Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The One with the Simon Says Stamp Blog Party

 


Hello everyone. Today is the Simon Says Stamp Blog Party to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of STAMPtember. If you don't already know, STAMPtember is kind of a big deal around here. We should not let 2020 be any different. I used the NEW Deco Squares background stamp and Because of You sentiment stamp set to create this Art Deco inspired greeting card. 

To check out more from the NEW Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release (CLICK HERE!) to visit the online store or website for more paper crafting inspiration. 

Background:

I loaded the Deco Squares red rubber background stamp into my Original MISTI and stamped it with some Gina K watermark ink. I stamped it twice to make sure I got a great impression. I then used Hero Arts Gold embossing powder to heat emboss the background. This panel was cut down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. 

Sentiment: 

I stamped the "you made all the difference" sentiment with the same watermark ink on a piece of Fun Stampers Journey's Rustic Rose cardstock. I used a basic diamond die from my stash to cut it out. I used a nesting set of dies, so I grabbed the next size up and my EK Success Woodgrain paper. I have been hoarding this paper for a long time. I will be surprised if it is still available, but I will link it below if it is. This paper is sorta thin, so I also cut a piece of chip board that I had lying around my craft room. A piece of Neenah 110 would have done the trick as well. I glued the woodgrain paper onto the chipboard to create my own little diamond shape wood element to back my sentiment piece with. I popped up both pieces using foam tape onto the background. 

The sub-sentiment "I just wanted you to know" was also stamped and embossed. I used the Fiskars Cut line paper trimmer to cut it down into a strip. I also cut a thin strip of Fog cardstock to use as an accent piece. 

All the pieces were assembled onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. 

I hope that I've inspired you to create something today. Don't forget to (CLICK HERE!) to visit Simon Says Stamp and shop the NEW STAMPtember release. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, 

Koren 



Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The One with the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Card Video

 

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Hello everyone. I have a NEW video for you today. In celebration of Simon Says Stamp's NEW STAMPtember release, I made a fun Halloween card inspired by another card maker that I admire, Francine Vuilleme. You can find the card that inspired mine by visiting her blog (CLICK HERE!)

To check out the entire Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release (CLICK HERE!) Don't forget to visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more inspiration using the NEW release as well as challenges designed to motivate you to create with others. 

I also created a Kolour Map of the markers that I used on this project. I have been loving my Tombow ABT Pro alcohol markers so, that is what I used. 




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I hope that I've inspired you to create something today. Make sure you check out #STAMPtember over on Instagram to see a ton of inspiration using the NEW release. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 

Koren



Friday, August 28, 2020

The One with the Pear Blossom Press and My Favorite Things Collaboration Video

 

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Hello everyone. Today I have a fun video for you using New products from the My Favorite Things August release as well as some EZ Lights from Pear Blossom Press. In this video I make an electrifying  Halloween card. I used the tree die from the NEW Haunted House Die-namics set to make some lightning to light up the sky. 

For more from My Favorite Things (CLICKHERE!) or Pear Blossom Press (CLICKHERE!)

I also have a Kolour Map here for you, listing all of the alcohol markers I used to color my images on this card. I used my Tombow ABT Pro Alcohol Markers  along with a few other of my favorite coloring supplies.  

I had so much fun making this card- the EZ Lights more than live up to their name, as the incorporation of the lights into the project were exactly as expected- easy!

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If you want to find more information regarding the NEW August release of My Favorite Things (CLICK HERE!) to shop and visit the blog for inspiration. 

EZ Lights can be found at Pearblossompress.com is single or multipacks. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope that I've inspired you to create something. 

Koren 

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