Hello from the Scottish Highlands, welcome to Simon Says Stamp You are Loved Blog Hop + Giveaway.
We gather together to share ideas and inspiration using beautiful love/ friendship themed supplies from the latest Simon Says Stamp release.
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I tried soooo many things with the stencil and I liked the results every time. However, I decided to put together very minimalistic and contemporaneous cards that will be easy to mass produce with a minimum investment in supplies.
- So all the cards in this blog post measure 5″x5″ inches.
- To finish them I also used and 3-3/4″ inches square die to die cut and frame the stencilled images. I tried a stitched edge die and it didn’t work so nice so I leave it as simple as it is
- I also decided to use a 4-1/2″ inches Scallop Square die by Honey Bee Stamps to die cut a backing panel and add an extra decorative element without overwhelming any other part of the cards.
***All supplies listed below…
I first started by spraying temporary adhesive on the back of All My Heart Stencil to be able to adhere it to the cardstock and make the ink blending even easier.
I sprayed very little adhesive as well and I wait for it to dry over the stencil before placing it on the paper to avoid the cardstock getting stuck to the stencil as this can tear it.
Then, I applied a mix of Oxide and Tradicional Distress inks on each panel. As you might know already the same ink colours looks different depending on the kind of ink you use. I love the brightness of traditional Distress ink but the Oxides opacity add even nicer touches to any project.
I tried to use ink colours of the same family but then I just was experimented with some contrasting inks like black or yellow ink over red like in the card below.
I applied a heavy coat of each shade using Nuvo blending sponges. I then spray the paper with water and I also splattered the ink of a Nuvo Shimmer Pen to add some sparkle and I was done!
Psss.. avoid any excess of water over the stencil as it could leak underneath the stencil and it will affect the stencilled image definition.
|I also decided to make a few cards using Nuvo Mousses and this gorgeous stencil.
For this card, I used a brush to apply hot Pink Nuvo Mousse you can try this with any mousse colour you have, embossing paste, glimmer paste.. etc
I think the mousses give a lot more definition to the stencilled image than the Distress inks and the shimmer is a winner.
Sadly their shimmer couldn’t be captured in the pictures as it is too dark here in Scotland. We got not sun light at the moment. All my pictures are looking a bit green regardless of the lighting equipment I got. Arg! that’s the joy of winter in countries on this side of the word.
Ok so for the cards below I used Mother Pearl Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and I applied Distress inks on top. I didn’t even allow the mousse to dry and to e honest these cards are hot. I really love these cards. They are beautiful in flesh although they are not photogenic.
Oh! I also added a bit of dimension in some of the cards by using double-sided adhesive foam pads behind the banner or the front panel.
I embellished with sequins and I was done!
- Simon Says Stamp! is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop, to enter this giveaway please leave a comment below.
- Winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on our Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday, the 16th of January.
In addition to Suzy’s Watercolor Gift Set launched with this release on December 11th, Simon Says Stamp is unveiling the BRAND NEW Suzi’s Sending Love watercolour prints with beautiful designs to enjoy watercolour.
- Simon Says Stamp Blog
- Nichol Spohr
- Nina-Marie Trapani
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- Suzy Plantamura
- Amy Rysavy
- Lisa Addesa
- Heather Hoffman
- Marge Yoon
- Anna Kossakovskaya
- Karin Åkesdotter
- Bibi Cameron You are Here>>>
- Barb Engler
- Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Last but not least. I would love to invite you to share projects made with this beautiful supplies on You are Loved Picture Galery
That’s all for today … Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. I always read your comments and I’m happy to answer if needed.
Many hugs and happy crafting
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