Hello, crafty friends! I am excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp for their Be Creative Release Blog Hop!
As you can see in the graphic above, Simon Says Stamp is offering their “Handcrafted with Love” 3×4 stamp set FREE with any purchase! Be sure to use the code ART4U at checkout. This promotion expires on 2/19 at 11:59 pm EST.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop – woohoo! Leave me a comment for your chance to win. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, February 22nd.
When you’re finished hopping, and you’re looking for more inspiration, check out the Be Creative Gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog. There are galleries for each release, and we encourage you to share your creations there, as well!
My card today features two of my favorite products from the Be Creative Release – the Parallelogram Cling Stamp and the Big Old Birthday stamp set. I started by stamping the Parallelogram onto a panel of lavender card stock with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then blended some darker lavender ink around the edges of the panel, blending in towards the middle with a lighter hand so that there would be a “glow” effect in the middle.
I trimmed a sheet of vellum to be a bit taller than the sentiment from the Big Old Birthday set. I placed the sentiment in the middle of the vellum and stamped it with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then wrapped the vellum around my card panel, securing it on the back with double sided tape. I love using berries on cards, and while they’re not grapes, I thought the Berry Stems Die Set would be fun to use for embellishments around the sentiment. It gives the illusion of grapes, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself! I cut the leaves and vines from gold card stock and the berries from purple card stock. I used a purple alcohol marker to add some shading at the base of each berry. I glued a sheet of gold card stock to the front of an A2 card base, and then I attached my card panel on top of that. To finish the card, I added some gold pearls.
Are you ready to hop along and see inspiration from all of the other designers?
Allison Frazier << You Are Here
I had a lot of fun creating my card for today, and I hope it puts a smile on your face. If you want to see the other cards that I have made with the Be Creative Release, you can click here to view my blog post from yesterday. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Be sure to hop along and leave some love for all of the talented designers sharing inspiration today.
Wishing you all a crafty day,
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I love this color palette! Thanks for the inspiration! It’s looks so regal.
Stunning card! I can almost taste the wine 🙂
This card is so pretty! I love the purple and gold color palette!
The colors are rich and gorgeous. Nice change from all the milder tones people use.
I don’t drink wine, but this IS AMAZING!!!! The purple and gold look incredible together. I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!! SOOO MUCH
Thank you! I don’t drink wine, either. I always feel this way when I see people make cards with coffee products – I don’t like coffee, but I love the cards! Ha Ha
Love this one!
What a beautiful card!! Love the colors….so elegant.
This is so clever! Great card!
Awesome looking cards, Allison!
Great idea and love the color!
love the deep purple coloring, gives the card such a rich feel. The sentiment matches
the color perfectly
Hi, Allison – What an elegant, striking, dramatic card!! I love the gold on the purple and again, I’m seeing that I ought to have ordered that parallelogram background stamp. This is one gorgeous birthday card!!
Lori S in PA
Such a pretty card. I love this color scheme. Thank you for the inspiration.
Simply stunning! The color, gold, design and sentiment- great combination!
Such a pretty card. I love this color scheme. Thank you for the inspiration. Great Job!
Beautiful card….even before I read the sentiment I immediately thought a nice glass of merlot!! Outstanding! Love this new release!
This is a beautiful card and anyone would love to receive it. I am inspired by the way it is put together.
Wonderful shine & sentiment.
Wow, Wow, Wow!! Such a beautiful card that you created. Love the color palette.
It inspires me to try it soon.
I rarely find myself using purple in my cards, but I have to say this is one of my favorite cards in the Hop!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
This is really sophisticated and GORGEOUS! Love the colors and the combination of imagery you chose — but I especially love all that shimmery, lovely gold! Just wow!
Gorgeous card! I love the combination of gold and purple.
I love this card, fabulous color combination, fantastic composition!
I’m in LOVE with your purples! this is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Card ~
This is such a gorgeous card! So unique and looks really fun to make!
Beautiful card. Love the dark purple and
all the gold. Really reflects wine.
thanks for sharing
Absolutely stunning! I love that purple!
All I can say is well done. It’s perfect. I want to send to my mom who just turned 80 last week.
Wow, gorgeous card! Love the purple and gold together – so rich looking
I love these colors!
Love the purple and gold! Beautiful card!
WOW, what a great color combination. This card is simply stunning!
Very stunning card! I love your use of purple and gold. Thanks for sharing..
This has to be my favorite card of the blog hop to date. I love everything about it.
Gorgeous card! Love the purple & gold.
This s so rich and makes Me want a glass of wine!
The Purple and Gold combinations are stunning and elegant!
Thanks for walking us through your creative process.
Wine, purple and gold…….winning! Gorgeous card!😍
Love everything about this card.
This is so cool!
Love the gold and purple together.
Absolutely beautiful! Love your card and color choices! Wow!
Love this card- dramatic and beautiful. I love the gold and purple.
Wow! Very beautiful and elegant! I love the gorgeous color combo!!
Awesome gold and purple combo! Love the beautiful card you created!
I am in love with that Aubergine and gold combination! So stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!
Your card is so beautiful and elegant! I love the purple.
When I saw your card I said “WOW”! This is stunning. The purple and gold is absolutely beautiful.
I LOVE this card. The rich purple and gold combo makes it pop so much.
Gorgeous card — so elegant. I love the purple and gold!
Wow, I love this. You are so clever, it does look like grapes.
Fabulous card. Love the purple with the gold embossing. Your grapes are just the right touch to go with the sentiment.
Love the bright bold purple and gold 💜💛
Beautiful cards! love the violet birthday card!
Really beautiful!! Love your creativity!
Purple is my favorite color, just love this card. Unfortunately I don’t age well like fine wine! Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Oh wow!!! What a stunning birthday card. Thank you for the inspiration today.
I love this. Now, if my body would believe it. So pretty.
Your card is very elegant! Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful card. Love the purple.
fabulous colors, love purple and gold!
WOW – this card is a show stopper – love the colors on it
The deep purple and gold look stunning together. Very elegant.
Beautiful colors – so rich looking!
What an awesome card! Thanks for sharing!
I love this card so much! It would be just perfect for my BFF.
What a beautiful ending to a wonderful blog hop! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous and elegant! I love this card for grownups!
That parallelogram background stamp is on my wish list, it is so versatile. Your combination of the purple and gold is stunning.
Wow this card is stunning and so elegant!! Love the gold leaves and the berries. Thank you for the inspiration!!
So elegant, I love it!
What a simply stunning card! Love the purple and gold combo!
Wowza, that colour combo is simply striking! Fantastic!
Soooo Gorgeous!!!! I love the creative way you used the berry stems to make grapes!!! Fabulous!!!
Love the color choices and design of your card!
The use of purples to mirror the sentiment was a genius move. I like the new background stamp done in gold- very eye-catching.
What an elegant card!!! I love the gold and purple colors. They go so well together.
I love this stunning card. Thank you so much.
Oh, that purple! Stunning card!
This card is so elegant and creative! I love the glow effect you used with the inking. The use of grapes with the fine wine sentiment is very clever.
So beautiful. The purple and gold are so royal together!
Following the herd….. GORGEOUS card!! That purple and gold – chef’s kiss!
Perfect colors for this theme! Love it
Awesome and elegant wine card–love it! So many great details!
Stunning card design using the purple and gold.
Beautiful and inspirational card from this SSS release!!
Wow! Such a stunning card!
Oh yes! Wow, gorgeous card (purple is my fav color so I’m squealing with delight right now!)
I love how you used what you had to create the illusion of the bunch of grapes. Very clever and a lovely, lovely card!
Stunning card. Love the design and the colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration!