I am SO happy that this blog hop day is here! There has been a lot of work going on to making this a fun event for everyone to enjoy! Many brands from the crafting industry have all come together to create one exciting "Masterpiece' to share with you! Well...The time has come! The full list of all the blog links is at the bottom of my post! SO many fantastic bloggers are participating!
The blog hop today is to celebrate the launch of an awesome LIMITED EDITION collection of products and it's called the Masterpiece Box! The box features 15 products from 10 different manufacturers and it sells for $199.99. This is a savings off the full retail of all the products... However, the box isn't about savings. It's more about about bringing you something super special and exciting. The Masterpiece Box features new releases from many of the industries finest brands! Simon Says Stamp, Tim Holtz, Hero Arts, Altenew, Mama Elephant, Altenew, Clearly Besotted, WPlus9, Reverse Confetti, and Memory Box.
The box contains never before released stamp sets, dies, and ink pads. If you get a Masterpiece Box, you are receiving all of these products before they are released to everyone else. Please note that supplies are LIMITED. Once SSS is sold out of the Masterpiece Box, they will NOT be restocking.
I have three cards to share with you today - made with some of the awesome new stamps and dies from the Masterpiece Box. My cards today feature the products from Altenew, Reverse Confetti and Hero Arts! I shared three other cards yesterday made with products from Simon Says Stamp, Tim Holtz, and Mama Elephant! CLICK HERE to see my other post!
My first card today was made with the lovely new Altenew stamp set called Floral Frame! I chose to use just the leaves from this set because they were so elegant and pretty. I wanted somewhat of a vivid Fall look to my card, so I used my Kuretake Zig Markers in shades of red, yellow and orange.
The first step was to heat emboss with white embossing powder the leaves randomly onto watercolor paper. Then I die cut the panel using the Stitched Rectangles dies from Simon Says Stamp. I had a lot of fun watercoloring with my markers and some clear water. Kept it very loose and free form. After the yellow, orange and red were dry I used a teal color to fill in the spaces. I really love this color combination. Warm, yet still fresh and happy!
I mounted my watercolor layer onto a Fog card base using foam squares. I added a few Droplets from PPP for some sparkle and dimension! (supply links at the end of my post!)
My next card is a baby card featuring the Cute as a Button stamp set and matching onesie die from Reverse Confetti! SO CUTE! One of my go to themes for baby boy cards is to use nautical elements and colors. I love blue, red and kraft together with these adorable sailboats on the paper!
I started with a crisp white card base and layered kraft onto it first. Then I used my patterned papers to create a horizontal point of interest. I stamped and die cut everything and attached it all to my card. Some red and white twine and a few enamel dots finished off the project!
My third card today featured the beautiful Hero Arts Layering Cardinal stamp set! SO perfect for Christmas! The main bird stamp has three different layers and it comes out so beautifully! I used my MISTI to get exact placement and alignment of my stamped layers. I used two shades of red, and then a deep rich black on top. This is quintessentially Christmas!
I used the branches and leaves to create a little place for my cardinal to rest. This is a square card - finished size is 4.5 x 4.5 inches. I used a few enamel dots to mimic holly berries and to add a touch of red to the branches.
So those are my cards for today's blog hop! I'm so glad you came by today! As always, Simon Says Stamp is very generous with prizes for today! Each stop on the hop will give away a $25 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp store. We will draw winners from the comment section on each blog and the winners will be announced Monday afternoon (the 18th) on the SSS Blog! Good Luck!
*** Note about the Crazy Dogs stamp set: SSS started taking pre-orders for the Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps last week. Since this stamp set is included in the box, anyone who purchased the box can cancel their pre-order for the stamp set. The Masterpiece Box is on sale NOW!
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