Pretty Pink Posh May Release Blog Hop - Day 1


Hey there, blog friends! Wow - what a couple of days it has been. Before I get to my post for today, I just wanted to share my gratitude for all the support you have given me around Layton's Legacy. I never....I couldn't have imagined this outpouring of love & generosity, and I'm honestly at a loss for words. I don't get to be a mom in the literal sense, and most days that is really hard for me. I felt like a mom this week, during a time of year where my sensitivity to this is heightened (mother's day). And you all really helped me feel that way, and I can't thank you enough. Plus - I am going to be able to really do some tangible good for NICU parents at U of M Masonic Children's Hospital, and that feels amazing. I can only imagine that Ellie & Layton are looking down upon me, and all of you...with huge smiles on their faces.

Today I am really excited, because I am joining in with Pretty Pink Posh for their May Release Blog Hop!

This is day 1 of a two day blog hop, featuring all of the New Releases, including stamps, dies & jewels. All of the blog hop information will be at the end of my post, including the link list for the day & giveaway info. But how about we get to my card first?

I created this cute little shaker card in one of my favorite color combos - pink, gold & white! I've become so aware recently of how important it is to tell people that you care about them, and I just feel like this card would bring a smile to anyone's face. I really love how it turned out!

I did put together a process video, but will also include a how-to tutorial below for those that prefer to not watch a video.

 
To start, I cut an A2 card from white cardstock then set aside. Then I blended oxide inks in Worn Lipstick & Tattered Rose to a white cardstock block in an ombre gradient. I blended in a little bit of Delicata Golden Glitz ink here & there to give it a little bit of gold shimmer. Then I spritzed it with water to get the reaction with the oxides. Finally, I spritzed it with shimmer spray & flicked some gold paint splatters to it.

Next I stamped the butterfly & the word "friend". The inside of the butterfly is stamped with the same oxide inks above, including adding a little ombre gradient to it. I always blend the oxide inks a bit after adding them to a stamp - I feel like I get better coverage that way.  Then I stamped the butterfly outline & sentiment in golden glitz ink.
 
Next I diecut all the needed elements for my card. This included the stamped butterfly & word, the hugs shaker element, and the shaker window. I did diecut the hugs shaker multiple times & layered it together to give it some structure & rigidity. I also added a block of transparency to the back of the shaker window.
 
Then it was time to put the card together. I layered the inked background to the card base using foam adhesive, then scattered the jewel mixture to the front of it. Because I didn't mount the shaker window with two layers of foam tape, I made sure to flatten the jewels out as much as possible so they wouldn't get stuck. After mounting the shaker window to the front, I glued the hugs shaker diecut to the front. To finish, I adhered the butterfly & final part of the sentiment with foam dots!

Considering the card was already full of gorgeous jewels in the shaker part, I decided to leave out accenting with even more of my signature jewels tucked here & there this time. It felt like it would have been a bit overkill.... ;)

As I mentioned above, this is a blog hop with some prizes! Paulina from Pretty Pink Posh will be giving away (4) $25 gift certificates - two winners from each blog hop day. Just make sure you hop along & leave comments, because the winners will be randomly drawn from them! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 5/14/2018. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Here is your link list for day 1:


Before you get on your way to the next stop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media! I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently!


Have a wonderful rest of your day, and enjoy the blog hop!!

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Comments

  1. Adorable card! I love the colors you chose. Beautiful!

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  2. Such a gorgeous card Lea! Love your signature colors and gold glitter cardstock!

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  3. Gorgeous card! Love that gold hugs die cut!

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  4. There are so many great new products in this release

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  5. I LOVE this, Lea! Gorgeous colors!

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  6. holy smokes amazing!! this card just knocks my socks off!

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  7. Great background! Love that color combination!

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  8. Oh my. this is my favorite today! I absolutely love your stunning background and the full card front shaker is just lovely! So girly!

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  9. Love the entire card but the background is stunning! I'm still learning to be less heavy handed with my oxides, thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I love your signature colors! Stunning card!

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  11. Beautiful. I love the pop of glittery gold with the soft background.

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  12. Love your beautiful card. I love shaker cards and have never tried making one. This definitely gives me inspiration. I will check out your videos and instagram.

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  13. The peachy pink with gold is an amazing combo. LOVE it.

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  14. It's so delicate looking! Love it.

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  15. Stunning Card, love the colors :)

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  16. Love the new Fushia stamp set and doggies set

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  17. A beautiful card! Love everything about it. And, the more jewels the better, IMHO!

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  18. Beautiful shaker card! Love the sentiment with the butterfly!

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  19. So very pretty & delicate in coloring. Love that it's a shaker; my favorite.

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  20. Oh my goodness, what an elegant card! Absolutely beautiful.

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  21. What a lovely card. You make some of the most beautiful creations.

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  22. Such a lovely shaker card! Love the combo of gold and pink - very pretty!

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  23. WOW. This is stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Absolutely stunning shaker card!! I love the colors, everything about it! I want to thank you for all the hard work you are doing for the NICU parents! It takes a strong mom(you are definitely a mom :) to do what you are doing! I am amazed by your strength!! I guarantee you that Ellie and Layton are are SO proud of their mommy. You are amazing.

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  25. Your card is beautiful! I love the large shaker window and how it looks like the sentiment is floating :)

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  26. Wow what a stunning shaker! This colour combo is to die for!!!

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  27. This is gorgeous!! Love it!

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  28. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you.

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  29. Love your beautiful shaker card with all the gold accents/elements. Can't wait to watch the video!

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  30. Beautiful card, I especially love your background! Thank you for the video as I am much more a visual type learner.

