Simon Says Stamp You’re So Kind Halftone Square Background

All the Feels Release

I’m having such a blast with the products from this release, and today’s project is one of my favorites! Mixed Media really isn’t in my wheel house, but I enjoy the mix of products and textures. You can check out the full All the Feels release HERE. Let me know what your favorites are!

Let’s get into today’s fun project where I’m featuring the new Halftone Square Background stamp. To begin, I put a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor paper in my Misti and positioned my stamp. To achieve this look, I basically scribbled Karin Brushmarkers! Super fun, super easy! I chose a few rainbow colors from my set, and I scribbled one color at a time, spritzed it with water, and stamped! What did I say? Super easy, yet I think the results were kind of cool! I repeated that process with the remaining colors.

I left my watercolor panel to dry overnight .. under some books to help with the warping. I really wanted to use some Ranger Distress Crackle Paste on this, because I had decided that I was going to try a mixed media project. I used the circle stencil from the Mini Slimline Patterns 1 set, which is also a newbie in the All the Feels release. So, I used my spatula thingie to run some paste through the stencil and left that to dry. When it was dry, I took a waterbrush and lightly touched the crackle paste with water and lightly touched that with my Karin Brushmarker. Why? Because the crackle wasn’t showing up that well, so adding just a hint of color helped .. but it still isn’t very visible.

After that was dry .. again, I whipped out some Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps, because you really can’t have a mixed media piece without Tim Holtz! Am I right?!?! I ended up using stamps from the sets Documented and Ultimate Grunge. I also used the Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Background stamp. For the background stamping, I used some Memento Tuxedo Black ink, as well as some VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Moving on to my focal point and sentiment .. I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Stem three times for each flower from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. And .. I cut that little center piece from black cardstock. I thought that would tie all of my black elements together. I added color to one layer for each of the flowers using Distress Oxide Kitsch Flamingo and Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn. I adhered my flower stems together with the colored piece being on top with Craft Tacky Glue. I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp You’re so Kind sentiment three times from black cardstock, and glued those together. Why all this die cutting? Because dimension is life, and die cutting is my jam!

My next step was just dorking around with the placement of everything on my panel. Once I figured it out, I adhered my sentiment to my panel with Craft Tacky Glue, and I had to trim some of my stems before gluing those as well.

Now we all know about the bling situation! There has to be bling! Always! I opted for Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti for this project. It gave just a little bit of shine, but wasn’t too distracting. I adhered my panel to a black panel using 3M Foam Tape and then glued that to my card base, which happens to be Neenah 110lb cardstock.

And there you have it! Like I said, mixed media isn’t my thing, but I do really enjoy it! It’s just so much fun to bring so many different things together on one project! I hope this inspires you to try something new or something that isn’t necessarily your thing either!

Don’t forget to check out the new release, All the Feels!

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

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Mixed Media Love You Card

Hey there crafty friends! I hope everyone has had a great weekend! We’ve had a snow storm here in Northern Virginia over the weekend. I hate the cold, but don’t mind it if it’s snowing!

Anyhoo, let’s get into today’s card. This card has so many layers going on! I first started with some Distress Oxide Spray Stains on some heavy weight watercolor paper. I then added some Crackle Paste through a Stamper’s Anonymous stencil. Once that was dry, I added some watercolors to intensify my colors a bit.

Once all of the wet elements were added to the card panel and dry, I added some stamping with the Simon Says Stamp You Are Background stamp, Tim Holtz Stitches and Tim Holtz Mixed Media Marks.

For the focal point of my card, I used the new Simon Says Mini Interactive Envelope die, the hearts from the Mini Hearts Party die and an older I love you die.

Of course I had to pop my hearts up with foam tape, because who doesn’t love dimension!?!? Am I right? My sentiment was cut three times and adhered together for further dimension. I adhered my card panel to a black cardstock panel with foam tape as well, before adhering to my card base.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mixed media-ish card featuring Simon Says Stamp products for the new Love You release. I really had fun creating this card, and I hope it inspires you to get creating as well. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stay awesome!

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