Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happy Birthday using Sparkle Dot Patterns 2

I'm back today with another card using the new Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 set from Pretty Pink Posh along with the new jewels as I'm loving them. Here, I made a different flower and created a birthday card for one of my friends at work.

Again, I started with an A2 size card base and penciled in two lines, both horizontal and vertical using the middle as a guide. For this flower, I placed the one petal on top of the horizontal line on top and than the other petals next to them.

I ended up added a pencil dot approx 1/2" above the center line to help see where I wanted the steam to start.

From there, I drawed in a steam by curving it and stamped down the leaves using the new Cherry Blossoms set with Antique Linen Distress ink as I was planning on coloring using my copic markers.

Next, I removed one petal and stamped using a light grey ink (fog-SSS) and repeated the process until the four petals were done. From there, I erased all pencil lines before adding the jewels.  

Afterwards, I placed one of the flowers from the new Bunny Friends set on top of the petals and colored it yellow to add a Lemon Drop jewel in the center.

To color in the steam and leaves, I used my copic markers as I wanted to practice no line coloring. Next, I used the Happy Easter Script die to cut out the word "HAPPY" four times to stack them together since I wanted to add some dimension. Afterwards, I pulled out the Fox Friends stamp set to use the word "BIRTHDAY".

Last but not least, I used these fabulous new jewels in Watermelon, Pansy Purple, and Shamrock for the leaves at the bottom. 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Flower Petal with Bunny Friends

This card was so much fun to create using the new Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 set from Pretty Pink Posh and using the new jewels that I made a flower petal using one of the dot images from the set.

To start, I cut an A2 size card base and penciled in two lines, both horizontal and vertical using the middle as a guide. Since I was playing with the image, I decided to stamp and cut the image out 6 times using black ink, again, I was playing and used them as a template of what I wanted to make. In the end, the lines became my guide.

To help me more, I ended up added a pencil circle in the center which is approx 1/2" above the center line. From there, I arranged the two top petal against the vertical line at the top and than added petals next to the other ones until I was happy with it. 

Next, I removed one petal and stamped using a light grey ink (fog-SSS) and repeated the process until the full petal was complete with light fog ink. Since I wanted some clouds in the background, I added them before adding the jewels. 

Afterwards, I cut a thin strip of green card stock to create a steam and thought why not use the new Cherry Blossoms set for the leaves which I colored using my copic markers along with the Coordinating die to cut them out.

I couldn't resist but to use this new Bunny Friends stamp set again since as it's so cute so I placed one of the images in the center by using thin foam mount tape.
The Coordinating die was so handy to help me cut the image out perfectly. 

Last but not least, I used these fabulous new jewels in WatermelonAmethyst, and Shamrock for the leaves at the bottom. 


Monday, March 12, 2018

Sending Flowers to a Special Amazing Person

Back in gear and with another card today as I meant to share this weekend but after she received the card. Also, joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of Girl Power 

Once again, I'm using this beautiful Spring Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp and coloring with my Polychromos pencils and embossing powder to create this card. I really do enjoy coloring with pencils. 

For this card, I used my Misti tool again to help me when it came to embossing directly over the image after I colored the flowers and leaves. Here, I decided to use a lighter blue card stock and see how the colors would look on it as I never know when using colored card stock.

For the sentiment, I decided to pull out the You Matter stamp set along with the "You" wafer die from Simon Says Stamp as I like the font and size. 

Last but not least, added some 4mm Metallic Gold sequins along with a couple of small clear droplets over the little flowers.

Let me know if you would like for me to start adding the colors used for the Polychromos pencils so I can make note of them when posting. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh New Release Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop showcasing Pretty Pink Posh's new release with tons of fun and inspiration. Plus prizes to be won along the way. 

You should have arrived from Pretty Pink Posh's Blog, but if you get lost, no worries, there is a complete line up list below so you can stay on track during the blog hop. 
I'm beyond thrilled to share these two cards with you today, so let's get started. 

I'm so excited with the new release and the addition of new jewels in so many colors that I couldn't resist but to use on each card. Here I started with this amazing 
Happy Easter Shaker die as it has so many beautiful details so I kept it clean and simple.

For this card, I started by first adding some grass at the bottom using ink and blending the color in. Next, I placed the Happy Easter Shaker die in the center of the card to die cut the easter egg. 

I put the easter egg aside while I created a background using alcohol inks which I than adhered to the opening. From there, I placed and glued down the easter egg back into the opening.

Now comes the fun part of adding several new jewel WatermelonAmethystLemon DropShamrock, and Pink Blush around the entire egg. So much fun!! Afterwards, I used my B000 copic marker along with colorless blender to go around the egg to add a shadow around it. 

Couldn't resist but to use this new Bunny Friends stamp set as it's so adorable and thought it would be perfect to add to this card. Also used the Coordinating die to help me cut the image out as well as adding a few little easter eggs from the Easter Friends set to finish this card.  

