Simon Says Stamp – Believe in Your Dreams

Hello friends! Today I am sharing my watercolor card on the Simon Says Stamp blog. Here’s a little sneak peek. Please head to Simon Says Stamp blog for more details and photos.

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Have a nice day!

Supplies:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace Stencil: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Simon Says Stamp Carousel Horse Die: Simon Says Stamp
  3. Simon Says Stamp Believe Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  4. Simon Says Stamp Believe Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Simon Says Stamp Basic Rectangles Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  6. Worn Lipstick Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  7. Festive Berries Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  8. Victorian Velvet Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  9. Scattered Straw Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Fossilized Amber Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  11. Peacock Feathers Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  12. Mowed Lawn Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  13. Shaded Lilac Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  14. Seedless Preserves Distress Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  15. Ranger Watercolor Brush #9: Simon Says Stamp
  16. Silver Black Velvet Paint Bursh #6: Simon Says Stamp
  17. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad: Simon Says Stamp
  18. Versamark Watermark Ink: Simon Says Stamp
  19. Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Simon Says Stamp
  21. MISTI Stamping Tool:Simon Says Stamp
  22. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape:  Simon Says Stamp
  23. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp – Blessed

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Hello there! Easter is coming! Today, I am inspired to share an Easter card. Here is my card.

My background is inspired by my talented friend Yoonsun Hur! I feel like I can CASE her whenever I am having a creative block! Every time I started CAS-ing her design, my creative juices will come back and I can make it into my own design! Do you have a muse like that? Who is it that you like to CASE when you’re stuck with ideas? Let me know!

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Back to my card. I first die cut a piece of watercolor paper with Simon Says Stamp Floral Dot Collage Die. Then, I watercolored on it using rainbow colors. I have used my Schmincke watercolor palette. I added in several layers of paints to create transparency and layers of colors. After that, I added in more texture with paint splatters and Perfect Pearl solution splatters. The background turns out to be so beautiful! I am in LOVE!!

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To tie in the Easter theme, I thought churches would be a good idea. So I die cut the same watercolor paper with Simon Says Stamp Churches Die. I sprayed them with Perfect Pearl solution to add some shimmer to them :). For the sentiment, I used the beautiful Blessed Die from Simon Says Stamp to die cut the same watercolor paper.

Finally, I mounted everything on Simon Says Stamp Fog card with foam tape. Lastly, I added in several sequins to tie the colors together. I have used iridescent sequins from Darice and colored sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will have a wonderful Easter! God bless!

Supplies:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Floral Dot Collage Die: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Simon Says Stamp Churches Die: Simon Says Stamp
  3. Simon Says Stamp Blessed Die: Simon Says Stamp
  4. Simon Says Stamp Fog Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Schmincke Horadam 48 Half Pan Watercolor Set: Blick Art
  6. Perfect Pearl Pigment Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  7. Darice Iridescent Crystal 8mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  8. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix: Simon Says Stamp
  9. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sunshine Glow Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Peridot Mist Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  11. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  13. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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Merry Christmas crafty friends! I am so happy to celebrate Christmas this year with Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza!!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

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Today is the glorious Christmas day, when Jesus was born and presents are opened. The happy spirit of the day inspired my card today. Here is what I come up with.

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First, I white heat embossed MFT Simply Snowflakes onto a panel of watercolor paper. I have used the MISTI Stamping Tool to get the exact placement that I wanted. Then, I watercolored the panel using my Schmincke Watercolor Palette. I have used Madder Red Dark, Translucent Orange, Translucent Yellow, May Green, Permanent Green Olive and Prussian Blue.

After that, I added in some shadows to make the snowflakes more dimensional. Of course I had to add splatters of colors and Perfect Pearl solution to add even more texture to the piece. I really LOVE water texture!!!

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When the panel was fully dried, I die cut it with SSS Stitched Rectangles Die and then mounted it with foam tape on a SSS Fog card base. The sentiment is from MFT Joyous Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set.

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To finish with a blast, I embellished my card with a lot of Pretty Pink Posh sequins – Holiday Shimmer Mix, Winter Sparkle MixSparkling Clear Mix, Metallic Rose Gold 6mmLavender Moon 4mm, Sunshine Glow 4mm, Strawberry Burst 4mm and Ballerina Pink 4mm. I went a little crazy on sequins but it’s Christmas!! It actually sparkles so much more in person!

