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.


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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.


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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sweet Little One

Good morning! Stopping by this morning with a card using some newly released Reverse Confetti stamps and dies for a sweet baby card - perfect for either a boy or girl - or especially when you don't know!


For this card I used the Onesie Confetti Cuts without the coordinating stamp set to die cut little plaid onsies, then added a touch of Antique Linen distress ink to the edges to help them pop a little more and give them a finished edge. I stamped the hearts from Cute as a Button on vellum and heat embossed in white, then fussy cut out and adhered with a dot of liquid adhesive to the onsies.


I used cream cardstock for my cardbase - I was going to use yellow, but the cream had the same effect, just a bit softer and I liked it better! Heat embossed the sentiment, added a frame cut in white using All Framed Up Confetti Cuts, and mounted the onsies with foam adhesive.


I am also linking this up to this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make for the Border:


Here are the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card - click on the picture if you want to learn more about any of these items!

    


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