DieCember Blog Hop
Wahoo Simon Says Stamp DieCember Blog Hop is on! One of my favourite ways to celebrate a new release is with a hop; they are such fun way to give a flavour of the new products from a range of different designers with different styles :D The hop started over at Simon’s blog so if you’ve not hopped along from there or if you get lost along the way then pop on over to Simon :D
I posted a little look-see of the new DieCember release yesterday with my favourites picks and I couldn’t help breaking a couple of them out today. I love the elegance of the new Delicate Thistle die and living in Scotland the thistle has particular relevance. When I searched Pinterest for ‘thistle’ to make sure I got my colouring right I noticed a lot of gorgeous boutonnieres which inspired this wedding present tag.
The Delicate Thistle is cut from Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card and loosely watercolored before rubbing with Glossy Accents and dunking into a big tub of Stickles Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy. One of the new Large Tags is cut from thin Balsa wood and then a little embossing paste detail added through the Tiny Dots stencil. The thistle along with a Pointed Feather cut from Vellum are gathered onto the tag along with a twine bow and some sequins, pearls and rhinestones to decorate. The sentiment is from the Peace on Earth set (so good to get use of the holiday set all year round) and is stamped in Soft Purple on Neenah solar white card before die cutting with the circle from the Hour Glass dies and tucking in above the bow. Finally a loop of purple twine finished the tag which I used to decorate a white present wrapped in a little strip of frayed linen.
I turned on the video camera while making this tag, although it was a really dark day while filming. I think I need to put a couple of good lamps on my Christmas wish list!
Of course, no Simon hop is complete without a giveaway! Each stop on the hop will receive a Simon Says Stamp prize pack randomly selected by Simon on 04 December :D
One final heads up is that as part of DieCember Simon are having a 50% off sale on selected dies by using code DIES on check out :D
Now it’s time to continue the fun and hop on over to the fabulous …..
love the thistle tag u made. U made me think I need one too. The colours are prefect……net
I was so excited when I saw this Thistle die – I am definitely getting it and will make some cards for my MIL! the balsa wood looks fab!