Hi there! Today, I am thrilled to be taking part in the second day of the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle Blog Hop. We are celebrating the stunning new release and hopping along with tons of inspiration to share with you using the new products. You should have arrived here from Heather Hoffman, and your next stop is Jennifer Kotas. You can also start back at the beginning at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.
I am a huge fan of monochromatic projects, and I am an even bigger fan of non-traditional holiday color palettes. I was searching through my Simon Says Stamp product when I was brainstorming my projects for today, and I came across the stunning Rose Gold Metallic Foil cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and thought how fun and unique it would be to create some shining rose gold snowflakes using the new Sparkling Snowflake Frame and Trio dies. I have a pair of cards to share with you today using these new dies and beautiful foil paper, so let’s get started with the details!
My first card focuses on the frame part of the Sparkling Snowflake Frame and Trio. I began by die cutting it from the Rose Gold Metallic Foil cardstock, as well as cutting a few extra individual snowflakes to create a lovely organic background pattern.
For the card base, I pulled some super pale blush cardstock from my stash and cut it down to an A2 card base size. I then blended some Rosie Cheeks ink around the edges using a Simon Says Stamp Cheeky blending brush. I also splattered some shimmery pearlescent watercolors. I love the effect of the splatters behind the die cut snowflakes; it creates the illusion of different levels of perspective, with large snowflakes close to you and tiny snowflake pinpricks farther away. Before adhering the foil frame over the blended and splattered card base, I placed the frame on the card front and used some of the tiny snowflake stamps in the Holiday Sparkle Greetings stamp set to stamp a mid-size group of snowflakes to my card front using Rosie Cheeks ink.
I adhered my foil snowflakes on my blended, splattered, and stamped card front using liquid adhesive. I heat embossed a greeting from Holiday Sparkle Greetings onto some more of the same blush cardstock using coordinating rose gold embossing powder and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I popped the greeting up on the card front using foam adhesive. Adding that little extra pop of height helps to keep the sentiment die cut from fading into the background!
My second card uses the same color scheme, but features a completely different layout! I began by die cutting several of the standalone snowflakes from the Sparkling Snowflake Frame and Trio from both white cardstock and the Rose Gold Metallic Foil cardstock.
I knew that I wanted to create a focal point in the center of the blush card front, so I used the Simon Says Stamp Cheeky blending brush to lightly blend some Rosie Cheeks ink in the center of the card front. I also added some more pearlescent watercolor splatters using shimmery pearlescent watercolors. (Tip: drop some clean water onto your pearlescent watercolors and allow to sit for a few minutes. This allows the watercolor to activate so that you are able to more easily pick up the shimmery goodness with your paintbrush!) I arranged the snowflakes in a cluster in the center of the blended card front, adhering them with liquid adhesive.
For the greeting, I die cut the detail layer of the Snowy Greetings die several times: once from some sparkling white glitter cardstock, then twice more from plain white cardstock, adhering them together with liquid adhesive. I added the dimensional die cut to a vellum background layer, then added it to the center of the snowflake cluster using some clear dimensional adhesive. The final step was to add some Trinity Stamps Milk Glass gems to add one more element of sparkle and texture to my snowflake cluster. These gems have the added bonus of helping to further create the visual cascade from the top left to the bottom right of the card.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! You can check out another project that I shared using the new Holiday Sparkle release HERE.
Now for some fun giveaways and freebies!
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift card to one winner selected from the comments on each stop on the hop! Simply leave a comment on each stop of the hop for maximum chances to win, then check out the Simon Says Stamp blog on November 16, 2022 to see if your name was selected. You can also enter on all of the stops from Day 1 of the hop, as well, for tons of chances to win!
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Your next stop is Jennifer Kotas. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Carolyn Gargus says
Love these cards!! Beautiful color combos!!
Maria Petkash says
These cards are so beautiful! I love the color of the the Rose Gold Metallic Foil cardstock.
Meghan Kennihan says
These are BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the pink and elegant sentiments!
Melody bundy says
Love these! Rose gold is a favorite of mine and love the non-traditional colors!
Theresa Averitt says
Emily-your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing your lovely and inspirational art!!
Michelle Bethel says
Love the rose gold and pink.
Sharon Gullikson says
What a gorgeous look–the color!
Carolyn C says
I can visualize so many great ways to use that rose gold!
Hannah Baum says
Mary Holshouser says
Love the rose gold.
Usually I don’t care for pink
but these are beautiful cards.
thanks for sharing
Linda BL says
Love the rose gold for the snowflakes. Gorgeous cards!
Deb Lowdermilk says
Such soft beautifully muted colors in this gorgeous card. The snowflake centerpiece is so pretty!
What a beautiful colour combination. The rose gold makes for such a lovely, feminine touch.
Roberta Stokely says
Cheryl Inman says
What a beautiful cards and color combos!
angie veneziale says
I love the pink cards! So pretty!
Gayle I. says
Very elegant cards! Love the soft colors and dimensions!
Terry Deason says
Kathy Eddy says
Love the rose gold with the pink! Stunning!
Love Love snowflakes!
