Friday, 7 December 2018

Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!

Today is the second day of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember Blog Hop and if you missed day one, it can be found HERE! I'm so excited to be one of the stops on this hop and if you've been hopping along, you'll have arrived here from Elena's blog but if you've just popped by and want to join us for this fun hop, then just head back to the beginning and Simon Says Stamp's Blog.
We also have a special promotion running with this hop and all you have to do is use code: DCMBR27 which will give you a free Nutty & Bright stamp set FREE with ANY purchase but be quick as the code will expire on Sunday, 9th December at 11:59pm EST.
For my card, I created a vintage style Christmas card using the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Mod Poinsettia Oval as the main focal point of this piece and hope you'll read along to see how I created this project with lots of layers and dimension.
To begin with I started by creating the poinsettia oval and using the die, I cut six separate layers from Mixed Media Heavy Stock Card. At this stage, keep one of the waste pieces of card that is cut from inside the oval as you will need this for later. I then cut a final layer from the Rose Gold card in the Metallic 2 Kraft Card Stash by Tim Holtz.
Using the white die cuts only, I then layered each section over the top of one another, using Matte Collage Medium between layers to adhere them and this created a really substantial frame.

Take the Festive Berries Distress Paint and paint the poinsettia section of the frame and dry thoroughly. Once it is dry, I then took my Rose Gold die cut and cut away the poinsettia from the oval and layered this over the top of the frame to create that gorgeous metallic finish.
Apply Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo to your glass media mat and spritz lightly with water. Using the waste section from inside the die cut, swoosh the piece of card through the inks picking up the colour. Heat dry thoroughly and if you need to re-dip the card into the remaining inks, then just keep going until you get the colour you want ~ just remember to dry in between layers as you don't want the card to look muddy in appearance.

Ensuring the card is thoroughly dry, ink up the Music score stamp with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink and stamp the score onto the inked card. Give the card a blast of heat before inking up the 'A Joyous Christmas' stamp from the Yuletide set with black ink and stamp the message at the top of the inked oval.
Place the oval inside the frame and then cut a piece of gold glitter card the same size to attach onto the back of the oval, allowing the glitter to shine through the poinsettia.

Cut a piece of Christmas Worn Wallpaper by Tim Holtz to measure 15.5 x 12.5cm and machine stitch a border around the outside. Matt the paper onto a piece of green kraft card, followed by a further piece of the Rose Gold Metallic Card, which I had sanded around the edge for more of a vintage look.
Mount the layers onto the front of a white card blank and cut a second piece of the worn wallpaper, 12.5 x 3.5cm and matt onto another piece of the Rose Gold metallic card. Adhere this across the bottom section of the covered card blank.

Using foam tape, I attached the Poinsettia Oval onto the right side of the card.

For the foliage, I used the Funky Festive and Mini holiday Greens Die from Tim Holtz to die cut a selection of foliage from green card. I then smeared a small amount of Matte Collage Medium onto the tips of the foliage before dipping them into Rock Candy Dry Glitter. Once they were dry, I attached them with a bow made from crinkle ribbon that I had hand dyed with Forest Moss Distress Spray Stain.
I completed the foliage with Nuvo Crystal Drops to look like berries and added two Tiny Bells in the centre of the bow before placing a button on the opposite side of the border strip.
Finally, I placed two mirrored stars onto my Poinsettia Oval and attached an Index Clip complete with a Christmas Story Stick clipped to the top of my card.
...and that completes my card for this DieCember Blog Hop and I hope you've enjoyed reading the creative process of how this festive card came together!

Don't forget that we would love for you to share your work in our DieCember Gallery and look forward to seeing what you make using the 
products.



HOP DETAILS:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the blog hop! This means you can leave a comment here and on every stop along the way to increase your chances. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, 12th December..

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Thanks so much for hopping by today and hope to see you again soon!
Emma xx


RECIPE FOR CARD:
Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Funky Festive, Mini Holiday Greens
Tim Holtz Stamps by Stampers Anonymous: Yuletide, Music & Adverts
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Antique LinenVintage Photo, Frayed Burlap
Distress Ink: Ground Espresso
Distress Spray Stain: Forest Moss
Distress Paint: Black SootFestive Berries
Tim Holtz idea-ology: Index ClipsChristmas Story Sticks, Mirrored Stars, Tiny Bells
Crinkle Ribbon, Black Gem Stone and mirrored stars from my own stash

86 comments:

  1. The background is awesome, love your card.

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  2. Stunning Emma. I love the rose gold frame against the worn wallpaper background.
    xx

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  3. Such a pretty card. Love how you incorporate all the elements with such attention to detail!!

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  4. I like the colors of your card, and the vintage feel is stunning! Great job!

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  5. WOW Emma this is amazing, what a stunning card, I love it, Hazel x

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  6. Love all things vintage and your card is so gorgeous. The embellishments add a special touch.

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  7. A gorgeous vintage card.Love the details and the design of this!

