Monday, May 20, 2019

To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop featuring Bee Friends Set from PPP

Hi, friends!
Today, I'm going to share a special card celebrating the World Bee Day. Did you know that today (May 20th) is the World Bee Day? Frankly speaking, I didn't. But, I happened to learn about bioecological aspects of bees when I went to an insectarium with my kids a few months ago. These creatures are really amazing and they are doing a lot of works for our environment. Without them, the Earth cannot survive. You can get more information about bees on the World Bee Day website.  

To save the bees, Milka Gubo is hosting this To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop on the World Bee Day, and I'm happily participating the hop as a sub-part of Pretty Pink Posh Blog on the hop list. You can find the full details at Here

For my card, I started by stamping Bee Friends on 80lb Neenah White Card stock using Memento Black Ink and colored them using my Copic Markers. Then I cut them all using Bee Friends Coordinating Dies

I also diecut Thankful For You Script Die out of white card stock 3 times and glued them together. I wanted to make a honeycomb where bees are freely coming in and out, and Stacked Edges 2 Dies from PPP looked perfect for my plan. I diecut Stacked Edges 2 Dies out of green cardstock and inked around the edges a little with olive and mowed green distress inks. 

For background, I ink blended a piece of Bristol paper using Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade. Then I splattered with white, gold, and black inks over the panel and let them dry. Next, I diecut it using the Scallop Frame Dies. I diecut 2 more frames and glued them together for more dimensional look. 

Finally, I adhered my die-cuts and images using Glue, Foam adhesives, and Glue Dots, added more embellishment with Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, then finished off my card. 
Copic Markers I used for Bees are E79-E77-E74-E71, Y17-Y15-Y11, and G20-Y000.

If you'd love to join this Bee Blog Hop for a variety of fun inspiration and prizes from many sponsors, you need to go over to the Blog Hop Post, first. Thank you for visiting today. Have Fun! 


Thursday, May 2, 2019

PPP Graduation Card and blog hop

Hi, everyone!
I've shared this graduation card on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for day 1 of the New April Release Blog Hop.
Details about this card are described on the blog post, so please visit here for more information about how I made this card. 

I hope you will join us with this fun blog hop and get lots of new design inspiration and chances to win prizes. Pretty Pink Posh is giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to four random comments (2 winners each day) left before May 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. 

 Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Peonies Shaker Card with Lattice Frame from PPP

Hi, friends!
I'm so glad to share a card featuring some new products from Pretty Pink Posh, which were released two days ago. 

I made a shaker card using the new Lattice Background Die as a frame for the shaker. The frame was adhered to the background panel using thin strips foam adhesives. The semi-circle shaped sentiment part was made from Window Frame Dies and the sentiment was chosen from Encouraging Greetings set.

The brand new flower stamps set Peonies were watercolored and cut with Peonies Coordinating Dies. After I assembled the shaker, I adhered my  Peonies using Glue Dots and thin strips foam adhesives. I added Watermelon Jewels and Pink Blush Jewels as a final embellishment. 

The in-shaker embellishments are Ballerina Pink Sequins, Strawberry Burst Sequis , Marigold Sequins, Blush seed beads, Daffodil seed beads, purple seed beads, and Gold Shimmer seed beads all from Pretty Pink Posh.

I love how the new Lattice Background Die can be used as a frame for a big shaker card and I hope this will give you some new ideas on your card designs.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Marge ♡

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Watercolor Spring Floral Scene with Butterflies card from Pretty Pink Posh

Hi, everyone!
I'm going to share a watercolor spring card which features Spring Wreath Stamp Set and Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh

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To begin, I trimmed heavyweight watercolor cardstock into A2 size, then I placed negative diecut of larger Scallop Ovals Die on the center to mask it off. The outer space was filled with small images from Spring Wreath Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I watercolored all the images using watercolor brush markers from Altenew and I added gold and blue dots on empty space between images using pearl pens which I had bought at a local store. 

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Next, I added butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set and Butterfly Friends Stamp Set to the scene. 
The sentiment was chosen from Thoughtful Greetings set and was stamped on the center using my mini-MISTI. In turn, I adhered butterflies using Square Foam Adhesives to make them look dimensional. 

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Finally, I foam mounted my panel onto A2-sized card base and then I  added Sparkling Clear Sequins4mm Ballerina Pink and 6mm Ballerina Pink Sequins around the scene using micro Glue Dots
I love this cheerful spring mood from all the bright colors I used in my card and I enjoyed coloring those florals and butterflies a lot, which was very relaxing and stress-relieving. 

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Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you will enjoy this.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

SSS Blossoms and Butterflies Release Inspiration

Hi, friends!
Have you seen the new Blossoms and Butterflies Release from Simon Says Stamp? It's full of awesome products as always! 
Today, I'm going to share three cards to share with you featuring some of the new release items. 

For my first card, I made a stenciled background by ink-blending of Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoons and Twisted Citron through Stencil Mesh, then I stamped sentiments from Comfort and Prayers Stamp set on the left upper corner of the panel. 

