BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Pretty Pink Posh

Summer Floral card inspired by the August 2020 BRI mood board

Welcome back to the blog! Today I’m sharing another card inspired by the August BRI mood board. It’s a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and also challenging yourself to used different color combinations! I’ve also been challenging myself to use all my new stamps, so for this card I took out the Hibiscus Flowers from Pretty Pink Posh, I got this last summer!

For this card I started by stamping all the floral and leaves (multiple times) on copic friendly card stock. Then I copic colored (color combos listed below) and fussy cut the images (seems like I don’t have the dies!)

To assemble the card I started by stenciling part of the card front using the Tropical Background Stencil stencil and Fresh Ink in Island. I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Greetings Stamp Set using black ink and highlighted with a circle frame from the Beach Scene Die. Finally I adhered the flowers with some foam tape to add dimension and the leaves underneath them.

Copic combos : V 17 – 15 – BV 00, YG 06 – 03 – 00, R 39, Y 15

I just finished making another card using the same mood board, fingers crossed I’ll post it soon! Hope I have inspired you to create something today!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;

Hibiscus Flowers Stamp set
Tropical Background Stencil
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
Beach Scene Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Fresh Ink – Island

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!

P.S. You can find the first two cards I made here.

P.P.S. Linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeBeautiful Botanicals

Pretty Pink Posh

Floral bouquets and stenciled backgrounds (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Hi there! Do you make multiple cards using the same supplies? Since I don’t have all the time in the world to craft, I tend to get a little carried away using the same supplies as I love coloring on the go! I originally planned to make 5 cards with this Mother’s Day Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh, but got a little carried away and ended up with 7 cards!

I stamped the same image multiple times on heavy weight card stock as I wanted to try out all the water color mediums I have been hoarding (unfortunately I forgot which one is which!) I will list/link them all at the end of the post in case you are interested.

Told y’all I got a bit carried away, so this is going to be a LONG post, scroll through if you must, I myself have a very short concentration span these days!

For the first card, I created a background using the leaves stencil, along with distress oxide ink in shabby shutters and Fresh Ink in paper white. I started with ink blending the green on to a heavy weight card stock, then adhered the stencil using some washi tape and blending white pigment ink on to the green. After drying it with a heat gun, I finished off the card with a heat embossed sentiment, one of my vase images and some nuvo drops.

On the second card I created the background using distress oxide ink in shabby shatter, and then without removing the stencil I added a layer of Glitz Glitter Gel (in White). Remember to remove the stencil and clean it immediately! I’m not really sure what’s the minimum time for the gel to dry as I left it overnight, and assembled my card the next day. For this card I embossed the sentiment on vellum, and added a border using the scallop oval dies. I die cut multiples to add some dimension and finally added a colored vase image with foam tape to finish off the card.

For this card I dry embossed using the stencil. This is similar to embossing with an embossing folder on your die cutting machine, you just need to add a silicon embossing pad to your sandwich. I heat embossed the sentiment on to vellum for this card too and hiding the adhesive behind the colored image, which I added using some foam adhesive. For a final touch I added some ribbon, also from Pretty Pink Posh, from way back when! Who remembers when they carried ribbon?

Using the same stencil I created a basic background for this card using one color of distress oxide ink. I also ink blending the same color on some scrap card stock to die cut the sentiment from. I also die cut a few sentiments out of white to add some dimension. When putting the card together the background and sentiment looked too busy, so I added a little vellum to ‘dull’ the background. Finally added my colored image along with some nuvo drops.

For the last card using the vase image, I ink blended over the stencil using regular distress ink in shabby shutter this time. Before removing the stencil is used a wet paint brush to soften the color and add a little ‘watercolor’ look to the background. To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment on to a banner tag die cut, added a strip of ribbon along with the colored image.

Anyone else love the ‘extra’ that come along with a stamp set? I tend to use them more for creating my own backgrounds, but this time I decided to put in the effort to color and cut them! For the first card I wanted to use the leftover ‘hugs’ sentiment that I created using the hugs shaker die along with some vellum that didn’t work with the vase image. I used the same stencil for a quick ink blended background, and created a partial wreath around the sentiment.

