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!

Marge


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.

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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.

Marge

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!
Marge

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!

Marge

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!



Friday, August 30, 2019

Autumn Greetings Card with Copic coloring on Kraft paper

Hi, everyone!
I have a new autumn greetings card featuring some of the new release products from Pretty Pink Posh. This card was shared on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog a week ago as Day 2 of New Release Blog Hop.




 I started by stamping Bear Friends and Fall Signs on 80lb Neenah White paper using Memento Black Ink, then I colored the images using my Copic Markers. I cut them all using Bear Friends Coordinating Dies and Fall Signs Coordinating Dies.



Next, I stamped Fall Borders on Neenah Desert Storm Paper using Distress Ink Antique Linen for a no-line look, then I colored in the images using my Copic Markers as well. After the coloring was done, I added more shades using my colored pencils. 



If you haven't tried Copic Markers coloring on kraft paper yet, I would definitely recommend you to try it as it is very easy and fun. The Neenah Desert Storm Paper is so smooth that Copic markers are blended very well on it. Since the paper is a little dark, your Copic colors are not as bright as those on white paper, which creates an overall tone-down look perfect for the autumn mood. Plus, you can hardly see coloring mistakes on this dark paper as well.  


Next, I adhered my colored images onto the kraft panel to create a lovely autumn scene. I also added pumpkins and leaves from Pumpkin Patch CrittersAutumn Wreath, and Giving Thanks Stamp set.


At first, I was doubtful of putting images that were colored on white paper with black lines onto a kraft background full of no line images. But, in the end, I love how it came out and I hope you'll like it, too. 



As a final touch, I adhered some Metallic Gold Jewels and Marigold Jewels and finished off my card.
Thanks for reading!
Happy Fall 😊

Marge

Monday, August 26, 2019

On Stamp Going #1 - Sailboat shaker card


Hi, all! 
Today, I'm sharing a special project with you. I recently joined a local online stamp art community which is called On_Stamp_Going, 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 (shown below) and should make one project using the given items with mandatory use of more stamps & dies of ourselves. 



Now let's take a look at how I used them. The sentiment stamp is from IO stamps. I ink blended the panel with light blue inks and made a big square shaker by covering  it with Square Scallops Dies and I put beautiful sequins and seed beads in it: Sparkling Clear Sequins, Mini Sparkling Clear Flower Sequins, Gold Shimmer Seed Beads,  and Sparkling Clear Seed Beads. When I make shakers, I usually use double-sided sticky strips.



The sailboat is from MFT Die-namics, which is no longer available, and I colored it using my Copic Markers. The background grid paper was also ink blended with Distress Tea Dye Ink


I added natural twine with a clip on it and the sentiment from CZ Clean Line Everyday Stamp set was heat embossed in white on red cardstock.



I'm a little late in posting this card on my blog. We officially post our cards on the 5th of each month. So I'll be back with another new project on the 5th of September. 
Thanks for reading this post. 
Hugs

Marge

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Reverse Confetti Lemonade Stand Card


Hello, Crafty Friends! Today, I'm sharing a card using the Lemonade Stand Stamp set from the new release at Reverse Confetti. This is the last card I've shared for the two months as a guest designer for Reverse Confetti. I'm so grateful to Jennifer, Amy and Fetti Crew for giving such a precious opportunity to me. I had so much fun! 



I started by stamping and coloring the Lemonade Stand Stamp set using Copic Markers, I then cut the images using the Lemonade Stand Confetti Cuts. I adore this stamp set so much that I had wanted to use it again in my future card(s).



I cut a piece of colorful dotted pattern paper from Sun & Sea 6x6 Paper Pad into A2 size and adhered it onto a navy colored card base.



I foam mounted a white Grid Stitched Tag in a diagonal direction, and then I adhered my colored images around the tag. In order to add lemon-full mood to the card, I added a yellow ribbon on the top of the tag.



The sentiment from Lemonade Stand Stamp set was heat embossed in white on navy cardstock. Finally, I embellished my card with some iridescent sequins.



That's it for me. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll have a wonderful day.

Marge





Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh August 2019 Release Now Available !

Hi, everyone! The new release at Pretty Pink Posh is officially live and I'm sharing two cards with you, today. I'm featuring Bear Friends Set from the new release and here goes my first card. 



I started by stamping and coloring Bear Friends Set using Copic Markers and cut them all using Bear Friends Coordinating Dies


In order to make a background for the bears, I decided to create a sky with clouds using Stitched Borders 2 Dies.
I had once made a cloudy border stencil out of acetate film by die-cutting it with Stitched Borders 2 Dies, which I had been keeping for reuse. 
Using my DIY Stencil and some dye inks, I made an ink-blended background as shown below. For the hill, I simply cut another piece of acetate film in a negative hill shape by freehand and used it as a stencil. 



Once I finished my panel, the next steps were very easy. I just adhered my colored images to create a scene using Glue Dots and foam tapes. 
I also adhered several images from Woodland CrittersPumpkin Patch Critters, and Autumn Wreath Set to make the scene into an autumn one. Next, I added white accents to the images using a 10mm ball white gel pen. 




A sentiment from the Bear Friends Set was heat embossed in white on a red tag mad with Stitched Labels 1 Dies, which was adhered on the left upper corner, and then I embellished my card using Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins



My second project for today is a shaker card using the new pumpkin-shaped Grateful Shaker Die.



I started with Autumn Leaves Stencil, which is also part of the new release to make an autumn scene.
In detail, I ink blended a piece of A2 sized Bristol paper using the dye inks shown below, then I placed Autumn Leaves Stencil onto it and inked through the stencil again to create a tone-on-tone look. I made another panel with lighter colors to be used in the shaker background. 






I diecut Grateful Shaker Die two times and glued them together for a dimensional look. The top layer was colored slightly using Copic Markers.
I adhered images from Bear Friends Set and Pumpkin Patch Critters Set around the shaker, adhered the shaker onto a card base and finished it off. 



Thanks for reading today's post. Happy Shopping! 

Marge