Simon Says Stamp Black Eyed Susans Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back! How’s your STAMPtember going so far? What are your favorites from the new release? Yeah, I’m nosey! There are so many cool things that it’s hard for me to narrow down my favorites! Anyhoo, today’s project is featuring the new Black Eyed Susans stamp set, so let’s run through the details!

To begin, I stamped the floral images from the SSS Black Eyed Susans set onto a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat set that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I pulled out some Copic markers and began coloring using Y06, Y08, Y18, YR23, E39, E79, E99, G24, G82, YG61, N0 and N1.

Once all of the coloring was complete, I used a Copic Multi Liner 0.5 to add some additional black dot detail to the centers of the flowers. Next, I stamped a bee from the set twice in the same way and colored those using one of the yellow markers along with the Copic 110 Special Black marker. For a bit more added detail, I went over the wings using a Wink of Stella marker as well before fussy cutting them.

I trimmed the floral panel using PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and adhered it to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner. I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same set and stamped that onto black cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat set it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. Once that was done, I trimmed it down and adhered it to the panel using SSS Foam Tape.

I adhered the bees to the panel as well using SSS Foam Squares, before adhering everything to the card base. No card is complete without some bling, so I added some PFS Iridescent Clear Drops to finish up this one.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to swing by and check out the entire STAMPtember release! Have yourself a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp God Loves You

Hello Crafty Lovelies! Thanks so much for stopping by! For today’s project, I played around with the new Blossom Vine die. Of course, I always love the opportunity to play with florals, so let’s go through the details!

To begin, I die cut the SSS Blossom Vine once from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and did some light ink blending using the SSS Pawsitively Saturated Inks in Bubblegum and Sage. I then set that aside to work on the remainder of the card.

I die cut the smaller PFS Stitched Scallop Rectangles and trimmed a panel that would go behind the frame, and added texture to it using the SSS Whirl Background. That was then adhered together using liquid glue.

Before adhering anything to the card base, I smooshed a little of the Bubblegum ink on my glass mat and used a water brush to flick some splatters on it. The frame was then adhered to the card base using SSS 3D Foam Squares.

I then glued the flower element to the frame, along with a SSS Sentiment Strip. To finish up, I added some PFS Iridescent Clear Drops.

That finishes up this project! It was actually pretty simple, but I love the elegance of this card. I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Dream Big release over on Simon’s website. Thanks again for stopping by! Have 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 Slay Every Day

Hello and welcome back! I’m so glad you stopped by! Today’s project is featuring the new Blossom Vine from Simon’s latest release, Dream Big. I always love floral die cuts and this one was no exception! Let’s get into the details, shall we?

To start, I die cut the SSS Blossom Vine a bunch of times from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. A bunch meaning eight times maybe. Then I pulled out an assortment of rainbow colored cardstock and die cut the floral from all of those as well. Yes, lots of die cutting! But, I do love making my own backgrounds using die cuts.

Once all of those were cut, I adhered them together using liquid glue, offsetting them just slightly so that you could see the colors beneath. I used the SSS Detail Bohemian Plate to cut a background for the flowers and glued the flowers atop that trimming off the excess.

I used the Slay Every Day sentiment from the SSS Yay You set and stamped that using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I did heat set it a couple of times to give it a smoother finish. I then used the coordinating die to trim it out, and cut an extra to glue to it for more stability. The sentiment was then glued to the floral panel.

That panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner before being adhered to the card base. I added some PFS Iridescent Clear Drops for a little shine and sparkle to finish up.

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty making your own backgrounds! Don’t forget to check out the entire Dream Big release over on Simon’s website. Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Crocus

Hello Friends, and welcome back! The new Simon release, Let’s Chill, is live and boy is it a fun one! Today’s card is featuring the Hello Sunshine die in a repeat pattern. Let’s go through the details, shall we?

I began this project by die cutting the SSS Hello Sunshine twice from four different shades of yellow and orange. I did twice because I wasn’t sure how many it was going to take. I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the SSS Stitched Whirl Background, and began adhering the sentiment die cuts using liquid glue. I began at the top and worked my way down the panel.

Once all of the sentiments were adhered, I trimmed the panel down to the size of the sentiments. Moving along, I used the SSS Etched Crocus Stems to cut a few flowers from Neenah 110lb, and those were then glued directly atop the sentiments.

