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Be Creative Blog Hop Day 1

Hello crafty friends! I’m super excited to be participating in the Simon Says Stamp Be Creative 2 Day Blog Hop. Today is day 1 of this hop, there’s much more to come tomorrow!! So let me get all of the important info. out of the way first before I move on to my card project. As you can see above, you can get this Handcrafted with Love stamp set absolutely free with any purchase by using the code ART4U. This offer is available while supplies last and will expire on 2/19 at 11:59pm EST.

To see the entire Be Creative release click HERE.

Simon is giving away a $25 coupon at every stop along the hop so be sure to leave a comment below and at each stop for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will choose the winners and post it on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, February 22 with instructions on how to redeem.

Ok, so without further ado, I’d like to share the card I made using the new Vitamin Sea stamp set. This stamp set is awesome!! Who doesn’t love mermaids??

I started out by stamping and masking the mermaid onto the rock. Then I copic colored the image. I went over her tail and hair with my Aqua Shimmer pen and then to make her tail shiny as if it were wet, I added Crystal Glaze to just her tail.

I set her aside and started in on my background. I ink blended distress oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. Once my mermaid tail was dry, I fussy cut her and the rock out and glued it to my ink blended background.

Next I started working on the shaker element. I used two sizes of the Nesting Diamonds die to create a frame. I used Banana Card Stock for the frame. I cut the ink blended background with the largest of the two nesting dies and also a piece of Heat Resistant Acetate. I glued the acetate to the back of the frame.

I used some Foam Strips to go around the back of the frame. Then I added my shaker bits to the frame and acetate. Next I attached the ink blended background to the frame so that my shaker element is completely sealed.

I cut a piece of patterned paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and stamped my sentiment in the lower right corner. Next I used Double Sided Adhesive to attach my shaker element to the patterned paper. Lastly, I attached the entire design to a top folding card base.

Next stop on the hop is Jennifer Kotas.

If I’m your first stop, you can click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Below is a list of all the stops.

Simon Says Stamp Blog   

Nina-Marie Trapani

Caly Person

Suzy Plantamura

Amy Rysavy

Debby Hughes

Lisa Addesa

Sidnie Des Jardins

Miriam Prantner

Bobbi Lemanski

Kath Stewart

Barb Engler

Misty Elam

Jennifer Kotas

Allison Frazier

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you find lots of inspiration at each stop. Be sure to share your creations with us in the Gallery and also on any social media that you use. Add these hashtags so that we can find your work. #SimonSaysStamp #SSSBeCreative #SSSendACard #SSSUnitedWeCraft

86 thoughts on “Be Creative Blog Hop Day 1

  1. Your shaker card is so cute! From the blended background, to the mermaid, to the diamond shaped opening. So creative. I appreciate all the work you put into this and I’m sure your recipient will too. I’m going to try to remember the diamond idea. It’s a good one.

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  2. Love everything about this card, the diamond shape for the shaker, the shimmer on the mermaid, the subtle pattern in the card base, and your blended background is gorgeous. All those details, you are so creative and thanks for sharing that talent with us!

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