Pretty Pink Posh - Birthday Train with Monkey Friends

samedi 20 avril 2024

Hey there,

I'm thrilled to be back with this Pretty Pink Posh birthday card that echoes to the one I made back in February. The designs are the same, we have stenciled backgrounds and colored images, only the color palette changes.


I started off by stamping my images on 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock using an alcohol marker friendly black ink, I used the matching dies to cut them all, and my alcohol markers to color everything.

Here is a detailed list of the stamp sets I used:  Valentine Train for the locomotive, heart wagon, blank wagon, railway and smoke  Monkey Friends for the monkeys and bananas  Jungle Friends for the ivy, flowers and leaves  Birthday Train for the cake wagon and gift wagon  Party Time for the party hats


I cut an 8,5 x 3,5 inches Strathmore bristol smooth panel, and started off by creating a light base using oxide inks with, from top to bottom, tumbled glass, squeezed lemonade and dried marigold. Next I used the Birthday Words stencil along with darker shades of oxide inks to stencil my panel with, from top to bottom, salty ocean, mustard seed and carved pumpkin. I splattered the whole background with water and dried it using a paper towel. I also mixed each of the darker oxide inks with water, and made more splatters on the paper using a small brush, and then I did the same with black soot oxide ink and copic opaque white ink.


Once my background was dry, I attached all the images using 1mm and 2mm foam squares, leaving enough space for my white heat embossed "Delivering birthday wishes" greeting from Birthday Train. And as always I finished my card by adding highlights and details to the images using a white gel pen.


PRETTY PINK POSH SUPPLIES
- Valentine train stamp set
- Monkey friends stamp set
- Jungle friends stamp set
- Birthday train stamp set
- Party time stamp set
- Birthday words stencil


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Oxide inks: tumbled glass, salty ocean, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, dried marigold, carved pumpkin, black soot
- Copic opaque white ink
- Sakura white gel pen
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- Fine white embossing powder by Hero Arts
- Jet black ink by Lawn Fawn
- 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock (images)
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (background)

Pretty Pink Posh - Forever Friends - Coloring on Kraft Cardstock

vendredi 19 avril 2024

Hi there,

I'm so happy to be back with this lovely spring card showcasing multiple items from my Pretty Pink Posh stash. Mixing and matching stamps is one of my absolute favorite things to do, as well as coloring on kraft cardstock, so I combined both of these on today's card.


I started off by stamping my images on kraft cardstock from Lawn Fawn using an alcohol marker friendly black ink, I used the matching dies to cut them all, and colored everything using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Graph'it brush markers. And I used a white pencil for the dots on the mushrooms.

Here is a detailed list of the stamp sets I used:  Woodland Critters for the bear and mushrooms  Bee Friends for the bees, tulips and daisies  Spring Robins for the branches  Jungle Friends for the leaves  Easter Wreath for the flowers on the branches


Next I cut a Stitched Torn Rectangle panel out of the same kraft cardstock as the images, and created a beautiful background using the Layered Floral Vines stencils. I first did a white base using white pigment ink, and then used the stencils again along with distress oxide inks: for the greenery I applied mowed lawn and rustic wilderness, for the pink flowers I applied spun sugar and worn lipstick, and for the yellow flowers I applied squeezed lemonade and mustard seed. I mixed some vintage photo oxide ink with water and used a small brush to make splatters on the panel, and did the same with copic opaque white ink.


Once my panel was dry, I white heat embossed my "Friends Forever" greeting from Woodland Critters in the top middle part of the panel, attached all my images using 1mm and 2mm foam squares, stuck my panel on a yellow gingham 5,5 x 4,25 inches panel using foam tape, and finished my card by adding highlights and details to the images using a white gel pen.


PRETTY PINK POSH SUPPLIES
- Woodland critters stamp set
- Bee friends stamp set
- Spring robins stamp set
- Jungle friends stamp set
- Easter wreath stamp set
- Stitched torn rectangle die set
- Layered floral vines stencils


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Sakura white gel pen
- Copic opaque white ink
- Oxide inks: mowed lawn, rustic wilderness, spun sugar, worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, vintage photo
- Jet black ink by Lawn Fawn
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- Fine white embossing powder by Hero Arts
- Kraft cardstock by Lawn Fawn (images + background)
- Pattern paper from the Bee Happy 6x6 paper pack by Echo Park

Sunny Studio - Bee Fairies Shaker Tags

jeudi 11 avril 2024

Hello there,

I'm thrilled to be back on Sunny Studio's blog with this trio of bee themed shaker tags. I've had this idea of creating bee fairies since last year, so I'm glad I can finally share this project with you.


I started off by stamping my images on 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock using an alcohol marker friendly black ink. I cut them all using the coordinating dies, and colored everything using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and my Graph'it brush markers.


Here is a detailed list of the stamp sets I picked:
• Garden Fairy for three fairies
• Garden Critters for the bees
• Just Bee-cause for the beehive
• Little Birdie for the branch
• Love Birds for a heart and flowers


Next I worked on the shaker tags. I built them following the same process, so here are the different steps:

1. Cut a Scalloped Tag Circle out of light brown woodgrain cardstock, and use a 2,5 inches circle die to cut a window out of it
2. Use the same Scalloped Tag Circle die to cut a whole tag out of acetate, and another one out of a Polka Dot Parade aqua pattern paper
3. Attach the acetate tag at the back of the woodgrain tag using liquid glue, and add foam strips on the acetate, all along the scalloped edges of the tag, following the rounded shape
4. Pour some shaker accessories on the acetate, I used 3mm clear sequins, peel the backing papers off the foam strips, and attach the polka dot aqua tag to close the shaker tag


I stamped "What's buzzin'?" from Garden Critters on each tag, directly on the acetate, using white stazon ink, attached my images using 1mm and 2mm foam squares, added ribbon and twine, applied a little bit of white blizzard nuvo drops on the hearts and wings, and finished my tags with highlights and details using a white gel pen.


