Happy Friday everyone! Today is day two of the Simon Says Stamp Making Spirits Bright release blog hop, and I’m so thrilled you have stopped by. If you are already hopping along with us, you should have arrived from my talented friend Yana Smakula’s blog! However, if you are just joining in, you can find the entire hop list below!
I die cut the stars from watercolor paper and painted both them and the background with my Daniel Smith and Winsor and Newton watercolors. To make the stars and the background more interesting, I also took some Prima Metallic Accents and added strokes, flecks and splatters. The Metallic Accents have a beautiful shimmer and when the paint catches the light, the shine is incredible!
The sentiment “O Holy Night” is cut from vellum and Tonic Studios’ Mirror Card in Satin Purple Mist. I have loved using the new Mirror cardstock and this purple color brings out the violet hues in the background.
For some final embellishing, I used some Tonic Nuvo Drops in the White Gloss color to create extra “stars” in the background. As a side note, the silver embossed stars you see there as well are from Simon’s Merry and Bright stamp set.
I hope you will be checking out the video below to see how I made the card, including the in-lay die cut background and the watercolor technique! Also remember to hop along with us in the Making Spirits Bright release blog hop! Details can be found below the video.
Thanks for visiting me today! I’ll be back very soon with more ideas to share!
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KEEP HOPPING + GIVEAWAYS!
Don’t forget to keep hopping along to the other stops in this fabulous hop! Your next stop is the talented Suzy Plantamura. You can also find the entire list here:
Nina-Marie Trapani – that’s me! :)
Simon is also extremely generous and is giving away a $25 gift certificate to every stop on the hop! Simply leave a comment on this post and all the other blogs in the hop for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Tuesday.
Also remember that this is day two of the Making Spirits Bright blog hop; if you missed day one, you can see it here.
And finally, don’t forget to visit the Simon brand galleries for the new Making Spirits Bright release; there is always new inspiration being posted there of projects using this fun release! Plus you can add your own projects that you make with any products from the Making Spirits Bright collection!
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