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Pretty Pink Posh August Release Blog Hop

Sunflowers, Pumpkins, and Halloween…… are you ready for a new PPP Release?? Today is Day 1 of a two-day Pretty Pink Posh blog hop. If you’re arriving from the talented Megan Quinn’s blog, you’re in the right spot. You can see the entire release HERE. A full list of the hop lineup is listed below, as well as details for giveaways on this two-day hop!

Sunflowers… the newest floral edition in the PPP shop. I love how big they are, and I wanted to make them into a bold card!

I started this card by making the background. I used several Nuvo Shimmer Powders to achieve this bright turquoise: Blue Blitz, Storm Cloud, and falling leaves. I used a flat watercolor brush to distribute the powders evenly. I wanted a rich, shimmery background.

These flowers are from the new Sunflowers stamp set. I stamped and white heat-embossed the flowers onto watercolor paper. I used Solar Flare and Golden Sparkler Nuvo Shimmer Powders, a paintbrush, and clean water to color the flowers. Once the flowers were dry, I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them.

My next step was using the sunflower dies to cut into the background. I ran the background through my die-cut machine several times with the dies staggered around the panel. When I finished, I glued the panel to a card stock panel.

After I glued the flowers into their die-cut windows, I trimmed the panel down, and attached it to a card base with foam adhesive. I added a gold heat-embossed sentiment from the Autumn Wreath Stamp Set to finish the card.

I used a bear from the new Bear Friends stamp set for this clean and simple card.

How cute is this little guy?! I stamped him and the tree trunk onto white card stock with Milk Chocolate Hybrid ink. I used The following colors to color the images: Bear- E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, R00, R000; Tree trunk- E33, E35, E37, YG61, YG63, YG67. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them.

I masked off the top center area on a panel of white card stock with masking tape. I used a blender brush and Granny Smith dye ink to softly blend a small area of ground. I moved the tape to cover the grass and did the same for the sky, using Cookie Monster ink. I trimmed the panel down, and attached it to a card base with foam adhesive. I used thin foam squares to add the colored images. and a stamped and gold heat-embossed a sentiment from the Bear Friends Stamp set.

That’s all I have for today – thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop on the hop is the talented Gemma C.

Now onto the GIVEAWAY!

There are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on August 28, 2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Here is a list of today’s line up:


Pretty Pink Posh blog 

Laura Bassen

Megan Quinn

Angelica Conrad

Gemma C

Susie Moore

Ardyth Percy- Robb

Suzy Plantamura

Keeway Tsao

Sharna Waksmulski

Melody Rupple

Alix Davis

Wanda Guess

46 Replies to “Pretty Pink Posh August Release Blog Hop”

  1. Oh I love how you inlaid the sunflowers on the background. I would never have thought to do that. Beautiful cards!

  2. These are great. I like in inlay technique you used for the sunflowers. It really gives the card a classy feel.

  3. I would’ve had a hard time cutting into that gorgeous, shimmery BG you created! lol It turned
    out really pretty. Love that sweet bear; such a perfect CAS card.

  4. You blew me away with your beautiful sunflower card with its bold blues and yellows!!! Way to go!! The adorable bear is a fav of mine with the new releases too!!

  5. Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one. Those sunflowers are gorgeous and the inlaid technique is genius.

  6. Your sunflowers make a big statement by creating the beautiful blue background and the inlaid technique. And that a little bear on the stump is sweet.

  7. You have certainly created cards to brighten up a person’s day!! The first one’s sunflowers is very cheerful with its sunshine yellow and vivid blue. And the card with the sweet little bear just warms my heart like a hug! 🙂 Thanks for sharing these sweet designs!

  8. Super cute cards! I love the way you created the sunflower card. It’s beautiful. The bear is adorable on his little stump.

  9. Pretty cards! I love the fun colors and sunflowers on the first one and the cute critter in the second. Thanks for sharing

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