Simon Says Stamp Sketched Rose Faith

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from the newest, To the Moon release, from Simon Says Stamp! What a fun release this is! Today’s project is featuring the new Sketched Rose Trio. I’m really enjoying working with these foil plates and matching dies! Let’s get right into the deets for this project!

I began by foiling the Sketched Rose Trio twice on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Spellbinders Aura foil. I used Copic Markers G82, YG61, Y08, Y13 and Y15 to color these before using the included die cut to trim them out.

For the background, I trimmed a panel using the SSS Detail Petal Plate. Such an easy way to add interest and texture without distracting from the main focal point! I played with the arrangement and decided that I wanted some additional leaves and opted for the SSS Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves, and I think these ended up being the perfect addition.

To assemble the card, I adhered the white leaves first using liquid glue, and then I glued in the green leaves atop those. The bottom three flowers were glued directly to the panel, while the top two flowers were adhered using foam tape for dimension. I chose a SSS Sentiment Strip that would complement the card nicely and glued that across the flowers. To finish up, I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls and adhered my panel to the card base, which is also Neenah 110, using foam tape again.

That does it for this one! Have you checked out the new To the Moon release yet? I always enjoy seeing what new products Simon will release! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Love Your Heart

Hello Friend, and thanks for joining me today for more goodness from the newest Simon Says Stamp release, To the Moon! Today’s project is featuring the brand new Polka Hearts Stencil set. Is that not the cutest name ever?! Anyhoo, let’s jump right in!

I used this stencil in an unconventional manner for this card, but I like thinking outside the box sometimes. I began by taping the stencil to a scrap of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and applying SSS Glitz Glitter Gel in Cherry through that. I set that aside to dry while I cleaned my supplies and worked on the rest of the card.

For the background, I used the SSS Magnetic Embossing Folder and did some light ink blending in the center using PinkFresh Studio Candy Apple ink. I trimmed the panel down because I always like to mount my panels against black cardstock for contrast.

I carefully fussy cut three of the glitter hearts and foam mounted them to the embossed panel and adhered a SSS Sentiment Strip across the center one using liquid glue.

The panel was then foam mounted to a black panel using foam tape before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

Super simple card, but I like the simplicity of it! And, I like using stencils in different ways! Stop by and check out the entire To the Moon release, and let me know what you think of it! Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful day!

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Simon Says Stamp Imperia Rose Bud Bundle

Hello and thanks for joining me! Welcome to for another DIEcember project! Die cuts are absolutely my jam, and I love making cards with them! Today’s project is featuring the new Sketched Rose Bud Bundle. This set includes a foiling plate along with a die cut! Let’s jump right into the details, shall we?

I began this project by foiling the SSS Rose Bud Bundle three times using Spellbinders Champagne Foil on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I pulled out some Copic markers for the coloring using, RV91, RV93, RV95, G82 and YG61. That set of RV markers is really a gorgeous combination!

Once the coloring was complete, I used the included die cut to run that through the machine. For the background, I used the new, absolutely gorgeous SSS Imperia Plate. So much texture and detail with so little effort! That’s the amazing thing about background plates, in my opinion!

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Silhouette Sentiments. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah 110lb using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. The coordinating die was then used to trim it out. I also trimmed it three additional times and adhered all of those together, making it four layers thick.

After playing with the arrangement of the flowers on the background panel, I decided that it needed some additional white leaves, so I opted for the SSS Outline Clustered Leaves. This added just the slightest bit of interest that I was looking for. I adhered the flowers and leaves to the corners of the panel using a combination of foam tape and liquid glue. The sentiment was also glued directly to the panel along with some pearls. The panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this project! I love foiling and die cutting, so this was a match made in heaven for me! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire DIEcember release! There’s so many amazing things to feast your eyes upon! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Hang in There Blossom

Hello! Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m still working my way through some DIEcember products! Have you checked out the entire release? Tell me your favorites, because you know I want to know! I always ask! Anyhoo, today’s project is featuring the new Etched Evening Blossom and the Imperia Plate. These dies are so gorgeous! Let’s jump into the details!

To begin this project, I started ink blending a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colors of course! I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China.

Once I was done ink blending, I ran that panel through the die cutting machine using the largest of the Honey Bee Deckle Edge A2 dies. Then, I ran that same panel through again using the new SSS Imperia Plate. I love, love, love background plates! I can’t say it enough!

