Simon Says Stamp Hello Horizon

Hello Friends and welcome back! I’m glad you stopped by to check out today’s project featuring the new On the Horizon set from Simon’s latest release, Dream Big. I’ve had a lot of fun with this release making my own backgrounds and ink blending, and today’s project was another fun one! Let’s get into the details!

To begin this project, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and did some ink blending on it using Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves. These colors really yielded a nice desert sunset scene in my opinion. Anyhoo, once the ink blending was complete, I used the PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it down, and spritzed it to get some water drop marks for added interest.

Once that was dry, I stamped some of the desert elements from the SSS On the Horizon set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat set it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I repeated that process twice to get a smoother finish on the embossing.

I used the hello sentiment, which is from the SSS Handlettered Greetings set, and die cut that twice from black cardstock and adhered them together using liquid glue. It was then glued directly to the panel, trimming off any excess.

Before adhering the panel to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner, I did give it a light splatter using Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink.

And that does it for this one! I liked this particular sentiment with this card, because it kind of reminded me of a rope that a cowboy might use in the desert. Maybe that’s a weird thought, I don’t know. I can’t explain how my brain works most of the time! Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to swing by the website and check out the entire Dream Big release! Have yourself a fabulous day and as always, stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Beachy Horizon

Hello Crafty Lovelies and welcome back! I’m so glad that you’re here! The latest Simon release, Dream Big, is now available and it’s a beauty! Today’s project is featuring the new stamp set, On the Horizon. So let’s get to the deets!

To begin, I ink blended a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar. I thought these colors gave me the beach sunset vibe that I was looking for. Once the ink blending was complete, I used the PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it down and spritzed it with water.

I then stamped some of the beachy elements from the SSS On the Horizon set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I ended up heat embossing it twice to get a smoother finish.

The stamped panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner and the SSS Sentiment Strip was adhered using foam tape for a little bit of dimension.

Before adhering everything to the card base, I did splatter it using Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink.

I’m not going to lie, I did have to redo the ink blending on a second panel, because I smudged black ink on the first one during the stamping process. Don’t you just hate it when stuff like that happens? Ugh, it drives me bonkers! Anyhoo, that finishes up this project. I hope you’ll stop by and take a look at the entire Dream Big release. Have yourself a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Birthday Floral

Hello Friends, and thanks for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from Simon’s latest release, Dream Big. What are your favorites from this one? Today’s project is featuring the new Terrace Floral Embossing Folder and Die Cut. This is a really beautiful folder with so many possibilities! Let’s go through the details.

I began by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, spritzing it with some water and running it through the die cutting machine inside the folder.

Once the panel was ready, I did some ink blending on the flowers and leaves using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Lemonade, Citrine, Sprout, Fairway and Latte. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a black panel for contrast using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I used the SSS Happy Birthday Brush Script die for the sentiment. I cut it once from gold cardstock and once from black cardstock. I also cut the shadow twice from black cardstock and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

The sentiment was then adhered to the embossed panel using SSS 3D Foam Squares and then adhered to the card base. I added some PFS Gold Metallic Pearls for that little bit of bling, because all cards need a little bling, am I right?!

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Dream Big release and let me know your favorites! Have an awesome day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Have Faith

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for joining me! Simon’s latest release Yay You is live and it has so many awesome goodies! Today’s card is featuring the new Arches stencil, so let’s run through the details!

To begin, I secured the Arches stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and began ink blending using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Carnation, Lemonade and Seafoam. Once the ink blending was done, I trimmed the panel down to a mini slimline size and adhered it to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I used the SSS Well Wishes Stamp set for the sentiment and stamped the have faith sentiment using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat set that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I also stamped the sub-sentiment using the same. I used the coordinating die to trim out the main sentiment and a paper trimmer to trim the smaller sentiment.

I die cut the SSS Etched Crocus Stem three times from Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered those to the ink blended panel using liquid glue.

I adhered the sentiments using foam tape for dimension, and added a few jewels for some bling. Everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner to finish up.

