Friday, December 4, 2015

It's DieCember at Simon Says Stamp!

Hi there!

I'm back today with a couple of cards using a new die set from Simon Says Stamp. 

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/search.aspx?q=DieCember

It's my second favorite crafty month of the year - DieCember - and Simon has some awesome dies to celebrate! You can check them all out right here

I've been playing with one of the new die sets from the release called, Single Roses and I love it!


On my first card I used Foiled Cardstock from DCWV for the roses. So simple but creates such a pretty (and shiny) effect!



This second card took me a whole lot longer. Seriously, I don't even want to admit how long I worked on this one - lol! It was so fun though using Distress Inks, to not only create the watercolor background, but to also shade my flowers. 

I decided to only add a bit of the white, positive portions of the die to give it an even more artsy feel. That fun die-cut sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp. It was one of the products in their, "From All of Us" release last month. And I used Stickles too! Haven't done that in awhile - so fun! Here's a close-up so you can see the sparkle.



Reminder to self - Use Stickles more often! I found the easiest way to add them to the flowers was with a tiny paint brush, or just spread the Stickles on with your finger.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll check out Simon's DieCember release! Dies are such a fun way to add beauty and dimension to our cards and most of them are cheaper than stamp sets!

Have a great day! ♥
 

94 comments:

Gail said...

Barb this is outstanding die cut!

Donna said...

Wow! So simple and very striking. beautiful cards!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE what you have done to make this card SO gorgeous. The sparkle is just amazing and worth the time you spent on it. LOL:)

Natasha said...

Wow! Those foiled roses really pop! Beautiful cards!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

the second card was so worth all the time you've spent on it, it's awesome!

Barb said...

I love your cards, Barb. The color choices are striking!

Ruby N said...

these are so pretty!

I Card Everyone said...

Fabulous, Barb!!! STickles are a girl's best friend!
=]

jenn shurkus said...

gorgeous!!!!! that foiled paper is FAB!!!!!

lookingoutthewindow said...

Nice

vinita jain said...

So artsy feel on both of your creations! You really achieved a fabulous distressed BG and love this rose die so versatile!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are beautiful - I love the one with the foiled paper. It's stunning!

Carol Doggett said...

These are amazing....that's it...I'm buying the single rose die for sure!

Nancy said...

What gorgeous cards you have made with these dies! Just stunning!

Glorie said...

Gorgeous! Love the foiled one :)

Sherrie said...

Very pretty card. I really like the purple colors. Love the single rose die.

Virginia Lu said...

Happy to see your in the hop!! This die is in its way to my house! Love the foil on the first and the layering on the 2nd! Beautiful glittery inspiration, Barb!!

TK said...

Very beautiful! I love these new dies...

Michelle said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning, Barb. You always inspire me with your cards and Simon Says Stamp never disappoints with their new releases!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Two so beautiful cards !!

Deeps said...

Lovely set of cards. I like the rose die.

Wanda Guess said...

SO SO SO SO SOOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!! XOXO

Debbie Selby said...

Love the first card the most, but both are lovely. You have given me some inspiration to use up some foil I have in unusual colours. Thanks.

ionabunny said...

Love the metallic cut. So gorgeous. A lovely die. Hugz

Beastybunny said...

Both cards are fantastic! I really love this die in foiled card stock! So pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! I love that you chose foil cardstock for your CAS design on the first one, and your water coloring on the 2nd card is amazing! Loving all the sparkle on this one, too! I just ordered this die yesterday, and I can't wait to play with it :)

Broni said...

These are gorgeous, Barb!!!

Greta said...

I keep telling myself I don't need another rose die, but oh you're making it hard not to get this new one! I absolutely adore the foil card--gonna get out that paper today with dies I have! The second one is truly an artistic masterpiece--gorgeous, Barb! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marcie Lovett said...

Funny about the stickles...I was thinking the very same thing when I saw Jenn's card - must use more stickles! Love all that turquoise on your card, Barb.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

The first card is absolutely gorgeous, but the 2nd card knocked my socks off!

Doudou said...

Great cards! Beautiful colors

Satori said...

Two fabulous cards from the same die! Very creative! Versatile die!

Cindy C. said...

I love how you used the same die for the different occasions!! Both look fantastic!!

Mary Mac said...

Your cards show why the rose is my favorite die, These cards are just beautiful.

Sabrina said...

Both cards are very beautiful and so is the die that you are using!!

AZ Lyn said...

My favorite colors - gorgeous!!!

Danielle said...

oh I love that first card!!!!!!

Nox said...

I love the use of the metallic roses in the first card and the colours of the second are gorgeous!

April said...

Both cards are wonderful! I am loving these flower dies!

Barbara said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but I love the wonderful detail on the second one. Thanks for the tip about using a small paint brush to apply the stickles.

María Pilar said...

Beautiful cards!!! Dies with foil looks perfect!

