Friday, September 30, 2016

Virginia's Die Hard Series-Take 3!

Happy Friday!

It's time to share my 3rd version of this Layering Leaves from Concord & 9th. Instead of sharing on a Saturday, I moved this post one day early.
You can see my two previous card with this die set hereand here.
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About this card: 
background stamping: I used the new STAMPtember release "Tiny Dots and Hearts"
pattern paper: it's so easy to use pattern paper with such an intricate die
sentiment: the added dimensions and silver-edged embossing make the sentiment pop
embellishments: strings and sequins

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It's a great masculine card for a change, eh?

I will be announcing my You Tube video Giveaway winner (still time to become my subscribers) tomorrow. AND..... I have another new video to share as well. Hope you will stop by!
Wish you a fabulous day! 
You can find out all the latest arrival over Simon Says Stamp here.
 I can't believe that this is the last day of September.
You can still check out all the STAMPtember release here.
Use code: 10SEPTEMBERTH9 (it takes 10% off)--last day!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hydrangea Die

Hello friends!
2016 marks the year of hydrangea craze for me.
I have acquired a few dies and stamps.  
This Hydrangea die from Simon Says Stamp was so popular that it was out of stock for a long time.
I had made a few projects in the late summer and I thought it is high time to share them with you. 

Enjoy today's photo tutorial.
I gathered all the purple Distress Inks and Perfect Pearl and created my own color paper.

I then worked on the the frame die.

It was so relaxing to play with this Hydrangea die.

Time to embellish and assemble.

Card #1
especially for you

Card #2
Birthday Wishes

Card #3 (bonus)
a little big of sunshine

You can purchase this die here and find the supplies here.
Use code: 10SEPTEMBERTH9 (it takes 10% off).
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #388


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Gift It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is...

Anything Goes

 We are using Spellbinders products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-)

 For my project, I used Spellbinders Holiday Holly Jolly Etched Dies.
This die set is indeed very detailed and easy to work with. You can arrange however you like with the holly leaves. I inked them up with Kuretake Watercolors. 

To make the colors stand out and keep the design interesting, I added pattern paper and lots of Nuvo drops on the holly leaves. 


The sentiment was stamped from a retired STAMPtember release (with Clearly Besotted) set.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by!