For the second card I ink blending the center of the card in a circular motion using distress oxide in worn lipstick and stamped the sentiment on to the card base directly. I added a border around the sentiment using the circle die cut from the beach scene die, cut multiple times for added dimension. Same as the previous card I added the floral images to create a half wreath and finished off with some jewels.

That’s it for today! If you follow along and made it all this way, thank you! I really appreciate it! And before I forget here is a list of supplies that I used :

Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100lb
Mother’s Day Stamp Set
Mother’s Day Coordinating Dies
Scallop Ovals Dies
Window Frames Dies
Beach Scene Die
Stitched Hexagons Dies
Thinking of You Script Die
Stitched Labels 1 Dies
Hugs Shaker Die
Tropical Birds Stamp Set
Peacock Friends Stamp Set
Simple Sayings: Life Stamp Set
Glitz Glitter Gel (White)
Leaves Stencil
Derwent Inktense Pencils
ZIG/KURETAKE: Gansai Tambi
Nuvo Watercolour Pencils – Brilliantly Vibrant
Ranger Distress Inks
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!

Pretty Pink Posh, The Daily Marker Coloring Challange

#thedailymarker30day Challenge : Day 1-5

I know I am really really really behind on this challenge, I have been coloring/creating, just not regularly. The reason being, I needed to take the break, step back and declutter (round 2!), and reorganizing my stash. Knowing what I have and where it is, really helps with productivity. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have already seen these cards, but I’m sharing them on here again so that I can link all the products that I used, and also share a little more into techniques that I used.

Day 1 : Kites with Chameleon Dual Brush Colored Pencils

This card was part of my Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, and you can find all the details here.

Day 2 : Animal Frames with Zig Real Brush Markers

This set of cards was also part of Dad’s and Grad’s Theme week, you can find more details here.

Day 3 : Stamped and inked background with Distress Oxides

I made this card as part of Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, so the exact colors that I used can be found here along with the technique. I shared it as day 3 after a failed attempt to recreate it on Instagram live.

Day 4 : Pigment Ink blending over a Stencil

If you follow me on Instragram, then you probably heard or read about my disastrous attempt to create a rainbow background on live and then again on stories, but I guess all’s well that ends well. I really ended up liking the final card that I created with the card.

To create this card, start with creating a colored background. I created a rainbow, but any combination of colors will work well. I used distress oxide inks in seedless preserves, salty ocean, shabby shutters, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade and candied apple. Next I attached a stencil to the inked background, and adhered it to my work surface. Using a Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool, I inked up the stencil using Fresh Ink in Paper White. Peel off the stencil and set it aside to dry, while working on the sentiment ring, starting with diecutting the beach scene die 5-6 times from regular cardstock, and layering them. On a piece of velllum, I embossed sentiments from Tropical Friends stamp set, and placed my stacked window die cuts on the vellum. Once the glue dried, I trimmed the vellum and adhered it on to my card front. If the pigment ink is still tacky, you can dry it off using a heat gun. As always, I added some jewels to finish the card.

The products I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Tropical Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Tropical Background Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Beach Scene Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Fresh Ink (Paper White) // Impress Cards and Crafts
Ranger Embossing Powder, Holographic // Amazon
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink // Amazon

Day 5 : Peacocks and Stripes with ink blending and water coloring

While cleaning and clearing I found lots and lots colored diecuts, so

To create this card, I used a previously colored image from Peacock Friends stamp set, using my zig real brush markers. The using the wide stripe stencil from Pretty Pink Posh, I inked up a piece of card stock using peacock feature and a make up brush. Then I cleaned the stencil, used is as a mask, and covered the blue stripes, leaving the white space open. After adhering it back to my work surface, I inked up the card front a second time using twisted citron to create the double color stripes. I cut down the ink panel, layering with with some foam tape and cut white card fronts. Before adhering the white layer I stamped and embossed a sentiment in gold to match the outline of the peacock. And as usual added a few jewels to finish off!

The products that I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Peacock Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Wide Stripe Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Everyday Greeting Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Ranger Embossing Powder, Gold // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Zig Real Brush Markers// Amazon

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave me a comment with any question you may have!

Happy Crafting!