Hi everyone I am super excited to share with you the newest release from Simon Says Stamp. Simon’s newest release is called Let’s Connect. This release is full of amazing new stamp sets, dies, stencils, and sequins! I am super excited to share one of them with you today. You can see all of Simon’s latest release here. It’s an AWESOME release!!!!! For my first card I will be using the new background stamp called Reverse Crackle background. Let’s get started.
For my first card using the Reverse Crackle Background I wanted to focus mainly on using the background stamp only with some additional sentiments/die cuts added. I started by creating an ink smooshed background using Distress Oxide Inks. The colors I used are Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade. I placed small amounts of color on my gel press plate then spritzed the color with water. I then laid a piece of Bristol smooth card stock on top and used my brayer to move the color around. I completed this two times then set the panel aside to dry.
Once my card panel was dry, I used my embossing buddy and covered the panel. I then used clear embossing ink from WOW on my background stamp. Then I stamped the image on top of my inked panel. I did not cover all of the background, as I wanted to create a mixed media effect. I used my Misti tool and stamped the background twice. I then used a paint brush to remove some of the unwanted areas of the stamped image. I then used gold embossing powder and heat set the stamped image.
I was then ready to work on the sentiments. I chose to use the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set & coordinating die set. I die cut the large outer thanks using vellum and then die cut two words of thanks using black card stock. I then adhered these together. I used a sentiment from the big thanks words set and heat embossed it on black card stock using white embossing powder. Then I adhered everything together using foam tape for added dimension.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my first card using one of Simon’s latest releases. I have two more cards that I will be sharing where I am using the background stamp along with several of my favorite Simon says stamp sets. I will be back soon!
- Stamps: Reverse Crackle Background, Big Thanks Words, Big Thanks Wafer Die
- Paper: Bristol Smooth Card Stock
- Coloring Medium: Distress Oxide Inks – Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade
- Other: Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold Embossing Powder