I splattered my card base using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink and then adhered the panel using foam tape for dimension. No card is complete without bling, so I added a few pearls to finish up this project.

That does it! Simple card, but I love stretching my supplies and creating backgrounds from stand-alone sentiment dies. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you’ll stop by and take a look at the entire Let’s Chill release. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Mother’s Day Peony

Hello Crafty Lovelies and thanks for stopping by! Have you checked out the newest Simon release, Yay You? What are your favorites? If you know me, I always love florals and sentiments! So, today I’m playing with the Sketched Peony Blossom Foil and Cut set. Let go through the details, shall we?

I ended up making this card for my Mom for Mother’s Day, and of course, she loved it! I began by foiling the Sketched Peony Blossom on a panel of hot press watercolor paper using Spellbinders Champagne Hot Foil. I always end up foiling a few, but only used one in this case, so I have some to use on another project in the future. While I had the machine hot, I also used the PinkFresh Studio Solid Hot Foil Plate to foil the negative of the flower as well.

Once the foiling was complete, I used Zig Markers in 025, 032 and 040 to do some watercoloring. I also used Copic Markers in Y00 and Y08 to add some yellow to the center of the flower. I then used the included, coordinating die to trim the flower out along with the solid foiled flower as well. Those were then adhered together, slightly off center, using liquid glue.

For the background, I used the SSS Stitched Whirl Background and trimmed that from a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I also used the SSS Olive Leaves to cut a couple of those from Neenah 110lb, as well as some gold cardstock.

I went ahead and worked on the sentiment and use the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment, which is from the SSS Better With Mom set. I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark Ink on a scrap of Neenah 110lb and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. When that was complete, I used the coordinating die to trim it out.

To assemble the card, I adhered the whirl background to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner and glued the leaves to the panel, while adhering the flower using foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was also adhered with foam tape. And, of course there has to be bling, so I used some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls for that.

That finishes this one up! 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 Good Day Peony Blossom

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by! The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Yay You, is a gorgeous one, and I’m playing with the new Sketched Peony Blossom Foil and Cut set! Have you jumped on the foiling band wagon yet? I did a while back, and I just love it! Let’s run through the details for today’s card, shall we?

To begin, I foiled the Sketched Peony Blossom several times on some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Spellbinders Rose Gold Foil and colored them using Copic Markers R00, R11, R20 and E02 and a Multiliner to add the black detail to the centers of the flowers. While I was foiling, I went ahead and used the PinkFresh Studio Solid Hot Foil Plate to foil the negative pieces as well. Once all the peonies were done, I used the included, coordinating die to trim them all out.

I used the SSS Privet Branch and cut some of those from blue cardstock, as well as some vellum. The background needed some interest so I opted for the PinkFresh Studio Simply Diamonds and adhered that directly to the card base using liquid glue.

To assemble the card, I glued the solid foiled peonies to the colored peonies. I adhered the leaves to the card base using glue, and adhered the peonies atop those using foam tape for dimension.

The SSS Sentiment Strip was glued directly to the flower and I added some pearls to finish it up.

That does it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Yay You release. Have a wonderful 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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Sketched Floral Hello

Hello Friends and welcome back! I’ve been playing with goodies from the latest Erin Lee Creative release, and made another card using the new Sketched Floral Foil Cover Plate. So let’s run through the details!

All too often I get caught up in the thought that everything needs to be colored. Guess what? It doesn’t! I quite like this white and gold simplistic design on this one! Anyhoo, I began this project by embossing the Sketched Floral Foil Cover Plate onto a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. That provided just a tad of underlying detail.

I foiled the same plate using Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil and fussy cut those images and placed foam tape on the back. When adhering them to the embossed panel, I offset them just the slightest little bit so that you could still see the embossed details. I also added some gold splatter using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink for some added interest.

For the sentiment, I cut the Hello Word Die once from gold cardstock and four more times from Neenah 110lb and adhered all of those together using liquid glue. I made the sentiment so thick because it was going atop the flowers that were adhered with foam tape, and I needed it to be quite sturdy.

The sentiment was glued atop the flowers and the panel was adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner. Of course I had to add a little more bling, so I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up.

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it. It’s hard for me not to color all the things, but white and gold are beautiful too! Have yourself a wonderful day, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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