Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sending Hugs on Your Birthday

Birthdays and surprises are fun and exciting so why not shake it up a little with another shaker card and add some sparkles to someone's day. Actually, now that I'm thinking, this could also be used to cheer someone up and send sparkles their way.

Here is my card:
I adore this balloon with little critters from the Darling Friends set so I started off by coloring it using my copic markers. Next, I couldn't resist but to use the Scallop Ovals again as I love the inverted scallops on the inside along with the detailed stitching. 

Since I wanted some clouds in the background before I put together the shaker element, I used my ink blending tool along with the Stitched borders 2 from Pretty Pink Posh to create the sky. Here, I use the border as a stencil and place it down where I want to start my clouds and than add ink along the top of the border. Next, I keep repeating these steps until I'm happy with the sky look.  

Afterwards, I added an assortment of sequins using some of my favorite colors: 4 mm Pink Blush4mm Pink Peonies, 4mm Pansy Purple, 4mm Lemon Drop, 4mm Marshmallow,  and added Silver Mini Stars on top of the acetae and clouds, which by the way is from the adorable Rainy Days stamp set, also from Pretty Pink Posh

For the sentiment, I pulled out the Birdie Friends set and white embossed the "sending hugs" using black card stock. Next, I wanted to add a banner look to each end of the sentiment, so I pulled out the Stitched Labels 1 using white card stock, but since I wanted tails on each side, I did some partial die-cut to get tails on each side.  The little white heart on the balloon is also from the Stitched Labels 1 die.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Birthday with Flowers

Catching up on all of my birthday cards as another one of my sweet friends over at Instagram celebrated her birthday. So I created another shaker card and also joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Flowers"  and "SSSflickrchallenge#45where the theme is "Anything Goes. 
Here is my card: 
This was so much fun to make as I always enjoy ink blending. So, to get me started, I embossed several images from the Spring Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp using white embossing powder from Ranger and than moved onto coloring them using Simon Says Stamp inks:  

For the leaves, I used Jellybean and Green Leaf 
Flowers: Teeny Bikini, Hot Mama, and Maliblue

For the butterfly, I used my copic markers: Y11, Y15, Y17 (yellows) BG11, BG45 (blues), E37 body

For the background, I pulled out the Triangle Screen cover die from MFT and die cut using white cardstock. From there, I layed it on top of Pearl White Shimmer cardstock from Crafters Companion for an white shimmer look. 

Next, I pulled out this adorable Stitched Banner Duo 2 die from Pretty Pink Posh to create the shaker element using Pearl White shimmer cardstock along with this awesome new 4mm Metallic Rose Gold which I'm reaching for quite often. 

I don't want to forget, the sentiment is from the Friendship Blooms set, also from Simon Says Stamp 
As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there. 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh May New Release Blog Hop

Welcome!! I'm so excited this month to showcase Pretty Pink Posh's new product release for May. It's absolutely amazing with adorable new dies, and tons of fabulous sequins, including Rose Gold. 

You should have arrived from Joni Andaya 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.

Here, I used this beautiful new Storybook 4 Die which is perfect to create different scenes with these four little squares on each corner, rectangle right in the center, plus wonderful stitching I love on cards. 

Here, I started the card off by first creating the sky where I used the clouds border from the Stitched borders 2 collection along with my ink blending tool. Basically, I used the clouds border as a stencil and guide of where I wanted clouds. 

Next, I pulled out one of my favorite sets, Rainy Days to stamp some rain onto the card stock. From there, I ran the card stock using the new Storybook 4 Die to get the little squares with the clouds and rain.  

Next, I added some 4mm sparkling clear sequins into the shaker element and went on to decorate the top of this card which is to celebrate a new baby boy. 

Once again, I used the Rainy Days set to stamp out the two umbrellas and handles along with using the Rainy Days coordinating dies to help me cut them out. 

I'm in love with this penguin and cute little bear from the Winter Friends set so I couldn't resist but to use them. Again, I used the Winter Friends coordinating dies  to help me cut them out which made it go fast and easy. To add a little more dimension, I popped them up using foam mount tape. 

Last but not least, I embossed the sentiment from the Rainy Days using white embossing powder and placed it in the center of the card. 

For this next card, I used several dies to create some dimension. First, I started off by die cutting the Scallop Square Frames, using the largest one and popped it up using white fun foam. 

From there, I used this new adorable Stitched Essential dies to create a mini shaker for the focal point along with using some new iridescent 4mm Fairytale Fuchsia sequins that sparkle. 

From there, I thought it would great to use the Twine and Bow from Pretty Pink Posh to create a ribbon look across the square using white and gold card stock. From there, I pulled out these fabulous Stitched Tabs to add along the card to add several sentiments. 

Last but not least, I added some 4mm clear droplets around the mini shaker along with some Raspberry Flowers from the Summer Flower Sequins Mix. to add few more sparkles to this Happy Birthday card.  

Let's continue celebrating with your next stop at Heather Pulvirenti 

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

Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop (comments must be left by 11:59PM PDT on 5/16/16), and will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog! 

Here is the complete list of Blog Hop Participants:

Thank-you so much for stopping by and continue enjoying the blog hop! 

Don't forget all of the new products are available to order now over at Pretty Pink Posh