Welcome to another stop on the Simon Says Stamp, This Is The Life, new release blog hop! If you've been following along, you should have just come from the fabulous, Sandy Allnock's blog. Isn't she amazing?!
If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, scoot on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog where you'll find a full list of the blogs.
If this is your first time stopping by my blog, welcome! I'm so glad you're here and hope you enjoy your visit.
I was really excited and felt so honored to receive an invitation from Simon Says Stamp to be a part of this fun day. They sent me some awesome goodies and I've been having a blast playing with it all! Thank you to Heidi and to everyone at SSS!
Before I share my cards, I want to mention that Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a prize pack at each stop along the hop, so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! The giveaways for the prize packs will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday July 17, 2014. Here's what they're giving away.
How awesome is that?! If you've never used their cardstock and/or inks, you will LOVE them!
Okay, so for today's post, I'm showcasing another new Parade Die called, Ice Cream Cone Parade. It is so cute! I have three cards using this die. The first one is fairly simple, using the inlaid die-cutting technique and Copic Markers.
I added color to the cones with watercolor pencils, then drew in the lines with a darker shade. I also added a bit of shimmer to each scoop with a Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and added a layer of Glossy Accents for a fun, shiny look. The sentiment is from an older SSS set called, Color and Sunshine.
I used the inlaid technique here again but added a circle die-cut this time. I used glitter paper from Die Cuts With a View - love this stuff - I want to use it on every card!
And that beautiful sentiment is from the Friendship Messages clear set.
One more card using this fun die! This time I used only the ice cream cone, second from the left. I carefully cut it away from the rest of the die-cut and stacked three scoops on top of each other.
I had so much fun creating this one! A bit of splatter added to the background makes it even more playful. I added some sparkle embossing powder on the pink, top scoop, then hand cut the chocolate coating and covered it with Glossy Accents before adhering it on top.The pink and yellow scoops are raised up a bit with dimensional adhesive.
That adorable, little "hi" is from Simon Says Stamp's Butterflies clear set.
I would love to share more cards that I've made with some of the other goodies I received, but I don't want to overwhelm anyone, so I'll be sharing those in the coming days. Besides, you've got more hopping to do!
Your next stop on the hop is the very talented, Lorraine Aquilina (Lols) and her blog, Lorraine's Loft! I just know she's created something fabulous for you! If you run into a broken link, you can find the full list of blogs at the Simon Says Stamp blog. And if you'd like to see all the new goodies included in this release, just click here.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun hopping!