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

82 comments:

Bernadette said...

Really pretty colors and I love the background!

Lin said...

Kath, this is a masterpiece - love these lovely yellows!

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful card, the reinkers are so vibrant and I love the grid stamp, Cathy x

Liz Williams said...

Love your wonderful choice of colors on this beautiful image! The stenciled background is awesome too!

Leigh G said...

Love your card - the colors are so beautiful!

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous colouring, I love love love your fab background!

lunnacreates said...

Oh. This is amazing!

Jessica Vasher said...

Wow! Beautiful water color and I love how you did the background!

Betty McDougal said...

Beautiful card.

Barbara said...

Great job! I love the coloring and the subtle background.

Joanne said...

Thank you for showing the process in your creation of this very beautiful card. I really love this one!

C Aguirre said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it! Love the background too!

ellepaulette said...

Such a lovely card!!! Thank you for sharing it!!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Kath x

sharon g said...

Your flowers were colored so beautifully--very artistic

Melissa Leftrick said...

So beautiful!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the awesome colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Beautiful card and love that partial grid background to showcase your floral bouquet.

Carole said...

This is my favorite of all the cards. I love the colors and the techniques. Your card is just stunning.

Living A Scrap Happy Life said...

I just love this!

Peggysue said...

Your use of the reinkers to paint this panel is exquisite. Lovely job.

Anneleise Hampson said...

Such a perfect background all over stamp! Definitely one to add to my stash!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this floral combined with the grid! So pretty!

Nandini said...

Beautiful card. I love the gorgeous coloring and the amazing background.

Karen said...

This is stunning! Your coloring is fabulous, as is your beautiful background!

Paula H. said...

I've gone back and forth on whether the Open Grid or Solid Grid stamp would be more versatile and useful to me and I think your card has made the Solid Grid the winner!

betsy said...

beautiful card! I love your use of techniques and materials.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. I love those colors.

Fonda said...

Gorgeous card!

Cherry Robinson said...

Love your card Kath. It really pops on the background you chose! 🧡

anni said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose.

Pauline said...

Beautiful Kathy! I love how you did your grid background! Love your colours!

Roxy T said...

Lovely golden happiness!

Lara Read said...

Incredible. It always amazes me how everyone always have such unique and fun ideas!

nancy dempsey said...

Stunning!

Janet D. said...

Fantastic card, thanks for sharing!

Christy Malone said...

Such a beautiful card!

Unknown said...

love the grid background, gotta get me that

Barbara said...

This is beautiful and I love the colors.

Unknown said...

A beautiful card. Love how you did the background.

Maureen Reiss said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card!!! Love your background!!!

Carol Wortman said...

Yes please! I think Vintage is quickly becoming my favorite color! This is gorgeous! The blackmaccents are exquisite, I must look into that pen. Stunning Spring bouquet card !

MadeByMeghanK said...

Stunning colors, colouring and background!

@claudanzer said...

love your colouring with reinkers - i love doing that too :0

K.E. said...

Love the background and the colors of the flowers

Gail Spresser said...

Lovely card and background. Thank you for sharing.

RNguyen said...

Absolutely love your card!

Kailash said...

Fabulous background and colors for those gorgeous florals!

Donna Walls said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Reiko Flanigan said...

Such wonderful textures and great card

Tracey said...

another fab design Kath

Janette said...

Stunning, wow Kath this is so beautiful.xx

Cheriese said...

oooh fabulous background!!

Titus said...

Love your card!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the color. Great design share.

Barb said...

Love the pretty yellow hues. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful card! I love the warm tones and the flowers paired with that grid background!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Omg- your card is amazing! Another great stamp set SSS!

Patty said...

Wow! Beautiful card...love the colors!! Also love that background stamp!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE this vintage look - just stunning

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the background and the beautiful colors!

kkdavisson said...

This is amazing.

Kaye said...

Wow! I have to tell you how beautiful this is! I love it!!!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous work, Kath.

DebbieC said...

Oh so pretty...love these golden hue colors.

Erika said...

I love the warm colors on this card.

Andrea Murdock said...

this card is so beautiful. The colours are perfect together

Maxine said...

This flower stamp is a little casual due to the stitch marks and you elevated it to elegant. That’s takes talent! Just beautiful!

Melissa W said...

Stunning sunflowers

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card. It has a
vintage look that is excellent.
thanks for sharing
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Tammy Hanson said...

Gorgeous card design.

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Kath - I love how you used the grid background from Anna-Karin to give your beautiful floral a more distressed feel. Your work is superb!
Lori S in PA

Mirella said...

Absolutely beautiful, and kudos to those sentiments in that set - beautiful fonts!

Heather Jacobs said...

Love this card! What a great set!

Chandhini said...

That's such a pretty card, love the background too.

sarascloset said...

I can always pick your artwork out of a lineup! What a wonderful warm color palette and gorgeous distressed background! Always top notch work!

Little Hippo Cards said...

Love the use of the BG stamp to add detail "behind" the flower!

Shar Zar said...

The background makes your card even more attractive.

Judi Knecht said...

I love the color combination. Thank you for sharing your art.

Christine J said...

Oh - this technique is going to make my re-inkers happy - thanks for the inspiration!

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely beautiful!

digeomea said...

Like the distress inks