Saturday, 7 March 2020

Lucky To Know You Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Hello friends and Happy Saturday!

Today, is the second day of the Simon Says Stamp Lucky To Know You Blog Hop and I'm really excited to be joining so many talented designers as one of the stops on this exciting hop! You can see the fabulous new release in full by just popping over to Simon Says Stamp and if you've been hopping along, you'll have arrived here from the talented Vicky's blog but if you've just popped by and want to join us from the very beginning, just hop over on the Simon Says Stamp's Blog.

For my card, I chose to use the adorable Spring Gnomes set and combine it with the Faberge Egg Die perfect for Easter and Spring celebrations.
So, let's get started and here's how I created this...
To begin with I cut a 15 x 18.5cm card blank from white card and placed it in front of me with the fold at the top.

I then cut a panel of kraft card, slightly smaller in size than the card blank and using the solid heart and the heart outline stamps from the Spring Gnomes set, I stamped a pattern over the entire background of my card using Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink.
After machine stitching a border around the edge, I matted the card panel onto blue card and then wrapped some twine around the centre of the panels before mounting them onto the front of my card blank.
Now to move onto the next layer and for this layer I took a piece of watercolour card and created two panels, 11.5 x 15cm and 11.5 x 8cm. I then applied some Distress Inks to my glass mat and used Tim Holtz's wrinkle free technique to add colour. The colours I chose to use in this order, were Antique Linen Distress Ink, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Old Paper Oxide Ink, Scattered Straw Oxide Ink and finally, Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I applied each colour separately to my mat, spritzed the ink with water and then dipped the card in and out of the inks, drying the layers in between and adding more colour if I felt I needed it. Once I was happy, I heat dried the card thoroughly and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Taking the larger panel, I machine stitched a border around the edge, before matting it onto a further piece of the blue card and then mounting it centrally onto my card panel.
I then took the smaller panel and using the solid heart stamp that was used previously to create the background, I inked this with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and stamped the pattern over the small panel. Heat dry to set and then once again, machine stitched a border around the outside before matting it onto gold metallic kraft stash, a white panel of card cut using the Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangle Die from my own stash, followed by a layer of hessian. I then attached foam pads to the back of the layers and mounted it onto my card blank.
I now have all my layers ready for the egg...
To create the egg, I coloured a piece of watercolour card in exactly the same way as I coloured the background panels but this time I substituted the Scattered Straw coloured inks for Tumbled Glass.

Once I was happy with the colour, I used the solid egg shape from the Faberge Egg die set, to cut my blue card. I then splattered the card with a light coverage of white paint to create the little speckles.

Taking the second die in the Faberge Egg die set, I cut the decorative layer from white pearl card. I then snipped away the Happy Easter wording, (you can save this for another day and another card, nothing is wasted) before layering it onto my blue egg using Matte Collage Medium to adhere it into place.

I mounted the egg onto the card front using foam pads.
After stamping the Easter Bunny Gnome onto watercolour card, I then watercolored him with Distress Marker Pens before fussy cutting around the outline of the image. To add some interest and texture to the image, I added some small dots of Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops to the body. Allow for these to dry.
Cut a strip of inked blue watercolour card that was used for the egg and ink up the Spring Greetings message in clear embossing ink. Stamp the message onto the banner strip and heat emboss with Ultra Fine Gold Embossing Powder until molten.
After cutting an inverted 'v' into either end of the banner, I attached it using foam pads, across the centre of my egg, shaping it to create movement and form a wave. I then placed the Easter Bunny Gnome to the left of the banner.
Finally, I dyed some of the small Bouquet Findings flowers using Spun Sugar Distress Spray Stain and once the flowers were dry, I arranged these around the gnome, adding some die cut foliage, cut from green card using the Funky Florals 3 die set from Tim Holtz.
To complete my card, I added four pearls, one to each corner of the smallest background layer.
I hope you've enjoyed the creative process behind this fun card project and loved the ideas and techniques that will hopefully inspire you with some ideas of your own ~ it's been so much fun to share this with you!

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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, 11th March and all winners will need to contact/email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize. Also, last but by no means least ~ we are also running a special surprise promotion in conjunction with this hop and you can claim one free gift of your choice! The offer is valid until 8th March at 11:59 EST, or while supplies last and the codes to claim your gift, are: FLF584 or WLY777


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


RECIPE FOR CARD:
Simon Says Stamp Lucky To Know You Release: Spring Gnomes, Faberge Egg

96 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful card, love all the layers!

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  2. How PRETTY! You did an amazing job on this beauty.

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  3. Love all the beautiful details

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  4. Gorgeous card, Emma! That bunny gnome is SO cute!! hugs, Maura

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  5. What a wonderful mixed-media card!

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  6. Beautiful!!! You are always so inspiring!!!!! ❤️❤️

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  7. Outstanding! All those layers and stitching, too! You are amazing. Love your card!

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  8. WOW! Your layering and stitching is breathtaking!

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  9. Beautiful card in great colours, with lots of details to discover !
    Happy - almost - spring greetings from Belgium.

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  10. Gorgeous layering of elements on this gorgeous card!

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  11. Your card is so awesome... Love the gnome and that egg came out so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this...

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  12. Oh my goodness I love all the layers on your card! Just lovely!

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  13. Love this beautiful card with it's vintage look and all the layers, proving that these designs work with all styles of card making! Awesome!

