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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  1. mjmarmo October 19, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    A most beautiful card!

  2. Jeannean M October 19, 2016 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Great use of small images! This card for Ruby and Steve will always feelings them off their special time of year!

  3. D.Ann C October 18, 2016 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    You always color so pretty! I like the ripped edges and twine for more texture!

  4. Nicky October 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Love the look you’ve created with the water colors, and how you’ve pulled everything together.

  5. nancy faith October 18, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

    what a great fall themed card…

  6. Lisaerica October 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card! Such a sweet sentiment and I love the colors, really pretty. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  7. djkardkreations October 17, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Aaaaah, what beautiful messy watercoloring, Nina-Marie! You make it look so easy, but it is definitely not! It’s a stunning card! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Angie Hall October 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the bright cheerful card. I like the bold “Grateful”.

  9. Dee Earnshaw October 17, 2016 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Gorgeous card, Nina – Always value the inspiration your cards give me – thank you

  10. Thanh Vo October 17, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Eek! I love the fall feels of this card! So glad that we could celebrate Ruby together on this hop. :)

  11. raggiodiluce82 October 17, 2016 at 6:29 am - Reply

    What a sweet idea!!! Congrats Ruby and Steve!
    Stunning card!!!

  12. Ericka Strange October 17, 2016 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Beautiful card love the colorful pumpkins. Great job.

  13. Nancy R October 16, 2016 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Beautiful fall card! This blog hop is a wonderful way to celebrate the happy couple, and all the best to them.

  14. Megan Harp October 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! As always!!!

  15. Super Stick Chick October 16, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Congrats Ruby and Steve! This is such a fun way to celebrate. Wonderful card, love your beautiful watercoloring.

  16. joy meadows October 16, 2016 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Gorgeous coloring and love the fall theme, too!

  17. Linda F October 16, 2016 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Beautiful autumn colours. I like the loose watercolour style.

  18. Karthikha Uday October 16, 2016 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Beautiful card!! I love the dimension on the sentiment! It’s so pretty!! :)

  19. Carla Hundley October 16, 2016 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Very pretty card,
    grest coloring.
    Carla from Utah

  20. Denise Bryant October 15, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Beautiful fall colors! Love the stamps you used!

  21. Kimb October 15, 2016 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I love the fall colors you used!!! beautiful card!!!

  22. Sue LD October 15, 2016 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    So beautiful–I like the fall colors.

  23. Crimson Owl Creations October 15, 2016 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    I love all of these bright and beautiful fall colors!

  24. Nana Griffin October 15, 2016 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Nice job on the water coloring.

  25. Roro designer October 15, 2016 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Very lovely card nina. And congratulations ruby

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