September 2, 2019

It is a Party! Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember 2019 is here!

So excited to be part of the EPIC STAMPtember party! Simon Says Stamp 2019 STAMPtember party is here.

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Plenty of new products from Simon Says Stamp are released. I will share with you the new products towards the end of this post. They are amazing products. I played with Suzy’s Fall Cards and made a set of three fall cards. I will share with you those cards today.

STAMPtember fall card set

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STAMPtember fall card set closeup

I used the Zig clean colour brush pens to colours the leaves on all three panel. Then I used the same pens to add dots on the coloured areas for tone on tone look. Then using the white gel pen I added dots of various sizes. I really love the fall colours of the leaves. I let the colours be the highlight of the cards. Once dry, I used the largest stitched rectangle die from Simon to die cut all the three panels. I adhered the panel on cream card base using foam adhesives. Here are all the individual photos of the cards and closeups

Card #1

STAMPtember fall card #1

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Card #2

STAMPtember fall card #3

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Card #3

STAMPtember fall card #2

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STAMPtember fall card #2 closeup

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Promotion:

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Here are the STAMPtember 2019 products released by Simon Says Stamp

Head over to Simon Says Stamp blog for more inspirations using STAMPtember products by amazing designers. I cannot wait to share with you more projects using new products in the coming days.

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog today. Have a lovely day.

August 27, 2019

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

Hey! How are y’all? It has been a long time. I have not been able to craft like I generally do for last few weeks. Life kinda took over. This month and next month are university applications for my daughter. It is so complicated as she is applying to all the states in Australia. Since she is applying for Vet sciences and Medicine, the number of documents to cumulate and submit is huge. It take number of hours each day to sort each application. Six states and so six applications. I am helping her out and that is taking most of my time. Final exams in couple of months. So the stress level is the highest at home. My craft has taken a back seat at the moment. Until November, I will be sporadic in my posting. So please bear with me.

Today though, I have a project to share. I was itching to colour. I miss crafting. When I found some time yesterday, I stamped and coloured the images from Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Mermaid stamp set to make this card.

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I did a lot of masking and stamping to create a scene using the images from Beautiful Mermaid stamp set. I really enjoy masking and stamping. You can personalise your scene by this technique. I used Bristol cardstock so I can watercolour. For that I used Zig Clean Colour brush pens. I added light wash of colours to colour the images, coming back with a darker shade to add depth and shading to the images. Once the watercolours are dry, I came in with Polychromos colour pencils to add more shading and depth to the coloured images. I masked the images using the masks again and sponged the background using distress oxides inks. I will list the ink colour in the supply list below. Then added a touch of Scallop Waves background stamp on the top of the panel to add interest and texture

I used warm copic grey marker to add shading to the coloured images and white gel pen to add highlight details to the images. I added shimmer to the mermaids, pearl, bubbles and fishes using shimmer pen. So this is now a one layer panel. I adhered this panel to the card base. The sentiment I simply stamped on white cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. That is it! All done. Here are some closeups of the card.

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I am so thrilled with how this card turned out. This has motivated me to craft more in spite of how much I have on my plate right now. Maybe I will get more done. Let’s see. I have listed all the supplies below.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog today. have a lovely day!

August 19, 2019

Thanks!

Happy Monday! Hope you have all had a good weekend. Mine was good until Saturday evening. Then it took a turn. Anyway, I am here to share a very floral card today with you. I am looking forward to spring and hence the floral card.

Hi, I am Gayatri. Today’s project uses all products from Simon Says Stamp. I used the Gerbera Daisy background stamp and coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils.

Thanks card

So I stamped the Gerbera Daisy background stamp on white cardstock using Simon’s black ink using MISTI. Then I went to town colouring the background using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I picked rich colours of burgundy, muted pink, navy, mustard and moss colours to colour the images. I am loving this colour combo. Again these colours are so trendy in the interior design. I roughed the edges of the cardstock panel and wrapped the panel with jute twine to make a bow. Then adhered this panel to the card base.

For the sentiment, I used the CZ Design Just Words No 1 dies. I die cut the Thanks die from the set using woodgrain cardstock and twice more using white cardstock. Then stacked glued them with the woodgrain die cut on the top. I adhered this on top a strip of vellum which I trimmed with fishtail ends. Then adhered this to the card front just above the juste wrap. I then contemplated on adding some embellishments. Then after sometime back and forth, I decided not to. I love the colours panel and I want the panel to be the highlight of the card.

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I really love love the colours on this card. Hope my card inspires you to pick a background stamp and colour using colour pencils. Thank you very much for stopping by today. Have a lovely day!