Thursday, August 25, 2016

Unity Hip Hop - Simple Boat Silhouette Card

Good evening! It's that fun time when the Unity Stamp Company Design Team has their monthly Hip Hop! I have a super clean and simple card using one of the new releases - and a Quick Tip video for it as well!


Here is the video:



I wanted it to look as if the sun was behind the boat, and then the blue for the sky around that.


I love the simpleness of this card - and yet how it draws your eyes right to the image and sentiment and focuses you there!


I tiny bit of jute twine at the bottom finishes it off!


There are also tons of sales to celebrate the new releases!




Here are links to the products I used on this including affiliate links where possible - and below that the rest of the stops along the hop - make sure and visit them all! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Watercolor Gingham Birthday Card

Good morning! Back with another card this morning using some stamps and dies from a recent Simon Says Stamp release. I wanted to take this sort of spring theme stamp set and it's coordinating dies - Friendship Blooms - and create something a little more suited to summer and early fall - here is what I came up with:


Here is what I grabbed from Pinterest for my inspiration - those colors just seemed like perfect choices for the transition from summer to fall!


I first stamped the Simon Says Stamp Gingham Background in Clear Embossing ink on my watercolor paper, then stamped the sentiment in black Pigment ink, and finally, sprinkled clear embossing powder over it all. I was then able to use the invisible gingham as an emboss resist with watercolor. I stamped and die cut several images from my stamp set, arranged them over my watercolor piece, then used Press and Seal to pick it up, apply adhesive, and then attach. I added some of the Nuvo Glitter Drops in Moondust Silver that came in the September Card Kit of the Month from Simon Says Stamp for a bit of sparkle, and added some silver sequins and clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Sunshine and Vitamin D

Good morning! Here today to share a card using a fun summer themed Simon Says Stamp stamp set  as well as a tiny sentiment the Simon Says Stamp set included in the Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box that is no longer available but this set will also be releasing on it's own next month.


For this card, I created a background using some of the smaller stamp images from SSS Summertime Animals Stamp Set. I stamped the sunshine image randomly in 3 different yellow inks, then randomly stamped "this is the life" in SSS Stone ink, and "Good Times" in SSS Fog ink over the top. Added the block "Happy" 3 times in Versamark ink, and sprinkled some sparkly embossing powder over it - LOVE the effect! Then stamped the tiny stars in black over the background as well. Added the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set included in the Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box underneath.


Die cut the background with a rectangle die, added a thin mat of black cardstock, and mounted it all on a soft yellow cardbase.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!