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 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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Waffle Flower Leafy Smile

Hello Crafters and welcome back! Waffle Flower has monthly challenges and I’m super excited to be co-hosting week one with my special friend Rachel! This week’s theme is Leaves, which is just perfect for the upcoming fall weather. You can head over to Waffle Flower for all the challenge details! So let’s get into my project!

For my project, I opted to use the Fall Leaves Die set, along with a couple of other Waffle Flower products. I began by cutting the solid leaf dies from watercolor paper twice. I got out a water brush and my Karin Brushmarkers to do a little bit of watercoloring on them. Very quick and simple technique of adding water to the leaves and dropping in color from the markers. Once satisfied with the colors, I set them aside to dry.

While those were drying, I went ahead and cut the leaf detail for all of the leaves from mirror gold cardstock. I also went ahead and cut the Triple Line Diamond Panel Die from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and placed foam tape strategically on the back of it.

I adhered the gold leaf detail to the solid leaves using liquid glue. Now that I had the panel cut and the leaves ready to do, I needed to decided on a sentiment. The Oversized Smile Word Die fit within the space that I had to work with, so I cut it once from that same mirror gold cardstock and three more times from Neenah 110lb cardstock and glued all of those together.

I began adhering the leaves to the die cut panel using glue, creating a row at the top and the bottom. Once those were all done, I trimmed off the stems. Since I had previously put foam tape on the back of the die cut panel, I went ahead and adhered that to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb as well.

The only thing left to do was glue the sentiment in the center of the panel. I didn’t even add bling to this card! Can you believe that? I can’t, actually! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope you’ll join us in the challenge! Leaves is such a great theme for this month! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome friend!

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Simon Says Stamp Just A Card

Happy StampTember! Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Have you checked out the entire StampTember release yet? What are your favorites? I’m looking forward to seeing all of the collaboration sets for the month! Today’s card is featuring the new Raindrops stamp set, but used in a different way! Let’s jump right in!

When I first saw the Raindrops Stamp set, my brain saw flowers! So that’s the direction that I went! To begin, I pulled out a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and attached the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil to it using masking tape, and applied a good layer of Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel. That was then set aside to dry.

Next, I took one size of the solid raindrop stamps and the coordinating detail stamps and began stamping. For the solid stamp, I used PinkFresh Studio inks in Bubble Gum, Peach Fuzz, Sunshine, Fresh Pear, Ocean Breeze and Soft Lilac. I think that I stamped each color three times using the solid stamp. Next, I took the detailed stamps and stamped over each coordinating color using the next darkest shade of ink, which were Raspberry Bliss, Apricot, Sweet Mustard, Meadow, Aquamarine and Lavender. Once I had all of the petals stamped, I fussy cut them all.

I used the SSS Stitched Daisies die set to cut a few centers from black cardstock, and then adhered the petals to the back using liquid glue, in rainbow order. For the sentiment, I opted to use one from the SSS XL Greetings 2 set. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat set it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then repeated the stamping and embossing two more times, but using VersaMark ink on those. I do it this way because my paper always warps slightly during the embossing process, and by stamping in VersaMark, you don’t see any mistakes if it doesn’t line up perfectly correct the second and third time because of the warping.

I used the SSS XL Greetings 2 coordinating die to trim out the sentiment, and cut it a second time for stacking purposes. I trimmed the Tiny Dots panel using Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle die and adhered the sentiment in the center using foam tape. I then placed foam tape on the back of the flowers and adhered those around the sentiment, trimming off any excess. The panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape, and then to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it! I quite like using these “raindrops” as flowers! Stop by and check out the entire StampTember release and let me know your favorites! Have a great day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Erin Lee Creative Graffiti Heart Vibes

Hello and welcome back! I’m so glad that you stopped by! I’m still playing with my Erin Lee Creative goodies, and today’s card is featuring the Graffiti Heart Stencil along with the Good Vibes Layering Die. Let’s not waste any more time and get right to the deets!

To begin, I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock to an A2 size and adhered the Graffiti Heart Stencil to it using masking tape. I then used Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo to give it a good coat, and then set it aside to dry.

Once the gel was dry, I applied a sheet of Deco Foil Amethyst Watercolor and ran it through the die cutting machine. This stencil does not cover a full card panel, so I carefully used the smaller splatter portions of the stencil to repeat the process.

I could really only repeat the process on two small sections of the panel at a time, so that’s what I did! I applied the gel, set it aside to dry and then added more foil. I don’t remember how many times this was repeated, but I wanted the whole panel covered.

A mistake that I made while making this card, was not putting a clean piece of paper over the previously foiled heart, so it picked up marks and such from my die cutting plate. With that being said, I had to re-apply gel to the heart and re-foil it. The second time around, I didn’t get it quite smooth enough, but I just went with it anyhoo! We’re just going to say that it adds to the graffiti character! I hate making mistakes, but it’s part of life, and now I know for the next time!

I die cut the Good Vibes sentiment once from Glossy Black cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using liquid glue. My panel was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, using foam tape for dimension.

That finishes up this card! I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! This was my first time using the Deco Foil sheets, and I quite like this way of foiling! I’ll definitely be doing this more in the future! Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Reverse Confetti August Release Blog Hop

Hello, Hello and welcome back! Today’s the day! The new Reverse Confetti August mini release is live! To celebrate, we are having a blog hop with tons of inspiration from the team! You don’t want to miss it! The hop list will be posted below! I’ve got two cards for you today featuring the Floral Chain Cover Panel and the Scripty Sentiments stamp set! Let’s not waste any more time and jump right into the details!

For both of these cards, I opted not to use the frame portion of the die, and just use the flowers. By not using the die as it was intended, it’s a great way to stretch your supplies. For the first card, I pulled out a sheet of watercolor paper and die cut several of the flowers, along with their centers. I also pulled out my Karin Brushmarkers and a water brush. I wet the flowers and dropped in the color using the markers, thinning out for lighter colors and adding more for darker colors. I set those aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card base and did some light ink blending on the corners using Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I knew that I wanted to add a frame to the card, so I die cut the Reverse Confetti Stitched Note and Frames from Neenah 110lb and placed foam tape on the back of it.

I popped the ink blended panel in the Misti and stamped the sentiment from the new Scripty Sentiments set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I adhered the frame to the panel and began adhering the flowers together using liquid glue.

I adhered the flowers atop the frame and the card panel using glue as well, before attaching the panel to the card base using foam tape. To finish up, I added a few PinkFresh Studio Jewels to some of the flowers for some added bling!

For my second card, I used the same floral dies to make striped flowers this time. I cut a bunch of strips in varying sizes using cardstock from The Stamp Market, and adhered those in rainbow order to a scrap of Neenah 80lb cardstock using double-sided tape. When all of that was complete, I die cut a few of the flowers using the striped panel.

I went ahead and die cut a panel using the Reverse Confetti Peekaboo Cover Panel and popped it in the Misti and stamped the sentiment from the Scripty Sentiments set, using the same black ink and embossing powder.

The card felt like it needed some leaves so I used one of the leaves from the Reverse Confetti Peony stamp set and stamped that using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed them using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I also used the coordinating die to cut those out.

I played with the placement of the leaves and flowers before adhering them down using a combination of foam tape and glue. Once that was done, I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls and popped up some of the peekaboo elements on the panel.

To finish up this card, I adhered it to a card base, which is Neenah 110lb, using liquid glue.

That does it for these two projects! I hope you enjoyed them, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! I had a lot of fun making these, mainly because I really enjoy flowers and leaves, but it’s such a versatile set with the frame! I hope you’ll stop by the Reverse Confetti website to check out the new release!

Don’t forget to hop along for tons of inspiration from the team using these new products! The hop list is below! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Amy Rohl

Lisa Henke

Becky Roberts

Tracy Ware

Cheiron Brandon

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Heather Ruwe

Audrey Tokach

Jenny Colacicco

Candice Fisher

Rachel Alvarado

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Two

Hello Fetti Friends and welcome back! So glad that you stopped by for the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day two! This is such a cute release with beautiful floral cover panels and a sweet sentiment stamp set! To celebrate the release, we are having a blog hop, so hop along and leave comments for your chance to win a gift certificate! More details and the hop list are below. Please note that new product links will not be active until the release goes live on August 8th. Let’s get into the details for today’s card.

This card is using the new Hello Daisy Cover Panel, and I opted to use it as it was intended. To begin the card, I pulled out a panel of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor Paper and some Distress Oxide Spray in Spun Sugar. I sprayed the ink on my glass mat and spritzed it with water and proceeded to do some ink smooshing. Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I set it aside to dry and began some die cutting.

I die cut the cover panel from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and did some light ink blending using Distress Oxide inks Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord. I went ahead and die cut a bunch of the included flowers using Sizzix cardstock in various colors and adhered those together using liquid glue.

Once the ink smooshed panel was dry, I popped it in the Misti and stamped the sentiment, which is from the new Scripty Sentiments Stamp Set, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then adhered the frame to that using foam tape for dimension. I began adhering the colored flowers using a combination of foam tape and glue.

I adhered the flowers in their designated spaces on the cover panel, as well as, adding some around the panel and on the frame itself. To finish up, I adhered the panel to a Neenah 110lb card base, and added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels to some of the flowers.

That does it! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to hop along and leave comments by noon central time on August 7th for your chance to win a Reverse Confetti $15 gift certificate! The hop list is below! Happy hopping!

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Tracy Ware

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Audrey Tokach

Candice Fisher

Rachel Alvarado

Amy Tsuruta

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Simon Says Stamp You Make Me smile

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I’m still playing with products from the new SSS release, Make Magic! Have you checked it out yet? I’m loving all of the fun things this release has to offer! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new SSS Stained Glass Background stamp and the All About You stamp set! So let’s get right into the details!

