Pretty Pink Posh Hop

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials80 Comments

Welcome to Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh new release blog hop! Hopefully you have arrived here from Caly’s blog and if this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome!

My card project todays features simple Copic coloring and simple ink blending and features both the Tropical Birds stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the gorgeous Tropical Background Stencil.

I also did a more simplified version of this card project:

I honestly like them both, but probably would go with the simpler version. You can’t see it in the photo, but I added Tonic Aqua Nuvo Shimmer to the flamingo for a little pop of shine.

Here’s the video showing you how I made the first card above:

I also made this shaker card using the same stencil and the brand new Aloha Shaker Die:

I just blended six Gina K.inks over the stencil to create the background, and die cut the Aloha Shaker from the panel. Then I laid in one white Aloha to create my shaker window, and die cut three more to glue together and add to the top for some dimension. (See separate list below for my Aloha shaker card supplies.)

HOP DETAILS: There are four $25 gift certificates to the Pretty Pink Posh shop up for grabs, two for Day 1’s hop, and two for Day 2’s hop! Winners will be picked randomly from comments left along the hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 p.m. PST on June 17, 2019. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

HOP PARTICIPANTS: Here are today’s bloggers! Be sure to check out Day 1, too!

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Yana Smakula
Dawn McVey
Caly Person
Cathy Zielske
—you are here!
Rachel Alvarado
Dana Kirby
Kelly Latevola
Eloise Blue
Yoonsun Hur
Thi Lam
Heather Hoffman
Sandy Allnock


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80 Comments on “Pretty Pink Posh Hop”

  1. #4
    Diane Koele

    Cathy, your cards a just lovely. I love the pink and green together and who doesn’t love a good rainbow-ish blend. :). I have had copics for over 6 months and haven’t even cracked them open because I’m totally intimidated by what I see others do with them. Your flamingo cards looks like something I could maybe try. I also went crazy a few months ago and bought almost every color combo of PPP sequins (just got those organized this week with labels on them). I love their products – they finish cards off so beautifully. Thanks again for the inspiration! Hugs and blessings on your day!

  2. #5
    Lauryne Cunningham

    What super cute cards! I really love the CAS look of your flamingo cards and either version looks great! You did an awesome job on the ink blended background on the Aloha card!

  3. #7

    Love the cards. That pop of punk on the edge really sets it off. Don’t know if you realize on the “pick me up” the bottom comes out and you have another pokey to help placing sequins, jewels etc. Owed mine for over a year before I realized that.

  4. #8
    Tricia A Podmore

    Cathy, both cards are gorgeous. I really like your layered card, but I am partial to the shaker cards. I love thay shaker die which makes it a must have in my stash. Your Flamingo was so beautiful and even though I am an old crafter, those Copics scare me to death every time I touch them to paper Haha!

  5. #10

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I love the flamingo card(s) and the bonus card as well. Thanks for all the links and for the chance to win! Good luck to all!

  6. #14
    Sharon O

    This is such a fun release and your cards are perfect! Love the ink blending and the delicate effects you’ve achieved.

  7. #15
    Amy Williams

    Always love your cards and your fun personality that shines through in all of your videos! Great cards today as always. I especially love the flamingo card mounted on your pink background. Those citrus jewels are a fun addition too!

  8. #16

    So many creative ideas! My favorite is the Tropical Birds stamp. But the Everyday Greetings stamps are a close second-favorite – versatile.

  9. #20

    My skills run on par with yours where the jewel picker is concerned. Oh well. Love these cards!

  10. #22
    Rebecca Yahrling

    Your flamingo card is so sweet! I love birdies
    and I love shakers, so I love both cards. 🙂

  11. #26
    Teri S.

    Soft summery colours over the stencil, which is my favourite product from this fabulous release, combine to make lovely cards. The second is my favourite.

  12. #29
    Anne Sturgeon

    I love this stencil so much. Your rainbow application is so wonderful. Also that soft pink on the flamingos against that lovely lime green, too pretty.

  13. #30
    Sheri Kempke

    Great cards Cathy, I’m loving that cool stencil you’ve used on your cards. Way to go PPP!

  14. #49
    Denise Bryant

    Pretty cards! Love the beautiful pastel colors! Awesome flamingo card with the pretty background, and an awesome shaker card!

  15. #51
    Beverly Perdue

    Your cards are fabulous! Love the shaker and I’m crazy about flamingos. I also love the soft colors you used and the rainbow background.

  16. #55
    Aimee Phillips

    Love what you made using new releases. My favorite is the Aloha shaker card using the rainbow coloring. Soooo pretty. Seeing this made me smile. Fun hop.

  17. #60
    Gayle Bartholomew

    That little flamingo is adorable and love your clean and simple style of these cards. Thanks for sharing.

  18. #62
    Maureen Turner

    First time navigating a blog-hop. I love how the results can be so different using the same products – really showcasing the unique designer and style of each participant. I love how you used the soft and subtle colors on your cards.

  19. #68

    It’s funny, I would be more likely to put together the second version of the flamingo card, but I think I like the first version more. But like you say, they’re both great. Thanks for sharing your process with us; I always learn a lot from your videos.

  20. #70
    Vicki Kroll

    An adorable Flamingo card and the Aloha shaker is my favorite. Love how you did the backgrounds on both cards!

  21. #75
    Christine Miller

    Your cards are wonderful, and I so enjoyed the tutorial video! I never stamp without my MISTI! Got one shortly after beginning to stamp, and I haven’t gone back to blocks. So appreciate your candor and wonderful tips!

  22. #76
    Surekha Galagoda

    Dear Cathy
    As always your cards are a great inspiration. Love the two CAS cards and the other too. it the coloring u do that brings them to life. Hugs

  23. #79
    Jennifer Petersen

    Great cards! I love the extra pink layer on the first card. I also love that in the video you kept it real showing the process and what works and doesn’t and what you tried next. Thank you for sharing!

  24. #80

    Hi Cathy 🙂 I really like the unique take on the tropical with the more subtle color palette! Beautiful cards! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

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