Moving onto the second card for the day....
Again, I couldn't resist but to use this new Bunny Friends stamp set as it's so adorable and has a variety of cute flowers to color in and create scenes. For this card, I started off by creating some grass using the Scallop Border to die cut two strips.  

Next, I grabbed these fabulous new Decorative Eggs as it comes with different designs to play with. Therefore, I created another alcohol background and used the solid egg die from the set to cut two of them. Next, I added the decorative dies on top to complete the eggs. 

As I mentioned before, I'm in love with the new addition of all of the jewels, so on this card, I decided to add Pink Blush around both eggs.  Added foam mount tape under the bunny in the middle and underneath the top row of the grass in front to add a little more dimension. 

For the sentiment, I used the new Encouraging Greetings as I thought it would be perfect with all of these bunnies and love the saying of Friends makes everything better.
Let's continue celebrating with your next stop with the talented Heather Hoffman  

GIVEAWAY! During this blog hop, there will be (4) $25 Gift Certificates to Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs every day (2) $25 Gift Certificates on each day

Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop (comments must be left by 11:59pm PDT on 3/12/2018), and will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Wishes

I'm back again today as I wanted to share this Birthday Card that finally came together. Also, joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of Add A Die Cut  

Decided to pull out a few stamp sets to create this shaker for one of my Friends on IG to celebrate her birthday and wish her the best all year round. 
To create the background, I pulled out the You Matters background stamp from Simon Says Stamp and stamped it down using a light pink ink. When it comes to using light ink, I always use my Misti in case I want to re stamp the image and make it a little darker.

Moving on, next I pulled out the Big Scripty Greetings stamp set, also from Simon Says Stamp and heat embossed the words using Silver Pearl from WOW 

Afterwards, I used the Stitched Circles Wafer dies from Simon Says Stamp
to die cut a circle for my shaker. Than, I saw the Circle Sayings set and wondered if it would work around the circle and happy it did.  

For the inside circle, I thought it would be fun to add some color and ink blending. The inks colors are (bottom to top): Hot LipsTeeny Bikini, and Melon from Simon Says Stamp   

I love this little girl from Lila's Heart set and couldn't resist but to color her using my copic markers. Since I wanted a few more hearts, I pulled out the Stacked Hearts Die and added a couple on top.

Last but not least, I added lots of Sparkling Clear Confetti along with lots of Iridescent Heart Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PPP Sending All My Love

Wanted to create some "Sending Love" cards to send out so I created two different ones using the same design. Also, joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of It Must be Love

This card was quick and easy to make using the new Love Shaker die from Pretty Pink Posh and perfect for someone you care about. 

To create the background, I cut a 1 inch strip of Stratmore Bristol smooth paper and used some Distress Oxide inks rainbow theme. From right to left, here are the colors, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Broken China, and Wilted Violet.

Next, I ended up die cutting this beautiful heart twice, once with Gold Foil and second time with white just for the word.

To add the little hearts in Candied Apple color, I used the Cupids Friends set as it has three tiny hearts all together. From there, I thought to add more hearts in gold, so I used the new Love Sentiments stamp set and heat embossed in gold. 

For the word, "All My" I decided to heat emboss it using white against black card stock, again using the new Love Sentiments stamp set. To finish the card, I added three 4mm clear droplets.

After I finished the card above, I thought why not make a shaker as well. Therefore, I kept the same design but made it into a shaker card.

To create the 1 inch border rainbow, I masked the card base and did the ink blending right on top vs on a strip. Than, to create the shaker, I die cut the heart where I wanted it and used an inlay technique to keep to top of the card flush.

Last but not least, added some Iridescent Mini Heart Confetti along with Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix to add a little more sparkle.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Birthday to a Little Boy

Joining another day of Kathy's 30 day color challenge. All the details on her blog, The Daily Marker. Also joining Seize the Birthday with Birthday Theme. 

I realized that I don't have any boy cards, so I decided to pull out the Birthday Friends set again from Pretty Pink Posh as these little kids are so cute. Also, used the Coordinating Die which came in handy to cut out the images. 

On one of my previous cards, I used the Stacked Edges 1 die to cut three strips using the slanted curve border. Keep in mind, I placed the border onto an A2 size panel and cut the strips where I wanted them. 

After die cutting, I looked at the negative pieces from the A2 panel and thought why not make another card using them and keep the same order of the cuts. 

Once again, I used Distress Oxide inks as they are fun to play with. From bottom to top here are the colors: Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, and Salty Ocean.  

Next, I pulled out a Sun Ray stencil and sprayed it with water and put it on top of the strips. This added the rays to the card.  

Once again, I used these adorable Bee Friends to the scene along with the Coordinating die to help me cut them out and added some clouds using the Rainy Days set.

Last but not least, I added some Gold Mini Star Confetti as I wanted to add some sparkles. Added some foam mount tape to pop up the little boy and bees. The balloons were glued down directly to the base. 

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