I love mixed media, but it is so far out of my comfort zone! But .. I still like to give it a whirl from time to time, which is what I did with this project! I began by pulling out a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper. I decided to use this, because it’s what I had on hand, and I prefer to use cold press for actual watercoloring. Anyhoo, I began with some ink smooshing on the panel using a combination of inks. The inks used were Distress Oxide Sprays in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Faded Jeans and Spiced Marmalade.

In addition to those inks, I used a few Distress Ink cubes in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. I added those because I wanted a little bit more vibrant colors and the Distress inks seem to give that. I also used a little bit of Salvaged Patina in Distress Oxide. I did add a bit of splatter to the panel using the wand of the sprays as well. Once the colors were added and dried, I added some Ranger Crackle Paste using the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil. When the paste was dried, I popped the panel in the Misti for some stamping.

For the stamping, I used the SSS Stained Glass Background stamp, along with some elements from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set, and a small set called Grunge. This small set was found eons ago at a Tuesday Morning store, and I’m not sure it’s even available for purchase any longer. The ink used on the panel itself was Memento Tuxedo Black. I also stamped the sentiment from the SSS All About You Stamp set using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. Once the sentiment was stamped, I fussy cut around the edges.

I used the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool to rough up the edges of the panel and attached the sentiment using foam tape. The card still needed something, so I pulled out the SSS Beautiful Butterflies Stamp set and stamped a butterfly on vellum using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used the coordinating die to trim that out, along with a solid black butterfly to give it some contrast and definition. I adhered those together using liquid glue and then glued it directly to the panel.

I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I rifled through my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find one that matched. That was adhered under the main sentiment using foam tape. I also added a glossy heart sticker from my stash for added interest. I cut an A7 card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink before attaching the panel using foam tape again.

That finishes this project. Like I said, mixed media is out of my comfort zone, but I really do enjoy it when I try it! I hope this project inspires you to get crafty and possibly step out of your comfort zone as well. Stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release, you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Sunburst Sentiments

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you are doing well! I’m still playing with goodies from the new Simon Says Stamp release, Make Magic! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Sunburst die. How fun is this die?!?! What are your favorites from the release? Let’s jump right in to the deets on this card.

I began this project by stamping the new SSS Stained Glass Background on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaMark ink and heat embossing it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I went ahead and trimmed it down to just smaller than an A2 card, as well. I then added some ink blending with Distress Oxide Mustard Seed over that, with darker concentration on the end where the “sun” was going to be.

I die cut the SSS Sunburst from black cardstock, and adhered it to my stamped panel using liquid glue, trimming off the excess. I popped the panel in the Misti and stamped some detail on the “sun” portion using the SSS Hello Sunshine Stamp set and VersaMark ink. I embossed that using the same Princess Gold Embossing Powder.

I rifled through all of my SSS Reverse Sentiment Strips to find ones that I liked and that would fit on the black rays of the sun. Once I had enough trimmed, I used a black Copic marker to black the edges of the sentiment strips and adhered them using foam tape.

The panel was then adhered to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb, using foam tape as well. Lots of dimension, because dimension is life!

That wraps up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it sparks your creativity! Don’t forget to check out the entire Make Magic release, and don’t forget to stay awesome! Have a fabulous day!

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Simon Says Stamp You are Awesome

Hello and welcome back crafty friends! I’m back with another card featuring the all new All About You stamp set from the newest Simon Says Stamp Make Magic release! I love large sentiments and this set is perfect! Have you checked out the new release yet? What are some of your favorites? Let’s get into today’s project!

I began by stamping the SSS Repeating Rainbows Background stamp on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing it afterwards using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then trimmed it using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles. I knew I was going to color the image and didn’t want to waste time coloring portions that I wasn’t going to use.

The Copic markers that I used for coloring were RV02, YR21, BG32 and BG01. I stamped the You are Awesome sentiment from the SSS All About You stamp set on Neenah 110lb using the same black ink and embossing powder. I repeated the stamping and embossing process one more time, stamping with VersaMark ink the second time. By double embossing, it gives it a smoother finish.

I pulled out some cardstock from The Stamp Market and die cut the SSS Detail Elm Leaves a few times from three different colors along with white. I also used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles to cut a white frame. I cut that up to use as a decorative border on either side of the sentiment, adhering with liquid glue. It needed something else so I used the PinkFresh Studio Slim Stripes Die to cut a strip of coordinating cardstock and glued that along the stitch on the frame.

I positioned the sentiment atop the colored panel and glued the elm leaves under it before adhering with foam tape. I adhered the panel to black cardstock using foam tape as well, and then adhered the whole thing to my card base, which is also Neenah 110, using the SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That’s it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release, and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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