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards with these pretty snowflakes! I love your color combo!
Andrea A Fisher says
Beautiful color choices so soft and sweet!
Maureen R says
Oh Wow!!!! The pink and rose gold look fabulous!!! Beautiful cards!!!
Kay Furnish says
I ordered the cover die set yesterday so I’m tickled pink (or should I say tickled “rosie”?) that you used it today. Love that cardstock from SSS. Beautiful cards.
I love these! Those colors are so pretty together! Thanks for sharing!
Both cards are beautiful! I love the rose gold!
Sally Sherfield says
these are gorgeous, love the colour palette you have chosen.
Kris Reeves says
Rose gold isn’t normally my favorite but you really showcase it here!
Pink and rose gold combos have my heart! Just beautiful!
Janet Durbin says
The gold and pink are fantastic together, love your cards!
I really like the colors you chose. So pretty!
Pauline Godfrey says
Beautiful cards. Love the rose gold!
These are my daughters favorite colors! Maybe these will be her card choice to make & send this year! Your cards are very inspiring.
Heidi O says
What beautifully elegant cards – love the pink and rose gold!
Laura Budke says
The use of rose gold paper! What a beautiful card. Love this!
Love both of them!
The Rose Gold is so pretty, thanks for sharing!
Sue Smith says
Absolutely spectacular ❤🤍❤
Judy Inukai says
Lovely. It’s always nice to see non-traditional colors used on Christmas cards. It makes us think outside the box.
Stacey Kowbel says
Gorgeous cards! I really love the colour palette!
Candy B says
I love the color combination chosen and the overall composition of the card. Beautiful! Thanks so much!
Bunny Hoyle says
I love snowflakes. They love to live at my house. I think it’s because we get so few here in Florida. Your cards are lovely.
I do love that writing pen. It’s lovely.
Maryrose Sanders says
Beautiful card and color combination.
Shar Zar says
The rose gold and pink background are spectacular.
Merrill P says
Lovely snowflake cards, and your staging of the cards is appealing too
Veronica L Hunt says
I love that snowflake die. It is so versatile
Alexandra Y says
Oh my gosh! Those colours are the BEST!!!!
Diane Dupont says
Beautiful! Pink is my favorite color, but I never think of it as a Christmas color. I need to broaden my color horizons! 😂
Really pretty cards
Jeanne Beam says
Both cards are so gorgeous! Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Marisela Delgado says
Beautiful! I love these snowflakes. The Rose gold is so pretty.
Rosemary D says
Beautiful set of cards. Love the soft blush, rose gold and white color combo.
Absolutely love the rosy colors you used on your cards. Gorgeous!
Stunning cards. I love the soft blush colour with the rose gold. Very elegant.
Ann Drummond says
Love the colour scheme you chose Emily.
dorothy ayotte says
Such fun pretty colors using this lovely winter frame!
Leah W. says
Fun! Love the pink! Made me smile. 🙂
Jennifer Mills says
Ordered this snowflake die. Can’t weight to use it.
Jennifer Mills says
Lila McCabe says
Love the pinks and rose gold colors. Pretty!
Brenda H. says
I mean, rose gold is the best! Great cards featuring my favorite “gold”!
Love dthe rose gold treatment on these cards.
Mirella ROGAN says
What a colour combo – love these! The snowy greetings card is my absolute favourite & probably one of my favourite cards from this whole hop!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Stunning and very elegant cards! I love the color combination!
Joyce Maddox says
A soft and elegant winter card using the delicate pink and rose gold combo. The card is simply striking! Thank you for sharing this with us!
loved your colors you used for these cards so beautiful
Such a beautiful color combo. Stunning cards!
Steffi H. says
Shimmer & Pink, a combo that never fails. Your cards are amazing.
Mary-Anne V. says
Beautiful non-traditional colours on these cards.
Wonderful color with style.
Linda Price says
Such beautiful cards! The snowflake frame has so many uses!
I love your color palette! There is so much depth to these cards. They may look simple but look closer. There are many layers to achieve this beautiful look.
Sara Barker says
Oh, my! These are drop dead gorgeous! The pearl watercolors bring out the beauty on the card bases! Wonderful touch!
Ana G says
These are beautiful cards! I love snowflakes and can’t seem to get enough, these non traditional colors inspire me to try new colors other than my usual blues! Lovel
Michele W says
Love the non-traditional colors you used to make theses wonderful cards. Guess I need to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to picking colors. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!
Love your designs!! Thank you for the sharing your ideas!
Sheri Kempke says
Your cards are stunning! The rose gold with pink combo is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jeanne Rice says
I love the soft background colors. Simple and beautiful card.
mary Warren says
Loving the second card using the rose gold metallic card stock!
Patty A Eifert says
LOVE the rose & gold together..so pretty!
Jenna Chapman says
Both of these cards are so soft and wintery. The background is so pretty paired with the rose gold foil diecuts. Very pretty designs!
I love the snowflakes in the unusual colors!
tina Z says
wow, great design!
I’ve always loved pink and brown and you used it such a beautiful way. I love your design and the colors!