Happy December 1st my friend….last month of the year WOW – Time flies when you are having fun. Today there is a NEW RELEASE from Simon Says Stamp – Diecember. The entire release is all fabulous new dies and I have a few of them to share with you today and a list of the rest that I’m totally in love with and need haha.
See the end of this post for the entire list of new dies in this release.
I had to play with this one first, LOVE snowflakes and snowflake dies and they are not just for Christmas, they make great winter Birthday cards too. This is a beautifully detailed die which I am showcasing two ways.
Diecember Card #1:
- I blended Distress Oxides Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 panel of white card stock – the card front.
- Let it dry and then splatted white paint over it.
- Next I die cut the image out saving the blue snowflake for another card, and cutting a second snowflake out of white to inlay.
- I blended the same oxides on the front of the card base, attached the card front over it, and then glued in the white snowflake.
- I blended another small piece of card stock so that I could white heat emboss the sentiment which is from SSS Holiday Greetings Mix 1
The supply list for both these cards is at the very end of this post
Diecember Card #2 – on the right
- Same ink blending on the front of the card base, and the white paint splatter.
- I die cut the snowflake from a 3-3/4 x 5 panel of white card stock.
- Attach a piece of (overhead projector plastic) to the back of this piece.
- I went around the snowflake outline on the back with a thin strip of foam tape to raise it up.
- Piled a bunch of sequins in the middle of the front of the card
- Laid the white die cut piece on top to create my shaker card.
- The sequins are Simon Says Stamp Raindrops for both cards.
Not only does this die have a beautifully detailed cut out snowflake, it adds two layers of stitching to the outside piece as well, allowing you to use the positive and the negative image for card making.
Next Up, we have a new Two Layer Thank you Die….I LOVE this, because you can change out the background shadow die color and the thank and you are separate.
Diecember Card #3
- For this card, I blended Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides on a 4 x 5-1/4 panel of white. Where they meet and overlap turns a beautiful green.
- Once the ink was dry, I clear embossed the Pretty Peonies background stamp from Simon Says Stamp across it. I wanted the images to be the same color as the background, hence the clear embossing powder.
- Distress oxide ink is activated by water, so I took a water brush and wet the images inside the flowers and leaves and dabbed up the ink with a paper towel to create this pretty ghost effect. This is on my video to do list, as it’s a lovely technique and really simple.
- I embellished with a few sequins from the SSS Spring Flowers collection.
Diecember Card #4
- My final share for today, the Art Supplies die set, FABULOUS for all your crafty friends.
- It cuts out the paint pallet, the paint circles, the scissors, and handles for the scissors, the paint brush, silver neck on the brush, and the brush end itself.
- I used the Thank you die again.
- The background is a piece of SSS woodgrain card stock (it comes in white), so I blended Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn all over it with my life changing brushes.
- This die is great for dumpster diving into your scrap bin for little pieces of different colors, I had a lot of fun making this one.
Here is the entire list of the new releases and as always, these new releases sell out quickly, so if there is one you like, order soon.
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