Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Believe in the Season Release

Hi everyone,

Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp Believe in the Season Release which includes fabulous new stamps, dies, inks, amd watercolor paintables.

Here is the full release:

I've had a chance to play with some of the new goodies and they are gorgeous! 

This first card features 3 new stamps including Simon's Poinsettia StampsHappy Christmas Stamps, and their Holiday Background Stamp

Simon's Holiday Background Stamp was stamped using Simon's beautiful new Evergreen Dye Ink on a piece of Simon's Green Leaf Cardstock which was die cut with the stitched rectangle from Simon's Bundle of Stitches Dies. The main sentiment from the new Happy Christmas Stamps was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear heat embossed. I then shifted it slightly and clear heat embossed it with VersaMark Ink. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to add a little colour. The Poinsettia pieces were heat embossed on watercolor paper and swooshed with distress inks before being spritzed with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls. Once dry they were hand cut and adhered to the card, the floral piece with foam adhesive. Finishing touches include the black matting with one of Simon's Scallop Stitches Dies cut at the bottom, some yellow fabric paint for the flower center, and some Nuvo Caribbean Ocean Gloss Drops.

For my second card, I die cut Simon's new Snowglobe Landscape from both Neenah Solar White Cardstock (for the bottom and globe) and Simon's Surf Blue Cardstock (for the sky). I ink blended the bottom of the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and used the same ink with the little snowflakes from the new Happy Christmas Stamps. The sentiment from the same set was red heat embossed while the die cut snowglobe base was silver heat embossed. The Christmas tree was stamped using Simon's new Evergreen Dye Ink and embellished with a tiny yellow Martha Stewart Iridescent Star and some Classic Cherry Enamel Accents. I drew a trunk with a Prismacolor Pencil Crayon.

To make this a shaker card I cut the globe off where it connects to the landscape and adhered it where it needed to be on my card base. I adhered the back of the landscape and sky pieces together and adhered a piece of acetate to cover the window. I fenced the window in with foam tape and covered the back of the rest of the panel with foam tape as well. I added a little Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter into my window and attached the card base to the panel. Finally, I added the silver embossed snowglobe base with some more foam adhesive.

Such a fun initeractive card!

Supplies (with affiliate links that earn me a small commission at no extra cost to you):


Karen B. said...

Two great cards, your sentiment placement is perfect.

Heather Doran said...

Two wonderful Christmas cards, Sarah! Love them!

ionabunny said...

Love your little snowglobe shaker. Hugz

Lucy Schmidt said...

Your snow globe is the most realistic one I've seen. Great idea to use the fine glitter. I definitely have my eye on the Holiday Background stamp, the Evergreen Dye Ink & the Green Leaf Cardstock. Both cards are lovely, as always.

Patt H. said...

What awesome cards!
I absolutely love the snowglobe. Beautifully done!

Ann K said...

So pretty - you inspire me to start our holiday cards.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous! I am in awe of that snowglobe! I need to try this! Beautiful inking and I love the red embossed sentiment!