Monday, May 29, 2023

You Shine

Simon Says Stamp | Beautiful Days Release

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Hi there!

Oh my!  I am so excited to share this card with you today because this background is A-MAZING!  And so, so easy! 

I made this card with the new Bold Geometric stencil that is part of today’s Simon Says Stamp “Beautify Days” release!  This is just one of the many awesome products in this release! Be sure to check it out – and check back here as I’ll be sharing more cards I created with products from this release!  

To make this card:

1.	Use Pixie Spray to temporarily hold your stencil onto a piece of watercolor paper.  You definitely want to use Pixie Spray on this, because you’ll be getting it wet and you do not want too much water to go behind/under the stencil.
2.	Lightly tap some shimmer powders onto the watercolor paper – don’t worry if you get some on the stencil.  Use a really small amount as shimmer powders contain very intense color.  I used Cherry Bomb and Violet Brocade Shimmer Powders for my card, but you could use whatever color combination you like.
3.	Lightly spray the stencil/watercolor paper so that the shimmer powders dissolve.  They dissolve quickly and you don’t need a lot of water – you just want to make sure you don’t have any large or hard crystals.
4.	Let the panel dry about 50-75% with the stencil still in tact.  Then, remove the stencil carefully.  Some of the color may have bled (or may bleed) under the stencil, but that is perfectly ok!  If you look at my card you can see where the color bled outside of the stencil lines and I think it looks beautiful.  
5.	Die cut the You Shine sentiment out of White Glitter cardstock and die cut the sentiment shadow out of vellum.
6.	Assemble the sentiment.
7.	Once the panel is completely dry, trim it down to your desired size and adhere it to a card front with foam adhesive.
8.	Adhere your sentiment with liquid glue, being careful to only add glue behind the glitter cardstock so it doesn’t show through the vellum.
9.	Add a few gems for even more shine.

I’m not sure that the shimmer of the panel or the glitter cardstock shows up in pictures as well as it does in real life, but…OMG, it’s gorgeous.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope this project inspires you to create something wonderful today!



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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.