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Simon Says Stamp Release-Blossoms & Butterflies

FB_IMG_1551898212151It’s Time! Simon Says Stamp’s (SSS) newest release “Blossoms & Butterflies” is live! You can shop the whole release HERE. I got to play with the super fun 6 x 6 “MESH” stencil. Photo_1554046875200

When I got this stencil, Jennifer McGuire just came out with a new technique video that I just had to try! I started by taking a 4 ¼ in by 5 ½ in piece of  SSS Yupo paper and added white texture paste through the stencil. I let this COMPLETELY dry which didn’t take much time at all. When the panel was dry, I added alcohol inks in rainbow order along with some blending solution to ensure that the colors blended. I tilted the panel and soaked up the excess ink with a paper towel and set aside to dry.

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For the sentiment, I used 2 different sets. The smaller “You Make Everything” was from SSS Crafty Friend set. It was embossed onto black cardstock with SSS clear ink and white embossing powder. The “bright” sentiment was cut using Honey Bee Stamps Bright Honey cuts die. I cut the outline image 3 times from white cardstock and the “bright” wording 3 times from black cardstock. I adhered the images together with liquid glue. The 3 layers definitely help to make the sentiment stand out and give the card even more dimension. I thought the sentiment could use a little shine in keeping with the bright colors, so I added glossy accents to the wording.

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The sentiment was added to the rainbow panel with liquid glue and the smaller sentiment strip was adhered with foam tape and liquid glue. The completed panel was adhered to an A2 side folding heavyweight white card base.

I am completely in love with how much texture and dimension this technique and card has! This is definitely something that I will continue to do for future cards.

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