Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s FABULOUS!!!
And today I have two more cards to share as well as a video! 🙂
You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel!
This was one of those projects I didn’t think would ever see the light of day. Things went wrong right and left but I’m really glad I didn’t chuck it in the trash can because I really love how it turned out! I started by watercoloring the sky, sun, water, and sand with distress inks.
Then I went back and colored the palm trees and birds with copic markers. I also used copics to add accents and details to the water and sand. I initially made a mess of masking my clouds and when my first fix didn’t quite work I decided to just add glitter! 😉 I added a thin layer of nuvo crystal glaze to each cloud and sprinkled them with chunky and prisma glitter. I also added accents with a white gel pen and a posca marker. Finally I added a thin layer of crystal glaze to the sun and reflections in the water! I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a card base!
My second card is also ocean-themed but in a not-so tropical way!
I used some simple no-line pencil coloring and the beautiful Your Light set for my second card. I started by stamping the clouds and sailboats onto a piece of dark navy cardstock with unicorn white pigment ink. I quickly used my heat gun to dry the ink and then colored the images with luminance pencils.
Once I was happy with the way the sailboat looked I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and heat-embossed it with red embossing powder. I die-cut the sentiment with the sentiment label dies and adhered it to my card with foam mounting tape to finish the card!
And that’s it for today! Check out the Rest and Refresh gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more crafty inspiration! And we have a special gift for all of our blog hoppers this weekend!! Use the code CRL898 on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your Simon Says Stamp exclusive Coral Reef ink pad (while supplies last!)!!
To celebrate the Rest and Refresh 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, June 9th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, June 12th! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- Simon Says Stamp
- Cathy Zielske
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Amy Rysavy
- Suzy Plantamura
- Lisa Addesa
- Heather Hoffman
- Gayatri Murali
- Ankita Gupta
- Barb Engler
- Marge Yoon
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous day, and enjoy the hop!
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