Thursday, December 3, 2020

Simon Says Stamp DieCember Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi my friends, I'm thrilled to be joining so many talented makers on Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember Blog Hop and I'm excited to welcome you to my stop on the hop. You should have arrived from Preeti Chandran's Blog but if you got lost or would like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE. DieCember is a month long celebration of die-cutting with special features, sales and loads of inspiration and you can check out all the amazing dies in the DieCember release HERE. Did I mention how excited I am that you're here and I can't wait to share the card I made with the DieCember release but first I have some news to share with you.

If you make a purchase during the blog hop you can use the code JINGLE to pop a FREE American Crafts Christmas Tag Kit into your cart. The promotion will expire on 4 December at 11.59pm EST.
Simon Says Stamp are giving away a $25 coupon at every stop on the blog hop from the blog comments section so be sure you leave a comment below for your chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday 9th December.
Do you know that Simon Says Stamp has card/project galleries for each of their releases and card kits and also a video gallery. There is so much inspiration to see and I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards and projects to Simon's Brand Gallery and the new DieCember Gallery.

Now it's time to share the card I created with the Simple Stem and CZ Design Hello dies from the DieCember release, the Neighborhood die, Slimline Christmas Sentiment Strips and 3 of my favourite Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, Rustic Wilderness, Speckled Egg and Old Paper. 


I trimmed Distress White HeavyStock to 4" x 6", die cut the Simple Stem 3 times from masking paper and fixed on the card panel. Because the technique I was using involved lots of ink and water, I placed copy paper over the panel and used a brayer to ensure the masks were well stuck down. I smooshed Speckled Egg, Old Paper and Rustic Wilderness on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat and spritzed with water. I laid the panel into the inks and dried. I repeatedly tapped the panel back into the remaining droplets, drying between layers. I cleaned off my craft mat and repeated the process with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide. I added Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink randomly on the panel and around the edges using a mini round blending tool and removed the masks.
I coloured a scrap of white card in the same way using the same colours and once dry, applied Distress Collage Medium Matte with my finger and dusted with Distress Rock Candy Glitter. I die-cut the CZ Design Hello shadow from white card and the word die 4 times from white card and once from the glittered card. I layered the die-cuts using Distress Collage Medium to create dimension and fixed to the shadow die-cut.
I added splatters of Distress Picket Fence paint and fixed the word die-cut in place with strips of Sizzix Foam Adhesive. I die-cut the Neighborhood die, trimmed off the house and trees and coloured with Rustic Wilderness and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks using a mini round blending tool and added to the panel. I trimmed the word Christmas from one of the Slimline Christmas Sentiment Strips and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
To finish, I matted the panel on to a 5" x 7" white card blank

Now it's time for you to hop over and visit the talented Kim Hamilton's Blog to see the magic she has created with the DieCember release and if you missed Day 1 of the Blog Hop, you can check out loads more inspiration HERE.

Blog Hop Order 

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Debby Hughes

Laura Bassen

Amanda Korotkova

Yoonsun Hur

Heather Hoffman

Bibi Cameron

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Bobbi Lemanski

Vicky Papaioannou

Gayatri Murali

Keisha Charles

Dana Joy

Daniel West

Preeti Chandran

Kath Stewart

Kim Hamilton

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Hugs Kath xxx

111 comments:

vickie said...

Love, love, love this card! It is one of those you keep and display.

Jacki said...

Wow so much work went into this piece of art. Amazing!

Judy Inukai said...

Gorgeous!

CinnamonSally said...

Love your card, so much detail and love your distressing techniques!

Audja said...

Your work of art is fabulous!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your masking is wonderful looking.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! I love the background and how you "colored" the HELLO

NancyR said...

Love the card, very eye catching with all the greens. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Love your background and the old world feel of your card. It's gorgeous!

Andre M. said...

Fantastic technique to create your background, the result is spectacular!

anni said...

Beautiful card! Love the background and thanks for explaining how you created it! A must try technique for the future! Thanks for the inspiration!

sharon g said...

I just love your card. The house and trees are so simple, but so cute! And the background is just wonderful. You did an awesome card. And I love how you have the picture of you with Tim Holtz :)

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE this card, Kath!

Kerry G said...

Great color combo! The little house is so cute!

Mary Kay Ross said...

OOOh! I love this card. The house, the hello, and the background have such a warm feeling. Love it!

Mary Holshouser said...

Gorgeous. Has a vintage
look to me - love it.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Titus said...

What a beautiful serene card. I love it.

Maureen Reiss said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card!!! I love the background you created with the die!!!!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful from the amazing background to the lovely design!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the card. Background is so nice.

Kristin said...

Beautiful card. Just love the background technique.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!

Cheryl Rigney said...

This is such a lovely card!!

Laura Pyle said...

So pretty and I love the dimension!

Patty said...

What a beautiful inked background! Love this card!!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card. The background is stunning!

Heike said...

Beautiful!

Lisaa728 said...

That green is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for some details! Take care!

Jeannine said...

Beautiful card - thank you for sharing your techniques on the card.

Mirella said...

Oh how cool is that?! Great design!

Talitha said...

Love the background. Thanks for the detailed "how to". Fabulous card.

L said...

Your card reminds me of something I would see in an antique shop, it just has that old fashioned look!
I like everything about your card, the colors all go well together too!
Thanks for sharing.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What a great card!

ckd said...

Great card, love the die used with ink smooshing. I also like your background color choices, I need to save this combo. thank you

Lynn Hill said...

