Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Fun and Festive blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s AMAZING!!!
I’ve already shared three cards using the new release here and today I’m sharing another pair of cards using the gorgeous Rina and Alicia snowflake dies! I’ve also created a video that you can watch below or over on my YouTube channel!
I love those gorgeous delicate snowflakes and thought they’d be perfect with a little distress ink smooshed background!
I wanted to go for more modern feel for my first card so I smooshed picked raspberry, abandoned coral, and candied apple distress ink onto the background and splattered it with water, more concentrated distress ink, metallic gold, and metallic red paint.
I die-cut the Alicia snowflake with white cardstock and pressed a versamark pad over one edge. I heat-embossed that with gold tinsel embossing powder to create the look of a gold dipped snowflake! I stamped the sentiment from Tiny Words Christmas three times on black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed them down to thin labels and adhered them with foam mounting tape. I finished the card with a few nuvo drops and sparkly jewels!
My second card follows a similar process but uses peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, and wilted violet distress ink.
For this card I die-cut three Rina snowflakes using white and silver glitter cardstock. I adhered them to the card and added an embossed sentiment label Finally I added a few iridescent sequins and nuvo glitter drops to finish the card!
Check out the Fun and Festive gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more crafty inspiration! And we have a special gift for all of our blog hoppers this weekend!! Use the code FESTF87 on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your gift!
To celebrate the Fun and Festive release EVERY stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! To enter, leave a comment on all the hop stops before 11:59PM ET Sunday, October 14th, 2018! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Suzy!! If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Cathy Zielske
- Laura Bassen
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Amanda Korotkova
- Nichol Spohr
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Suzy Plantamura
- Heather Hoffman
- Elena Salo
- Ankita Gupta
- Karin Åkesdotter
- Emma Williams
Thanks so much for stopping by, have an amazing day, and enjoy the hop!
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