More Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. If you missed my previous post with more kit inspiration, click HERE. I die-cut THIS die from white cardstock and stamped the image and coordinating from THIS cute set (included in the kit) using THIS ink. I clear heat embossed it so that it would create barriers keep the watercolors from spreading to areas I didn’t want.

Spotlight Coloring

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features spotlight coloring… I stamped THIS background die using THIS white pigment ink using my MISTI. After the ink was dry, I colored in a portion of the background to draw the eye in and focus on the sentiment. I placed the piece back into my MISTI and stamped again with the white pigment ink. This really makes the image pop. I die-cut the center portion of the background using

Wild About You

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back with a masculine card design perfect for Valentine’s Day… I find it difficult to create masculine cards and usually Valentine’s Day is flooded with pink and red. However, after stamping, coloring and cutting out the image from THIS stamp set, I kept the rest of the card design simple to make the color combination pop. Since it was more earth tone colors, it lends itself to a masculine design.

Rainbow City Scene

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card uses THIS clever stamp set. I thought it would be fun to create a rainbow city scene with it… I stamped the city scene towards the bottom of a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock using THIS ink. Then I clear heat embossed it. I created a mask of the image to protect the first layer and then stamped on top and heat embossed it again. I repeated that process a

Mirrored Background Stamping

Hello. Today’s card features a background created using a mirrored stamping technique… I placed a few images from THIS stamp set into my MISTI and stamped them in the lower left hand corner. I rotated my paper upside down and stamped the same images in the opposite corner. I cleaned and removed the images and then turned my paper back to the first position. I placed my images on to the cardstock next to the

30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to Day 2 of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop.  Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker wants to share her love of coloring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of the stops that will be on “The Coloring Challenge Road Trip”& her favorite OnLine Card Classes.    The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring

SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop- Part 2

Hi, friends. I’m thrilled to be taking part in the SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop. THIS release is full of awesome product, but THIS is my favorite. The images are adorable and I used all of the critters to create these cards… For all the cards, I used a partial embossing technique to create a focal point on each card. I haven’t reached for my embossing folders in awhile, so I broke them out and

Creating a focal point with Masking

Hello. The Little Tangles Challenge Blog is hosting a masking challenge this month HERE and I wanted to share the two cards I created for it. I used masking to create a focal point…   I started with one of THESE kraft note cards and placed a heart mask in the center. I created the mask cutting one of THESE dies out of  THIS masking paper. I placed the die right on top of the

Acetate Card

Hi! I’m back today with an acetate card using THIS new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, One of a Kind. Please Note: Acetate cards are tricky to photograph but so cool in real life. 🙂 I started with the card base. I used one of THESE acetate cards from Hero Arts because they are high quality and nice and thick. I stamped the ice-cream border image multiple times as a background using White