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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful Release

 Hey everyone!  I'm popping in to share three cards that I made using the Mix & Match Circle stencil from the brand new Hello Beautiful Release.  You can shop the release right here (affiliate link used).   The first card is my favorite.   I wanted to create a soft, dreamy background so I pulled out distress oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage and Speckled Egg.  I taped down my piece of white cardstock, taped the stencil on top and began my inking with the Spun Sugar in one area.  I moved to Bundled Sage and made sure to overlap some of the Bundled Sage on to the Spun Sugar circles.  I finished with Speckled Egg and then did some additional blendings of the other colors.  I die cut the panel with a Spellbinders Essentials die and adhered the panel to a white cardstock base.    The sentiment is the Hello Crafty Friend die from Simon Says Stamp.  I die cut the shadow from vellum, the words from white cardstock (3 times) and then adhered everything.  I adhered the sentiment to the card base along with some Rainbow Fish embellishments from Trinity Stamps. (Sorry the photo is so washed out!)

For the second card I used silver embossing paste on a piece of light aqua cardstock.  After the piece dried I die cut it with circle dies.   I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Hexagon Greetings in Delicata Silver Shimmer in on the same aqua cardstock and die cut it with the Hexagon die.   I arranged the circles and the hexagon greeting on a white cardstock panel and adhered that to a light gray cardstock base.   I finished off the card with some matte silver sequins that my dear friend Greta sent me recently.

For the final card I used some Tim Holtz Nebula Stickles Glitter gel on kraft cardstock.  The glitter gel is really pretty, but I wasn't super pleased with how the background turned out.   To deal with that I cut the panel into two pieces and used the one that I liked the best.  I added a little strip of black cardstock to my stenciled panel.  I adhered that to a white cardstock base.  I die cut the SSS Eucalyptus Leaves die from gold cardstock and adhered them to the stenciled panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Word Mix stamp set in watermark ink and heat set it with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment was die cut with the matching Word Mix die.  I adhered the sentiment to the card and I was done.  Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

Don't forget to check out the new release from Simon Says Stamp.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!  (Affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.)


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! my goodness Rosemary, what stunning cards. I couldn't choose a favourite, they really are gorgeous. Beautiful effects and details on each.
Faith x

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, love the way you've used all of the dots, these are incredible!

TK said...

Wow -- the bubble stencil makes your cards so fun. but the metallic die on the third card is pretty stunning!

Greta said...

Totally different cards with 1 stencil--so creative, Rosemary! I like each one & glad you could use those sequins! I'm especially drawn to the last card with those beautiful gold leaves! I've never heard of that gel, but may need to check it out now!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous trio of dotty designs, Rosemary ... you've shown us in such a lovely way how versatile this new stencil is ... these are all fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)