SSS Happy and Joyful Release Blog Hop – Day 1

Hello crafty friends, happy Thursday!
Welcome to Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Happy and Joyful Release Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be a part of this cheerful blog hop! If you arrived here from super talented Cheiron Brandon’s blog you are on the right track.

For my first card, I’m featuring so gorgeous Thankful Magnolia & Soft Plaid Background stamp sets.


For the background panel, I stamped the Soft Plaid Background on thick white cardstock using Altenew Rocky Shore dye ink, trimmed it down with 3.75″ x 5″ Basic Rectangle panel die. I then inked the edges of the panel with Altenew Rocky Shore dye ink, heat embossed the edges in gold. Lastly, I tore the bottom of the Soft Plaid panel.

I stamped the Magnolia onto watercolour paper using VersaFine Onyx Black, coloured it with some Distress inks, and then fussy cut it out. I mounted all elements on Neenah Smooth Desert Storm card base.




For my second card, I used the Baby Words die along with the Soft Plaid Background stamp. I stamped the Soft Plaid Background with SSS Cotton Candy dye ink, trimmed it down using the Wonky Rectangles die. I made a stroller using the Interactive Baby Stroller die and for the sentiment, I used brand new Baby Words 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 27th of April. ONE MORE! Get a FREE Garden Party sticker sheet with the code GRDPTY (This promotion will expire 4/24 at 11:59 pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Nina-Marie Trapani
Caly Person
Nichol Spohr
Cathy Zielske
Suzy Plantamura
Sidnie Des Jardins
Lisa Addesa
Keisha Charles
Heather Ruwe
Mindy Eggen
Barb Engler
Cheiron Brandon
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)

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

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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SSS Hello Gorgeous Release Blog Hop – Day 1

Hello gorgeous friends, happy Wednesday!
Welcome to Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Hello Gorgeous Release Blog Hop. I’m so happy to be a part of this, literally, gorgeous blog hop! If you arrived here from super gorgeous Norine Borys’s blog you are on the right track.

For my first card, I am featuring brand new Folk Art Flowers background stamp.

With this floral stamp, you can stamp it with one colour or with several coloured inks because flower petals and tiny circles can be separated from stamp! Oh so gorgeous!!

I stamped leaves with Green Apple & Evergreen dye inks, flower petals with Lipstick Red, Sunshine, Scuba and Blue Jay dye inks. I then stamped all tiny circles with Deep Purple dye ink. For the sentiment, I used the With All My Heart die. Finally, I decorated the card with tiny butterflies, tiny white pearls and green coloured glitters. :D

For my second card, I used the Garden Boots stamp set – it is so adorable! I randomly stamped images on watercolour paper panel using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink, coloured all stamped images with Altenew watercolors and some Distress inks. I heat embossed the sentiment on black banner in white, and then decorated it with the new Olive Leaves.

Here is a closer look:




Here is one more card with the Garden Boots stamp set – it was specially made for Ukraine. I watercoloured boot with blue, flowers with yellow, and then added the rainbow on top of the image.

I keep praying for Ukraine!

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 30th of March. ONE MORE! Get a FREE 3×4 Birthday Wishes stamp set with the code HBD322 (This promotion will expire 3/27 at 11:59 pm EDT) at checkout when you purchase at Simon Says Stamp Store.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Nina-Marie Trapani
Caly Person
Nichol Spohr
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Cathy Zielske
Suzy Plantamura
Sidnie Des Jardins
Lisa Addesa

Keisha Charles
Heather Ruwe
Mindy Eggen
Barb Engler
Cheiron Brandon
Norine Borys
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Anna-Karin Evaldsson

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

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

Floral Friday: SSS Chinese Lantern Stem

Hello crafty friends!
Today I have an encouragement card with SSS Chinese Lantern Stem die. The Chinese Lantern Stem is recently released from Simon Says Stamp Good Luck Charm. It’s very popular!!


Simon Says Stamp Chinese Lantern Stem Die

Chinese Lantern flower means safety, comfort and protection so I decided to make an encouragement card with it. :D

At first I die cut the Chinese Lantern Stem from watercolour paper. I then coloured all die cuts with Distress inks:
Flowers: Dried Marigold & Spiced Marmalade
Leaves and stems: Bundled Sage & Peeled Paint.
Next, I dry embossed an A2 sized watercolour paper panel using the Crystal Distortion embossing folder, applied Dried Marigold Distress ink to the panel, and then made a square window on the top left part of the panel.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the CZ Design Clean Line Stacks set onto watercolour paper in white, inked onto it with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink. I then adhered the sentiment panel to the back of the background panel.

I mounted the background panel and the Chinese Lantern Stems on the card as shown in the picture, and then decorated the card with tiny butterflies & 4mm clear droplets. :D

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

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

Floral Friday: Altenew Garden Picks

Hello crafty friends!
Today I have a floral card with Altenew Garden Picks 3D die set. Altenew has many stunning layered floral dies and the Garden Picks is definitely one of beautiful layered die sets!


Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set

To make this card, I started by die cutting the roses and leaves from watercolour paper using the Altenew Garden Picks 3D dies. I then assembled pieces together using fine tip glue pen – I made layered roses & leaves. I applied Distress inks to each die cut using mini blending tools & blending brushes:
Roses: Tattered Rose (pale pink) & Festive Berries (red)
Leaves: Bundled Sage (muted green), Crushed Olive (bright green)
and Antique Linen (vintage yellow).

For the background panel, I inked onto watercolour paper panel with Pumice Stone Distress ink first, and then dry embossed the panel with the Altenew Mod Squares 3D Embossing Folder – I love this patterns so much!! I then distressed the edges of the panel using Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.

I mounted all elements on khaki card base using foam tape, and then added waterdrops & white ink splatters all around the card. I’m so satisfied with the vintage look! :D

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

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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Floral Friday: Waffle Flower Poppy Hawthorn

Hello crafty friends!
Wow, it’s already February this year, I hope your January was always happy!

I will start the Floral Friday in February with the Waffle Flower Poppy Hawthorn stamp set – as soon as I saw this flower image, it captivated my heart!

Waffle Flower Poppy Hawthorn stamp set


With this beautiful flower set, I made a watercolour card. I stamped the large flower image onto watercolour paper using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink first, and then watercoloured the stamped image with Altenew Watercolors:
Purple flowers: Deep Iris / Red flowers: Crimson
Leaves: Bamboo, Forest Glades / Stem: Espresso
Background: Caribbean Sky

Once the watercoloured floral panel was dry, I added water drops and glitters. Adding glitters make the flower image more beautiful!! I’ve learned this technique from Melissa Phillips. Her glittery flowers are really stunning as shown in the picture below:



I stamped the “Thank you” sentiment on the top right corner on the panel using VersaFine Vintage Sepia pigment ink.

This red flower card is that I made in December last year. At that time, I used Copic markers to colour the flower image. :D


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

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
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