Friday, March 15, 2019

Simon Says Stamp | April 2019 Card Kit | Hello Darling

Hey guys, Crystal Thompson here for Simon Says stamp. Today, I am creating with the gorgeous
April 2019 Hello Darling Card Kit.
We’re doing four embossing cards with soft colors.


To begin we are doing gorgeous color layering of paper.
You’re going to need only the contents of your kit for this card.

So, let’s get started!

We’re gonna be using the gorgeous flower pots and and flowers from the stamp set.
This is called Hello Darling in 6x 8. We’re gonna three pieces of embossing cardstock.
We’re gonna need the Simon Says stamp Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink, the Altenew Mocha and
Simon Says Stamp in Green Apple and Rose Apple ink.

For the first card, we’re gonna begin watermarking one of the flower pots with the flowers with the clear ink.
By doing this, it’s going to watermark that gorgeous sea glass embossing  cardstock.
It’s a bit difficult to see as it dries but you will see it a little bit later, it really pops up.
This a a great way of making a pattern background without taking anything away from your focus.

For the second layer of your paper, we’re gonna do some of the rose apple pink on the white embossing  cardstock
. We’re gonna do two layers of these little dots. These little dots are included in the Hello Darling Stamp Set.

Okay, so now for the focus of your card, we’re gonna be making a flower pot with these
flowers in individual color. First, we’re gonna ink up the gorgeous flower pot with the
Altenew Mocha, then do the leaves in Green Apple,
then stamp it a little bit over the flower pot. It will blend in really nicely.

Now, each flower is gonna be a different color. We’re going to begin with the
Hot Lips for our first flower, moving on to Blue jay for the second flower, and use the
Pale Blush Pink for the third flower.

Once those are done, we’re gonna go ahead and cut around it. I’m gonna cut the
interior because I really want those flowers to stick out.
And that’s what it looks like, once you’ve detailed cut everything. Absolutely so cute card stamping!

So now, let’s begin with our card. Using the cotton candy embossing cardstock,
we are going to be layering. We’re gonna place our first layer of the white,
put the white down with flat adhesive, then put the sea glass cardstock on top
the white using a foam adhesive
. Then, I’m gonna add the flowers that we just stamp.

Now, we’re gonna start a strip sentiment using the Altanew Mocha,
we’re gonna be stamping the Thinking of you on to another piece of that
cotton candy embossing cardstock. We’re gonna cut the strip and place it on the card
. Remove some of the excess and then for a finishing touch, we’re gonna be
using Teal Tonic Bohemian Nuvo Vintage drops included in your kit. So, that’s card one.

Moving on to card 2, we’re gonna be using some of the pattern papers included in the kit.
No coloring, just basic stamping for the basic sentiments.

You’re going to need the Hello Darling 6x8 and we’re gonna be using the sentiment.
I have pre-cut the paper from the Simple Story Spring Farm House 6x8 paper pad.
We’re also gonna be using the coordinating farm house stickers, Pale Blush Pink ink,
some embellishments, and embossing cardstock in craft and white, and foam adhesive.

So we have cut one of the paper by 5 ½ and 4 ¾ then we’re gonna add a strip of kraft cardstock.
Create another strip of the checked paper, tear off the edge to make it look a little shabby.
Using the Pale Blush Ink, we’re gonna stamp the sentiment from kit, tear off the edge of the
sentiment strip too, add some adhesive and place it over the checked pattern.

Now, we’re gonna be using one of the stickers from the Simple Story Farm House.
We’re gonna add a strip of foam adhesive to raise it up. It’s gonna match the pattern paper,
then we’ll stick at the top.

Last but not the least, we’re gonna be using some embellishments. You can use Nuvo drops
. I’m using the pretty pink posh jewels and adding some glue on to my card and adding those
embellishments. This is a super fun way to use those gorgeous pattern papers.

Alright, down to card 3! We are going to be doing a gorgeous stamping of Hello Darling
. It’s a large stamp and I really wanted to feature it in a very simple, rainbow ombre card,
that is clean and simple. You’re gonna need a white embossing cardstock and the following ink colors
, Altanew Crisp Dye Ink Bamboo, Simon Says Stamp Malibu, Pale Blush PInk, Hot Lips.
You’re alos gonna be using the Bohemian Drops Nuvo Teal included in your kit.

So, let’s get started! We are actually gonna place the stamp on to a stamp positioner because
I want it to be really really dark. We’re gonna begin with the Pale Blush Pink on the corner,
come in with our next darkest color, then for the bottom of the Hello Darling we’re using the blue
and yellow. I like to clean in between my layers, especially when adding more.
Look at how nice those blends are.

Then, we’re gonna add foam adhesive to the back of the embossing cardstock and
place on top of another embossing cardstock. For some finishing touch,
we’re gonna be adding some of the Bohemian Nuvo Vintage Teal drops on to the edges and
embellish the circles from the stamp set.
This is a simple and clean card, you can totally mass produce this
. But it’s so colorful even though it’s clean and simple.

We are down to card 4. Our next card is another simple and clean creation using the same color
coordination from the Hello Darling Card Kit. We’re gonna need the
Sending Sunshine Your Way sentiment along with the flowers from the Hello Darling Stamp Set
included in your kit. We’re gonna need the following colors of ink, Pale Blush Pink, Malibu
, Hot Lips, some clear embossing powder. We’re gonna need white embossing cardstock
and the sea glass embossing cardstock. We’re gonna embossing powder in Gold, gold sequins
, gold thread and your Bohemian Teal Nuvo Drops.

We’re gonna begin by stamping the sentiment on to the sea glass embossing cardstock,
with clear embossing ink and cover that up with Simon Says stamp gold embossing powder,
remove the excess and heat set with your heat gun.

