Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s FANTASTIC!!!
I’ve already shared two cards and a giveaway using the new release (find more details here) and today I’m sharing three more cards!
My first two cards feature the stunning Floral Mix background stamp! If some of these flowers look familiar it’s because they were featured in the older Spring and Summer flower sets! I just love how it’s been arranged to create this gorgeous layout! I stamped it onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I colored it with copic markers. It took a few hours to get it finished but I love how it turned out!
I trimmed the panel down to 4″ by 5.25″ and added a black cardstock mat before adhering it to a white card base. Next I die-cut the sentiment outline with vellum and the sentiment with black cardstock. I wanted to keep the card simple and allow the panel to shine so I just adhered the sentiment over the panel and left it at that!
Meanwhile I took the panel leftovers and matted it with black cardstock. I adhered that to a card base for a CAS card. Then I used the same word die but this time I used black and white cardstock. I adhered them together and added them over the floral stripe.
I love when I can get two cards out of one panel; and especially with the time put into this card I didn’t want to waste any of it! 😉
Next I kept up my colorful vibe and thought a little out of the box with the new Wake Up and Make Up set! I decided that some of the tubes looked a little like paint tubes and decided to go in that direction! I stamped them with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored them with Mission Gold watercolors and set them aside to dry.
Once it was dry I added a little copic coloring to the tubes to add shading and then covered the labels with a layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle! Then I stamped the sentiments onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. I die-cut them to a thin label with the Sentiment Label dies and adhered them to the card with foam mounting tape to finish the card!
Check out the Blossoms and Butterflies 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 BLSM999 on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your Unicorn Glitter Dust!!
To celebrate the Blossoms and Butterflies 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, April 14th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, April 17th. 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
- Cathy Zielske
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Nichol Spohr
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Suzy Plantamura
- Lisa Addesa
- Heather Ruwe
- Amy Rysavy
- Heather Hoffman
- Lea Lawson
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous day, and enjoy the hop!
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