Friday, June 26, 2020

The One with the Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release

Simon Says Stamp, Fairy Tale Spinners, Poppy Bouquet, fairy, butterflies, grass, greeting card, off white, vellum, alcohol markers, Koren Wiskman, I believe in you, pink, green, purple, flowers, white, stars

Hello everyone, I have a super cute card using some of the products in the NEW Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release. I used the NEW Fairy Tale Spinners stamp set and the NEW Poppy Bouquet stencil to create this fairy inspiration card. 

The NEW Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness release is available now. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Simon Says Stamp online store and shop the NEW release. 

Background:
The background of my card was simple to create. I started with a piece of Rustic White cardstock cut to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I originally thought I would be using a more vibrant background than the one you see in the final photos. I thought the specks from the natural fibers in the cardstock would make a nice fairy dust effect but in the end, I covered the element of the card to mute the background. I used the NEW Poppy Bouquet stencil to ink blend some poppies on the panel. I used purple tape to mask the areas of the stencil that represented leaves. I didn't want the leaf images in the background, only the poppies. I used Distress Oxide inks in Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac and some make-up brushes to blend the ink onto the paper. 

Once the background was completed, I felt like it was too intense for the images that I intended to use and the color scheme of the project, so I cut a piece of vellum the same size to mute it's vibrancy. This also allowed me to stamp a few of the star images in watermark ink and heat embossed with Soft Lilac embossing powder. I was a little heavy handed with the stamping of these cute little stars but I love the look of them. I remember drawing something similar all over my school work growing up. 

Simon Says Stamp, Fairy Tale Spinners, Poppy Bouquet, fairy, butterflies, grass, greeting card, off white, vellum, alcohol markers, Koren Wiskman, I believe in you, pink, green, purple, flowers, white, stars

Images:
I stamped the images used on this project using the NEW Simon Says Stamp Fairy Tale Spinners stamp set as well as Simon's Intense black ink. I stamped them onto my latest favorite toy, alcohol marker friendly paper from my friend Lesley of Heffy Doodle. She sent me some to try and I'm using it all!! It's so fun to blend alcohol markers on. It's like a slick track for your markers but it's not glossy. I made a color map listing the markers I used to color these images. 

Once the images where colored I used my Brother Scan N Cut to "fussy cut" them out. I do not enjoy cutting out my images with scissors, plus I have an issue with my shoulder that affects my ability to hold things in my dominant hand, so I am constantly looking for ways to assist myself in every way possible to enjoy my hobby. I am lost without dies, I always highly recommend getting the coordinating dies if available. The Scan N Cut does an adequate job of cutting out most things but I enjoy the finished look that a die gives you.  

To adhere everything together, I put all of the images onto the vellum overlay first before attaching the see through panel to the ink blended panel. This helped me hide the adhesive needed to put it together. The images were stuck on using foam tape or liquid adhesive depending on where or on what layer they looked best. The first flower image was adhered with liquid adhesive directly to the vellum panel starting off the collage of florals, grass, and butterflies to create the scene. 

Once all of the images were attached, I then added liquid adhesive behind them hiding it so that you couldn't see it through the vellum. I added the vellum panel to the ink blended panel this way and then attached the stack to a WHITE CARD BASE! Can you believe it? I'm using a Neenah 110 lb. cardstock to create my A2 size top folding portrait orientation base today. It simply looked better than my standard gray this time. 

Simon Says Stamp, Fairy Tale Spinners, Poppy Bouquet, fairy, butterflies, grass, greeting card, off white, vellum, alcohol markers, Koren Wiskman, I believe in you, pink, green, purple, flowers, white, stars

Sentiment:
The sentiment was added last, using Simon Says Stamp White embossing powder to heat emboss the "I believe in you" sentiment onto a piece of Autumn Rose cardstock. I used my cut line paper trimmer to cut it down into a strip and popped it up onto the card using foam tape. 

I hope you enjoy my project today and I've inspired you to create something. If you would like to see the entire Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness release (CLICK HERE!) to visit the online store or visit the blog for even more crafty inspiration. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, 
Koren 

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