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. D.Ann C says:

    How precious! I love the vellum layer!

  2. DruW says:


  3. Such fabulous use of the lovely sequins. I’m smitten!
    Karen Letchworth

  4. Judie Attard says:

    Adore the touch of vellum and the beautiful colours!!

  5. Oliev says:

    Beautiful card!

  6. *Vicki* says:

    Really stunning design Nina-Marie! Love how you’ve made your background too!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  7. The card is wonderful.
    You got the rainy day look that you wanted.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Valgerdur R. says:

    Your card provides really creative use of layering! I love your watercolored background that grounds the whole project! Incredible card and amazing use of this new and fun release!

  9. lisascreativeniche says:

    Oh I love the layering on here!

  10. Sally Ann says:

    Fun card, love the pink against the muted vellum and rainy look with the distress ink, ran drops…so perfect for a rainy day card!

  11. Marcia says:

    Great card! The background is perfect for the sentiment.

  12. Agata says:

    Very pretty, love the look of that smooshed background!

  13. Denise Ward says:

    What a nice design! I love the PPP stamp set you chose as well as the tag die!

  14. tntbrown25 says:

    Thanks for the video! Love the card!

  15. Beautiful cards and love all of the techniques, colors, and amazing design on them!

  16. Amy Y says:

    Really love the soft look of your card, thank your for sharing!

  17. D. Baker says:

    Loved the video. I have never tried ink smooshing… I will now. Beautiful card!

  18. FeM says:

    Awesome card. Love the background.

  19. cszekeres says:

    I love ink smushing! Thanks for sharing your card it is wonderful!

  20. Deb Edwards says:

    Super Cute card!!, I follow you on youtube and look forward to your card videos..

  21. Laura Watson says:

    So pretty!

  22. Jeanne-Marie says:

    I love the water look you gave the card and enjoyed watching the video of how you did it!

  23. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors of the background; they really make the umbrella pop.

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