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  31. 
Your backgrounds are almost as fun as the focal points! Colorful and full of happiness!
    What a happy card. Love this ♥

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  32. Very pretty. I love the soft colors and awesome dies. The butterflies go perfect with this card.

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  33. I love your shaker card with the beautiful background! It is a gorgeous color combination! Hugs to you!!

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  34. What a gorgeous card! And the background is simply beautiful. Love it so much!

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  35. Darling shaker card. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Such an elegant card, well done!

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  37. Oh, so soft and sweet! I love tutorials that have a video!

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  38. Love this shaker card. Gorgeous, subtle coloring -- just beautiful.

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  39. This is a beautiful, magical card! I always love a shaker design.

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  40. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. This is perfectly heavenly. Love the colors and the glitz... Nicely done.

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  42. Gorgeous card, Lea!!! Love the color combo and all of the sparkle!!!

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  43. Gorgeous shaker
    card, love the
    colors!
    Carla from Utah

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  44. WOW !! Your card is amazing, stunning, beautiful, attractive, etc. TFS

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  45. As always, an awesome release! So excited!

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  46. Love the soft colors you used on this beautiful card.

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  47. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous shaker card! The new release from PPP is terrific!

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  48. What a delicate, caring, heart-warming card!

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  49. This is such an appealing soft colour combination with that hint of gold shimmer. So beautiful! Thank you for the video, & thank you for showing that I'm not the only one who uses scrap pieces.

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  50. This is a real stunner! I love the colors you chose, and the overall effect is so elegant!

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  51. Lea, you inspire me to get out those distress oxides I haven't used much (ever?) I am excited to give this is a try. Exquisite!

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  52. Who doesn’t love 💕 a hug 🤗
    And shaker cards are my favorite 🙂
    Thank you for sharing!

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  53. Love the background colors of that shaker card!

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  54. There are no words for this card. I'm not sure what to say it 's that wonderful. I love shaker cards too!
    Thank you very much.

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  55. Wow this is just so very beautiful. I love the colours and the glitteryness of it all. Hugs jo

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  56. What a beautiful card! I love the pink and gold color combination - I believe that's the colors of fairy dust! Gorgeous sparkle in the shaker. Hugs to you, Lea!

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  57. Cute shaker card. Love the new release.

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  58. Gorgeous and elegant card! Amazing background and color combination.

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  59. Hi Lea, I love the soft pink in your card and the shaker element is lovely, TFS, Cheers Anna.

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  60. LOVE your card and your background is gorgeous with the gold and pink. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  61. Thank you for the chance to win.
    I do masking. Not too much. I'm afraid of the hassle lol

    Can't sign in as irenagalron@gmail.com

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  62. Elegance with gorgeousness...loved it!!

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  63. Oh wow!!! What a stunning shaker card!!! Love it!!!

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  64. Absolutely stunning colours. Thank you for sharing inspiration.

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  65. Your shaker card is absolutely grovels!!!

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  66. I love all of the new ideas!

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  67. So so pretty! And it makes my heart so happy to see you doing so much good in the world when you have lost so much. You are a mum and will always be a mum.

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  68. The delicate blend of the two pinks makes such a pretty effect. great tip to add the gold spatters also.

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  69. That background is gorgeous. All the different techniques you used give it a lot of depth. TFS!

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  70. What a beautiful card! The background and colors are awesome. Someone would be very lucky to receive this card!

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  71. Very beautiful card. I love this release, especially the Flourishing Fuchsia set.

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  72. This card is stunning!! So pretty. I really like the colors you chose for your background. They really enhance the gold die cut Hugs and give it elegance. I never thought of making the whole card into a shaker card! Great idea. So many adorable things in this PPP realease!

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  73. This card is SO pretty, and yes, it certainly brought a smile to my face! The soft, feminine colors look really amazing too! Beautiful!

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  74. This is a lovely card. Nice to see the butterfly being used. The background is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Your shaker card is simply magnificent !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  76. Love Love Love your card! I just learnt so many techniques in one video that I don't want to run errands, instead run to the craft room!!

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  77. Love your beautiful card. Wonderful design and colors. Thanks for the video.

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  78. Stunning card! Love that gold "hugs" die cut!

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  79. Beautiful shaker card with lots of bling! Great products from PPP!

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  80. What a gorgeous and sparkly card, I love everything about it!

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  81. Such a pretty card Lea, you are making me a pink and gold fan!

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  82. I'm happy to see how much support you get and you can be proud : you 'll help so many parents !
    By the way, your card is simply gorgeous !

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  83. Wow this is pretty! So unique and I love the sparkle

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  84. What a gorgeous background, and then to add the sequins and crystals on top of it? I could stare at it all day. What a lovely idea to use the Delicata ink as the outline of your butterfly on top of everything.

    And on a side note, I'm so glad that this card drive and fundraiser in honor of Layton has been a good experience for you. I don't have children yet (though I would like to), and I get a bit melancholy around this time of year too. I can't even imagine how it would feel to go through this after only having a brief time with your children. The words "I feel like a mother" I think are the perfect words to let us know how much you appreciate those donating and supporting you. Like I said, I'm so happy this has been a success monetarily and emotionally.

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  85. never tried pink gold and white but like the combo...nice shaker

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  86. Beautiful. Elegant. Wonderful.
    Love this card.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. awesome shaker card - love the sponged background colors:)

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  88. Such a beautiful shaker card.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  89. I just love this card. It is so elegant. Love your signature color combo too!

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  90. This is sooooo gorgeous!!! The colors, the fabulous background, the sparkly gold, that beautiful butterfly and of course, the fun shaker element! LOVE it!!!

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  91. What a gorgeous shaker and love the gold addition.

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