Concord & 9th August Feature Friday – Week 1

Hello crafty friends, TGIF!
I’m so excited to be a guest designer for one of my beloved stamp companies, Concord & 9th in August!! Concord & 9th has been released so many beautiful Autumn-themed goodies and today I’m sharing with you the Triple-Step Autumn Leaf & the Mix & Match Everyday Sentiments sets.

Triple-Step Autumn Leaf

Mix & Match Everyday Sentiments

For my first card, I focused on the Triple-Step Autumn Leaf set – we can make so many beautiful colour combos with this triple-step stamping, right?!!

For the triple-step stamped leaf, I actually followed its tutorial. I used Cranberry (red), Oceanside (bluish green) and Stardust (olive green) dye inks – I love these colours that I chose. :D

I die cut large sized fancy leaf from white cardstock using the Triple-Step Autumn Leaf dies, then inked the edges with Wheat dye ink. For the background, I stamped the Weathered Wood Background on Wheat cardstock, trimmed as an A2 size.

For the “Sending love” sentiment, I used the Mix & Match Everyday Sentiments set.

For my second card, I focused on the Mix & Match Everyday Sentiments set.

For my own rainbow coloured background, I die cut large sized leaves from white cardstock using the Triple-Step Autumn Leaf dies first, adhered them onto A2 sized white paper panel using fine tip glue pen as shown in the picture, and then ink blended to the panel using dye inks – I used (from top to bottom) Sorbet, Buttercup, Parsley and Peacock dye inks.

For the sentiment, I stamped them on white cardstock using several dye inks in rainbow order – I used (from top to bottom) Cranberry, Honeysuckle, Stardust, Parsley and Peacock dye inks. This sentiment set has one large stamp so, actually I stamped 5 times to have 5 different colours but it’s definitely worth it. I will keep and use them later for sure!

Oh, I love this colourful leafy card so much! šŸ˜„šŸ˜„šŸ˜„

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

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

SSS Make Magic Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hello crafty friends, happy weekend!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Make Magic Release Blog Hop. Iā€™m so happy to be a part of this amazing blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Vicky Papaioannou’s blog you are on the right track.

For my first card, I used the new Petal Power stamp set along with other SSS goodies – it is so pretty!

I die cut the A2 sized scalloped rectangle panel from watercolour paper first, and then dry embossed the panel using the Lumen embossing Folder. Next, I applied soft & pastel coloured Distress inks to the panel using mini round ink blending tools – I used (from the top) Squeezed Lemonade, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender. I stamped the Thank You Text from the ink blended panel using Tea Dye Distress ink. OK, the next (and the most important part) I stamped so pretty flowers from the Petal Power set on the panel using several Distress inks. I really love the result, haha!

For the sentiment on the centre of the card, I used the With All My Heart die. I added tiny butterflies, opaque white enamel dots.

For my second card, I used the Slimline Happy for You die along with the Slimline Florals stamp set.

I die cut the Chunky Slimline Scalloped Rectangle from watercolour paper. Next, I stamped floral image on the top & bottom side of the panel using Altenew Sand Dunes dye ink, and then coloured the stamped images with Distress markers.

For the sentiment, I used brand new Slimline Happy for You die!

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 28th of July. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Art Supplies Die Set with the code ARTMAGIC (This promotion will expire 7/25 at 11:59pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase of $40 or more at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Bibi Cameron
Keisha Charles
Emma Williams
Vicky Papaioannou
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Mindy Eggen
Barb Engler
Norine Borys
Sandi MacIver
Tina Smith
Adelle Emery

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 safe and restful weekend!

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


SSS Make Magic Release

Hello crafty friends!
Oh YES! Simon Says Stamp Make Magic Release is live!! I want to share my bright and happy cards with you today. :D

For my first card, I used the new Xylo Phone stamp set. I stamped a xylophone on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, coloured the stamped image with Copic markers, and then fussy cut it – I made a “happy-feeling-rainbow” xylophone, lol!

For my starry rainbow background, I ink blended onto A2 sized watercolour paper panel with Distress inks in rainbow order. I used (from the top) Festive Berries, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves. Next, I added lots of stars using the Scattered Stars stencil. I placed stencil on the blended panel, then applied white embossing paste. I love playing with embossing paste on my card to add a bit of dimension and texture! Finally I mounted the panel on white card base using dot runner adhesive first, and then added all elements as shown in the picture using foam tape.



