Busy day on the blog with lots of giveaways!! For the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop with Newton’s Nook Designs please click here! For the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop please click here! For the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge post please click here!
Good morning! I’m super excited to be joining some truly wonderful ladies to celebrate Simon Says Stamp’s DieCember! And every stop on the hop is a chance to win a $25 gift card! Simon Says Stamp just released 22 fabulous dies and there’s something for everyone’s design aesthetic: from cute to elegant, functional to fun! Today I focused on my favorites, the nature-inspired dies!
I love the look of this Birch Column die and how it cuts through the bottom and top of your card panel but is one solid piece. I wanted to let that be the focus of my card so I die-cut it with white cardstock and adhered it over a distress inked background. I used picked raspberry, spun sugar, shaded lilac, and blueprint sketch distress ink for the background and spritzed it with shimmer spray. Then I die-cut the sentiment from silver glitter paper and adhered it over my card panel. Finally I added a sprinkling of sparkling clear sequins for a little extra shimmer!
My next card uses the Circle Leaves die and a much more monochromatic color scheme!
I die-cut the Circle Leaves from silver glitter paper and trimmed it out of the circle. Then I die-cut it again from black cardstock and adhered the silver behind it slightly offset before adding a dark grey base. I also-die cut the sentiment from silver glitter paper and again from the black cardstock panel. I adhered the black cardstock to a white card base and then inlaid the silver glitter paper into the black cardstock for a smooth finish!
I hope you enjoyed my cards and that they inspired you to create cards with no stamping! 😉
And what’s a hop without a giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp has generously offered a $25 gift card FOR EVERY HOP STOP!! All you need to do is visit and leave a comment on each blog. You have until 11:59 PM, Sunday, December 18th to leave your comments. The winners will be randomly selected from each blog and announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog! In case you encounter a broken link here is the full hop list:
- Simon Says Stamp
- Jennifer McGuire
- Kristina Werner
- Laura Bassen
- Nichol Spohr
- Debby Hughes
- Heather Hoffman
- Nina Marie Trapani
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here!
- Wanda Guess
- Heather Ruwe
- Suzy Plantamura
- Lisa Addesa
- Amy Rysavy
- Carissa Wiley
- Shari Carroll
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Love your bg behind the birch trees!
Wow! Love your cards!!! The first one is really stunning!!!
Sarah M says
These dies are so pretty. Your cards are lovely!
Unique and pretty.
REBECCA Butterfield says
I just absolutely love what you did with the circle leaf die. The card is just stunning.
Dolly (scrapthat) says
Oh how lovely Jessica! Being partial to watercolor BGs I love the first one best but they are both super pretty!
Kristi H. says
Great inspiration! Thank you for sharing.
Love both cards!
O both cards are gorgeous but the more I see the birch tree the more I need it.
Michelle B says
Wow! What a great combination! Love the first card especially.
Andi ABCs says
Love the color background you made! It is so pretty.
Mary L. says
Gorgeous! The ink blending is lovely!
Lovely! Thanks for the chance.
Steffi H. says
This is a great release, and you were bringing the birch die to life. Love the colors
Two very elegant and beautiful cards 🙂
Barbara Green says
Love both of your cards. The Birch would have to be my favorite.
Beautiful cards–I have my eye on that birch column die, too.
Natalie Winterstein says
Lovely cards – I especially love the sunset behind the birch trees! 🙂
Classy and beautiful cards Jess. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂
Chris Handy says
Beautiful cards. Love your black and white thank you card.
Bonnie E says
Love your birch tree card – beautiful colours showing through the trees. But the black leaf card is STUNNING! I love it!
Lisa Silver says
Love the black and white thank you card. Absolutely stunning!
Those are beautiful! I love the background behind the birch tree die and the offset leaves on the second card is a wonderful idea.
love your cards my favorite dies of the release and i love the colors behind the birch trees, mystical and magical…it needs an unicorn lol..kidding!