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Fun With Foil

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

Make Your Own Background

We are showcasing Brutus Monroe Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

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.


I love playing with foil. I used Brutus Monroe Purple Sketch Deco Foil for my background.

I started off with a piece of black card stock and Lavender card stock. I used Deco Foil transfer gel with my Reverse Hearts stencil and set them aside to dry. Once they were dry, I used my mini minc machine to transfer the Brutus Monroe Purple Sketch Deco Foil onto my card stock.

Once they were cool to the touch, I used one of Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangle dies to both backgrounds to give them a nice stitched border.

I used the gorgeous Holographic card stock and cut out my sentiment which is the You Are Loved die by Simon Says Stamp. I used black card stock as the shadow die. I attached it to a side folding card base and I was done! Easy Peazy.

For my next card, I did the same process only this time I used the Chunky Happy and Chunky Birthday dies for my sentiment.

Instead of the holographic card stock, I used Lavender and Black Card stock.

I attached it to a matching lavender side folding card base and I was done with card number two!! Sounds fairly easy, right? Well, that’s because it was! I think it took me maybe an hour to make both cards. The most time consuming part was gluing all of the letters in place.

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

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Love You, Too Blog Hop

And oh what a release it is!! I am elated to be a part of Day 2 of Simon Says Stamp’s Love You and Love You, Too release!! Today I’m sharing a card with you that I made using the adorable Magnolia Cottage stamp set. I’m having some health problems at the moment so I only have one card to share with you for now, but as I’m able, I’ll be using a few other goodies from the Love You, Too release so stay tuned!! YouTube tutorial coming soon as well.

If you’re hopping along, you probably came from the lovely Lorraine Aquilina’s blog if not you may want to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog 

Be sure to check out Day 1 of the hop for so much more inspiration!! I’ve listed all of the supplies that I used to make this card, including links, at the bottom of this post. I also have some GIVEAWAY info. that I’ll share later in this post.

For my card, I started out on some copic friendly card stock and masked my way through stamping my image with my Misti 2.0. I wasn’t sure how well I’d be able to ink blend on this particular paper but I was pleasantly surprised when it blended just fine (I planned to just fussy cut it out if needed). After masking off my image, I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide inks.

Before I unmasked everything, I splattered my background with some Liquid Stardust to give it some sparkle

I copic colored my image with colors that I thought would go well with the yellow and orange background. Once I was done with that I used a Rounded Rectangle Infinity die to give it nice rounded edges.

I attached my card front to a top folding card base. Then I added a little extra sparkle to the flowers with my Aqua Shimmer Pen. The background just wasn’t enough sparkle for me.

As a final embellishment, I added a few Assorted Moonshine Sequins and finished them off with just a touch of Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Moondust.

Now, I have TWO AWESOME GIVEAWAYS to share with you!! Use the code HUGS4U2 when shopping in the Simon Says Stamp Shop and get a free Faraway Hugs stamp set with a $100 purchase. This offer will expire on January 18 @ 11:59pm EST and is available while supplies last. See the image at the top of my post for all the details.

Giveaway No. 2 there is a $25 coupon at every stop on the hop from our blog comments so please leave some love as you hop along to be eligible for your chance of winning a coupon.  A winner will be chosen from my comments and the winners will be posted over at the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday, January 20th.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you all enjoy the loads of inspiration that can be found at the Love You and Love You, Too galleries. Please share your work in our galleries, we LOVE to see what you all create!

Well, I’m the last one on the hop today so if you missed any of the stops on this hop you can find them all on the  Simon Says Stamp Store Blog