Good morning! The Friendly Frolic collection from Simon Says Stamp is now available and it is FULL of must-haves for summer, school, floral fans, and more! I have lots to share in the coming days but first, here’s a look at the amazing release!
Today I’m sharing three projects…the first I sneaked on instagram earlier this week. It was a labor of love but I LOVE how it turned out!
I started by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper with distress inks in a rainbow pattern. I let it dry completely, added stick-it adhesive behind the paper, and then die-cut it with the new Folk Dance wafer die. I kept the pieces all together in the panel and then die-cut the die a second time with white cardstock. On the white cardstock piece I weeded out all the pieces. I temporarily adhered the white cardstock die to an A2 panel of white cardstock with washi tape and then, one at a time, carefully removed each rainbow colored piece, peeled off the adhesive, and fit it into the white cardstock guide. It took a few hours but it was easy, mindless work to do while I watched tv! 😉
Once I was done moving all the pieces over I pulled up the guide and reserved it for a future card. The pattern almost looks and feels like suede or velvet!
To finish the card I die-cut the Thanks die with white and black cardstock and stamped the rest of the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the thanks with regular adhesive and the sentiment label with foam mounting tape for a little extra dimension!
My second card features the GORGEOUS floral feather set designed by Stephanie Low!
First I stamped the feather with versafine on watercolor paper and heat-embossed it with clear embossing power. I watercolored the florals with mijello mission gold watercolors and then watercolored the feather and background using the gold finetec mica watercolors.
To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from Tabbed Sentiments onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. I die-cut it with the Simple Tabs die and also die-cut a tab from gold glittler cardstock. I adhered them together and then added a twist of gold thread around the watercolored panel. I adhered the sentiment with foam mounting tape and then added a few gold metallic sequins to finish the card.
My final project is a cute shaped notecard or tag that you could slip into your child’s backpack on the first day of school! I’ll probably tuck mine into my husband’s lunch box (he’s a school teacher). I stamped the adorable school bus with copic-friendly ink and colored it with copic markers. I die-cut the colored image and a second bus shape from white cardstock and punched a hole through on of the top lights.
I stamped the sentiment on the bottom bus and then tied them together with red ribbon and twine! Finally I added a little nuvo crystal glaze to the bus headlights. Cute and cheery for the first day of school! 😉
If you couldn’t tell, I’m head over heels for this release and I hope you are, too! I’ll be back tomorrow for a giant blog hop but I encourage you to head over and shop the Friendly Frolic release early because I’m guessing several of these awesome products will sell out pretty quick! 😉
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