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Neon Magic

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Stamp It

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Products this week.  WOOHOO!! Since the release just went live yesterday, I’m sure you guys don’t have any new STAMPtember goodies just yet, but feel free to use any Simon Says Stamp product, if you have it. If not, that’s ok too. Just follow the prompt and share you creations with us.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

  Can you believe it’s STAMPtember already?!? I look forward to this day each year, more than I do Christmas day!! The new release is AWESOME!! It’s the best one I’ve seen yet AND there’s a new collaboration happening each week for the entire month of STAMPtember!! If you’d like to see the entire release, CLICK HERE.

This card came together really quickly. I started out on a piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock cut down to A2 size. I’ve been dying to try out these gorgeous neon inks by Rina K so that’s just what I did! I ink blended several colors and then went to work on the Stamp It portion of my card.

I used several of the sentiments from the Because of You stamp set and using my Misti, I lined them up around my main focal point which is the Because of You sentiment. This took some time but I had a little help from my Misti Grid Transparency so it made it a little easier to make sure everything was centered and straight.

I stamped the sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink twice. I had planned on heat embossing it with black embossing powder, but I was too impatient to let the paper dry. I did try and dry it using my heat tool, but as I tested it by pouring just a little bit of black embossing powder straight on my background, I realized it would probably need quite some time to dry. The black embossing powder was everywhere. So I skipped the embossing and just stamped it twice to get a nice bold black impression.

I carefully cut the background down to 4″ x 5.25″ and mounted it to a black background. I actually had to take the safety guard off of my Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer temporarily so that I wouldn’t smudge the ink. I had to make this background twice because the first time, the black ink smudged pretty bad when I went to trim it down. I was in a bit of a hurry because I was making several cards for the new release and the blog party that’s also happening today along with this challenge. Everything was happening at once!!

To finish it off, I added a few Onyx Crystals by Studio Katia and attached it all to a side folding card base.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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