Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s AMAZING!!!
I’ve already shared two cards using the new release (find more details here) and today I’m sharing two more cards!
My first card combines the cute Bunny Wishes with the Tulip collage and an older die!
To start I stamped the bunny, bird, sentiment, and eggs onto white cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored them with copics and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. The eggs don’t have dies but they’re easy enough to fussy cut! I also die-cut the sentiment with the Sentiment Label dies. Then I blended spun sugar, dried marigold, and picked raspberry distress oxide ink onto a panel of white cardstock for my background.
Next I die-cut the Tulip Collage and older Everglade Collage die from white cardstock and colored them with copics. I layered them together and then adhered my bunny behind them. I adhered that over the blended background and then tucked in the eggs and bird with a little adhesive. Finally I added the sentiment with foam mounting tape! I love the way the scene comes to life with a few copics! 😉
Earlier this week I couldn’t sleep and decided to get up instead of continuing to toss and turn. It was very late so my brain wasn’t quite up to making a card but I thought a little coloring might help wear me out! 😉 I pulled out one of the beautiful prints from Suzy’s So Tweet watercolor prints and colored the tulip, grass, and ladybugs with copics. And then luckily I was able to get to bed. 😉 The next morning I watercolored the background with daniel smith watercolors and added a little spectrum noir clear sparkle and nuvo crystal glaze to the sentiment, tulip, and ladybugs! I love these cards because they’re great to pack for travel or, apparently, to help turn your mind off so you can sleep! And that’s it for me today but I’ll be back next week with more to share! If this is your first time visiting my blog I hope you’ll come back soon!
Check out the Fresh Bloom 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 FRBLM89 on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your Lucky To Know You gift!
To celebrate the Fresh Bloom 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, March 11th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, March 13th. 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
- Jennifer McGuire
- Kristina Werner
- Cathy Zielske
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Nichol Spohr
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Suzy Plantamura
- Lisa Addesa
- Amy Rysavy
- Lea Lawson
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous day, and enjoy the hop!
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