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Simon Says Stamp - All The Joy Release Blog Hop, Day 1

Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Day 1 of Simon Says Stamp's All The Joy Release Blog Hop! I've got a festive card that shimmers and sparkles for you today.

We going to use a stash of Distress Ink water-colored backgrounds on our gorgeous Bountiful Berries die-cut for a painterly effect amid all that bling!

Simon Says Stamp has a rainbow of Glitter Cardstock that I will be using all month in my project for some "in-your-face" sparkles, but we will also add a more subtle shimmer with one of my favorite sprays.

Now let's review the key supplies for today's project:

Supplies are linked throughout the post and then again in the Supplies Section at the end of this post. Check out the entire All The Joy release by clicking the image below:

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Doing my happy dance because my favorite season is almost here!

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Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Embossed Layer: 4 " x 5 1/4"




Distress Ink (ReInkers or Pads): Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive




  • Emboss a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using the Holly and Pine 3D Embossing folder

  • Mist the embossed panel with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spray and set aside to dry


I keep a stash of backgrounds to die-cut for projects as needed. Here's a little rainbow of a few of them for some eye-candy!

The best way to explain how to make the backgrounds is to show you. Take a peek at the video below for a full walkthrough and then make 4 distress Watercolored Backgrounds using the following colors: Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint

TIP: You can speed up the process a lot and shorten the drying time by dabbing up some of the water on the inked paper with a paper towel (after letting it sit for about 10 seconds) and then completing the drying process with a heat tool. Repeat the inking, dabbing and drying process to create more splotches/variations in the background.



  • Using the backgrounds, die-cut the Bountiful Berries Layers as follows:

    • Berries Top Layer - Festive Berries

    • Berries Bottom Layer - Aged Mahogany

    • Leaves Top Layer - Crushed Olive

    • Leaves Bottom Layer - Peeled Paint

  • Layer the Berries and leaves and adhere with Craft Glue

  • Die-cut the Joyful sentiment (word) out of Crimson Glitter Cardstock

  • Die-cut the Joyful sentiment (outline) out of Vellum

  • Layer the sentiment and adhere with Craft Glue

  • Die-cut the Rustic Sprig out of Gold Glitter Cardstock


  • Arrange and adhere the Rustic Sprig and Bountiful Berries die-cuts on top of the embossed panel

  • Pop-up the sentiment with Foam Squares and adhere to the embossed panel

  • Adhere the embossed panel with Craft Glue to an A2 card base


The shimmery mist makes the embossing even more special

Why stop with ONE type of shimmer when you can have glitter too??? :-)

I think that the watercolor backgrounds give the die-cuts a pretty painterly effect.

A very festive addition to your Holiday Card options!

Last look!


I want to make sure that you get the most of today's blog hop, so please take note Lovelies:

  • Be sure to explore the All The Joy Gallery that is packed with inspiration from this release!!!

  • Don't forget to snag your Holy Stars Stencil by following the steps below:

  • Comment to on this post to be eligible to win a $25 coupon from Simon Says Stamp. Winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 8th of November. Winner should email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize

  • Check out the full supply list below for your shopping convenience

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon Lovelies! Now, do go and check out what the oh-so-so-creative Bibi Cameron has in store for you!




I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. Simon Says Stamp's All The Joy Release products were provided as part of my Design Team package. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with

97 comentários

I love how you combined the products. So pretty!


So pretty. Love the glitter


06 de nov. de 2023

So pretty and sparkly and I like the embossed background.


Shar Zar
Shar Zar
06 de nov. de 2023

Oh so elegant.


Sara Barker
Sara Barker
05 de nov. de 2023

Great details on this gorgeous card; love the shimmery embossed background. Also I love the tip on the water colored backgrounds to have on hand for the die cuts. Going to bookmark that video to watch later. Thanks for your inspiration and hard work!

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