Friday, October 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Fun And Festive Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hi, there and welcome to my blog. 
I hope you've come here from Lisa Addesa's blog, or you can start your hop from Simon Says Stamp Blog . 
I'm so honored to be participating in the second day of Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive Release Blog Hop. 
You can see the whole release at Simon Says Stamp Store.


Here's the first one that showcases Winter Scene Stamp set

The little images of Winter Scene Stamp set were stamped on 80lb Neenah White paper and colored with Copic Markers. I used my SCAN N CUT machine to cut the images, but Winter Scene Coordinating Dies are also available at the store.

Then I stamped large rectangle background scene  on a piece of Bristol paper in light greay ink. I used blue dye inks to express winter sky and warm gray copic markers to color the hills. I added white ink pen dots to express snow, then I matted the piece onto Silver Glitter Card Stock.

Next, I made a white panel using Wonky Rectangles Dies from 110 Neenah White paper, stamped sentiments from Winter Scene Stamp set on the bottom. After I foam mounted background piece on the white panel, I adhered small images here and there to create a scene. Card base was made of Schoolhouse Red Card Stock.

As a final touch, I added a snowflake piece from Center Cut Holiday Stamp, and Sparkling Clear Snowflakes.


My second card features Big Picture Book Bear Dies and Kadyn Snowflake Die.

I cut Big Picture Book Bear Dies from Ivory Card Stock, and used copic markers to color the diecuts (E59-E57-E55-E53, E51-E50, R20-R30) . I also diecut a Santa's hat from different dies set, colored it with copic markers (E29-R39-R46-R27-R14, W5-W3-W1-W00).

Next, I created a background panel using Blue Dye InksBristol paper, and white acrylic ink, which was then trimmed with Wonky Rectangles Dies.  "Believe" was cut out of the panel and inlaid with dimension by stacking up a couple of more diecuts. Kadyn Snowflakes were cut from  110 Neenah White  and adhered over the panel . Small sentiment from  Winter Scene Stamp  set was heat embosed in white using Bright White Super Fine embossing powder.

 I foam mounted Big Bear onto the panel and adhered the panel on an Ivory card base, and then I finished off the card by adding Sparkling Clear Snowflakes.


Lastly, I would love to share a couple of cards featuring Mod Trees Background Stamp which is one of my favorite of the this release :)

The whole process is very simple so you can quickly finish a card or two using the stamp set.  I had created several panels before, by ink-blending of A2 sized pieces of Bristol paper, splattering water, and stampinh Mod Trees Background with similar colors of dye inks using my stamping platform.

I picked three for today's cards and set aside two for future use. Here I'm sharing specific product names and ink colors for each card below the pictures.

Background blending ( MFT cube dye inks -Coral Crush, Peach Bellini, In The Buff), Stamping Mod Tree ( Versamark Embossing Ink,  Pearl Nuvo Glitter Embossing powder --> heat embossed), Stamp (Mod Trees BackgroundStained Glass Greetings), Dies ( Wonky Rectangles Dies Rejoice), Paper ( Schoolhouse Red Card Stock110 Neenah White, Gold Glitter 6×6, Thick Vellum), Sequins ( Metallic Gold Sequins 6mm & 4mm)

Background ( Fog Card Stock ), Mod Trees patterns were heat embossed using White embossing powder, Dies (Wonky Rectangles Dies , Stained Glass Greetings Coordinating Dies), Stamp ( Mod Trees BackgroundStained Glass Greetings), Paper ( Schoolhouse Red Card Stock110 Neenah White), Sequins (  Metallic Gold Sequins 6mm & 4mm, Ivory Jewels)

Background (Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade), Mod Tree ( SSS Orange Slush, Altenew Fresh Lemon), Embossing (Wow Gold Rich Pale , Wow Bright White Super Fine), Stamp (Mod Trees BackgroundStained Glass Greetings), Dies (Wonky Rectangles Dies Stained Glass Greetings Coordinating Dies), Paper (Schoolhouse Red Card Stock110 Neenah White), Metallic Gold Jewel


That's it from me for today.
Thanks for your patience to read this long post.

