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Pretty Pink Posh | May 2021 Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

May 5, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh | May 2021 Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

May 5, 2021

Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 3 of the Pretty Pink Posh May 2021 Release Blog Hop! I have a few cards to share with you today using some fun products from this beautiful release. ** Affiliated links used where applicable at no extra cost to you. **

For my first project, I created an A2 sized box card (which measures 4.25″ x 5.5″ when folded flat) featuring the new “Nautical” Stamp Set. I have always loved all things nautical, so I had a lot of fun creating this 3D card. To start, I first stamped all of my images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I then colored them with Copic Markers and used the coordinating Nautical Dies to cut them out. For the box portion of my card, I used one sheet of white card stock, a paper trimmer, scoring board, scissors, and liquid adhesive.

I added some waves to the inside portion of my card by first die-cutting each wave from white card stock using the wave shaped die from the “Stacked Edges” Die Set. I then blended each wave with a mix of Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. For my card background, I blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink onto a small portion of paper and adhered it with liquid adhesive to my card base.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Reds: R05, R35, R39, R89
  • Blues: B21, B24, B37
  • Whites: 0, W00, W1, W3

For my second card, I used the new and beautiful “Flower Bouquets” Stamp Set. I also combined it with the new “Mini Polka Dots” Stencil for some added interest. I love how subtle yet striking these polka dots are! I first trimmed a piece of teal card stock to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and blended the Mini Polka Dots Stencil on top of it with some Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. Next, I added a gorgeous scalloped circle using the Scallop Circles Dies and then added my image to the center of this circle using some 3D Foam Adhesive Tape.

I colored my image with Copic Markers and used the coordinating “Flower Bouquets” Die Set to easily cut it out.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Blues: B0000, B00, B01, B04, B06
  • Pinks: RV00, RV55, RV66, RV69
  • Greens: YG01, YG07, YG17, YG67
  • Teals: BG11, BG13
  • Purples: V01, V15, V17
  • Yellows: Y13, Y15
  • Grays: C00, C1, C3

Lastly, I created a silhouette style card using both the “4th of July” and “Nautical” Stamp Sets. To get the silhouette from my boat, I simply stamped it and then colored it in with a black Copic marker. I did some masking with some Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets to make it look like the boat was sitting behind the wave.

I blended my background with a mix of Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Inks. I tend to use Distress Inks rather than Oxides when I want my background to be more vibrant and bold. Once my background was dry, I then heat embossed both my sentiment and fireworks with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. Lastly, I added a scalloped frame around the outer edge of my card that I had cut from white card stock using the “Scallop Frame Dies”.


Pretty Pink Posh is generously giving away 3 $25 Gift Certificates (one winner each day) to the Pretty Pink Posh store. Simply comment below for a chance to win! Each winner will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left no later than 5/9/21 at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be announce on the PPP Blog. Simply follow the list below to see the amazing inspiration that each designer has to share.

Thank you all so much for taking the time out of your day to stop by! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Christine Dol May 5, 2021 at 7:33 AM

    Two awesome cards Rachel!

  • Jeanne May 5, 2021 at 7:43 AM

    Oh wow! These are fantastic, Rachel! You are one busy crafter! We are the lucky ones who get to see more of your wonderful work. Tickled to see a signature fantastic box card. 🙂 The pitcher full of flowers makes me smile as it makes me think of my mom. And the colors in the final card are simply stunning! There you go, being awesome with color! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM

      Thank you for such sweet words, Jeanne! I had a lot of fun using these sets! The pitcher full of flowers makes me think of my mom too. ❤️

  • Sarah Villasenor May 5, 2021 at 8:14 AM

    Love your cards.

  • Melissa Leftrick May 5, 2021 at 8:20 AM

    Your 3D card is amazing and fun and I love the background on your July 4th card!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:04 PM

      Thank you so much, Melissa! I appreciate you stopping by!

  • Isabel Z May 5, 2021 at 8:30 AM

    You are one of my favorite designers for you always put such a unique twist on all your creations.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:04 PM

      You are so sweet, Isabel, thank you for such lovely comments! 💕

  • Ann Ito May 5, 2021 at 8:59 AM

    Beautiful creations! Love the box card and the silhouette cards!

  • Meghan Kennihan May 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    I LOVE what you did with the sailboat! The pop up box is great!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:05 PM

      Thank you kindly, Meghan! I had a lot of fun with that set. 😁

  • Cyndi Morris May 5, 2021 at 10:07 AM

    Beautiful, colorful cards (love the red, white and blue in the first one!). This is a wonderful release — from fun to beautiful.

  • Tamala Priebe May 5, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    So awesome, that little box cards is fantastic!! Love all your cards.

  • Gayle Chrvala May 5, 2021 at 11:37 AM

    So adorable. Love the box card, the silhouette 4th of July boat card is fabulous and beautifully colored floral bouquet. The mini dots stencil is a must have for me.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:09 PM

      Thank you, Gayle! I love the mini dots stencil too! It’s subtle but gorgeous. 😍

  • Hanh May 5, 2021 at 11:42 AM

    Wow! These are all amazing cards, Rachel! Thank you for the inspirations! That awesome boxcard is my favorite! I love the colors and fun nautical theme!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:10 PM

      Thank you kindly, my friend! I LOVE the nautical theme set. I’m always such a sucker for them lol.