SUNNY STUDIO SUPPLIES
- Garden fairy stamp set
- Garden critters stamp set
- Just bee-cause stamp set
- Little birdie stamp set
- Love birds stamp set
- Scalloped tag circle die
- Polka dot parade 6x6 paper pack


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Sakura white gel pen
- White stazon ink
- Jet black ink by Lawn Fawn
- 3mm clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh
- Ribbon by Stampin Up
- Twine from my stash
- White blizzard nuvo drops
- Light brown woodgrain cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock (images)

Pretty Pink Posh - Rainbow Daisies

mercredi 10 avril 2024

Hello there,

I'm thrilled to be back with this super duper colorful card showcasing the beautiful Daisies and the gorgeous Layered Butterfly Floral stencils from the Pretty Pink Posh March 2024 Release. When I first saw those daisies, I immediately pictured them with rainbow petals, so I took my brightest markers and inks out to create this bright and bold card.


I started off by stamping the daisies, leaves and bow from Daisies, as well as the jar and tag from Fall Jar, on 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock using an alcohol marker friendly black ink, I cut them all using the matching dies, and then colored them using all the colors from the rainbow.


I cut a Stitched Torn Rectangle panel out of Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock, and started off by creating a simple rainbow base using, from the top left corner towards the bottom right corner: kitsch flamingo, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, salvaged patina and shaded lilac oxide inks. Next I used the first three Layered Butterfly Floral stencils, and one after the other, applied darker shades of inks to create a tone on tone pattern using picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, mowed lawn, peacock feathers and wilted violet oxide inks.

I always like to add texture to my ink blended panels, so I first splattered water all over the panel and dried it using a paper towel. Next I mixed some black soot oxide ink with water and used a small brush to make splatters on the paper, and then did the same with white ink.


I attached my Stitched Torn Rectangle panel on a 5,5 x 4,25 inches white card base, stuck the images using 1mm and 2mm foam squares, and then created my greeting. I first cut the Spring Script out of gold glitter cardstock and out of white cardstock. I attached the gold glitter one on top of the white one, but shifted them a little bit to create a white border, and stuck the word on the card using liquid glue. And I white heat embossed "Greetings" from Easter Train on a piece of orange cardstock, trimmed it into a slim banner using a Sentiment Strips die, and finally attached it below "Spring" using 1mm foam squares. I finished my card with highlights and details on the images using a white gel pen, and a little bit of white blizzard glitter on the bow for one more sparkling touch.


PRETTY PINK POSH SUPPLIES
- Daisies stamp set
- Fall jar stamp set
- Easter train stamp set
- Layered butterfly floral stencils
- Stitched torn rectangles die set
- Spring script die
- Sentiment strips die set


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Oxide inks: kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, dried marigold, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, twisted citron, mowed lawn, shaded lilac, wilted violet, black soot
- Sakura white gel pen
- Copic opaque white ink
- Jet black ink by Lawn Fawn
- White blizzard nuvo drops
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- Fine white embossing powder by Hero Arts
- Gold glitter cardstock by Concord & 9th
- White cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Melon cardstock by The Stamp Market
- 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock (images)
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (background)

Lawn Fawn - Give It A Whirl Slimline Pirate Card

mardi 9 avril 2024

Hi there,

I'm so happy to be back on the Lawn Fawn YouTube Channel & Blog today with this Give It A Whirl slimline pirate scene featuring three of my all time favorite things: a stenciled background + colored images + an interactive element. And as very often, I picked a whole bunch of images from different sets (listed down below) to create a cute and busy scene.


I started off by cutting a Strathmore bristol smooth slimline panel that I colored using stencils and oxide inks. On the lower part, I created a sand border using a Slimline Hillside stencil along with antique linen and vintage photo oxide inks. And on the upper part, I created a jungle background using the Tropical Leaves Background stencils along with salvaged patina and peacock feathers oxide inks.


I stamped my images on 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock using Jet Black ink, I cut them using the coordinating dies, and colored everything using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Graph'it brush markers.

Here is a detailed list of the stamp sets I used:
 Ahoy Matey for most of the images  Toucan Do It for a toucan, small leaves and flowers  Critters In The Jungle for the big leaves and ivy  Critters From The Past for the palm trees  Kanga-rrific Add-On for the rocks, flowers, grass and lizards  Super Star for the spyglass  Booyah for the spiders


For my interactive element, I used the Give It A Whirl die set, along with images that are listed above, and for an easier understanding, I invite you to watch the process video (linked down below)


The images on each side of the interactive element were attached using 1mm and 2mm foam squares, and my Give It A Whirl circle was stuck using two layers of foam strips. As always, I finished my card by adding highlights and details to the images using a white gel pen.


VIDEO



LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES

Stamp sets
- Ahoy matey
- Toucan do it
- Critters in the jungle
- Critters from the past
- Kanga-rrific add-on
- Super star
- Booyah

Die sets
- Give it a whirl
- Large slimline with sliders

Misc
- Tropical leaves background stencils
- Slimline hillside stencil
- Tide pool cardstock
- Yellow textured canvas
- Jet black ink
- Clear embossing ink
- White embossing powder


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Oxide inks: antique linen, vintage photo, salvaged patina, peacock feathers, hickory smoke, black soot
- Sakura white gel pen
- Copic opaque white ink
- 80lb Neenah solar white cardstock (images)
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (background)