Better Together – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun little card to share with you today, which I made with supplies from Pretty Pink Posh. I am totally in love with layering stencils and I enjoy coming up with different colour combos for each, but I had another idea for the Layering Cherries stencil from their latest release. Let me show you!

First I did a quick ink blending on Neenah Solar white cardstock with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. Then I used the first layer of the Layering Cherries stencil set with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink. I love this red colour, my absolute new favourite! I added a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany to the bottom of the cherries. For the stems I used Rustic Wilderness first and then realized that the cherry stems are rather brown, so I went back with Ground Espresso. This way the result is a brownish green, perfect for the pink background! For the leaves layer I used the same green but wanted to lighten them a little, so I went back with Twisted Citron. After removing the last layer I generously spritzed the panel with water from a mini mister and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 30 seconds.

In my head I visualized smiling cherries, so I added little faces to each using the Ghost Friends stamp set. As I had to ink up only the face of each ghost, I used a black Memento marker on the eyes and noses instead of an ink pad. It worked perfectly! I need to try this technique with sentiments too!

For the sentiment I chose the Love Sentiments stamp set, and simply stamped the text in the middle using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the panel down tiny and gave it a dark red mat before adhering to a top folding A2 sized card base.

As a finishing touch I used some little white clay hearts from the Valentine’s Day Mix.

I wish you enjoyed this cute design and you will try this technique.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh January Release IG Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the January Instagram Hop with Pretty Pink Posh. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, head over to my INSTGRAM and hop with us.

For my card I used the cute Potted Roses and Heart Critters set together. I love how these sets are designed to coordinate! I stamped the roses 4 times and the cute panda once, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The Copic colours I used are:

  • roses: RV25, RV23, RV21, G46, G14, G12,
  • panda: W9, W7, W4, W1, W00.

Then I die cut a Scalloped Diamond Tag from light grey cardstock and created a frame from the roses. I popped up the panda in the middle with 3D foam squares. I used my Cropadile to add an eyelet to the top and finished it with a black and white twine.

I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Doodlebug Sweet Things paper pad and popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. The sentiment is from the Potted Roses Stamp set: I white heat embossed it on dark grey cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love when handwritten sentiments have coordinating dies, I would never be able to fussy cut it that neatly.

I decided to add another white embossed sentiment from the same set, just this time I chose pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I used a few Pink Blush pearls around the tag, emphasized the eyes of the panda with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accents to the nose. So cute, isnt it?

GIVEAWAY

Those who leave a comment on each post participating in the Instagram Hop will have a chance to win a $30 gift card. More details you can find in my IG post. Hope to see you there!

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of the Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop! The new supplies are all available in the shop and we just started the 3 days celebration today! Hop along with us for a fun prize!

For my card I stamped and coloured the images from Potted Roses stamp set using Copic markers. The colours I used are: R89, R37, R35, E57, E99. E15, E13, YG67, YG17, YG03. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I created an elegant tone-on-tone background: I die cut the Pretty Petals background die from white cardstock and adhered it to an A2 sized notecard. I love the texture it gives!

I also die cut the Large Hugs Shadow die from gold glitter cardstock and the shadow piece from black cardstock. It really gives a nice contrast and helps the sentiment to pop out. I also white heat embossed the second part of the sentiment from the Potted Roses stamp set on red cardstock and cut it down to be a tiny strip.

I popped up the roses with 3D foam squares and adhered the sentiments. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and added a couple of Sparkling clear gems.

GIVEAWAY

Hop along with us and leave comments on each stop to be eligible to win one of the three $30 gift certificates. Winners will be chosen randomly (one winner each day) from the comments left before January 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be announced next week, so be sure to check the Pretty Pink Posh blog to see if you are one of the winners.

Participants on Day 1:

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Caly Person
Raquel Arribas
Melissa Phillips
Davina Cantrell
Kristie Marcotte
Zsofia Molnar
– you are here

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope I inspired you! I would love to know which is your favourite product from this release, if you don’t mind sharing it with me.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Holidays and an exciting news!

Hello Everyone,

After a little break I am back to crafting again and I am super excited to announce that I am joining the Pretty Pink Posh Social Media Design Team for the next half a year! I think I am dreaming, I am so honored and touched to be asked to join such a wonderful team! For the occasion I created a pretty holiday card combining new and older sets together.

