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Jingle All The Way… To the New Release

It’s another new release at Simon Says Stamp!!! It’s called Make Merry and you and get there by clicking HERE or scrolling down to the bottom of this post. All I want to do is make Christmas cards now!! What a beautiful release this is!! I LOVE seeing all of the holiday goodies and I couldn’t wait to place my order.

I know I’m a little bit late sharing this, life gets in the way sometimes but I did make a card and I’m excited to share it with you.

I used the Good Cheer stamp set from the new release to make this card. I also used Chunky Christmas and the Large Falling Snow stencil.

To start out I took a piece of Sea Glass card stock and used a slimline die called Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle to cut it to size. Then I took the trees from the Chunky Christmas stamp set and the ‘Jingle All the Way’ from the Good Cheer stamp set and heat embossed them with Silver Hologram Sparkle. I didn’t like it on the ‘Jingle All the Way’ so I heat embossed it again but this time with silver embossing powder.

I ink blended Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire distress oxide inks around the edges. I then used my Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils and colored in the Jingle with a few pink pencils.

I still didn’t like the way the ‘All the Way’ portion of the sentiment looked so I decided to heat emboss it one more time only this time I did it on black card stock with white embossing powder. Third time is a charm!! I loved the contrast that this provided. I popped it up with a couple black foam squares to add some dimension.

Once I was happy with the coloring, I went over it with my glitter pen to add a little extra sparkle. I used the Large Falling Snow stencil by Simon Says Stamp and some embossing paste and added a nice light layer of snow.

I added a few Silver Pearls for an embellishment.

To finish off my card, I added my card front to a top folding card base measuring 8.5″ x 3.5″.

Below is a list of all of the products I used to make this card and right below that is the entire new release by Simon Says Stamp. You gotta check it out, there’s so many awesome stamps and dies and stencils in this release!! Happy Shopping, my friends!!

I’m also entering this into this week’s Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #160.

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Send Happiness Release by Simon Says Stamp

Hello everyone!!! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?? For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been suffering some pretty horrible health problems since December, but I FINALLY was able to have the surgery that I needed on June 3rd (since the one in February didn’t help) so I’m home and healing and feeling pretty good!! I’ve had a few setbacks only because I was so sick going into surgery. But that’s ok, I’m alive, I’m (getting) well and I’m sharing this wonderful new release with you!! I’ll include the entire release at the bottom of this post, but you can also click here and go directly to the Simon Says Stamp store.

For this card I used the new Lil Critters Boston Terrier wafer die. Isn’t he adorable? I thought about this after the fact, but how cute would a little bow be to make this into a sweet little girl pup?

So I cut this die out 3 times. Once with kraft card stock, once with SSS Ivory card stock and finally black card stock. Then to add a little interest I took Frayed Burlap distress ink and I ink blended around the edges of the kraft card stock part of the pup. I did the same with the Ivory parts using Antique Linen distress ink. And then obviously I used black card stock to cut the eyes and nose.

To make the eyes and nose pop a little, I went over them with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and then added some Tonic Crystal Glaze to make them look nice and shiny. I set my Lil Critter aside to dry and I started to work on my background.

I used the Plank Background rubber stamp by SSS and using my brand new black Misti (which I’m so excited about since my old Misti had cracked at the hinges), I stamped it on 110 lb. Neenah Solar White card stock in Fog ink. I cut out a partial circle using the Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles die which unfortunately is currently out of stock. However the Circle Thin Frames die is a great alternative.

Using a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White card stock, I used a couple blending brushes to blend just a light layer of color. Mowed Lawn for the grass and Tumbled Glass for the sky, both distress inks. You could also just ink blend directly onto your card base and skip the extra layer, if you prefer. It makes for clean lines from the side profile. I glued everything together using Gina K Connect glue which is still my favorite liquid glue at the moment.

For the sentiment I used the stamp set You Got This from SSS and stamped it with Gina K Amalgam ink and the Friend wafer die also by SSS in black and white card stock. I cut the word “Friend” out three times with the white card stock and layered them together. I used a different glue to glue them together because the word is so small and any other liquid glue (that I have) would have been too much so I used a Tonic Smooth Precision glue pen. It’s perfect for smaller dies like this. I decided to pop my boston terrier up with some foam squares to add a little dimension and to finish it off, I added a few Onyx Crystals by Studio Katia. I attached everything to a top folding card base using the Gina K Connect glue and that’s it!!

Below you’ll find a list of all the products that I used to make this card and below that is the entire new release by Simon Says Stamp!!!

If you’re thinking about making a purchase, please use either my links or the images below, so that I will get a small commission (at no cost to you) which helps me to continue to create content to share with you all.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I’m so happy to be back in my craft room creating and I look forward to sharing my next project with you ~

Misty

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Fluttering By Release by Simon Says Stamp

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Hi guys!!  Today is a good day!!  Today is the day that Simon Says Stamp has a new release called Fluttering By.  But you’ll want to do more than just flutter by.  You’ll want to stop and shop for awhile because it’s full of lovely butterflies and great new stamp sets for the upcoming Mother’s Day.  I even saw something for those grads too!

I had sooo much fun creating these cards for this release.  And they were pretty simple to make too.  All I did was heat emboss the flowers, ink blend them in a rainbow of colors, heat emboss the word “Mom” onto some vellum, then glue them all to my pre-made background.

 

I LOVE anything in rainbow!!  Look at those colors!

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I added a strip of silver glitter paper to the bottom of the first card because I felt like it needed a little something else.  I think it was just what it needed.  I actually thought I had ruined this first card when I was gluing it all together because I put glue on the back of the word “MOM” and when I stuck it to my background it wasn’t a flat surface so you could see everywhere that the flowers were raised through the silver embossing powder!!  Does that make sense?  Here, I’ll try and show you:

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It’s REALLY hard to tell in this photo (it’s actually just a screenshot from my video), but if you look at the shadows in the letters, that’s where it looked lumpy.  Now’s a good time to mention that photographing silver embossing powder is IMPOSSIBLE!!!  My goodness, I had a hard time with that.  The silver E.P. and the acetate are two of the hardest things I’ve come across to photograph.  But I will say that the lumpiness mellowed out after letting it sit there for awhile, so you can’t even see it in my photographs.  But when making it, I thought I had ruined it.

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See, it mellowed out pretty nicely.  You can still see it a bit, but it’s definitely not as bad as it first was.  But at the time, I panicked and quickly made a backup.  I mean, this was my first project for Simon Says Stamp!!  I couldn’t post less than stellar artwork!!  Heavens no!!  Boy, am I glad I panicked though because what I made next, made me “ooh” and “aaah”.

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Doesn’t it look AWESOME on acetate?!?  I LOVE how this one turned out!!

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But I wised up when I made this one and used scor tape on the back of the letters but only put the scor tape where the flowers met the letters.  So the “O” has no adhesive on the back.  But that’s ok because scor tape is amazing and I know it isn’t going anywhere.

If I make this one again, I’d love to have a full card front of acetate tucked behind the alcohol inked background.  So if you lifted the acetate, you would only see the flowers.  The “MOM” would still be on the acetate.  Wouldn’t that look cool?IMG_2705-copy

So now that you’ve seen a little corner of this new release, head over and do some shopping at Simon Says Stamp!!  I’ve included links to the ENTIRE release below!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Misty

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