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.

 

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 – 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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Simon Says Stamp – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS die-cut Valentine featuring the Simon Says Stamp Coffee Love die. With snow and cold temperatures blanketing a lot of the country, a warm cup of coffee (or cocoa) seemed appropriate!

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

I cut a variety of cardstock colors with Coffee Love die and pieced them together. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die, which I tucked behind a snow bank cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I cut hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background allowing the card base to show through.

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

Happy Birthday Card – Echo Park Balloons Stencil

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS birthday card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.

Happy Birthday Card - Echo Park Balloons Stencil

I recently shared a card created with the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 stencil, on which I used embossing paste. For this card, I applied Distress Inks with a Inkylicious Ink Duster brush. The top row of balloons is inked with Mermaid Lagoon, the middle row with Peacock Feathers, and the bottom row with Salty Ocean. I also applied Tumbled Glass to a separate piece of cardstock. I adhered that inked panel to the back of the stenciled panel so that the letters, which I knocked out with the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday to You die, would easily show through.

Happy Birthday Card - Echo Park Balloons Stencil

I plan to use this stencil again for another birthday or celebration card by coloring embossing paste with acrylic paint.

Let It Snow – Stencil and Die-cuts

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card created with several Memory Box die-cuts and the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.

I like the Echo Park stencils because of their 6″ x 6″ size – it’s easy to create either a vertical or horizontal card. This particular stencil features a variety of snowflakes in a random pattern. When designing my card, I carefully considered which snowflakes would be visible in the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

I applied Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry for thirty minutes. Once dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the embossing paste and directly to the cardstock with a sponge applicator. For the most part, the embossing resisted the ink. There was a little bit of ink on the snowflakes, which I simply removed with a wet paper towel.

I die-cut the Memory Box Let It Snow from a red cardstock rectangle, (the die does not cut the outer edges), and placed it over the embossing paste snowflakes background. I added Memory Box Playful Penguins and a snow bank to finish off the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

Other ways I considered using this stencil – apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink or silver metallic ink, heat-emboss embossing paste with a metallic powder, or dry-emboss the cardstock (like an embossing folder) and add ink to the raised snowflakes.

Hero Arts – CAS Winter Trees

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created with an older Hero Arts rubber stamp – Winter Trees. I bought the stamp five years ago and had only used it once.

Hero Arts Winter TreesI stamped the Hero Arts Winter Trees image with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on my MISTI. (I think it would be fun to stamp in a number of different Distress Oxide ink colors.) I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment (my most used this season) with silver embossing powder.