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 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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Alex Syberia Design February Release

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today, the design team is celebrating Alex’s new release with an Instagram hop, so be sure to head over there to check that out! She’s giving away a $15 gift card for her shop to three lucky commenters, so hop along for your chance to win! Let’s get into the details for my card today!

I began this project by printing the Tulip Close Up on some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I don’t use fancy software because I’m so not tech savvy. I just use Pages on my MacBook and resize the image to whatever size I’m looking for, and sometimes I tone down the opacity as I did for this image. That allows you to get a more no-line look, if you’re into that.

Once printed, I began coloring the image using Copic markers RV91, RV93, RV95, R56, BG93, BG96, BG99, N0 and N2. This is such a beautiful combination of pinks and reds, and definitely a go-to combo for me. When I was done coloring, I fussy cut the image and set it aside while I worked on the remainder of the card.

I’ve done a card like this before for Alex, and wanted to recreate that, so I pulled out this patterned paper, which is from the Wandering Ivy Collection from KaiserCraft and trimmed it down. For the sentiment, I decided to use the Thanks from PinkFresh Studio Fancy Script Words set. I hot foiled the sentiment using Spellbinders Champagne foil onto black cardstock and used the coordinating die set to trim that out. I did cut two more blank sentiments and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

I applied foam tape to the tulips and adhered those to the text background, which I splattered using Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink, trimming off any excess of the flowers. After those were on, I used the Copic markers in N0 and N2 to add shadows around the flowers. The text panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner, and that was then adhered to the card base. I adhered the sentiment using a combination of foam tape and liquid glue, and also added a few black jewels to finish up.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll head over to Instagram to participate in the hop! Don’t forget to check out all of Alex’s new images over in her Etsy shop! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Thank You Vines

Hello Lovelies! I hope your day is going well! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my project featuring the new Exotic Vines Embossing Folder from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, And Back Again. Let’s go through the details!

I began this project by spritzing a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock with water before placing it in the SSS Exotic Vines Embossing Folder and running it through my die cutting machine. Be sure to check Simon’s website for appropriate sandwiches for the different machines. That was super helpful for me!

Once the panel was embossed, I trimmed it down using the Honey Bee Scallop A2 Card Frames and ink blended that using Distress Oxide Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I then sat that aside while I worked on the rest of the card. I decided on an A7 card base, which I splattered using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink.

I die cut the thank you sentiment, which is from SSS Handlettered Greetings, once from mirror gold cardstock and once from Neenah 110lb, and adhered both of those together using liquid glue. I also die cut the SSS Privet Branch twice from the same mirror gold cardstock. I needed another layer, so I cut another panel of Neenah 110lb using a larger die from the same Honey Bee frame set.

I adhered the sentiment to the embossed panel using liquid glue and trimmed off the excess. The embossed panel was then adhered to the white scalloped panel using foam tape for dimension. The leaves were glued underneath the scalloped panels with the leaves peeking out from the edges for added interest, and everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner. I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish up.

That does it for this project! I love the large white border around the focal point of this card! I hope it inspires you to get crafty. Stop by and check out the entire And Back Again release, there’s lots of super, fun things in this one. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Be Grateful

Hello Friends and thanks for joining me! The Handmade Holiday release from Simon Says Stamp is live and there are so many cool things that you absolutely need to check out! Like the new Simon Glitz Glitter Gels! Yup, you heard that right, Glitz Glitter Gels! I was super excited to find these in my package and couldn’t wait to play with them! Let’s get right to my project for today!

This set comes with six containers of gels, and they are all so gorgeous, but I’m only using four of them today. To begin, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles. I decided on the SSS Tumbling Leaves Stencil, so I taped that to my panel using masking tape, and began applying the gel. The colors that I ended up using were Pearfection, Surf, Citrine and Sherbert. I was going for an ombre look, so I applied the first gel over the top portion of the stencil, cleaning as much as possible from the top of the stencil. I moved to the next color of gel, overlapping the previous color just slightly, continuing with the four colors to the bottom of the stencil.

For the sentiment, I chose to use the SSS Be die along with the SSS Grateful die. I cut each of the words once from mirror gold cardstock and twice from black cardstock. I die cut the shadow for grateful once from black cardstock as well. The Be die cut does not have a shadow, so I traced the die cut on black cardstock and fussy cut that one. By tracing the die, it gives you the perfect size shadow when there isn’t one available. Once all of those were cut, I adhered them all together using liquid glue.

Once the panel was dry, I adhered it to a black cardstock panel using foam tape for dimension. I then glued the sentiments directly to the glitter panel, and adhered everything to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb. To finish up, I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls for some added bling!

Super simple project, but I love the gels and love how this card came out! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Handmade Holiday release! If you love embossing folders, this release is for you! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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LDRS Grateful Heart

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for joining me! Today’s project is featuring a couple of new products from the latest LDRS October Collection, the Modern Trellis Coverplate and the Thankful Flowers Slimline set. Let’s get right into the details!