For the sentiment, I used the SSS XL Greetings 2 set. I stamped the Hang in There sentiment using VersaMark ink on black cardstock and heat embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder, and used the coordinating die to trim that out. I searched through my SSS Sentiment Strips to find an appropriate sub-sentiment as well.

I die cut the SSS Etched Evening Blossom once from Neenah 110lb and once from black cardstock, adhering those together using liquid glue, offsetting them just slightly to achieve that silhouette look. For a little more added interest, I added some PinkFresh Jewels to the center of the flower, because bling! Every card needs bling!

To finish up this project, I glued the flower to the ink blended panel and attached both sentiments using foam tape. The panel was then adhered to a black panel before being adhered to the card base.

That does it for this project! I feel like for every release, I have to sneak a rainbow project or two! I hope you’ll swing by and check out the entire DIEcember release, this month is always one of my favorites! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Be Your Amazing Self

Hello and welcome back! I can’t get enough of DIEcember! If you know me, then you know that die cutting is my jam! There are so many awesome things in this release! Have you checked it out yet? Today’s project is featuring the new Stylized Butterfly, so let’s get right to it!

My first order of business was spraying some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock with some Dina Wakely Gloss Sprays. I was going for a quasi rainbow feel, so the colors that I used were Lemon, Lime, Magenta and Ocean. I got a set of twelve sprays for my birthday, and I gotta say, I’m loving them! Once I was done with the sprays, I set that panel aside to dry.

I used the new SSS Imperia Plate to create the background for the butterflies using Neenah 110lb, and I die cut the SSS Stylized Butterfly from my sprayed panel three times, because I wanted some movement across the card. I also cut the butterfly three times from black cardstock, and adhered those together using liquid glue.

I glued just the inner edges of the butterflies to the background panel, along with their center body portions as well, trimming off the excess as needed. I chose a SSS Sentiment Strip that complimented the card well and adhered that with foam tape for dimension.

My panel was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, and I added some confetti for that added pop of bling. Everything needs bling, am I right?!

I really like how this card turned out! I think the addition of the black shadow to the butterflies really added a lot of interest and contrast that was needed. I hope you like it, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire DIEcember release! Lots of good stuff for sure! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Magnetic Happy Thoughts

Hello Crafty Friend! Hope you are doing well today! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my project for today, featuring the Magnetic Embossing Folder from Simon’s new release, Peace on Earth. Let’s dive right in to the details!

To begin this project, I cut a panel of SSS Holographic Cardstock and placed it in the SSS Magnetic Embossing Folder and ran it through the die cutting machine. The texture catches the light so beautifully on this cardstock.

Next, I die cut the SSS Etched Crocus Stems from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I decided on this sentiment from the SSS XL Greetings 2 set. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped it a second time using VersaMark Ink and heat set it again giving it a more glossy look.

I used the coordinating die to cut out the sentiment, and I cut it two more times from Neenah 110lb adhering all of those together using liquid glue. I glued the crocus flowers atop the holographic panel and glued the sentiment in the bottom corner.

This was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

Super simple card today, but I love all of the texture and colors! What are your favorites from the Peace on Earth release? Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Cascading Stars

Hello! Hello! Thanks for stopping by today! I’m featuring a new background stamp from the latest Simon release, Peace on Earth. I always love Simon background stamps, and was super excited to find one in my release goodies! Let’s go through the deets for today’s project!

To begin my project, I stamped the new Star to Star Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then trimmed a panel out using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

My next step was to add some sparkle, so I used the SSS Fading Stars Stencil to add some some Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel. The stencil didn’t quite fit the stars on the panel, so I just centered the stencil over some of the stars to add sparkle. It’s just enough to add a little bit of texture and interest.

I used the SSS Mini Stars Party Die to cut stars from various rainbow cardstocks from my stash. While I was die cutting, I went ahead and cut the SSS You Shine Die once from black cardstock and once from SSS Holographic cardstock, adhering those together with liquid glue.

I adhered the sentiment towards the bottom right and arranged the rainbow stars in a cascading fashion using a combination of glue and foam tape. The panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape again, and then to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

A simple card today, but I like how it turned out. I had the idea of cascading stars, but when I was laying things out, it was missing something, and that bit of glitter gel did just the trick! I hope you have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to check out the entire Peace on Earth release!

