Hello and good morning!! I’m super excited to share that there’s a new Simon Says Stamp release, Rest and Refresh, and it’s available RIGHT NOW!! The release is filled with tons of gorgeous products! Here’s a quick look at all the new release:
I’ll have more to share this week but today I’m kicking it off with two very different cards!
First up is this card featuring the gorgeous Wildflower set! I actually will have a video up on the Simon Says Stamp blog with a similar take on this technique in a few days but for today, words will have to do! 😉 To start I blended cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, shaded lilac, and wilted violet distress oxide inks onto a piece of strathmore bristol cardstock. I spritzed it with water and blotted off the excess. Once it was totally dry I stamped the Wildflowers onto the bottom of the panel and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Next I blended black soot distress oxide ink lightly over the bottom of the panel allowing some of the colors to peek through. Then I buffed the excess ink off the embossed areas with a swiffer cloth to reveal the pretty colors beneath. I splattered the panel with water again and blotted off the excess. Then I dried the panel and spritzed it with shimmer spray. Then I splattered it with watered down white gouache and let it dry. Next I die-cut the Thanks from black and white cardstock, layered it together and adhered it with foam mounting tape. Finally I added nuvo crystal and jewel drops to add little pops of color!
My next card went in a little different direction! 😉 I started by placing the Nautical Stripes stencil over kraft cardstock and blended unicorn white pigment ink over the stencil. I dried it with my heat gun and then placed the stencil back over the panel. I used purple tape to mask off the areas and blended chipped sapphire and candied apple distress oxide ink over the different areas. I let it dry again and then placed the stencil back over the panel. Finally I pressed a versamark pad over the stencil and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder. Next I die-cut the Anchor from white cardstock and added a few accents with copic markers. I added a little kraft twine and wrapped it around the anchor before adhering it to the stenciled panel with foam mounting tape. I layered the panel on white and navy blue cardstock with the same twine wrapped around the white cardstock. Finally I finished it with a heat-embossed sentiment from Your Light!
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