Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp DieCember blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s FANTASTIC!!!
I’ve already shared two cards using the new release here and today I’m sharing two more cards!
My first card uses the stunning Holiday Knit background die. I simply die-cut it from white cardstock and adhered it to a white card base. Then I adhere silver, aqua, and blue jewels over the holes in the pattern to create a jeweled, sparkly design!
I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple so I just die-cut the Merry word die from silver glitter cardstock and the outline once from white cardstock and once from soft navy cardstock. I adhered the white and soft navy cardstocks at a slight overlap and then adhered the silver glitter sentiment on top. I adhered it with foam mounting tape so it wouldn’t run into the jewels!
My second card uses one of the new big picture book dies: the elephant along with the mod leaf oval die! I started by die-cutting the elephant with slate grey cardstock. Then I added a little bit of blending around the edges with black soot distress oxide ink. I die-cut the eyes with black cardstock and the tusks with white cardstock and adhered the elephant together by placing a piece of washi tape behind the openings for his eyes and tusks. Then I used foam mounting tape to adhere the ears for a little dimension. I stamped the sentiment from Punny Animals onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I die-cut the sentiment with the Sentiment Label dies and trimmed the edge to an angle.
Next I die-cut the Mod Leaf Oval die with white cardstock. I blended bundled sage and forest moss distress oxide ink over the die and spritzed it with water. I also splattered it with forest moss ink. Once it was dry I adhered it to a black card panel. I tucked my elephant in amongst the leaves and then added the sentiment with foam mounting tape. Then I trimmed down the black panel and adhered it to a white card base! Finally I added a few accents with spectrum noir clear sparkle and a white gel pen.
Check out the DieCember 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 DCMBR27 on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your Nutty & Bright gift!
To celebrate the DieCember 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, December 9th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, December 12th. 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
- Nichol Spohr
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Suzy Plantamura
- Heather Ruwe
- Lisa Addesa
- Heather Hoffman
- Barb Engler
- Laurie Willison
- Bibi Cameron
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fantastic day, and enjoy the hop!
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