Simon Says Stamp You Make Me smile

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I’m still playing with products from the new SSS release, Make Magic! Have you checked it out yet? I’m loving all of the fun things this release has to offer! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new SSS Stained Glass Background stamp and the All About You stamp set! So let’s get right into the details!

I love mixed media, but it is so far out of my comfort zone! But .. I still like to give it a whirl from time to time, which is what I did with this project! I began by pulling out a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. I decided to use this, because it’s what I had on hand, and I prefer to use cold press for actual watercoloring. Anyhoo, I began with some ink smooshing on the panel using a combination of inks. The inks used were Distress Oxide Sprays in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans and Spiced Marmalade.

In addition to those inks, I used a few Distress Ink cubes in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. I added those because I wanted a little bit more vibrant colors and the Distress inks seem to give that. I also used a little bit of Salvaged Patina in Distress Oxide. I did add a bit of splatter to the panel using the wand of the sprays as well. Once the colors were added and dried, I added some Ranger Crackle Paste using the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil. When the paste was dried, I popped the panel in the Misti for some stamping.

For the stamping, I used the SSS Stained Glass Background stamp, along with some elements from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set, and a small set called Grunge. This small set was found eons ago at a Tuesday Morning store, and I’m not sure it’s even available for purchase any longer. The ink used on the panel itself was Memento Tuxedo Black. I also stamped the sentiment from the SSS All About You Stamp set using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. Once the sentiment was stamped, I fussy cut around the edges.

I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool to rough up the edges of the panel and attached the sentiment using foam tape. The card still needed something, so I pulled out the SSS Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set and stamped a butterfly on vellum using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used the coordinating die to trim that out, along with a solid black butterfly to give it some contrast and definition. I adhered those together using liquid glue and then glued it directly to the panel.

I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I rifled through my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find one that matched. That was adhered under the main sentiment using foam tape. I also added a glossy heart sticker from my stash for added interest. I cut an A7 card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink before attaching the panel using foam tape again.

That finishes this project. Like I said, mixed media is out of my comfort zone, but I really do enjoy it when I try it! I hope this project inspires you to get crafty and possibly step out of your comfort zone as well. Stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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