Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Best Days Release blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? Here are some of my favorites:
I’ve already shared a couple of cards using the new release here (along with a personal giveaway) 😉 and I’m sharing another pair of cards today!
I created a video for my two cards today that you can watch below or in HD at my YouTube channel here!
I was very inspired by a recent video from Kelly Latevola where she shares how to use copic coloring over distress oxides and I decided to try a similar technique using distress inks.
This was WAY out of my comfort zone but I’m so glad I gave it a try because I really had fun creating it! I started by smooshing distress inks onto a piece of watercolor paper. After I finished smooshing I stamped the images from Even More Spring Flowers onto the panel and heat-embossed them with detail black embossing powder. Then I added shading using copic markers slightly darker than the distress inks. I finished the card with a sentiment from CZ Design’s Emphatic set, a little bit of spectrum noir clear sparkle, and a few drops of nuvo crystal glaze!
My second card uses the same distress ink color palette but in a MUCH softer way!
For my second card I used masking to stamp and heat-emboss the flowers across the bottom of the panel. Then I used a light wash of distress inks to create an ombre pattern from the bottom of the panel up.
I combined sentiments from Emphatic and Big Thanks Words and stamped them with versamark before heat-embossing them with detail black embossing powder. Finally I added more shimmer with my spectrum noir clear sparkle brush and a few nuvo crystal glaze drops!
And that’s it! Lots of similarities in supplies for these cards but VERY different outcomes! Do you prefer one over the other? 😉
To celebrate the Best Days release every stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! To enter, leave a comment on all the hop stops before 11:59PM ET Sunday, March 10th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. You’re next stop on the hop is the super talented Suzy Plantamura! If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Jennifer McGuire
- Kristina Werner
- Cathy Zielske
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Kelly Latevola
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Suzy Plantamura
- Jean Manis
- Heather Ruwe
- Sarah J. Moerman
- Lorraine Aquilina
- Amy Kolling
- May Park
- Kathy Racoosin
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