Friday, June 7, 2019

SSS Rest and Refresh Release Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Rest and Refresh release blog hop! 


You should've arrived here from the VERY talented, Ankita and her blog, Glitter Doodles. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head to Simon's blog here.

I'm excited to share my cards with you! It's such a fun release with lots of fun products that you'll love playing with!

This is day 1 of the hop, so be sure to check Simon's blog again tomorrow, so you don't miss all the inspiration from day 2.

FREE GIFT
As you can see in the banner above, Simon has a code for you to receive a FREE Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef ink pad! The code is CRL898 and you can use it at checkout, with any purchase, while supplies last. The code will expire on Sunday, 6/9 at 11:59 pm EDT.


GIVEAWAY 
Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to every stop along the hop and will choose the winners from the comment sections! The winners will be announced on the Simon's blog Wednesday, June 12th.

GALLERIES
Did you know Simon has galleries for each of their releases and card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries. Here's a link to the Simon Brand Galleries.  


CARDS
All products used are listed below in the affiliate links. 

I had so much fun playing with some of the new products! I must admit, it was a bit challenging for me this time, coming up with designs that don't have much to do with coloring. It was good for me though, to be pushed out of my Copic and water coloring comfort zone. Yay, me! (Insert fist pump here.)

I decided to create a shaker card with the "Anchor Tag" Die because. . . . well, who doesn't love a shaker, am I right?


I also played with another die, simply called, "Anchor" Die. I cut out two of them, quickly colored each one with a couple of Copic Markers and created this CAS card.


The, "Summa Time" stamp set is a cute one! As you can see in the photo, (off to the left) I used the sweet, little orange slice image to create my own, colorful, citrus-y background. After stamping and white embossing, I just used some Distress Oxide Inks with the resist technique. So easy to do!


Simon has more of their amazing, filigree dies available with this release too. On this card, I used the "Filigree Flower" Die but just the center portion. I cut them all out, shaded them with one Distress Oxide Ink pad, adhered them all down and added a sentiment. Simple but fun!


The "Hexagon Element" Die is a fun one! I used my Copics again to color each piece after die cutting the images. I did a little inlay technique but popped a few of them up for more dimension and interest. The sentiment on this one is from the "Summa Time" set. Love the whimsical fonts!


Okay, last card. Another filigree die called, "Filigree Wreath." I actually made a stencil out of the die cut this time, used soft Distress Oxide Ink colors and a blender tool to "color" through the stencil. I then cut out another image and lined it up over the colored portion. I love how this turned out - could be because my fave color combo is pink and green. ;)

I hope I've given you some inspiration for using some of the new release products! Your next stop on the hop is my sweet and very talented friend, Marge at her blog, Marge Crafts.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥





   

Friday, May 17, 2019

SSS Celebrate You Release Blog Hop - Day 2 + Prizes!

Hey Guys!

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp, Celebrate You blog hop. You should've arrived here from the very talented Karin's blog, Peppermint Patty's Papercraft.


I'm so excited to share my cards with you today! This is such a fun release with so many products that are perfect for all those special people and events in your life.

This is day 2 of the hop so if you'd like to check out all the fabulous inspiration from day 1, click here. If you'd like to start at the beginning of today's hop, head to Simon's blog here.


FREE GIFT
As you can see, in the banner above, Simon has a code for you to use to receive
Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Butterfly Adornments! The code is BTF842 and you can use it at checkout, with any purchase, while supplies last. The code expires Sunday, 5/19 at 11:59 pm EDT.

GIVEAWAY
Simon is also giving away a $25 gift certificate for every stop along the hop! Just leave a comment below for a chance to win.

GALLERIES
Did you know Simon has galleries for each of their releases and card kits, and even a video gallery? It's true and you can add your very own cards and projects to these galleries. Here's a link to the Simon Brand Galleries

CARDS
All products used are listed below in the affiliate links.
Okay, let's get to my cards. I was sent some of the new products to play with and, as usual, I had lots of fun creating with them. My first card uses the Filigree Butterfly Die. I's just so pretty and I immediately thought of something elegant, so after cutting out several of the butterflies on a panel, I backed it with some beautiful, silver, shimmery cardstock. The sentiment is from the, Daisy Bouquet stamp set and I think the clear sequins finished it off nicely.


My next card is a special one. This stamp and die set is called, Patriotic Service and it has some perfect images and sentiments for anyone who serves our country. I created a simple, layered card with a few of the images. It's difficult to see in the photo but I lightly stamped the flag image in the background.


For my next three cards, I used Suzy's Celebrate Dad Watercolor Prints. I absolutely LOVE these prints! And you don't have to use watercolors. You can use any color medium you have. They are so fun to color! The first one was done with Zig Markers and the other two were colored with Copics.




 
Aren't they fun? If you've never tried them, I highly recommend you give them a shot. They are perfect for practicing your coloring.

I really loved creating this next card. I used the Rounded Alphabet Die set. I first created a panel using Alcohol Pearl Inks in some of my fave colors. (Had so much fun getting all inky!) I also added bits of silver foil before cutting out the letters. The scored lines give a little more interest to the background.


Okay, here's my last card. I water colored this one with my Zig Markers. I ADORE this, Daisy Bouquet stamp set! I can't wait to stamp and color all the other images in this set.

      
That's it for me. Next up on the hop is the awesome and talented, Cheiron at her blog, My Crafty Life.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I've given you some ideas and inspiration for using some of the new products.



 


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