Friendship - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I am back with my second hedgehog card using the new Hedgehog Friends stamp set. This time its a friendship card.










I first started by masking off a small area at the bottom of my background. I then lightly inked my background with distress oxide ink in Worn Lipstick. I colored the images using copics. The flowers and butterfly are R20, R11 & R00 with a coat of RV00 to add a little coolness. The leaves are YG23, YG 21 and YG00. Finally the Hedgehog is E59, E57, E55, E53 & E51 with a little R20 for the cheeks.

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Sweet Dreams Baby - Mama Elephant

Hello Crafty friends! I have a new baby card to share with you all now that its been received by the new mama I made it for.


I used an older Mama Elephant set, Just Hatched, for the sentiment. In fact I think this was one of the first sets I got of theirs. Its still a favorite of mine. The little bunny is a newer set called Wish Upon a Star., isn't it the sweetest?


For the background I took some colored cardstock in light blue, it saves me from having to ink the whole panel. Instead I took Broken China distress ink around the edges first and then I brought in Mermaid Lagoon and finally some Blueprint Sketch very lightly around the edges. I stamped in some stars before finally splattering the whole panel with watercolor for some texture to look like tiny stars in the distance. I did some very simple copic coloring for the Bunny image. C3 & C1 with colorless blender on the bunny and some R20 on the cheeks and ears. B02, B00 & a tiny bit of Y11 on the belly of the bird. I took the some B0000 to outline the cloud to give a tiny bit of dimension there. And finally the sentiment is white heat embossed. And that's it, I hope you liked it!


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Heggie Hugs - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends, I hope today finds you all safe & cared for. I have a super sweet card to share with you today featuring the Hedgehog Friends stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. A little masking, a little ink blending and these guys just really carry the card.







I wanted a color that was soft and dreamy but still with a foresty vibe so I got out Shabby Shutters. Guys WHY dont I use this color more, its so perfect! I masked off the bottom fourth of the card for the ground and originally I had planned to ink it in brown but I just loved the green so much I left it. I think it works great with the white outline around the images too, it makes it somehow more seamless. I loved it so much I made a second card (I'll share it later on this week!)

I did the coloring well before I came up with the idea for the card using copics. I'm so sorry I don't have all the colors but I do know the body on the little Hedgie is E50 & E53. I was just having a zen moment while coloring and didn't mark down like I normally do. And I believe reds are RV89, R35 & R32 because I was playing around with new red combos. 







Rainbow Wishes - Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn is celebrating 10 years! That's a big accomplishment and deserves a big congrats! Their stamps have brought me so much joy over the years. So Happy Birthday Fawnies!


For today's card I am featuring the new Dandy Day patterned paper & stamp set. I also used Cole's ABCs for the sentiment. I really like the grey background with a pop of rainbow!




I die cut the words out of plain white cardstock so as not to waste a bunch of paper. & then did some Ombre ink blending with distress inks to match the rainbow colors in the paper. If you look close the paper has little dots in all sorts of colors. I then did some simple copic coloring on the mouse so he could be blowing on his Dandelion.

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Just ducky! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Im back with more from the new Pretty Pink Posh release for March! The new Baby stamp and die set just has so many fun images and things to use but I was immediately smitten with the little rubber ducky and just had to give him his own card!



As with the first card I did some no line water coloring with my Zig real brush markers. I am just loving this yellow color! I first outlined my images with the yellow and used the blender to pull the color upward into the image. I finished with a little orange for the beak and added the eye with a fine line black pen.



For the background I did some really simple ink blending with Broken China distress oxide that starts heavy on the bottom then fades to white. I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Little Ones stamp set. To finish off the card I added some Aquamarine sequins to look just like sparkling water for the duckies to be swimming in!

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New Baby, New Release - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello crafty friends! Its new release time for Pretty Pink Posh and its one you aren't going to want to miss! Today I am featuring the new Little One stamp set as well as the older Storybook One die I used to make the shaker.



For the card today I used a no line ink to stamp the sweet little lamb. I used some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to do some coloring. I used a little yellow to match with the sequins I wanted to add to the shaker. I'm loving the no line look but this was one of my first attempts that I have been satisfied with.




I used some mint patterned paper. I just love yellow, grey & mint for baby cards. They work no matter the baby. Yellow happens to be my favorite color as well. I used a few sequins for a pop on the card; Lemon Drop, Marshmallow & Sparkling clear.

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Get Cracking on Christmas - Jenn Shurkus






My good friend Jenn Shurkus (Shurkus.com) has been doing the Get Cracking series for several years now. This is year 3! Each month on the third Thursday she will be posting new inspiration and hopefully encourage you to get Cracking on Christmas!

If you want to participate (and there is a prize!) head over here to the link up! Or use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas on Instagram to participate.

My card today features some Lawn Fawn from Ho Ho Ho Holidays! I made a mini card for this month, perfect to slip into a gift bag. I will be honest and admit I use a lot of gift bags! I just hate wrapping.




I started with my background panel and inked the whole thing with a light coat of Distress Oxide ink in Faded Lilac and then very lightly added some Blueprint Sketch to the top. I die cut a simple stitched hillside border for the snow.




I then stamped and die cut the images from Ho Ho Ho Holidays & stamped the greeting on the background with black ink. I did some copic coloring on all the images and finished off Santa's hat with some glitter which I tried to get a photo of above. Its super sparklie with the Lawn Fawn glitter.

