Saturday, November 12, 2022

SSS Holiday Sparkle Blog Hop, Printmaking Pines

 *This post contains affiliate links to Simon Says Stamp


Welcome to Day 2 of Simon's Holiday Sparkle Blog Hop!  The fun all starts at the Simon blog.  You should be arriving here from Alberto Gava's blog, but I'll have the whole list at the bottom of the post in case you need it.

The best part of blog hops are the prizes, right?  Well, not only is Simon giving away $25 to spend in the store to a commenter at every stop, you can also use the code CUTEBAG to get the above holiday pouch with any purchase of $50 or more this weekend.

OK, now onto my cards!

Today I'm showing off my new Printmaking Pines set.  While there are coordinating dies available for this set, today I'm showing off some one layer cards that focus on stamping.

This set is unique to my Printmaking series in that there isn't an outline stamp.  I wanted the trees to be larger, and I just couldn't fit in the outlines.  I promise these are very easy to line up though, and the larger size works perfectly for mini-slimline cards.


This first card features the Pawsitively Saturated Trio 14, which includes Pine, Sage, and Aspen inks.  The tree trunks were stamped with Mocha.

The trees were stamped on a subtle white patterned paper from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiment is from the set.


I added some stitching around the stamped panel for a little rustic texture.

This next card also features stamping on patterned paper.  This print is a little less subtle, and I'm usimg some unconventional colors:  Ocean, Surf, and Limelicious.  The tree trunks were again stamped with Mocha.

When stamping these cards, I actually used two stamping platforms.  Two of tree stamps were placed in the MISTI in two different corners, so I stamped the first, rotated my panel placing it in the opposite corner and stamping the second layer.  In my Tim Holtz stamping platform was the third tree layer as well as the tree trunks.  


The card was finished off with another sentiment from the set as well as a turquoise mat.

Next up, I stamped the trees twice, side by side on a subtle grid paper, to create a patterned paper using some more unconventional colors.


This time I used Surf, Sweets, and Limelicious for the trees, and black for the trunks to give a graphic punch.


The sentiment, also from the set, was embossed in white on black cardstock and the popped up over the panel.  I also added a black mat which shows just on the right and left sides.

This last card is my favorite.


I started with a medium green cardstock, stamping the first two layers with Pine and Field, and gold embossing the third layer as well as the sentiment.  The trunks were again stamped with Mocha.

Lastly, I inked the edges of the panel with Pine to give it lovely glow. 


I hope I gave you guys some ideas for how to use this set as well as show off the variety of looks you can get from it. 

Your next stop is Anna-Karin Evaldsson, and the full hop list is below.  Happy hopping!

62 comments:

  1. These trees are sooo funky and fun!

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  2. I really like your versatile trees. Very cool

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  3. I love all the options of this great set! I love it's simplicity, but it packs a punch!

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  4. So pretty! Simple and elegant - just perfect!

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  5. Love these trees, so cute and funky!

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  6. I've been looking for little trees for a couple years ever since a friend sent me a store bought card with them. I've come close to getting one set I thought might work, but couldn't decide. This set is what I checked out as soon as I got the email about the release. When I saw your last card as one of the samples, I knew I wanted this set! Might not be able to get it now, but eventually it will happen!

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  7. Love the bright colors of the trees and that last card is stunning.

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  8. I love these awesome tree designs! Great color combo for your beautiful cards! Lots of possibilities with the trees!

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  9. All three of your cards are beautiful but I'm in love with the last one. Those shades of green...stunning!

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  10. So many color options to choose from!

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  11. I love these cards!!! Soooo Cute & Fun!!!

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  12. What great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great cards created with a great stamp set!

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  14. Fabulous cards! I'm loving those multi colored trees!

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  15. Wow fabulous trees, love your cards.

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  16. I was hoping someone would make cards with this set as I wanted to see how it was used! Well done!

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  17. It amazes me what you can do with one stencil set. Just by changing the colors, you changed the entire mood of the cards. Something there for everyone on your mailing list! And that is totally awesome!

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  18. Great cards! Love all the different trees!

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  19. So fun! And I appreciate you demonstrating them without using the dies. It is beautiful!

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  20. Gorgeous cards, would be perfect for mass producing a little notecard gift set!

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  21. Love these happy trees in all the gorgeous colors. Nicely done!

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  22. What a great idea using more than one stamp platform. Thanks so much!

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  23. Great cards!
    I like the wide variety of colors you used.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. What a fun set. There are so many possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Love the trees! So versatile, love how you used them

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  26. Love the various ways you used the set. My favorite is the pink and turquoise.

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  27. These are kinda quirky and fun. Love the variety you can make. [Bunny]

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  28. You have sold me on those trees! They look so cute on your card and I love how you have showed how versatile they are!

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  29. Such awesome cards! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  30. What super fun cards. Love the way they all look so different!

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  31. This set is so great! I love how you used it! Colors are pure perfection!

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  32. I don't know how you could choose a favourite from all those beautiful cards - they are all wonderful!

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  33. Yes, you have given fabulous ideas on using these stamps. The cards are both modern and retro.

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  34. These trees are so fun and such a great way to mix it up on a card.

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  35. These trees are so fun! I love the different looks you created on your cards! Fantastic color combinations!

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  36. Great showcase on how to use this product.

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  37. I can't wait to play with this stencil. I love all the color options you did!

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  38. These are super fun, and showcase the versatility of the set so well - I love every colour combo!

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  39. Love the modern vibe and colors for these cards!

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  40. Love this modern card with rich and vibrant colors, and geometric shapes! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  41. Love how a change in color really changes the mood... even on a clean and simple card. Very inspiring!

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  42. Love your modern tree cards! Such pretty colors.

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  43. This showcases that stamp set so we'll. Love your ideas.

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  44. Love these trees and your entire printmaking series.

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  45. The printmaking trees lend themselves to a wonderful variety.

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  46. So many different color combinations with Printmaking Pines set. A style for everyone. Very versatile. It's hard to choose a favorite.

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  47. Wasn't too impressed with this stamp until I saw your cards, which are beautiful. It's so versatile and simple and can go elegant or funky.

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  48. These trees really speak to those geometric nerds out there, really perfect! Love em!

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  49. Cute cards! Especially love the green and gold. Simply elegant!

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  50. I love the printmakers stamps. Need to add this to my collection.

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  51. Love the printmaker Trees stamp. Wow!

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  52. Love all of your trees card. Thanks for all of the inspiration on the many ways to use this cool stamp set!

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  53. Wowzer!! I love all your cards and all the non-traditional colors! That last one is beautiful and truly looks like it's glowing!

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  54. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card making techniques. I look forward to your next creation!

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