Friday, July 20, 2018

[Pretty Pink Posh ] Camping Friends cards

Hi, friends!
Today I have two cards to share with you featuring Camping Friends Set by Pretty Pink Posh. 

My first card is a one-layer scene card using masking technique.

To begin , I prepared a piece of 300g cold press watercolor paper of A2 size, then I stamped Camping Friends Set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I used masking technique when necessary. Next, I colored the images using my Zig Clean Real Brush Markers set. I painted the sky with Daniel Smith Prussian Blue and Phthalo Blue (GS) using a big brush and water. 

After I finished coloring, I added splatters of white acrylic ink onto the sky. I them trimmed the edges of the panel a little, followed by adhering it onto card base.

I finished off the card by adding some Sparkling Clear Sequins

For my second card, I wanted to create a lovely camping scene. So this time I cut my images using Camping Friends Coordinating Dies.  I also incoporated some lovely critters and mushrooms from Woodland Critters set.

All the images were colored with Zig Clean Real Brush Markers set. To make a background, I trimmed a piece of Bristol paper of A2 size and masked off the upper two third part with post-it sticky note. Then I ink blended the bottom area using Distress Ink Peeled Paint.  For pink clouds I used an acetate film diecut I hade made using Stitched Borders 2 Dies as a stencil for cloud patterns. I used Distress Ink Tattered Rose for this.

Once the background was done, I stamped a sentiment from Encouraging Greetings Set , then I adhered images using glue and foam tapes. I added Sparkling Clear Sequins and 6mm and 4mm Lime Sorbet Sequins.

That's it for today.
Thank you so much for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed them. 

Have a wonderful day!
Marge ♡

Thursday, July 19, 2018

[Simon Says Stamp] Summertime Cards

Hi, there!
I'm sharing three summer themed cards featuring Summertime Wafer Dies and other recent products from Simon Says Stamp, today.
To be honest, these were all made of some scraps that had been left after making my recent cards. 

Here's the first one.

I started by ink blending of an A2 sized bristol paper using Grassy Edges Stencil and Cloud for Days Stencil. I used Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose and Worn lipstick.  Next, I cut the panel using Summertime Wafer Dies to make a shaker card. I put various sequins and seed beads from Pretty Pink Posh into it then I adhered Classic Bicycle diecuts on the front panel.

For my second card, I made an alcohol ink panel using three pastel colors of alcohol ink amd Yupo paper. Then I cut it with Summertime Wafer Dies . I prepared A2 sized Ivory Cardstock, then I gave it stitched lines patterns by using MFT Basic Stitch Lines Dies.

After I adhered the panel onto Orange Peel Card base, I finished off the card by adding some enamel dots. 
The design concept of this card was inspired from my very talented friend Michele Ferguson , HERE
Thank you, Michele!

My third card is also a shaker as the first one but I made the shaker panel pop up this time.
I started by making background panel out of pattern paper  that was in the June Simon Says Stamp Kit with diecutting it using Stitched Wall Background Dies.  

In order to ground the Summertime shaker, I also added Flower Cluster Diecuts and Bikini Diecuts. As a final embellishment, I added Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst Jewels

So now I finished my three cards. Which one is your favorite? ;)

Thanks for reading this. I hope you enjoyed it.
Have a wonderful day!

Marge ♡

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Use a Die and/or Punch


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Thank you for joining us for the Fun In The Sun Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Use A Die and/or Punch 

We are showcasing Birch Press Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would sure love to see them used!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

Here's my card for the challenge inspiration.
I used Kessa Arch Layer Set which consists of three dies designated as A, B, and C from top to bottom layers. 

I started by diecutting Kessa Arch Layer Set out of 80lb Neenah White paper and adhering the layers in order from A-B-C.

Next, I stamped Center Cut Geometric Cling stamp onto 140lb Cold Pressed Watercolor paper using Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed it in white. I watercolored this panel using Daniel Smith Watercolor Hansa Yellow Medium and Quinacridone Coral.

Next, I diecut Big Thanks Dies out of Simon Says Stamp Copper Glitter paper and Thick Vellum to adhere onto my white diecut panel. A small sentiment was chosen from Big Thanks Words Stamp set and heat embossed in white on Dark Chocolate Card Stock.

I adhered my panels onto a card base I had made using Schoolhouse Red Card Stock, then I adhered sentiments on it. I thought I needed some mini florals to embelish the card, so I pulled out my Bold Blooms Stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the images on 110lb Neenah White using Distress Ink Antique Linen, colored them using copic markers, and then I cut them all using Bold Blooms Coordinating Dies.

Copic markers I used are : G29-G07-YG03, Y38-Y17-Y15, R46-R43 etc.
I adhered my mini floral images around the sentiment using glue and foam tapes .

I finished off the card by adding Sparkling Clear sequins and Ballerina Pink Sequins.

I made another card using the Kessa Arch Layer Set to use up some scraps.

Do you remember the dark navy watetcolor card I made two weeks ago? The navy colored circle in this card is actually from a left over negative diecut from the previous card. All other design papers used here are also scraps, and the top floral one is from the June Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

I stamped a sentiment from Encouraging Greetings using Embossing Ink then heat set it in white. 

I used vellum paper, May Arts Ivory twines, and Sparkling Clear sequins as embellishment.
I have to say that I favor this blue card, lols!

Did you enjoy my post, today? 

So now it's YOUR turn.
Happy Crafting !
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

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e currently have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for all of the young budding designers! Click HERE or on the pic to go directly to the post. When you share creations for Kids Vacation Challenge on social media, please use #SSSKidschallenge, too.

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Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this. Have a wonderful day. 

Marge ♡