Today is day two of the Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Release Blog Hop. I have two card projects to share with you today. I use the NEW Slimline Waves stencil to create the backgrounds on both. I love the way these cards turned out. Keep scrolling to read more about them.
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I love the way these cards turned out. Keep scrolling to read more about them.
No.1 I ink blended both background panels using a combination of Distress Oxide inks by Ranger. Both panels are cut to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches. This blue one was created using Chipped Sapphire, Cracked Pistachio, and Evergreen Bough. I did also use Ranger's Picket Fence white pigment ink to blend the very top of this panel into the Evergreen Bough.
For this background I left the stencil in place the entire time. This preserves the cardstock underneath to be bright white.
No. 2 My intention for this background was to create a sandy beach for my images to be on. To do this I used Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, and Old Paper to create this sandy background. Both backgrounds were blended using Ranger's ink blending tools.
For this background I removed the stencil and then went back over the entire panel again with the same inks to fade the bright white lines left from the stencil.
I did also post a video this week using some of the products from the NEW Rainbows release. If you don't see the video linked below (CLICK HERE!) to watch.
No. 2 I stamped my images using Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink and heat set it quickly with my heat tool. I then used Inktense Pencils to lightly color my images .
No. 2 I stamped the "don't worry, beach happy" sentiment from the Beach Beauties Stamp set using watermark ink and I heat embossed it using Simon's detail white embossing powder. I then trimmed it into a square.
No. 1 I stamped the "a little note" sentiment from the Just Because Word Mix 2 stamp set. This is one of my favorite sentiments from SSS. I stamped it with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. This stamp set is designed to stamp a bunch of sentiments at one time, but I've cut this sentiment away from the rest because I love using it so much. I usually use one of my circle die to cut it out.
No. 1 Both of the card panels I'm using today were cut down to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 and added to an A2 size top folding card base made from Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock. They were also added using craft foam and tear tape adhesive to pop them up. The "a little note" sentiment was also popped up on top using foam squares.
No. 2 The beach towel was popped up onto the sand using foam squares. Then I added the water bottle and the flip flops using liquid adhesive, adhering it directly to the towel. The sentiment square was then popped up using the same type of foam squares.
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