Hey crafty friends! This month I am the Designer in the Spotlight at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Yay! 😄

Are you ready for a new challenge? I sure am! This week’s challenge is Cute. I decided to create a card using the Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set from their brand new Fresh Bloom Collection. Since I don’t own the dies of this stamp set, I decided to get creative with some masking, ink blending AND stenciling! 💛

Make sure to watch the video below to see how I made this cute card.

First, I used Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper Sheets and a circle die from Lawn Fawn to create my mask. Then, I created an ombré effect with the Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks. I love how smooth and easy it is to create blended backgrounds with these ink pads.

Masked Birthday Card Feat. Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set + Falling Stars Stencil + Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste + Distress Oxide Ink

I grabbed the Falling Stars Stencil from Simon Says Stamp and created green stars with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. Afterwards, I added sparkle using Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste.

Masked Birthday Card Feat. Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set + Falling Stars Stencil + Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste + Distress Oxide Ink

Since I didn’t have the dies of the Simon Says Stamp Dog & Cat Dress Up Stamp Set, I had to get creative with masking paper. I stamped the bow tie and party hat first, covered it up with masking paper and then stamped the dog. When masking, always stamp the images you want on the front first.

After coloring the images, I finished up the card with a bit of sparkle here and there. Like always, I used a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I adhered Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins using the Tonic Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen. 😄

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Good news! You can win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store. Simply grab your crafty supplies, make a card that fits the challenge and submit your creation. Good luck! 😄

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Hi crafty friends! This month I am the Designer in the Spotlight at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Yay! 😄

Are you ready for a new challenge? I sure am! This week’s challenge is Whatever the Weather. I decided to create a cute ballerina card inspired by the sunny weather. For this card, I used the Tiny Dancers and Background Basics Stamp Sets from Sunny Studio. ☀️

Make sure to watch the video below to see how I made this cute ballerina card!

First, I die cut a circle out of Neenah Solar White and Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper Sheets. Then, I created my masks and ink blended the grass (Mowed Lawn) and sky (Tumbled Glass). For the polkadots I used the Background Basics Stamp Set and WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

Cute ballerina card made with the Tiny Dancers and Background Basics Stamp Sets from Sunny Studio Stamps. Ink blended background with Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks.

Next, I colored a few images from the Tiny Dancers Stamp Set from Sunny Studio. I love these adorable ballerinas and I had a hard time picking out one. 😊

Cute ballerina card made with the Tiny Dancers and Background Basics Stamp Sets from Sunny Studio Stamps. Ink blended background with Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks.

To finish off the card, I created a sentiment banner with vellum and gold glitter card stock. I also added shine and sparkle with a Clear Gloss Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir and Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I applied Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. Sending big crafty hugs to all of you! 💛

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Good news! You can win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store. Simply grab your crafty supplies, make a card that fits the challenge and submit your creation. Good luck! 😄

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Hi there! While I was purging my stamp sets, I came across the Follow Your Heart set from Love Cynthia. Oh my goodness, why haven’t I used this stamp set more? It’s simply adorable! 😍

In today’s video I’m showing you how to create an ink blended scene with Distress Oxide Ink for an airbrushed and super smooth effect.

First, I created the masks with masking paper from Simon Says Stamp along with the Grassy Border die from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the little girl from the Follow Your Heart stamp set from Love Cynthia using Archival Jet Black ink. I used that particular ink because it’s smudge and waterproof, which makes it PERFECT for ink blending.

An adorable card made with Love Cynthia Stamps and Distress Oxide Ink. The Distress Oxides Inks are used to create a smooth and airbrushed scene with masking paper and die cuts.

Next, I used Distress Oxide ink pads to do the blending. For the grass I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I used Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass for the sky. After the ink blending was dry, I stamped a sentiment with Versmark ink and applied clear embossing powder.

An adorable card made with Love Cynthia Stamps and Distress Oxide Ink. The Distress Oxides Inks are used to create a smooth and airbrushed scene with masking paper and die cuts.

To finish off the blended scene, I applied Tonic Nuvo Drops in Grey Mist and White Blizzard. I also used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen and Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to add extra shine and dimension to the images. 💫💛

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Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing a card made with Tonic’s 18th Craft Kit called ‘Dream in Color’. With shades of lilac, fuchsia, turquoise and apricot, this kit is simply gorgeous. 😍 For more information about this Tonic Craft Kit, click HERE.

When I first opened this kit, I instantly fell in love with the beautiful papers and intricate die cuts. I decided to use one of the Secret Garden dies and Neenah Solar White card stock to create my own stencil.

DIY Stencil + Ombré Glitter (Tonic Craft Kit Issue 18 - Dream in Color)

The color scheme of this Craft Kit inspired me to create an ombre lilac background. I smeared the Spring Heather ink pad on my craft mat and mixed it with Moonstone Glimmer Paste to create my own color. I applied the Moonstone paste on the top and then used my spatula to create a nice blend between the two colors.

After letting the Glimmer Paste dry overnight, I trimmed down the piece to 4″ by 5 1/4 ” and adhered it on one of the patterned papers from the Dream In Colour 6×6 Paper Pad. Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Secret Garden stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish off this card, I applied Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops and Nuvo Supernova Dream Drops.

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 💜💌

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