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Thursday, October 5, 2023

SSS Season of Wonder Release!

 Hello!  Hope your October is off to a great start.  Simon Says Stamp has a new release called Season of Wonder now available in the shop.  You can see the full release here.   Simon was so kind and sent me the super pretty layering stamp set called Fresh Air Holiday Tree.  Take a look at what I made.

What do you think of my pink tree?  This is actually the third card I made with the stamp set.  Sadly, the first card didn't make the cut.  I used distress inks in Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry.   After I stamped all the layers, I decided that I wanted to add some embossing, but I had removed the final layering stamp from my stamping tool.  Then I remembered that you can add embossing powder to distress ink before it completely dries.   So, I applied some SSS Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder, created a mess removing the excess and then heat set it.   The embossing powder only stuck in random sections of the top layer.  That happened to be the Picked Raspberry and I love how it deepened the color in some areas.  I die cut the piece and adhered it to a panel of light pink cardstock that I embossed with a Simon Says Stamp snowflake embossing folder.  I then added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology mirror stars.  The sentiment is from a different Simon Says Stamp set called Holiday Gift Giving.  I tried using the sentiments from the Fresh Air Holiday Tree set, but the sentiments are curved and when I stamped one of the sentiments on the first card panel, I made I just didn't like the look.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink (after trying it in Picked Raspberry) and then die cut it with the matching die.  I love this tree in pink!

For this card I used traditional Christmas colors when stamping my trees.  I used Altenew Fresh inks in Evergreen, Forest Glade and Frayed Leaf.   There are two additional layers in the stamp set that will add the tiny ornaments or a scalloped banner.  I added the small ornaments on both trees with dark red ink and then added Stickles in Frosted Lace on top.   The sentiment is also from the Holiday Gift Giving set, as well.  This time I stamped it in the red I used for the ornaments and then die cut it with the matching die.  The Holiday Gift Giving set has a stamp that creates the look of falling snow.  I stamped that at the top of the panel with watermark ink, added the Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder (that time I didn't make a mess, lol!) and heat set it.  The stars were stamp with Altenew Fresh ink in Sunray.  Adhered my panel to a white cardstock base with foam tape and then added the sentiment.   Two Christmas cards down... more to come, lol!

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Hope you will check out the release.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Lisa Elton said...

Two terrific cards, Rosemary! I like your pink tree too!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two great takes on that layered tree set, Rosemary!! Both are wonderful, but that pink tree was my fave!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love your pink tree Rosemary, it's so pretty and feminine. Your traditional tree looks so different, they could be different stamps. Love them both
Faith x

Greta said...

Gotta say--your cards make me want that tree! I adore the pink card, which won't surprise you! But I love the traditional colors, too!