Good morning! I’m so excited to be a stop on the Simon Says Stamp Making Spirits Bright Release blog hop! I love all of the amazing Halloween and Christmas stamps, dies, and stencils in this release…perfect for all your holiday card-making! I shared two cards using the new release here and here and I’ve got a few more to share today!
First up is this distress ink card using two dies from the new release, Rejoice and Holy Stars. I blended tumbled glass into the area where I knew my star would be and then blended broken china, chipped sapphire, seedless preserves, and black soot out from that lighter spot to fill the background. Next I spritzed water across the panel to create the illusion of stars in the distance and finally flicked white acrylic paint over the panel to create closer stars. I set that aside to dry completely and then trimmed the panel down to 3.5″ by 8″. I thought this would be an appropriate scene for an extra tall card!
Then I die-cut the Drifting Stitches die twice from white cardstock to create hills and adhered them to my blended background. I die-cut the Holy Stars die from white cardstock, adhered it to the background, coated it with a layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle, and then added a layer of nuvo crystal glaze for a little extra shimmer and shine. Finally I die-cut the Rejoice word die from silver glitter cardstock and adhered it over the hills.
My second card uses some scraps from my first card. I wasn’t entirely sure what colors I wanted to use for the background so I experimented with a few possibilities. And I loved them so I didn’t want them to go waste. I simply blended distress inks onto white cardstock and then adhered them to a card base. I die-cut the new Snowburst Collage from the white cardstock and adhered them over the blended backgrounds. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Merry and Bright and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder.
I hope this gives you some inspiration for the Making Spirits Bright release! Here are the other cards I’ve created using the new release:
And what’s a hop without a giveaway, right? Every stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift card! All you need to do is visit and leave a comment on each blog. The winners will be randomly selected from each blog and announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog! AND there was another hop yesterday and each of those stops is also giving away a $25 gift card so be sure to check that out on the SSS blog! In case you encounter a broken link here is the full hop list for today:
- Simon Says Stamp Blog: http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/making-spirits-bright-2nd-blog-hop/
- Kristina Werner: http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/2-types-of-stencil-embossing-new-holiday-release-from-simon-says-stamp/
- Debby Hughes: http://limedoodledesign.com/2017/10/simon-says-stamp-holiday-release-blog-hop/
- Yana Smakula: http://www.yanasmakula.com/?p=60321
- Nina-Marie Trapani: http://ninamariedesign.com/2017/10/13/in-lay-watercolor-die-cutting-hop/
- Suzy Plantamura: http://suzyplantamura.typepad.com/living_my_dream/2017/10/simon-says-stamp-making-spirits-bright-blog-hop-day-2.html
- Amanda Korotkova: http://www.littlecraftypill.com/2017/10/simon-says-stamp-making-spirits-bright.html
- (YOU ARE HERE!) Jessica Frost-Ballas: https://www.allthesparkle.com/sssmcbhop/
- Barb Engler: https://bdengler4.blogspot.com/2017/10/sss-making-spirits-bright-blog-hop.html
- Heather Hoffman: http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/2017/10/sss-making-spirits-bright-blog-hop.html
- Amy Kolling: http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/2017/10/simon-says-stamp-making-spirits-bright.html
Good luck! Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day! If this is your first time visiting my blog I hope you’ll come back! You can subscribe to my blog via the sidebar on the right or find me on Instagram and Youtube. Happy Hopping!
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Shari Czerwinski says
WOW! These are gorgeous! I love that blue background <3
Kris Schleich says
Beautiful work! Thank you for the ideas!
Tracy TImm says
Wow – your holy stars card is especially beautiful!
Such beautiful cards Jessica!! I love them both!
Stunning cards especially the first one, love your starry sky.
Lori B says
Oh goodness-that night sky is fabulous! Love your cards-
Love the rejoice card. Absolutely gorgeous.
Sarah M says
Both cards are great, but I love the simple cards with the snowflake collage die; so clean and classy!
love the beautiful sky of the first card and the CAS look of the second!
I love your cards! So inspiring!
Angela Rice says
Great cards love them both! Really like the star die!
Kelli M says
All of these cards are FANTASTIC! The rejoice card is just stunning!!!!
Wow! Super gorgeous inspiration from an amazing release!
Amanda Lanager says
Beautiful, love them.
Both cards are beautiful, thanks for
Gorgeous cards!!! Love your awesome colouring of the first one!!! <3
Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says
These cards are amazing!! I love the simplicity of the Merry & Bright card and the coloring of the rejoice card. Thank you for the inspiration!
Cindy Hansberry says
Cute cards … Merry and Bright is my favorite!
Those are beautiful cards. I love the night sky on the first card and your Halloween card is too cute!
ava gavloski says
Lovely presentation of the release. Lucky Simon for having you on the design team!!!
Sue LD says
Very pretty cards. Love the colors on the first one.
Therese Angelini says
Absolutely beautiful!! Your galaxy background is perfect with the rejoice die cut and star. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Connie G says
Love your starry sky!
Dee Earnshaw says
Wow your cards are stunning. LOVE the first one – perfect for the season:)