Creating a Glitter Texture Paste | Simon Says Stamp

Hello crafty friends! Today I revisited a card design from a few weeks ago to see if I could improve on a technique that didn’t quite go as planned. I am really happy with the way things turned out this time!


I taped down a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board and then taped down the Triangle Blast stencil on top of it. I blended over the stencil with a few different colors of Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass, and Black Soot.


Next I took transparent gloss texture paste from Ranger and mixed it together with some Unicorn Dust glitter from Simon Says Stamp to create my own glitter texture paste. I spread that over the stencil. Once it was smoothed out I removed the stencil and set the background aside to dry.


For the sentiment I picked out some stamps from the Great Things stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped them with Versamark ink on Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and embossed them with Alabaster white embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. I cut the two smaller sentiments into strips and fussy cut the larger one. I arranged the sentiments on a strip of vellum and adhered them with Gina K Designs Connect Glue.


I wrapped the vellum strip around my background and adhered the flaps to the back. I then mounted that panel onto a piece of Fog cardstock and then popped up the whole thing onto an A2 size card base. For the finishing touches I first added some sequins and went over them with Glossy Accents. Finally I went over the different parts of the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter.

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Watercolor Galaxy and Triangle Stencil | Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends! Today I created a card using the Gansai Tambi watercolors and some products from Simon Says Stamp.


I taped a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board and I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to create a galaxy background. I also used Raven ink from Brutus Monroe to blend along the edges to create a vignette. I added white watercolor paint to an acrylic block and flicked it onto my paper to make the stars.


I taped down the Triangle Blast stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and went over it with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. Once it was dry I trimmed it to 4 x 5.25 and popped it up on an A2 size card base with foam tape.


For the sentiment I picked out the Lucky to Know You die set from Simon Says Stamp and I cut it out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock three times. I glued the three sentiments together using Gina K Connect glue to create a dimentional sentiment. I then glued that to the center of my card.


For the finishing touches I added a few Raindrop embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.

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Colorful Distress Oxide Galaxy Card - Don't Stop Believin'

For today's card I used the "Great Things" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. This stamp set was designed by Cathy Zielske. Gotta love a CZ set!


I started out with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taper down to a board. I added a bunch of Distress Oxide ink randomly to the paper in the colors Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. I then filled in any left over space with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. Once the blending was done I flicked some water onto the paper with my hand and then soaked it up with a paper towel. This soaks up the color a little bit in those areas.


Next I took out my Gansai Tambi watercolors and used a small paintbrush to flick tiny splatters of paint onto the background. I used the colors white, and white gold. I also used my Reeves white watercolor to add some more splatters. I find the Reeves to be a little bit more opaque.


I stamped three of the sentiments from the "Great Things" stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock with Versmark ink. I heat embossed these in a white embossing powder. All together these three sentiments will read "Don't stop believin' hold on to that feel-ay-e-eh-en." Which is of course awesome. Who doesn't love Journey?? I cut the smaller two sentiments into strips and fussy cut the larger one. I took the larger sentiment and glued it to some vellum using my Gina K Connect glue and then fussy cut the vellum to give it a border.


I popped up my background panel onto a card base using foam tape. I then popped up the three sentiments on the background. I added some clear sequins and some tiny silver star sequins using my Gina K Connect glue. I arranged the sequins to flow across the background from the upper left corner to the bottom left corner. Next I used a T-square ruller and a white gel pen to add a border around the edge of the background panel. Finally I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the two sentiment strips as well as the border of the background panel.


Galaxy Hello Card

For today's card I used Distress Ink and my Gansai Tambi watercolors to create a galaxy card.


I started with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taped to a board. I blended Distress ink all over the panel in the colors Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.


I added splatters of a shimmery white (color #906) paint from the Gansai Tambi watercolors. Then I used a paintbrush and clean water to blend out all of the Distress Ink. I added a few colors of Gansai Tambi paint (#43, #57, #37) to brighten up some of the color. I kept adding splatters inbetween everthing else that I did to the piece.


I used the black (#20) Gansai Tambi paint randomly across the panel. Once that was dry I added some more Distress Ink to really deepen up the color. Finally I added some more splatters and then the galaxy was finished.


I used a Spellbinders die for my hello sentiment and the Hero Art's Friends stamp set for the other sentiment. For the finishing touches on this card I added dashed lines around the galaxy border. I also added half pearls and sequins to the galaxy. Finally I added Wink of Stella glitter to the sentiment strip.


Watercolor Wolf Scene

For today's card I used the Mama Elephant stamp set "Me and My Dragon."


 I decided to use the little wolf in the stamp set to create this watercolor scene. I used my Reeves watercolors to pain the sky and the grass. I used my Arteza Real Brush Pens to color the little wolf.


As I was painting the sky I wasn't liking it too much, but I knew that with this kind of technique it is going to look kind of funky until the very end so you have to stick with it. In the end I do really like it. I think when you splatter the stars on with the paintbrush something magical kind of happens.

To finish the card up I used these tiny sequins that are star shaped and glued them all over on the sky. They are a little detail but I think they really add a lot to it!

Check out the video below to see how this card was made:

Supplies Used:

Mini Misti Stamp Tool

Canson Watercolor Paper

Mama Elephant ME AND MY DRAGON

ColorBox Pigment Inkpad, Black

Watercolor Brush Set

Meeden Watercolor Palette

Reeves Watercolor Paint Set of 18

Recollections Damask Embossing Heat Tool

Fiskars 12 Inch Portable Scrapbooking Trimmer

Scotch 3M Mounting Tape

Arteza Real Brush Pens, 48 Paint Markers

Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Sakura Fine Lines Set Micron Pens

ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker --

Hero Arts Clear Stamps YEAR ROUND SENTIMENTS --

EK Success POWDER TOOL  --

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark --

Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE --

Signature Glitter Caddy, Metallic Shapes By Recollections --

Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue --

Silhouette® Pick Me Up Tool –