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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Your cards are lovely!
Sharon O says
This is such a lovely spring release and your cards are all so beautiful!
Jill W. says
Awesome coloring and detail!
Shari Czerwinski says
Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is amazing!
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
Super beautiful set of cards!! Love the coloring!
Maria Luise Arnold says
I have to say the same: Your cards are great and your coloring is amazing.
Jeannie Boudet says
SSS releases are always awesome! All your cards are fabulous!
Amber P says
love these cards Jessica, the bunnies peeping through are gorgeous!
Beautiful card. Perfect spring feeling.
Linda BL says
Love your cards! The bunny card is my favorite!
Lynne Dillard says
Very cute cards. Great coloring!
Teresa Doyle says
Beautiful cards Jessica. Your 1st one has such a sweet scene. (I actually thought you w/c’d this until I read it. Great Copic skills my dear!)
I love Suzy’s panels for traveling and as I am going away for a week in early Apr. I have already packed a stash to w/c.) Yours turned out beautifully. (Hopefully I won’t have trouble sleeping but if I do, I’ll dig them out of my bag. LOL) TFS!
Lila Wetzel says
Love this cute card.
I love your style! Adorable!
Allison Waibel says
Amazing cards! My favorite is the Peonies background.
Lovely cards, Jess. The bunny is so sweet! And I’m always happy to see a cute birdie. And your coloring of Suzy’s artistry is gorgeous.
Teri S. says
The Tulip Collage die is sto delicate & intricate & the bunny & bird in the background are adorable. Your colouring is spot on! The large tulip is stunning with the depth of colours you used on it. Love both of them.
Dee Earnshaw says
your cards are just gorgeous – thanks for sharing:)
love your cards and this release.
Eva N says
Your cards are always so beautifully colored, & these are no exception . Love how you combined the cute bunny with the collage diecut.
Jane McGill says
Cute cards. The colors make me think longingly of spring and colorful flowers as I sit here looking at snow!
Kelly Ornelas says
Susan Carlson says
Love your coloring! Will try Suzy’s cards – a great idea! Thanks for your ideas!
Shirley Robelotto says
Linda Kunsman says
sweet cards and beautiful colors!