Embossing on Patterned Paper | SSS July 2019 Card Kit

Hey friends! Have you seen the Simon Says Stamp July card kit? I am in love. I especially love that gorgeous patterned paper from Honey Bee Stamps! Today I wanted to share with y’all what I made using this kit.

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I started by stamping the honeycomb shapes from the stamp set onto one of the piece of patterned paper with Versamark ink. I embossed that with rose gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp. I then took that same embossing powder and embossed the heart shaped bee trail from the set onto some vellum.

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For my sentiment I decided to emboss a stamp one Gina K Designs In The Navy cardstock with Alabaster white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment into a strip and I fussy cut out my vellum heart. I popped up the sentiment onto the heart with foam tape and then glued the whole thing to my background.

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I mounted the background panel onto a piece of vellum and then popped up that entire thing onto an A2 size card base. To add some interest to the card I used Glossy Accents and added some dots to some of the honeycomb spots in the background. I sprinkled Unicorn Dust glitter over the card and it stuck to anywhere where I had that Glossy Accents.

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For the finishing touches I first went over the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter. I then added a heart sticker to the sentiment and some Moonshine sequins to the background.


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Creating an Alcohol Ink Background | Simon's March Card Kit

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card featuring the stamp set in Simon Says Stamp’s latest card kit!

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First I created a background using alcohol inks. I used some Yupo paper and added inks in the colors Purple Twilight, Wild Plum, Sunset Orange, and Sunshine Yellow. I used some 91% Isopropyl Alcohol in order to get the inks really moving and a straw to blow the color around. Once the ink was mostly dry I placed a piece of gold Deco Foil on top and pressed it down to leave behind some gold on the sticky areas.

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I cut down my alcohol ink panel and placed it in my Misti. I arranged some of the stamps from the Amazing stamp sent on the panel and then stamped them with Alcohol-Lift Ink. I then used a dry cloth to wipe the panel which really brings out that stamping.

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For the sentiment I picked one of the stamps from the set and stamped it with Versamark ink onto a piece of vellum. I embossed it with Gilded embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. I then folded one end of the sentiment over the top of the alcohol ink panel and glued it to the back. I also added some tiny dots of liquid adhesive behind all the letters to glue the sentiment to the front of the panel.

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I popped my panel up onto an A2 size card base with foam tape. I added a mix of sequins from the Heaven Sent sequin mix from Lucy’s Cards. I glued the sequins down with Gina K Designs Connect Glue and then my card was finished.


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Snow Much Thanks Distress Oxide Background | Simon Says Stamp

Hey everyone, today I have a card that I made using the stamp set from Simon Says Stamps January card kit.

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I created the background by blending Distress Oxide inks onto Bristol Smooth paper. I used the colors Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Tumbled glass.

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I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes on the background with my MISTI tool in embossing ink. First I embossed with Alabaster white embossing powder and then I embossed more snowflakes with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder.

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I stamped the snowman on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Gina K Amalgam ink and then colored it in with Copic markers. I cut him out using my Scan N Cut. I stamped the small thanks sentiment on Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and embossed it in white. I free-hand cut out the little snowy hill out of some white cardstock and blended a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink along the bottom edge to give it some shading.

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I adhered the background to an A2 size card base with my ATG gun. Next I glued down the snowy hill and the snowman on top of that. I popped up the tiny Thanks sentiment with some foam tape. I went over the sentiment strip and some of the snowman with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also added some highlights to the snowman with a white gel pen. To finish up the card I added some sequins.


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Arteza Coloring Christmas Scene | Simon's December Card Kit

Hey everyone! Today I have a card featuring a Christmas scene created using Distress Oxide Inks and Arteza Watercolor Markers.

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I started out the card by stamping a few of the images from Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Cheer stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Amalgam ink. I then colored in the images with my Arteza Watercolor Markers. Check out the video to see the coloring process and the colors I used! Once the coloring was done I cut the images out with my Scan N Cut. I placed the colored in sign in my MISTI and lined up some of the words to stamp on the sign. I stamped them with Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink.

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Next I took out another piece of Bristol Smooth paper to do some ink blending with Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot to create a sky. I cut this paper down to 9 x 3.5 and prepped it with my powder tool for embossing. I used my MISTI tool to stamp some of the snowflakes from the set onto the sky with Simon Says Stamp embossing ink. I embossed the snowflakes with Marshmallow Puff embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. This embossing powder is really cool because it is white and as you heat it it puffs up a little giving the snowflakes some texture. This embossing powder is the powder of the month for December in Brutus Monroe’s Embossing Powder of the Month club.

