Sunday, March 28, 2021

PPP: Easter Preview

Hello, friends!  Pretty Pink Posh has been having a fabulous week full of Easter goodness, and today I get to share a card over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.  I hope you’ll pop on over to take a look.  I loved their latest release, and I used a bunch of my favorite products on my Easter card.  I’m pretty fond of it. :) You can find it HERE.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh: Hedgehog Birthday Take 2

Hello!  A couple weeks ago I shared a little hedgehog birthday card that was black and white with just a bit of color.  (You can find it here.)  Well, the more I looked at the tiny colorful stripes on that card, the more I wanted to use them again, so I mega sized the stripes and made this card. 
I cut 1" strips of Concord and 9th's Sprout, Clover, Sea Glass, and Peacock cardstock, then embossed Pretty Pink Posh's Hedgehog Birthday in white.  Now the image just didn't stand out enough on it's own, so I blended white ink over the entire thing to heighten the contrast.  To make the image pop even more, I outlined the entire image with a VersaMarker embossing pen. Just two simple steps, but they really made a positive impact on the card.
Another simple, very mailable card to add to my stash...or better yet, send out.  I hope you are headed into a wonderful week, friends!  Thank you alwyas for your visits!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh: Insta Hop


Good morning, friends!  I'm happy to be participating in a fun two-day Instagram Hop for Pretty Pink Posh starting today.  Of course there are prizes, so I hope you'll hop on over to my instagram account (click HERE) and join the fun. :) We're sharing projects using Pretty Pink Posh's brand new release.
This release was packed with amazing new stamps, dies, stencils, and embellishments, so it was a bit hard to narrow down what I wanted to use for today's card.  In the end the darling Party Pop Clay Confetti won me over, so I decided to create a fun shaker card to highlight these fun new colors.  
I used the new Spring Eggs Die to die cut several eggs across a 3x8" panel.  Then I took a second panel and blended a rainbow of pastel inks across the cardstock to coordinate with the colors in the Party Pop Clay Confetti. After outlining each section of eggs with foam tape, I filled them with the coordinating confetti color and placed the die cut egg windows on top.  
I didn't want to take anything away from the colorful eggs, but I wanted to fancy up the card front just a tad, so I cut three layers using the Slimline: Scallop Frames Dies and placed them on my egg window panel.  I finished off my card with a senitiment using the brand new Fancy Easter Script Dies.  And I have to say, this card makes me smile pretty big.  The promises of spring and especially Easter just fill my soul to the brim with happiness.
Thanks for visiting today!  I hope your day is full of sunshine and all the happy things.  Don't forget to join the Insta Hop HERE for your chance to win some Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates.  

Sunday, February 28, 2021

PPP: Hedgehog Birthday

Hello, friends!  The end of the month kind of snuck up on me, so I wanted to pop in and share one more card before we officially moved on to March.  This card uses an incentive stamp that was offered in Pretty Pink Posh's January release called Hedgehog Birthday.  I think it's such a cute little scene!  And don't worry if you missed it; it will be released for sale, too. 
First, I embossed Hedgehog Birthday in white on black cardstock.  I wanted to add a bit of color to the card, so I lined the panel with 1-inch strips of Concord & 9th cardstock in Sprout, Clover, Sea Glass, and Peacock. (Such pretty colors!) I added an off-set white panel below, but it still didn't seem quite enough, so I stamped the itty bitty confetti image in Pretty Pink Posh's Let's Party stamp set all over the card base with Sea Glass ink.  
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for visiting! 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Little Hearts = Lots of Love

Hello, again!  I'm back with another simple card, but one that has me smiling lots.  In January Pretty Pink Posh released a great new coverplate die called Heart Vines.  Included in it is a die of two rows of tiny hearts that make great accents on the coverplate; however, I love it all on it's own.  One of my favorite things to do with my stamp and dies sets is look for the little things that could maybe be initially overlooked and find a way to bring them to the center stage.  
I placed the die on a mini card (it measures 2.5"x 4.25") and cut it three times.  Then I cut tiny strips of paper in shades of pink, coral, and red and adhered them to the back side of the card base.  You could also cut the hearts in various colors and adhere them to the card base, but this method is much quicker, and I like seeing the negative space from the cuts.  It's also a great way to use up even the tiniest bits of my Concord & 9th paper, which I love and hoard all at the same time.  I finished the card with a little sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh's All My Love stamp set.
Simple as could be, but a design that could really be used any time of year.  Valentines certainly isn't the only time people need to be reminded that they are loved. :) Thanks so much for visiting today!