It’s December and that means it is DieCember over at Simon Says Stamp! They are releasing all kinds of new exclusive dies! Heidi and the crew at Simon Says Stamp sent me a die ahead of time to play with and be able to share with you today! I LOVE it!! I have had the chance to make 2 cards so far and they were relatively quick and easy – so I can’t wait to replicate them and create more!
For the first card I used the Many Thanks clear stamp set that WPlus9 created exclusively for Simon Says Stamp. The flowers in this set coordinate with the new Single Rose Wafer Die so perfectly. I inked up the background with Milled Lavender Distress Ink. I then did some repetitive stamping with a few of the roses in the stamp set using Hero Arts Chalk Ink in Iris. I did a lot of second generation stamping to give a subtle look. I cut the roses and leaves out of SSS Slate Cardstock and adhered them flat to the card. I stamped Many Thanks in Slate SSS Ink. Lastly I covered the roses, leaves and word “thanks” with Sprinkled Sugar Stickles. All the supplies used below, be sure to keep scrolling to see the second card I created.
Many Thanks Card Supplies:
You’re going to get a kick out of how this second card came to be 😉 I was getting ready to photograph a bunch of projects I have to blog in the coming days, and I was cleaning up my studio table at the same time. Usually when I am watercoloring with Distress Inks I smoosh the color out on a laminated sheet of cardstock. I tend to keep the ink on there for a few days instead of cleaning it all the time and wasting the ink. So i had a bunch of different colors on the laminated sheet of cardstock and instead of wiping it clean, I gently spritzed it with water and plopped a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock onto it. Voila! That is the background you see above 🙂 I used stuck one side of a Ranger Adhesive Sheet to some cardstock and diecut the Single Rose Wafer Die. I adhered them to the background and peeled off the adhesive backing (which was on the top of the roses and leaves). I sprinkled them with Distress Rock Candy Dry Stickles. Lastly I stamped “you are remarkable” from the SSS Hand Lettered Encouragement Clear Stamp Set. I stamped it with black Versafine ink but it didn’t come out as dark as I wanted it to so I traced over the sentiment with a Black Glaze Pen.
You Are Remarkable Card Supplies:
There are a bunch of different new dies that are sure to inspire everyone! I personally purchased the Stacked Hearts, Happy Birthday and Hugs Dies. I can’t wait to play with them and share with you what I create! Be sure to pop back over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog as there are a bunch of amazing artists also sharing their creations with you today! Or you can follow the list below 🙂
- Laura Bassen
- Debby Hughes
- Shari Carroll
- Wanda Guess
- Nichol Magouirk
- Cheiron Brandon
- Jenn Shurkus <<< That’s me 😉
- Chari Moss
- Yana Smakula
- Jennifer Ingle
- Andrea Ockey Parr
- Barb Engler
- Amy Rysavy
I also wanted to mention that Simon Says Stamp has also come out with their Limited Edition Holly Jolly Christmas Kit!! This is jam packed with tons of goodies that you could use to create holiday cards, tags or even in your December Daily! Be sure to order yours TODAY!
Gorgeous cards. I have the flower die and can’t wait to use it again.
I love this rose die. Your cards are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.
Lovely cards Jenn!
Love your cards and these new dies!
The second card hit home for me. Your water coloring is so vibrant.
Colorful and bright cards, very nice! 🙂
The cards are lovely! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
Jenn wow !! Totally rocked these cards, have to admit the second is my favourite, I love smooshing the inks around on my mat and using them as backing card.
I think I need to move to US, all my favourite craft brands are there!! Although I have asked hubby for a long list of wplus9 and sss goodies for Christmas 🙂
Have a great day x
Love these cards…the dies are gorgeous.
Gorgeous backgrounds on these!
Both your cards are gorgeous. The rose dies are by far my favourite.
Lovely cards with the beautiful colours.
Beautiful cards with that fabulous new die set!
Absolutely AWESOME cards! I love the information about how you achieved the second background, I am going to laminate a ink worksheet right now!
your cards are stunning!!!!
Wow! Amazing! Great work!!!!
Love how you combined the scribble flower die with the similar stamped background.
Your card is beautiful.
Beautiful cards! I especially love your pretty stamped BG on the first 🙂
Love the new dies, thanks for sharing!
Simply beautiful! <3
Oh love the back grounds they are fantastic
Jenn, beautiful creative cards my dear and the single rose die was one of my 3 favorites out of the Diecemeber release! TFS and I look forward to seeing more of creativity!
Very pretty backgrounds and I like the sparkle.
Great cards love those dies such a great way to showcase them.
Gorgeous cards! The background on the second card is amazing!
Gorgeous cards! The background on the second looks amazing!
Love both your cards. New release by SSS is Amazing.. I can’t choose favorite die!!!
Beautiful cards. I love your watercolored backgrounds. Pretty colors.
Love both your beautiful cards, the rose die is so pretty with your watercolor background and the pink stamped roses, so clever!.
Love both your cards, Jenn. There’s always such happy serendipity with watercoloring.! This rose die might just be my favorite!!
great backgrounds for this die. . . beautiful!
I love your second card. Beautiful background to show case the flowers
Both of these cards are fabulous!
Both of these cards are gorgeous!!
Both backgrounds look great with the die cut. Well done.
Such pretty cards. I need to drop a piece of CS on my desk sometime when I’m cleaning up. What are the chances MINE would end up looking like that? (I could only HOPE!) Haha
WOW! What a happy ‘accident’ LOVE the colorful background, it’s just beautiful!
Really pretty cards!!
Both are so pretty – but the the pink and black one really caught my eye!
HOW COOL that you found a stamp set to match these dies!!!! 😉 BOTH of your cards look FABULOUS!!!!! 😉
I so like the effect you produced by using the rose background with the die that matches.
wow I love your second card. the coloring is perfect. good job.
Love the water colors on the second card! The bright pink and black on the first card really look fabulous together. 🙂
[This may be a duplicate comment. Transmission challenges] Sometimes when I am water coloring, the sheet that I am mixing my colors is frequently prettier than what I am working on. The colors on you second card – Your un-planned “surprise” water color – are exquisite. Adding the die cuts were perfect.
I sometimes think that the area where I am mixing my watercolors can be prettier than what I am acutally working on. Your non-planned surprised watercolor on you second card is exquisite!
your card is wonderful
have a nice day
Love the pop of colors on the backgrounds of your cards. These cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing. Love this release.
Beautiful colorful will designed cards.
Love the Roses die cut. So versatile for different situations.
Terrific job on both cards. I really like the colors you selected on the watercoloring card.
Both cards are fantastic. Just the best. Love the colors and the use of the die!
Gorgeous card. I like that single roses die. Perfect background!
Gorgeous card. That single roses are my favorite dies!!!! Perfect background!
Such bright and pretty cards! I love these flowers!
So beautiful – I especially love the black die cuts against the colour background. Very sophisticated!
Love the colors in your card!! And I love the flower dies!
Beautiful idea!!! Even if it was ‘accidental’ 🙂
Love the colors of your cards!!!
Just love the watercolor effect. Love the SSS has stamps and die cuts that work so well with each. other.
Love your backgrounds with the single rose die!
Beautiful cards! Love the colors!
Beautiful cards, but the 2nd, watercolored card really speaks to me!
Gorgeous cards, Jenn! Love ’em both! ♥
Love the background on that first card, Jenn, and the stickles, too!
Gorgeous cards! Love all the bright color son the background then the pop from the die cut!
What great cards, elegant and nice colors too.
Love the flower die. I like the distress water coloring.
Love the second card. Funny how the colors all worked out for the background 🙂
I think I really *need that single rose die! Your cards are fabulous!
Great classic creations in your Fabulous style, love both and so inspirational!
those swirls in black are very hypnotic! love the moden feel of the black
Sparkly scribbly flowers, yes please! Love these!!!
So Pretty. Love how you made the stitched whirl background and the cute little curly die cuts:)
Gorgeous cards. I really love these flower dies.