SSS Born to Sparkle Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Born to Sparkle Release Blog Hop. I’m so delighted to be a part of this amazing blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Bibi Cameron’s blog you are on the right track.

Today, I’m featuring the new Painted Flowers & Spring Bouquets Sets. These spring flowers make me so happy!!

For my first card, I used the Painted Flowers Stamp Set along with the CZ Design Swoopy Thank You Die. I die cut the Rounded Corner Rectangle panel from watercolour paper first. I then stamped Painted Flowers & Leaves onto the panel with several SSS dye inks. I coloured the background with Pumice Stone Distress ink. I coloured each stamped image using Copic markers to give a highlighter effect.

For the sentiment, I die cut the word “Thank you” from Mega Thick White cardstock, the shadow from Fog Gray cardstock using the CZ Design Swoopy Thank You Die.


For my second card, I used the Spring Bouquets Stamp Set. I stamped flower cluster on A2 sized white paper panel using Memento Desert Sand dye ink first, and then coloured it with Copic markers.

Red roses : (from dark to light) R39, R29, R24, R22 and R20.
Yellow bud : YR14, E11, Y15 and Y02.
Leaves : G99, YG06 and G20.

I cut the right side of the floral panel with scissors, dry embossed it with Lumen Embossing Folder, then mounted the panel on Neenah Desert Storm card base.

GIVEAWAY & BLOG HOP EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION!

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 5th of May. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Island Crush Ink Cube with the code CRUSH428 (This promotion will expire 5/2 at 11:59 pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Cathy Zielske
Amanda Korotkova
Heather Hoffman
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Emma Williams
Bibi Cameron
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Bobbi Lemanski
Dilay Nacar
Mindy Eggen
Kath Stewart
Norine Borys
Tina Smith

Enjoy this Born to Sparkle Blog Hop and happy crafting!!

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

Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to the Altenew Storybook Fantasy Release Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Therese Calvird’s blog you are on the right track!




I started by stamping the Fairy Tale Florals on the top-right corner of an A2 sized watercolour panel using Faded Jeans Distress ink. I then freely coloured the stamped image using water brush – I made blue no-line watercoloured flowers mixed with green. Distress inks react to water so, this technique is so fun!

For the sentiment on the bottom left, I stamped it from the Adore You set with Jet Black dye ink.

Take a closer look:





For my second card, I used the Floating Foliage 3D embossing folder along with the Fairy Tale Florals set. I placed an A2 sized watercolour panel inside the Floating Foliage 3D embossing folder and ran it through the die cutting machine first, and then smoothly ink blended onto the panel with pastel-toned Distress inks – I love this pattern!! I heat embossed the Fairy Tale Florals on vellum paper in white, then die cut it with the matching die. I mounted the background panel on white card base using double-sided tape first, and then added the vellum flower die cut & sentiment on the card.

For my foliage background panel, I applied some soft-coloured Distress inks using mini round blending tool first, and then added darker colours onto each leaf using brand new Detailed Blending Brushes. I love these detailed brushes like recently released watercolour brushes!!





GIVEAWAY!
$300 in total prizes!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/15/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/17/2021.

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BLOG HOP LIST:
Altenew Card Blog
Laura Bassen
Jaycee Gaspar
Amanda Baldwin
Emily Midgett
LauraJane
Nicole Watt
Norine Borys
Nichol Spohr
Erum Tasneem
Jennifer McGuire
Therese Calvird
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Svitlana Shayevich
Barb Engler
Virginia Lu
Michelle Short
Lilith Eeckels
Terri Koszler
Tania Ahmed
Jenny Colacicco
Laurie Willison
Seeka
Kymona Tracey
Teresa Litchfield
Reiko Tsuchida
Karen Brown
Amber Rain Davis
Rachael Shedeed
Maryam Perez
Tenia Nelson
Katrina Howe
Agnieszka Małyszek
Keren Baker
Dana Joy

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

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

SSS Large Floral Dies

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are always happy and healthy.
Today I have a couple of floral cards with some Simon Says Stamp large sized flower dies.
For my first card, I used the Hibiscus Bloom die along with the In The Round stencil. To create the card, I die cut the Hibiscus Bloom from watercolour paper first, and then applied Rosie Cheeks dye ink on the centre of the flower using blender brush. I added a bit of glitter gold using Tonic Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops.
For the background, I applied white embossing paste through the In The Round stencil at the centre of the Wonky Rectangle paper panel. I added opaque white ink splatters here and there. I mounted the background panel on kraft card base using double-sided tape first, and then added pink Hibiscus Bloom using foam tape. For the sentiment, I used the Sentiment Strips Reverse Sympathy.
I love adding PPP 4mm clear droplets to the flower petals. Always!!

For my second card, I made the same way but used different flower dies – Etched Peony Blossom & Etched Flower Buds dies. For the background, I stamped Thank You Text Background on kraft paper panel using Rusty Hinge Distress ink, then tore the top and bottom of the paper with my hands. I love this vintage look. :D
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a healthy day!

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


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Picket Fence Studios Rose Bouquet

Hello crafty friends, I hope you are having a very blessed Sunday!
Today I have a couple of floral “Thank You” cards with the Picket Fence Studios Rose Bouquet stamp set – it’s a really beautiful set and I was so happy to make floral cards with it!! :D

Let’s start to watercolouring, yay! I stamped a bunch of roses onto watercolour paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink first, and then coloured the stamped image with Altenew liquid watercolours.
Roses: Ruby Red, Crimson
Leaves: Lime, Sweet Leaf, Espresso and Paper Bag – mixing Lime and Espresso makes a pretty olive green. ;)
Here is a closer look:

For my second card, I made white roses on kraft card using the Rose Bouquet stamp set. I die cut 4.25″ x 5.5″ basic rectangle panel & 2.5″ x 6″ stitched fishtail banner from kraft cardstock, and then stamped rose bouquet onto both kraft base using Altenew Rocky Shore dye ink – I definitely used MISTI for stamping in the exact same place.
I coloured the stamped image on fishtail banner using Faber Castell polychromos colored pencils. I added opaque white ink splatters and white enamel dots. :)

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

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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SSS Autumn Leafy Thank You Cards

Hello crafty friends!
As you know, autumn leaf colour is unexpectedly beautiful. Green leaves to change into red, yellow, orange and even brown. So today I wanna share with you my watercoloured autumn leaves using the Simon’s Large Stitched Maple & Oak dies.
These large sized leaf dies are PERFECT for watercolouring! (left) Maple / (right) Oak.


For my first card, I used the Large Stitched Maple die.And this card, I used the Large Stitched Oak die.

For the background of the card, I made white tone-on-tone leafy patterns. I die cut several stitched leaves from white cardstock, and then randomly adhered them on white card base using double-sided tape (as shown in the picture).
Watercolouring!! I used the Altenew Liquid Watercolours – my most favourite watercolour medium these days. :) I used Sweet Leaf, Paper Bag, Lime, Ruby Red, Espresso.
Once the watercoloured maple leaf was dry, I adhered it on the centre of the card using foam tape, and then added the sentiments.
For the sentiment, I die cut the word “Thankful” from Burnt Orange (for maple card), Midnight Green (for oak card) cardstock, shadow from vellum paper using the Thankful Shadow dies, and then glue them together. For the tiny “Thank you” sentiment, I used the Tiny Words stamp set.
I decorated the card with some autumn coloured sequins and clear droplets.
I love these two stitched leaves. It’s so versatile!!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

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


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