Hello Friends, Welcome to Simon Says Stamp SPRING 2014 RELEASE BLOG HOP! If you want to stop at the beginning of the hop go to the Simon Says Stamp blog. If you are arriving from the crazy talented Debbie Hughes blog you are in the right place.
Simon Says Stamps 2014 release is just brimming with beautiful, adorable, fun and versatile goodies. Also in the new release is FIVE NEW & exciting INK COLORS and coordinating cardstock to compliment the 14 colors that Simon launched at the end of 2013.
I created three cards for this hop and will have more to share in the next few weeks.
I fell in love with this beautifully round balloon and the new pastel card stocks and inks….yes…swoon! Below is a mini tutorial with a few tips. The “Happy Birthday” die cut was manipulated easily to form a curve to fit the curves of the balloon.
1. stack 4 or 5 “birthday” die cuts with dots of glossy accents. 2. use a tool to remove any bits of glossy accents from the sides and to help line up the letters. 3. BEND the birthday, glue to hold in place. 4. die cut the “happy” on masking paper or tape. 5. stamp flowers 6. remove mask 7. add a little glossy accents on twine, let dry, wrap around a brush 8. add glitter 9. stamp background and assemble card.
1. start with your darkest color of ink. BE SURE TO WIPE UP between your stamping so you don’t get ink stains on the back of your card. 2. add two more medium colors randomly stamping. 3. add the lightest color going the opposite direction. 4. add white stitching to SOME of the colors. 5. die cut the word 6 times. 6. add tiny dots of glossy accents to adhere each layer. 7. die cut your background & add to the top of “mom”. 8. stamp in inside of the card. 8. stamp the sentiment with white chalk ink.
Just had to share a close up. ALL SUPPLIES to my cards you will find at the bottom of my post.
The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday February 27, 2014. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday February 28, 2014.
SUPPLIES FOR CARD NUMBER ONE:
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SUPPLIES FOR CARD NUMBER THREE: