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...

Born to Sparkle Release

Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s card features product from THIS new release by Simon Says Stamp… To create this card, I stamped the Color Wheel Background stamp using black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I chose to heat embossed to prevent the watercolor from bleeding in between the lines. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the top portion of each row and then pulled the color down...

Groovy Cards

Hi, crafty friends. I have a couple of groovy cards to share with you today… I applied neon inks through tie-dye stencils to create the backgrounds. I die-cut the peace & love and good vibes dies from holographic card stock and alcohol ink black card stock. I chose to use that black card stock because of it’s velvety smooth finish. I also added a few flowers from the Mother’s Day die to the Good...

Mini Slimline Bear Hugs

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration featuring products from THIS release… I started by mixing in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink into the white embossing paste. This is a great way to stretch your supplies. Instead of buying lots of colors of embossing paste, I only buy white and mix in ink to add color. I applied the paste through one of the Mini Slimline Patterns stencils on a pink panel cut...