Now, your next stop to hop along is super talented Lea's blog. Here's also the full list of Day2 Blog Hop. Please be sure to visit all to get lots of new inspiration from the desginers.

< Giveaway + Sale Info > 

  • Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They’ll choose  winners over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.
  • Use the code FEST587 for a free festive Stickles with any purchase. The code will expire on Sunday 10/14 at 11:59 PM E.S.T.

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Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything But A Card


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

Anything But A Card  

We are showcasing My Favorite Things Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used. 
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store to a lucky winner.

Here are my creations for ,the challenge inspiration. I used Lip Balm Window & Frame, Lip Balm Shaker Pouches, and Tall Tag Duo Dies

For upcoming christmas season, I wanted to make some fun gift tags and then I came up with the idea of using Lip Balm Shaker Pouches.

First, I diecut Tall Tag Duo Dies out of  Knity Witty 6×6 paper pack, then I cut out window from each tag using  Lip Balm Window & Frame with negative diecut piece adhered on another tag made of white card stock for shaker background.

Next, I inserted Lip Balm Shaker Pouch through the diecut, put a mini lip balm, filled empty space with jewels ( Raspberry for one, Metallic Gold for the other), then I adhered background tag to seal the pouch.  For one of the window frames, I used Silver Glitter Card Stock .

To embellish the tags, I adhered pieces of Right Meow, Cuddly Cats, and Christmas Icons.

So now it’s YOUR turn. 
 Happy Crafting

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

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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.
Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this. Have a wonderful day.
Marge ♡

Simon Says Stamp New Release - Fun And Festive

Hi, friends!
It's finally a time for Simon Says Stamp's New Release Fun and Festive Collection.
How exciting it is!

As always, there are so many awesome products in the release , and I'm going to share my cards featuring some of them with you, today.

 I used Christmas Wishes and Winter Scene Stamp sets from the new release.

For my first card, I cut two pieces of A2 sized panel  using Neenah Texture White Card Stock on which I like their elegant dry-embossed  texture. 

Next , I diecut an oval window in one panel using Holly Oval Frame Dies and I added some colors to the window borders using copic markers. I then trimmed the panel using Wonky Rectangles dies

For the background panel, I stamped large sentiments block from Christmas Wishes set on it with Versafine Onyx Black Ink with a guide of the front panel in positioning stamp on my mini-MISTI tool. Then I trimmed panel into a little smaller than the front panel. 

Next, I assembled the two panels using foam ahesives to give it some dimensional look , and then I adhered it to  a card base I made using SSS Peacock Teal Card stock.

To embellish the card I added colored pieces from Winter Scene set, which I had colored using copic markers and then cut using my SCAN N CUT machine. You can also use Winter Scene Coordinating Dies for this.

In addition, I added small star diecut from Crimson Glitter Card Stock on top of the sentiment, sparkling touch to the leaves and berries using Stickes Diamond, and Metallic Gold Sequins 6mm & 4mm.  

My secon card was also made in a similar way with the first one. This time, I used Forest Collage DiesWonky Rectangles dies for the front panel, and Neenah Texture Red Card Stock  as a card base. 

FYI, copic marker colors I used for both cards are E40-E41-E42-E43 (window borders), G29-G24-G21-G20 ( leaves & trees), R46 (berries), E31~E37 (deer), E21~E27 (deer) , R39-R27-R14 (house), E18-E37-E35-E33-E31-E30 (roof).

I love how the Christmas Wishes Stamp set can be used in various ways and I just adore those cute images from Winter Scene Stamp set. You will see so many gorgeous cards using these two as well as other Fun and Festive products by card designers out there.

That's it from me for today. Hope you enjoyed it. I'll be back soon with more new cards so please be sure to visit on another day :) 

Thank you!
Marge ♡

For more inspiration, visit the SSS Fun and Festive Gallery!☆

There are fabulous Giveaways 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.