Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SSS Fun and Festive Release!

Hey guys!

I'm back with another release from Simon Says Stamp and it's fantastic! It's called, Fun and Festive and it really is just that! 


This release is filled with so many awesome products for your holiday cardmaking! You can click here to check out all the new goodies, or click the products listed below, in the affiliate links.

I've got lots of cards to share with you today, created with some of the new release products, which were so generously sent to me.

My first card uses the adorable, Big Picture Book Puppy Die and a new stencil called, Lined Circles.
I cut the puppy from white cardstock and colored him using Copic Markers. I love his sweet, little tongue sticking out! I used some coordinating colors of Distress Inks to ink up the stencil for a fun background.

And since I had some ink left over on the stencil, I added a little more, then spritzed it with a bit of water, placed it carefully over another white panel and pressed gently all around. The results of this technique are always cool!
The sentiment on the card above is from another new die called, You're So Kind. I love that it cuts out a perfect strip so you can use the negative or positive die cuts, by themselves, or use both, like I did.

My next card uses a beautiful set called, Mele Kalikimaka. In case you couldn't guess, that's Hawaiian for Merry Christmas. This set has a gorgeous wreath image, filled with shells and a big bow.
I wanted to keep this one soft and pretty so I used very light-colored Copic markers with just a hint of shading and some added sparkle for the bow. There are so many other techniques you could use with this stamp set!

There's also a delightful new stamp set called Winter Scene and it is so fun to play with!


I added an extra, snowy hill so I could fit more of the adorable images onto my card and colored everything with Copics.

And this, Snowflake Tags die is a must for quick and easy gift tags for your smaller packages! These dies cut out a snowflake, which you can use separately, so of course I wanted to use them on a card too.
Two simple tags on the right but I used Alcohol Inks for the background of my card, adding some beautiful shimmer here and there, by just rubbing a small piece of foil onto the still sticky portions of the Alcohol Inked panel. I then cut the snowflakes from vellum and adhered them, adding coordinating sequins for a finishing touch. I love how it turned out!

I hope I've given you some inspiration on how to use some of the products from this fabulous new release

Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it! ♥



 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

WINNER From Altenew's Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop!

Hey guys!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my post. I loved reading each of them! You are all so sweet and I really appreciate the love and support!

The winner of the Altenew $20 gift card, randomly selected from the comments is. . . . . . .

 

Big congrats, Michele!!! Please send an email to winner@altenew.com with the subject “Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop Winner from Barb Engler's Blog” by 9/30/18 to receive your gift certificate!

Thanks again, everyone! ♥♥♥