First I stamped the images from Poinsettia Corners and Holiday Envelopes and coloured them with Copic markers. The colours I used are:

  • leaves – G85, G24. G21
  • holy berry – G28, G46, E34, E21
  • poinsettia – R39, R37, R35
  • envelope – W4, W1, W0, W00
  • pinecone – E39, E37, E34

I added some extra shading with coloured pencils and also some white pencil highlights and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. For the background I used the Christmas Background stencil with Distress Mica Stain (Fresh Balsam) just to get a little texture and pattern. I have never used mica stain before but it is so easy and looks beautiful that I am totally hooked! I want to spray every stencil I have!

When the panel was dry, I trimmed it to e slightly smaller than a A2 sized card front and added a dark green mat to it. I stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Greetings set in black on the top and popped up the envelope with 3D foam squares. I embellished it with the smaller images and the big poinsettia on the front.

As a finishing touch I used a Sakura Clear glitter pen on the berries and also added a drop of glossy accents to them. So elegant and pretty, I hope you like it too!

Thanks so much for sharing this joyful news with me and I hope you will continue to follow me on my crafty journey next year as well. I am so grateful to have you here and wish to bring a smile to your face with my cards in 2023 too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Theme Week Inspiration

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that Pretty Pink Posh is having a Holiday Theme week al week long? I am super excited to participate in the festivities! I love to make Christmas cards and mixing old with new, this is how this cute scene was born in my head. And because I love to dress up the presents, I also created a coordinating tag!

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Happy Santa and Reindeer Friends. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

Then I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the panels with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then I used the Snowfall stencil and white texture paste to create a night background with snow.

While it was drying I did some die cutting: I needed a snowbank from white glitter cardstock and also a sentiment. I chose the Merry Christmas script, cut it from gold glitter cardstock and once more from black and layered them on top of each other tiny offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. It helps the sentiment stand out.

When the background was dry, I cut it down to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front and adhered it to a top folding card base. I assembled the scene and popped up Santa with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the furry parts of Santa’s costume, glossy accents on the ribbon and reindeer noses, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

For the tag I used the Decorative Tag 1 die set, and did the same steps as above. I punched a hole on the top and added a thick red and white twine to it.

Don’t forget that all items in the Christmas section are 15% off during theme week!

I wish you enjoyed my project and you will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Winter Wishes – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that it is the last day of November today and from tomorrow it is December…officially winter is here. With the cold weather I definitely want to stay inside more and just craft. But if the snow comes we definitely will look for the winter gloves and go out for a sleigh ride with the kids. I wish I have colourful ones like these on my card!

I wanted to try the Layered Mittens Stencil from Pretty Pink Posh on grey cardstock, so I used Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks for the first layer. Then for the patterns, I went a shade darker: Peacock Feathers, Villainous Potion and Blueprint Sketch.

I used a white puff stencil paste for the last layer and heated it with my heat tool. I love how fluffy it gets when heated!

I really didn’t want to cover up the pattern, but needed a strip of white cardstock to hold the sentiment. I die cut the Winter Wishes die from blue glitter cardstock, adhered it to the white strip and have it an aqua mat. I used 3D foam squares to pop it up for extra dimension.

I wish you love this cool and simple design and will try it in different colours. I cannot wait to make the yellow-pink-orange version of this!

See you soo with more winter cards,

Zsofi

Grateful – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all who celebrate, had a lovely Thanksgiving and spent some wonderful time with your beloved ones. Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Hungary, but it doesn’t mean I cannot feel gratitude daily for all the blessings I have: loving family, supporting husband, food on our table, and difficulties which we are able to handle. I am also so thankful for our crafty community, the kind words I get from you. Thank you for joining me on this creative journey! To celebrate, I have a cute set to show you: a card and coordinating tag, which is perfect on its own for a little note of kindness. I used Pretty Pink Posh goodies to create them.

First I stamped and coloured the PPP Fall envelopes and a few extra sunflowers using Spectrum Noir Illustrator and Classique markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB2, GB5, CT4, CT2, CG3, CG2, CG05, GB3, GB1, GB05, GY05. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the card I created my own patterned paper on a kraft cardstock strip: I stamped the sunflower image from Fall Envelopes several times with brown hybrid ink, and used the same colours as above to bring them to life. I love how the colours are muted on kraft cardstock, I need to do this more often. I did dome brown ink blending on the edges for a vintage look, I gave it a brown and a green mat and adhered it to a white A2 sized note card.

