Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background – Count Our Blessings

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS encouragement/friendship card that showcases the Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background stamp (there are so many different ways to use this stamp!).

Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background - Count Our Blessings

I clear heat-embossed the background and applied a variety of Distress Oxide inks to the panel including Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey and Twisted Citron.

Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background - Count Our Blessings

I white heat-embossed a sentiment from the You Got This set on dark gray cardstock popping it up with foam adhesive.

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Simon Says Stamp LOVE Release

Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing a CAS friendship/encouragement card created with the Simon Says Stamp Happy Clouds die as part of their LOVE release!

Simon Says Stamp Love Release

Simon Says Stamp Happy Clouds

I die-cut the Happy Clouds and backed them with black cardstock. I added a little color to the cheeks of two of the clouds with a Copic marker. I set those aside and stamped the sentiment from the You Got This set (lots of great sentiments for all sorts of occasions) on to a inked panel, (created with Distress  Oxide inks in Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Peacock Feathers). Before adding the clouds to the panel, I applied BoBunny Sugar Glitter Paste to the background through the smallest raindrops on the Raindrops stencil.

Simon Says Stamp Happy Clouds

Once the raindrops were dry, I added the clouds, popping up two of them with foam adhesive. For subtle texture, the card base was die-cut with the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop.

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Taylored Expressions – Friendship Die-cut Card

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS friendship card, right for any season, featuring die-cut fish from the Roly Poly – Fish set paired with a sentiment from Roly Poly Sentiments.

Taylored Expressions Friendship Die-cut Card

To begin, I stamped the card base with Cookie Monster ink with the Striped Background. I die-cut the Roly Poly – Fish from Potato Chip and Candy Corn cardstock. The sentiment was heat-embossed on a square panel, to which I added the porthole, cut with dies in the Stitched Circle Stacklets set, and the fish. Thanks for visiting today!

Taylored Expressions Friendship Die-cut Card

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Lawn Fawn – Winter Bunny

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny stamp. This is a stamp I have had for several years and never stamped or colored.

Lawn Fawn - Winter Bunny

I stamped the image and colored him (her?) with Copic markers and colored pencils. I created a scene with a snow hill cut with one of the dies in this set. I used an older Lawn Fawn paper for the snow-filled sky and a sentiment in the Critters in the Arctic set.

Lawn Fawn - Winter Bunny

To give the small image more presence on the card, I cut a frame from Knit Picky patterned paper with a die in the Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square set. I recently noticed that I am using a lot of red frames on these winter-themed cards! I used the Stitched Woodgrain die for the card base to add subtle texture.

I am entering the current Lawn Fanatics challenge. I was inspired by the red, the hearts (there are small hearts in the Knit Picky paper), and the winter scene.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21

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Simon Says Stamp Bird of Roses – Friendship Card

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS friendship card showcasing the Simon Says Stamp Bird of Roses die.

Simon Says Stamp Bird of Roses - Friendship Card

I cut the Bird of Roses from silver foil cardstock and backed it with a teal blue cardstock (I used the negative image from the foil cardstock as a guide and traced the outline shape on to the teal cardstock). I stamped the Birthday Messages sentiment (I don’t think of the sentiment as necessarily a birthday one, just an all-around nice one for a friend) on a vellum circle. I adhered the sentiment to the heat-embossed Ornate Background under the bird. The branch was cut with an older Memory Box die from gray cardstock.

 

Lawn Fawn – Wild About You

Hello! Today, I am sharing another card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca. I recently shared a CAS birthday card with this stencil and wanted to try the stencil with colored embossing paste.

Lawn Fawn - Wild About You

I first stamped and colored a few of the Wild For You animals (this is an adorable set) and cut them with their corresponding dies.

I cut a cardstock panel with the largest rectangle die in this set and applied colored embossing paste through some of the stencil on to the cardstock. I colored the embossing paste with Claudine Hellmuth paints, which I bought several years ago. Once the panel was dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; the embossed balloons resist the ink.

Lawn Fawn - Wild About You

I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on a piece of Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cardstock, which I then cut with one of the Meadow Borders dies.

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Newton’s Nook – Snow Day

Hello! As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been trying to embrace winter and create winter-themed cards as long as I can. (I have yet to put away my Christmas stamps and dies!) Today’s card features images and a sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set (now retired). I posted a card created with another image from this same set in November.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

I stamped the rabbit and penguin images and colored them with Copic markers and colored pencils. I applied embossing paste to the background through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil after stamping the sentiment. I wanted to keep layers to a minimum, so I used the MFT Drifts & Hills stencil to create a snow bank by applying several Distress Inks. The embossing paste resisted the ink. For the card base, I used a paper from the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky pad. The patterns in this pad are winter-themed rather than specifically Christmas.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

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Taylored Expressions – Die-cut Forest Critters

Hello! Today I am sharing a friendship card featuring die-cut forest critters from  Taylored Expressions  – the Little Bits – Raccoon and the Little Bits – Fox.

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Forest Critters

I paired the two critters against snow-covered Grassy Hills. I usually use the Rolling Hills die for snow, but I used these dies to add a little texture to the scene. I stamped the Gunny Sack Background with Salt Water Taffy ink on Cookie Monster cardstock for the card base. The frame was cut from Watermelon cardstock with the combination of the largest Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die and one of the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets dies.

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Forest Critters

I heat-embossed the Friendly Phrases sentiment and cut it with one of the Double-ended Flag Stacklets.

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MFT Stamps – Beast Friends

Hello! Today, I am sharing a winter-themed, friendship card showcasing the MFT Stamps Beast Friends set.

MFT Stamps - Beast Friends

I stamped the Yeti figures and colored them with Copics. I went for a crazy fur color. (Since I have never seen a Yeti, or a Sasquatch, I am not certain about the color of their fur!)

For the sentiment, I cut a black strip of cardstock with the Poppystamps Let It Snow Frame die. To create the slit in the Snow Drift, I cut apart a seldom-used square die and used a portion to cut the straight line. (I could have cut the slit with an X-ACTO knife, but I wanted to try the idea of cutting with a portion of a die.) I tucked the sentiment into the slit and taped it from behind.

MFT Stamps - Beast Friends

I had everything assembled when I realized I had left off the snow! I cut two sizes of the Mini Snowflakes and added them to the background.

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Taylored Expressions – Bee Mine! – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a Valentine which showcases the Taylored Expressions Roly Poly – Bee die set.

Taylored Expressions - Bee Mine!

I stamped the Brushed Hearts background with Strawberry Milkshake ink on Strawberry Milkshake cardstock (for a tone-one-tone look) and then stamped the sentiment from Simply Said – Valentine in Oreo ink. To reinforce the Valentine’s Day theme, I added hearts cut with Little Bits – Hearts, including some for the bee’s cheeks!

Taylored Expressions - Bee Mine!

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