Thursday, September 20, 2018

SSS October Card Kit: Alcohol Lift Thinking of You & GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

My Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit finally arrived Tuesday and I spent yesterday creating, taking pictures, and editing. 

I love how the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits have been so technique-based lately, giving me the opportunity and motivation to try things I either haven't tried before or have struggled with in the past. Foiling is something I have had a really hard time with and yet I was able to make it work for me in a couple of different ways with this kit. Yay! 

Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) this card kit is already out of stock. Fortunately I have one to give away here! 


Here's the card I'm sharing today:


I used the Stream Alcohol Ink along with Blending Solution and Snow Cap Mixative on the Simon Says Stamp White Yupo Paper to create my background. I used the Distress Spritzer Tool to move the ink around. While it was drying (partly dry with some wet spots), I covered the paper with Gina K Wild Dandelion Fancy Foil, lightly rubbing over top of it. When released, the foil stuck to the areas that had still been damp, creating a beautiful marbled look.

I had planned on creating a card with an alcohol ink background where I had stamped the floral image from the Sketched Flowers Stamp Set with Alcohol Lift-Ink to lift the image off the background. The background I had created was too busy looking and the detailed florals got lost in it. Rather then throw in the towel completely, I took the stamp with the lifted ink and stamped it on another piece of Yupo Paper. Once dried, I added a sentiment from the same stamp set, matted the panel with Simon's Peacock Cardstock, and adhered it to the marbled background. I finished the card off with some Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops.


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The Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit sold for $34.99 USD + shipping. As I mentioned at the beginning of my post this kit how now sold out. If you'd like to receive future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my October Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Saturday September 29th.

Take care,
Sarah

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Bling It On

Hi everyone!

It's Wednesday which means it's time for another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I'm enjoying my time as guest designer.




This week's challenge is Bling It On and we are featuring product from Studio Katia. Please visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for all the details and to submit your entries. 

One randomly choosen winner will receive a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store.





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Thanks for stopping by!
I'm looking forward to seeing all your blinged up entries!
Sarah

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up

Hi everyone!



I'm back today guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


This week's challenge is POP IT UP and we're featuring adorable product from Lawn Fawn. Lawn Fawn has so many great interactive products they're the perfect company to highlight for this challenge! Please visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for all the challenge details and to submit your entries. One randomly choosen winner will receive a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store

For this week's challenge I'm using the adorable Lawn Fawn Here We Go A-Waddling Stamps and Dies along with the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up  Dies. This was my first time using the Pop-Up Dies even though I've owned them for a few months now and I can't wait to use them again! The concept behind them is brillaint and when folded flat the card fits in a standard A2 envelope.






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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge!
Sarah



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It

Hi everyone!

I'm excited to be guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this month! If you've been visiting me for a while you may remember that 5 years ago I was a part of this wonderful team. I have fond memories and was tickled when Lols asked if I'd be their guest designer for September.


That being said... 


This week's challenge is STAMP IT in celebration of Stamptember and the designers will be featuring product from the new Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Release. All you need to do to participate is submit a new project with stamping on it. Please visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for all the details and to submit your entries. 

One randomly choosen winner will receive a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store.


For this week's challenge I'm using Simon's new Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamps and Dies.


First I created an alcohol ink background, eyeballing where to put the colours to coordinate with the flowers and leaves. Once dry I white heat embossed the largest floral image over top and diecut it with the coordinating die. I adhered this piece to some Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock, white heat embossed the sentiment, and added some gorgeous Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles.


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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll join us in this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Sarah


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Party!

Hi everyone!


The Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Release went live yesterday and today we're having a party to celebrate! Visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog for all the details!

In case you've missed it, here's the full release:


Yesterday I shared this card using the beautiful new Ornate Ornaments Stamp Set:


Today I'm sharing another card featuring the Ornate Ornaments Stamp Set. For this card I created an alcohol ink background. Once dry, I white heat embossed some of the ornaments before die cutting them with the coordinating dies. My notecard was covered with a piece of Audrey Blue Cardstock. I then took a smaller piece of Surf Blue Cardstock and covered it with green cardstock cut with Simon's Pine Needle Trio Dies. I covered this panel with Simon's Vellum to soften the look, hiding the adhesive behind where the ornaments and sentiment were going to be. Once matted with white cardstock, I adhered this piece to my card. The sentiment was white heat embossed on Simons's Black Cardstock and I finished the card off with Simon's Moonshine Confetti

 

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Before I go I just wanted to mention that if you use the code below (STCK42) during check out before the end of September 4th you'll recieve Simon's Craft Tacky Glue for free:


There are other gift options available throughout the party so keep your eyes open as you make the rounds!

Have a great day!
Sarah

Saturday, September 1, 2018

SSS STAMPtember Release: Embellished Ornaments

Hi everyone!


Happy STAMPtember! Simon Says Stamp has LOTS of great things planned for this month's celebrations and they are kicking it off with a new release:

Simon sent me a few goodies to play with, including the beautiful Ornate Ornaments Stamps and Dies. When I say the ornament with the various-sized circles on it I just knew I wanted to fill it with sequins, jewels, and beads. 


I stamped this particular ornament twice, along with the sentiment, on Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then filled in all the little circles with sequins, beads, jewels, and a few other embellishments using Multi-Meduim Matte Adhesive to keep them in place. I coloured the ornament tops and drew strings with a silver glitter pen. I adhered the finished panel to a notecard along with strips of Simon's White Glitter Paper and Black Cardstock.



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That's it for me today. Stop by to tomorrow because there's going to be a PAR-TY!
Sarah

Monday, August 27, 2018

SSS Center Cuts Monochromatic Card Sets and September Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone!

Welcome back! Today's post of going to be a little picture heavy so I apologize in advance. I have two similar card sets to share featuring the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Stamp and Simon's Center Cut Star Stamp

Each card front was stamped with either the heart or star background stamp in a coordinating ink colour for a tone on tone effect. I then removed the heart and star centers from the background stamps and stamped them multiple times with MFT's Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on Neenah 110 LBWhite Cardstock. I coloured these with Copic Markers in monochromic colours, cut them out, and adhered them to my card fronts. I added some detailing to the hearts with Glossy Accents and the stars with a Wink of Stella Glitter Marker. I white heat embossed sentiments using Simon's Messages For Everyday Stamp Set and finished things off with Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Sprinkles and various Enamel Dots.



For these next two cards I also added a white border around the heart centers:


For these two cards I added vellum borders heat embossed with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.



Here are the star cards:







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Now for the winner of the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit...


Congrats to SHartl who said...

I never know how to use those smaller stamps in a stamp set so this is a great idea. LOVE the sparkly embossing powder and that little seahorse is the cutest!
August 24, 2018 at 9:50 PM
SHartl please message via my side bar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to Simon Says Stamp!

Remember the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit can be purchased for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah