Hello, friends! I’m on the blog today with my first entry for the Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Challenge. Learn more about this challenge by clicking the image below.


I have been in love with PPP for a while now. Not only are the sequins rich and vibrant, but she creates unique dies, and recently added stamp sets! When I saw this challenge posted I was so excited to enter! My card was inspired by the darling shaker Liz made.

For my first entry I wanted to create a shaker card. I am in love with the shaker card because it adds the sense of sound to the visual and tactile senses that a card provides.


For this card, I started with a taffy notecard and I stamped the “XO” from the Avery Elle Hogs & Kisses stamp set using Angel Pink Memento ink. TIP: Tone on tone stamping creates a subtle watermark look that is fun and fresh. Hogs & Kisses is my new favorite Valentine’s set, with so many cute sentiments and adorable animals it’s very versatile. Next, I die cut PPP’s Decorative Tag 1 out of the striped Pixie Avery Elle Sorbet Collection paper. I also cut the center of the die out of white Copic blending paper, a piece of hot pink cardstock, and two pieces of white adhesive foam.


I stamped the sheep and “love EWE” sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the white copic blending paper. I colored the sheep using Copic markers (heart: R37 & R46, sheep body: T0, T2, & N0, sheep hooves: E35, and sheep nose: RV02). Once that was dry I went over the heart with a clear Wink of Stella to give it a bit of shimmer.

All that remained was assembly. I glued down, in order, the large die cut, the sheep panel, two layers of white foam, a piece of clear acetate, and finally the hot pink frame. Before gluing down the acetate I added some PPP sequins (sweethearts mix and iridescent mini star confetti) and silver shimmer micro beads.

Thank you for sharing some of your time with me today. I hope to see you participate in this or another challenge! Until next time, remember, creativity and imperfection live together in all we do. “Grace is the face love wears when it meets imperfection.”


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