Friday, October 6, 2023

Simon Says - Season Of Wonder Blog Hop - Day 1

Hi my friends, welcome to my stop on Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop to celebrate the Season of Wonder release.  I'm thrilled to be joining lots of talented friends and designers to share inspiration using products from this fabulous release.

You can check out all the products from this release over at Simon Says Stamp HERE

Simon Says Stamp has a blog hop exclusive give-away, the Graceful Holly Embossing Folder is FREE with any purchase of $25 or more, just enter the code HOLLY when you checkout. This promotion is valid until 8th October at 11.59 PM EDT or while supplies last.

Simon Says are also giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop so make sure you leave a comment on each participant's blog to be in with a chance of winning. The winners will be chosen and posted on Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday 11th October, and if you are a lucky winner, you can e-mail Simon Says Stamp to claim your prize.

If you arrived from the very talented Tina Smith, you are in the right place but if you happen to get lost along the way, you will find a list of participants at the end of this post to help you get back on track.

I created an  Autumn theme card using the gorgeous Free Falling Floral Embossing Folder, coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor pencils for a muted look and the Happy Autumn die for the sentiment.

I spritzed an A2 panel of Distress Kraft HeavyStock with water and embossed using Simon Says Free Falling Floral Embossing Folder.
I coloured the embossed areas using my Distress Watercolor Pencils palette and a Distress Detailer Brush. I used Picket Fence, Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain to colour the flowers and Antique Linen and Iced Spruce on the leaves to create a soft muted look. Once dry, I used the Walnut Stain Distress Watercolor Pencil to define the stems.
I added splatters of Walnut Stain direct from the palette and Mulled Cider Distress Mica Stain to add a little bit of Autumnal shimmer.
I die-cut the Happy Autumn sentiment 4 times from Distress Watercolor card, layered to create dimension, used a mini round blending tool with Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide ink to create an ombre  look on the top layer and fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium.
I matted the panel on to Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink using the direct to paper method. I splattered Distress Resist Spray over the panel, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I used a Sakura Black Glaze pen to highlight the flower centres and fixed to a 5" x 6.1/4" white card blank.

I'm off to make a cuppa, find a comfy sofa and enjoy visiting all the other makers on the hop. Make sure to check out Simon Says Stamp Blog tomorrow for Day 2 of the Blog Hop and more inspiration. Did you know that Simon Says Stamp has galleries for all their releases and you can share what you make with the Season of Wonder products HERE.
Hugs Kath xxx