Hey everyone! Today is the reveal of the brand new August 2016 card kit from Simon Says Stamp called Seeing Stars, and I have two projects to share with you featuring the fabulous goodies it contains!
I also have a giveaway to share with you, so make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out how you can enter!
My first card for the kit features the gorgeous Seeing Stars stamp set; I love how this set reminds me so much of constellations, galaxies and night skies… because it inspired me to think along these lines, I wanted to create a galaxy background.
A lot of times when I create a galaxy background, I add in lots of different colors for a multicolored effect. However, this time I wanted to see how it would look if I used just a few similar colors instead. And now that the card is finished, I can’t decide which way I like it best; multicolored or similar-toned!
To create this card, I started off by heat embossing the stars onto a piece of Bristol Smooth paper using white embossing powder and Simon Says Stamp clear ink. Embossing the stars will make them resist the Distress Ink I apply over top to create the galaxy sky. The Distress Ink colors I used were Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Wilted Violet. To create the background, I ink blended the colors onto the paper in multiple layers (spraying on water droplets in between each layer), until I achieved the look I wanted.
After the background was finished, I did some creative masking to stamp the sentiment in both silver embossing powder and Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink; I also added a “drop shadow” layer underneath the smaller words of the sentiment to help them stand out. To do this, I stamped those words in a navy colored ink and then back over top, slightly to the left, with the Delicata. This creates the perfect drop shadow to help make the sentiment pop!
For my next card I used the Vented Star die that is include in the kit to create a super-fun shaker, as well as the stamp set and some of the resist papers! I will walk you through how I created this card from start to finish in the video below, so be sure to check it out!
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I have a special giveaway today! I have one of the Simon Says Stamp Vented Star dies that I am giving away to one lucky winner! To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below! The giveaway is open to both US and International viewers. To qualify for the giveaway, you must fill out the Rafflecopter form that you left a comment and have subscribed to my YouTube channel.
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If you are a Simon Says Stamp fan and are on social media, you’ve probably seen the hype about their brand new (and super exciting!!!) surprise that is being revealed TOMORROW! I will be sharing videos tomorrow and Saturday featuring the surprise, so make sure you stop back to check it out!!!!
Looking for more inspiration using Simon exclusive products?? Check out the cards below for more ideas; click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding posts.
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