How exciting to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp's Blog Hop, celebrating Simon's Cozy Hugs release on the Simon Blog! I have used the beautiful new Budding Branches dies to make both my cards I am sharing with you today, along with the new Peace on Earth Script sentiment die on the first card!...
I die cut the branches from white cardstock and colored with markers. I die cut the sentiment and layered. I adhered both the branches and sentiment onto a panel that I had embossed snowflakes(a very old cuttlebug folder). Super simple! I had tried the sentiment in silver, as well, but LOVED the white on white, making the colors of the branches and berries really stand out! Here's a close up...
The second one, the same die a little diffeerent look...
I colored with green and red markers again. I had the idea of using a sentiment with love at Christmas, so went looking through all my stamps for something that would "go" with my idea and the branches. I found the Simon Heart of Christmas stamp set...perfect! All I had to do was dot the berries to make them glossy/shiny. I have found that using Tonic drops will sometimes change the red ink that I color the berries with...maybe it's a "red" thing?!. So....I decided to try touching up the berries with a red marker OVER the finished berries. I thought it might take away the shine, but it DIDN'T!! Here's a picture, below, of 1/2 the berries colored with one of my colored markers, ane the ones on the right still has only the initial color under the tonic drops...the originals of these berries weren't as light as I've had them in the past, I actually like both of these, but just wanted to show you that you CAN darken a glossy surface with a marker without losing the shine...
I had the thought of embossing or stamping the heart panel of the card, but I just loved it plain white...simplicity...my favorite! Here's a close up of the card...
I had SO much fun making my cards...now it's your turn for some fun!
Simon is generously giving a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our comment sections, so the more hop blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Blog on Wednesday, October 12th, so make sure you check the Simon Blog on the 12th, to see if you are a winner!! If you are a winner, you can email Simon to claim your prize.
The list of participants in today's hop are listed below...
Lisa Addesa<-----You are HERE!
A couple things before I go...don't forget the offer in the banner at the top of my post! Simon is offering a Giant Hugs Card Wrap die free with any $75 purchase! Simply use the code COZY when checking out, to get this gift! Just remember, the offer is only good until the end of the day on October 9th, OR until supplies last!Second...there is another blog hop tomorrow! So please visit the Simon Blog tomorrow, for another day of celebration and inspiration!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and keep on hopping!!
These cards are just a reminder why I fell in love with your work a long long time ago! Simply beautiful Lisa!ReplyDelete
Both cards are beautiful, but the second one is truly a stunner!ReplyDelete
Beautiful crisp cards. Great tip for the berries.ReplyDelete
I'm a real fan of the white on white! And I appreciate your comment on how you modified the berry colorReplyDelete
Nice clean and simple card. Very classy looking.ReplyDelete
Elegant and classy. I love the white on these cards, and they would be ideal for mailing.ReplyDelete
Your cards are simply stunning!ReplyDelete
so simple yet so elegant! It's so beautiful!ReplyDelete
So clean ans so beautiful!ReplyDelete
So simple yet serene. Lovely.ReplyDelete
Lisa, I am loving your creativity. Both of your cards are gorgeous and inspiring!ReplyDelete
Spectacular cards. I love the simplicity of your style and purity of these cards ❤🤍ReplyDelete
What a SINPLEY BEAUTIFUL card. Am ordering both dies.ReplyDelete
CAS beauties, Lisa! Thanks for the tip on coloring over Tonic drops!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love the white!ReplyDelete
I LOVE your CAS designs!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
I Love the classic and elegant look of these cards.ReplyDelete
Your cards are so beautiful and elegant!ReplyDelete
These are stunning!ReplyDelete
Love the clean and simple look of both cards.
Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your talent.
Wow!! These are so clean, so pristine, so GORGEOUS!!! I love them both. Thanks for the info about coloring on top of enamel dots!ReplyDelete
Lori S in PA
So clean and pretty!ReplyDelete
I love the simple and clean look of your cards. Very elegant!ReplyDelete
Love the style of these cards and the shiny berries! :)ReplyDelete
What gorgeous cards. They are simple but so very elegantReplyDelete
Both cards are gorgeous!!! I love that the snow on the first card is embossing. White on white is gorgeous and I love how you colored the mistletoe.ReplyDelete
Stunning!! I love the clean and simple feel.ReplyDelete
Love your cards! Really appreciate this simple and clean and so effective with minimal products. Thanks for your inspiration!ReplyDelete
Crisp white CAS with style.ReplyDelete
Lisa, your cards are simply beautiful. My favorite kind you make, CAS. I saw the photos of the card on Simon's instagram and instantly knew you made them!! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration you continue to provide.ReplyDelete
Love how elegant and beautiful these cards are - thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Your cards are simple, yet elegant. I love that style of cardmaking and how beautiful your cards are.ReplyDelete
Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your cards are so beautiful!!ReplyDelete
I love white cards with a little color. BeautifulReplyDelete
I love how crisp and fresh these cards are. I can't stop coming back and looking at themReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! I love the greenery and the fabulous design of the 'Peace on Earth' die! Lovely sentiment on your second card too!ReplyDelete
So beautifully elegant!!!ReplyDelete
Such classy and elegant cards!ReplyDelete
Your creativity is truly inspiring!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the prominent white, it makes your colors POP! Merry Merry!ReplyDelete
I love them both. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Fresh and clean elegance like the first snow! Purchased these dies yesterday so I'm eager to try the sprig tucked in the window
Really like the heart card; simple but striking.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. Clean and simple andReplyDelete
restful. thanks for sharing
Two beautiful cards, Lisa. I especially love the heart card - so elegant!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your amazing talents to inspire us. I love this release SO much. TFSReplyDelete
So crisp, clean and elegant!ReplyDelete
What an beautiful and elegant cards! Gorgious.ReplyDelete
These are really lovelyReplyDelete
These are my favorite of the entire 2 days hop. (Yes, I'm working it in reverse.)ReplyDelete
Great cards helps a lot with ideas for ChristmasReplyDelete
Marisela Delgado said: So lovely. firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Really like the simple elegance of your use of white on white with just a bit of color.ReplyDelete
Great cards. The heart one is so elegant!ReplyDelete
Your cards are both lovely! The budding branches are gorgeous, and I love the clean, sophisticated layouts you used for both card designs. Awesome work!ReplyDelete
Beautifully elegant cards, I love them!!!ReplyDelete
Your cards are amazing. The white on white is a favorite of mine. I love that look wth a touch of color. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
The berries and branches are so pretty and simple. LoveReplyDelete
The details and coloring of the die cut make for a wonderful card! Love this look!ReplyDelete
Elegant! White on white has always been a favorite. That simple berries and branch is just the right pop!ReplyDelete
So stunning and elegant, love your CAS creations!ReplyDelete
So elegant and beautiful!ReplyDelete
Two beautiful and elegant cards.ReplyDelete
Wow!!! These are really Stunning cards!!!!ReplyDelete
Always looking for simple but beautiful cards when I need to do a bunch of them. This fits the bill!!ReplyDelete
Not just elegant but pure as well. Wonderful job.ReplyDelete
What lovely cards! I love the simple elegance of them!ReplyDelete
Very impressive cards.ReplyDelete
Wow, these are so elegant!ReplyDelete