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Pretty Pink Posh June Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends! I’m so excited to be part of this 2-day Pretty Pink Posh June New Release Blog Hop. I’m such a huge fan of Pretty Pink Posh, and am always super excited for their new releases. I had so much fun creating with these new stamps and dies! Here’s 4 cards I’m sharing today:

Card 1:

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My first card features the new School Friends Stamp Set and coordinating Dies. I cut a piece of white cardstock with the Stitched Notes frame die, and used the inside rectangle. I masked off the edges, then blended Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for the sky. I sprayed a little water on the ink, then quickly dabbed the paper with a paper towel. I then sprayed glimmer mist on the ink for some extra texture. I stamped the grass stamp from Darling Dragonflies Stamp Set 3 times to make the ground, and colored the grass, as well as the boy and girl, with Copic markers.  I used the Darling Dragonflies Coordinating Dies to cut the grass out. I stamped the Smarty Pants sentiment (one of  3 sentiments included in the School Friends Stamp Set), and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. I added the tiny hearts for my finishing touch.

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I stamped the hearts with red ink, brushed them with a shimmer pen, die-cut them out, and topped them off with some Crystal Glaze for shine. I mounted the cardfront on red cardstock, backed it on fun foam for dimension, and added it to a top-folding A2 size cardbase.

Card 2:

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For my second card, I die-cut red cardstock with the Stitched Notes Frame Die, using the outside frame, and attached it to a top-folding A2 size cardbase. I then die-cut white cardstock with the same frame, and used the inside rectangle to build my scene. I stamped the adorable little girl and stack of books from  the new School Friends Stamp Set onto Copic-friendly white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating Dies to cut them out.  I then backed them with 3D Foam Squares. For the ground, I  die-cut a scrap of grey cardstock with the rectangle die, and cut the bottom inch off. I glued that to the white cardstock, then glued a thin strip of black cardstock to work as the baseboard. I stamped the sentiment, and added the books and the girl. The scene was a bit plain, so I decided to use the medium sized pocket from the Stitched Notes Die Set. I also used the cute apple stamp from the School Friends Stamp Set.

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After coloring the apple, I used a foam square to attach it to the pocket, brushed it with a shimmer pen, and added Crystal Glaze for shine. I glued the white cardstock inside the red frame to finish the card.

Card 3:

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For my third card, I used the Geraniums Stamp Set, coordinating Dies, and the word Hello from the Hello Shaker Die. On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I stamped the flowers with Fired Brick Distress Ink, and the leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress ink. I used Zig Real Brush markers to color the flowers and leaves. On a piece of watercolor paper, I loosely painted on some turquoise shimmer color. I adhered the flowers in three layers, using low-profile and regular 3D foam squares. I die-cut the Hello Shaker Window four times, then cut the words out. I stacked the words together, brushed the top layer with a shimmer pen, added Crystal glaze, and let the word dry over-night.

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Once completely dried, I added the word to the card front, as well as Sparking Clear Jewels. I adhered the cardfront to a top-folding A2 size cardbase.

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Card 4:

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For my last card I’m sharing today, I made a shaker card. On a piece of watercolor paper, I used a baby wipe to add Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink in an ombre effect, then sprayed with water. I quickly dabbed the water off with a paper towel, then sprayed the paper with a shimmer mist and set the paper aside to dry. Next I stamped three dragonflies from the Darling Dragonflies Stamp Set onto white cardstock, and colored the wings. I stamped the dragonflies again on vellum with embossing ink, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die-cut the dragonflies out with the coordinating Dies, and used liquid glue on the vellum bodies to layer the dragonflies together. After making sure my watercolor paper was dried, I used the Hello Shaker Die to cut out the shaker window. I cut another shaker window out of purple cardstock that I had attached double-sided adhesive to. On the backside  of the watercolor paper, I attached a square piece of acetate to close the window. I flipped the paper over and attached the purple window onto the acetate. I added foam adhesive to the back of the cardfront, leaving the window open, and filled the window with Iridescent Heart Confetti Mix and 4mm Lavender Moon Sequins. I closed the window up with another piece of acetate, peeled the foam tape backing off,  and attached the cardfront to an A2 top-folding cardbase. I added the dragonflies to the cardfront with liquid glue, and finished off with a few Sparkling Clear Jewels.

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Thank you so much for visiting today. It’s been such a pleasure to be part of this blog hop, and creating with these wonderful new products.

Now onto the GIVEAWAY!
There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop, so be sure to leave your comment below and continue hopping! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 6/19/2018. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Your Next stop is Mindy Baxter.

Happy Hopping!

Angelica Conrad

While Supplies last, receive a not-yet-released set with orders over $60 in the month of June.6C2B752D-B960-4398-9DF4-902162EF8078

Here is a list of all bloggers on today’s bloghop:

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Yoonsun Hur
Ardyth Percy- Robb
Rachel Alvarado
Gemma C.
Keeway Tsao
Heather Hoffman
Thi Lam
Angelica Conrad (You Are Here)
Mindy Baxter
Amy Yang


120 Replies to “Pretty Pink Posh June Blog Hop”

  1. What an amazing bunch
    of cards! Those school kids
    are so stinkin cute, as well as
    those fun dragonflies! I really
    love the geranium card 🙂

  2. Your cards are SO adorable and super creative and fun. I love what you’ve done with these ADORABLE new sets. I’m being so inspired throughout this fabulous hop.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

  3. I love all of your cards especially your colors and design! My favorite is definitely the fireflies because the colors and layout are just perfection!

  4. I love all the different color palettes you chose to go with the stamp sets: the primaries for the school stamps, the bright blue sky and pink flowers for the geraniums, and then the pastels for the dragonflies. They all seem so obvious when you put them down, but I know that it’s not that easy coming up with a palette, so thanks for sharing these great ideas with us! I think my favorite is the dragonfly card, because I wasn’t expecting it, but I love how the vellum dragonflies look.

  5. The ikids make darling cards.
    Love the flowers – beautiful.
    But the purple with the
    dragonflies caught my eye
    as a favorite.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl@yahoo(dot)com

  6. Truly adorable and amazing cards!!! Love your coloring – the “hey there smartypants” card is my favorite!

  7. Your kiddos are adorable! Fabulous coloring! I love your geraniums, so lovely. Your dragonflies are fabulous! I love the way you used vellum and embossing!!

  8. Wow! Your cards are so amazing. My favourite is the one with the geraniums. So beautiful!!

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