Bridal Shower Blog Hop for Ruby Naz

Hi crafty friends!!! I am REALLY excited to be sharing a card with you today in celebration of my dear friend Ruby’s recent wedding!


A group of us have joined together to host a special “shower” hop in celebration of her and her husband, Steve and I hope you’ll join in and hop along with us!


For my card today, I used a couple of fun products from both Pretty Pink Posh and My Favorite Things. The fall images are from Pretty Pink Posh’s new stamp set Giving Thanks; and the grateful die and coordinating sentiment are from the My Favorite Things Grateful stamp and die collection.


I wanted to do some messy watercoloring for this card, as this is one of my favorite looks for watercolored images. I used Prima’s Watercolor Confections to do the watercoloring (I used both the Classics and the Tropicals sets); the images were stamped in Cobblestone ink from Simon Says Stamp onto Canson XL watercolor paper.


After coloring the images, I die cut the grateful die from Dark Chocolate cardstock from Simon Says Stamp four times; I layered the pieces together to create a stacked sentiment and then added clear embossing powder over it to create a more dimensional effect.

I then layered that sentiment onto some strips of watercolor paper and vellum that I tore the edges of, which created a more “rustic” or natural feel. I also stamped the coordinating “for you” sentiment in Schoolhouse Red ink from Simon Says Stamp.


To finish off the card, I added some hemp that I tied into the center of the card, and tucked a few watercolored leaves and acorn to the right side of the sentiment.



There are lots of other stops along the way for this fun hop! Check out the list below to find out where to head next!

Amy Tsuruta
Keeway Tsao
Erum Tasneem
Taheerah Atchia
Tracey McNeely
Tiffany Au
Nina-Marie Trapani —you are here! :)
Darnell Knauss
Rachel Bergfeld
Thanh Vo
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Stephanie Gold
Jessica Martell
Maria Peters
Yuki Yoshioka
Isha Gupta
Mayline Jung
Emily Leiphart
Shay (Winnie and Walter blog)
Miriam Prantner


What is a blog hop without some prizes??? Some fabulous companies were SUPER generous and supplied some fun giveaway prizes JUST FOR YOU!!

Mama Elephant: $25 Gift Card
Winnie & Walter: $30 Gift Card
Kennedy Grace Creations: $20 Gift Card

Winners will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop!  Commenting will close on Saturday, October 22 at 11:59 pm pacific.  Winners will be posted on Amy Tsuruta’s blog on Sunday, October 23rd.



If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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58 Responses

  1. Such a beautiful card! Gorgeous gorgeous stamping and coloring!

  2. This is beautiful! Love the colors on the leaves!

  3. Sooo beautiful and perfect for fall! I love the twine and the autumnal colors!

  4. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Gorgeous fall card and adore the dimension and shine on the sentiment.

  5. This is an absolutely beautiful card, Nina! Love the glossy sentiment and your background is just gorgeous!

  6. Berina Febin says:

    Such a beautiful card!! Love it!!
    Moxie Craftie

  7. LauraJane says:

    GORGEOUS twine bow!

  8. Ruby N says:

    So beautiful, Nina!! I miss you!! I’m so happy to have you as a supportive and loving friend! Thank you! <3

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