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 Comments

  1. Carmen January 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Great tip about glossy accents on sequins!

  2. Sandra ltb January 12, 2018 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    love the Petunia card!

  3. Laura j January 12, 2018 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I love your use of watercolor! Great cards!

  4. Amanda Rhodes January 12, 2018 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards! I enjoyed the video!

  5. Laurie Brouillard January 12, 2018 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    You are amazing.

  6. Karen C. January 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I love your coloring and your backgrounds!

  7. Karen C. January 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    This stamp set is so adorable! I love your coloring and your backgrounds.

  8. lee January 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Such sweet and pretty birthday cards!

  9. Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi January 12, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Love your creativity with these cards! Gorgeous color choices and the petunias are stunning! I really need to learn watercoloring!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  10. Cathy Lillie January 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    You are always so creative with your projects! The birthday cards are adorable and the petunia card is stunning! Thanks for the tip on making the sequins appear like droplets!

  11. Sharon O January 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards with fabulous techniques! Great video too.

  12. Trina P. January 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Wonderful cards and watercolouring.

  13. Kim Salito January 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Great cards, love the petunias

  14. Avra Williams January 12, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Very pretty! I love the watercolored petunias!

  15. Lindarub January 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Love how you colored your cards.

  16. Mary-Anne V January 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Love the blues with these pinky purples. ..gorgeous cards.

  17. F. Andre January 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I always enjoy seeing your unique techniques for card making. The bright colours really showcase how lovely these images are. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Heather King January 12, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Oh my. I love what you created ! The color combo is beautiful! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity!

  19. Kelly B January 12, 2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Adorable card! I love this release!!

  20. Jeanne Beam January 12, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Such great cards. The watercoloring was beautiful on the petunias card. Thanks for sharing…

  21. Susan G. January 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Great cards. Hi

  22. Elise Smith January 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! These are so vibrant! I love them all! The way you painted the petunias is simply stunning :)

  23. Judy January 12, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Beautiful cards and I love the PPP new release!

  24. DeAnn O January 12, 2018 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I love your cards! The birthday cards are so happy looking – I’m sure any recipient couldn’t help smiling! :)

  25. Paula Desmarais January 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Love how you colored the petunias with water colors

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