Simon Says Stamp Kindness Matters

Hello Crafty Friend, and happy StampTember! This is my second StampTember, and it’s always so exciting to see all the new products and all the new collaboration sets! Have you taken a look at the release yet?! There’s 150 Simon brand products released today, can you believe that?? Today’s card is featuring the new Leaves Wreath Stencil with some ink blending, so let’s get right into it!

I began this project by attaching the first stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using masking tape. I used my usual rainbow line-up of Distress Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China, for the ink blending. I removed the first stencil, and attached the second stencil for the detail.

For the second stencil, I smooshed a VersaMark ink pad over the entire stencil to get a good coating, and then heat embossed the detail of the leaves using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. Once done with the panel, I splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink, and set it aside while I worked on the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I chose the SSS Kindness Matters die and I cut that twice from black cardstock and once from Gold Mirror cardstock. I made sure the letters stayed in one of the black die cuts, and popped them out of the second black die cut. This is because, I’m going to inlay the gold letters atop the black ones. I put foam tape on the back of the black die cut to ensure that the letters stayed in place and then adhered the second black die cut to it using glue. I then inlaid the gold letters using glue as well.

I adhered the sentiment to the center of the ink blended leaves using the foam tape that I had already put on the back. I then used PinkFresh Studios Gold Metallic Pearls to adhere to the dots that the stencil creates. I then adhered the panel to a black panel using foam tape, because I always love to use black on my cards. It just gives a lovely contrast in my opinion. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Let me know your favorites from the new StampTember release in the comments! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog party! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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