I created a floral scene by combining colored images from Mandy's Flowers and Comfort and Prayers Stamp set, which were colored with Copic Markers. 
After I adhered my images on the panel using foam adhesives, I added Clear Droplets to embellish the card. 

I love how the flowers and butterflies look well with the stenciled background and I really love the sentiment which would calm someone's mind when they are sad or frustrated. It surely did the same to me myself. Here are some other photos from different angles.

FYI, major Copic marker numbers I used are R46-43-R32-R30, RV29-RV25-RV23-RV21, V17-V15-V12-V000, Y38-Y35, B06-B04-B02-B00, etc. The gray tin pail was colored with Tonic Nuvo alcohol markers 491-489-487-485. 

For my second card, I used Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade, and I simply adhered two layers of Dahlia Corner Frame Die cut made of a gold mirror cardstock on the left lower corner of my panel. 

The sentiment was chosen from Moments of Grace Stamp set. Then I added butterflies from Comfort and Prayers Stamp and Plantiful Puns Stamp set around the frame. 

I used the same embellishment as the first one: 4mm Clear Droplets and 6mm Clear Droplets

Here's my third card for today, which features Lotus Frame Die from the new release. 

The bottom layer was made of Stitched Whirl Background Die and Ivory card stock, the middle layer was cut with Wrapped Scalloped Rectangle Die, and then I adhered three layers of Lotus Frame Diecuts which had been glued together using Multimedium matte

Thanks for reading, today. I hope you enjoyed my cards and I hope you will enjoy the new release.
Have fun!


Magnolia with Butterfly card from Pretty Pink Posh + Sale info

Hi, friends!
Today's card features Magnolia Flowers Stamp and Bold Butterflies Dies from Pretty Pink Posh. 

To begin, I masked off the left and lower borders of watercolor paper using washi tape then I ink-blended it using Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron. I splattered with black and gold inks and water on to the panel and let them dry. 

Magnolia Flowers were watercolored using my Daniel Smith paints and cut using Magnolia Flowers Coordinating Dies. I also diecut Bold Butterfly out of watercolor paper and colored the piece using Zigclean brush markers Mustard and Bright Yellow. 

 In turn, I stamped a message from Encouraging Greetings set on my mini-MISTI, then I adhered Magnolia Flowers and Bold Butterfly as shown in the picture. I embellished my card with Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix, 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, 4mm Champagne and 6mm Champagne.

That's it from me for today. Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed it. 

Pretty Pink Posh is having a three-day sale for all Butterfly Stamps and Dies while supplies last. The sale ends on April 14, 2019. Don't miss this great opportunity to get beautiful items at low prices. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

[Pretty Pink Posh] Crocus Flowers Card

Hi, friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Last weekend, I had fun coloring beautiful Crocus Flowers from Pretty Pink Posh January Release. So I'm sharing a card with you, today. 

To begin, I stamped Crocus Flowers on Heavy Weight Watercolor paper using Distress ink Antique Linen, then I watercolored them. I used various watercolor media including Rose of Ultramarine and Gamboge from Daniel Smith, and Watetcolor Brush Markers. I added more shades using my polychromo pencils. After I finished colorimg, I cut them all using Crocus Flowers Coordinating Dies.

I trimmed a piece of Bristol paper into A2 size, and ink blended it using Distress Oxide inks (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, and Mermaid Lagoon) . 

Next, I stamped Courage sentiment on top of the panel, and then I adhered Crocus Flowers using Glue Dots and Foam Adhesives.  After I foam mounted my panel to a card base, I added double stranded twine ribbon , Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix, 6mm Lime Sorbet and 4mm Lime Sorbet sequins.

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


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Colored Butterflies Card from New Blossoms and Butterflies Release by Simon Says Stamp

Hi, everyone! 
I'm so thrilled to share a new card simultaneously with the New Release from Simon Says Stamp. Today's card features a new cling background stamp called Outline Butterflies from the Blossoms and Butterflies Collection.

Making this card was super simple except for coloring which took me about an hour. I just stamped the entire images on 80lb Neenah White paper with Black Memento Ink, using my Stamping Platform and then I colored them using Copic Markers. 
Next, I cut the panel using Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles Dies and foam mounted it onto an Ivory Card base.

Thankful 1 diecut and a small sentiment from Mandy's Flowers were also foam mounted on my colored panel as shown in pictures. I embellished my card with Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and I also added some sparkling details on original black dots using my a metallic pen. 

I love how those butterflies look vibrant and give us happy feelings. This Outline Butterflies Stamp is definitely my favorite one among the new release items.

FYI, the main Copic Markers I used are as follows:

Green: G29-G24-G21-G20
Blue: B06-B04-B02-B00-B000
Purple: V17-V15-V12-V000
Yellow: Y38-Y35-Y15 or Y11
Pink: R35-R32-R11 
Background: YR000, YR0000
Thankful script diecut: E79-E47-E44-E43

Thank you for visiting. I hope you'll enjoy the brand new Blossoms and Butterflies Collection from Simon Says Stamp with us.


Please visit Blossoms and Butterflies Collection Gallery for more inspiration and share your creations there, too :)