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...

Rainbows 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. I have a few cards to share using embossing folders and alcohol inks… For all three cards, I embossed each embossing folder using Yupo paper. I applied alcohol ink blending solution on top of the embossed panels and then sprinkled on some Pearl Alcohol Inks. I chose the Pearl Alcohol inks because of...

Rainbows Release

Howdy, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp’s newest release is HERE. It’s called, “Rainbows” and it’s fabulous. Today’s card share features a gatefold design with a vellum belly band… I started by creating a gate fold card base. I used two side folding A2 card bases and scored the front panel down the center. I folded each side back in opposite directions and adhered the back of the card bases together. I stamped and colored...

Die Cut Inlay with Patterned Paper

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features die cut inlay using patterned paper… This card was super simple to create. I die cut the Floral Card Front Die from white card stock three times and from patterned papers from Doodlebug. I covered an A2 card panel with adhesive and adhered the white frame and then in laid all the patterned paper pieces. I added two more of the white frames on top to add some...

Stencil Stamping

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with a couple of cards created from one technique… ‘ I started by applying Distress Oxide ink through the XL Rose Bouquet Stencil on a 5×7 panel. I sprayed the ink left on the stencil with water and used it as a stamp and pressed it down on another 5×7 white panel. I love that you get two completely different looks from one technique. I finished off the design...

Interactive Graduation Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration using THIS release by Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I stamped the Party Balloons background on a white A2 panel and colored it in with Copic Markers. I die-cut it using the Sliding Window die and assembled the interactive parts. I die-cut the Cap and Gown dies from black card stock and adhered them to the bottom portion of the sliding window. I stamped...

New Distress Color: Salvaged Patina

Hello, crafty friends. Tim Holtz recently revealed the new Distress color HERE and it has quickly become my favorite. It reminds me of the ocean (my happy place) so I’m sharing a couple of ocean themed cards today… For the first card… I started by applying white embossing paste through the Spring Boho Circle stencil. After it was dry, I sprayed Salvaged Patina Distress Stain on top heavily and then spritzed with water to...

Born to Sparkle Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be part of THIS blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. So, I’m a big fan of when one technique turns into two cards. Today’s cards are a great example of that… To create these cards, I inked up my Gel Press with three colors of Distress Oxide ink. I die-cut the coordinating die from the Spring Bouquets stamp set and laid the white die-cut...

Stamp Kissing Technique

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back with another rainbow card using products from THIS new release… I inked up the flowers and leaves from the Painted Flowers stamp set with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. Before stamping the images on white card stock, I stamped them on to the Halftone background stamp. By “kissing” the stamps on to a background pattern, you get some great texture… The kissing technique works well with solid...