Thursday, October 17, 2019

Christmas Greetings and Joy - Pretty Pink Posh October Release Blog Hop

Good morning! So excited this morning to be hopping for Day 2 of the blog hop to celebrate the FABULOUS BRAND NEW holiday release from Pretty Pink Posh - full of adorable winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year stamps, dies, Confetti mixes, and stencils!!! Keep reading for more info, details on my card I'm sharing today, AND of course, some giveaway info at the bottom as well!


I have a total of 3 cards to share with you today using this beautiful new release - shall we get started?!?!?


I'm so thrilled with how this card came out! I love the beautiful new Stitched Poinsettia Die, and thought it would be super fun to use with Shimmer Powders - and it worked just like I was hoping!


I die cut all the layers of the die from watercolor cardstock, then sprinkled on some shimmer powders in the proper colors, then misted with water and set aside to dry nice and thoroughly. Once all the layers dried, I layered them up with a bit of liquid glue to hold all the layers together.


I finished off with a bit of soft stenciling on a white cardbase using the new Christmas Background Stencil with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink, then adhered the flower in place. Finished off with a simple sentiment from the new Winter Wreath stamp set. Don't you just love all the dimension and texture on this gorgeous bloom?


Next up, sticking with a fairly similar color scheme, but shaking things up this time!


The new Winter Frame Die is so intricate and gorgeous - I love it so much! Perfect to create a shaker card filled with the lovely new Merry Confetti Mix!


I added the large "JOY" word using the Joy Coordinating Dies. I die cut them from white cardstock, did some ink blending on the bottom of them with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink, then went over it with a sparkly Nuvo Aqua Glitter Pen - it reacts with the ink to give a sparkly watercolor effect!


Finished off with some more ink blending just around the outer edges of the frame using Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide ink, then heat embossing a sentiment from Joy stamp set on a strip of white cardstock and blending the same ink over it to make a perfectly coordinated custom sentiment.


And finally, I couldn't throw away that negative from the previous card, so I changed up the color scheme and put it to good use on another card!


For this card, I started off by creating a background to go behind the window created from the Joy Coordinating Die. I used blue cardstock with the new Snowflakes Stencil - first adding a bit of Hero Arts Unicorn white ink, then leaving the stencil in place and blending over some sparkle with my Nuvo Glimmer Paste - love the sparkly but opaque look I ended up with!


While that dried, I colored up one of the little cuties from Holiday Signs. I added a sentiment to his sign from Joy stamp set, heat embossed on a bit of the same blue cardstock as my snowflake background, then trimmed into a thin strip and cut the words apart to fit on the sign.


Finished off with a thin mat of deep gray cardstock, a light blue cardbase, and popped the little penguin up on foam adhesive to finish!


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Now the fun part - there are a total of 4 $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs - 2 for each day of the hop!!! Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Make sure and leave comments by 11:59 PM PDT on October 22, 2019 to qualify! Winners will be announced after that on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


54 comments:

  1. All 3 look great. The blue might be my favorite.

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  2. Beautiful poinsettia card!! Lovely idea!! Gorgeous JOYful cards! Thank you for inspiring!!

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  3. You have outdone yourself--these are fantastic!

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  4. Love these cards!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. The subtle colors on the first one, especially the background, looks so pretty.

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  6. Oh my you knocked it out of the park with these!! They are all amazing.

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  7. I love the texture of the poinsettia and the way you did the JOY in snowflakes!

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  8. I really love the third card with stenciled BG and the cute critter

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  9. Cute card ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love the shaker card - so beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful cards and
    love the last one
    with the penguin!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Wow Great poinsettia card, Plus In love with the blue themed card. Love blue in winter cards!

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  13. Your floral card is stunning, and both of your JOY themed cards are amazing!

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  14. Ooh the poinsettia one is just sooo beautiful!! I love the other cards too! <3

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  15. All three of these are wonderful. I love the little penguin.

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  16. Love all the pretty layers and the stencil work. The last
    card is my favorite; such a cutie and I love the stencil work
    behind the sentiment.

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  17. Awesome speckled poinsettias, beautiful like the real thing!

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  18. Pretty poinsettia card and I like both JOY cards.

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  19. The penguin joy card is very cute.

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  20. Beautiful cards!! I love your color choices.

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  21. Gorgeous cards! Your poinsettia is stunning!

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  22. Beautiful cards! I love shakers and I think this one is great. That frame die looks fabulous. I also love those glimmer paste snowflakes on the other card.

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  23. Great cards! Love penguin so much!!

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  24. Love the way you used negative of die cut, so cool.

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  25. The poinsettia colors are the best!

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  26. Nice cards. The JOY card with the penguin is my favorite!! :)

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  27. Wow!! Your set of cards are wonderful Heather! That poinsettia flower is just stunning and I love all the various 'JOY' die cut! All gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  28. Oh my! I love your cards! The poinsettia is so gorgeous. I love how you used the winter frame and the JOY to create the shaker card and the snowflake background on the Joy card.

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  29. Wonderful set of cards, my favourite is the poinsettia card.

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  30. Fantastic cards. Love the look of
    snow on the flower. Clever idea.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Beautiful cards! I love the gorgeous poinsettia! And so many possibilities with the Joy dies... love the cute penguin from the Holiday Signs set too!

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  32. Your cards are fantastic! I really like the blue joy and penguin card!

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  33. Dear Heather
    The first card is a real beauty but since i am a new crafter i have never used the shimmer powder but next time i sure will buy it and the second card is no exception. You are so talented. I am going to bkmark your blog and return leisurely. Blessings to you and your family

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  34. Stunning cards. Each one with a unique style. Love the poinsettia coloration, the effect of the strip in the green one and the cuteness of the third one. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. So pretty! I love the color fades on some of these! Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Hi Heather :) Your poinsettia card has amazing depth! A shaker card just seems sooooooo appropriate for a JOY card! And that little penguin is stinkin' cute! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  37. Beautiful cards! Love the effect of the shimmer powders.

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  38. Gorgeous inspiration! The cards are so beautiful. My favourites are the first and last. Love this release. It is fabulous!

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  39. Beautiful cards. That poinsettia is gorgeous.

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  40. Love the interest on the poinsettia and the layering on the second card.

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  41. Your ink blending is beautiful. The Holiday signs critters are just adorable!

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  42. Fabulous cards, the shaker card detail is amazing!

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  43. Such pretty cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  44. Love all your cards! This is such a great new release!

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  45. Wow! The poinsettia is so beautiful, the shimmer powders are a fantastic choice to color these flowers! Love your next card as well, from the shaker filling to the white die cut frame and the Joy die cut coloring... then the change up on colors on your third card shows how wonderfully versatile that Joy die cut set is with a change up of colors. thank you for sharing your creations!

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  46. What a beautiful collection of cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  47. Wow all three of your cards look great! That is a great look on that poinsettia! The shaker Joy card is very nice and creative I too really like that border die. The stenciling for the background behind the Joy word is a nice look also.

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  48. A fun release as always and you created a great set of cards!

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