Hello. Have you seen all the new goodies from the Hop to it release from Simon Says Stamp? Man, it is some good stuff! Heidi was sweet enough to send me three stamp sets to play with from the release. I created five cards (I was SO inspired)…
I decided to go out of my comfort zone and create a different sized card. I chose to go longer so that I could stamp the adorable bear from THIS
set multiple times. I stamped him with THIS
ink and heat embossed each one with Clear Embossing Powder
. I added Distress Ink
to each image in rainbow order (Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves). I sprayed some pearlized water on top and dabbed some of the color away with a papertowel to achieve a “bleached” look. I stamped a greeting from THIS
Neat and Tangled set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock. I added glossy accents
to each of the hearts.
A closer look…
I love this sweet girl from THIS
stamp set. Isn’t she adorable!? I stamped her on some Neenah White Cardstock
ink and colored her with Copics. I also stamped her on some patterned paper
for her pajamas. I stamped the moon, stars, and sentiment from the set using VersaMark ink
and heat embossed each using colored embossing powder. I cut a strip of patterned paper using THIS
die for the bottom of the card. I finished the card of by adding an epoxy bow to her hair.
A closer look…
This was the most time consuming card, but my favorite! I don’t know about you, but where I live, it’s COLD and I’m over this weather! So I made a card using a girl from THIS
set and combined it with THIS
set. I wanted to create a winter scene outside her window but have her surronded by flowers and thinking about SPRING. Can you tell I’m ready for Spring!? LOL
For the window scene, I added Stickles to the window panes to resemble frost and applied THIS
stencil with some white embossing paste
to give the look of snow falling…
I used the adorable bear image again and stamped him multiple times on a piece of watercolor paper, creating a background. I die-cut a shape from the center and popped it up for some interest. I used my Peerless watercolors to color the bear and die-cut THIS heart from blue fun foam. I combined THIS set and THIS set to create the sentiment and stamped it on some Doodlebug Paper. I added some pattern paper for a finishing touch under the raised piece…
THIS stamp set is so unique. I decided to make the card unique as well. This is a flip card (which is difficult to photograph-sorry!). I colored the girl image with Copics and cut her out and adhered her to a circle piece cut from THIS die. I stamped a coordinating sentiment and added a few wooden stars that I added black epoxy to.
When you flip up the circle, you see this mirror stamped with and encouraging message! …(again, VERY difficult to photograph)
Okay, now go check out the new release HERE
. Good stuff.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
February 25, 2015
wow just love these cards…my fav. is the bear on the popped up panel.