Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Lilac Congratulations

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Hi there!

It’s release day at Simon Says Stamp!  There is so much to love about this release! I’ll be having several more blog posts this month featuring cards/projects I made using items from this release! Believe me – you definitely want to check it out because it is simply amazing.

I have a few card layouts that I absolutely love.  They are my go-to layouts because they ALWAYS result in really beautiful cards.  Today,  I’m sharing a card I created using one of those layouts because I think it does a great job of featuring the smaller stamps that you get in a large set.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can overlook those small stamps!

When I saw this small bloom in the Blissfull Bouquet set, I immediately knew that this layout would be a perfect way to show it off!

To make this card:

1.	Stamp your images in Copic-friendly ink and color them with your Copic Markers. The 
        Copic marker colors I used are listed below in the Supply list.  I used the small bloom 
        stamp and one of the leaf stamps for this card.
2.	Fussy cut or die cut the images.
3.	Ink-blend a background that coordinates with the Copic Marker colors you used for 
        your blooms.  An easy way to find a color that works for you is to use your ink 
        swatches. In my case, I chose the Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated ink in 
        Lilac because I thought it was a great complement to the purple colors of my bloom.
4.	Trim down your ink-blended background panel so there is a bit of a border on the 
        sides and top, and then trim down the bottom so that the panel only covers about 
        2/3rds of the card front.
5.	Stamp your greeting.  You can use your background panel to ensure you get the right 
6.	Add a strip of glitter washi tape to the bottom edge of your background panel, then 
        adhere the panel to your card front using foam adhesive.
7.	Adhere your leaf directly to the background panel using liquid glue.
8.	Adhere your bloom on top of the leaf using foam adhesive.
9.	Add a few gems for some sparkle!

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it inspires you to look a little closer at your large stamp sets to see if there are smaller stamps that you haven’t used!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.