Hello hello crafty friends and welcome back to another tutorial. I’m extremely excited to be apart of Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for their latest release Sunny Days Ahead. Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from their blog comment section. They will pick a winner from each blog and post the winner on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 29th of April. So make sure you leave a comment below not to mention the free gift!! Let’s get started with my first card.
I began watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper using my distress inks. I wet my paper and used Seedless Preserve as my darkest color. Once I dried it with my heat tool, I went back in with another coat and didnt go as high up. Heat set it. Then I used a tiny bit of Black Soot just to get the purple a little darker. And I went back and forth until it was nicely blended. Dried it completely.
I used the graduation hat from the CZ Design Grad Party and cut it out. (stamped it in SSS Intense Black Ink)
Then I used the sentiment that came in the stamp set. I treated my watercolor panel with my anti static tool…inked up my sentiment..stamped it in the middle of my panel..used white embossing powder and heat set it. I did the same thing with the other sentiment but used black cardstock.
I trimmed down my panel and adhered it to a piece of trimmed down SSS Fog Cardstock. I adhered it to a A2 size card base. I used foam tape for my cap and sentiment and the card is finished. Very simple and easy. I did another on in blue. (see photos)
My second card I started it out with using a trimmed down card panel. I tore the end of one side of my panel so that I can use my embossing ink…sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat set it. on the other side, I used SSS Mesh stencil in SSS Fog Ink and used the stencil just a bit on the other side of my embossing.
Once the stenciling was done, I cut out CZ Design Extra Large Congrats die cut in black and white cardstock (both SSS) I cut the black out once and the “congrats” in white 3 times and used GinaK Connect glue to adhere them together. then I glued my “congrats” onto my black outline.
I used the cap from CZ Design Grad Party again but this time I added some embossing ink on the tassel and used some gold embossing powder and heat set it. I also stamped a sentiment on a black piece of cardstock and used white embossing powder and heat set it as well.
I adhered my panel onto a black card base. Attached the “congrats” in middle of my panel and used foam tape to adhere my cap right on top of the C. I placed my other sentiment under “congrats” and that completes card #2
My last card I began by using an A2 size panel and used some distress oxides inks. Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick. Once Everything was blended, I drizzled some water on my panel…waited a few seconds and dabbed it with a clean paper towel and put it aside.
I used SSS Stylized Tulips using white cardstock. ( SSS 120lb cardstock) I cut it out approx 5 times and glued them all together. set that aside as well. I selected a sentiment from the SSS Mother’s Day Sentiment Strips and added some foam tape to it for dimension.
It’s assembly time. I trimmed down my panel to clean up the edges and have that nice clean edge around my card base. I adhered it with some glue. I attached my tulips with glue and put a block to hold it in place. I attached my sentiment and removed my block. I finished my card off with some clear embellishments. And that’s it!
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IN ADDITION – the following ladies will be part of the hop featuring previously released Mother’s Day, Graduation, and spring floral Simon Exclusive products: