Hi cardmaking friends and welcome to the Simon Says Make Magic Blog Hop. I have 3 new cards for you today created with the Simon Says Stamp Magic Stars background stamp.
Also, today’s video includes my “Painting with Embossing Powder Technique for cardmaking”.
It’s also the second day of the Simon Says Stamp Magic Stars Blog hop – and there are specials and prizes, leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win and read on.
The Painting with Embossing Powder Technique:
Todays video walks you through creating three cards using the Painting with Embossing Powder Technique. A regular Slimline Card , a Mini Slimline and an A2 sized card.
Once the embossing is done, the card is finished with the Resist Technique by ink blending Distress Oxide Inks over the card fronts to create these pretty backgrounds.
The Slimline Christmas Card:
Wow Embossing Powder is used on all of the cards today: Strawberry Daiquiri, Copper Fire, Pearl Gold Sparkle, Colour Blend Verdigris, Opaque Bright White, Powder Oceanic and Glitter Persian Indigo. (all linked below for you).
Distress Oxide Inks Used:
Firstly, for this Slimline Card, use Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch over the Violet, Evergreen Bough and Antique Linen
Next, Ink blend a scrap of white with Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet to die cut the top layer of the sentiment.
Simon Says Stamp Wishing You Joy Die is used for this one.
Finally, the other two layers are cut from the Blue Violet card stock, which is the same as the card base. Glue all three together to stack.
Use Vellum for the background piece to allow the color to show through.
Card Base: Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet 7 x 8-1/2, score on the 7″ side at 3-1/2″
Mat: Hammermill White 3-1/4 x 8-1/4″
Card front: Hammermill White 3-1/8 x 8-1/8″
Mini Slimline Greeting Card:
Mini Slimline Cards are all the rage right now and I’m really enjoying the 3-1/4 x 6-1/4 size of them.
Similarly, the technique for this one is the same as the above Slimline card.
Use Distress Oxide Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean for the resist technique.
Next, the sentiment is Simon Says Stamp You Shine.
Finally, the stars are cut with the Shoot for the Stars die set from Tonic Studios
Card Base: Royal Purple: 6-1/2 x 6-1/4″ Score and fold at 3-1/4″
Mat: Hammermill White 3 x 6
Card front/Art Piece: Hammermill White 2=7/8 x 5-7/8″
Visit My How to Make a Mini Slimline Card Page here for more card ideas and tutorials
A2 sized card Paper Hugs:
This third and final card in today’s video is the A2 sized card.
Start by cutting the sentiment with the Simon Says Stamp Paper Hugs Die three times.
Use Bearly Art Glue to stack them together.
Next, use the Picket Fence Studios Clear Paper Glitz to cover the top.
Use your finger to add a light coating to create a beautify sparkly shine.
Finally, add a few more of the stars I had left over from the last card.
Card base: Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet 4-1/4 x 11″ score and fold at 5-1/2″
Mat: Hammermill White 4 x 5-1/4″
Card front/art piece: Hammermill White 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
Here is today’s video. You can view it on my YouTube Channel, and subscribe while you are there to receive notification each time I load a new video:
This new Simon Says Stamp Make Magic release is full of fun new products to tickle your creativity. It’s such a fabulous release there is certainly something for everyone. I would love to hear what your favorite is.
Simon is giving away a $25.00 Coupon to every stop on the hop from your blog comments. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp Blog on Wed. July 28th. If you win, you e-mail them to claim your gift.
Earn a FREE Art Supplies Die set with your $40. plus order through SImon Says Stamp
Use code: ARTMAGIC – good through July 25th or while supplies last.
Need some inspiration?
I shared another video and 4 card ideas using other products from this release here:
to go with all these fabulous NEW PRODUCTS – Check out the Simon Says Stamp Make Magic Gallery over on their blog. The design team load our projects there to share and you can too. There was also a blog hop yesterday, so it’s already full of creative goodness for you.
Time to hop: your next stop is Tina Smith and if you get lost along the way, here is the entire list of Designers.
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Wow I love how it all pops!!! Fantastic!
thank you Sabinevdk
Rachel Macleod says
These cards are amazing – the heat embossed stars seem to glow and really twinkle. You’ve definitely made magic here. Thanks for sharing your unique idea and for the chance to win.
thank you Rachel, always fun to create a little magic
Love the Northern Lights color of your backgrounds! I’m especially inspired by Christmas slim line card!
thank you antsherer
Nancy K Rodeberg says
Your color blending and choice of colors used in this trio of cards is spectacular! I love how you show these colors in a Christmas card “Wishing you Joy”…sure to pop out and brighten someone’s day during the Christmas season!
aw thanks so much Nancy, fun to try new color combos
Pat Bethke says
Gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing a video to show how you made them and your “straw spoons”.
thanks so much Pat
Shar Zar says
Five stars for all of your out of this world cards. Love those dazzling colors.
thank you Shar
Lori Spitzer says
Dear Sandi – I just subscribed here and will on my phone for IG. Thanks for the easy to understand video instructions AND the written ones here. I often watch / read these things while the hubs and I have TV on in the evening and to watch the videos is not always convenient, so thank you for going to the trouble of writing all the info out. I love the way Evergreen Bough looks in that first card – I would not have guessed that that color came from Evergreen Bough. It looks awesome! I love oxides – they just look so great when blended for a background. Love your use of vellum, too. All the cards – and the bonus one! – are just beautiful. I tend to like green/blue/purple palettes the best, so your work got some “oooh”s and “ahhhh”s here in PA!!
Lori S (in PA)
thank you Lori, and you are welcome. When I first started out I really wished that people had shared more info about the cards they created, so I do try and do that either with a video or a PDF tutorial
Sue D says
Beautiful choice of colors!
Patricia Coleman says
Such beautiful cards!! Thank you for your inspiration!
Cheriese H says
love these backgrounds!!
Mirella Rogan says
Ooooooh these colours, wow! Absolutely mesmerising! Love them all!
thank you Mirella, I did have fun with them
Heike Carlson says
Your cards are so, so pretty. They just jumped right off the page when I scrolled down. Love the colors you used.
aw thanks so much Heike
Lara Read says
WOW WOW WOW love them!
thank you Lara
Cindy K says
I love this new release. So many cute products! Beautiful cards!
I agree Cindy, it’s a fabulous release
Jenny N says
Fun cards, love your colours and blending. Enjoyed your video process.
thanks so much Jenny
Diane Zalusky says
Your cards make me happy. Love your color combos.
aw thank you Diane
Jenna Chapman says
The backgrounds on your cards are beautiful. I love the colors you used.
thanks so much Jenna, that’s my idea of Magic Colors, LOL
tina z says
Thank you Tina