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Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop – Day 3

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Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m so excited to be joining this very special blog hop, celebrating Pretty Pink Posh turning 4 and the fantastic new release!

If you’re following along the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Yoonsun Hur. I’ll list all of today’s blog hop participants below, if you want to start at the beginning.

My card features the beautiful new Hummingbird Thanks set from the January release. I love the images in this set – they are such fun to colour.

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I began my card by working on the background. I wanted some texture whilst still keeping things clean and simple. I stamped the images with versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder first, then used the coordinating dies to add a dry embossed outline around each image.

I chose a sentiment from another new stamp set, called Love Sentiments. Teaming this beautiful sentiment with the embossed hummingbird background gives the card an elegant look, perfect for a wedding or anniversary.

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I heat embossed the greeting in silver on white card, then layered it with foam tape over a vellum panel. The vellum helps it stand out a little from the white background.

For the hummingbirds, I chose some blue and blue/green copic colours, then added some blue/violet colour to the wings. To try and imitate the iridescent shine on the feathers, I added a little Wink of Stella clear glitter in a few places.

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I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out, then added them to the card with foam tape. I love the pop of colour from the hummingbirds. I finished my card with a few clear sparkling sequins.

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Discount and Freebies
During the celebration, you can save 10% off your order using the coupon code provided below. Plus, there are some fabulous free gifts for qualifying purchases (while supplies last).

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Giveaway
Remember to leave comments along the blog hop, to be in with a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store. There are two chances to win each day of the hop! Comments must be left before January 15th at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog next week! *UPDATE* Winners announced!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and celebrating with me. Your last stop is Wanda Guess. Happy hopping!

Here is the complete list of blog hop participants for day 3:

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Yana Smakula
Anna Kossakovskaya
Heather Hoffman
Nina-Marie Trapani
Suzy Plantamura
Mindy Baxter
Yoonsun Hur
Gemma C. (You’re here)
Wanda Guess

This is the last day of the hop. Do check out the fabulous inspiration from day 1 and day 2, and leave comments on each stop for a chance to win!

Supplies list

104 thoughts on “Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop – Day 3”

  1. Oh wow the gorgeous embossed hummingbirds ! Wish they weren’t out of stock already. Will definitely order at a later date.

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  2. The hummingbirds are my favorite. Love how you embossed them on your card then colored the two birds wonderfully. I can imagine them shining is the sun light. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you!
      To dry emboss with your dies, you need a tan embossing mat for your die cutting machine. This stops the die from cutting when you run it through the machine and embosses the shape into the card instead. As the die is slightly larger than the stamped image, it gives an embossed outline around the image.
      Hope that makes sense 🙂

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  3. The hummingbird set is my absolute favorite from this release! Your card is gorgeous; perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding! I love the way you stamped and embossed the background!

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  4. Beautiful card and so elegant. Love the way you embossed the hummingbirds on the white panel. Very pretty!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love the hummingbird background you created and the coloring on the hummers too! Happy 4th Birthday to PPP!

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  6. What an adorable card. Love those hummingbirds. The detail you did with the die for the background is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. OMG That’s the most beautiful card! I love CAS cards … I love that new Hummingbird stamp & die set … I love that tone on tone look of your background … I love dry embossing … I love the silver embossing of your sentiment … I love the colors you chose for your birds. You have just made the most perfect card! 😍

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  8. What a great card!! I like you let the beautiful hummingbirds be the focal point of your card!! And I love the rich colors you used on these stamped images. Very nice!

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