended the rest of layers using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch. In order to create some intensified colors, I also used Distress ink in Fade Jeans and Black soot. I glued each pieces onto the background like playing puzzles. Then I embossed the sentiment “Keeping you in my prayers” from Here for you Stamp set with white embossing powder. I added clear enamel dots from Clean & Clear Enamel Dots to finish.

I hope you will find yourself inspired by my cards and I cannot wait to see what you could make!!!

 

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 1/7/19 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 1/9/19.


Receive a FREE Up & Running Enamel Dots with orders at $50 or above. Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last; Valid through midnight 1/7/19.

 

Pinkfresh Studio January-June 2019 Design Team Annoucement

Hi Crafty friends,

It is Me again to reveal another great news. I will be on Pinkfresh Studio Card Design Team from January to June 2019. It was such an honor to be selected by Pinkfresh Studio to present their gorgeous products with my hands, and I cannot imagine how excited I am to work with all of these creative girls. Today is a simple announcement because I am currently being a working bee to create some projects to show you very soon. Now let us get to know all my team members.

Card Team

Alix Davis
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Ivana Camdzic
Natalia Valkovskaya
Rebecca Luminarias
Yoonsun Hur
Zsoka Marko

 

Scrapbook Team

Amy Jo Vanden Brink
Anett Gelencsér 
Flóra Mónika Farkas
Jung AhSang
Lorilei Murphy
Missy Whidden
Vincenza Gudor
Zsoka Marko

Video Education Team & Contributors

Pretty Pink Posh Design Team Annoucement + $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Happy New Year to Everyone!

I hope you have been having a great holiday so far. I am very happy to let you know that I am staying on Pretty Pink Posh Design Team for another term (and many more hopefully). If you have been following me on Instagram or from my blog,  you already knew how much I  love Pretty Pink Posh products. I am here thanking Paulina for giving me a stage to play with her wonderful products to inspire and share with you all! I am also welcoming some new design team members joining our PPP family. Please wait and see how they could WOW you!

I am here sharing this card I made during the holiday using multiple Pretty Pink Posh products. First of all, I copic colored the kitties and fish from Cuddly Cat stamp set and cut with Coordinating dies, Koala from Koala Friends stamp set and cut with Coordinating dies, Champine bottle and other accessories form Happy New Year stamp set and cut with Coordinating dies (It is a Not-Yet-Release set, you could get them now from The hedgehoghollow December 2018 subscription box. )

I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Candied Apple on a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper, then I mixed ink with water and splattered over top surface of panel by tapping a watercolor brush. While I let it set to dry, I cut two chevron strips out of champagne gold glitter paper using one of Stacked Edge 1 Dies. I attached upper one using Multi Medium Matte and lower one with foam tape.

When making a card, everything could happen. I figured to have one of kitties hop and fly on the champagne bottle. When the bottle cap opens, whole bunch of fish jump out. They invited their friend Koala to celebrate the new year. Too bad they didn’t bring some Eucalyptus leaves, or maybe its in the bottle. Hehe….who knows! After arranged all images, I  I embossed the sentiment from Happy New Year Stamp set with Metallic gold embossing powder.At last, I added some gold sequins to finish off this card.

In honor of the new team, let’s have a big $100 gift certificate giveaway! Leave a comment on THIS post sharing your requests for stamps or dies you would like to see from Pretty Pink Posh in 2019! One lucky comment left by January 6th will win a shopping spree. Good Luck!

 

2019 Waffle Flower Team Announcement

Happy New Year’s Eve!

An exciting announcement that I would like to end my 2018 and say hello to 2019, I will be one of Waffle Flower Team Designer for 2019!!! I was so thrilled when Nina reached me and offered me this opportunity.  I love to explore all possibilities in the craft field. I am ready to join this big family and grow with them. For the whole year of 2019, I will be showing all kinds of my experiments and sharing all projects and tips with you, all my audiences! Please head to HERE to get to know all of members. Waffle Flower releases products every month, so Don’t forget to join our hop on the 5th of every month!

 

Joy to The World – Pretty Pink Posh 3 Days Sale

Happy Friday!

I am showing you this card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Angel Friends Stamp set and Coordinating Dies. You could get 25% off on them from 12/14-12/16.

To begin with, I stamped all images from Pretty Pink Posh Angel Friends Stamp set on Neenah Solar white paper 80lbs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored them with copic markers and cut with Angel Friends Coordinating Dies.

I created background simply using Tim Holtz distress oxide in Worn Lipstick 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 the 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 Sparkling Clear sequins. 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.  I also adhered some of them around the shaker window to brighten up the background. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Joy to the world” on the bottom of this card with VersaMark embossing ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

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