Pretty Pink Posh May 2021 release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi crafty friends! Welcome to day 3 of the Pretty Pink Posh May Blog Hop! This release is a pure joy so instead of one inspiration I have more in coastal mood. I am really curious which is your favorite so if you have time, please let me know in your comment on my blog.


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The main idea for these cards was to create that coastal mood with boats, anchors and the typical blue, turquoise, brown white coastal color combo. When I saw the Flower Bouquets and Nautical Stamp Sets I already knew that these will be perfect for this mood too. 

First I created the backgrounds. I just trimmed them at 0.5" like the white textured wood cardstock to create a wood wall effect or at 0.25 to have stripes in random colors. If you don't like to measure and cut the cardstock all the time, but you love this look, then the Simple Strips Die Set is definitely for you!

For my third card I decided to create a dry embossed background, so I inked up my Pretty Petals Stencil
with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink, and run it through my Die-cut machine with a blue cardstock on the top of Tan rubber mat. The result is a cool dry embossed net looking background. When the backgrounds were done, I styled and layered them in different way. To the third one I created a shaker window as well, the Stitched Gift Card Holders Dies and the leftover die-cut I have used as a layering card.


The next step was the coloring. I stamped the images from the Flower Bouquets and Nautical Stamp Sets with brown inkpad and colored them with alcohol markers. For the coastal color palette I have used the following colors from Spectrum Noir Illustrators: GY3, CT4, CT3, CT1, CG1, CG2, AG2, GT1, GT2, BT1, BT2, BT3, IB1, IB2, IB3, TN1, FS6, FS9, RB1, RB2, RB3, BG1, Blender. Classique: BG05. For the color comparison charts for brands of Markers visit Kit and Clowder.

When the coloring was done I created the sentiments with heat embossing. I have also created a pretty blue die-cut with the You Are Special Script Die. In the end I styled my cards and put them together. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, don’t forget to check this beautiful release, it's truly amazing! And when you support a small business, you support a dream! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Mona.


We are celebrating with Pretty Pink Posh their new release, below is a list of all of the designers participating in today’s blog hop! Check out all of the wonderful inspiration!

Pretty Pink Posh blog

Mona Toth <<< You are here

Yoonsun Hur


Pretty Pink Posh will be giving away 3 $25 gift certificates during the three-day blog hop (one winner each day)! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/9/2021. The winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog


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