Green is my favorite color so this card stood out really well for me. I love the techniques you used and want to give this a try. Thanks so much for your examples and inspiration.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your cards are awesome - thanks for sharing

CrissyClr said...

Love the idea using the cut out die as a stencil. Has a nice home like feel. Crystal Strumberger

Ritu said...

Love the color scheme on the first card!

Sharon Meyer said...

love the distress of the first card,.... beautiful!

Lisa Reber said...

Tim would be proud! Beautiful card!

Fonda said...

Love your card, and the background is gorgeous!

gabriella said...

Hello to you too, what a great background

Chris79 said...

Love your card, love the color on the background and the house just adds adorable to it. Thank you.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

so much inky goodness in your beautiful card, love all the details and depth of design, thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Lara Read said...

Truly Fabulous! Thank you!

Redanne said...

A stunning card Kath, I am loving your Rustic Wilderness creations! Hugs, Anne xxx

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! What a gorgeous background! I love the colors!

Miesje Flach said...

I love the house hello - perfect!

Gayle said...

Amazing background and card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you combined the house and trees with the hello, so sweet.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! Your background is amazing!

C Aguirre said...

Really pretty card! Love the fun background!

Christy Malone said...

This is really cute! Thanks for sharing it!

Teri S. said...

I adore your card & love the combo of those three Distress inks.

Shar Zar said...

Love the background and your card design.

Patty said...

Love your card, the colors and design. So creative

Bunny said...

You created a little magic yourself. [Bunny]

paperplay said...

What a beautiful card. I love the mix of colors for the background and the simple added elements. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Love the colors on this card, so soft and pretty!!

Peg Frushour said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for explaining how you did the background - it is stunning!

Patti H. said...

I love this amazing card! Thanks for explaining how you acheived that gorgeous background!

Scrappy Chick said...

Beautiful card!

Susanbcards said...

Oh, your colors are sublime! Beautiful, thoughtful card.

Denise G. said...

The gorgeous background makes a beautiful card!

Kailash said...

Fabulous inking, love the background!

Cheriese said...

stunning background!!

Donna said...

Wonderful card! So many have been Christmas cards, it's nice to see a non-Christmas card. Thanks for showing us your thought process.

Judy M said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the way you created the background - so pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty colors and textures! Love your beautiful card!

Jade said...

Wow! What an incredible card! I love the background technique!!’ Fantastic!

Rita said...

I love this card...seems so well thought out.

DorothyA said...

What an enchanting card. The background is so cool and I love the house and big hello to Christmas!

Janette said...

Stunning card kath and love the dies.xx

Katherine K :) said...

Such a pretty and unique card. Love that hello die that you have featured so beautifully!

Sue McRae said...

Love all the colours and textures on your background!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card - I love it! Thanks so much!!!

Cherry Robinson said...

I love love love your card Kath. The colours are perfect and I like your sentiment...Hello Christmas. Great job! ❤️

Nancy R. said...

Thanks so much for the explanation on how you created your background. It has a batik look which I love. Gorgeous results!

Becca Yahrling said...

What a beauty this is! Your BG came out so pretty.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wow, gorgeous card!!!! That background is stunning!

Angie Cammack said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card and how you used this die! So cute with the trees on it. The background is genius as well. Thanks for sharing! :)
Angie
abcammack@comcast.net

Deb said...

Love your card and style of creating! I visit your blog daily.

Lisa A said...

On my! This card is gorgeous. The background is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Lindar C said...

Stunning card!

Anne M. said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the glittery hello. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Carol Lokhorst said...

LOVE the ink smooshing technique - and very clever to use the die cut mask! Lovely cards - thanks for the inspiration!!

Melanie said...

Beautiful card!

Dee'zines said...

Thank you for this tutorial! I love the background then the house and hello!

Cindy Holmes said...

GORGEOUS card! I so love the background! And that cute little house too!

EMC said...

I so love the colour and pattern you have created!

The Owl and The Bug said...

It’s amazing what you can do with distress inks on backgrounds. Love it!! Your card is very pretty!

Mary-Anne V said...

Fabulous Christmas card I love the hello die and the font on it.

Carol Wortman said...

One day... one day... I love the mixed media distress look and hopefully one day will make one!! I love this very much... the vintage and homey feel is beautiful! This is home!

LittleSher said...

Great background and unique color choices.

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful card! I love the background mask & smoosh technique!

Giselaine said...

I love everything about this card, Kath. The background, the dies, the colours you used, everything!

Rea' said...

Just gorgeous , love the background. So enjoyed tutorial 🤗

Kelsey Thomas said...

So lovely!

Dee Berman said...

Beautiful card and the background is pure genius!!! LOVE it so going to work on coming up with something similar!!! WOW....thanks so much for sharing your talent and design!!!!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

I love your card.

Sandy said...

Such a cute card. It was so clever to put those little trees on top of the letters!

Lisa Brussow said...

Fabulous background on your card!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Your swirly background is so dreamy. I love it! Beautiful card.

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and texture and detail!

Tina Z. said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Karen L K said...

Love your card! Every part of it is so great! Good idea on the masking of the leaves!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Dear Kath -
I love this card. The color scheme is subtle and then there is that great pop of red! Love that! Thank you for sharing your talent w/ the rest of us!!
Holiday blessings!
Lori S in PA (USA)

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Such amazing backgrounds.

Anneleise Hampson said...

Love the color of your card. Beautiful.

Marianne said...

Your card has such a cozy feel to it and I love those colours together.