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  8. Oh wow! Your card is simply stunning!!!

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  9. Gorgeous!! Wow is right - great card!!!

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  10. All the little details you added to this card really made it look like a vintage card. I love this look, especially during the holidays. Great design.

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  11. A masterpiece! Love love what you did with this lovely card! Goodness -- so stunning!

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  12. That's beautiful, I love the vintage look of it.

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  13. The frosty leaves, the vintage look...wonderful!!

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  14. Stunning project! Really beautiful!

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  15. Bee-utiful with the embellishing & arrangement.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  16. Your card is so elegant. Thank you for sharing! Karen Berry

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  17. This looks really beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  18. This card is absolutely stunning. It has that Old World look. Love the embellishments!!

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  19. SQUEAL!! I LOVE your Creations!! So BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  20. Fantastic, such a gorgeous piece of art ! Nice to meet you & your amazing work.x

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  21. Wonderful card! Love all the details and embellishments!

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  22. Beautiful card, so much wonderful detail!

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  23. Lovely work! Love your color choice.

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  24. I am floored by your card!!! Awesome!!!

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  25. I so love vintage and this is really beautiful!

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  26. This is awesome! The layers, texture, colors! I love the vintage look!

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  27. Absolutely stunning card. Memories starting coming back of when I was a young girl and my Grandmother received such beautiful cards like yours. TFS :) Merry Christmas

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  28. You've created such a beautiful card.It's truly a work of art and can become an heirloom to hang on someone's wall for years to come.

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  29. Oh my, Emma! This card is stunning...I'm awed by what you created! Every element is so well chose and well designed to produce such a beautiful card. tfs

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  30. Beautiful - I love the vintage design, the lovely layers of texture, and the soft colours.

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  31. Oh my goodness this is amazing!

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  32. Gorgeous card! I loved this vintage style so much. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. So gorgeous - loving the vintage vibe!

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  34. Stunning creation with beautiful pattern in the BG

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  35. Wow, you put so many details into this vintage card! Lovely.

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  36. WOW Emma, I love this card. The oval die is so beautiful and I really like the glitter backing behind the flower. So beautiful, well done.

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  37. This is a gorgeous card! I love all the vintage details.

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  38. Such an amazing project. I'm always amazed with all the details that mixed media artists put into their work, and yours is really stunning. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  39. Love your vintage style on this card.

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  40. Gorgeous vintage style card. Love the traditional look.

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  41. That's a fabulous vintage card!! Awesome!!

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  42. What a beautiful vintage card - not usually my style but I love this one. Thanks so much for sharing - I may have to change my mind now, hehehe.

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  43. Stunning card.
    The colors and all of the
    embossing - gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. Beautiful card. So classic. I love that Mod Poinsettia Oval.

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  45. That's a fabulous vintage card!! Thanks for sharing you project.

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  46. Gorgeous card! Love these beautiful dies!

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  47. Lovely! Such a beautiful vintage looking card.

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  48. So beautiful and elegant! Love the gorgeous vintage feel of this card.

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  49. Fantastic vintage card. What a wonderful way to use the die. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. stunningly elegant card - LOVE the textured backgound!!

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  51. Pretty card ... as usual details/techniques are awesome ! <3

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  52. Wow Emma, what a breathtakimg card, I love vintage cards and this is a great one. Love how you made the frame with multiple die cuts on top of each other. It's simply so awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  53. Love the use of stacked dies. And the wallpaper background is lovely

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  54. Wow-zer! What an awesome card!

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  55. Such a fantastic project, love all the little details.

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  56. Amazing card design! You definitely achieved a vintage look with the colors, the layers, and all the texture. The greenery, ribbon, and jingle bells are beautiful finishing touches.

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  57. WOW
    GORGEOUS card!
    LOVE IT ALL ... I think it's a DIE-LIGHTFUL design!
    Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  58. Wow! What an amazing card, so much detail and yet not overdone. Beautiful, I envy the person who gets this card.

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  59. Wow, your detail to design is simply stunning, your card is gorgeous!

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  60. Stunning! This is a piece of art! So much beautiful detail. One lucky recipient will cherish this!

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  61. Wow, I'm in love with your vintage inspired card-so gorgeous!

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  62. I absolutely love the whole feel of this card. It's gorgeous.

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  63. This is so beautifully layered!!!

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  64. This card is stunning! Its my favourite that I have seen so far from this release. Beautifully done.

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  65. Love your card Emma; those oval frame dies are a must have :)

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  66. Gorgeous card! I love the vintage style!

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  67. Wonderful card where vintage meets contemporary. I like the new poinsettia frame from this release.

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  68. Wow, this is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing how you created it; you almost make it sound easy. ; )

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  69. Love the mixed media, collage, vintage look. Just a beautiful greeting card.

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  70. Wonderful card, so festive! Love this new release.

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  71. An absolutely gorgeous card Emma that has a lovely vintage feel . Love it.
    Big hugs x

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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