If you’re looking for the Hero Arts + Gina K Partners Release Hop please scroll down or click here!
Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Believe In You blog hop!! Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s FABULOUS!!!
Here are four projects I shared yesterday using the new release (find more details here):
And today I have three more projects to share as well as a video! 🙂
First up is a card using my finished cosmos panel!
I started by stamping the Cosmos Background with barely beige no-line ink using my MISTI and left the stamp inside my MISTI. Then I colored it with copic markers. I used RV06, R29, RV21, RV25, RV29, R39, and RV99 for the flowers, Y35, Y38, and YR16 for the flower centers, T5 and T7 for the foliage, and 110 for the background. Once I finished coloring I placed the panel back inside my MISTI, stamped it again with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder to really bring out the contrast between the pinks and blacks! At this point I trimmed the panel down to 5.5″ by 4″ and reserved the leftover panel for another card.
I adhered the panel to a white card base and then added the sentiment from Greetings Mix 1 that I heat-embossed on black cardstock. Finally I finished the card by adding dandelion and english mustard nuvo drops to the flower centers for a little extra shine and dimension!
You can watch the video for my next project below or at my YouTube channel! And don’t forget to subscribe for more crafty inspiration! 🙂
Next up is a set of cards featuring an oldie but goodie technique: ombré repeat stamping! You can do this with an acrylic block but it’s SO easy with a stamp positioner like the MISTI!
I lined up the fantastic big sentiments from the Everyday Line Sentiments set on my MISTI lid and stamped them from lighter to darker, moving my panel up each time following the grid lines on my MISTI. On some cards I also moved the panel slightly from side to side for a different look!
I kept these simple and finished them with a heat-embossed sentiment from the same set on a strip of bold black cardstock! It took about fifteen minutes to crank out ten finished cards and it would have been less had I kept the sentiments the same! But these would be a great card set to give as a gift or a design to keep in mind if you need to do some quick mass-producing!
Last, but certainly not least, is this colorful birthday card using one of Suzy’s Succulents Watercolor Prints! I just love these prints for easy coloring, no stamping involved! I started by coloring the cactus and pots with copic markers. I added a few accents with a white gel pen and a little spectrum noir clear sparkle to the flowers.
Then I went in with distress inks to create my vibrant desert sunset! I used squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, abandoned coral, worn lipstick, picked raspberry, dusty concord and broken china! After I finished the background I added a few splatters of paint and water to the panel and let it dry before trimming off the edges. I adhered it to a black panel and then added chunky and prisma glitter to the cacti with crystal glaze to finish the card!
And that’s it for today! Check out the Believe In You gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more crafty inspiration! And we have a special brand of the month gift for all of our blog hoppers this weekend!! Receive a free mini distress resist spray with any Tim Holtz purchase (while supplies last!)!
And…if that’s not enough incentive to stock up on your Tim Holtz favorites, what about an extra sale? 😉 Use code THLTZ to save 15% on all Tim Holtz branded products this weekend!!
Happy shopping! 😉
To celebrate the Believe in You 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, July 28th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, July 31st! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Cathy Zielske
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Amy Rysavy
- Suzy Plantamura
- Lisa Addesa
- Heather Ruwe
- Gayatri Murali
- Barb Engler
- Marge Yoon
- Lea Lawson
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fantastic day, and enjoy the hop!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate disclosure can be found here). Your purchases help keep my blog running and I thank you for the support!
Kelsey Thomas says
Gorgeous coloring! 🙂 I love all of the cards you shared.
Tara Prince says
Patt H. says
Fabulous creations, Jess! Thanks for sharing the repeated stamping idea. I will be stamping a few with this technique. I love your gorgeous cosmos cards also. Awesome colors!
Love the ombré sentiments
AHHHHHH so many awesome designs! I love the repeat sentiment one! and your cosmos card is fab!!!
Debbie Rumpza says
Fabulous cards. I am really loving the first one. You colored those flowers so so pretty!
I could not pick a favorite card. They are all so wonderful and unique. Beautiful work!
Kelly B says
Such beautiful cards especially the first one! Wow!
Karthikha Uday says
Wow! The first card is a stunner!! Gorgeous, with fantastic coloring! The other cards are awesome too! 🙂
Sharon O says
Your coloring is exquisite! Love all your cards today.
Isabel Z says
Love what you created!
The flowers are gorgeous!
Bonnie Bauer says
I love all your cards !! The flower background stamp is just beautiful! A must have !
Angela @ My Fresh Perspective says
Your colouring is just beautiful!! I also love those clean line sentiments – so simple, and stunning with the ombre colour scheme you’ve used!
Jan G says
Jessica, I am loving your cosmos card! The reds are striking
I am loving this release! The succulents are so CUTE!
Incredible cards, wow! Great inspiration!
Debbi S says
What else can you say but..WOW!
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards and beautiful coloring! Great release.
Thanks for sharing…
Nina Houghton says
Thank you for sharing the ombre technique. I love the look of those cards.
Dee Earnshaw says
OMG – your coloring on these cards are just GORGEOUS – love how you get the colors so bright and dense
Wow, I really love how you colored the cosmos flowers with the large white highlight. It makes the color pop even more. Beautiful!
Love the beautiful coloring and highlights on the first cards—gorgeous!