Copics:
Red R29, R27, R24 & R20
Yellow Y35 YR30
Brown E49, E47, E44, E41 & E40; E11, E00, E0000
Grey N0

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Good Luck! - Mama Elephant

Hello Crafty Friends! Im here with a good luck card featuring the Mama Elephant Zodiac Ox stamp and die set for this St. Patty's day along with Whimsy Cuts for part of the sentiment. I wanted something that could be used outside of just St. Patrick's day but still gave a nod to the theme. So green and shamrocks it is!




I ink blended using distress oxide in in Cracked Pistachio in the middle and lucky clover around the edges. I then spattered the whole thing with gold watercolor for some added texture and shine. The cows and accessories are colored very simply with copic markers. G02, G00 made a good match to the green background for the shamrocks.

Hello Spring - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I am sharing two little springtime tags made with some older Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies. The Darling Dragonflies, Scallop Heart dies and Storybook 1 dies that I used to turn into a tag.





A bit of distress ink blending in Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers and the dragon flies are colored in matching copics: Y11 &  Y13, BG 70, BG13 and BG10. I added some diamond stickles to their wings to make them sparkle.

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So Cheesy! - Mama Elephant

Hello Crafty Friends! I couldnt resist jumping on the cheese card bandwagon. If you know me even a little bit you will know I'm a huge Coffee Drinker & Cheese eater. I take special trips to the state next door, Wisconsin, just to grab my favorite cheeses every month. Right now my favorite is an award winning Cheddar called Vat 17 from Deer Creek. But of course for my card I had to go with a good ol swiss.





I wanted my card base to look like I just cut out a wedge of cheese so I selectively ink blended the background to make it darker on top and then cut to match the blending. Most of the card is done with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey distress oxides. I cut my own circle mask to blend on the "holes" for my mice to sit in. And my favorite way to do a sentiment, white heat embossing on black cardstock. The mice are all copic colored using W3, W1 & W00 with R20 & R11 for the cheeks, ears, noses and tail. I use Y38, Y35 & Y13 for the little cheese the bottom mouse is holding.

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Howdy Cowboy! - MFT Stamps

Hello Crafty Friends! Im here with a new MFT Stamps card featuring some old and new Birdie Brown sets that I felt just paired perfectly together. Today's card features BB Let's Stick Together & BB Saddle up & Celebrate. (Also the clouds from BB Rain or Shine.





The Cacti and the little cowboy are all copic colored.
Browns
E49, E47, E44 & E43; E11, E21, E00 & E000
Green
YG17, YG23, YG21, YG00
Yellow
YR24, YR21, YR30
Blue
BG10; B02 & B00

The background is Spiced Marmalade & Dried Marigold Distress Oxide inks with some hills cut out of craft cardstock. The sentiment is white heat embossed to finish the card.

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Bring it Back - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 71

Hello Crafty Friends! Today's post is for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! If you love Lawn Fawn you should definitely play along. This months challenge is to Bring it Back; use an older craft product, stamp set, embellishment etc. Today I used an older set, an older technique and an older embellishment!







My card features the older stamp set Blue Skies; one of my favorites that came out in 2013. I did a watercolor wash technique for the background that I hadn't practiced in a while and I love how it turned out. And of course some rainbow hot air balloons because who can resist rainbowing all the things right? For my older embellishment I chose some diamond stickles. I forgot how much I love the sparkle. Thanks to Christy Gets Crafty for the reminder on how great Stickles is still. 





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Quick Cards in a Hurry! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends!

We have all been there, inevitably we have a function or event and we have run out of cards! This happens to me a lot no matter how many I try and keep on hand. This is especially why I love stencils for a quick but impactful card. These new layering stencils are absolutely awesome for that! They look like they took quite some time but really come together in a flash.




This first card is done with the Layered Hearts stencil. First I put down a light layer of  Spun Sugar distress oxide down 2/3rds of the card for a nice fade out. My first heart layer I used Worn Lipstick and then Abandoned Coral. For a sparklie finish I used some of the Friendship mix sequins.





This card is using Layered Birthday Stencil. I love how these look together, like a party on a card! I started with a light layer of Cracked Pistchio distress oxide. The Banners stencil layer I did in Peacock feathers and lastly I did the Balloon Layer in Mermaid Lagoon. While inkin the stencil I used less and less pressure and ink the farther down I went until it fades off to white. I did the same above with the hearts. Lastly I stamped the sentiment with the same Mermaid Lagoon ink on some pearl vellum which is attached behind the card front to keep it in place. The sparkle detail on this one comes from the Caribbean Blue Jewels which happen to be my favorite. Im going to do these in a bunch of colors to keep on hand. (And hopefully not have to do more last minute!)

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Get Cracking on Christmas - with Jenn Shurkus






My good friend Jenn Shurkus (Shurkus.com) has been doing the Get Cracking series for several years now. This is the start of year 3! Each month on the third Thursday she will be posting new inspiration and hopefully encourage you to get Cracking on Christmas!

If you want to participate (and there is a prize!) head over here to the link up! Or use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas on Instagram to participate.


My cards today feature Doodle Bug papers and elements. Using their products allows me to quickly put together a bunch of adorable cards quickly. During Christmas besides my own personal stash I always get people asking to buy cards last minute. They always love the Doodlebug ones so since we are getting a head start I figured Id get a bunch ready to have on hand.
















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Hello Baby - Lawn Fawn

Hello Craft Friends! I got a last minute card made for the Lawn Fawnatics Challege # 70. I loved the watercolor hearts of the inspiration image and decided to make a baby card since I am quickly running out of those!





I used some of Prima's Vintage Pastels watercolor palette to watercolor some distress watercolor paper in various blocks of color. I wanted a soft pastel rainbow and thought these made a perfect baby card. I then die cut the panel using Lawn Fawn's stitched heart stackables. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Hello Baby stamp set.



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