Good morning! I’m super excited to be a stop on the hop for the Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release blog hop!!
Have you checked out the new release yet? It’s AMAZING!
I’ve already shared a card using the new release here (along with a personal giveaway) 😉 and I’m sharing a pair of cards today that are about as different from that card as possible!
These both kinda remind me of growing up as an early 90s kid with lots of neon rainbow bright colors! Ha, but after a dreary weekend I needed something bright and cheerful in my life!! I started by taping the new Abstract Triangle stencil over a piece of bristol smooth cardstock and blending distress oxides over it. I used picked raspberry, candied apple, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, blueprint sketch, and wilted violet distress oxides blending in rainbow order from top to bottom. I removed the stencil and set it aside to dry. For the second panel I blended the same colors onto bristol smooth cardstock but without the stencil. Once they were both dry I took the solid blended panel and taped the stencil over it. Then I applied a thin layer of Nuvo black diamond glitter paste over the stencil. I quickly removed the stencil, washed it off, and then let the panel dry overnight.
To finish the first card I die-cut the Whoa You’re Amazing sentiment die from black and white cardstock. Then I placed tape on the back of the black die and inlaid the white letters inside. Once they were all in place I pressed down firmly to make sure the white letters were stuck to the tape. Then I pressed a versamark pad over the sentiment and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder to create an enamel like embellishment. I repeated the process two more times to get a nice smooth finish. I added a tangle of black thread behind the sentiment and adhered it to the rainbow panel with foam mounting tape. I finished the card with a few clear gems!
For the second card I die-cut the Big Hello word die twice from black and once from white cardstock. I adhered the two black dies together and then offset the white cardstock over the black and adhered them together to create a thicker sentiment. I also stamped the sentiment from Messages for Everyday onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed that down to a thin label and adhered both of them over the stenciled background. The black shadow behind the ‘hello’ word really helps the sentiment standout from the glittery background!
I really love this fun stencil and all the different looks you can get with it! Check out the Fluttering By gallery on the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more crafty inspiration!
To celebrate the Fluttering By 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, April 15th! Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. You’re next stop on the hop is my amazingly talented friend, Kelly Latevola!! If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
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Mindy Eggen says
i am a total background junkie and i love these!!
Jan Elmore says
I always enjoy viewing your cards and paper art!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Awesome cards! Love the neon colors.
that is beautiful stencil. loved your cards
Sharon O says
Beautiful cards, Jessica! What a fabulous release to choose from too.
Amy McCue says
I love all the bold color!
Karthikha Uday says
Wonderful cards!! Love those colors!
so colorful!! TFS Jessica! 🙂
Daria Z. says
These are both wonderful, Jessica! I especially love the one with the black background – it reminds me of Scratch Art.
Great backgrounds and very beautiful cards. Great colors!
preeti d. says
Beautiful cards 🙂 love the vibrant colors and triangles
I love the bright colors on your cards!
Lisa Scanlon says
Amazing! Hello! Who wouldn’t be blessed to get one of these cards?! People need to feel they are special and have a special place in our lives and to hold onto the card to remind them is a blessing!
Teresa Doyle says
These are both fun, bright and cheery Jessica, def. much needed after a long winter. LOL
(I really must use more stencils and Distress Inks, these look so lovely!)
Dee Earnshaw says
awesome cards – the bright colors are so fun:)
Debbie Rumpza says
Fun bold cards, Jessica. I love the “Whoa” die. It’s so fun!
Lisa A creations says
Awesome color choice for your cards!
Stacy Petersen says
WOW! Such great vivid background!
Angela Lunn says
Oh wow! So bold! Love it!
Christie Brooks says
Love the striking contrast of the black background and the white sentiment!
Tanya Carter says
I love cards were the background is the focus this is great
TALITHA F WRIGHT says
Such a great use of the stencil. A super background,
Sally Sherfield says
Fabulous bold and colourful cards Jessica!
I love the black background with the neon colors! Fun cards, TFS!
Diane Bumback says
Great backgrounds! Very vibrant! Love the cards. Thanks Diane
Janie S. says
I love the triangular~~stencil. I was hoping someone would use it. Your bright colors are great!
Love the colors of your blended backgrounds. Very fun.