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,
Note: External links on my blog may contain affiliate links. This gives me the opportunity to earn a small commission when you click on the links and place an order. This comes at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support! You can see more information and disclosure on my Affiliate Links page.