Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Hello, I’m so happy you’ve stopped by! If you’ve come here as part of the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop, I hope you’re having fun!




For my card as part of the blog hop, I chose to work with the absolutely adorable Smarty Pants stamp set by Taylored Expressions. I love the sweet, nerdy images in this set, and thought it might be fun to use the dog in a fun and unexpected way.


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I started off by watercoloring my background using Derwent pencils. I love these pencils because of the vibrancy of color you can achieve with them… isn’t it just fabulous?? :) I scribbled  each pencil color that I wanted to use onto my watercolor paper, in an ombre/rainbow pattern, letting the scribbles overlap each other just slightly.

With a clean jar of water and a paint brush, I then watercolored and blended all my scribbled colors together… and oh don’t you just love it?! Once my panel was dry, I then scored a frame around the edges and white heat embossed a sentiment from the WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set.

On a piece of cardstock, I stamped the cute dog from the Smarty Pants stamp set twice, the second time masking off the word “physics” and instead taking the word “sorry” from the Unforgettable set, and stamping it in its place. On this second masked/stamped image, I was only going to be using the book.


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I then colored my dog and my book with Copic markers and fussy both images out. I then adhered the book overtop of the first stamped image and added a party hat to the dog, which is also from the Unforgettable stamp set.

Finally, I adhered the dog onto my background panel using foam tape, layered the panel onto some cardstock and my card base, and scattered a few sequins from the Ton and Pretty Pink Posh around the card as well.



I am giving away a goodie bag to one lucky commenter on this post, so be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think! You have until 12 am EST on June 8th to qualify for the giveaway… winner will be announced on my blog shortly thereafter. Good luck! :)



This card is submitted into the Virginia’s View Challenge #15 “Ombre/Monochromatic”, the Seize the Birthday “Animal” challenge, and I’ve also linked up to the 30 Day Color Challenge by Kathy Racoosin.

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By | 2016-01-07T15:14:00+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Belated Birthday, Birthday, Cardmaking, Celebrations|46 Comments


  1. kathyrac July 17, 2015 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Your card is so cute and adorable.Your background really compliments your fun doggy. Thank you so much for participating in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge and I hope you will be up for the next one.
    Kathy/The Daily Marker

  2. Maaike June 24, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    clever way to use the pencils lovely rainbow !

  3. Grá O'Neill June 17, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Fabulous card :)

  4. Nancy L. June 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    This card is adorable….love that puppy! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Erum June 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    oooh so cute! I made one with a rainbow watercolor background too but it’s not as good as this!!

  6. Paulina June 11, 2015 at 3:44 am - Reply

    This card is darling! Love your use of watercolors and your addition of PPP sequins! :)
    Thanks for joining in the blog hop!

  7. Lee Ann Barrett June 8, 2015 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, this is just darling! What a wonderfully funny sentiment AND image! Love this!

  8. Daisies Girl June 8, 2015 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Fun, fun card – I love when I see cute “I missed your birthday” cards cuz unfortunately I do miss birthdays – a lot!!! Thanks for sharing this absolutely cute card with us!!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!!

  9. Annie @ AMLC June 8, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Cute card, love the rainbow background! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

  10. kate June 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous simply beautiful water colouring xx

  11. Celeste Goff June 7, 2015 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    OMG, this card is just too stinking adorable!

  12. JoAnn B. June 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    So cute. Love the adorable image and your great background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  13. Fifi June 7, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I love rainbows and this works particularly well

  14. Hannelie June 7, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Absolutely amazing job!
    Thanks so much for joining us this time at Seize the Birthday!

  15. Jessica Bavier June 7, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Such a fun, bright card! Love it! :)

  16. Cindy Lovell June 7, 2015 at 6:51 am - Reply

    WOW! I love this card!! Awesome background and i love the cute image!!!

  17. Nancy June 7, 2015 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Wow, that background is so pretty! Didn’t realize colored water color pencils could be so vibrant.

  18. Brandi R June 6, 2015 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Oh this is super cute! LOVE that lil doggie. Gorgeous colors for the background. Love how vibrant they are ♥

  19. RitaR June 6, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    It’s obvious that you had lots of fun creating this beautiful rainbow of colors and the sweet doggie. I just love it!!

  20. Brithzi Sandy June 6, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Absolutely adorable. Love everything about your card.

  21. Kim Faucher June 6, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    The sentiments and unique details make this a Perfect just because card!!

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