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!
Farhana

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

Surprise!

Popping in with a short post to explain my disappearance! Little Baby R joined us 9 days early! We have been enjoying new baby cuddles, washing lots of bottles, changing diapers and adjusting to being a family of four in quarantine.

I’ve been wanting to break into my pretty pink posh baby collection for a while, and it finally happened 😆 took me over 3 days to make this card and 3 more trying to photograph and write up this post!

While making the card I learnt that coloring tiny images is not my thing! Next time I’ll probably ink blend or try another technique! Once my letters were colored (I used polychromos colored pencils) and die cut, I die cut an extra set of letters, and ink blended them to create a shadow. To create the background I used a heart stencil and again ink blended in rainbow order using the same colors as the ‘shadow’ letters. To finish off the card, I foam mounted the letters to the background and added some nuvo dots.

As always here’s a list of products I used :

Pretty Pink Posh Baby stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh Baby coordinating die
My Favorite Things Staggered Heart stencil
Distress Oxide Inks
Taylored Expression Blending Brushes
NUVO: Crystal Drops in Morning Dew
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Memento in tuxedo black
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll hopefully be back soon with more cards and creativity! Till then subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram!

Stay safe, sane and crafty,
Farhana

Arabic Sayings

5 Quick and easy Eid cards using ONE stamp set (with DStamps)

Yup you read that title correct. I’ve got five cards to share with you using one stamp set! And they are using really simple techniques and products that most crafter have in their stash! So even though there are like 3 days left for Eid, you have plenty of time to make these to add to your gifts! Don’t have the stamp set yet, well then order it ASAP -‘s use it for your Hajj and post Eid parties!

The first card has some very basic coloring. After embossing the image and sentiment, I did very quick coloring with Zig real brush markers. Finally trimmed the card front down and adhered it to a black card base.

The second card took a few minutes longer, I used a cross stitch die from Studio Katia, to create the Kabaa with some black and gold thread. I used the same sentiment, embossed in gold, and trimmed it down before adhering it to a black card base.

The third card is possibly the easiest of the batch, I embossed the sentiment in gold, and the sheep in black and added googly eyes. Done!

The last two cards I clustered the smaller images on an acrylic block and stamped them repetitively to create a background. I was going to keep the card one later, but forgot to stamp the sentiment. Instead I stamped it on some vellum and added it to the card front using some craft foam.

And that’s it! 5 cards that took me 1 hr including the stitching! I hope this inspires you to create and add some handmade items to your Eid gifts!

As always, here’s a list of products I used :
Hajj+Eid Stamps // Dstamps
Stitch Borders // Studio Katia
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Impress Cards and Crafts
VersaFine Black Onyx // Impress Cards and Crafts
White embossing powder // Impress Cards and Crafts
Gold embossing powder // Amazon
Clear Embossing powder // Impress Cards and Crafts
4mm Silly Eyes (small) // Pretty Pink Posh
Black and White Cardstock
Black and gold thread

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Arabic Sayings, Pretty Pink Posh

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 5

Two posts on the same day? Well I have lots to catch up on! Lots of new things to create and share, so here we go with the last set of cards for this series. The inspiration for these cards was a bouquet of flowers that were delivered with note in a card holder floral pick. I wish I saved the pick for the photo shoot though!

To create these cards, I used some pre colored and pre diecut images from two of my favorite floral stamps set. I colored them using copic combos from Yana Smakula. Then using my largest hexagon die, I die cut two in white cardstock and two in black. I embossed the sentiment onto the black one and stamped with black in on the white. To create the card flap for a space to write your message, I scored one edge at a 1/4 inch and adhered it using some strong double sided adhesive.

Using some liquid adhesive I adhered the floral images in a wreath pattern. At this point I realized using a circle die might have made, making the wreath pattern easier, but I think the end results turned out pretty good!

As always, here is a list of all the supplies that I used for these cards :
Salam Stamps // DStamps
Spring Wreath Stamp Set// Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Bunny Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Bunny Friends Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched Hexagons Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Copic Markers // ScrapbookPal
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
White Embossing Powder // Amazon
Memento Tuxedo Black // Amazon

Thanks for following along, and I hope that I have inspired you to create cards with different sentiments!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Arabic Sayings

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 2

Welcome back for day 2! Waking up three times in the middle of the night doesn’t help with the productive day I had planned, so here I am eating lunch at 4PM and typing this after a 3 hour nap!

For today’s cards I used sentiments that can used instead of Congrats or Good Luck, what do you think? Maybe a graduation or new baby card? I paired them with Magnolia Stamps from Pretty Pink Posh colored using copic markers.

For the first card, I used the storybook 5 die from Pretty Pink Posh to create the scene. I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Ink from Impress, and also ink blended part of the background to add interest. For a finishing touch I added some clear nuvo drops.

For the second card I lightly ink blended the edges of the card, and stamped the sentiment in the same color. And I ran out of leaves at this point! So what to do? I cut the two leaves that I had in half and stuck them behind the flowers. Can you tell? I can’t and I know I’ll be using this trick more in the future! And of course I added nuvo drops for the finishing touch.

One last look at the pair of cards and here’s a list of supplies that I used :

Magnolia Flowers // Pretty Pink Posh
Storybook 3 Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Storybook 5 Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Copic Markers // ScrapbookPal
Artist Markers – Set A // Altenew
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black // Impress Cards and Crafts
Fresh Ink – Basil // Impress Cards and Crafts
Nuvo Crystal Drops // Impress Cards and Crafts
Salam Stamps // DStamps

Thanks again for stopping by my blog! Fingers crossed I’ll be back tomorrow! 

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Card Class at Impress Cards and Crafts

Happy 4th everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the day where ever you are reading this from and if you made it a long weekend like me, then hope you can squeeze in some crafty time! I might be in the air and on the road this weekend, but I have some crafty goodies packed away in my purse! Won’t keep y’all here for too long, just wanted to pop in and show you a set of cards, and let you know that you can join me at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila to make them with me.

The class is Sunday, August 18th from 1:30 -3:30 PM. Please call the store at 206-901-9101 to sign up! You can find details to this class and more, here. *please bring alcohol markers/colored pencils for the paper/ink that we will be using along with your favorite adhesive, foam tape and scissors

For those of you that are not local and can’t make it to the class, check out this post for details on how to make the cards. All that I changed in this set is making one of the cards a shaker, and using copics to color instead of zig real brush markers.

The copic combo’s that I used are : BG13, R20-R22, V12-V15, Y11-Y13, YG03-YG17, Y15-YR15.

Lastly, here is a list of products that I used :

Spring Wreath Stamp Set// Pretty Pink Posh
Spring Wreath Coordinating Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Everyday Greetings Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Congrats Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Lattice Background Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Fresh Ink – Peach // Impress Cards and Crafts
Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa // Impress Cards and Crafts
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen – Glitter Gloss // Impress Cards and Crafts
Makeup Brushes // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Gold Embossing Powder // Amazon
Copic friendly white paper, golden matte paper, acetate, foam tape, liquid adhesive, ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by my blog and hopefully I will meet some of you at the class!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

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!

Farhana