It’s Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp DieCember Blog Hop. I’m sharing a new die called the Filigree Message Oval die. It’s a die that allows you to stamp a phrase or message across the delicate filigree oval design. I’m using some additional Simon Says Stamp products to make my inspiration card.
To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I started by die cutting the filigree design from a 5″ X 7″ card front. I saved the die cut pieces to use later. I also die cut the design out of white cardstock, and fussy cut out the entire oval. I cut the design on the stitched edges of the message bar, too. The two filigree pieces were adhered to the front of the card front, layering right on top of the soft gray cutout design. A black square with white lines was added to the top of the filigree to mimic an ornament hanger.
The “believe” word was stamped and die cut. It was also die cut from black craft foam and the foam was adhered to the back of the word. The phrase, “Don’t stop” was also stamped using Versamark and heat embossed in white. The phrase was cut out and set aside.
The long phrase, “hold on to…” was stamped on the message bar, centering over the oval design. The phrase was stamped on the top half of the bar, allowing room for a strip of teal cardstock to be adhered below.
Once the teal strip was in place, the word “believe” and the “don’t stop” phrase were glued in place above the strip. The cutout bits that were saved earlier, were randomly glued above and below the teal strip. White dots were added using a white gel pen. Horizontal strips of colors in pink, aqua, teal, lime, red and white were placed behind the filigree design. Lastly, sequins in pink, aqua, teal, lime green and red were also attached. Then entire card front was adhered to the 5″ X 7″ card base to complete this card.
In case you missed it, here’s another card I made using this sweet, new die. You can find all the details on my blog post here.
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- Our Blog hop will continue on Friday, Dec 6. Stop in on 12/6 at the Simon Says Stamp blog to learn which stops are on the hop!
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Bobbi Lemanski (You are here!)
Thanks for stopping by today!
You can find me on my blog here at BobbiHartDesign.com, Instagram as @BobbiHartDesign and on Facebook as BobbiHartDesign.
Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design,
Adding h♥art into every design
Clever use of this die. It could be used for several holidays!
What a creative layout using this new die. I love the sentiment!
Love your cards! Lots of details make for a great card! I love the great colors you used on the birthday card.
Great idea to use parts of the die cut on the card. Adds perfect dimension. Thanks for the inspiration.
Wow….love the look of the multicolor paper behind the shimmer dies. Lots of detail without a lot of piecing.
Soo Bright and cheery!!!
love your birght and colourful happy cards
Oh my – that is so adorable – I see Easter cards in my future with that die. Love it.
I love the new shimmer dies, thanks for showcasing them
They are just so pretty.
Super cute cards!
The filigree die shows off those beautiful colours so well.
Beautiful card. Love that die!
cute, fun cards, Bobbi!
Love the Believing sentiment with the filigree ornament!
I wouldn’t have looed twice at the ornament die. Glad I saw what you did with it!
That filigree Message Die is so delicate and lovely! I can see it being you used for many different cards! It looks wonderful with the rainbow colors behind the filigree cutouts!
Oh y goodness Bobbi your cards are beautiful. I love the filigree dies and Bobbi did you do them justice. Beautiful work.
Wow so pretty, love what you created!
Beautiful cards! Love the clever design of the first one.
so clever how you made the filigree oval into an ornament, so pretty.
Your cards look so complicated but so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Like that die which to me looks like an Easter egg! Good to see it used in several ways!
Beautiful card, great design…love that song by the way!
Love the cards – such beautiful work!
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
delightful cards – you have used this die to perfection – is now on my ‘to buy’ list. thanks for the inspiration
Oh what fun cards you created, thanks for sharing!
Very colorful and creative. Beautiful card designs.
Beautiful cards! Very impressive!
Great cards! I love how colorful they are!
Great cards! I love the use of color behind the ovals. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!!
The ornament you made on your first card is amazing! Placing each piece back in place must have been a labor of love =) I love all of the colors!
What fun cards! Wonderful!!
Versatile oval die. Thank you for sharing!
I love the sentiment and the colors you put behind the die!
Great use of this great new die!
Beautiful card – such fun to see the die used so creatively! It made me take a new look at the die! Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!!
What a great use of this die. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talents with us.
So so pretty
I love the first card but OMGoodness that Happy Birthday card is stunning! Thank you for sharing!
what great texture in your card.
I love how you did the background on your cards. Very attractive.
Love this die and how you used it.
Beautiful cards! Such a great release..
Thanks for sharing.
These are both beautiful and a clever use of this die. A very nice ending to the blog hop today. Thank you!
Very refreshing and different ideas for your cards. Love them.
beautiful cards! I love how you turned the die into an ornament!!
Love this ‘peek-a-boo’ technique! I totally need to try this. Thank you for sharing.
LOL – I adore that sentiment (and that song) – LOVE your card!!!
Your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful card idea, thanks for sharing your talent!
Love this beautiful Shimmer Oval die! Pretty cards!
Beautiful inspiration …. Another fabulous release by Simon Says Stamp!
Very nice cards. I think this die would also make a lovely Easter egg.
Especially like the birthday card with the inset. Thanks for sharing.
Cute cards! Thanks for sharing.
That stamp set sayin’ is just killing me, love it!
Totally love the way you used this die.
Love this gorgeous die and the colorful sequins.
Such great ways to use this die! The ornament idea was genius and pretty. Tyfs
Very beautiful card. Love the new release. The random bits in the background are looking lovely.
Amazing!! I absolutely love your design! It’s very uplifting and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us!!!
These are really lovely, thanks for the inspiration!
Love the ornament. The stripes of color
is great. thanks for sharing
What a fun happy card!
So pretty and colorful, I love this entire release.
I love the oval die. And how you’ve used it.
Fabulous!! Love the different looks with the gorgeous filigree oval. So pretty! Love the bits of color you did on the Happy!! Thanks for sharing and creating!
What a clever idea for the first card. It is very cute.
Wonderful cards and inspiration!
Awesome cards! I’m loving all the dies in this release!
Lovely bright colorful cards. The dies in this release are awesome. I want them all of course! Thanks so much for sharing.
What a cute, clever card. This is such a beautiful die.
Your use of the striped layer under the die is stunning. TFS
Haha, love your unique take on this die!
Very pretty cards. I like how you used the die as an ornament!
Awesome work! I love the oval die! 🙂
Such pretty cards!!! Now I have a certain song stuck in my head though….lol. 🙂
I am still singing. Great cards.
Beautiful, fun, colorful cards. I love that Filigree die!
What a beautiful and bubbly card. So pretty.
Love the colors….great cards!
Beautiful cards! Great designs, and wonderful choice of colors!
SWOON!! I LOVE the NEW Die-cember Release!! Such a FUN Card Design!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to Win!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
Oh wow, love what you have created with these wonderful new dies….beautiful work.
Your card is gorgeous! I just love this intricate die cut. Great job!
Like the ornament idea and the beautiful colors!
THANK YOU!! What a creative layout using this new die.
Very fun and creative card!!
Love this sentiment & how you ran part of it outside of the filigree die area. Great card, great design!
love the inlay – such a great touch – and your use of colors – so many ideas from what you have here. What a versatile die too
What a clever use of that die! I love it! This whole release is awesome!
Hahahah……. you cracked me up. You had me drawn into the card and then looked at the technique. BRAVO!
Putting that striped paper behind the die was very clever! Looks terrific too!
What a pretty card! I love the bright colors and the sentiment is awesome!
This die (I guess its the shape, but also the Spring-like flowers) would make a wonderful Easter card. But you did a great job with it for other.
Beautiful! Love the bright colors showing through that gorgeous die cut!
That die looks great with all the colors! A great sentiment too!
This is very pretty!
Bright, happy and wonderfully festive cards! Beautiful designs.
Hi Bobbi 🙂 So nice to “meet” you here!!! Such cool cards…love those colors against the white! I’ll be following along on IG and Pinterest. Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Cute cards, love the don’t stop believin’ card.
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