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 ♡