Saturday, 12 October 2019

Cheer and Joy Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome to

Today, is the second day of the Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Blog Hop and I'm really excited to be joining so many talented designers as one of the stops on this hop! If you'd like to see this fabulous new release in full, then just pop over to Simon Says Stamp and if you've been hopping along, you'll have arrived here from the very talented Bibi's blog but if you've just popped by and would like to join us for this fun hop, then just head back to the beginning and Simon Says Stamp's Blog. Also, we would love to see your creations using any of the products from this release, so don't forget to share them with us in the Cheer and Joy Gallery.
So, let's get started and here's how I created my card...
To begin with I'll start by building up the background layers and I created a kraft card blank measuring 20 x 16.5cm and applied a white ink pad direct to the edges of the card blank, allowing the ink to just kiss the card and transfer a little of the colour.
I then cut a panel of decorative paper from the Tim Holtz Christmas Paperie Stash to measure, 18.5 x 15cm and matted onto a panel of kraft card, followed by Midnight Green card before mounting it onto my card blank.

For the smaller inner panel, I cut a piece of the woodgrain design paper from the paper stash, 17 x 13cm and to create the look of snow, I placed the Falling Snow stencil onto the top section of the paper and applied Grit Paste through the stencil using a palette knife.
Carefully remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry before machine stitching a border around the edge using ivory coloured thread, leaving some of the threads hanging loose. 

After matting the panel onto a further piece of Midnight Green card, I mounted it onto my covered card blank using foam
pads.

Add Hex Fasteners to the top left and right hand corners of the woodgrain background.
To create the crochet border that sits just underneath the foliage and snowflake, I used one of Tim Holtz's Crochet Dies and cut the decorative strip from a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock card and ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Attach the strip across the bottom section of the card layers.
I now have the base layers for the card and we can move onto the embellishments...

To begin with I'll start with the snowflake.
Cut three layers of the Mixed Media Heavystock card using Marie Snowflake die and layer each of them over the top of one another to create a substantial, thick snowflake embellishment. Paint the snowflake with Picket Fence Distress Paint and once it's dry, I applied a layer of Matte Collage Medium over the top and then sprinkled some Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the top, tapping away the excess. Allow the glittered snowflake to dry before adding a gumdrop to the centre.
For the foliage I used the Christmas Foliage die to cut a selection of leaves from green Classic Kraft Stash. I then used a paint brush to dry brush the tips of the foliage with Picket Fence Distress Paint and once the paint is dry, I used my fingertip to apply a smear of Matte Collage Medium to the tips of each piece before dipping the foliage die cuts into the Rock Candy Distress Glitter to create a frosty feel.

To make the foliage just a little more festive, I added some berries and used Tonic Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops to create the gorgeous little domed berries.
Moving onto the circular window, I began by creating the frame and used the two largest dies from the Tim Holtz Stitched Circles Die set. Place the smaller die centrally inside the larger die and then cut a piece of kraft card. Repeat to cut a further two pieces of kraft card before layering them to create a solid circular frame.

Using a clear embossing ink, I dabbed the ink pad over the random areas of the kraft card frame and then sprinkled Stampendous Shabby white Embossing Powder over the top. Heat emboss until molten.
Cut a circular piece of heat resistant acetate and a circular piece of vellum, the same size as the frame. Using Picket Fence Distress Paint, splatter some paint across the acetate to create the look of falling snow and then gently heat the painted surface until it's dry. Attach the acetate to the back of the frame, followed by the vellum, attaching both pieces to the narrow border using Matte Collage Medium.

Add foam pads to the frame and place this directly onto the background layers.

Using the Merry Christmas die, die cut the wording from red Classic Kraft Card and then cut a second set of wording from gold glitter card. Layer the red wording over the top of the gold glitter wording, slightly offsetting the lettering and then attach the Merry Christmas onto the centre of the circular frame.
Arrange the snowflake, together with the frosty, glittered foliage in the bottom right hand corner of the card.
You can see how I've built up the foliage to create the dimension in the photo below.
For the finishing touch to complete the card, add some Metallic Droplets around the edge of the frame.
Thanks so much for hopping by today, hope to see you again soon!

Emma xx

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, 16th October. 

Also, last but by no means least ~ we are giving away a free gift with any purchase, the Simon Exclusive Post Office enamel pin! This offer is valid until 13th October or while supplies last and to claim your gift just add HPYML9 at checkout!

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RECIPE FOR CARD:
(Where items have sold out due to popularity, then I have listed suitable alternatives and hope that helps)

Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Release: Marie Snowflake, Christmas Foliage
Simon Says Stamp: Falling Snow Stencil, Merry Christmas Die, Vellum

80 comments:

  1. Wow, Emma, this is really stunning! All the details are just beautiful. Love everything about this.

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  2. just stunning! thank you for taking the time to share how you created this lovely. it helps people like me to really visualize and perhaps, maybe one day, use some of the same techniques. yours is the first card from the hop that I have seen that is so completely my shabby style. :)

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  3. I wasn’t ready to start my Christmas crafts yet until I saw your card (beautiful). Now I haft to buy all of this to make mine. Love it.

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  4. What a beautifully textured and awesome card. Love it. [Bunny]`

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  5. WOW, how gorgeous!! I really like the colors of the leaves--sort of blue gray green. Perfect.

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  6. Spectacular card. So much
    detail - even machine stitching.
    This one would be on display and
    never put away. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. OMG YOU WIN! This is awesome! I LOVE all the layers and the little holly berries! WOW

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  8. The layers you have on this card and the rustic feeling makes this a gorgeous card!

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  9. That card is amazing. I love the rustic look and the elegant snowflake is gorgeous.