I mounted the envelope in the middle with 3D foam squares and added a stacked Grateful Script sentiment. The last layer I cut from green glitter cardstock and adhered on top. It looks like chipboard, so pretty! I also stamped a “for you” sentiment from the Simple sentiment stamp set under it, with brown ink.

I embellished the card with a few Pistachio Pearls, used a clear shimmer pen on the middle of the flowers and added glossy accents too, to make them shiny.

For the tag I created a card base from folded cardstock and the Fall envelopes coordinating die. So easy and looks super cute. I cannot wait to make more of this for even lunch box notes for the kids. I used a Thanks Script die for the sentiment, cut it from the same green glitter cardstock as above, so they match.

I wish you liked my inspiration today and will pop in again tomorrow for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee-love – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a card which is a tribute to my love for coffee 🙂 I made this cutie with stamps, dies and a fun layering stencil from Pretty Pink Posh, let me show you how!

First I created the background on cream cardstock using Distress Oxide inks with the Layered Coffee Cups stencil: Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick for the mugs, Ground Espresso for the coffee layer and Abandoned Coral for the hearts. I also added white texture paste to the on-the-go cups and spritzed the mugs with Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkle. After removing the stencil I added some splatters of the same diluted inks, it makes the whole background so playful.

Then I stamped the cups from Winter Drinks using brow hybrid ink for a warm feel. I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB4, RB1, RB05, GB4, GB2, GB1, DR1, DR05, FS5. I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a brown tag from textured cardstock with the Fall Circles die set, white heat embossed the sentiment on the top from the Simple sayings: Life stamp set and popped up the cups with foam squares under it.

I trimmed the background piece tiny so I could mount it on a guava top folding card base, popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares and added a matching twine to the top of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the cups and scattered a bunch of Sparkling clear jewels all around the card.

I will link this project up to the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. I have some more caffeinated cards to share this week 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Heartfelt thanks – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

November is a very special month for me even though we do not celebrate Thanksgiving in Hungary. With the weather turning rainy and cold, we spend more time indoors. I appreciate a warm drink, a blanket and curling up on the couch watching cartoons with my kids or just playing a family board game. I am truly grateful for the love which surrounds me daily. I realized that I make majority of my “thanks” cards in November too. So here is one in unusual colours using the Layered sunflowers stencil from Pretty Pink Posh.

On a piece of Fog cardstock I used Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks with the petal layers: Lilac and Amethyst. For the leaves I used Fawn ink. This was the first time for me to use these inks on coloured cardstock and I really loved that the edges of the stenciled image is not that crisp but soft and rounded somehow. Totally different experience that blending with Distress Oxide inks! For the middle of each flower I chose Picket Fence Studio Polar Ice layers B which is a stunning pearly silver. I love the texture of it too!

While the panel was drying I die cut the PPP Thanks Script die from Purple glitter cardstock (Simon Says Stamp has a wide range) and once from black cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset so it has a shadow.

I cut the stenciled panel at an angle and matted it with purple cardstock before adhering it to a white card base. I added the sentiment on the top and stamped an extra sentiment from the PPP Simply Sentiments stamp set in between two flowers.

As a finishing touch I used PPP Platinum Pearls, just scattered a bunch around the stenciled flowers.

I will link this project up on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Thanks/Thanksgiving).

I wish you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Santa Greetings – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am so honoured to be invited for the Holiday Release Celebration of Pretty Pink Posh! There is a fabulous 3 days Instagram hop ongoing for the occasion. Check it and leave a comment there to enter the giveaway!

For my card I started with green heat embossing the pretty Pine Wreath stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die.

Then I stamped Santa from Holiday Signs an coloured him with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR1, AG5, AG3, AG1, EB8, EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, RB05, FS8, FS7, FS4, BG2, BG1, BG05. Then I cut it out with its coordinating die.

While I was die cutting I also cut the Christmas Greetings die set from red glitter cardstock and adhered it to a kraft piece of cardstock which I matted with red.

I popped up the wreath and Santa with 3D foam squares and embellished the wreath with Peppermints Clay Confetti Mix.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on Santa’s eyes and used a Versamarker pen on the fluffy part of Santa’s costume and heat embossed it with White Puff embossing powder from WOW. It gives amazing texture!

I wish you enjoyed my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi