Saturday, 23 August 2014

Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop - Card 1

I'm super excited as I'm participating in my very first blog hop!...and this one is being hosted by Pretty Pink Posh...check out their blog here.

When I first started crafting I decided to buy myself a die cutting machine because I believe it to be an investment rather than buying steel dies which in my country can be quite an expensive venture to start a collection. However when there are sales on dies I will definitely take up the you can gather that my collection isn't big at all. I can count how many dies I have on one hand to give you an idea :)

One of the dies I have is Simonsaysstamp Life Bubble Round Die and I tried my best incorporating this into my card. I settled on colours containing blue and greys...

I started with a base of natural cardstock (similar to Neenah Desert Storm), its top folded to 4 by 5 1/2 inches. I used a grey patterned paper from My Minds Eye Bright Side collection that's measuring 3 3/4 by 51/4 inches and I adhered it flat onto the base, after rounding two corners. I then die cut my bubble out of some light blue cardstock. I background stamped twice, using Distress Ink in the colour Iced Spruce, the splatter image from Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge rubber stamp set. I then stamped using Black Soot the "Happy Everything" sentiment from Papersmooches Simply Said stamp set. I trimmed the die to fit into the corner of the card and with a dauber I distressed the edges using Iced Spruce. I mounted it with foam squares onto the base.

Onto the image, I used the turtle from the Papersmooches Party Posse stamp set and stamped it using Black Soot. I used Copic Ciao markers to colour in the body (B00, BG000, BG13 and BG15) and shell (W1, W3 and W5). I trimmed it out and used foam squares to mount it down. To finish of the card I stamped some stars from Papersmooches Bold Buzzwords stamp set using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in the colour Silver and then added clear and blue sequins.

I plan to enter two more cards...let's see how far I get :)


  1. At first glance I thought you had a spaceman turtle and it was the earth in the corner, it's awesome either way

  2. Lol Fiona that's an "out of the box" way of looking at it...but I do agree with you now that I look at it... Weird how that turned out :)

  3. Love the green speech bubble

  4. This is such a cute card! Love it against the black background and the sequins.

  5. great card--I like the rounded corners.

  6. Super cute card - love the turtle.
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