That does it for this project! It was super simple, but I always love rainbow colors on a card. Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the entire Yay You release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Floral Thank You

Hello Friends and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from Simon’s latest release, Happy and Joyful. There are so many beautiful florals in this release, and today’s card is featuring the new Lisianthus stamp set. Let’s run through the details for this card!

I began by stamping the floral image on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark Ink and then heat set it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I was going for an emboss resist technique so I used PinkFresh Studio inks in Soft Lilac and Lavender, as well as Simon’s Aspen Pawsitively Saturated Ink for the ink blending on this panel. When the ink blending was complete, I used the new SSS A2 Marquee die set to trim it down. I cut the marquee an additional two times and adhered all of those together using liquid glue for added dimension without the bulk. This is such a cool die, and I just love the detail that it adds! I also added some white splatter to the panel using Royal Talens Titanium White Acrylic Ink before moving on.

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Clean Line Gratitude stamp and die set. I stamped thanks using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat set that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I trimmed it out using the coordinating die and placed foam tape on the back. I searched my SSS Sentiment Strips to find a sub-sentiment that worked well and added foam tape to that as well.

The sentiments were added to the panel along with some pearl accents before being added to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

Super simple card, but I love the soft airy feeling to it. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to check out the entire Happy and Joyful release, and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful stay and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Missing You Daisies

Hello Lovelies and thanks for joining me today! The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous, is gorgeous and I’ve loved playing with my goodies! Today’s project is featuring the Daisies and Leaves stencil in a combination of blue and yellow because I had the people from the Ukraine on my mind as I was making it. Let’s get into the details.

To begin this card, I secured the SSS Daisies and Leaves stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Pixie Spray. Normally, I just use masking tape, but because this stencil is so intricate, I thought it best to use the spray for this go around. I used SSS Pawsitively Inks in Aspen, Sunbeam, Marine and Cadette for the ink blending. When that was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Blanket Stitched Rectangle to trim it out.

For the sentiment, I chose the SSS Missing You So Much and die cut that three times from Neenah 110lb cardstock. I ink blended one of the die cuts using the Cadette ink, and ink blended another using the Marine ink. I adhered the darker sentiment to the plain white sentiment using liquid glue, and adhered the lighter sentiment atop the darker one, offset just a tad. I also die cut the shadow once from the same Neenah 110lb cardstock and adhered the stacked sentiment to that using glue as well.

I felt like the card needed some leaves. I’ve noticed that I often feel that way, and find myself reaching for leaf dies of all varieties! Anyhoo, I used the SSS Detailed Leaf Cluster and cut that from Neenah 110lb and used the Aspen ink to do a light ink blending over those.

To assemble the card, I tucked the leaves behind the sentiment and glued those in place, and adhered the sentiment using foam tape for a little dimension. Everything was then adhered to the card base, after adding a little bling! Every card needs bling in my opinion! And it seems as though every card might need a leaf too!

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What are your favorites from the new Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous? I’d love to know in the comments! I ended up purchasing one of the sentiment sets, a sentiment die, and guess what, another leaf die! Anyhoo, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Scripty Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by!  I’m playing with goodies from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, Hello Gorgeous, and today I’m featuring the new Folk Art Flowers background stamp!  What are your favorites from this release?  I’d love to know in the comments! Let’s run through the details of this card.

To begin, I stamped the SSS Folk Art Flowers on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing that using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.  Once that was done, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim it down.

For the ink blending, I used SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam.  For my sentiment, I chose the SSS Happy Birthday Brush Script die and cut that once from mirror gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using liquid glue.

As an added focal point, I used the PinkFresh Studio Stitched Scallop Square and trimmed that using the same mirror gold cardstock.  I also used the SSS Etched Meadow Flower and Leaves set to trim some vellum leaves.

