Hello! Today is a special day. Pretty Pink Posh is joining Essentials by Ellen in their super fun Summer of Stamping Event. I have two cards today sharing this exclusive stamp + die set and my fellow team members have SO many amazing cards to share with you today. You won't want to miss any of the fun (inspiration + giveaway), so make sure to head to my instagram account to join in.Summer of Stamping Summer Circles Stamp Set is such a fun one and pairs perfectly with lots of other Pretty Pink Posh sets and dies. I wanted to highlight that great aspect, so I've combined lots of products on my cards today.
First up is the "hippo at the beach". I used the Summer of Stamping Summer Circles Combo (Stamps + Dies) to create this one. The beach scene is one of 6 circle stamps you get in the set. I colored it with a combination of alcohol markers with colored pencils to add details. Next up I colored the hippo from Pretty Pink Posh's Summer Fun Stamp Set and cut it out with the Coordinating Dies. I cannot get enough of this hippo in his intertube....so cute!
I was in the mood for lots of color, so I used the Simple Strips Dies to cut some yellow, pink, and aqua stripes in various sizes. I also added a mix of jewels and sequins in the same colors using a combination of the Luau Jewels Mix and the 4mm Summer Mix Sequins.
My second card uses nearly the same supplies and design elements (focal trio, stripes, sparkle). This time I inked up the tiger in the Summer Fun Stamp Set and paired it with surfboard circle in the Summer of Stamping Summer Circles.
The "you're so cool" sentiment is also from the Summer Fun Stamp Set, and it was the perfect sentiment only it is stacked and I wanted it in a straight line. Using the Misti, it was easy to stamp a portion at a time to line everything up on and then emboss it on a black strip of paper. It was such a simple step, but it really adds to the versatility of a set when you make simple changes like this.
I wanted to carry over the stripes as well, but this time I layed out a bunch of pink, aqua, and yellow strips cut with the Simple Strips Dies onto a sheet of cardstock and cut them out with a large circle die.
Finally, to complete the trio of elements on this card, I used the Summer Circles Dies to die cut the sun outline. I wanted the sun aspect to be a bit more subtle, so I opted to die cut it in white, covered it with glimmer paste to add some sparkle, and placed the surfboard circle inside.
What do you think? I hope you like them! Do you have a favorite?
The Summer of Stamping Summer Circles Clear Stamps by Pretty Pink Posh is available now (there is a limited supply, so snatch it up quick!), and don't forget to join the celebrating with an Instagram hop. Click HERE to head to my IG account. There are so many fun projects to inspire you along the way, and to make it even more fun, they are giving you a chance to with a $25 gift certificate to ellenhutson.com. Best of luck, friends!
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