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Giveaway:

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by My Sweet Petunia so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy your Christmas! I wish you and your family a warm and cozy holiday! BIG HUGS TO YOU!

Supplies:

  1. My Favorite Things Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  2. My Favorite Things Joyous Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  3. MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die Set: Simon Says Stamp
  5. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Simon Says Stamp Fog Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  7. Schmincke Horadam 48 Half Pan Watercolor Set: Blick Art // Amazon
  8. Schmincke Horadam Madder Red Dark: Blick Art // Amazon
  9. Schmincke Horadam Translucent Orange: Blick Art // Amazon
  10. Schmincke Horadam Translucent Yellow: Blick Art // Amazon
  11. Schmincke Horadam May Green: Blick Art // Amazon
  12. Schmincke Horadam Permanent Green Olive: Blick Art // Amazon
  13. Schmincke Horadam Prussian Blue: Blick Art // Amazon
  14. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Sparkle Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold 6mm Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Pretty Pink Posh Lavender Moon 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  19. Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  21. Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink 4mm Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  22. Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder: Simon Says Stamp
  23. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  26. Ranger Clear Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  28. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  29. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  30. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  31. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp – Sending Hugs

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Happy Friday!! Today I am popping in to share a “sending hugs” card using Simon Says Stamp supplies. I finally got to play with the beautiful Winter Flowers Stamp Set. This set was designed by Kristina Werner and it was meant for Christmas, but I used it in a more generic way today.

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I first white heat embossed the images from the Winter Flowers Stamp Set on a panel of Arches Watercolor Paper. I used this high quality paper today because I will be painting a lot of layers. This paper handles water much better than the Canson XL Watercolor Paper and the Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, which I use all the time for both ink blending and watercoloring.

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I slowly watercolored the flowers, berries and leaves and then followed by the beige/brown background. After the panel was dry, I added in some shadows using some dark browns and grays. Then, of course I had to add some splatters. I have used the same colors I used earlier – red, green and purple. Finally, I also added in more white dot-and-line details for highlights using some white gouache.

Here are some close-ups:

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To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the Big Scripty Greetings Stamp Set in black and clear heat embossed it. That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting  🙂

Supplies:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Winter Flowers Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Big Scripty Greetings Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  3. Arches Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Ranger Clear Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp

 

Laura Stercks 10K Subscribers Video Hop

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Hello friends! Welcome to Laura Sterckx’s 10,000 YouTube Subscribers Video Hop! I am so happy to be joining Laura’s celebration today 🙂

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For my card, I have used MFT Big Balloons Stencil and SSS You Are My Favorite Die. They are both my new favorites 🙂

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Please watch my video below to see how I create my card.

Giveaway:

There are a lot of amazing sponsors for today’s hop. To enter the giveaway, please subscribe to Laura’s channel and leave comments on all the videos in the hop. This giveaway ends on Monday, September 12 at 5:59 am.

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Below are more details on the prizes:

Hallmark Scrapbook is also offering 10% off discount. The discount code is Laura10 and it is valid until September 9th, 2016.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Carissa Wiley. Here is a lineup of the amazing designers participating today:

Laura Sterckx

Amy Lee (Me!)

Carissa Wiley

Christiana Reuling

Create A Smile Stamps (Christine Drogt)

Ellen Hutson (Julie Ebersole)

Emily Leiphart

Isha Gupta

Julia Altermann

Laura Bassen

Laurel Beard

Nicole Picadura

The Ton (Effie Cho)

WPlus9 (Dawn Woleslagle)

Yana Smakula

Thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you have a wonderful day and happy hopping!

Supplies:

  1. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Simon Says Stamp You Are My Favorite Die: Simon Says Stamp
  3. My Favorite Things Big Balloons Stencil: My Favorite Things
  4. My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 25: My Favorite Things
  5. Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Festive Berries Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Fired Brick Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Antique Linen Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Wild Honey Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Mowed Lawn Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Milled Lavender Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Seedless Preserve Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Ranger Artist Brush Set (7 Piece): Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparkling Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Bermuda Blue Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
  21. Ranger Multi-Medium Matte: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp