Saturday, 24 July 2021

Make Magic - Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Day 2

Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Make Magic Blog Hop...
Today, I'm really happy to be joining so many talented designers as one of the stops on this hop, (you can catch up with Day 1, HERE) and if you'd like to see this fabulous new release in full, then just pop over to Simon Says Stamp.

You might have arrived here from the extremely talented Keisha's blog, but if not and you've just popped by and would love to join us for this fun hop, then don't worry because you can head back to the beginning over on Simon Says Stamp blog.

There are so many gorgeous new products in this release, and I can guarantee you'll be spoilt for choice and feel so happy and uplifted by every single one of them.

For my card, I chose to create a project inspired by the vintage farm and agricultural posters and for this I used the Sunburst Wafer Die and Sunshine and Rainbows Sentiment Strips.
So let's get started and here's how I created this card...
I cut a panel of White Mixed Media Heavystock to measure 14.5 x 11.5cm and inked the background with Tumbled Glass and Speckled Egg Distress Inks, using a blending tool.

I then spritzed the inked panel with a light misting of water before heat drying it thoroughly.

After machine stitching a border around the outside, I mounted it onto a piece of burlap, slightly larger than the panel to create a border and adhered it with Matte Collage Medium. I followed with a panel of yellow kraft card taken from Tim Holtz's Warm Kraft Stack, adhered with SSS Tape Runner Pens before matting these layers, using foam pads, onto a panel of patterned paper from the Memoranda Paper Stash, which I then mounted onto a black card blank.
Moving onto the next stage and that glorious Sunburst Die. I used the die to cut Mixed Media Heavystock card which I then inked with Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. I also blended a small amount of Crackling Campfire at the bottom of the sunburst, blending it upwards for an ombre effect and also around the edges.
With the panel inked, I then splattered water over the surface, dabbing away the excess with a paper towel and heat dried to set the ink and dry the card.
I mounted the sunburst over the top of my blue panel using foam pads to add height and dimension.
With the sunburst in place, I added the embellishment and for this I used a Tim Holtz idea-ology Milk Cap  and sanded the edges before inking them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I attached the milk cap in the centre of the semi circle at the bottom of the sunburst, slightly overlapping the edge. In the centre of the milk cap, I attached an Entomology Adornment from Tim Holtz's idea-ology range.

To add colour to the metal, I used Alcohol Inks ~ Gilded Alloy on the body and Aqua on the wings. I added a small amount of Mushroom over the surface to knock back the ink and add more of a vintage feel.
For the sentiment, I used one of the new Sunshine and Rainbows Sentiment Strips ~ "Sending a Little Sunshine To Brighten Your Day". I cut the strip to size and mounted it on a piece of Gold Metallic Kraft Stash card, leaving a very narrow border showing around the outside.
I attached the sentiment strip to my sunburst panel with foam pads.
To complete the card, I added some gold Metallic Droplets around the semi circle of the Sunburst Die.
...and that's my card finished! I hope you love this piece and feel inspired by the wonderful new products in the release.
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, 28th July and all winners will need to contact/email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize. 

Also, last but by no means least ~ if you shop during the MAKE MAGIC blog hop release, then you  can get yourself a super fun Arts Supply die for FREE, with every purchase $40 or moreThe offer is valid until 25th July at 11:59 ET, or while supplies last and the code you need to use to claim your gift, is: ARTMAGIC

Thanks so much for hopping by today, hope to see you again soon and next stop on the hop is the talented Vicky Papaioannou!

Emma xx



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RECIPE FOR CARD:

Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Alcohol Inks: Aqua, Mushroom and Gilded Alloy

104 comments:

  1. Emma, this is a FABULOUS card!! I love all of the details and the bee adornment!! You really knocked it out of the park!!❤️

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  2. Emma Emma, I swear you NEVER make a flop! Your projects ALL rock! TFS

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  3. Wonderful Emma !! I am always amazed to see your work !! Love and blessings to you !!

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  4. I am a big fan of all things sunshine, so I particularly love your card!

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  5. I love the 'antique' feel you've brought to the card; it looks great.

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  6. Oh fabulous cards! I do love sewing on cards too :)

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  7. Wow!!!! Gorgeous card!!!! I love all of the details!!!

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  8. What a pretty card. The little milk cap is a cute addition.

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  9. This is a really cool card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Love the retro feel of this card. Great job!

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  11. Stunning vintage look and I love the rays and embellishments!

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  12. Oh my gosh, Emma!!! That card is absolutely gorgeous! You are so amazingly talented!

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  13. New to your blog - I got so carried away scrolling through your beautiful art work. I forgot where I was! I wanna make this one, a friend would love this one, Oh my, look at this creation... Endless inspiration.

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  14. Very cool mixed media project.

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  15. Stunning card, Emma. Your work is so inspiring and I look forward to seeing what you create. Thank you!

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  16. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen in a long time. Great color and texture combos. Wonderful antiquing...Bravo!! Thank you for sharing your gift.

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  17. I always have something on
    my front door to welcome visitors.
    This would make a wonderful hanging.
    Have to put it on lighter paper
    and have fun. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Your creations are always real masterpieces, Emma!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the colors and design…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Stunning card! Great use of Tims embellishment.

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  21. Rcvd an error on 1st comment submit so trying again.
    Bee-utiful Sun Bee creation that is perfect for my nickname. You could mail it to me & I would Bee so happy.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. So happy to see you on this hop, I like seeing your work and it's great to see a little different look on the hop! I love the addition of the milk cap with the bee on top! And of course I love the SSS die!

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  23. Waaaay cool card! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Beautiful card, loved it, Emma! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Receiving a card like yours would absolutely bring sunshine to anyone’s day.

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  26. Great ideaas! Off to my craft room for the afternoon!

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  27. Oh my god! I am so happy that I followed this blog hop all the way to your blog! I absolutely love your design style. It speaks very loudly to the make inside me. Thanks you so much for sharing your work!

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  28. This has a fun and vintage look!

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  29. Lots of time and love were poured into this very creative card.

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  30. wow this is stunning - love it

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  31. I love the layers you used to give depth and dimension. It was also a great idea to use mushroom ink to knock back the vibrant colors of the metal adornment. I like that vintage look and never know what color to use to make it not as vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Seriously?!!! This is amazing!!!

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  33. This is an amazing creation! Love the layers

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  34. That is a masterpiece. Awesome job!

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  35. Great card. I like all the different elements and dimension.

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  36. What a gorgeous card Emma. I love all of your creativity that you used to make your card! ❤️❤️❤️

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  37. This is awesome!! I LOVE the stitching, the fun distressing and that BEE is adorable!!!

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  38. Oh my gosh!! The addition of the bee is awesome. I LOVE every single thing about this...

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  39. Soooooo my jam. Theses colors. That Ray! Great design so inspired

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  40. Love this vintage look and that ray of sunshine really works well! Gorgeous and TFS

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  41. Love the ray of sunshine and the bee!

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  42. What an interesting card with so many subtle elements!

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  43. Great card love the mixed media feel to it.

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  44. Wonderful card. I love that vintage look.

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  45. Lovely card. We all need a little sunshine in our day. Especially these days. [Bunny]

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  46. Beautiful and love the dimension.

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  47. Love the vintage vibe of your card!
    It looks so authentic, wonderful mixed media card!
    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your talent.

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  48. WOW - amazing technique and such a awesome vintage card - loving it so much. thanks so much for sharing with us all

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  49. Such a beautiful unique card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  50. Wow! So many unique elements to this card, stunning!

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  51. I LOVE this sweet little butterfly card! SO fun and a little vintage too!

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  52. What a wonderful and unique card project. TFS! ❤

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  53. Gorgeous card! So much dimension and texture. Great job with your ink blending!
    Robin Haws
    robin@haws.net

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  54. What an awesome card! I love the dimension and stitching!

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  55. Beautiful project! The color combo really resonates with me (as do most of your projects!).

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  56. Cool card definitely unique

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  57. Love your card and how you used the alcohol inks.

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  58. Love the techniques at play here. Great job! Suzanne H

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  59. The sun card is gorgeous. I like the stitching around your card and mounting it on burlap. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. This is absolutely awesome! I love all the details you included! Wow!

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  61. Great looking card. Good color and design.

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  62. So very cool...i love just about anything with bees lol

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  63. Love that sunburst die! Beautiful card!

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  64. It has a vintage look to me. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing your art!

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  65. Wow, stunning! I love the uniqueness of it, Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. What a beautiful piece of artwork! Love the colors and texture!

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  67. Eally Amazing layout! Love the vintage decor look! Wonderful way to use that simple sun ray, I Love it!

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  68. I love the vintage vibe of this card.

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  69. What a striking card!! Love it!! Wonderful inspiration!! Stay safe! :)

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  70. Really beautiful card. I love that little bee 🐝 what a great addition

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  71. Love this card. Thanks for sharing your work with us. It is very inspiring.

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  72. Wow Wow Wow! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all the inspiration!!

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  73. Now, that's something unique

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  74. Wow amazing card so unique. Thank you

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  75. I'm thinking beyond card as this would be perfect to be hung on a wall

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  76. I saw this card on social media and I thought "That's an Emma Williams card". Love your unique style and flair for vintage. This card is stunning. Thanks for opening up new possibilities for our crafty products and for the chance to win.

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  77. Beautiful card, love the colors and dimension. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Dear Emma,
    This takes us viewers outside the lines of the usual cards that we see on these hops, pretty and colorful though they be. This is a gorgeous creation and I will remember it for a long time.
    TFS elements of the new release!
    Lori S in PA

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  79. Love everything about this!

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  80. Such a beautiful card!! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  81. Love, love this card. Soooo pretty and a Dianamic statement

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  82. loving all the textures and elements, so fun!

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  83. I love the card you did using the sun ray die from the Make Magic release. Thank you for sharing your techniques and inspirations with us!

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  84. What an amazing card! I don’t do much mixed media but this one, just awesome! Such a vintage appeal! Thank u so much for sharing!

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  85. This is truly beautiful! Very well thought out and put together!

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  86. This is such a wonderful card! Love the little bee on the bottom.

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  87. Frame worthy card! Love it!

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  88. I love this new release. So many cute products!

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  89. Unique use of that sun stencil. I like the vintage look of it.

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  90. That is one gorgeous ray of sunshine! Love it!

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  91. Yay, I won the drawing from your post! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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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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