SSS Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be a part of this warm and cozy blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Emma Williams’s blog you are on the right track.

For my first card, I used the new Etched Delicate Frond die and Pine Bouquet embossing folder.

I applied the Pine Bouquet embossing folder to A2 sized watercolour paper panel first, and then ink blended the panel with some Distress Oxide inks: Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans. I then made edge-to-edge shaker panel with lots of sparkling sequins & confetti.

I die cut the Etched Delicate Frond from thick white cardstock, then applied gold embossing powder to the end of each leaf. For the sentiment, I used the CZ Design Merry die set.

Here is a closer look:

I just could not resist another play with the gorgeous Etched Delicate Frond die. I die cut 3 fronds from thick white cardstock first. I then applied Distress inks to 2 fronds – one that I inked with Evergreen Bough, another that I inked with Bundled Sage. I stamped cardinal in the Winter Birds set on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured it with Copic markers.

I dry embossed the panel with the Crystal Distortion embossing folder, mounted it on white card base using double-side tape, then added all elements as shown in the picture. I was so happy to see the result!!


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 17th of November. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink with the code HDMADE4U (This promotion will expire 11/14 at 11:59pm ET) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Bibi Cameron
Keisha Charles
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Vicky Papaioannou
Mindy Eggen
Barb Engler
Miriam Prantner
Tina Smith
Norine Borys
Sandi MacIver
Adelle Emery
Emma Williams
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)

Be sure to see what other ladies are sharing today. I’m sure you really love them all!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


73 thoughts on “SSS Handmade Holiday Release Blog Hop – Day 2

  1. These are so pretty. That shaker background is very fall. But the Cardinal stole my heart…. Daddy sends me Cardinals from heaven, beautiful winter birds set.

  2. I absolutely love your cards. Your color choices are just so vibrant and fun. I love both cards and would be sooo happy to receive either one. Thanks for sharing.

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