Today is the first day of the 2-day Friendly Frolic new product release blog hop for Simon Says Stamp. I have a new stamp set as part of this release called More Good Vibes. The images in this stamp set were taken from my Good Vibes watercolor cards from the Good Vibe release last month. They were so popular (already sold out, but will be restocked), that they wanted me to turn them into stamps. This is a 6x8 stamp set - so it is BIG. Here is an image:
Today I have a "one stamp, five ways" post to share with you using this stamp set. But because it is one I designed, I went a little cray cray and made 7 cards to share. I also have two cards at the end of this post using some of the other products in this release - I posted them yesterday when the release went live. So here we go - another long one from me!!!
- I used the new Diamond Pattern die-cut for the background - use white cardstock on a white cardstock base for a clean look
- I used the Good Vibes die from last months release for the salutation (so love this die) - I used Copic Markers on the outside piece blended in a rainbow fashion; I left the letters white so they popped
- I stamped the globe from my stamp set with MFT Natural Ink and colored it in with Copics and colored pencils (some of the flowers are so small colored pencils work best)
- I used Tonic Nuvo Drops in Rose Water over the hearts
- Last I added a butterfly from the stamp set to the top to finish it
This is my random stamping version. The images are larger than many of the stamps SSS sells, so it was hard to do this technique and fit all the images on the front of a standard size card. Here are some tips:
- Stamp all of the images in a light color of ink so you can color them with no lines; I used Copics and colored pencils to color
- Color the background with a few different really light Copic markers blending the colors together (I used a light pink, yellow and blue)
- Use a silver glitter pen for details on the bug
- Use some glow in the dark Tonic Nuvo Drops around the images - they are bright and go great with this theme!
- This background stamp worked so perfect with the love bug image in the stamp set - it fits perfectly in the center circle
- I colored the background in with Copic markers using two colors next to each other on the color wheel and one complimentary color (across on the color wheel) for the theme - I like how the aqua is kind of unexpected and not represented in the love bug
- I stamped the image and the salutation with black ink and colored in with Copics
- I added some Black Tonic Nuvo Drops to further the black outline theme
- Use a silver glitter pen for details on the love bug
Is this one bright enough?!?!?! Here are tips:
- I used the Deco Diamonds background stamp for the background - here is a great tip - assign someone in your family to color it for you! My step-daughter is visiting and she is coloring a bunch of my background stamps for me!!!
- Use a lot of bright colored Copics for the background to really make it POP
- Stamp the sentiment on a small stitched rectangle so it doesn't get lost on the busy background
- Use some white Nuvo Drops over the background to tie in the rectangle; also die-cut the background to be smaller than your card base so it is outlined with white and that mellows it out a bit (or frames it)
This is my mellow version of a groovy card! Tips:
- Create a background by using the Mod Flower background stamp with white embossing powder - then watercolor over it with light colors so it doesn't overtake the images
- Stamp the sentiment on a small stitched rectangle and color with Copics (use multiple shades for more interest)
- Stamp the flower image on white cardstock with light ink and color with Copics and colored pencils so there are no outlines
- Add some of the cute new sequins called Hawaiian Sunset to finish it
This is my one layer card (although I used sequins and Nuvo Drops on it as I couldn't handle it being completely flat!). Tips:
- Stamp the love bug and the salutation with a light color of ink on the card base (or a stitched rectangle as I did); color them in with Copics and colored pencils so there are no-outlines
- Add some lines with colored pencils under the salutation to draw attention to it and draw the eye over to the love bug
- Add some sequins from the new Mother of Pearl set and some Tonic Nuvo Drops in Aquatic Mist and Shocking Pink
- This is another one-layer card; stamp one mushroom on scrap paper and cut out to use as a mask; then stamp all three of the mushrooms on one layer using the mask to cover the one you stamped first (again I used a light color ink for a no-line stamping look)
- Add white dots with a white uniball
- Stamp the sentiment with blue ink
- Add a background with Copics so the mushrooms don't look like they are floating
- Finish with some Tonic Nuvo Drops around the mushrooms
My step-daughter also wanted to color some of my new stamps, so here is her version of these images. She added a lot of drawn lines in the images and really went bright and crazy. I love them!
Here are the two cards I had on THIS BLOG POST yesterday with details of how I made them and supplies I used:
Important Blog Hop Details:
- Don't forget to share your creations in the Friendly Frolic Gallery - go visit to see all of the blog hop projects in one spot!
- Use the code FREEG to receive a mystery gift with any order you place with SSS (expires Sunday 7/29 at 11:59 pm)
- This is a 2 day blog hop, so don't forget to visit the SSS Blog tomorrow for another day of inspiration!
- SSS is giving away a $25 store gift certificate on every stop of the blog hop both days to a random comment on each blog
- Winners will be posted on the SSS blog next Wednesday (chosen over the weekend, so leave comments by Sunday!)
- There will be a Facebook Live showing off this new release on Friday, 7/27 at 12:30 pm EST
- Next on the blog hop is HEATHER HOFFMAN
Thanks so much for visiting today. All of the products I used on the projects in this post are linked to the SSS store below. Have a great hop today and tomorrow friends! Suzy (PS: I'll be guesting on the SSS blog in a few days with a "one stamp, five ways" post using the new Plentiful Puns stamp set!)