Hello and good morning!! I’m super excited to share that there’s a new Simon Says Stamp release, Blossoms and Butterflies, and it’s available RIGHT NOW!! The release is filled with tons of gorgeous products! Here’s a quick look at all the new release:
I’ll have more to share this week but I’m starting off with a very different pair of cards featuring the absolutely stunning Bouquet of Roses stencil. I’m kind of amused because these were also the most difficult cards I’ve ever tried to photograph (totally my fault) and I plan to do a quick IG live tomorrow to show you the cards because the shimmer and glimmer is practically impossible to capture on camera!
You’ve never believe it but the three ink pads in the photo above are the ink pads used on the card! I started by taping the Bouquet of Roses stencil over a piece of fog grey cardstock. Then I used sponge daubers to blend watermelon, schoolhouse red, and slate ink over the roses and leaves. I let the ink dry for a minute or two and then added a thin layer of moonstone glimmer paste over the entire stencil. It really softened the ink colors and added an unreal amount of shimmer! I peeled up and washed the stencil while I let the paste dry.
While the paste was drying I die-cut the Friend word die with vellum and white cardstock and adhered them together. I also stamped the rest of the sentiment from Tiny Words: Encouragement on a strip of fog cardstock with slate grey ink. Once the paste was dry I adhered the sentiment word with liquid adhesive and the sentiment strip with foam mounting tape. Finally I finished the card with a mix of sequins, nuvo jewel drops, and nuvo crystal drops!
My second card was actually more difficult to photograph and I really wish you could see the shine on this one in person! I started off, similar to the first, by taping the stencil over a panel of white cardstock. I blended the same ink colors over the stencil but this time I covered it with a thin layer of pearlescent embossing paste. The pearlescent paste just lets the tiniest hint of color peek through creating a beautiful pale pastel design.
While that was drying I die-cut the Congrats die from white cardstock twice and vellum once. I adhered them together and then used vellum adhesive to adhere it to the card base. I finished the card with sequins and nuvo jewel drops. I thought this would be a perfect wedding card with the soft hint of color and lots of sparkly shimmer!
And that’s it! I’ll be back to share more tomorrow but make sure you shop Blossoms and Butterflies release soon for the best selection! All the products will be restocked but I have a feeling some are sure to sell out this weekend! 😉
To celebrate the Blossoms and Butterflies release I’m giving away a $30 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! To enter, leave a comment before 11:59PM ET Sunday, April 21st and let me know your favorite items from the release! Good luck! 😉
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