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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

49 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. Great job on those sunflowers!! They really jump out at you, gorgeous. That little bear is adorable.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Fabulous cards! Love the colors on your sunflower card, and the little bear is just adorable!

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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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