Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! I am super excited to be helping my friend Paulina celebrate her wonderful company, Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th birthday!!! Pretty Pink Posh is close to my heart, as I spent quite a bit of time on their Design Team; loved every minute of it and Paulina is so kind, supportive and sweet. One day I hope to meet her in person! WOOHOO! Happy Birthday Pretty Pink Posh!

Today I have three cards to share with you as part of this awesome blog hop! Did you know that the blog hop has been happening since Wednesday? That’s right, it is a three day hop! Stop by the Pretty Pink Posh blog to recap the things you may have missed this week!

BIRTHDAY FRIENDS 2 WAYS

The super-cute Birthday Friends stamp set is one of my favorites from the new Pretty Pink Posh release! In the video above, I share how I used the images to make two different cards!

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!
Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

All of the images are colored with Zig markers and Arteza pens; I went with simple shading to coordinate with the style of the kids in the Birthday Friends stamp set, along with the entire card feel.

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

One of the techniques I featured in the video (above) is adding Glossy Accents into the centers of the sequins. On both cards I Used the fittingly-named Party Time sequin mix; I love how it totally changes the appearance of the sequins and makes them look like colored clear droplets!

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!
Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

I hope you will check out the video to see these cards come together! Its fun to see what unique designs you can make with just a single stamp set like this one! If you are curious as to the main supplies used in these cards, you’ll find them below…

SUPPLIES USED


WATERCOLORED PETUNIAS

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!
Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

One evening I was doing some crafting just for fun and had the idea to take the Pretty Petunias stamp set (also new from Pretty Pink Posh) and create a tone-on-tone effect. I stamped the images in coordinating ink colors that matched the watercolors I would be using. After stamping, I took the Prima Watercolor Confections paints and loosely colored the florals in.

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

After I colored my entire panel of florals, I decided to turn the piece into a card. I layered on some silver Thank You die cuts, as well as some patterned paper from the Pinkfresh Live More collection. Again, I used that same technique of adding Glossy Accents into the center of my sequins, as that creates some stunning droplet-like effects when dry!

You may also notice that pretty silver paint splattered onto the background; this was done with some Finetec watercolors.

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!

This card took quite a bit of time to stamp and color, but I loved how it turned out; definitely worth the effort!! If you are looking for the supplies used to make this card, I have them all listed below!

SUPPLIES USED


KEEP HOPPING & GIVEAWAYS!

Watercoloring + 3 Ideas Cards + Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Hop!
There is so much more to see in this celebration hop for Pretty Pink Posh’s 4th Birthday! Your next stop is the amazing Suzy Plantamura’s blog! Or you can reference the entire hop order below!
Also, Paulina is so-very-generously giving ways prizes for those who comment during the blog hop! Leave a comment here and on every stop of the hop to increase your odds of winning!
I will see you super-soon with more inspiration to share; thanks for stopping by!

102 Responses

  1. Avatar Amy M says:

    Great cards! I especially love your watercolour petunias ❤️

  2. Avatar Debbie Meyer says:

    Since I just bought Arteza watercolor pens a few weeks ago I’m thrilled that you have done a video that I can follow along and learn. Beautiful work

  3. Avatar Sharon Gullikson says:

    The background on the kids’ card is wonderful. I never would have thought to color them and then put them back in. NICE.

  4. Avatar Ang says:

    Great cards! Beautiful water coloring.

  5. Avatar MJ says:

    Beautiful cards! I am loving this release more everyday. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Avatar Kari VanNoy says:

    Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the watercolored petunias and the glossy accents on the sequins. Love! <3

  7. Avatar Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Your projects are amazing. I love how you colored the petunias. TFS

  8. Avatar Michelle Hackett says:

    Love the glossy accent idea on the Sequins. Soooo ingenious.

  9. Avatar Maureen Reiss says:

    Super cute birthday cards!! Your flower card is Gorgeous!!

  10. Avatar Andrea Shell says:

    Birthday Friends is definitely my favorite set from the release, and I absolutely adore your cards featuring it! I love your bright, vibrant coloring!

  11. Avatar Sue D says:

    Love the colors and shine.

  12. Avatar Isabelle says:

    Your cards are beautiful !

    Your sister will be very soon a new star of the card-making world….

  13. Avatar Julia D. says:

    LOVE your cards! I really like the watercolor look on all of them. And thank you for the idea with the sequins! They are especially effective on the last card because they look like water droplets and add to the reality of the flowers.

  14. Avatar Nana Griffin says:

    Love how you used the set. am loving those children stamps.

  15. Avatar Dee Earnshaw says:

    love these cards – the colors you have chosen are just gorgeous – love the violets:)

  16. Avatar Oliev says:

    Sweet birthday cards, love your petunia coloring.

  17. Avatar annheidel says:

    I love the colorful birthday cards and the petunias are just stunning!

  18. Avatar Wendi says:

    You did an amazing job on the coloring! The 2nd card is WOW!

  19. Avatar Jenny Pratt says:

    Your colors are gorgeous! thank you for creating these cards and sharing! :)

  20. Avatar Kimberly Rendino says:

    Oh my goodness, Nina, the watercolored petunia card is GORGEOUS! The colors are so striking!!

  21. Avatar Teresa Doyle says:

    These are all such great cards Nina, I am loving this entire release. (Paulina has nailed it for her 4th birthday celebration and I know she has many years of “work” ahead of her!) These petunia’s are so beautiful and I love the birthday set. My grandson is going to be 4 this coming Sun. so I will probably never forget PPP’s birthday now…Haha

  22. Avatar Natalie Winterstein says:

    Such pretty and cheerful cards! I love them!

  23. Avatar lynn hall says:

    Great colors….inspiring….

  24. Avatar Lolita D says:

    These cards are colorful, fun and amazing! I just bought the Arteza pens so, I’ll have to try them soon. Love the techniques you used too. So, inspiring.

  25. Avatar joy meadows says:

    Very pretty cards! Love this new release from PPP.

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