I Love SSS Day Two & Blog Hop

Hi there! I’m back today with Day Two of the I Love Simon Says Stamp Week. (Click HERE for Day One.) This post is also part of a fun Blog Hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, Believe in the Season.

I’m sharing a couple of cards that features embossed foil cardstock…

I love THIS foil cardstock, especially for holiday cards. I thought I would share a few tips on embossing on this specialty cardstock in case you want to give it a try too…

*I made sure to apply THIS powder bag all over the cardstock to prevent embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn’t. I do this any time I emboss, but it’s especially important with specialty cardstock.

*To prevent warping, I taped down the cardstock to a board using THIS tape. I did this after stamping the background using VersaMark ink.

*After sprinkling on THIS silver embossing powder, I applied heat with THIS heat gun. You want to make sure to keep the heat gun moving. If you leave it on one spot too long, it will start to melt the paper (especially with this foiled finish).

I used THIS background stamp and I really like it’s size. I cut the embossed pattern in half so I would have more pieces for future cards. Using the MISTI made it easy to get good coverage. For the flowers, I heat embossed the images from THIS set using the same embossing powder on to THIS cardstock. I used THESE watercolors to add color used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out.

KEEP HOPPING
Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop. Click HERE to visit the next stop on the hop, my talented friend, Kelly Latevola. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. 
GIVEAWAY
Want to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? Just leave a comment below. I will randomly choose one comment from this post to win! You have until Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. EST to enter. Good Luck. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll be back Monday with Day Three’s project of I Love Simon Says Stamp week. 
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491 Comments

  1. Margaret O'Meara
    November 13, 2016

    Beautiful! Love the cards and how different they look by just the use of color.

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  2. Kailash
    October 31, 2016

    Have you announced a winner for this hop yet???

    Reply
  3. JimandPeg Zeleznik
    October 27, 2016

    I already put this post in my file of "special cards"! I really liked the techniques you used for the Christmas cards–they turned out just beautiful! Thanks again for sharing! (Peg)

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  4. Sheila
    October 27, 2016

    Love working with the foil…shimmer, shine…Great cards!

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  5. Erica Brusca
    October 26, 2016

    SO pretty! Love the blue poinsettia.

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  6. Becky
    October 25, 2016

    Beautiful Cards!!!!

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  7. Teresa Godines #6857
    October 25, 2016

    Love the foil layer. Very pretty

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  8. Helen Gullett
    October 25, 2016

    GORGEOUS cards with those poinsettia and foil background!

    Reply
  9. hilhashi
    October 25, 2016

    Love the turquoise foil embossing! So pretty!

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  10. cassie
    October 25, 2016

    Love these cards!

    Reply
  11. Kathy Eddy
    October 25, 2016

    These are soooo pretty. Love that foil.

    Reply

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