Pretty Pink Posh | May Release Blog Hop - Cheer Up Friend Watercolor Card

Pretty Pink Posh | May Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends! Thank you so much for joining us for the Pretty Pink Posh May Release Blog Hop! We hope to inspire you and share lots of creative ideas using new goodies.

I created yet another watercolor card, I honestly can’t seem to stop enjoying using this medium not only to color my stamped images, but also to create unique backgrounds.

Pretty Pink Posh | May Release Blog Hop - Cheer Up Friend Watercolor Card

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I started working on this project by stamping the adorable little bird and bow from the Holiday Pals stamp set and branch from the Birdie Friends stamp set using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, you want to make sure to use waterproof ink if you plan to watercolor you images. I watercolored these using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and cut these images out using matching dies (I have links to all products used below).

Pretty Pink Posh | May Release Blog Hop - Cheer Up Friend Watercolor Card

I also die cut a tag using the new Stitched Essentials 1 set, but I made it an upside down tag by die cutting the hole in a form of a heart upside down. I heat embossed Cheer Up Friend in Brass embossing powder onto the top of the tag.

Pretty Pink Posh | May Release Blog Hop - Cheer Up Friend Watercolor Card

I also die cut another element using the rectangle die from the Stitched Duo 2 Die set and added ink smooshed layers of watercolor in blue and green (using various colors of Distress inks). To make the base of this card unique I used the arch die from the Stitched Borders 1 set and die cut the part of the card base off. The panels were than foam mounted on top and the card was decorated with various clear and sunshine sequins along with small droplets.

I also heat embossed Sending Hugs on the inside of the card so that its visible from the outside even when the card is closed.

Pretty Pink Posh | May Release Blog Hop - Cheer Up Friend Watercolor Card

HOP ALONG WITH US!

Pretty Pink Posh | May Release Blog Hop

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Yoonsun Hur
Heather Hoffman
Amy Lee
Lisa Elton
Jeanne Jachna
Joni Andaya
Liz Sarkisyan
Heather Pulvirenti
Nichol Spohr Magouirk
Amy Kolling
Yuki Yoshioka
Julia Altermann
Shannon McComb
Nina-Marie Trapani
Vera Rhuhay
Yana Smakula – this is me

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There are 2 $25 gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. (Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 5/16/2016. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog)

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set
Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Holidays Pals Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Holidays Pals Stamp Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals Die Set
Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals Die Set
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Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Essentials 1 Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Essentials 1 Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 2 Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 2 Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1 Dies
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
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Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sunshine Glow Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sunshine Glow Sequins
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
Altenew Woodgrain White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock White
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black
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Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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100 Comments

    1. You make the most amazing cards and this one is so sweet, I love it.

    1. Very sweet card with so much detail but still looks simplistic and not overdone! Great talent!

    1. Beautiful Card, I Love the watercoloring in the background.

    1. Super Cute Card, love the water coloring in the background.

    1. Lovely card! I like all the layers. They add a lot to the design without distracting from the images and sentiment.

    1. Lovely card! I particularly like that you inverted the tag die so it resembles a flag or banner. It makes the card so interesting!

    1. aww…this card is too sweet and the color combination just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Love that little
      birdie on your
      adorable card!
      Too cute.
      Carla from Utah

    1. Great card! I really love your use of the tag die. This is the first time I’ve seen anyone use it in this way with the scalloped edge at the bottom! It looks great! I also like the way you’ve colored everything. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. So sweet! Pretty as usual. You do such great things with paper. Love the watercolors!

    1. Oh I love the blue and green on here! So pretty!

    1. Your card design was so cute and colorful. Loved it.

    1. Yana, your yellow, green, blue, and gold combination really grounds this card and creates a beautiful and whimsical scene! You rock simplicity with an enduring quality in this creation!

    1. Your design is really adorable!! Love your use of the dies!! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    1. Love your card. The bird with that little bow is so cute. Thanks.

    1. What a CUTIE!!!
      Your bird, colours and layers are DELIGHTFUL!!!
      THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION 🙂

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