Hello hello crafty friends and welcome back to another tutorial. I’m extremely excited to be apart of day 2 of Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for their latest release Send Happiness. If you are hopping along then I am guessing you are coming from the very talented and amazing Heather Hoffman. She is sooo amazing isn’t she? 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 1st of July. So make sure you leave a comment below. There’s also a free gift!! Make sure you use the promo code: SDH44/LVSM54/MBH28/SNML92 when you check out. It expires 6/29 at 11:59pm EDT…But let’s get started with my first card.
My first card I started off with an A2 size panel. I used my anti static tool to prep my panel for embossing. I inked up my CZ Design Chunky Flower background stamp with Simon’s clear embossing ink. I stamped the image on my panel, used Simon’s clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.
I grabbed my Distress Inks to do a bit of a rainbow theme for this card. I started in the middle with Squeezed Lemonade in a circular motion. Then I switched to Spiced Marmalade. I added Festive Berries to the outer layer of my panel. I went back and forth between the colors until it was blended the way I wanted it.
Once I was done blending, I trimmed down my panel to get those clean edges. My sentiment came from CZ Design’s Happy Days stamp and coordinating die set. I used the same process I did with my panel in prepping it for heat embossing.
I added my panel to an A2 size card base using Simon’s Fog cardstock. I added some fun foam to the back of my panel and adhered it to my card base. I also added some fun foam to my Happy sentiment and adhered it to the middle of my panel. I finished off my project with some Icy embellishments from Little Lucy. And that’s card number 1.
My card number 2 started off with getting an A2 size card panel. I grabbed my SSS Mermaid Scale Stencil and attached it to my panel using low tack tape. I used my distress inks again for this card and used Wilted Violet at the bottom. Then I blended in Blueprint Sketch…Mermaid Lagoon and finally Cracked Pistachio. I went back and forth until it was blended the way I wanted it to me. I wiped off the stencil but don’t take it off, I used GinaK Glitz Glitter gel all over my panel. Make sure you don’t dip your knife back into the jar without wiping it off first. Once I was done with the gel, I carefully removed it from my panel and immediately clean it off and set my panel to dry.
While my panel was drying, I stamped the mermaid tail on 80lb cardstock with embossing ink from the SSS Be A Mermaid stamp and coordinating die set. I used clear embossing ink and heat set it. I used the same colors of distress ink that I did on my panel.
When my panel was completely dried, I trimmed down the side to get those clean edges. I attached some fun foam to the back and adhered it to a white card base. (110lb cardstock) I also added some fun foam to the mermaid tail and adhered it to my panel. The sentiment is from the mermaid stamp set. I used white embossing powder on black cardstock and used fun foam on it is well. I finished off the card with some Little Lucy Icy embellishments. And that’s card number 2.
Card number 3 I started off with an A2 size panel and I lightly used some Cracked Pistachio all over. Then I grabbed the SSS In the Round stencil and attached it to my panel with some low tack tape. I used Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch in various areas on the stencil.
Once I was done with the ink blending, I added some Ranger Transparent Gloss paste in the areas I ink blended. When I was done with applying an even coat of paste on my panel, I carefully removed it and washed it off immediately. I set my panel to dry.
While my panel was drying, I grabbed CZ Design Chunky Love You die cut and ran it through my die cutting machine using Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I did it 3 times for a little dimension. I used some vellum for the shadow piece. I’m going to use additional foam adhesive underneath so I’m not going to stack it up too much. Then I cut out SSS Etched Flower Buds die approx. 4 times. I used my distress inks as watercolor and used Blueprint sketch with some Mermaid Lagoon and added color to the buds. I colored the stem with green from my watercolor paints…When I was done, I stacked the buds to each other using glue.
When my panel was dried enough, I began to assemble my project. I attached my sentiment to the vellum with some clear glue. Then I cut out tiny pieces of foam tape and attached it to the back of my sentiment making sure I hid it behind the words. I trimmed down my panel so I can have clean edges. I also used a piece of SSS Cornflower cardstock. I adhered it to an A2 size card base using Neenah 110lb cardstock. I finished off my project with some Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Confetti embellishments.
That’s it! So many fun ways to use the products from the new release. You should definitely see so much more at www.simonsaysstampblog.com . Below you will find the products I used for my projects. Please keep in my that if the items you’re looking for are out of stock, make sure you hit the little button to notify you when it’s back in stock. Simon is very good about making sure you know when everything is in stock. All you have to do is click on the images and go shopping. Vicky is next on our hop and I promise you she’s got something really fun. I’ve listed the link below to see her and everyone else on this hop. Have fun hopping along!
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Debby Hughes
- Laura Bassen
- Heather Hoffman
- Sidnie Des Jardins You Are Here <——
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Emma Williams
- Laurie Willison
- Bobbi Lemanski
- Caly Person
- Betty Wright
- Lin Brandyberry