Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! I am so happy to take part in the Simon Says Stamp Believe in the Season Blog Hop today, in celebration of their new release. You should have come here from the fabulous Kelly Latevola.
I love Christmas and winter crafting and the Believe in the Season release is packed with wonderful new dies and stamps. Many of them will work perfectly for other themes too, not only for Christmas.
You can see the full Believe in the Season release here. Don't miss all the inspiration along the hop, and of course there are prizes to be won too.
I made an art journal page and a card, and both are stepped tutorials. Let's start with the journal page.
The Believe in the Season dies and stamps are not only great for cardmaking, but also for art journaling and scrapbooking. I made a peaceful winter scene for my art journal, building a forest of trees standing in deep snow. If you'd rather make a card, you can easily adapt the design to work on a smaller surface. The techniques I am sharing are, as usual, applicable to lots of different projects.
These are the stamps from Believe in the Season that I used: Circle Doodle Background, Color Me Trees, and Poinsettia.
And these are the dies: Peyton Ornament, Corbel Tree Collage and Northern Lights Snowflakes. I also added a few additional SSS dies.
The scene was painted with Prima's watercolours, using three shades of blue and one of purple. As you can see, the embossed impressions will resist the paint, as will the areas where Micro Glaze was applied. I really love Micro Glaze, it produces such great textured results.
I also made a quick Christmas card. I found a piece of watercolour cardstock in my scrap folder, which had been misted with Distress Spray Stains and decided to use that. The card has a transparent base, which was stamped with the Circle Doodle Background. My favourite part is the bauble, you'll see how I created it below.
The sentiment comes from the Poinsettia set and was stamped with two different colours ink from Hero Arts Vintage Metallic Steel ink pad.
I glued a piece of silver embroidery floss as a hanger for the bauble.
Every participant in the hop will pick a winner for a $25 gift voucher, among posted comments. You have until Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. EST to enter. Next stop is the wonderful Barb Engler, and I am sure you will enjoy her cardmaking inspiration. If you get lost along the hop, you can go back to Simon Says Stamp.
Here are all the stops along the hop:
Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!! And have a fantastic weekend!