Simon Says Stamp Summer Series - Day Two!




Hello and welcome to day two of the Simon Says Stamp Summer Series here on my blog.

For today's card, I decided to create an 'almost' one layer card with some masking and embossing to show a fun way to use the word stamp and die sets.

The summer release includes both the 'Be' set and the 'Happy' set and there is also a 'You' set from a previous release. I love the possibilities with these and since I'm a text geek, I love how they look on a card. ;)

Be You




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I wish you could see this card in person, because the photos don't really show the great detail in the embossed and inked circle. ;)

To create this card, I did the following:

- I cut a piece of eclipse masking paper the same size as the card front and then diecut a circle out of it so it was near the bottom and more to the right.
- I adhered the negative piece of the diecut masking paper to the card front, so that the only exposed part of the card with the actual circle area.
- I stamped a bunch of words from the 'Be Sentiment' Stamp set repeatedly throughout the circle with Versamark ink, and then heat embossed the entire thing with white embossing powder, leaving the mask in place.
- I then used a foam applicator and slowly added Pumice Stone Distress ink to the circle, applying it a little heavier on the outside of the circle and lighter in the middle. Then I added Tumbled Glass Distress ink in the middle of the circle to mix a little aqua into the grey colour. These two colours look so great together! ;)
- After I was done with all of the inking, I gently peeled away the mask and it left the awesome embossed/inked circle that makes up the focal point on the card.
- I added a strip of grey Shape N' Tape to the left side and rounded the corners on the right side.
- To complete the card, I diecut and adhered the 'Be' to the top left of the circle and added a few gems.

Please let me know if you have any questions on how this card was completed.
I hope this card inspires you to get out those text and sentiment stamps and use them in fun new ways! ;)


GIVEAWAY!!

I have not one, but two $25.00 GC's to giveaway for the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!




Just leave a comment on any (or all) of the five posts this week during the Simon Says Stamp Summer Series and I will randomly draw two winners!! Yay!
Comments will close on Saturday July 13/13 at 11:59pm and I will announce the winners on Sunday July 14/13!! ;)

See you tomorrow for Day Three of the Summer Series event!!

Steph ;)


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32 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I can't get over how simple this card is yet so striking. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Very CAS and very effective. I love text on cards, too.

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  3. I love this very effective CAS design!

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  4. Love minimal. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Amazing how something so simple can be so striking! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Wow, Stephanie! Your talent inspires me every day! I love how you created a one layer card, and with all the stamps and dies I do actually have, so FAB, I must say! Thanks so much for doing this series! Can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow! So Excited!!

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  7. Love the way you used the text and the colors look so soft and lovely together! A beautiful CAS design!!!

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  8. This is a great way to get more use from all the sentiments we have in our stash.

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  9. I agree with Irene, simple and stunning!

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  10. I really like the two ink colours on the card and your instructions were nice and precise. I definitely like finding new ways of using my stamps! Thanks!
    n.serene@gmail.com

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  11. I always enjoy your style.... love your talent!

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  12. thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  13. Awesome card, I love the text on the card :)

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  14. I love those colors blended together :)

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  15. Gorgeous card! I love the muted colors. Perfect for masculine or feminine! Simply lovely!

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  16. Great card, Stephanie! Thanks for introducing me to a few new products too!

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  17. Understated elegance--very classy!

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  18. Oh my, I love the masking technique! So awesome!!

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  19. This is a really fabulous looking card!! I just love how the text looks on it and the be kinda hovering!!

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  20. Loving that stamp set! BE Happy! Yay!

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  21. Your card is amazing. Love the masking technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love the *Be*, to me it says Be *everything*

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  23. What a fun way to use those word stamps...thanks for the great idea!

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  24. Fantastic one layer card, it is elegant! Thanks for all the details, you have inspired me to try this!

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  25. Thanks for inspiration!! Cute cards with love to own some of the materials in this card!

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. This card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the process.

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