Friday, July 26, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Believe In You Release Blog Hop Day-1

Hello and welcome to my blog for the Believe In You Release Blog Hop Day 1 by Simon Says Stamp. I'm so grateful to be joining this honorable blog hop. Hopefully, you've come here from my super talented friend Barb's Blog, or you can start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog to be sure to hop along with all the stops. You don't want to miss those beautiful inspirations out there ;).

Today, I have six cards to share with you, most of which were made very simple so that you can get a new and quick inspiration to play along with.

[Card 1]

I started with stamping Never Quit Swimming Stamp set on 80lb Neenah White paper, then I cut the images using my Scan N Cut. I then colored them with Copic Markers. For the background, I mixed green and blue inks on a piece of watercolor paper, then I diecut it using Under THe Sea Collage Die, and then I splattered with water and white acrylic ink.

Next, I foam mounted the framed panel onto a piece of yellow paper from Watercolor Wishes paper pack, and then I adhered my colored images here and there. I chose a sentiment from the same Never Quit Swimming Stamp, which was heat embossed in white on Schoolhouse Red Cardstock and cut in fishtail shaped tag. 

[Card 2]

For Card 2 and 3, I made masked circular stencil backgrounds to create clean and simple designs. 

First, I cut a large circle out of a sheet of paper, then I placed it onto bristol paper, and I did stenciling through the circle window using Waves and Hills Stencil, by which you can create a circular-shaped stencil background.  I splattered with water and removed excess water using paper towels. Next, I diecut the panel using a Waverly Frame Die

I adhered my colored images and sentiment from Never Quit Swimming Stamp set as shown in the picture, then I stamped a sentiment from Tiny Words set. 

[Card 3]

I made the same stencil background as of Card 2, then I cut it using Wonky Rectangles Dies. I adhered colored images from Your Light Stamp set.

I stamped a sentiment from the brand new Clean Line Everyday Set on the lower part of the panel and I also added a small sentiment from the same Clean Line Everyday set which was heat embossed in white on Schoolhouse Red paper. 

Card base: Fog Gray Cardstock 

[Card 4]

There are lots of beautiful floral dies in the new release of which I'm showcasing two beautiful sunflower dies, Sunflower Stem and Sunflower Frame

For the card 4, I made a navy background using Neenah texture Navy and Diamond Pattern Die.  I diecut Sunflower Stem from white, yellow, green and brown colored cardstock, then I added more shades using Copic Markers, assembled them into a flower. 

 A small sentiment from Clean Line Everyday was stamped on a Tab diecut, which was foam mounted next to the flower. 

Embellishment: Ivory twine, colored enamel dots.

[Card 5]

This is a shaker card featuring Sunflower Frame Die. I simply water-colored the Sunflower Frame die-cuts and assemble the flower using in-lay technique. 

Shaker background was ink blended using olive and orange inks listed at the end of this post, and I put various sequins into the shaker: Metallic Gold3mm Sparkling Clear, Lime Sorbe & Mossy Green. Again, I added a small sentiment from the Clean Line Everyday set, which was heat embossed in white on red cardstock and cut in fishtail shape. 

Frame Die: Waverly //Card base: Neenah Desert 100lb

[Card 6]

Here's today's last card on which I created a scene full of sunflowers. Can you tell that I used both the Sunflower Stem and Sunflower Frame? :) 

I used the same colors as of Card 5 for my background, and the flowers were made in a way similar with of Card 4. The sentiment was from Messages for Everyday

Copic Markers for Flowers: Y38/Y35 on yellow cardstock, E79/E77/E74/E71 for seeds, YG97/YG95/YG93/YG01 for leaves

That's it for today. Thank you for reading this long post. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Now, your next stop to hop along is Lea Lawson. I can't wait to see her fabulous projects!

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You'll be given a free gift per any Tim Holtz Branded product(s) purchased with no code required, while supplies last. The promotion will expire on 7/31/19.

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Simon Says Stamp is giving $25 coupon to every stop on the blog hop from the comment section. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 31st of July.

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< Products List >

Here are the main products I used for today's cards.