To assemble the card, I adhered the frame and vellum leaves using liquid glue, and then positioned the sentiment in the center and glued that as well.  That panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape for dimension, and I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That does it for today’s project!  I hope you’re loving the new Simon release, Hello Gorgeous, because I sure am!  Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Leafy Little Note

Hello Craft Friends and thanks so much for stopping by today!  The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Hello Gorgeous is live, and it’s a gorgeous one!  I’m featuring the new Tattered Leaves die for today’s project, so let’s go through the details, shall we?

To begin this project, I did some ink blending on some panels of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Carnation, Cantalope, Lemonade, Sprout, Seafoam and Marine.  Once I was done ink blending, I ran those through using the SSS Tattered Leaves die.  I set those aside while I worked on the remainder of the card.

For my background panel, I decided to use the SSS Geometric Lattice Embossing Folder.  I thought that would give some interest and texture without distracting from the focal point of the card. I chose the “a little note” sentiment, which is from the SSS Just Because Word Mix 2 set.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink on a scrap of Neenah 110lb, and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.  I went ahead and used the coordinating die to trim that out.  For some added interest, I added a pink heart to the sentiment, which is from a Doodlebug Design sticker set.

To assemble the card, I held the sentiment atop the embossed panel while placing the leaves in rainbow order around it, tucking the ends underneath.  I secured the leaves using liquid glue, and adhered the sentiment using foam tape.  I did trim the leaves down some so that there wasn’t so much bulk underneath the sentiment.  Once everything was secured, I added in some of the trimmed off leaves to fill in.

I adhered the embossed panel to a black panel using a SSS Dot Tape Runner and then adhered that to my card base.  No card is complete without some bling, so I added some Studio Katia Majestic Confetti here and there!

That does it for this project!  I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty!  Be sure to check out the entire Hello Gorgeous release, and let me know your favorites!  Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Wavy Circles Birthday

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today’s project is featuring the new Wavy Circles Background stamp along with the new Basic Box Card Happy Birthday. So let’s run through the details!

I began this project by stamping the SSS Wavy Circles Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting that with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Once that was complete, I did some ink blending using SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum, Cheeky, Lemonade and Seafoam. I trimmed the panel down using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

I used the new SSS Basic Box Card Happy Birthday for the sentiment, and trimmed that once from SSS Holographic cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb cardstock. I trimmed the shadow portion twice from black cardstock and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

The card needed something behind the sentiment in my opinion, so I opted for some leaves from the SSS Etched Meadow Flowers and Leaves. I cut those from some Neenah 110lb, as well as, some black cardstock and tucked those underneath the sentiment. The sentiment was adhered to the panel with foam tape for some added dimension.

My panel was also adhered to the card base using foam tape, before adding some PinkFresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls to finish up.

That does it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Glitzy Thank You

Hello Crafty Lovelies! I hope you’re having a great day! Thanks for stopping by to check out my project today featuring the new Radiating Squares Stencil set from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, Good Luck Charm. Let’s go through the details.

I began this project by adhering my first stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. There are four stencils in this set, so I pulled four PinkFresh Studio inks in Raspberry Bliss, Apricot, Lemon Whip, and Aquamarine, and began ink blending. I used a different ink for each stencil and made my way through the stencils.

To be honest, I messed up this panel, hence having to trim it down so small. But, mistakes happen, and you just have to roll with them! I wanted to add some glitz, so I adhered one of the stencils and used some Iridescent Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel. Once that was dry, I used a frame from the Honey Bee Scallop A2 Frames set to trim it down. I got a little ink out of place on the bottom corner, so I opted for the smaller size. I used another frame from the same set to cut a larger panel and adhered those together using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

I die cut the SSS Swoopy Thank You once from gold mirror cardstock and once from black cardstock, adhering those together with liquid glue. I also die cut the shadow twice from black cardstock and adhered those together as well. Once the sentiment was assembled, I placed foam tape on the back of that and placed it towards the bottom of the panel.

The card needed something in the middle of the squares, so I adhered some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls, before adhering everything to the card base.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I was worried that I was going to have to trash this panel because of my mistake, but I worked through it and ended up with a cool card! Don’t forget to check out the entire Good Luck Charm release! There’s so many fun things in this release. Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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