Simon Says Stamp Dads and Grads Release

Hello there everyone! I’m super excited to be sharing with you a card featuring some of the newest stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamps latest mini release! This “Dads and Grads release features some really fun products that I think you will love as much as I do!

The Father’s Day Finds stamp set that is included in the release is perfect for Father’s Day of course, but I wanted to show you how you can stretch it’s use to be able to use it beyond the obvious! I paired the stamp set with a greeting from Simon’s Cuddly Critters Accessories stamp set (released last month) to create a birthday card for my very own dad, who’s birthday is right around the corner. :)

I stamped the little fish and fishing rod onto white cardstock using Audrey Blue and Stone dye inks (both from Simon); I then colored all the images with Copics and die cut them using the coordinating Father’s Day Finds dies. The Copic colors I used are listed below for reference:

  • FISH: YG0000, YG21, YG23, G07, YR00, YR12, YG68, BG01, BG05

  • FISHING ROD: W3, W5, C1, C3

The fish of course needed to be swimming in some water, so I die cut some Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass cardstock using the Mama Elephant Ocean Waves Trio dies and blended on a bit of Peacock Feathers distress ink. To create texture, I then spritzed some water droplets onto the card using the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and covered the droplets with Glossy Accents. Doesn’t it really look wet???

I added a sunshine background by die cutting a circle using Simon’s Stitched Circle dies and Lemon Chiffon cardstock. My sentiments are stamped onto the circle as well and I added sun rays using a few yellow Copics (Y02, Y08, Y17).

To finish things off, I added a bit of “bubbles” using Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets and mounted the scene onto some white cardstock and a yellow striped card base.

MORE TO SEE

If you enjoyed this card, be sure to check out the card I have up on the Simon Says Stamp blog featuring the Father’s Day Finds stamp and die sets to create an underwater Father’s Day card! Here’s a sneak peek!

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One Comment

  1. Teresa Doyle May 12, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

    What a sweet card Nina. I love the glossy accents on it, a great finishing touch!

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