Friday, December 15, 2017

One Stencil, Two Ways: Simon says Stamp Friends Release



Hello Crafters! 

Happy Friday! 
Why so happy? 
Well besides the fact that it's Friday there's also a new Simon Says Stamp Release! 

Whoo Hoo! 

The whole release is all about Friendship!
How fun is that?! You can view the entire collection here or shop below 


I've used  few new products to create two cards that look different but use the same exact supplies! 
I love versatile products, don't you?! 


For the friend card I laid down the stencil and then started blending distress oxides from bottom to top creating a super vibrant impression of the stencil 


For the happy birthday card I masked out the circle in the center before laying down a layer of ink in rainbow colors. I then put the stencil on and added more distress ink on top to get a more subtle pattern 

I stamped the large sentiments onto my backgrounds. I love the stained glass font but I decided to fill them in to make it a bit bolder. With those beautiful backgrounds the sentiment was having some trouble standing out. 


For the second part of the sentiment I heat embossed on black paper, trimmed them out and popped them up. 

You can watch both cards from start to finish in the video below! 




Super quick cards = super quick videos. 
I bet you didn't think I could get anything done that fast !
hahaha!


These are a really great design idea when you want something super quick with lots of color! 

Thanks so much for stopping in! 



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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock BLACK Black
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock BLACK Black
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Simon Says Stamp RADIANT STENCIL
Simon Says Stamp RADIANT STENCIL
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Simon Says Stamp STAINED GLASS LOVE
Simon Says Stamp STAINED GLASS LOVE
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Copic Sketch Marker RV06 CERISE
Copic Sketch Marker RV06 CERISE
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Tonic EBONY BLACK Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic EBONY BLACK Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Dies
Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Dies
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Stamp Highlighting Two Ways with WPlus9

 Hello Crafters! 

I shared this card over on the WPlus9 Blog a week or so ago and wanted to share it here in case you missed it. 


You know I love florals all year round so naturally I'm loving this Christmas Rose Bouquet! 
I really wanted to make the blooms in the bouquet shine so I approached it two different ways. 

The first thing I did to set to two parts of the stamp apart was to stamp the full bouquet in a slightly lighter ink. This allows me to get a more "no line" coloring effect which is always softer. 


The next thing I did was create a monochromatic background. By doing my ink blending in the same colors as the leaves it really helps them to blend into the background. The lighter edge on the right hand side still allows enough of the leaves to show that the flowers still look grounded. 

Can't have those flowers just floating around out there now can we?!


I stamped the image a second time on white card stock but this time in black ink. I colored the flowers in bright white and bold red to really give that POP off the background colors. 
Speaking of popping, I did that too! I fussy cut out just the flowers and popped them up with foam tape so they literally POP off the page haha. 

You can watch the whole card come together in the video below




I love how just a few simple steps can give your card a WOW factor that it wouldn't otherwise have. You can do all the highlighting techniques together like I did or only do one or the other. 



Thanks so much for dropping in! 
I'll be back soon with another video!



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Wplus9 White Cardstock
Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 Black Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
Wplus9 Silver Lining Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet
Wplus9 Christmas Rose Bouquet
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WPlus9 Christmas Greetings
WPlus9 Christmas Greetings
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Tonic MORNING DEW Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic MORNING DEW Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT GOLD
Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT GOLD
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOREST MOSS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOREST MOSS
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Tonic SHIMMERING PEARL Nuvo Embossing Powder
Tonic SHIMMERING PEARL Nuvo Embossing Powder
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 PALE OLIVE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG97 SPANISH OLIVE
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Copic Sketch MARKER YG99 MARINE GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
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