Hello! Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh October Release Blog Hop! I am so excited that you are here and if you came from Gayatri’s blog, you are at the right place. There are some fun giveaways at the end of the post, so stay tuned!


For today, I decided to create two completely different projects to share. There is also a step-by-step video tutorial you can check out where I share lots of tips and techniques. So sit back, relax, grab something yummy to eat or drink, and enjoy the video!

One of the favorite things I like to do when adding dimensions to the card is by taking a huge background and creating a focal point within that background. An easy way to do this is using a die that can give you that depth and interest.


As you can see above, I used the Storybook 2 die from Pretty Pink Posh to create a focal point for the card. I used foam dots to raise these die cut pieces, this way you can create some depth without taking anything away from the beautiful background.


I specifically used purple and gold color scheme to match the Royal Garden sequins collection. I think it really brings out the feminine feel of the sequins collection and flows really well with those sequins.


Next card has a completely different feeling. I wanted to create something colorful with some fall feel to it. So I came up with the card above with some fun fall color, feathers that go really well together with the Autumn Harvest sequins collection. I also used the Mini Tags Die for the banners.


I did not have any big leaf stamps so I decided to take out some feather images from Wplus9 Dream Believer stamp set. I thought these would be a great alternative to fall leave. What do you think? Fall card doesn’t always have to be dark brown, gray, yellow colors, cards can have nice and bold colors that go well together with traditional fall colors.

Wplus9 colors used in this card: Gala Red, Pumpkin Spice, Last Leaf, Falling For Blue, Warm Wool

Did you enjoy my cards today? I hope you did – Next stop is my sweet crafty friend, Yuki! Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check below for full supplies list and giveaway details!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. All the products were personally purchased, otherwise noted. Enjoy shopping and happy creating!


Pretty Pink Posh is giving away TWO $25 gift certificates! Two lucky winners will be chosen randomly throughout the hop. Please comment below to enter the giveaway! (Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 10/18/2015. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog) 


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  1. Gorgeous cards! Lovely designs! I really love the colors you used and just LOVE that “ink spots” stamp on the 2nd card.

  2. Wow, I have seen so many uses and design styles on this blog hop. Love the simple, clean design of your second card. So pretty.

  3. Nicole, your cards are wonderful showcases of these new dies! Wish list? Nope…wish novel! Excited to go shopping!

  4. Thank you for sharing a technique that I’ve seen before but had forgotten. The floral card is stunning with bold use of color. Good job.

  5. I love that big flower. Fantastic idea and so unique.
    the little banner is pretty. Great colors. the splatters are fun.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. I so love both your projects. Your design on the flower card is beautiful and the banner card is so colorful. The dies and the sequins and clear “droplets” added so much to both cards. This is a great release and so versatile. TFS

  7. Love both your cards, just gorgeous with the Storybook 2 dies, love the mini tag card too and the multi color sequins are an awesome detail!

  8. Two wonderful cards, two totally different styles/looks! Love how you used the storybook die on the first card! Stunning! Love the carefree feel of the second, great colors and I love the splattered background!

  9. Egads! Your first card blew me away – look at all the beautiful color!!!! Way to go! And the 2nd card is so CAS and sweet – two very difficult designs to achieve!

  10. Hi Nicole ~ Your cards are absolutely fantastic!! The floral card is….WOW…Stunning…Amazing…Gorgeous….Outstanding….Unbelievable! So creative and simply beautiful. Love it. The 2nd card is both colorful and fun. Love that you used the feathers in place of the leaves and added splashes of color on the background along with sequins and those adorable and irresistible droplets (which I HAD to order!!!). Very nicely done! Almost done with the Hop and then I’ll be back to watch your video!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  11. Wow, the colors you chose “rock” and what a great idea for picking them out…matching the colors from the mixed sequins – I never would have thought of that. TFS

  12. The colors you chose “rock” and what a great idea for picking them out…matching the colors from the mixed sequins – I never would have thought of that. TFS

  13. DELIGHTFUL and BEAUTIFUL cards Nicole!!!
    WOW – it was AMAZING watch you CREATE your STUNNING background, the dies and sequins really make the design POP – LOVE IT!!!
    LOVE your PRETTY stitched banner with the feathers and inky dotted background too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE, STITCH-filled INSPIRATION and video, I really enjoyed it 🙂

  14. oh wow!!! that was absolutely an awesome technique and a GORgeEous watercolor CRD.. you wow me…. gr8 talent here;) thanks so much for sharing:0) i want to see if i can make mine at the least, by the way, only HALF that beauTIFUL…sendn love…

  15. Wonderful cards! I love how you’ve used these awesome dies (especially with the floral image – great idea) and the banner card is an awesome celebration of fall! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  16. Very pretty cards…love the dimension created on the first by raising the different parts of the panel.

  17. Such pretty cards Nicole. Love the purple hues on the first one. Thanks for the tip about VersaFine ink… I didn’t know it’s waterproof… the raised panels look amazing. Those leaves are so pretty with the bunting.