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.
Simon has card galleries for each of their releases and card kits, even a video gallery. Check it out for design team inspiration, and add your cards too. Here’s the link for the BORN TO SPARKLE Gallery.
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
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Your cards are so sweet. I especially enjoyed seeing your window card.
Reiko F says
Great coloring and I can tell how much hard work was put into the cards.
thank you Reiko, it was actually quite easy as the entire background is done with one pen
Andrea Murdock says
beautiful cheery cards
Cat Craig says
Lovely cards, especially love the ones with just the box of blooms.
thank you Cat
Cindy Aguirre says
Beautiful cards! I like how you used the stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!
Steffi H. says
Your blooming cards are lovely. Great coloring work.
thank you Steffi
Angela Lunn says
Love these. They are so pretty!
thanks so much Angela
Dayna Audirsch says
love the B&W flower boxes! so pretty and looks really cool!
thank you Dayna
Melissa Leftrick says
These are so fun! What an awesome technique!
thank you Melissa, super quick and easy too
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful, colorful, fun cards. I love this fantastic release!
Thanks Cyndi, yes, great release, something for everyone
Jan C says
Very cheerful cards.
Jeanne Turner says
First blog I’ve seen on the hop using that stamp set. They look great!
Roxanne Tellini says
Haha yes I see what you mean. It would have taken a LONG time to color in all of the flowerboxes. Nothing is lost there though; these look great! These would make a great gift set.
yep, and lots of pens, LOL….this way was nice and fast and easy
Diana Johnson says
Love your cards!
thank you Diana
Linda BL says
Love the bright, happy cards.,
thank you Linda, that’s how I like to create
Jessica Vasher says
Lovely cards! I love that green colored one. Beautiful!
thanks so much Jessica
Amanda Steele says
Beautiful cards, love the one in blue more and the one you made yesterday is absolutely, deliciously gorgeous with that embossing folder!
thank you Amanda, isn’t that embossing folder just fabulous, I love it
Debbie C says
You turned a small stamp into amazing cards.
Lara Read says
love this stamp set so much! love how you used it as well!
Yvonne Boucher says
One of my most favorite stamp sets from this release! I love all your sweet cards!
Sharon Gullikson says
Oh, the window boxes are so cute! I love the look.
Natasha Vacca says
I love these!!!!!!! Creative & beautiful!
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous cards, thanks for the inspiration.
Janet D. says
Wow these are wonderful! Love your designs!
Amy Cooley says
I really love this new stamp set! Your cards are so beautiful. Great new releases from SSS.