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  14. Your card is wonderful. I love that "gnome bunny"!

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  15. Spectacular card. So elegant
    and detailed. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Your card is really pretty with so much dimension and texture!

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  17. Wonderful colors & layers with texture.

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  18. I love the colors and the layers

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  19. I love all of the beautiful layers on your layout. Such a beautiful card!

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  20. What a pretty card! So many layers! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wow - who wouldn't want to receive this spectacularly beautiful card for Easter?! L*O*V*E!!

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  22. Oh My Goodness....absolutely stunning!!

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  23. Beautiful Easter Card! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  24. Wow Emma, what a fabulous card. I love the colour combination and of course the lovley gnome.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and have a great day.

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  25. My goodness, what a lovely card! All the amazing details and textures are awesome!

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  26. Very pretty and detailed layers!

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  27. Wow, this is so amazing, all these layers and details are simply out of this world! It all works so well together, well done!

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  28. Love, love, love this fabulous card!!!

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  29. OMG - what an incredible looking card - so much amazing work has gone in to creating this master piece - I would never part with it if I received this - lol!!

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  30. Simply stunning is your card--love the layers and the colors you've used. Most excellent!

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  31. Wow - what a work of art! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Very beautiful! The detail is amazing. It is a work of art. Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Really stunning with the many layers and the stitching. Great work!

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  34. Oh WOW I LOVE your layered card!!!

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  35. Such an awesome mixed media card! TONS of texture, but it doesn't look over done! Thank you for showing us a way to use and arrange such a variety of textures!

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  36. What an incredible piece of art and the sweet flowers added just the right touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Oh Emma, WOW! There's so much detail on your sweet gnome card and it's perfectly nestled with the egg - love your earthy colors, too! TFS!

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  38. The very detailed egg is beautiful!

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  39. Awesome card! Love the gnome set!

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  40. What a pretty card- I love your color scheme.

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  41. Absolutely stunning card!!! Thank you for sharing your talent!!!

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  42. another one of your great creations!

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  43. Your layering is beautiful. The care and artistry in each layer is lovely. And then there is that cute, soft colored gnome! Love it!

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  44. Beautiful layers and love the gnome.

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  45. So cute! I love the Easter egg with the gnome. All the layers really make the card special!

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  46. Great release! Gorgeous creation! I especially love the vintage look and all the layers & frames!

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  47. I love all the layers and textures, so so gorgeous!

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  48. This is adorable AND beautiful!! I LOVE all your fabulous layers; they look awesome!

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  49. Wow! Gorgeous card. Love the layers of the card.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  50. Simply stunning! So many layers and details!!

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  51. Gorgeous card! Such lovely dimension & texture!

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  52. I love that fabulous egg with all the gorgeous details! Well done!!

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  53. Love all the gorgeous layers in your card!

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  54. So cute and sweet! I love the cute gnome and the amazing layering.

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  55. What an amazing card. I love all the layers. Thanks for providing all the details.

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  56. Very good layering without looking too stuffed.

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  57. Love the egg die, and the gnome is just adorable!

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  58. Hey Emma! Very Nice, Thanks, Denise

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  59. Very creative.Thanks for sharing

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  60. cute card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Oh, how many details on your card! Absolutely amazing!

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  62. Just stunning - love all the layers!

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  63. Thank you so much for including instructions for this amazing project! It is just wonderful. The little gnome makes me smile! :)

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  64. Such a delightful card, love the Gnomes...

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  65. Such a beautiful card! I really love the heart background and the coloring on your gnome.

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  66. This is gorgeous!!!! Love the layering!!

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  67. Your designs are so beautiful - I save all your instructions and would love to make just one card like yours!!

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  68. Hello :) it's my first time to comment on your blog and I am happy to find your website! love the vintage look of your card xo

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  69. Such a vibrant spring card and the gnome is so fun with his rabbit ears♡

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  70. The panels layering is exquisite. Such texture.

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  71. SWOON!! I LOVE this, such a STUNNING Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  72. I love these!! All the beautiful layers!!

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  73. What a gorgeous card, love the blue and brown, and all the layers!

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  74. Beautiful card. Love all the details.

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  75. Wow - just gorgeous! I love the color combo especially! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Gorgeous card! There is so much I love about it.

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  77. This is such a stunning card! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Wow, brilliant card!! Love the details!! TFS

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  79. Wow, the layers and textures are amazing. Thanks for Sharing and for a chance to win. Happy Crafting Everyone!

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  80. Fabulous. Love the layers and embellishments and neutral colors.

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  81. Your card is just stunning! The layering and elements are perfection!

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  82. All those layers and textures brought together in one stunning and cohesive card! Hands down my favorite creation on the hop- such beautiful work, right down to the machine-stiched edging. I'm in awe!

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  83. What a so so Gorgeous card Emma !! It´s really wonderful, I love all the layers of great papers you have created, the egg and the gnome are fantastic. Great design !
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugsss
    Caty

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  84. I must tell you that I love your card, the arrangement of little flowers and layering make it look wonderful.

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  85. Your card is adorable. I love that Gnome and all those layers.

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  86. What an awesome card! Love the vintage look and the layers! :)

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  87. Beautiful card! Love the springfilled look!

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  88. Hi Emma :) This gnome is just picture perfect with the Faberge Easter Egg!!! Love all the different layers and textures on your card! It has a real mixed media feel to it...gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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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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