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Pretty Pink Posh March 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m so excited to be joining this blog hop, celebrating the Pretty Pink Posh March release!


If you’re following along the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Yana Smakula. 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 Cherry Blossoms stamp set and coordinating dies. Cherry blossoms are a favourite of mine so I was very excited to see this wonderful set in the Pretty Pink Posh March release.


I began by creating an acetate panel for my card. I cut a panel of heat resistant acetate and treated it with an anti-static powder tool, before stamping the cherry blossom flowers and leaves with versamark ink. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.


I cut two panels of white card stock, the same width as my card base but about a third of the height. I adhered the acetate panel between them, to make one panel the same height as my card base.




On the back of this panel, I adhered some foam sheet behind the card pieces. This gives some dimension, which helps the heat embossing on the acetate stand out when placed on a card base.


Next, I blended some distress oxide ink in tattered rose and picked raspberry on to the front of the card base. I kept the colour just to the centre area, which will then show behind the acetate window.




Before adhering the panel to the card base, I stamped my sentiment with black ink. This lovely sentiment is from the new Encouraging Greetings stamp set. The set has such wonderful sentiments!


I then stamped the images from the Cherry Blossoms stamp set, and coloured them with copic markers. I chose colours to match the distress ink blend on the card base, and kept the colouring simple. I also added some shimmer to the flowers with the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.




I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, then adhered them in a cluster on the card. I used some foam squares behind the top flower for some more dimension.


I finished with a few Pink Blush jewels, which coordinate beautifully with the colours on my card.




Remember to leave comments along the blog hop, to be in with a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store. There are two chances to win each day of the hop! Comments must be left by March 12th at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop and announced on the PPP blog! 


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Your next stop is Heather Meeson. Happy hopping!


Here is the complete list of blog hop participants for day 1:
Gemma C. (You’re here)


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


Thank you for taking the time to comment too. I read and appreciate every one!



106 thoughts on “Pretty Pink Posh March 2018 Release Blog Hop”

  1. Your card is so pretty and delicate! I couldn’t believe how you create that panel. Totally amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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  2. Gorgeous! I love cherry blossoms. I’ve been anxiously waiting for my tree to start blossoming. Your card is lovely!

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  3. I love how you did the background on your card but I’ve never heard of heat resistant acetate. I also don’t have white embossing powder. I really like how it looks. You’re coloring is so pretty and I love the cherry blossom stamp. Those embellishments are so pretty! I have to get some of those as I love my embellishments. Thank you for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something.

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  4. Gorgeous white embossing and colored cherry blossom to create your card. It turned out very elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love your card. First I love this stamp set. it’s a must have. Second OH MY I LOVE this design and the acetate and embossing on it. Your card is stunning and so creative.

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  6. Stunning. You are absolutely talented! I am green with your coloring & embossing! The stamp set screams spring time! Thank you for brightening my screen! Well done!

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  7. Your card is just perfect! These are my 2 favorite sets from the release and your colors and techniques have highlighted them perfectly!

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  8. This card definitely has the “wow” factor! The use of the acetate layer adds so much interest to an already great design!! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring card!

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  9. I feel like I’m going to repeat this for every card that has cherry blossoms, but I am so excited for this set. I went to school in DC, so cherry blossoms are THE spring flower for me. Every time I see them on a card, it makes me happy. And I love the little peekaboo of acetate. That’s a really lovely addition. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  10. Your card is gorgeous! I love how you embossed white flowers on the acetate. I would love to try to make a card like this.

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