Hello hello everyone! I am SOOOO excited to be hopping along with a bunch of amazing ladies for the release of Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box! The box features 15 products from 10 different manufacturers and retails for $199.99. It's true retail value is approximately $210, so there is a savings. However, the box isn't about savings. It's more about about bringing something super special and exciting to market. The Masterpiece Box features new releases from many of the industries finest brands!
Please note that supplies are LIMITED. Once Simon Says Stamp sells out of the Masterpiece Box, they will NOT be restocking. If you want the designs ASAP the box is the only way to get them, otherwise each individual set/die will be released starting later this month all the way to December (there is release info on the SSS site with the Masterpiece Box for those eyeing up specific items).
I already posted a couple cards and video using the new Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs set here. That set has been released for pre-order, and if you already pre-ordered it but want to get the Masterpiece Box instead SSS is letting people cancel their pre-orders so you can order the Masterpiece Box instead.
For today's post I made not one but 3 cards using the new SSS Oh Happy Day stamp set that comes in the Masterpiece Box:
I started with just one card then I couldn't stop!
The first thing I thought of when I saw this set was how perfect the "Oh Happy Day" sentiment would look with my Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink sponged over it LOL! So of course that's what I did with it.
And the inside:
While I was fussy cutting the flowers on the first card the idea for the second card popped in my head. Instead of cutting anything out I stamped all the images onto the Distress Watercolor card stock, embossed them then sponged the ink over:
I splattered some Copic Opaque White that I'd thinned out a bit with water over the panel just to add some more dimension.
I ended up using the leftover piece from die cutting the main panel and adhering it to the inside of the card. I finished it off by stamping the outline flowers with a couple of the same Distress Inks I'd used for the sponging.
Finally card #3 - I felt the solid flower in the set needed some love too - plus I was dying to see how it would look embossed on vellum:
I used all the same supplies as the first two cards except I added vellum:
I finished off the inside by stamping the images with the same Distress Inks that I used on the front of the card, then added a sentiment from the stamp set stamped with SSS Intense Black ink and that was it!
To see how these cards were made check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <-----click!
Next stop on the hop is Virginia Lu's blog <-------click!
Now if you weren't already hopping along all the blog posts participating in this hop make sure to go check them out! There is TONS of inspiration along this hop (and I am so very honoured to be included among them!), plus if you leave comments at each blog post (including mine!) Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a $25 gift card to SSS at EACH stop on the hop!
ETA: CONGRATS to Priscilla Joseph! You won from my blog! Thank you all for your sweet comments! The full list of winners was posted on the SSS blog here.
Here's the list:
Amy Rysavy (you're here!)