Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Party Like a Puffin - Simon Says Stamp Cozy Hugs Release

 Hello! Super excited to share a couple cards with you using the BRAND NEW Cozy Hugs release from Simon Says Stamp! A few years ago we briefly visited Iceland on our way to Norway for a summer trip, and we fell in love with the adorable puffins there. So when I saw the cute new Party Like a Puffin set, I was SUPER excited to play with it! And of course...I had to make 2 cards, not just one! :)

I started off by stamping all the fun images I wanted to use. I thought it would be fun to do something a bit different, so I stamped them in Versafine black ink, then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Hard to see in the photos, but it gives them such a fun bit of shine!

Next, I used Copic markers to color the images in. I kept it pretty simple, and used some bright and happy colors - fit for a party of course!

I die cut all the images, then stamped and heat embossed sentiments the same way as the images, and die cut those with their coordinating dies as well where that applied.

Next, I wanted to create a bit of a fun background for them. I used the new Snowfall and Banks stencil to do this. I used the bottom edge to mask off and create a blended sky - using Distress Oxides in Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac, and Mermaid Lagoon.

I then used the other portion of the stencil to add embossing paste to create a snowfall over the blended background. SOOO fun!

Once those backgrounds dried, I trimmed them down a bit to fit on my cardfronts. I added my images and sentiments using foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.

I then layered those on white carbases - layering up some paper scraps to add a bit of dimension on those, but without adding as much dimension as foam adhesive.

Finally, a few little Glacier jewels from Pinkfresh finish these cards off! I love the bright happy feel to them all! What about you - are you a fan of puffins too?!?

You can check out the entire NEW release HERE:

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