I made another “happy-feeling-rainbow” card with the new Rainy Days die set. I used many different coloured cardstock for it. :D


I will share more of my Make Magic Release cards this Saturday. Please look forward to upcoming Make Magic Release blog hop starting tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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SSS Rainbow Butterflies

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are having a good weekend.
Today I have 3 rainbow coloured butterfly cards with some Simon Says Stamp goodies.





To-da! This Butterfly Drift die is my main supply – it’s definitely my most favourite butterfly die ever!!


For my first card, I made a watercoloured rainbow butterflies using the Butterfly Drift and the Shimmer Wreath dies. I die cut rectangle panel from watercolour paper using the A2 sized Basic Rectangle die first. I then die cut the centre of the panel using the Shimmer Wreath die. I watercoloured to a floral circle part of the panel as shown in the picture using Distress reinkers in rainbow order. Next, I die cut the Butterfly Drift from watercolour paper, and then applied Distress inks to some butterflies using blending brushes. For the sentiment, I used the word “Thank you” in the Handlettered Greetings die set.

I decorated the card with cream coloured pearls.


For my second card, I made a tone-on-tone floral background with the Cosmos Bloom die first. I die cut several Cosmos Bloom from white cardstock, then adhered them on white card base as shown in the picture.

I die cut the Butterfly Drift from thick white cardstock, then coloured each butterfly die cut with Copic markers:
Red: R24 / Pink: R22 / Orange: YR14 / Yellow: Y15
Green: YG06 / Blue: BG13 / Purple: R85 & V15.
I added the outlined Butterfly Drift die cut on the centre of the card first, then added Copic coloured butterflies in place using foam tape. For the sentiment, I used the Thinking of You Heart die.



For my last card today, I made a watercoloured leafy background with the Leafy Christmas Tree die set. With Crushed Olive & Mowed Lawn Distress inks, I coloured to the panel & leafy tree die cuts. I die cut the Butterfly Drift from white cardstock, inked them, then added on the card.

I really hope my rainbow butterfly cards make you happy!

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

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

SSS Rainbows Release Blog Hop – Day 2

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


Today I’m focusing on the new 3D Card Die Set – it is really awesome die!!


I started by die cutting 2 pieces of large panel from SSS Cream cardstock using the 3D Card dies – there are score lines on each panel.


I folded in using bone folder along the score lines.

I taped those sides as shown in the picture – I did both panels.


I prepared 2.75″ (W) x 5.5″ (H) main panel to show images & sentiments, decorated it, and then put it to the bottom edge as shown in the picture.


Ta-da! We can easily make a 3D stand card. It. Is. So. COOL!!


For this card, I used the Be A Mermaid set & the Scallop Borders dies. I die cut several waves from coloured cardstock (see the supply list below) in (kind of) rainbow order using the largest scallop borders in the Scallop Borders die set. I then stamped & Copic coloured two beautiful mermaid tails from the Be A Mermaid set. I die cut them with the matching dies. I put all elements as shown in the picture onto 2.75 X 5.5″ white panel using double-sided tape.



For my second 3D card. I made a rainbow coloured background using some Distress Oxide ink – I used the Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Wilted Violet to blend the panel. I then dry embossed the panel with the Roseville Bouquet embossing folder, took out the colours from flower areas. I added rainbow & sentiment on the bottom of the panel.

We can flatten the 3D card and put it in an A2 sized envelope!


For my last card for the hop today, I made blue floral card with the Roseville Bouquet embossing folder. I simply applied Roseville Bouquet embossing folder onto SSS Cornflower Blue cardstock, trimmed the panel using the Wonky Rectangle die, and then coloured some parts with white & green Faber-Castell polychromos colored pencils. For the sentiment, I used the With All My Heart die.


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 9th of June. ONE MORE! Get a FREE pack of Holographic envelopes with the code ENVIES (This promotion will expire 6/6 at 11:59 pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes
Laura Bassen
Jennifer McGuire
Heather Hoffman
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Bibi Cameron
Keisha Charles
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Vicky Papaioannou
Mindy Eggen
Koren Wiskman
Norine Borys
Tina Smith
Natasha Vacca
Adelle Emery

Enjoy this Rainbows Blog Hop and happy crafting!!

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