For the gorgeous flora pattern for the back, we’re gonna be using the Pale Blush Pink
and the Malibu. I am using my strip that I had just embellished,
use it as a guide as to how far do I need to go down.
That way I’m not wasting time on stamping paper that’s not gonna be seen yet
I’m not leaving some empty spots on my embossing cardstock.
I’m gonna stamp those florals with those two colors then coming in with our
Hot Lips using one of those smaller flowers and stamping all over the other flowers that
I had just stamped on.

I’m gonna be using my tumble, adding two little lines of adhesive,
come in with my gold thread and add those, doing a circle motion.
This is just gold embroidery thread available at any of your favorite craft store.
We’re gonna add a little bit of foam adhesive on the sentiment strip and add that down.
For my additional gold embellishments, I have added a couple of drops of glue to add those
gold sequins and placing them all over the bottom and top of the stamping.
Last but not the least, I am adding a couple of drops of that
Tonic Bohemian Nuvo Drops included in your kit.

And that does it! I hope you these four cards, totally spring using this Simon Says Stamp April 2019 Hello Darling Card Kit.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Stamping with Watercolors | Bright and Happy | Color Combos with Crystal

Happy Tuesday! Today we creating a bright and happy card by stamping using our Unity stamps and a palette of watercolors!

This is a super easy way to create a watercolor look card, with watercolors without actually having to be too careful about the proper shading.

For today's project I am using Gansai Tambi watercolor palette. For the florals I am working Step Out Peony and for the sentiment I have got I am with you stamp set.

Since I am super impatient about ink drying time, I did use a black permanent ink on the vellum.

This is seriously super easy! Here is the full tutorial video.  The one tip I should mention is don't use too much water when inking up the stamp with your watercolors. Make more of a paste like consistency.

Super easy right?! If you don't have colored foam, you can use cardstock then place the foam adhesive on the back.

Thanks so much for joining me today!


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mass Produce Cards| Basic Supplies | Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Valentines 2019 Card Kit

Hi ya! Today I am making a TON of clean and simple cards with basic supplies that are easy to mass produce! I am using the Simon Says Stamp  Limited Edition Valentines 2019 Card Kit. I am only using a portion of what is included in the kit, so there is still a good amount left of product to use in your Valentine making.

If the kit sells out, you can still get most of the items individually.

For a closer look:

Supplies for these cards:

The Sweetest Stamp Set:
Love Notes Stamp Set:
Pebbles Quotes:
Tim Holtz  Distress Oxyde:

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Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate you and your time!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Wreath Builder on Colored Cardstock | Shades of Violet | Color Combos with Crystal

Hi! I have a problem. I am obsessed with the Circle Of Friendship stamp set and the Wreath Builder released earlier in the month. Just cannot stop using it and since I am dreaming of shades of violet, it seemed appropriate to try something different with the Wreath Builder.

I LOOOOOVE clean and simple cards, and usually keep away from stamping on cardstocks other than white. So to challenge you and myself we are wreath building on colored cardstock and keeping the sentiment on white. It sure makes it pop.

The colors used for this card are: Daydream, It's a Boy, Aquatini, Green Tea, Lime Rickey, & Pixie Dust.

A simple embellishment of pearl Nuvo tied all those colors quite nicely.

Of course I can tell you all about the steps to make this, fun it's just much simpler to show you.

I can tell you tho, this is EASY!

Are you too joining my "I am obsessed with the Circle of Friendship stamp set" club?

I don't blame you.



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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MEGA Floral Wreath | Color Combos with Crystal

Hi there! Crystal here with my MEGA floral wreath I promised last week during my Color Combos with Crystal. Anyone else craving spring?! I sure am, where we live in Wyoming, warm weather doesn't really arrive until Mid June. *true story.  So while I wait, I have this super fun wreath stamped and no coloring involved.

The color inspiration comes from the gorgeous faux flower I use as a prop. Colors used here are light pink, melon. Then for the leaves we have got mint and teal. The mat and sentiment are both in brown.

The stamp sets for this are Step Out Peony & Obsessively Grateful for the sentiment.

For this card I am stamping with the two colors, by simply applying the ink pad to half the image with one color, then adding the other color on the other half.

I could keep confusing you, but instead I will re-direct you to my tutorial!

That is all for today's tutorial. Next week we are continuing on with the florals in a different way.

Have a great day!

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Blog Hop Day 2 So-fishticated | The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the blog hop! Our hop is super short and sweet, yet is filled with lots of inspiration. For today's project I am using the fishes from the So-fishticated. 

These fishies have been stamped and colored with Copics, then hand cut. 

These were placed on the Heffy Doodle stitched bubbles die.  The background was ink blended with Distress Oxydes and splattered with water. 

The fish were then placed with foam adhesive and the strip sentiment was cut and added.
Now for the giveaway!

One winner will be chosen at random for a chance to win the complete release of Love You More and So-fishticated plus one Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on 01-25-2019 on participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop, so make sure to visit each stop, each day and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 01-28-2019

Your next stop is:
Lisa Mensing -

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Preview of So-fishticated | The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the preview for the newest stamp set So-fishticated from the super talented The Rabbit Hole Designs. 

Today's post is featuring two cards made with the stamp set. 

 To make this, I used Heffy Doodle Bubble Waves stencil. 

I stamped the sentiment in a dark blue, and blended the ink with a brighter blue. 

I did leave a bif of a highlight at the sentiment. 

Then I added my intricate crab with foam adhesive. To finish off I added Nuvo Drops
 I did create a teal/ sea foam version of the same card utilizing other stamps. 

Now to the rest of the preview. 

To celebrate day 2 of previews The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away one So-fishticated Stamp Set to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on 01-25-2019 for your chance to win. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on 01-28-2019.

Thanks so much for joining me, I will have a second project very soon!