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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Winnie & Walter STAMPtemeber Exclusive and Copic Coloring

 Hey folks!

I just love a stamp that has lots of white space to color in. I could just stamp a whole bunch, kick back, put my feet up and color them all in. That would be my little piece of heaven right there. However, I'm a busy girl and kicking back and putting my feet up is as about as likely as my family rinsing their dinner dishes without being reminded. Yeah....not gonna happen.

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So the Big Bloom Stamp Set, I'm sharing today, is a STAMPtember Exclusive for Simon Says Stamp by Winnie & Walter. It's great. Not only does it have lots of different options in terms of coloring (or not, if that floats your boat), but it's big enough that it makes an outstanding focal point.

Since I was going to use Copic's (see links below for my color choices), using my MISTI Stamping Tool, I stamped the images on Neenah White Cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I also made a mask using Inkadinkado Stamp Masking Paper, because I planned on heat embossing the images with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder after I colored them in.


For my first card, I really wanted to show some of my yellow Copic's some love. Sometimes, you just have to take a chance and use the things you don't normally use. I added a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the highlighted areas on the Flower and used the Simon Says Stamp Stiched Rectangle Die to die cut the Panel. 

My Sentiments on both cards are from The Big, The Bold and The Happy Stamp Set also by Winnie & Walter. I tell ya Peeps, this is hands down one of the BEST stamps sets EVER and should be a staple in everyones arsenal o' fun. I stamped that in Versamark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed those in Simon Says Stamp Clear embossing Powder.

Fo the Green Panel, I used a G05 Copic Marker and colored around the edges of a piece of Neenah White Cardstock. Then I used some Ranger Perfect Pear in Perfect Pearl and added a light layer to give the green a lil bit of pearly sheen. 


Everything on this one is the same as above, but I wanted a lighter feminine pink. Both cards have Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Sequins. The Solid Pink Panel is a Copic R20


That's it Peeps! Up next will either be a card using the new Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit or a card using Booyah by Lawn Fawn. I'm a maniac. I almost always have more than one card in the works and it's always soo hard for me to decide what to post next. Oh and also, this week, I will be starting on Boo Boxes! I'm so stoked! My kids and I did this last year and it was a blast! You can read about that here or the click link below. In the meantime, I hope you've enjoyed my cards today!

Until next time!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Simon Says Stamp - Simon's BFF with Copic Coloring

Hey folks!

I'm a sucker for a cute animal stamp. I just can't turn them down and I absolutely love to color them! So I'm back today to share with you a couple of cards I made showing off the new guy in town. I have links at the end of the post if you would like to see some previous works.

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Ok, so who's seen Simon's (Simon Says Stamp) new best friend, Dexter? The Dexter and Simon Stamp Set are a part of the STAMPtember release. He is soo cute! When I got this set I said to my girls, "He's so cute, I could just eat his face!" My oldest daughter said, "Uuuhh Mom, he's a pig, that's rude." Well, I didn't mean for breakfast! Sheesh.

Anyway, this Set is darling and totally worth the addition to anyone's stash.

I've run super duper short on time for everything lately, so I kept both cards really simple, and while I could think of several things to do with this Set, all of the images are so cute, clean and simple works just as well.


For both Cards, I stamped my images on Neenah White Cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them both in with Copic's (see thumbnail links below). I stamped the Hearts (also in the Set) in Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink to match the Lipstick Red Cardstock I had picked out for the Card Bases. On the card above, I masked off the Sentiment using Post-It Tape so I could make it longer to go underneath Simon. I used the Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge Die on the Card Panel and some Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the Slate Cardstock and Hearts. 


I also used the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp (my fave!) on both Card Bases with Lipstick Red Ink. For the card above, after I added some Clear Wink of Stella on the Hearts, I went over them with Ranger Glossy Accents. I cut another strip of Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock and covered that in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder. 

That's it! Quick and easy. I haven't decided what will be up next, I have several cards in the works. Lawn Fawn Booyah maybe? The new Winnie and Walter / Simon Says Stamp Big Bloom Stamp Set? Oh and Simon Says Stamp has collaborated with Newton's Nook! WOOT!! It's called Hello Fall and I can't wait to get my inky lil paws on that. 

In the meantime, I hope you've enjoyed my cards today! Don't forget you can follow me on Instagram  and on Facebook!

Until next time!