Friday, 11 January 2019

Pretty Pink Posh 5th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop


Good morning! I'm thrilled to be part of Day 3 of the 3-Day birthday blog hop to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh's 5th Birthday! See below for the full list of today's blogs!


I made a clean and simple card using some of the goodies from the January release, and a video with some tips for creating a frame for a die cut when you don't have the die in 'the next size'.

I started by cutting the new Decorative Tag 2 die in white and black. I stamped one of the Crocus Flowers and a partial sentiment from Simple Sayings Courage onto the white tag and then I coloured the flower with Copic markers.

To create my frame, I simply snipped the black tag right across, and then glued each end so that it was extending beyond the edge of the white tag. I popped the combined tag up on a soft gray card base and then added some gems from the new Party Mix Gems for some sparkle.

Here's my video:


Here are today's blog hop participants:



$25 gift certificates will be given to 9 people who comment during the blog hop. 



80 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the rainbow petals. :)

DJ said...

Wow! Rainbow crocus! BEAUTIFUL! TFS!

Jim said...

So very creative! Fantasy flowers are so fun!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

joycemc57 said...

Awesome card. I love the rainbow colors for the crocus petals.

mom2five said...

Just beautiful!!! Love the colors.

Mona Sen said...

Cute card - great tip for matting the panel!

Helen said...

So sweet and eye-catching Ardyth! Love the idea of a multi- coloured cosmos! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration and chance to win!

Lucy E. said...

This is such a
lovely CAS card-
love the rainbow flower!

Connie said...

I love that your card is so colorful and that it’s CAS! The tip about cutting the black frame was very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Byers said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the rainbow pedals! It's a wonderful idea, thank you for the inspiration!

Isabel Z said...

You are so talented.

Beth said...

CAS cards are THE BEST. TFS!

Debra Rumpza said...

Cute! Love your colorful blossom!

Kay Demonbren said...

I have now seen a rainbow colored crocus- thank you for that; it made my day!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Really pretty card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your card is lovely!

Mirella said...

Wow, this is so lovely! I love the rainbow petals!

JE said...

Such a pretty card. The new products are really, really nice!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love the card and great technique shown.
Tricia Podmore

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

Such a sweet card, love the coloring.

Natalie said...

Fun coloring! Cute card.

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful, and I'd know it was an Ardyth card in a room full of cards.

Karthikha said...

That's a beautiful CAS card! :)

Drena Putz said...

Really unique way to color the crocus flower. Love it!

Amy Brown said...

What a beautiful and bright card!

Becca Yahrling said...

Lovely design and adore the rainbow of color.

Mrsfish02 said...

So great to see you here Ardyth. And what a great party it is. Love your rainbow crocus and also the sentiment.

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely coloring and design

Mary Holshouser said...

Pretty flower.
Love the layering.
Clean and simple card.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Billie A said...

I love the rainbow coloring of the flower. Great idea and great way to extend the black background die. The bling is a great finishing touch. Love your fresh feeling card.

Heather M said...

Pretty flower!! Love your clean and simple card.

Kelly B. said...

Love the colors!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Just beautiful! I love the rainbow and sparkle

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful CAS card!!!

Denise Bryant said...

LOVE your rainbow flower! So pretty!
Happy 5th birthday to PPP!

janlesiak said...

I like this cards as it isn't the same as some of the others, with the shutters.

Christine said...

Love all the bright colors on your card...so pretty!

Jean said...

What a stunning card!

Annette Reed said...

You are the first person that I've seen use the tag die by itself. I appreciate that. I like the shape and it makes a great background for the flower. Your colorful flower looks great and I like the sentiment.

Dana M said...

Clean, vibrant, happy - perfectly stunning!

Sue D said...

So pretty--love the colors.

cghundley said...

Lovely colors and
the tag part looks
wonderful.
Carla from Utah

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely stamps! I am loving what you done with them!

Lee said...

Your card is beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your interpretation of this flower...rainbow! Great design to highlight the unique bloom.

Denise Ward said...

To see the words, "I believe in you," would really bless someone having a tough time! What better way to use your creativity than to lift the spirits of someone else! Great card!!!

laurissa said...

What a creative use of the stamp set! I would have never thought it color it that way. Love it!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the simplicity of your card!

Amy C. said...

The rainbow flower is beautiful!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So pretty! Love the happy colors!

Jen said...

Beautiful! Love the sweet encouraging sentiment you paired with the flower too!

Lagene said...

Great PPP release! AWESOME creations! I especially love how you popped up the beautiful crocus!

mindy1414 said...

This card is so awesome. I would not have thought about the different colored petals for the Crocus Flower or making the "next size" die cut frame, I love it!! Thank you for sharing this, making the video, and the awesome inspiration.
Happy, Happy, 5th Pretty Pink Posh, here's to many more!
(mardy14@bellsouth.net)

McStamper said...

Love your wonderful card. The different colors look so pretty and the design is perfect.

~amy~ said...

Super pretty, who can resist a rainbow bloom? Love it Ardyth!

Nunzia Carusio said...
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Nunzia Carusio said...

Beautiful rainbow colors for this flower that stands out from the neutral background.
Thanks for the video.

sharon g said...

I like how you made the petals different colors. That is so pretty and different.

Cyndi Morris said...

What f fun way to color this beautiful crocus -- I love it. Gorgeous card, wonderful release.

Shelly said...

Love this clean and simple card design! The rainbow petals make it special, as you say. : ) And you added just the right amount of sparkle! 💫✨ I love the font on the sentiments! PPP hit it out of the park with this release and your contribution made it shine! 🎉

Gayle Bartholomew said...

That's the joy in being creative, who says we can't have a rainbow crocus? Wonderful card.

Kipp said...

Love it!

Liz Ford said...

This is a fun and such a neat card! So colorful and sparkly! Super sweet and I am really digging the black accent under the part that you pushed up for a sweet dimension accent! Thanks for sharing!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE these NEW Products and the AMAZING Card you Created!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

gabriella said...

Oh I absolutely love that you did something different. So neat to see such a fun crocus

Denise Terry said...

So, so pretty! I love the rainbow colors, but my favorite part about this was how you created the black shadow for your frame. Genius!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, how I'd love to see a rainbow crocus like that IRL!!!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!

Krystal Overby said...

Such a beautiful rainbow flower! Simple but gorgeous! ♥️

Cathy Lillie said...

Your rainbow crocus is lovely! Great idea to cut the black frame to extend it past the white one. I'm going to remember this tip!

Heather said...

How pretty!! And what a sweet sentiment!

Sara Nelson said...

Totally love the rainbow crocus! Awesome idea!

Judie said...

Super unique card! Love the colourful touch!

Teresa Medeiros said...

I love the clean and simple feel to this card. So lovely!

Janet D. said...

So creative, a rainbow crocus! Awesome!

jan metcalf said...

Such a great sentiment!

Annalisa Young said...

Well isn't this the happiest little rainbow crocus ever! I need to try making some rainbow flowers; they may not be realistic, but the make me happy, which is all that matters. Thanks for sharing with us!

Andre M. said...

The multi-colored floral really shines on this CAS card. Thanks for sharing the tip about cutting a die cut to make it appear larger.

Farhana S said...

Love how you rainbow-ed the flower <3