SSS Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from talented Karin Äkesdotter’s blog you are on the right track! Sadly my parcel hasn’t arrived yet so I will share my Mother’s Day cards using previous released (and my favourite) products with you today. I hope it will arrive soon!
For my first card, I used the Botanical Heart stamp set & the Script Mom die.
I stamped large sized flower image from the Botanical Heart set onto watercolour paper panel with Faded Jeans Distress ink.
As many of you already know, Distress inks react with water so I just freely brushed part of stamped image with water brush as shown in the picture.
I painted my flowers with Faded Jean Distress ink as my main colour, then added Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn Distress inks.
For the sentiment, I used the Script Mom die & the Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set.
I love this “artsy style” so much!! :D

Here is another Mother’s Day card, I used the Floral Mom Frame die & the Love Friendship stamp set.
I die cut the Floral Mom Frame from watercolour paper first, and then lightly inked on the flowers & leaves with some Distress inks:
Flowers: Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves
Leaves: Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn
I decorated the part of the word “MOM” with PPP Valentine Jewels.

Here is a closer look:

I will make & share my cards with brand new Sunny Days Ahead products soon!

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 29th of April. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Intense Black ink pad with the code sssink (while supplies last!) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Yana Smakula
Amy Rysavy
Heather Hoffman
Bibi Cameron
Gayatri Murali
Vicky Papaioannou
Preeti Chandran
Sidnie Des Jardins
JD Collins
Anna-Karin Evaldsson

IN ADDITION – the following ladies will be part of the hop featuring previously released Mother’s Day, Graduation, and spring floral Simon Exclusive products:
Amanda Korotkova
Debby Hughes
Karin Äkesdotter
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a safe and healthy weekend!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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SSS United We Craft! Party

Hello awesomely creative friends!
I believe that all of you and your family there are well! Today is a very special day. Simon Says Stamp threw a very exciting party called “United We Craft! Blog Party”. I’m so happy to be a part of this EPIC party today.

For my first card, I used the Botanical Heart stamp & die set – it’s definitely one of my favourites among Simon products. Colouring large sized floral image takes time but I don’t care. I just feel so great like being an artist during this time. :D
I stamped the floral image from the Botanical Heart set onto watercolour paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink, then coloured the stamped image with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens – these aqua pens are also one of my favourite watercolour mediums. Once the watercoloured floral image was dry, I die cut it with the matching die.
For the sentiment, I stamped it from the Just Because Word Mix 2 set on white cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black, and then die cut it.
I added clear droplets here and there.

For my other two cards here, I used the Layered Tulips stamp set along with the Lettered Greeting Cards Sentiment Strips – it took less than 20 minutes to make each card!
For the blue tulips, I used Lake Shores & Blue Jay dye inks.
For the layered red tulips, I used Rose Apple & Lipstick Red dye inks.

Our intention in creating the #SSSUnitedWeCraft hashtag was to encourage everyone to show the human side of our quarantined creativity (as well as the beautiful things that everyone is creating). We would love for you to share photos with you and your family creating – your kids, your significant other, your pets, or anyone else in your house OR photos of Zoom craft sessions or Instagram story parties that you are having with your creative friends. We want to show how crafting is bringing us together in new ways. You can share your photos in your blog post (if you are doing a blog), but we would really love for you to share sweet, crafty faces on Instagram and use the hashtag #SSSUnitedWeCraft to allow us to see the happiness that our craft is bringing to the world.
Ta-da! I will give away these 6 of my cards in the picture to 6 of my precious IG followers! Please visit my IG (Click HERE).

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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


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PFS February 2020 Background Stamp Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio February 2020 Background Stamp Release Blog Hop! PFS’s talented design team members & guest designers will be showing an amazing range of projects and ideas using brand new FABULOUS background stamps!! I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing hop! Hope that you take the time to check out all beautiful creations!

For my first card, I’m featuring the Lemon Lush background stamp along with other PFS products.
I stamped the Lemon Lush background on watercolour paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink. I then coloured the stamped panel with several liquid watercolors:
(Lemons) Sunshine, Clementine
(Flowers) Clementine, Candy apple, Lavender
(Leaves) Key lime mixed with Espresso, Emerald City.
The grey background, I used Pumice Stone Distress ink.
For a cute paper bow, I die cut each piece of the pattern from lemon yellow cardstock using the Flower Bouquet and a Bow die set. I then assembled it using double-sided tape.
For the sentiment, I die cut the word “wonderful” from lemon yellow & glitter gold cardstock using the Phrase Builder: You die set first, and then adhered them diagonally onto the watercoloured panel.

For my second card, I’m featuring the Enchanted Blooms background stamp along with the Essentials: Classic Words die set.
I stamped the Enchanted Blooms background onto watercolour paper panel using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink first, and then watercoloured the stamped panel with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens.
For the sentiment, I used the words “Hello Beautiful” from the Essentials: Classic Words die set.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES!

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the Full February Background Stamp Release on the Pinkfresh blog, and on our IG feed. Also, each one of the designers is giving away a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio store – the winners will be picked from the comments. All winners will be announced on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE on Monday, February 24th. Please check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
SHOPPING PROMO!
We are offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from February 17-21. Free in the USA: code FEBSHIPUSA. $5.50 off for International shipping: code FEBSHIPINTL.

BLOG HOP LIST: Click here InLinkz Link-up

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous week!

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