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  10. This is a work of art. I’m so glad you give the option to Pin it, I just saved it. This isn’t a card but something that should be displayed with holiday decorations! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. On my...the details. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. I love the vintage look of this card and all the elements and attention to detail make it so beautiful. It is a little work of art and definitely should be displayed!

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  13. Wow... this card is a favorite! Gorgeous details and textures! Beautiful rustic style on your card! Had to pin it!

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  14. The dimensions on this card are amazing! So much to look at <3 And the rock candy ditress glitter had such a great impact! gorgeous card with stunning details .. Thank you so much for the inspiration <3

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  15. This one is a show-stopper. Great job!

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  16. WOW!!! Stunning. That rock candy distress glitter gives a huge impact.

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  17. I’m in awe of your talent I think have to follow you now ;)! Beautiful card! Will be picking up rock candy now!

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  18. Wow, wow, wow - incredible card! Amazing layers, dimension and the details are stunning.

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  19. This is just beyond amazing! Seriously, this is a wonderful card!

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  20. What an elegant, stunning card!!!

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  21. This is the most beautiful card of the hop. I know it took a lot of work and it shows. I love the wording layered on gold. It really made it stand out.

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  22. Oh My Gosh !! You are one serious card maker and I loved to read how you created this awesome, stunning, beautiful card. I have not hear about the Rock Candy etc. product. It really adds the WOW factor to your card. TFS

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  23. You are so very talented! I love your card!!!
    And, thank you so much for your instructions on how to make this card. It means so much to us “newbies.”��

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  24. Fabulous card Emma, I just LOVE all the beautiful wintery looking foliage!!!

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  25. This is absolutely gorgeous! Unfortunately, a lot of the supplies are sold out! :(

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  26. Really pretty "old-fashioned" Christmas card. Very well done

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  27. Ohh I love the effect you got with the embossing on the leaves

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  28. Beautiful card! Love the rustic feel of it.

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  29. What a stunning card! It's beautiful!

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  30. Stunning, particularly the effect you got with the leaves. Love this...

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  31. Awesome card. Thanks for all the great details.

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  32. So many wonderful layers! This had to take quite a bit of time!!! Beautiful results!!!

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  33. Thank you so much for the details and inspiration, I will definitely use them, I really appreciate it.

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  34. I LOVE your card! It has a fresh touch that I haven't seen elsewhere. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Wow! Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  36. I love the rustic look Emma!

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  37. What a gorgeous card! I love all the layers and colors.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  38. fun release. beautiful cards. great ideas . thanks as always for sharing.

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  39. love all the details, thanks for explaining how you got all the different effects!

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  40. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing and explaining how you made the card.

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  41. Just stunning, love the dimension.

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  42. WOW! Your use of multiple products really created a stunning card. The dimension of the greens & woodland background are very interesting.

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  43. Love your hex fasteners, and name of snowflake die, was my dear sister’s name. 3 snowflakes together is perfection!! Thanks for idea!

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  44. I love the look of woodgrain and the rustic quality of your pretty card. I really have to learn how to use enamel paste one of these days.

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  45. Wow such a wonderful card 💙

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  46. Oh Emma that foliage looks real= so much work in this card it is absolutely stunning!

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  47. Love the mixed media look you achieved! Your card is beautiful!

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  48. I am just mesmerized by all the details and the layers and your intense artistic dedication! If you don't mind me asking, how long did it take to complete this card?

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    1. Tracy...thank you so much for your lovely comment and kind words, I really do appreciate them! This particular card took me an afternoon to make ~ sometimes, it's the ideas that take me longer than the actual making but once I have those lightbulb moments, the projects can come together quite quickly! :)

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  49. Love the layers and details, this is perfect to be hung as a frame.

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  50. This is such a great project!! Love all the details here

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  51. What an amazing and stunning project, Emma! I love all the details and finishes you incorporated to make it so eye-catching! Thanks so much for sharing and the great details on how you make it!

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  52. Your highly embellished cards definitely say Happy Christmas.

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  53. Great release! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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  54. This is gorgeous! It may well be my favorite of the entire hop. I love the paper. That woodgrain is fantastic. All the layering and embellishments are spectacular. Thanks for sharing the steps of making the card.

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  55. WOW Emma, this is amazing. So much detail work but a stunner in the outcome. This must have taken a fair bit of time to make but so, so worth it. A work of art!
    Side note: I am glad that I was able to access your blog via. Lisa's. From SSS's list every time I clicked on your name it took me back to Bibi's?? LOL (I am not sure if others had this issue but I am happy I didn't miss your gorgeous card and tutorial. TFS!

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  56. OMG this card is stunning. Love all the details, they really make this a special piece.

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  57. I just love how vintage and classic this card looks! The background is great. It's a totally different spin on all the supplies and I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Lots of wonderful details and layering on this card!

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  59. SO talented. This is one of the most intricate and beautiful cards I've ever seen! I love the frosted look with the rock candy glitter!!

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  60. I knew your card would have lots of layers and decorative elements after seeing your other postings on SSS! This was no disappointment, Emma!

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  61. Beautiful card!! The details on this are fabulous and so pretty.

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  62. Such depth in this card...lots of lovely layers.

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  63. The detail leaves this card looking like real foliage rather than paper! Live this so much.

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  64. Oh wow!! This is just gorgeous!! Amazing details, texture and dimension! <3

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  65. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing

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  66. Wow, what a stunning card! I love all of the details and layering, thanks for sharing.

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  67. WOW. I'm speechless. Your card is amazing! So much accurate work... details are so precious. TFS!

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  68. Amazing card - love the detail and dimension and all the lovely colors ! Thanks too for sharing such wonderful instructions for creating it!

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  69. Very beautiful card and I love all of the layering!!

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  70. Absolutely Gorgeous! Emma . Another one that easily fits in to ' class' category .
    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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