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Simon Says Stamp Leaf Spray Rainbow

Hello Lovelies and welcome back! Thanks for stopping by today! I just received my StampTember order and had to use some of the goodies right away! Today’s card is featuring the new Etched Tall Leaf Spray and the Detail Bohemian Slim Plate. Both of these are absolutely gorgeous! So let’s jump right into the details!

This was a super simple card by the way, because I used an alcohol ink panel that’s been sitting around in my stash forever! I love it when I can finally find a home for something that I’ve had a while. So the products used on the alcohol ink panel were Yupo Paper, Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls in Deception, Sublime and Villainous along with regular alcohol ink in Lemonade and Denim. I also used the Tim Holtz Air Blower.

I die cut the SSS Etched Tall Leaf Spray from the alcohol ink panel and trimmed some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to a mini slim line size and ran it through the die cutter using the SSS Detail Bohemian Slim Plate.

I adhered the rainbow leaf spray to the bohemian panel using liquid glue, but only applying glue to the stem and the base of the leaves. I decided on a sentiment strip from the SSS Reverse Encouraging Words, and trimmed that out and glued it over the leaf spray.

The panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape for dimension. This was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

Like I said, super simple card, but I love how it came out. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have you gotten your StampTember order yet? What did you get, inquiring minds want to know!?! Hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Give Thanks

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I’m so glad that you stopped by today! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Spellbinders Falling Leaves Embossing Folder, as well as, the Mini Fall Blooms die set. These tiny blooms and leaves were so much fun to work with! So, let’s just jump right into the details!

To begin the project, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to just smaller than an A2 card and placed it in the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder and ran it through the die cutter. I then began cutting the blooms and leaves using a variety of Concord and 9th cardstock.

I also cut the centers for the flowers and parts of the sprigs with mirror gold cardstock, and adhered the gold pieces using liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks stamp set, using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I repeated that process again for a smoother embossed look.

I used the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks Die set to trim out the sentiment and cut it a second time from plain cardstock and adhered those together for dimension. I placed the sentiment atop the embossed panel and began adhering the leaves and sprigs around and underneath it using glue. Once all of the leaves were adhered, I glued the sentiment on top of those.

The flowers were placed around the sentiment using foam tape. I also added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments for that added bit a bling that the card needed. The embossed panel was then adhered to a black panel before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! This was a fun set to work with, but I really do love working with all of the tiny leaves and bloom sets that Spellbinders has to offer! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Praying for Peace

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back! In today’s post, I’m featuring a new stamp set from the StampTember release called, Raindrops. What a cute set this is! I’ve also made another card using the raindrops as flowers! That was super fun! So let’s get into the details!

I don’t do mixed media cards very often, but I have to say that I really enjoy the process when I do take time to do them! So, for this card, I started with a panel of watercolor paper and Ranger Crackle Paste through the SSS Falling Snow Stencil. Once the paste was dry, I pulled out the Distress Oxide inks in Hickory Smoke, Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire. I smooshed the ink on my glass work surface and spritzed it with water and smooshed my paper in it. I did only do one color at a time though.

The blue wasn’t quite bright enough so I spritzed some Distress Spray Stain Chipped Sapphire on the panel, working with it until I was satisfied. When the panel was dry, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it down. I then popped it in the Misti and stamped the sentiment from the SSS Raindrops stamp set on the bottom using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I repeated that stamping again, but using VersaMark ink for the second time and heat embossed again. By heat embossing it twice, it gave the sentiment a nice glossy shine.

I pulled out some of the raindrops from the set and stamped some of them using Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire ink and some using VersaMark ink to heat emboss those with Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder. Once the raindrops were stamped, I did fussy cut all of those.

The background was ready for some stamping and more stenciling now! I used the Tim Holtz Stencil 102 and more crackle paste and left that white. For the background stamping, I used the SSS Crackle Background stamp, along with some elements from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge stamp set with Ranger Archival Black ink. I used the wand of the Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire Spray to add some splatter to the panel as well.

Once I was satisfied with how the panel looked, I arranged and added the raindrops diagonally across the panel using foam tape. This panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape again, before being adhered to the card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb.

That finishes up this mixed media project for today! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty as well! Stop by and check out the entire StampTember release, and don’t forget about all of the amazing collaboration sets that will be released all month long! Have a wonderful day!

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