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I popped up the Distress Oxide panel onto a Neenah Desert Storm card base with foam tape. I cut some curves across a piece of Bristol Smooth paper to create some snowy hills. I glued this piece onto the Distress Oxide panel. Next I used the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to blend a shadow along to bottom edge of the snowy hills. Next I adhered the snowman and sign poll with foam tape and the Christmas tree with Gina K Connect Glue onto the card. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set onto Gina K Cherry Red cardstock and embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. I mounted the sentiment strip onto some vellum and then popped it up onto the card.

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For some finishing touches on the card I added some highlights and details with a white gel pen. I also used Glossy Accents on the tree’s ornaments, the star, and then top of the sign pole. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle. Finally, I used Unicorn glitter glaze along the top of the signs and on the Christmas tree to make them look frosty.


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Icy Alcohol Ink Background with a Vellum Overlay

Today I made an icy winter background using alcohol inks and the stamp set from Simon’s December card kit. I even added a snowy vellum overlay!

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The first thing I did was place a craft mat over my surface to protect it. Alcohol inks are really messy so I highly recommend using a craft mat of some kind. I usually like to use disposable gloves as well to keep my hands clean, but I recently ran out so for this card my hands got quite messy. I took out a piece of Yupo paper and all of my blue colors of alcohol ink. I used the colors Indigo, Sailboat Blue, Stream, Mermaid, and Pool to create my background. For this background I decided not to used and blending solution because I wanted the colors to not be diluted at all. I used a straw to blow air onto the inks to move them around on the paper and get them to blend.

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Once the alcohol ink was dry it was time to do some stamping. I used the Christmas Cheer stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s December card kit for all of the stamping on this card. I took all of the snowflake stamps from the set and arranged them in my MISTI. I stamped them with Alcohol Lift-Ink onto the alcohol ink panel. This ink removes alcohol ink when you stamp with it. Once I finished stamping I took the alcohol ink panel and went over it really well with a dry cloth. This is what really lifts up the ink and makes the stamping pop!

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Next I stamped the sign pole from the set onto some Bristol Smooth paper. I meant to stamp on Neenah Solar white because it is better for coloring with Copics, but I accidentally grabbed the wrong paper. I made it work though! After stamping the pole with Gina K Amalgam ink I lined up some sentiments on each of the three signs and stamped those too. I colored in the sign pole with Copic markers. Check out the video to see the coloring process!

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Next I created the vellum overlay. My alcohol ink panel is 4.25 by 5.5 so I needed my vellum to be 5.5 on one side and the other needed to be longer than 4.25. I then scored the vellum at 4 and 3/8th just to be sure it would cover my panel when I folded it around the side. I knew I could trim the edge if it was too long. Scoring the vellum creates a small flap that I will later be able to attach to my alcohol ink panel. I then took a circle die from the Hero Arts infinity circle die set and cut a window out of the front of the vellum.

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I prepped the vellum panel with my powder tool really well to do some embossing. I used the same stamps that I used on the alcohol ink panel to stamp some snowflakes onto the front of the vellum. I stamped with with Simon Says Stamp embossing ink and then embossed them with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. The embossing powder is clear with sparkles in it so the snowflakes look shiny and glittery on the vellum. I used my ATG gun on the small flap of the vellum and glued it to the back of the left edge of the alcohol ink panel. This attaches the vellum like a book cover that can be opened and closed over the alcohol ink panel. I took the entire panel and glued it to an A2 size card base.

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I cut a piece of white card stock into a small hill shape and glued it to the bottom of the alcohol ink panel. I then glued down the sign pole that I colored in earlier so that it is in the middle of the panel sticking up out of the snow. I used a few gray Copic markers to add some shading to where the pole meets the snow. Next I used some Distress Oxide inks to shade my snow. I blended the colors Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean along the bottom edge of the snow. I think this really takes the snow to a whole different level than just leaving it solid white. For some finishing touched I added some highlights to the sign pole with a white gel pen. I also added Wink of Stella glitter to the snow and a little bit to the signs. Finally I wrapped some silver and white twine around the binding of the card and tied it in a bow.


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