Simon Says Stamp Lots of Love Greetings

Hello Friends and thanks for joining me! I’m super excited to be participating in a SSS Instagram Hop today, to celebrate the And Back Again release! Be sure to head over there to check it out and leave comments along the hop! There are lots of $25 gift cards up for grabs! So, let’s go through the deets for today’s card!

The colors of this card remind me of Valentine’s Day conversation hearts! This card was definitely a labor of love! I hated it for a bit, and then I finally came around to liking it! But it was definitely one of those cards that starts out as a great idea in your head, but once you get started, it doesn’t look like you envisioned it. So then you end up stamping, cutting, moving things around, changing colors, etc., etc. before deciding on a finished project. Anyhoo, I began this project by stamping a bunch of the sentiments from the SSS XL Love Greetings set on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated inks in Bubblegum, Sweets, Cheeky, Melon, Sunbeam, Celery, Fairway, Seafoam and Marine.

I stamped each sentiment in it’s ink color, cleaned the stamped and re-inked it using VersaMark ink and then heat set it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I continued this process for lots of sentiments obviously. When I was done, I used the coordinating SSS XL Love Greetings dies to trim those out.

This background was a bluish, ink smooshed background from my stash, but I decided that it needed some additional colors to tie in all of my colored sentiments. I added some Distress Oxide Spray in Picked Raspberry and moved that around with a water brush, as well as, some ink smooshed Twisted Citron. In addition to those, I used some Ranger Dina Wakely Gloss Sprays in Lime, Turquoise, Ocean and White to do a bunch of splattering. I did use my heat tool to speed up the drying process so that I could continue.

I laid out my sentiments on the panel in a way that I was satisfied with, but decided that they needed more dimension. So, I went back and cut another white layer using the dies and adhered all of those together using liquid glue. I then glued the sentiments to the panel and trimmed off any excess around the edges. I wasn’t quite satisfied, so I went back and stamped three of the sentiments using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat set those using the same clear embossing powder, and trimmed them out.

I adhered those three sentiments to the panel using foam tape for added dimension. I also added some pink glitter hearts, because why not, and because I felt like it needed something extra! This panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape, before being adhered to my card base with SSS Tape Runner, which I splattered with Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink.

That finishes up this project! It took a while, but in the end, I love how it turned out! Don’t forget to head over to Instagram to participate in the hop and leave comments for your chance to win a gift card! Who doesn’t love winning gift cards?! Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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