Hello, Beautiful! It’s Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop for the new Hello Beautiful spring release. I’m using four new products from this release and I can’t wait to share! But first some special offers for you…
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Now for some ideas… Here’s the Simon Says Stamp products I’m using:
Beautiful Bunnies Slimline Card
My first slimline card measures 8-1/2″ wide X 3-1/2″ tall and features the bunnies and accessories from the Bunny Blessings stamp set and the Capital B Beautiful die set. I started with a distressed ink background using Lucky Clover, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, and Abandoned Coral distressed inks. After blending the ink, I splattered water on it and blotted the background to create the splotchy look.
The bunnies, tree trunk, colored eggs and grassy ground were stamped, colored, cut out and positioned on the left side of the card in a scene. I used the following Copics to color the images: E42, E53, E50, BG01, BG000, R22, R20, R00, YG03, YR000, YR04, BG11, Y00, and RV02.
For the right side, I hand drew the rainbow using Copics: R22, R20, YR000, YR00, YR04, YG03, YG00, BG11, BG01, and BG000 on 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut it out. Right below it, I added the “Beautiful” die in coral and white, offsetting the coral shadow. I heat embossed “Blessings” in white, right below it. To make the embossed word stand out, I shadowed it with a green Copic shade. Lastly, I sewed a zigzag stitch around the perimeter of the card front and adhered it to a slimline card base made from 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.
Bunny and Carrot Card
For this 5″ X 7″ card, I began with a green watercolor wash on Canson XL Bristol Smooth watercolor paper. After it was dry, I ink blended green distressed ink circles on the front using the Mix and Match Circles Stencils. I used Bundled Sage Shadow and Lucky Clover colors and rubbed gently until I had the desired look.
I die cut four carrots from the 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them using oranges and greens (YR68, YR15, YR04, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG00.) I also stamped the cute bunny from the Bunny Blessings stamp set and gave him some clothes using the following colors: B45, B41, B91, R14, R22, R20, R10. I cut him out. The carrots and bunny were attached to the front using Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares.
I stamped the phrases and adhered the watercolor card front to a card base using Scor-Tape double-sided .25″ tape and a simple sewing stitch around the perimeter. I like to use Scor-Tape when I’m adhering watercolor paper to a base. It holds it flat even if your paper is a little warped.
Beautiful Day Card
This 5″ X 7″ card features a watercolored rainbow painted on a scalloped heart shape (die cut from Canson XL Bristol Smooth watercolor paper) and placed on a 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock card front.
I stenciled the colorful circles on the card front using the Mix and Match Circles Stencils and distressed inks in Tumbled Glass, Victoria Velvet and Spun Sugar. I also splattered gold paint over the inked design to create the backdrop for this heart. The heart was attached using Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares to make it stand out.
The Capital B Beautiful die was cut from white 3MM craft foam and white cardstock and glued to the heart. The “day” die cut was cut from Metallic gold cardstock (3 layers glued together) attached below the first word. I used the Happy Birthday die for the “day” letters, only. Finally the front was attached to a card base and a few lavender / rose sequins were attached around the heart for some sparkle!
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Don’t forget to leave a comment before you leave my blog for a chance to win $25! Shop during the blog hop and get a free rose trio 6″ X 6″ stencil with ANY purchase. USE CODE RSE542 to get yours FREE! This promotion will expire 2/28 at 11:59 pm EST. If you decide to place an order, please use my links in this post so that Simon Says Stamp knows how you found these products. I appreciate it very much. It helps me to continue to bring more ideas to you! Your next stop is the talented, Emma Williams – see the full list in hop order, below!
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