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 Sorry for Your Loss

Hello Friends! I’m so glad that you stopped by today! Have you checked out Simon’s latest release, Dream Big? It’s beautiful with so many things to offer! Today’s project is featuring a new embossing folder with die, entitled Terrace Floral. Let’s get into the details!

To begin, I trimmed two panels of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and placed each one inside the SSS Terrace Floral embossing folder and ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum 6, giving me a total of two panels to work with. I trimmed one of the panels down that would end up being on the card front.

For the other panel, I used the included die to trim the one floral element out, and I fussy cut a few more of the flowers. Once all of the cutting was done, I adhered the flowers to the panel using SSS 3D Foam Squares, trimming off the excess.

The floral panel was then adhered to a black panel for contrast. I adhered a SSS Sentiment Strip directly to the flowers using liquid glue, along with some white pearls. Everything was then adhered to the card base to finish up.

Super simple card, but I like how it turned out! I always like using mainly white on sympathy cards, I guess because it’s soothing. I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Dream Big release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Pieces

Hello Crafty Lovelies and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my post featuring the new Pinpoint Starlet Emboss and Cut folder from Simon’s latest release, Dream Big. There’s an Instagram Hop going on over there with lots of chances to win a $25 gift card to Simon’s store. You don’t want to miss out on that! So, let’s go through the details for this one!

For this project, I opted to use just the center cut portion of this folder, so I cut it thirteen times from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and pulled out a bunch of Distress Oxide Sprays and sprayed each piece a different color. I’ll list all of the supplies at the end, if you’re interested in what I used.

Once all the pieces were dry, I pulled out a few Tim Holtz stamp sets and stamped on all of the pieces using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. For the sentiment, I used the SSS The World Needs and cut that three times from black cardstock and adhered all of them together using liquid glue.

My background paper is from 49 and Market and the pack is just gorgeous! I trimmed this piece down using the PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, splattered it using Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink and began the assembly process. I began by gluing the colored pieces along the left side of the panel in rainbow order, of course, in a step sort of way, and I glued the sentiment to the right side.

I felt like it needed something else, so I added a black butterfly to tie in all of the black elements going on, and trimmed off the excess. The panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner before being adhered to the card base in the same way.

That wraps this one up! To be honest, I worked on so many different ideas with these pieces, and none of them were thrilling me, until I came up with this step idea. I’m still not in love with it, but I kind of like it. Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by today! Head on over and check out the Instagram Hop going on, and comment along the hop for your chance to win a gift card! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to 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 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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