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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Simon Says Stamp Fine Petals Hugs

Hello, Hello and welcome back! Thanks for stopping by! Yup, I’m still on a StampTember kick! There’s just so many good things in this release, it’s hard to stop! For today’s project, I’m featuring another card using the new Fine Petal Background Plate. This is such a gorgeous die when it’s cut! Let’s get into the details!

I began by cutting a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the Fine Petal Background Plate. I did have to run this through about four times to get a really good cut, but hopefully your machine cuts better! Once the panel was cut, I zhooshed most of the petals giving them plenty of definition and dimension. I did leave some un-zhooshed at the bottom for my sentiment.

I had some blue mirror cardstock that I wanted to use, so I adhered the petal panel to a color coordinating blue cardstock using liquid glue.

I cut the SSS Hugs sentiment once from this blue mirror cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb. I also cut the shadow twice from Neenah 110lb and glued all of those layers together.

My sentiment was then glued to the bottom of the petal panel where I left the petals un-zhoosed. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. Lots of dimension on this card for sure!

Here’s a reverse view of the card, so you can see the blue peeking through more clearly

To finish up, I added a few PinkFresh Studio Jewels, because every card deserves to sparkle!

That finishes this one up! Super simple and quick! That’s the wonderful thing about background plates! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire StampTember line up! Lots of great things to choose from! 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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Simon Says Stamp Leafy Warm Hugs

Hello Crafters, and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! Yay for StampTember, right?! What are your favorites from the release? I can honestly say that I have too many! Who’s with me? There’s just so much to choose from! I had to order a few of the new ink pads to try them out! They are all just so yummy! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Leaves Wreath Stencil once again with fall colors. So let’s jump right into the details!

To begin this project, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card and secured the first Leaves Wreath Stencil to it using masking tape. For the ink blending, I used Distress Oxide Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.

I removed the first stencil and attached the second stencil. I smooshed a VersaMark ink pad over this, making sure to get a good coating. Once the second stencil was removed, I used Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder to heat set the detail of the leaves. My next step was to splatter the panel, and for this I used Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink. This was then set aside to dry.

I went ahead and worked on the sentiment using the SSS Warm Hugs die. I cut the detail die once from Gold Mirror cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb. The shadow was then cut twice using black cardstock, and all of those were then adhered together using liquid glue.

I die cut the panel using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles for some added interest. I then adhered the sentiment to the center of the wreath using glue, and added PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls for my embellishments. Because every card has to have embellishments, am I right!? The panel was then added to a black cardstock panel with foam tape 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 you’re enjoying seeing all of the inspiration from the SSS design team! Stop by and check out the entire StampTember 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 Interlocking Leaves

Hello Lovelies! I hope you’re doing well! Thanks so much for stopping by. StampTember is always so exciting with all of the new products! What are your favorites from the release? Today’s project is featuring the Interlocking Leaves Background stamp, so let’s just get right to it!

I began this project by stamping the Interlocking Leaves on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat embossing it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I then pulled out some fall-ish colors for some ink blending.

The Distress Oxide inks that I used were Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick and Twisted Citron. Once the ink blending was complete, I cut the panel out using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, and started on the sentiment.

I opted for the SSS You’re the Best die. I cut it twice from black cardstock and once from Mirror Gold cardstock. I removed the letters for “the best” on one of the black die cuts, and inlaid the gold letters in their place using liquid glue. I adhered the rest of the sentiment to the shadow and glued it to the ink blended panel.

This panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape for dimension, and everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. No card is complete without embellishments, so I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up!

That does it for this card! Have you checked out the entire StampTember line up yet? Do you have any favorites? My wallet is screaming right now! Thanks so much for stopping by 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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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Hello

Hello Crafty Friend, and happy StampTember! StampTember is always so exciting! So many new products, and so many awesome collaboration sets! To celebrate, we are having a huge blog party! There will be tons of inspiration AND a scavenger hunt for exclusive codes to the Simon Says Stamp store! You can check out the SSS Blog for more inspiration, more details and more links to blogs with even more exclusive codes! You’ll find my exclusive code below! Today’s card is featuring this new, awesome, Fine Petal Background Plate. Such a cool plate to play with! So, let’s get right into the details of it.

I began by ink blending a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. I then used the SSS Fine Petal Background Plate to cut the ink blended panel using the Gemini Jr. I did have to run it through about four times to get a really good cut.

Once the panel was cut, I zhooshed most of the petals to give them some good dimension! I left some petals near the bottom un-zhooshed, is that even a word? Anyhoo, I left some flat so that I had a place for the sentiment. I then adhered the ink blended panel to a black cardstock panel using liquid glue. I thought the black background made a bold impact against the rainbow!

Next, I used the SSS Hello die and cut that from black glossy cardstock three times and adhered all of those together using glue. I also cut the shadow once from vellum and glued that behind the sentiment. This was then glued to the panel near the bottom.

This panel was then glued to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb. This was a super simple and quick card, but I love how it turned out! I really love the black elements combined with the rainbow colors!

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire StampTember line up! There’s so many great things in this release! Here’s my exclusive code for the SSS store! Join the scavenger hunt for more codes! Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome sweet friend!

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Simon Says Stamp Kindness Matters

Hello Crafty Friend, and happy StampTember! This is my second StampTember, and it’s always so exciting to see all the new products and all the new collaboration sets! Have you taken a look at the release yet?! There’s 150 Simon brand products released today, can you believe that?? Today’s card is featuring the new Leaves Wreath Stencil with some ink blending, so let’s get right into it!

I began this project by attaching the first stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using masking tape. I used my usual rainbow line-up of Distress Oxide inks, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China, for the ink blending. I removed the first stencil, and attached the second stencil for the detail.

For the second stencil, I smooshed a VersaMark ink pad over the entire stencil to get a good coating, and then heat embossed the detail of the leaves using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. Once done with the panel, I splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink, and set it aside while I worked on the sentiment.

For the sentiment, I chose the SSS Kindness Matters die and I cut that twice from black cardstock and once from Gold Mirror cardstock. I made sure the letters stayed in one of the black die cuts, and popped them out of the second black die cut. This is because, I’m going to inlay the gold letters atop the black ones. I put foam tape on the back of the black die cut to ensure that the letters stayed in place and then adhered the second black die cut to it using glue. I then inlaid the gold letters using glue as well.

I adhered the sentiment to the center of the ink blended leaves using the foam tape that I had already put on the back. I then used PinkFresh Studios Gold Metallic Pearls to adhere to the dots that the stencil creates. I then adhered the panel to a black panel using foam tape, because I always love to use black on my cards. It just gives a lovely contrast in my opinion. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Let me know your favorites from the new StampTember release in the comments! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog party! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp All About You Rainbow Floral

Hello Friends! Hope you’re doing well and having a wonderful day! I’m super excited because I’m participating in a Simon Says Stamp Instagram hop to celebrate the new Make Magic release! You’ll definitely want to check that out because there are gift certificates to be won!! More details below. I just can’t even with this release! There’s so many awesome things to choose from! I wish that I didn’t have to choose, ya know, and could just buy the whole dang release! I’m a huge lover of stand alone sentiment dies, so of course I had to buy some of those! Anyhoo, today’s card is featuring the all new All About You stamp set, along with a couple of older favorites of mine. So let’s get into the deets!

I began this card by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card base, and popping it in the Misti. I chose three of the sentiments from the All About You stamp set, and proceeded to do some repeat stamping using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Not going to lie, this took a little bit of time! Mainly because I was being careful and trying to get the placement right and stamp straight all at the same time! I really need to get one of those acetate grids to put down! After each set of stamping, I was heat embossing the sentiments using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.

Once all of the sentiments were stamped, I filled in the gaps with the hearts that are included in this set. Next, I pulled out the SSS Cosmo Flower Petals die and cut the detailed petals from various colored cardstock. I believe most of the colored cardstock is from The Stamp Market, but not 100% sure. I ended up cutting enough petals to make two flowers. I cut the detailed center from black cardstock twice and the solid center from white cardstock twice. I adhered the centers together using liquid glue, and began gluing the flower petals to the back of that for each flower separately. So when I was done, I had two completed flowers.

I ended up adhering both of those flowers together, turning the top one slightly to get a fuller flower. The card still needed something, and of course, I thought of leaves, so I used the SSS Detail Elm Leaves for this. I cut a few leaves from vellum because I didn’t want to take away from the flower. I glued the leaves to the stamped panel before gluing the flower down.

I adhered the panel to a black cardstock panel using foam tape, because that’s my jam! Black cardstock and foam tape! Then I adhered that to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I had fun making this one! I love the bold sentiments with the rainbow flower! I hope you enjoyed this card, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Hop over to Instagram to check out the hop that I mentioned earlier. SSS is giving away a $25 gift certificate to a lucky commenter at each stop on the hop! That’s twelve chances to win!!! You don’t want to miss that! Check out the entire Make Magic release and let me know your favorites, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon says stamp floral miss you

Hello! Hello! Hello! I hope you’re having a fabulous day! Thanks so much for stopping by today to take a peek at today’s card featuring the All About You Stamp set from the newest Simon Says Stamp release, Make Magic! This has been such a fun release to work with, and so many wonderful things in the release! Let’s get into the details of the project!

I paired the sentiment with a favorite floral set of mine, Best Friend Ever Stamp set, also from Simon! I began by stamping one of the floral images from the Best Friend Ever set several times on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaMark ink and heat setting them using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I used Copic Markers BG70, BG72, BG75, BG93 and YG61 to color the images.

Once those were colored, I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I set those aside while I worked on the rest of the card. I chose the Miss You sentiment from the SSS All About You set and stamped it on Neenah 110lb using the same ink and embossing powder. I wanted a dramatic backdrop for the flowers, so I chose black! I used the SSS Detail Petal Plate and cut the black panel. It’s very hard to see, but there is some added detail under the flowers.

It still needed something, so I gold splattered the black panel using Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink, and that did the trick! I played around with the placement of the sentiment and flowers until I decided what I liked.

Once placement was decided, I adhered the sentiment and florals to the black panel using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape, trimming the excess. The black panel was then adhered to my card base, also Neenah 110lb, using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That does it for this project! I love the blue flowers against the black backdrop! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Make Magic release! Like i said earlier, there’s so many fun things to check out! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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