Sunny Days Ahead Card

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… First, I ink blended a white A2 sized panel with a couple of distress inks. I spritzed i with Shimmer Spritz to make it sparkle and let it dry. I die-cut the panel using the Sunburst Die along with a few additional white pieces to layer behind for dimension. I added the face using one of the Sunny...

Make Magic Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. This release has some fantastic slimline stencils and I used them to create a few slimline foiled backgrounds… For the first card… I applied the Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco paste through the Slimline Sun Rays stencil on a yellow slimline panel. After it was dry, I laid gold foil on top and ran...

Make Magic Release

Hello there, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and it is simply magical. I created this card using some of the new goodies… I started by creating the background. I applied water all over a piece of watercolor card stock and added in purple and blue watercolors from my gansai tambi set. While it was still wet, I sprinkled on salt. I just used regular table salt. After it was...

New Distress Color: Prize Ribbon

Hello, crafty friends. The “Prize Ribbon” goes to Tim Holtz for revealing a gorgeous new Distress color today… Here’s the card I created using some of the new Prize Ribbon products… I wanted to create a background made from the new Prize Ribbon products so I used the Wave Builders Background Stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I chose this stamp because you can stamp the layers individually to build the background. Here is a...

Reverse Confetti July Release Blog Hop

Hi there, crafty friends.  I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new Reverse Confetti release. I have two cards to share using the new release… For the first card… I stamped the large floral image from the Bloom stamp set and colored it in with Copic Markers. I added lots of shine with a shimmer pen and some gloss with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I white heat embossed the sentiment from...

Three Finishing Touches for Cards

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m a big believer of it’s all in the details when it comes to card making. Today’s card share features three finishing touches that I like to do to make a card extra special… 1. SPARKLE AND SHINE There are several products I use often to give a card extra sparkle and shine The top two products I use for this is the Nuvo Crystal Glaze and the Aqua Shimmer Pen....

Summertime Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a card that has all the tropical summer vibes… I started by stamping the images in the Tropical Silhouettes stamp set on a white 5×7 panel using Distress Oxide inks. I purposely stamped them light and only once to get a bit of imperfection and the look of faux fabric. I gold heat embossed the dot pattern from the same stamp set in the open spaces and...

Card for Andy

Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m taking part in an Instagram Hop to wish Andy Granick well wishes and positive vibes in the upcoming months. Andy will be going through some medical issues/procedures and we want to uplift him and show him how much his crafty community cares for him. He’s not only a fabulous crafter, but he’s also the sweetest guy ever. You can find out more information about the hop over on my...

Garden Greetings Card Kit

Hi, crafty friends. The July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available! I created a card using some of the kit’s contents… I started by applying Distress Oxide inks to the kit’s embossing folder. I applied it to the side that was flat, not the bumpy side. I spritzed it with water and laid in a piece of watercolor card stock and ran it through my die-cut machine. I love the messy...

Sending You Sunshine 5×7 Card

Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing another card created with products from Simon Says Stamp’s new release HERE. Our family is at the beach right now so I thought it’s a great time to share this card… I inked up the Sea and Sky background stamp in three parts using Distress Oxide inks. I love these kind of background stamps because you can pull apart the sections to stamp or keep it as a whole. So...