Pretty Pink Posh May Release Blog Hop

Well hello there and welcome to my stop along the Pretty Pink Posh May Release blog hop! If you have been hopping along with us already, you should have arrived from my sweet and talented Design Team member, Shannon McComb’s blog! But if you are just joining in, no worries! I have a complete list of the hop participants at the bottom of this post! :)


For my card today I have chosen to work with the new Stitched Essentials dies, as well as quite a few of the newest iridescent sequins! I have always loved the 6mm iridescent sequin collection Paulina has had in her shop for some time now, and was over-the-moon excited when she told me she was bringing them in as 4mm sized as well!!

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I also have used a couple of Pretty Pink Posh’s adorable stamp sets in my card too; Rainy Days and Birdie Friends. I wanted to create a cloudy, rainy feeling sky to go with the umbrella and of course I turned to my distress inks for this because I love the way they mix and blend with water to make interesting effects and backgrounds.

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For my background I used the ink smooshing technique, but you could also create the same type of effect using a paintbrush and water or ink blending. You could also substitute the distress inks for traditional watercolors or dye inks; you won’t get quite the same “water spot” effect as the distress inks gave me, but it will still look beautiful!

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To see how I created this entire card from start to finish, be sure to check out the video below or over on my YouTube channel! If you enjoy, please give the video a “thumbs up” and subscribe to my channel… I create new videos every week!




Did you know Pretty Pink Posh is giving away TWO $25 gift certificates to two lucky commenters along today’s hop?? Leave a comment here on this post and on all the other posts in the hop to increase your chances of winning a fun shopping spree!

Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 5/16/2016. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. 



There is lots of fun to be had! I’m just one of many stops in today’s product release blog hop for Pretty Pink Posh! Your next stop is the uber talented Vera Rhuhay! If you get lost along the way, here’s the complete hop list:




If you enjoyed today’s post, be sure to check out my entire Pretty Pink Posh YouTube playlist over on my channel! I’ve got lots of fun video tutorials posted there that I’ve created using Pretty Pink Posh stamps, sequins and dies!




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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92 Responses

  1. Lucy E. says:

    Your card is so pretty!
    I love your pastel, rainy background :-)

  2. Sue D says:

    Love the rainy looking background.

  3. TracyM #6773 says:

    DELIGHTFUL cards and FABULOUS tutorial!!!
    LOVE your pink umbrella, LOVE your purple one too, your background is GORGEOUS, I NEED to get smooshing then misting with Perfect Pearls too!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)

  4. Super Stick Chick says:

    Adorable cards and clever designs.

  5. Sandy Small says:

    Very creative! I like how you popped up the cut out tag and offset layered the velum tag.

  6. Love the card- the metallic clouds and both umbrella options. Great video too.

  7. Rowena M. says:

    Absolutely beautiful cards

  8. Jessica S. says:

    Pretty card! I really enjoy your videos!

  9. Amy Cooley says:

    Pretty design! Love the new PPP products.

  10. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Really creative how you used the tag die but made it look seamless.

  11. Judy Unnone says:

    Love this card. So cute!!!

  12. Teresa Doyle says:

    Another stunner Nina. I love how your background turned out, it truly is gorgeous and really sets the stage for the focal portion of your card. Just amazing!

  13. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Wonderful card. TFS

  14. Liz mcallister says:

    Your background is wonderful!

  15. Ashlyn D'Aoust says:

    Very effective background!

  16. Jerri anderson says:

    Love this card and full video. These are great dies

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