Welcome to Simon Says Stamp Best Days Release Blog Hop. Today is day #2.
I am excited to share with you some my projects using the Best Days release products. If you have come from Lin Brandyberry‘s Blog, then you are on the right track. But if this is your first stop, them do not worry, I will have the full list of blog hop participants towards the end of the post.
My first card uses the bird with the sack stamp images from Oh Baby stamp set.
I initially wanted to stamp, mask, stamp, mask, sponge the background and colour the images using copic markers. But it was one of those days where things did not go well. I kept making mistakes. And so I stamped the images from Oh Baby stamp set, coloured using copic markers and hand cut them out and adhered on the background ink sponged circle. The background circle is sponged using distress oxide inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. I adhered this focal point slightly offset at the bottom left on a white panel sponged with distress oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. This panel is 3.25″ x 5.50″ in size. I stamped the sentiment on the top right of this panel to balance the elements on this panel. On the right side of the card front, I adhered a strip of rainbow coloured stripped pattern paper and the panel on the right side as shown. Embellished the card with some Simon’s Moonshine sequins and added an enamel heart on the centre of the sack. Here are some closeups of the card.
Supplies used to make this card are listed below.
I have another card using the same stamp set to share. I have used all the smaller images from the Oh Baby stamp set to make this card.
I took an oval die and placed it as a guide and drew around it with pencil. Then I stamped the images from Oh Baby stamp set in clusters around the oval pencil guide using MISTI. Then I filled in the gaps with some sock and bird images. I erased the pencil marks. All the images are stamped using Simon’s Intense Black ink because I am going to copic colour the images. I used pastel colours in rainbow order except for the colour orange. This is very hard for me. I am a bright colour girl and pastel colour always look incomplete for me. I had to apply great restraint not to intensify the colours. Lol!
For the focal sentiment I used Oh Baby die. I die cut the shadow using Fog cardstock and the sentiment using pink matt glitter paper. I adhered this sentiment in the middle of the stamped panel using foam adhesives. Because there was a lot of space on top and bottom of the sentiment, I stamped the feet image and the smaller sentiment using black ink and MISTI. I trimmed this panel a little bit and adhered on the white card base using foam adhesive. And embellished the card using sparkling clear sequins and brushed the coloured images using shimmer pen.
Here are some closeups of the card.
All supplies used to make this card are listed below.
Now it would not be a blog hop without a giveaway! Simon Says Stamp giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. Simon Says Stamp will choose the winner over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.
As promised, here are the list of all the participants of this blog hop.
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Gayatri Murali (that’s me)
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