Sunday, October 13, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh October Release - Stitched Poinsettia on the Winter Frame Card

Hello, friends!
We are closing in on the full reveal of Pretty Pink Posh October Release, which will be officially available on October 15th! Although many of you have already enjoyed the sneak peek posts for the last whole week on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog, I'm adding another card to tease you today. I hope you will like it :) 

This big flower is the brand new Stitched Poinsettias Dies and I made a deep wine red poinsettia using the dies set. Blossom was cut from deep violet paper and I added more shades using red and purple inks. The leaves were cut from gold metallic vellum paper in my stash. I also added some sprigs using the Pine Sprigs Dies. The gold touch all over the card was from Metallic Accents

I created a clean design by making a white background other than the blossom. I diecut the Winter Frame which is also part of the new October Release and adhered it onto the same white paper. The sentiment was chosen from Holiday Greetings Stamp Set

I added Metallic Gold Jewels on the blossom, 6mm Gold Metallic Sequins, 4mm Gold Metallic Sequins, and 6mm Champagne Sequins on the background and finished off my card.

Thank you for reading this post. There will be a lot of fabulous Winter/New Year items in the PPP's October Release so please stay tuned. Have a great day! 


Friday, October 11, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Cheer & Joy Blog Hop Day-1

Hi, everyone!
I'm so honored and happy to join the Day 1 of Blog Hop for Simon Says Stamp Cheer & Joy Release.

All my cards for today are featuring the Gnome Wafer Dies from the Cheer & Joy Collection. I think this Gnome Wafer Dies set is very versatile with basic design and shapes, so you could use it for any specific holidays throughout the year. This time, I made a Halloween card and two Christmas cards.

< Card 1. Halloween Gnomes >

I started by die-cutting and assembling lots of Gnomes using colored card stocks. Nose and beard were colored with Copic Markers on white card stock. I used E13-E11-Y00-Y000 for the nose and W6-W4-W2-W0 for the beard. Aren't these gnomes so cute? I just couldn't stop making them, lols! 

For my Halloween theme card, I ink blended violet & purple inks on a piece of violet-colored paper, then I splattered white acrylic ink over the panel. Then, I created a Halloween night scene with pumpkins, bats, and a spooky fence.  I embellished my gnomes with small bats and mini stars and I love how they look so fun!

The little sentiment block is from the Fall Frenchies set which is part of the SSS STAMPtember 2019 release.

Who wouldn't love to go Trick or Treat with these lovely Gnomes!

< Card 2. Christmas Gnome >

This is sort of classical holiday design where red is the main color. I die-cut Gnome from Lipstick Red, added more shades with deep red inks, and assembled the pieces.

The background panel was ink blended with Star Light and Autumn Blaze. Then I foam mounted Holly Oval Frame on the panel, and then I put my Gnome in the frame. Tiny Christmas Words were heat embossed in white on Schoolhouse Red Cardstock and I glued the thin strip in arch-shape on the bottom of the frame.

I used white Pom Poms, metallic rose gold sequins, and 3mm clear sparkling sequins for embellishment.

I love how simple it is to design a classical holiday card using the Gnome Dies set.

< Card 3. Winter Gnome >

Here's today's last card where I made a blue Gnome using the SSS Island Blue paper.

To make a snowy and frosty background, I heat embossed snowflakes from Comfort And Joy set using Sparkling Snow and White Fine Detail powder on Bristol paper, then I ink-blended the upper part with blue inks. 

I stamped the sentiment from the same comfort And Joy set and I also added Ivory Twine and a Big Bliss Snowflake which was colored with gold metallic ink

That's from me for today. Thank you for visiting here. I've shown four Gnomes in three cards to you and I wonder how you would like to color yours :) I hope my cards gave you some new inspiration. You can also get more inspiration and share your creations with us at  the Cheer and Joy Gallery

Here's the full list of the blog hop, which you don't want to miss! 


< More Information >

Use a code HPYML9 with your purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store to get Simon Exclusive Post Office Box enamel pin ðŸ“® for free while the supplies last. This promotion will expire on 10/13/19 .

Please leave a comment below for a chance to receive a $25 coupon. Winners will be chosen and posted on Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, the 16th of October. Good Luck, everyone! 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Standing Pop-Up Thanksgiving Card

Hi, friends!
Here's a fun pop-up card celebrating Thanksgiving day. I made this using various stamps, stencils and dies from Pretty Pink Posh. The details had already been shared on the PPP blog, so if you are interested in how I made this, please visit HERE

Happy Fall! 
Love from Marge

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Fall Borders Watercolor Card

Hi, friends!
Today, I'm going to share a very simple watercolor card made with Fall Borders Stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. This week, Pretty Pink Posh is offering 15% discount for all the items in the Fall category at the same time with the Fall Theme Week going on the PPP blog where beautiful autumn cards inspiration is shared every day. You don't want to miss both of them! 

I stamped Fall Borders on watercolor paper using Distress Ink Tea Dye, then I colored the images using the Karin Brushmarkers. I loved some colors from the set including Burgundy, Olive Black, Sepia, Lush Green and etc.  The birthday sentiment was chosen from the Cupcake Critters Stamp set. Recently, I find that the Metallic Rose Gold Sequins look very well on the autumn color palettes, so I used them again this time. I also added some 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

Now I finished my card. Doesn't it look so easy and simple to make? I love the Fall Borders Stamp set which makes it possible for anyone to do CAS designs. 

Thanks for your visit!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Giving Thanks Card

Hi, everyone! 
Here's another Autumn Greetings Card I made using several products from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Similar to my previous card, I created a stenciled background using the Pumpkin Background Stencil, then I added lovely images from various sets.

