Hey crafty friends, it’s blog hop day #1 for the fabulous new Born to Sparkle release and today I’m sharing two cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Window Box Blooms stamp set.
Today’s hop is filled with tons of inspiration and, of course, GIVEAWAYS. Each blog on the hop will be giving away a $25. gift card to the Simon Says Stamp Store. Be sure to comment at each stop for more chances to win.
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As I said, I have two new cards today featuring the New Window Box Blooms. This is an adorable stamp set with pretty graphics and sentiments making it super versatile. I shared a quick card with you last night using this set and today I’m using a copic coloring technique, that is also super easy .
Your Misti will get a work out with this card. LOL
Details on creating the Simon Says Stamp Window Box Blooms Cards:
Place the small piece of hammermill white card into your Misti and stamp the image in copic friendly black ink.
Color the image and then cut it out. This will be the centerpiece for our cards.
Next, place another 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of hammermill white into your Misti
Line up the stamp to the center and stamp in black ink.
Next, move the card stock down and stamp again, then up and stamp again.
Move the stamp over to the left and repeat the process, offsetting the center image.
and finally, move the stamp to the right and repeat.
Once you have your entire background stamped, use the medium Copic marker from the colors you painted your window box and color in the entire background.
TIP – pick a color you have a refill for as this takes quite a bit of ink. I also found that two coats evened out the streaks.
Putting the card together:
Cut score and fold at A2 Top folding white card base and then use scor tape to attach your art piece to the front of it.
Next, Use a black marker to edge the image you colored and cut out and then use foam squares to attach it over the center image
Only one embellishment used for today’s cards, the Simon Says Stamp SMILES Sequin Mix. The colors are pink, yellow and blue and go perfectly with these color combos.
COPIC MARKERS USED for the Simon Says Stamp Window Box Blooms :
Teal: BG11, BG13, BG49 – BG13 used to color the background of the teal card
Pinks: RV55, RV17, RV19
Greens: YG21, YG23, YG17
Yellows: Y11, Y15, Y17, Y19, YR07
Blues: B13, B24, B26 – B12 used to color the background of the blue card
And now it’s time to Hop. You probably arrived from Barb’s blog and next up is my lovely and very talented friend Natasha. If you get lost along the way, the entire blog hop list is below for you.
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Judi Knecht says
That center flower bunch just really popped. I love the blue colored copic background. Thank you for sharing your art.
thank you Judi,
Lyn Huecker says
Love both cards. Such a cute stamp. Anyone who says repetition is boring is crazy. Well done.
thank you Lyn, repetition can be beautiful
Lisa Seter says
I love it when I am surprised by something . I never would have thought to do black and white flower boxes over a brightly colored background. So whimsical and fresh.
I’m so glad I surprised you Lisa. It’s a fun technique, super easy, with a big punch of WOW
Erika Rusch says
These are very pretty cards!
thanks so much Erika
Heather Jacobs says
These are ADORABLE Sandi, great job!!
thank you Heather, they were super fun to create
Paula Haller says
I just love these popped up centerpiece cards!
thanks so much Paula
Lori Spitzer says
Dear Sandy – Well, you’ve convinced me. I’m going to have to get that stamp set! I did not include it as part of this release’s first order, but it’s going into the cart TO – DAY! I love all three of the cards you shared. You’re brilliant in your choices for composition and color.
Always fun to see what you’ve posted!
Lori S in PA
haha, you are so welcome Lori, LOL, I’m sure you didn’t mean to miss it the first time around, haha….and I know you will have many happy hours creating with it
Mirella Rogan says
Oh, these are so fun, great idea for a unique design! I also love the window card, with that embossed background – stunning!
thanks so much Mirella
Tammy Millette says
Sandi, your cards are lovely. I’m trying to get better at copic coloring, so I appreciate you listing the colors you used💕
you are so welcome Tammy, I try and always list what I used as I know how frustrating it can be to try and figure it out
Christine J says
Such sweet, sweet cards – thanks for helping me see a stamp set in a new way!
aw thanks Christine, sometimes it’s fun to play with just one stamp and see what happens
tina z says
So beautiful and bright!
thank you Tina
CINDY GROH says
I love the design with the colored pot in the center. I’m trying to think of what I have that I could use that design. I’m sure I have something. Thank you for the idea.
thank you Cindy