Good morning! I’m deep in the midst of frantic Christmas card making but I took a brief break this week for some non-Christmas cardmaking! Simon Says Stamp just released their Friends collection of friendship and love-themed stamps, dies, and stencils and it is FABULOUS! I saw this animal-themed set and fell in love!
It’s been awhile since I’ve dabbled with watercolors but those adorable puppy paws were just screaming for some soft watercoloring! I kept it simple and pulled out my zig clean color real brush markers and a small round paintbrush. I started by stamping the paws onto Canson Montval cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I added a little color with the zig markers and then blended it out with a damp paintbrush. I also added a soft wash of blue in the background to highlight the fur colors. I also stamped the large paw on a scrap of cardstock, watercolored it, and fussy cut it without a border.
Next I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed that down to a strip and adhered it to the bottom of the paws. I adhered that to a black card base and added the large paw with a little foam mounting tape to make it stand out a bit. Isn’t that an adorable stamp? I had SO much fun watercoloring those little puppy toes pink and black…what color are your pup’s toes? Now this is literally just one stamp set from the entire release….there’s SO much more amazingness in the release! I encourage you to head over and check out the Friends release ASAP!!
To celebrate the new release I’d love to send an item of your choice from the new release to you! To enter, comment with the item you’d like most from the new release! Leave your comments by Sunday, December 17th at 11:59PM EST and I’ll post a winner next week on my giveaway winners page! Good luck!
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Denise Bryant says
LOVE the paws! Such a cute card!
Karthikha Uday says
That’s an adorable card 🙂 Love the paws 🙂 My favourite is the center cut heart stamp! It is awesome with those intricate details and the beautiful heart 🙂
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Oh love those cute little paws, that is what I like staring at with my little papi! Love this release, so many pretty things, that cosmo flower die is so beautiful!
ANDREA HASTILOW says
Great, wicked, just my sense of humour, fantastic card, love it x
awesome card! so lovely!! 🙂
i love the new cosmo flower frame die. 😉
Love the ideas!
Tara Prince says
The radiant stencil is my favorite!
How abundantly cute are those little paws! You’re really amped up my desire to have a puppy!! I’m crushing over the Best Friends stamp/die sets! The rhino…oh my stars! Adorable!
Those little paws are adorable! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but so far I’d have to say it’s the Center Cut Heart stamp. I love background stamps and this one is so pretty.
Kathy E. says
Almost all of my friends have pets, so the Simon Says Clear Stamps PAWS-ITIVITY is my favorite and I’d use it a lot! Woof!
Stacey Kowbel says
Such a cute card! Those paws are adorable! One of my favourites is the PAWS-ITIVITY stamp set! But so many great products this release.
Patty Eifert says
Such a cute card…love that & the Animal Friends stamp set!! But if I had to pick to win something I guess it would be the Cosmo Flower Die!! Thanks for the chance!!
Great card! I love so many things from this release but this Paws-Itivity set is my favourite.
oh my!!! It’s so cute!!! I love these adorable paws!!! <3
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Mary Holshouser says
Love the cosmo flower die.
the paws are a clever idea.
thanks for sharing.
Aawwh, lovely paws! Paws and friends, what more can you ask for :-)?
Patt H. says
Adorable card! You are a genius at card design! I love this set & all 3 flower frame dies are a must have for me. I want it all!
So much fun, Jess … all those little paws and pads are so cute! My favourite from this release … tough choice as there are so many fabulous goodies … Stained Glass Love came out top for me! Anita 🙂
Suz Gray says
I want the paw stamps so much… love them
Wendy Fisher says
Aw just such a cute set. The Koala is my favorite. Koala’s have been one of my favorite animals since I can remember.
Carla Hundley says
So cute and lovely
coloring! I love this
Carla from Utah
Vivian Foo says
Love your adorable Paws card. My favourite is the center cut heart stamp!
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Love the cosmo flower stencil!
Ruby N says
this card is the cutest!