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I’m so excited to be a part of this class! There is so much to learn about watercoloring. This is going to be a fabulous class with Jen Rzasa as one of the teachers along with Jennifer and Kristina as well as other amazing new guest artists…plus I have a free spot to giveaway! Leave me a comment by May 1st and I’ll pick a lucky winner!
Hello there! Today is the first group post with Papertrey Ink. For the first group post we are featuring the new Simple Stars stamp set and coordinating Cover Plate die.The nice things about the new Simple Stars stamp set is that it can work easily for both masculine and feminine cards. This first card is a bit more masculine. My brother is very patriotic and would love something like this. I die cut three panels of blue cardstock with the Stars Cover Plate and layered them for thickness. I also adhere a some red, gold and lighter blue stars in a few of the openings and embossed the sentiment in white.
This next card is a litte more feminine .
First I ran a piece of white cardstock through the Star Cover Plate die and then stamped them in various colors and patterns from the Simple Stars stamp set. I stitched the stars to the card front to create a fun banner look.
I just know that the rest of the design team probably came up with some amazing ideas using this new stamp set and die. Check them out and drool away:)
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle
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cardstock: Stamper’s Select White, Pure Poppy, Blue-Recollection, Gold-DCWV
white embossing powder-Hero Arts
stamps & dies: Simple Stars
cardstock: Stamper’s Select White
ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, True Black
stamps & dies: Simple Stars
Hello there! Today I have a quick card and a really fun announcement to share. My card features a couple new products that were just released for the Mothers and Fathers release at Simon Says Stamp.I embossed the sentiment from the new Mother’s Day stamp set in clear and then blended in a few colors of ink to get a gradient effect. Then I used the new Tall Flowers die and popped it up with foam tape. I really love this thoughtful sentiment for Mother’s day.
Have you heard about the CREATE event that is coming in May at the Simon Says Stamp headquarters? This sounds so cool! You can read all about it HERE. Tickets will go on Sale Friday (April 11) at Noon EST.
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Hi there! Today I have the pleasure of joining my sweet friend, Virginia and her second challenge. This month’s theme will most likely be as popular as last month’s watercolor theme. Stencils are all the rage right now and I had a couple of ideas that I wanted to try so here goes.
The first card uses the new Mom stencil by Simon Says Stamp and some masking and ink blending.
This second card features a fun technique that I’ve been wanting to try ever since I saw it on Donna’s amazing blog. Here’s a little video to show you how I made these cards.
Be sure and head over to Virginia’s challenge blog to see some of the fabulous entries so far. I hope you feel inspired to get out your stencils and play along! Thanks so much, Virginia, for having me and thanks for stopping by!
A few weeks ago, I did a really fun interview with the very lovely Chaitali for her Iron Craft segment.We both created a card using the Falling Hearts Stencil and Sketchy Banners stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I used some translucent embossing powder and then went over it with a little Distress ink.
Here’s the video interview were I make a complete fool of myself…big shocker, right?
Chaitali’s blog, and leave her a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!
I also have a winner to announce from the Altenew giveaway on my blog….congratulations to Beatrice Lawson! I will be emailing you.