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. Avatar mjmarmo says:

    A most beautiful card!

  2. Avatar Jeannean M says:

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

  3. Avatar D.Ann C says:

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

  4. Avatar Nicky says:

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

  5. Avatar nancy faith says:

    what a great fall themed card…

  6. Avatar Lisaerica says:

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

  7. 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. Avatar Angie Hall says:

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

  9. Avatar Dee Earnshaw says:

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

  10. Avatar Thanh Vo says:

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

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

  12. Avatar Ericka Strange says:

    Beautiful card love the colorful pumpkins. Great job.

  13. Avatar Nancy R says:

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

  14. Avatar Megan Harp says:

    Beautiful! As always!!!

  15. Avatar Super Stick Chick says:

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

  16. Avatar joy meadows says:

    Gorgeous coloring and love the fall theme, too!

  17. Avatar Linda F says:

    Beautiful autumn colours. I like the loose watercolour style.

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

  19. Avatar Carla Hundley says:

    Very pretty card,
    grest coloring.
    Carla from Utah

  20. Avatar Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful fall colors! Love the stamps you used!

  21. Avatar Kimb says:

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

  22. Avatar Sue LD says:

    So beautiful–I like the fall colors.

  23. I love all of these bright and beautiful fall colors!

  24. Avatar Nana Griffin says:

    Nice job on the water coloring.

  25. Avatar Roro designer says:

    Very lovely card nina. And congratulations ruby

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