Friday, February 20, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Hop To It! Release

Hi everyone!

Today is reveal day for the newest release by Simon Says Stamp: Hop To It! This is such a great release that has me ready for Spring! There are products celebrating Easter, the outdoors in Spring, lots of fun girl and animal images that are great for colouring or paper piecing, and some wonder sentiments with great fonts!



Here it is:




For this first card I die cut the large stitched rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches die set using Ranger Watercolor Paper and white heat embossed this fabulous new sentiment from Simon's Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp set! So many wonderful, encouraging sentiments and the font is gorgeous! I then painted a rainbow on it with my newly purchased set of 36 Zig Kuretake Gansai Watercolors. I'm still learning how to play with these paints and love how vibrant they are! If I were to make this card again the only thing I would do differently would be to paint first, let it dry and than heat emboss the sentiment. It was a little tricky trying to remove the paint from the sentiment without messing up the painted background and still some of the color wouldn't come off the embossing.



For my second card I die cut the same Stitched Rectangle from Ranger Watercolor Paper and also die cut the large cross from Simon's new Crosses die set. I then heat embossed the He's is Risen! sentiment from Simon's new Rejoice stamp set. I then used the Zig Kuretake Gansai Watercolors with LOTS of water to create my sunrise background. I went over the entire piece with the Pearlescent watercolor to give it it's shine and splattered a bit of it on as well. Once dry, I adhered it to a notecard with foam adhesive.

Supplies:



Thanks so much for stopping by! Tomorrow I'll be back to announce the winners of the Simon Says Stamp March 2015 Card Kit and my Hero Arts giveaway!

Sarah

19 comments:

joy said...

WOW! What great new products! I love your cards, Sarah. And, now I have even more things to add to my wish list. :(

ionabunny said...

Great release. Love your card. Fab colours. Hugz

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous watercolor cards!

Jamie said...

Great cards!

Kailash said...

These cards are so beautifully crafted, love the artsy look!!!

Ruby N said...

Gorgeous cards!

KT Fit Kitty said...

You've made some beautiful cards! I love the rainbow colours on the first one! What a lovely sentiment of encouragement!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are awesome! The supplies you used are on my wish list. :)

Tona said...

Another set of fabulous cards! I love your work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karenladd said...

Wow!!! The color on your first card is fabulous! Shows off that sentiment stamp to perfection!

Lucy Schmidt said...

Your cards are fantastic. The sentiment on the 1st one is a keeper. You have a great sense of color and how to make it distinctive & lovely. I can clearly "see" the rainbow & sunrise.

Sheila_G said...

Both cards are great, but my fav is the second one with the cross.

pcm said...

love the ombre and the simplicity!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Love the sunrise background on the Easter card.

Valerie Doyle said...

Really love these cards, especially the cross.

Michele Clay said...

Love the first card, Sarah, but the second one...GASP!!! So very perfect. Thank you!!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards, I love so many of the new products!!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

I love them both, Sarah! The first is so bold in color, while the other is subtle and that cross is so crisp.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love both ... the colourful watercolour, and the diecut cross with the lovely shimmer background.