Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s AMAZING!!!
And today I’m sharing two more cards using the stunning Gerbera Daisy Background!
I started by stamping the Gerbera Daisy background stamp onto watercolor paper with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I taped it to my hardboard and watercolored it with Mission Gold watercolors. I’m always trying to work on my watercoloring so I made a concerted effort to work on shadows and depth. It’s kinda funny but you can see which flowers I painted first because I feel like there’s a definite improvement as I went along. Ha. Once I was finished I let the panel dry completely and then trimmed part of it down to 4″ by 5.25.” I reserved the rest of the panel for another card!
I adhered the panel to a white card base and added sentiments using more products from the new release! I die-cut the Hey from white and black cardstock and then stamped the sentiment from Tiny Words Faith onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment with the sentiment label dies and then adhered both to the panel to finish the card!
For my second card I wanted to create a shaker using the rest of my watercolored background! I started by adhering it to an A2 panel. Then I applied foam mounting tape above and below the watercolored portion. I poured a few sequins from the Fresh Cut Grass mix onto the watercolor panel and then placed a piece of acetate (cut slightly longer than the panel) over the panel adhering it on the top and bottom to the foam mounting tape. I had prescored edges of the acetate and tucked them around the panel and adhered them down with ATG adhesive.
Then I took a panel of black cardstock and cut off 1.5 inches. Then I cut an inch off the remaining panel. I adhered the smaller piece with foam mounting tape above the shaker and the larger piece below the shaker. Finally I die-cut the Hey from white cardstock and adhered it over the shaker portion with liquid adhesive. I decided to leave off the outline so more of the shaker would be visible!
And that’s it for today! Check out the Celebrate You 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 BTF842 on any purchase at Simon Says Stamp this weekend for your Tim Holtz Idea-ology Butterfly Adornments (while supplies last!)!!
To celebrate the Celebrate 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, May 19th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, May 22nd. Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Suzy!! 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
- Nichol Spohr
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- Suzy Plantamura
- Amy Rysavy
- Lisa Addesa
- Kathy Racoosin
- Heather Hoffman
- Lea Lawson
- Emma Williams
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous day, and enjoy the hop!
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