Simon Says Stamp’s BEAUTIFUL DAYS RELEASE featuring From All Of Us
Hello, fellow card makers! It is release day at Simon Says Stamp and you are going to love all the amazing new products in BEAUTIFUL DAYS! My cards feature a new sentiment stamp set, FROM ALL OF US. I love sentiments! Beautifully crafted messages are so much more than the finishing touch to a handmade card. Sentiments are the heart of it and this new set is perfect for sending love and encouragement from your family or colleagues.
Both cards began with Bristol Smooth Card Stock ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks. Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers and Iced Spruce were used on one card and Black Soot, Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn and Fossilized Amber on the other.
The panels were stencilled with Geo Leaves Stencil using Peacock Feathers on the purple/blue card and Mowed Lawn on the green one.
Leaf Edges is a gorgeous red rubber stamp that come with two styles of leaves. For the green card, one style was stamped with Forest Wilderness. On the other card, the second leaf stamp was inked with Chipped Sapphire.
The panels were left to dry completely. I tested the dryness by placing embossing powder on a small area and seeing if it would knock off cleanly. The same leaf stamp was stamped again on each panel, slightly offset, with Versamark. The leaves were embossed with gold embossing powder.
For the blue card, a small piece of pale blue card stock was lightly inked at the base with Peacock Feathers and a bold sentiment from FROM ALL OF US was stamped with Black Versafine ink three times using a stamping platform for a solid image. The panel was trimmed and mounted on black sheet foam before adhering it to the card.
For the second card, two sentiments from FROM ALL OF US were positioned on the card front. The top one was removed and the other one stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in gold. The top sentiment was repositioned and stamped with Black Versafine ink. I did it in this order to avoid the embossing powder sticking to the black ink.
The card fronts were trimmed to 4 1/8" by 5 3/8" and adhered to black, top-folding, A2 sized card bases.
The cards were finished off with Satin Gold Pearls.
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