To begin this project, I stamped the florals from the LDRS Corner Garden set on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then colored the images using Copic markers. Unfortunately, I did not write down the specific colors used, which is unlike me, but sometimes things happen. So I apologize about that.

Once everything was colored, I used the LDRS Corner Garden Die set to trim those images out. While I was die cutting, I went ahead and die cut the LDRS Modern Trellis Coverplate from Neenah 110lb, and did some light ink blending, using LDRS Dan-D-Lion ink, on the corners where I intended to put the florals.

I decided on this sentiment from the new LDRS Thankful Flowers Slimline set because I loved it so much. I love die cut sentiments, so I’m thrilled to see some coordinating dies for the sentiments in the sets! Anyhoo, I stamped the sentiment with the same VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set it using the same embossing powder. Once that was done, I used the coordinating die to trim it out.

To assemble the card, I adhered the trellis to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, using liquid glue, and adhered the florals to the ink blended corners using foam tape. I nestled the sentiment between those and adhered that with foam tape as well. To finish up, I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls for some added bling!

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty as well! Stop by and check out all of the new October Collection goodies over at LDRS! 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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Alex Syberia Design Coloring Therapy

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by today to check out my project for the new July release from the awesome Alex Syberia! Lots of fun things in this release, and of course, some beautiful flowers for your coloring pleasure! To celebrate Alex’s new release, we are having a super fun Instagram Hop, with a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for her shop! You can check out her Instagram or my Instagram for all the details! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Coloring Therapy A2 Panel, so let’s get started!

I began by printing the image on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. When I printed the image, I did adjust the opacity down to about 30%. By doing this, you can get somewhat of a no-line look, especially when watercoloring. I then got busy coloring. I started with the purples, and thought that I was going to color the whole thing purple to resemble grapes, but then decided that it might be cool to do rainbow colors instead.

The Copic Markers that I used were BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV23, BV29, Y00, Y06, Y08, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, RV00, RV02, RV11, RV32, R85, YR23, YR24, YG11, YG13, YG17, BG000, BG01 and BG02. Goodness gracious, that’s a lot of markers, right!?!? Anyhoo, once everything was colored, I used the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles to trim the panel.

I also used a Copic Multiliner 0.3 to add back the black dots on the “berries” as they got lost during the coloring process. I opted for a Thanks sentiment using the Concord and 9th Scripted Thanks die cut. I cut it three times from black cardstock and adhered those together using liquid glue. I also cut the SSS Etched Dragonfly from black cardstock.

I adhered the sentiment and the dragonfly to the colored panel using glue, and adhered the panel to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, using foam tape for dimension. To finish up the project, I added some Soft Snowfall Pearls from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I thought the softness of them added a nice little touch!

I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope you found some inspiration to get crafty in your space! Head on over to Alex’s Etsy shop to check out the full release! You don’t want to miss it. Stay awesome sweet friend!

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Spellbinders Heartfelt Thanks from the Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I was super excited when asked to play with products from the Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken! What a beautiful collection this is! Today’s project is featuring the Heartfelt Thanks Vignette, so let’s get into the project!

To begin, I cut all of the die elements from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock. I also cut the backing die for the sentiment panel once from black cardstock. I adhered the Heartfelt Thanks panel to that black panel using Craft Tacky Glue. I took the trimmed oval insert portion and used the Flower Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil plate to add Sky Bright foil for some added interest.

I adhered all of the oval sections together using a combination of glue and foam tape. I used the Hemstitch Rectangles to cut a panel of black cardstock, and adhered that to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I then glued the oval panels atop that. For more added interest, I used the Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die set to cut some matching blue flowers, yellow centers and green leaves and adhered those to the card using glue and foam tape as well.

Super simple card today! Die cutting is my jam, and I love solely die cut cards! I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What’s your favorite technique on cards? I’d love to know in the comments! Hop over and check out the entire Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection from Spellbinders!

Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Thank You Gold Fading Hearts

Hello there crafty friends! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your day! I’m still playing with goodies from the new Rainbows release from Simon Says Stamp! The Fading Hearts Stencil is one of my favorites from this release, so let’s jump right in!

I always tend towards white cardstock, but decided to mix it up with this project by using kraft cardstock instead. I began this mini slimline card by cutting a panel of kraft and adhering my stencil to it using masking tape. I then used ThermoWeb Deco Foil Transfer Gel to get a good layer on my cardstock before removing the stencil. Don’t forget to wash your tools right away, so as not to ruin them. Did I sound like your mom there? I let the panel dry for a few hours while I continued to figure out my sentiment.

Once my panel was ready, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes on the hearts. I just put some flakes on and rubbed them around with my finger until all of the hearts were covered, beautiful and shiny! I decided on some SSS Sentiment Strips to adorn this card, so I trimmed those down and adhered them to my panel using 3M Foam Tape. I also found a cute, black heart in my sticker stash to add as well.

I adhered my kraft panel to a larger black panel, because I love that contrast. I then adhered those to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

That does it! Super duper simple card with lots of shiny impact! Don’t forget to check out the new SSS Rainbows release! Lots of pretty things!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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