Friday, April 30, 2021

Simon Says Stamp - Born To Sparkle Blog Hop - Day 2

Happy Friday my friends, I'm thrilled to be joining so many talented makers on Day 2 of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop to celebrate the Born To Sparkle release and am excited to welcome you to my stop on the hop. If you shop during the blog hop you can use the code CRUSH428 to get an Island Crush Ink Cube Set for FREE with a purchase of $25 or more. This promotion will expire on 2 May at 11.59pm EST.

Simon Says Stamp are also giving away a $25 coupon at every stop on the blog hop from the blog comments section so be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wednesday 5th May. Do you know that Simon Says Stamp has card/project galleries for each of their releases and card kits and also a video gallery. There is so much inspiration to see and I encourage you to check them out and add your own cards and projects to Simon's Brand Gallery and the Born To Sparkle Gallery

I created a Slimline Card using the Spring Bouquets 6" x 8" stamp set coloured with Distress Re-inkers and a favourite from the release, the Solid Grid Background Cling Stamp designed by my lovely Simon Says Monday Challenge team mate Anna-Karin.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to 3.1/4" x 8.1/4", stamped the image from Spring Bouquets, inked with Simon Says Intense Black slightly off the edge of the panel. I stamped the image again on to Simon Says Masking Paper and fussy cut.
With the mask in place, I inked the centre area of the Solid Grid Background stamp with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink, spritzed lightly with water and pressed the stamp randomly on to the panel.
I watercoloured the image using Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Re-inkers using a Distress Detailer Brush, drying between layers to create depth of colour and shadows.
I stamped the sentiment from Spring Bouquets, inked with Simon Says Intense Black, on to the bottom of the panel.
I used a Sakura Black Glaze Pen to colour the dots in the flower centres, added splatters of Black Gesso and while the flower centres and gesso were still wet, sprinkled with Black and Gold Embossing Powders and heated until melted to create dimension.
To finish I coloured the edges of a white Slimline card with the Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink pad using the direct to paper method and fixed the panel in place using Distress Collage Medium Matte.

You should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen's blog and your next stop on the hop is Norine Borys but if you get lost along the way or would like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE or click on the list of makers below.
You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp by clicking on the links below
I'm off to make myself a cuppa, find a comfy sofa and check out all the amazing projects on the hop. I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are planning to do.
Hugs Kath xxx