May 26, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Cherished Release!

Hello everyone,

I am so excited about Simon Says Stamp’s Cherished release. So many gorgeous new stamp sets, stencils, dies and sequins. I am so lucky to receive the new Floral Sparkle Wreath die. Thank you so much Heidi for your generosity. Here is the picture of the die.

Love love the delicate wreath. So pretty. I decided to make a wreath using the die to make my card.

I die cut a white panel using the Floral Sparkle Wreath die. Then I used two stitched circle die to die cut into a circular wreath. To highlight the die cut wreath, I die cut a larger circle die using masking paper and used the negative panel to mask the card front. I then blended distress inks Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender and Pumice Stone. I spattered some clean clear water to add texture to the sponged area. I removed the mask and adhered the circle wreath die cut using foam adhesive in the middle of the masked circle.

The sentiment is made of die cut and stamped strip. The die cut sentiment is from an older Simon die called I Love You. I only used the “love” die to die cut twice using white cardstock and once using gold foil cardstock. I stacked and glued them with the gold die cut on top. I adhered this to the centre of the wreath on the card front. The stamped sentiment is from Kristina’s Love stamp set simply stamped on a strip of white cardstock and adhered below the die cut sentiment using foam adhesives. I also die cut some heart shapes using Simon Says Stamp dies and adhered as shown. To embellish the wreath, I used Nuvo Crystal drops.

All the new products from Cherished Release is available at Simon Says Stamp Store.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Shopping!

May 24, 2017

Thanks for all of us!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the A Bit Of Sparkle Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Furry Friends 

Most of us love our little furry friends, whether you are a cat, dog or wild animal lover we will be looking forward to seeing what furry friends you choose to feature on your creation!

This week we are showcasing Paper Smooches Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

 I used the gorgeous We Adore You stamp set along with Bold Buzzwords stamp set from Paper Smooches to make my card for the challenge.
I stamped the centre dog and cat image first, masked the image and stamped the bunny and owl images on either side. Then I coloured them all using copic. I didn’t want them to be realistic but more fun. So I went to town with the colours.  I also grounded them all using grey copic markers.
Then I trimmed off half an inch off the bottom of the panel and stamped the big sentiment from Bold Buzzwords stamp set on the top right. The smaller sentiment from We Adore You stamp set is stamped the a strip of white cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Then I used the heart shapes from the same stamp set to randomly stamped on the panel.
 I adhered the black and white pattern paper on the bottom of the card base and the panel is adhered on the top of the card front using foam adhesive showing the striped pattern paper on the bottom. I finally embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Love all the furry friends on the card.

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your furry critter supplies and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

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Cannot wait to see your take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a lovely week.

May 21, 2017

A summer card!

Hey everyone,

Happy Sunday! Sharing a Summer card on a rainy winter day!  I made this card using Taylored Expressions Summer Grumplings stamp set.

I started with stamping, copic colouring and die cut three lion images from Summer Grumplings stamp set. Then I die cut three of Grassy Hills borders and sponged them with Granny Smith TE dye inks. On one of the Grassy Hills border die cut I also sponged Peapod TE dye ink to add depth.

To create the background, I die cut the card front and two white panels with three consecutive stitched rectangle dies from Stitched Rectangle Stacklet dies. For the card front, I used the smallest of the three and the other two dies on the card panels each. I used Lemon Meringue and Candy Corn TE dye ink to sponge both the card panels. Then I temporarily adhered the card front shut and sponged the same inks on the card front. This will give a square sponged area inside the card.

I adhered the two panels on the card temporarily and used masking paper to adhere and sponge Pumpkin TE dye ink to get sun ray effect from the top right corner of the card front. I removed the two panels, adhered the Grassy Hills border die cuts on top of the two panels as well as the card fronts. The excess is trimmed off. Now I adhered both the panels on the card front using tape adhesives.

Using MISTI I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card using Oreo TE hybrid ink. Then randomly adhered the lion images on the grassy hills border dies along with sequins from Rainbow Bright sequins collections.

Love the staggered effect by layering the negative die cut panels. It give layers, depth and dimension to the card. All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!