Two signboards from Fall Signs Stamp set, and a cute little mouse from Pumpkin Patch Critters Set were used. I chose a great sentiment from Giving Thanks Stamp set. It is all about Thank YOU! 

In order to give some visual interest to my simple looking panel, I splattered with pearl white and gold inks. I wan't sure which color of sequins wood look good on this autumn scene, but I finally found that the rose gold sequins did look perfect together with the autumn colors! I used 6mm Metallic Rose Gold and 4mm Metallic Rosd Gold Sequins

That's it from me for today. Thanks for visiting!


Friday, September 13, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh BOO! Halloween Cards

Hi, friends!
The BOO sets from Pretty Pink Posh's August Release have been very popular and they are back again at the PPP Store
Until recently, I've had no idea on how to design cards with this set. Just a few hours ago, I found a gorgeous Halloween palette on the Pinterest, which gave me new design inspiration instantly. So I ran to my crafting desk and finished two cards. So here's the first one. 

To begin, I cut a piece of violet- pink card stock that I had bought at the local store in my neighborhood, then I added more deep colors using the dye inks shown in the picture. I die cut BOO and set the script cuts aside. 

I made the negative die-cut into the front panel of a shaker. In each well created by the letters, I put purple, gold, and black star confetti from the Fall Confetti Bundle.

For the shaker background, I sponged some colors on SSS Sunshine Card Stock with Altenew inks Caramel Toffee and Paper Bag

After I assembled my shaker, I glued Spooky Fence, which was cut from brown card stock and ink blended with Altenew inks Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag, and Dark Chocolate. I then adhered cute images from Boo Stamp Set and Halloween Pals Stamp Set

I splattered with white gouache all over the panel, let them dry, added some clear sequins and finished off the firsr card.


Now it's time to use the left-over BOO script diecuts!

 I sponged on the top of each letter the same colors to give more shades. The background panel was created with the same way as of the first shaker card. I gave to it a little bit diffetent look by adding olive green color on the bottom. 

Except for using the positive diecuts, most processes are quite similar with the first one. 

Now, I finished two cards from one diecutting and same color palette!! It was so easy and FUN! 
Which one would you prefer? I'd love to here from you;) 

Have a great day!
Thank you.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Greetings Card

Hi, friends!
I hope you are having a great week. Today, I'm going to share a clean and simple Autumn Greetings card with you featuring August release products from Pretty Pink Posh

First, I created a subtle brown colored background using the Pumpkin Background Stencil

I  glued some plants from Autumn Wreath set in the center, then I foam mounted a cute squirrel from the Fall Signs Stamp Set

I needed a birthday card so I stamped "Happy Birthday" from Fox Friends Stamp set on the signboard that the squirrel is holding :).

I added natural twine and Clear Sparkling sequins and finished off my card. 
Thanks for reading and I hope you liked today's simple card. 

Happy Fall!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh Clean and Simple Halloween Card

Hi, everyone!
I'm sharing a very simple Halloween Card using some old and new products from Pretty Pink Posh

I made a partial stencil background using PPP Spider Web Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks-Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, and Stormy Sky. 

The main character on the center is from the Halloween Friends Stamp set, and I also added more images from Trick or Treat Friends and Boo Stamp set.

I stamped Happy Halloween on the bottom and finished off my card by adding some 6mm and 4mm Metallic Gold Sequins

I could finish CAS Halloween card very quickly thanks to the Spider Web Stencil. I really love it! How about you?

Thanks for reading today's post :) 
Have a great day!


Thursday, September 5, 2019

On Stamp Going #2 - Cosmos autumn greetings card

Hi, everyone!
I hope you are enjoying the pleasant autumn weather. Today, I'm sharing an autumn greeting card as the 2nd project for On_Stamp_Going.

If you don't know what it is, here's a brief summary. On_Stamp_Going (OSG) is a local stamp art community, where 19 members, each with her own unique styles, gather together sharing their works on a monthly basis.Each month, we're given the same items  and should make one project using them with mandatory use of more stamps & dies of ourselves.  Here are what I was given this time. 

Sizzix Bigz Pocket Watch Frame diecut, Whimsy Stamp Into the Farm, mini-pearls sticker and a metal label frame. 
How exciting to think of that there will be 19 unique projects based on these same items?? 
So here goes my card :) 

I started by diecutting the watch frame using Filigree Wreath Die to make some patterns on it. As the diecut was made of kraft paper, I needed white background to add some colors. So I applied White Gesso using my brush and then after the gesso was dried, I colored it with some distress paints : Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers, Tattered Rose. I used a heat tool to dry the inks up, then I added more tan shades around the edges using distess ink Vintage Photo.

The large stamped panel was also colored with some yellow & brown distress inks & distress oxide inks. I then spritzed with Bronze Mica Spray.
Next, I cut SSS Cosmos Stem Die and an Italic watch (made by Marianne Design) from watercolor paper, then I colored cosmoses using my Zig Clean Brush markers and the watch with distress inks Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Saphire and Vintage Photo.

For all my diecuts and panel, I splattered with white gouache and various colors of pearl inks using the Prima Metallic Accents.
I also brushed Wink of Stella Clear onto the flowers and clock hand to give fine glittery texture. 

After I assembled layers and adhered flowers around the watch, I glued the metal label frame on the lower part, then I insered a piece of sentiment chosen from SSS Greetings Mix 1 set.

The very last step was to add some pearl stickers and ribbon. Do you see the violet colored pearl on the label frame? I added this color onto thw white pearl with Smooch Accent Ink Dusk and I love how it came out! 

Thank you for reading this long post. 
I'm entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge(#SSSIGChallenge) where theme is "Fall" and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is "Something Clear". My card would fit into the theme as I used Glitter Clear Wink of Stella on my card ;)

Have a wonderful day!