Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Reason To Smile Blog Hop! The release has stamps, dies, embossing powders, and even FELT! Yes, felt :) Made in Italy, It's the most perfect felt for die cutting!
I stamped and embossed the beautiful floral and butterfly images from the Friendship Blooms Stamp Set and watercolored the images with Distress Inks. I textured tone-on-tone background made with Embossing Paste and the Simon Says Stamp Grid Stencil. An embossed greeting on vellum is understated yet elegant.
To create the tone-on-tone textured background, I die cut a stitched rectangle from smooth white cardstock using the largest SSS Stitched Rectangle Die. I masked off the edges of the panel from the stitching line to the edge of the panel using post it tape. I applied white embossing paste over the SSS Grid Stencil using a palette knife. I let the embossing paste sit for about an hour while I did something else and then I removed the post it tape.
I stamped the florals and butterfly from the Friendship Blooms Stamp Set on watercolor cardstock using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I applied Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks using water and a paintbrush. The leaves and stems were colored with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks and the butterfly with Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. The embossing helps keep the ink inside the lines. Once the ink was completely dry I die cut the pieces with the coordinating Friendship Blooms Dies.
The florals were arranged on the textured panel using liquid adhesive.
I stamped the greeting from the Friendship Blooms Stamp Set on vellum using Versamark Ink and heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder. I trimmed the vellum into a strip and secured the strip over the panel with the Tiny Attacher.
The panel was secured to a top fold card base with foam adhesive and the design finished with a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of this floral prayers card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
S H O P P I N G
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G I V E A W A Y
Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a Simon Goody Bag valued at approximately $50 on every stop of the hop. Leave a comment on each stop along the hop for more chances to win. The winners will be drawn this coming Tuesday, February 23.
K E E P H O P P I N G
The next stop on the hop is the incredible Nina Marie Trapani.