Good morning - and welcome to Day 2 of a special Simon Says Stamp blog hop to celebrate the special Friends Release that happened last December! Since there wasn't a blog hop at the time of the release, SSS wanted to make sure it had it's time to shine - and of course celebrate with some fabulous prizes as well!
Late last year I discovered the fun of making watercolor galaxy backgrounds - and have been a bit addicted to them ever since! When I posted my first ones, I had several requests for a video tutorial - it took me FOREVER to get around to it (sorry!) - but I finally did make a video for the background I used on this card! The new From the Rooftops stamp set seemed like the perfect set to use for one of these backgrounds.
I can't help but thing that this background came out looking almost like an aurora borealis, which is perfect for this card! Here is that video:
For the rest of the card that went over the background, I used my favorite stamp set from this release, From the Rooftops. I stamped the mountain range several times, cut them out, and colored them with just two shades of Copic markers. I layered them all together behind a snowy hill cut with SSS Drifting Stitches dies, and added sparkly Nuvo drops on the tops of the mountains.
I die cut a rectangle from my galaxy background using SSS Wonky Rectangles, and added my mountains and snow drift over the top with foam adhesive. Sentiments from From the Rooftops were stamped and heat embossed on black cardstock, trimmed down, and then mounted with foam adhesive as well. Finished off by mounting the entire panel on a Fog cardbase!
GIVEAWAY INFO: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon at every stop along the hop - so make sure and leave some love as you hop along for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.
Now - here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop:
Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)
Just for fun and extra inspiration - here are a couple more cards I made with this new release, and actually featuring the same stamp set as well! Click to see more details on either of them!
Original post HERE
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