Handmade Cards, Pretty Pink Posh DT

Pretty Pink Posh September Release Blog Hop

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

If you’re following along the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Eloise Blue. 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 Anemones stamp set and coordinating dies. This set includes flowers and leaves in different sizes, along with a cluster of flowers, perfectly arranged for quick and simple cards.

I began by stamping the images with a copic friendly ink. I looked online to see what colours anemones come in and there are loads of options! I love the soft pastel flowers so I chose some copics in pale colours. I die cut them with the coordinating dies, then used some WOW embossing glitter in Pacific Wave to add some pretty detail to the flower centres.

For the background, I wanted to create a mod pattern for my flowers to sit on. I love the graphic look of this style. From the centre of a piece of white card, I die cut the largest diamond from the PPP Stitched Diamonds set.

I used post-it tape to mask the four corners around the die cut window, then blended on some soft pastel inks. I included two colours to match the flowers, to help bring the design together.

To add another graphic element, I used a ruler and an embossing pen to add lines around the diamond window. I then heat embossed them with WOW Metallic Gold Super Fine embossing powder.

I adhered the panel to a card base then added a sentiment, from the new Simple Sayings: Kind stamp set, to the centre of the diamond. I heat embossed it with gold to match the embossed lines.

I placed the flowers and leaves around the sentiment, using foam tape to pop up some of the flowers. As a finishing touch, I adhered some of the new Blue Lagoon jewels to the centre of the flowers.

Giveaway

Remember to leave comments along the blog hop, to be in with a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the PPP store. There are 4 chances to win (2 each day of the hop)! Comments must be left by 11:59 pm PDT on 9/18/2018. 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 the wonderful Laura Bassen. Happy hopping!

Here is the complete list of blog hop participants for day 1:

Pretty Pink Posh blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Eloise Blue

Gemma C. (You are here)

Laura Bassen

Rubeena Ianigro

Heather Hoffman

Angelica Conrad

Mindy Baxter

Justine Hovey

Yoonsun Hur

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!

129 thoughts on “Pretty Pink Posh September Release Blog Hop”

  1. I really love the composition of this card. Between the flowers and the diamond background and those bright pops of blue, it just makes for a really cohesive and beautiful whole. Thanks for sharing with us!

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