Simon Says Stamp – July 2018 – Friendly Frolic Blog Hop

Hello friends! I am super thrilled to be part of Day One of the Simon Says Stamp’s new Friendly Frolic release! New products are really great and so so pretty and I am so happy that I was invited to be a part of this blog hop. I created two cards, each centering one product from the new release, one using background cover die and one using background stamps. When ordering your products from the new release, be sure to use the code FREEG for a mystery gift. The code expires on Sunday, 7/29 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Simon is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comment section. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday.

Which product caught your eye the most from this release? I had the wonderful opportunity to play with the fabulous Folk Dance Die and Folk Dance Background stamp and it was so much fun!

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For my first card, I wanted a lot of white space. I believe it makes the colors pop up a lot. So, I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock and trimmed it down to slightly smaller than A2 size. I took another piece of same cardstock, same size and ran it through my die cut machine with the Folk Dance Die. I adhered the die cut panel on smooth panel and did some copic coloring. While coloring, the colors I chose were inspired by the Scandinavian Floral Art. After coloring, I sprayed my panel multiple times with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. It have the panel a beautiful glittery shimmer when held against light. I die cut another panel using the same die and added it on top of the colored panel.

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For the sentiment, I used Thanks die and cut the sentiment using black cardstock and shadow using Schoolhouse red cardstock. The other two sentiments are from Big Thanks stamp set, that I stamped onto some black cardstock using Versmark Watermark Ink pad and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I die cut a piece of vellum using circle die and placed the sentiment on it using liquid glue and added some gold twine behind it. I adhered the panel on a piece of I also added some color coordinated sequins to finish off the card.

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For my second card, I was again inspired by the Scandinavian Art and wanted to do some coloring. So, I stamped the Folk Dance Background Stamp using Versamark Watermark Ink pad onto some Fog Card stock and colored it in using my Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. Then I die cut the panel using Wonky Rectangles die.

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For the sentiment, I used Miss You die and cut the sentiment using Peacock Feathers cardstock and the shadow using white cardstock. I stacked the word Miss You four times for some dimension. I added some glitter on top of it using Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. I added the sentiments from Messages for Everyday stamp set and stamped then using Coral Reef dye ink onto thin strips of white cardstock which I adhered onto the panel using foam tape.

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I finished the card by layering a piece of peacock feathers cardstock underneath it and mounting it on top of an A2 sized top folding card base made from Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock. I finished the card off with some color coordinated sequins.

That’s all for these two cards. I hope you liked them.

Next stop on the blog hop is Karin Åkesdotter

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