Realistic Snow + Watercolor Stamping + Hop

Hi friends!!! I am excited that you have stopped by today for the Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew collaboration blog hop!


This hop is comprised of a group of designers from both the Altenew & Pretty Pink Posh design teams and includes lots of fabulous inspiration, fun prizes and more! If you’ve already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the Altenew blog. The rest of the blog hop order is listed at the bottom of this post.

So let’s get to the card!

The premises of the hop is to use both Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew products together in one project. I was really excited to use the new Sketched Evergreen stamp set from Altenew with the Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings stamp set. Note: the Holiday Greetings set from Pretty Pink Posh is not available for individual purchase. It is being given as a free gift in all orders over $100 (placed at the Pretty Pink Posh store). This free gift offer expires 10/31/16 or while supplies last. 


These two sets worked so well together and I love the bright, vintage feel this card seems to evoke. I have created a video for you showing how I created this card from start to finish, which I hope you will be checking out below!


In the video, I will be sharing details on how I created the pretty, dimensional snow effect that I have on the evergreen tree. Isn’t it so cool???? This was REALLY easy to do and I will show you how I used two very simple products to achieve this effect. The Sketched Evergreen stamp set is one of Altenew’s newest stamp sets and I know I am going to need to break this set out again because it was so fun to use!


Did you see the new sequins that Pretty Pink Posh just released this month?? This card features some of them (Holiday Shimmer & Snowflake Mix! I used the 4mm & 6mm sequins to make ornaments for the tree, and then the snowflake and star combo at the top is the perfect finishing piece for the tree.

So I hope you’ll check out the video to see this card come together! Keep on reading to find out more details on the hop and GIVEAWAYS!



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There is SO MUCH MORE to see along this hop, so make sure you visit the rest of the designer’s blogs to get lots more Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew inspiration! Your next stop is the talented and wonderful Carissa Wiley!

Nina-Marie Trapani
Carissa Wiley
Lydia Evans
Lisa Elton
Nicole Picadura
Liz Sarkisyan
Isha Gupta
Melody Rupple
Sveta Fotinia
Amy Lee
Julia Altermann
Therese Calvird
Jeanne Jachna
Yoousun Hur
Keeway Tsao
Svitlana Shayevich
Amy Kolling
Agnieszka Malyszek
Heather Hoffman
Amy Wanford
Shannon McComb
May Sukyong Park
Pretty Pink Posh Blog


And of course, whenever there is a blog hop, there is almost always prizes involved, right?? Well we have TWO $100 prize packs from Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs! Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed above. Please leave your comments by Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at midnight (Eastern time) to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh blogs on Thursday, November 3rd.




Also! As a special addition to the hop, both Pretty Pink Posh and Altenew are offering 10% off your entire order using the corresponding coupon codes above! Make sure you take advantage of these discounts ASAP, because they expire on 10/30/16!



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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273 Responses

  1. Avatar Mary W says:

    our tree with 3 shades of green is just beautiful and EASY!

  2. Avatar sindhu says:

    Lovely card…love the gold embossing…

  3. Avatar Ujjwal says:

    Love those bright colors and the snow is such a great addition to the card!

  4. Avatar Ann Kulseth says:

    Love your design and the gold embossing – GORGEOUS.

  5. Avatar Jessica haines says:

    I have 3 altenew sets they are my favorites

  6. Avatar Natalie Godfrey says:

    Lovely card. Awesome color combination.

  7. Avatar erin kirkpatrick says:


  8. Avatar Teri W says:

    Thanks for the lesson n snow!,,,

  9. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the shine! The realistic snow is the perfect touch!

  10. Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Avatar Valentina B says:

    Woow, love the colours! So bright! And thank you for the video! :)

  12. Avatar Kate B says:

    Fantastic card! Thanks for the video & tips!

  13. Avatar Pooja says:

    Lovely card

  14. WOW… Nina-Marie, your card is gorgeous with the watercoloring and that puffy snow! Thanks for the video, too!

  15. Avatar Teddi whitney says:

    I could never have too many Altenew stamps or Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Such a great card. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Avatar Sonya says:

    I love the beautiful, ethereal look of this Christmas card. So pretty.

  17. Avatar Rene' Davis says:

    It is always fun to learn new techniques. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Avatar Elena says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the watercolor techniques and scoring the border – genius! I am definitely using the faux snow technique on something this season as well. Thanks!!!

  19. Avatar Alexia M. says:

    Wow!! Love the snow effect on the tree, gorgeous card!

  20. Avatar Nancy S says:

    Beautiful card! Love the snow effect.

  21. Avatar Lady Joyful says:

    Fabulous festive card. I love the snow – such a great effect. And the little sequins as ornaments are a lovely touch.

  22. Avatar Mary in Wausau WI says:

    What a festive card that would certainly brighten any mailbox!

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