Thursday, June 20, 2024

Simon Says - Sunny Vibes Release

Hello my friends, Simon Says Stamp have launched yet another fabulous new release - Sunny Vibes. You can check out all the amazing new products in the release HERE.

I am over the moon that there are 4 new sets of Wafer Dies that co-ordinate with some of my favourite stamp sets from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous - Floral Outlines, Floral Trims, Bold Botanicals and Flower Shop. I created a created a card using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Floral Trims coloured with Distress Watercolor Pencils, the co-ordinating wafer dies from the release along with Simon Says Repeating Rainbows A2 die and used the sentiment from Simon Says Summer Fruit Tiles stamp set.
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 4.1/4" x 5.1/2", smooshed Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water, dragged the panel through the inks and dried. I repeatedly tapped the panel into the remaining ink droplets and dried between layers until I was happy with the background.
I die-cut Simon Says Repeating Rainbows A2 wafer die from Distress Watercolor card, discarded the inner rainbow sections, trimmed 1/8" of each edge and fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium.
I created a stamping template for each of the 4 stamp sets using the co-ordinating dies. If you struggle to line up dies with stamped images, this is an easy way to solve the problem. I trim Distress Watercolor card into panels to fit my stamp platform and die-cut each die from the set. I remove the die-cut from it's space and replace with the stamp. Wiggle the stamp into the negative space - you will feel when it is lined up. Pick up the stamp on the lid of the stamp platform and ink. Replace the die-cut into the negative space and stamp. I  store the templates with the stamps and dies, ready to use next time. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, as they say.
With the stamped die-cut still in place on the template, I coloured with Distress Watercolor Pencils from Set 4 - Scattered Straw/Carved Pumpkin/Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn using a Detailer Waterbrush.

I fixed the stamped die-cut to the panel and trimmed off anything hanging off the edges.
I dipped the Carved Pumpkin Distress Watercolor Pencil into water, scribbled over the solid rectangle stamp from Simon Says Summer Fruit Tiles stamp set, stamped on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card, dried and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink.
I fussy cut around the sentiment rectangle to leave a white border and fixed to the panel, popped up on foam squares. To finish I matted the panel on to a white card blank.

Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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