December 3, 2017

DieCember® blog hop!

 

Hello and welcome to Simon Says Stamp DieCember® release blog hop! Its Day #2 of the blog hop. Check out Day #1 blog hop here. So excited about the 33 new dies and the glitter cardstocks released. what can I say? It is Gorgeous! You can find all the gorgeous new products here.I am so grateful to be sent a few and I am excited to share with you a project using couple of them.

I am showcasing Arched Stitching Borders die set and the Script Hello die.

  

The border dies are so pretty especially when they are used together. I started with smooshing distress oxide inks in rainbow colours on watercoloured papers to create textured coloured panels. I used Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Spiced marmalade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. Then I used the two Arched Stitching Borders dies alternatively to die cut the panels. Then I layered the panels glued them in rainbow order. I trimmed the panels to the size of the card front as I adhered each panel. If you layer them all, it is very hard to cut the thick layer of watercoloured cardstocks. So trim as you go.

I adhered the layered panels on Fog card base. Finally I die cut the shadow of the Script Hello die using black cardstock and three Script Hellos using white cardstock. I stacked glued the hellos and adhered on top of the shadow die cut. This sentiment is adhered on top of the Candied Apple layer as shown. Then I embellished the card front using Moonstone sequins and topped the sequins with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in rainbow colours.

I let the details of the arched stitched border dies with the rainbow colours be the highlight of the card by keeping everything else on the card simple. Love love the alternate zig zag and scallop borders with the stitched details.

Blog Hop:

This is part of DieCember® release blog hop. You should have arrived from Anna-Karin Evaldsson‘s blog. Your next stop is Virginia Lu‘s blog.There is no blog hop with out giveaways. simon is giving away $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. So don’t forget to leave your comment below. Winner will be chosen over the weekend and announced on Wednesday.

Here is the list of all the participants from today’s hop.

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Laura Bassen

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani

Amy Rysavy

Heather Ruwe

Kelly Latevola

Suzy Plantamura

Lisa Addesa

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Gayatri Murali

Virginia Lu

Lorraine Aquilina

Supplies:

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Pin: 

If you like to bookmark my card, here is the image to pin.

That is all from me today. Enjoy your hop.

November 29, 2017

Simon Says Anything Goes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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Thank you for joining us for the Food and Drink Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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I used Tim Holtz’s Classic Christmas stamp set to make my card for the challenge.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set using Simon Says Stamp Deep Sea dye ink. I used MISTI to stamped the sentiment in the dye ink followed by versamark then clear heat embossed the image.On the edges I embossed the foliages from the stamp set using Simon Says Stamp Evergreen dye ink. I followed the same process as I did with the sentiment.

I die cut the panel using the largest of the Simon’s stitched rectangle die. Then sponged the edges of the panel with Forest Moss and Vintage Photo distress inks. This adds depth to the panel. To add dimension I added Simon Says Stamp’s Pine Needle Trio die cuts in gold foil. Options are to gold heat emboss the foliage images from the stamp set or add die cuts. I chose to add the die cuts. Easier option I guess. I also added some gold confetti for added bling and festivity to the card. I adhered this panel on the kraft card base.

I love this colour combination. By altering just one colour and keeping the rest as traditional Christmas colours, the card fits in both the traditional and non traditional  category.

So now it’s YOUR turn to take out your crafty supplies and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


If you like to bookmark my card, here is the image to pin

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful week!

November 22, 2017

Simon Says Food &/or Drink!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Furry Friends Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Food and/or Drink

We are showcasing Mama Elephant Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

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I used Mama Elephant’s Din Sum Fun stamp set to make my card for the challenge.

How cute are these images? I love them. I stamped them using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and copic coloured the images. Then diecut the images using the coordinating dies.

For the background, I die cut a white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. I masked the bottom 1/3th of the panel with masking tape and sponged the top 3/4th with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks and then masked the sponged the masked area and sponged the bottom part with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. I love this pretty colour combination. I then spattered the pink area with clean clear water and dabbed off the excess.

I then clustered the coloured images and adhered them as shown above. I used the tiny heart image from the stamp set and stamped them randomly using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is simply stamped on a strip of white cardstock and adhered below the clustered image using foam adhesives. To embellish, I used Simon Says Stamp Moonstone confetti sequins and topped with White Blizzard Novo crystal drops. This finished panel is adhered on Fog card base using foam adhesives. I really love how this card turned out considering I made them in 45 minutes from start to finish. Hope you like it.

So now it’s YOUR turn to take out your crafty supplies and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

Simon Says Stamp

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

Need to bookmark? Pin this image.

All the supplies are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful week!