  • Jane May 5, 2021 at 11:49 AM

    Love your adorable cards!

  • Anne Sturgeon May 5, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    You know I love box cards…. this one is so vibrant and would be so cool for that “man” who has everything. Love that nautical set so much! The silhouette is a stunner. Love that color and the boat is too sweet. 4th of July cool, for sure. I am always amazed how a scalloped frame adds so much to a card. Great job and I for one LOVE them all!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:11 PM

      Thank you so very much, Anne! I agree about the scalloped frames. I love how they really make any image pop. 🥰

  • Andre M. May 5, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Three fab cards with the new products, love the two versions of the nautical theme. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

  • Lauryne Cunningham May 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Wow! Your cards are amazing! The background on the last card is stunning- love the colors!

  • Carol Wehner May 5, 2021 at 12:03 PM

    You are the master! I bow to your creativity and coloring! Blown away! I simply must try to find a pattern to make the 3D box. All your cards are beautiful.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 5, 2021 at 12:36 PM

      You are such a sweetheart, Carol, thank you! 🥰 If you’re interested in finding an A2 Sized pre-made box card die set, MFT Stamps has a set card similar to the one that I made today called the Outside the Box Die-namics (it just doesn’t have the flaps on the side).

  • Kelly B May 5, 2021 at 12:18 PM

    LOVE this release!

  • Annette Reed May 5, 2021 at 12:20 PM

    Great projects! I really like that box card and your 4th of July card. So fun!

  • Mary Holshouser May 5, 2021 at 12:25 PM

    Love to make cards-in-a-box. thanks for the idea
    for the nautical box. The night water scene is
    gorgeous. thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Sheri Kempke May 5, 2021 at 1:17 PM

    Gorgeous cards–love your box card!

  • Roxanne Tellini May 5, 2021 at 1:27 PM

    Your nautical box is really cool and deserves all the props.

  • Janet D. May 5, 2021 at 3:17 PM

    Great card designs…really like your box card!

  • Jeanne Beam May 5, 2021 at 3:21 PM

    Such gorgeous cards! Love the box card…
    Thanks for sharing…

  • Lori May 5, 2021 at 3:39 PM

    Fantastic cards!
    My favorite is the 4th of July card, spectacular with all of the Purple!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Kinjal Trivedi May 5, 2021 at 3:48 PM

    Such a creative take on all the cards! thanks for making these 🙂

  • Tricia T May 5, 2021 at 4:34 PM

    Great cards – all of them! The flower bouquet card is my favorite. I love the look of that set!

  • Anny Hale May 5, 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Your cards are always so awesome. I especially love the floral bouquet one! So pretty!

  • Kathleen Dumpert May 5, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Wow amazing cards, i love your last card especially!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 7, 2021 at 6:21 PM

      Thank you so much, Kathleen! I appreciate you stopping by!

  • Tanna LoHouse May 5, 2021 at 8:46 PM

    That box card is stunning, but that third card really knocks it out of the park!!

  • Marisela Delgado May 5, 2021 at 8:52 PM

    You always make beautiful cards! Warm hugs from San Antonio, Texas! 💜💜💜

  • Denise Bryant May 6, 2021 at 2:52 AM

    These are wonderful! Love your box card in red, white & blue! Sweet card with the floral bouquet, and fab colors and design for your 4th of July card!

  • Sharon Gullikson May 6, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    The boats with the gorgeous sky…wonderful!

  • Janice Hixon May 6, 2021 at 11:33 AM

    Love all your cards. They are so different but are all beautiful. The nautical box is so cute but the nautical night scene is very dramatic. Using the mini dots stencil on the second card gives it an air of sweetness. Great job!

  • Ann Marie May 6, 2021 at 2:09 PM

    Makes me long for the beach and some flowers to plant!!

  • Amy Cooley May 6, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    Thanks for sharing your three beautiful projects! The pop-up card is a great idea!

  • Farhana S May 6, 2021 at 4:54 PM

    Congrats on guest designing! And I love ALL the projects! So much fun 🙂

  • Michelle V May 6, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    Bra cards. I love the pop up card.

  • Michelle V May 6, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Beautiful cards. I love the pop up card.

  • Helen F May 7, 2021 at 7:09 AM

    A brilliant set of cards! I love the wonderful new release! I love the nautical themed box card!! Your designs and colour choices really add to their eye-catching appeal!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 7, 2021 at 6:27 PM

      Thank you kindly for you sweet words, Helen! You too! ❤️

  • Jade May 7, 2021 at 4:20 PM

    Beautiful cards! I love the colors. Thank you for sharing your Copic colors.

  • Mary-Anne V May 8, 2021 at 4:39 PM

    What amazing cards…love the cool box card, the elegant floral card and the 4th-that one blew me away.

  • Carolien (liena) May 8, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    I love so much the way of design your cards. If it are flowers, little animal or the beautiful bird in the drinking bowl the are so gorgeous almost amazingly surrealistic I’m almost directly in love en give me so much inspiration for my cards as beginner thank you so much

  • Ruth Sperling May 8, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    Wow! Great cards!

  • Amanda Wilcox May 8, 2021 at 8:26 PM

    All of these cards are amazing but that box card is my favorite!!! Fabulous inspiration!

  • Jo-Ann Stoneham May 9, 2021 at 9:50 AM

    Wonderful inspiration Rachel.

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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