Simon Says Clear Stamps YOUR LIGHT sss101999 Rest and RefreshClean Line Every DayNever Quit SwimmingSunflower Stem dieSunflower Frame die Simon Says Stamp DIAMOND PATTERN Wafer Dies sssd111853 Friendly FrolicSimon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES Wafer Dies SSSD111714 CherishedSimon Says Stamp Stencil WAVES AND HILLS ssst121414 Best DaysCZ Design Wafer Dies SIMPLE TABS czd33 Friendly FrolicSimon Says Clear Stamps MESSAGES FOR EVERYDAY sss101831 Fluttering By Preview ImageMama Elephant FRAMED TAGS WAVERLY Creative Cuts Dies Preview ImageMemory Box UNDER THE SEA COLLAGE Craft Die 99703Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1 Preview ImageNeenah TEXTURE Creative Collection Premium Cardstock 8.5 x 11 Assortment 98726 Preview ImageStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray FG27Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM  Paper Pack 25 SheetsPretty Pink Posh 6MM METALLIC GOLD CUPPED Sequins PPP027 Pretty Pink Posh 3MM SPARKLING CLEAR Sequins Preview ImageMay Arts IVORY Twine String Burlap May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap  Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail WhiteEP2 Preview Image Altenew WARM AND COZY Mini Cube Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack ALT1521Altenew TROPICAL FOREST Mini Cube Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack ALT1523Altenew DEEP BLUE SEA Mini Cube Crisp Dye ALT1818

Thursday, July 25, 2019

SSS July 2019 Believe In You Release Inspiration

Hi, friends!
I'm so happy to share the news that the whole new release from Simon Says Stamp, which is called Believe In You Collection, is now available at the store. As always, the new release is full of lots of fun items including the ones I'm showcasing today. 
So here goes my card for which I used two new products from the Believe In You release.

I started by stamping Never Quit Swimming and I cut the images using my Scan N Cut machine. Next, I chose a dolphin image for my card design and colored it using my Copic Markers. 

Next, I diecut a piece of white cardstock with SSS Pebbles Dies and stamped a sentiment "Good Luck" from  Clean Line Everyday set on the top of the Pebbles pattern. For the background, I wanted to express a deep ocean, so I ink-blended another piece of Bristol Paper using the dye inks Star Light and Teal Blue.

I then foam mounted the white cover panel onto the ink-blended one and foam mounted my colored dolphin on the top right corner. In order to give some color accent, I heat embossed a small sentiment block from the same Clean Line Everyday set in white on red cardstock (Schoolhouse Red Cardstock), and adhered it on the center as shown in the picture.

Finally,  I adhered the panels onto a card base made with Fog Gray Cardstock and embellished my card with some iridescent sequins. For the coloring of dolphin, I used BG78/BG75/BG72/BG70 first then I added more blue shades using B39/B37/B34 as far as I remember. 

Here's another card which features Faceted Stripes Stencil and Today Will Be Awesome Dies from the New Release.  I used Tropical Forest dye inks set and  Warm And Cozy dye inks set for stenciling, then I splattered with white, gold, and black metallic ink over the panel.


The background square for Today Will Be Awesome Dies was ink blended with the same Star Light and Teal Blue inks I had previously used for my first card, then I simply foam-mounted the white front diecut panel onto the colored one for a dimensional look. 

Again, I foam mounted the square block onto the stencil background and finished off the card by adding some Gold Metallic Sequins and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

I love the simplicity of Faceted Stripes Stencil and Today Will Be Awesome Dies, which makes your card design very clean and simple.

That's it from me for today. Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed my cards.

Please visit the  Believe in You Gallery for more inspiration, where you can also share your own inspiration by uploading your projects.

I'll be back soon with other new projects featuring the Believe In You  Release.

Have a wonderful day! 
Marge ♡

 < Products List  >

Simon Says Stamp PEBBLES Wafer Dies sssd111786 Fluttering By
Never Quit Swimming Clean Line Every DayFaceted stencilToday Will Be Awesome die setSimon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray FG27Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096

Altenew DEEP BLUE SEA Mini Cube Crisp Dye ALT1818 Altenew TROPICAL FOREST Mini Cube Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack ALT1523Altenew WARM AND COZY Mini Cube Crisp Dye Ink Pad Pack ALT1521

Prima Marketing METALLIC ACCENTS Semi Watercolor Cake 589974 Preview Image

 Pretty Pink Posh 6MM METALLIC GOLD CUPPED Sequins PPP027 Preview ImagePretty Pink Posh 3MM SPARKLING CLEAR Sequins Preview Image