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards! Love that metalic papers.

Sue Smith said...

Barb, you knocked my socks off with these 2 cards. Foiling is fantastic and I love the 2 colors together. Then the bling on the 2nd card is fabulous. Great job :)

BunnyD said...

Great job with the distress inks! Really matched the cardstock on that one! I love that you used the centers of the Rose die cut. I had thought of it of waste cardstock until I saw one of the other designers use it.

Shirley said...

Oh WOW, oh WOW, oh WOW...can you tell I love your cards :o). Both cards are beautiful, but the purple card is out of this world. I love how you used this new die as well as the color/texture.

Carol McGregor said...

Wow. Love the foiled card. Just AWESOME. The background on the second card really makes the card. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

D K Keels said...

I have never created a "happy winter" card. Then again, I don't live in Minnesota. I have a good friend in Chicago. I will make a "happy winter" card for her. Yes, your purple and green foil thank you card reminds us to be grateful. Beautiful cards!

Irene Grau said...

Pretty!

Betty Keefe said...

love that die and you certainly have done beautiful cards with it!!

TLady said...

SUPER JOB!!!!! I LOOOVE the foil paper & the distress inks BOTH!!! LOL What's not to love? ;)

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous cards, Barb! Love the shimmer and sparkle.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both cards are gorgeous Barb! I placed my SSS order yesterday! :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really stunning cards!!! I don't care how long it took you it was worth it!!

Patty said...

I truly love both of your cards!! Such different techniques ...both equally awesome! I think I really love the foil look on your first one the best!!

Pattie J. said...

Love these so different just gorgeous.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful roses!

Teresa Doyle said...

Both cards are very, very pretty. I had to laugh out loud when I read about the second one. Sometimes I can spend a ridiculous amount of time not only on a card but on a TAG (or 2!) Sometimes you just can't stop yourself. HAHA
Great work!

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are wonderful. I especially enjoyed the card with foil card stock flowers.

Patt H. said...

Stunning cards! I have this die at the top of my wish list after seeing your creations.

Tona said...

Beautiful cards! This is a wonderful die,

Janeen said...

Iding ding ding...these are winners in my book. Love them both. Isn't it fun playing with distress inks for watercolor backgrounds?

Tammy J said...

I was not much liking this die until I have seen it used over and over in different ways. Very nice cards they turned out so pretty.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love this single rose die and the foil and watercoloring is fabulous.

Linda T said...

Lovely cards. Love the watercolors and this great die.

Nandini said...

Totally in love with this die set! And both your cards are stunning!

Cynthia Clark said...

I am in love with the purple foil roses. Just gorgeous.

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome dieset and awesome cards made with it.

Sue D said...

Both are gorgeous!

Nancy Lynn said...

Barb, these cards are totally "creative". How you added a bit of the positive portions to the focal point was brilliant and I've never seen that done before. I know some cards take a lot more time than others, but, my dear, just look at the results you achieved! Whoever you decide to give it to is one lucky recipient OR maybe you should treat yourself and keep it and either hang it in your craft room for you and others to admire, or place it on a shelf.

Thanks Barb for sharing your talent with all of us!

Hippymom83 said...

Oooo! I love all the shimmer and shine! :)

Martha said...

OH, Barb, you've used the Single Roses so beautifully!
I love you cards. ♥

Diana Johnson said...

Love the new dies and your cards are great!

Shari said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the foiled look and colors on the first one, and everything about the second one too. ♥♥♥

kristinasartcorner said...

I love this new die from SSS. but I love your card too. So elegant.

Nikki C said...

Beautiful cards and love the shimmer on the close up

Lynne in NI said...

Your cards are stunning ... I LOVE the new rose die :)

Rufred said...

These are outstanding....I love the colors chosen.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Amazing! Great work!!!!

Birgit said...

Beautiful cards!

Amante del Papel said...

it's an awesome cards, so beautiful!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! These are both GORGEOUS!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards with that lovely set of dies! Love the shiny paper to make the die cuts stand out... so pretty!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love how you used the foil and layered the scribble flowers, Barb.

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Gorgeous cards.

Rose said...

Both cards are lovely. The foil roses look stunning on the white.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the shine and simplicity on the first card and all the great sparkle and texture on the second.

Judy said...

Both cards are striking, but that foil really catches your eye!! The watercolor on your second card is lovely and soothing. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

nuts4crafts.com said...

Love your cards, second one is gorgeous!

Sabina F.

sharon said...

Both cards are beautiful, each in its own way. The first is so elegant. The second is so fun

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Gorgeous cards. I love this die.

beaverphyllis said...

Love your cards and these new dies!

janice moss said...

Definitely need to get my sticklers out as well. Beautiful cards. I think the flower die is my favorite!

Becky Selecman said...

Love, love, love, the purple foil card. Very elegant.

Ruby said...

I LOVE this card with the rose die. It is definitely one of my favourite.