Sending Faraway Hugs | Vellum Framed Shaker

Hey everyone! I hope your day is going well today. I have a shaker card to share with you today using some products from Simon Says Stamp.

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I took out the Rose Lattice Background stamp and stamped it with Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth paper and embossed it with Alabaster white embossing powder. I then blended over that with Distress Oxide inks in the colors Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, and Aged Mahogany. I cut the background down to 4.25 x 4.25.

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Next I picked out the circular frame from the Leafy Frames stamp set from Simon and I stamped it on vellum with Versamark. I embossed that with the Alabaster embossing powder and fussy cut around the outside of the frame. I found a circle die to fit the middle of the frame and cut that out.

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I cut a ring out of Plum Hero Arts cardstock and glued it to my leafy circle frame. I then added acetate to the back and went around the circle with doubled up foam tape to make my shaker window. I filled shaker with large clear glitter and adhered it to the ink blended background.

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For the first half of the sentiment I stamped the ‘sending’ on vellum and embossed it in white. For the second half I picked a smaller sentiment and stamped it with Dusty Rose on white cardstock. I popped up both sentiments with foam tape. To finish up that card I went over the smaller sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter and added some Moonshine sequins.


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A Sassy Birthday Card | Embossing with a Stencil

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a sassy birthday card using the Big Birthday Greetings stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I love this card, I think it is hilarious!

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First I stamped a whole bunch of candles from the set onto Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed them with Alabaster white embossing powder and then cut them all out with my Scan N Cut 2. For some extra detail I shaded the flames on the candles with a white Prismacolor pencil.

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For the background I taped the Abstract Triangles stencil from Simon Says Stamp over a piece of Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock. I smooshed my Versamark ink pad over the stencil and then embossed the design with clear embossing powder. I cut the background down to 5 x 5 and blended some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink along the edges.

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I popped up the background onto a 5.5 x 5.5 card base with foam tape. I then glued down a layer of the candles along the bottom of the card with Gina K Designs Connect Glue. I popped up a second layer of candles over the first with foam tape. Using some scissors I cut the bottoms of the candles to be flush to the bottom of the stenciled background.

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I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink onto Bazzil Licorice Twist cardstock and embossed it in white. I then fussy cut the sentiment out and glued it to some vellum. I cut that out so that the sentiment would have a vellum border and then popped it up on the card. To finish up I went over the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter.


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Hexagon Element Honeycomb | Simon's New Rest & Refresh Release

Hey guys! Today I have a card featuring the new Hexagon Element die from Simon’s Rest and Refresh release.

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First I taped a piece of Canson Watercolor paper to a board. I painted a really organic background using some Prima watercolors. I trimmed the background to 4x5.25 and popped it up on an A2 card base.

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I die cut the Hexagon Element shape three times out of Neenah cardstock and adhered them together to make a dimensional piece. I then glued that piece to my card. To give the look of a honeycomb I filled each of the hexagons with Glossy Accents.

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For the sentiment I first die cut the word “honey” using the Archie Jr alphabet die set from Simon Says Stamp out of slate cardstock. For the second part of the sentiment I used the Tiny Words die set and stamp the sentiment with Gina K’s Jet Black Amalgam ink on Neenah cardstock. I glued the letters with Gina K Connect Glue and the smaller sentiment with foam tape.

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Next I went over the letters with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. I also went over the sentiment strip with Wink of Stella.

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To finish up the card I added some sequins from the Heaven Sent sequin mix from Lucy’s Cards.


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Copic Coloring a Floral Background | Simon Says Stamp

Hello my friends! Today’s card features the new Daisy Bouquet stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and some Copic coloring.

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I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then stamped the flowers around the sentiment with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink.

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I colored in the flowers with Copic markers and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

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I cut the panel down and adhered it to a piece of Simon Says Stamp Midnight Green cardstock. I then took that whole panel and popped it up on a white card base with foam tape.

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To finish up I added some sequins using Gina K Designs Connect Glue. I used Moonshine sequins from Simon Says Stamp and White Orchid sequins from Lucy’s Cards. I also added some Wink of Stella glitter randomly to the flowers.


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Clean and Simple Card Design | Simon's New Release

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a card I made using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s brand new release!

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I stamped the dog from the Chillin Frenchies stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K’s Jet Black Amalgam ink. I then painted him using my Arteza watercolor markers and fussy cut him out with a Scan N Cut.

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To create the background I stamped some of the smaller images from the set onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. I stamped a sentiment right on top of that background with black ink. Next I embossed a smaller sentiment onto Schoolhouse Red cardstock from SSS with white embossing powder. I cut that small sentiment into a strip and popped it up under the larger sentiment.

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I used foam tape to pop up the dog on the background and then popped up that whole panel onto an A2 size card base.

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For the finishing touched I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the dog and a Copic to add details around his nose.


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