Stamped on Color

Hi readers! How are you? It’s always a pleasure to have Teri Anderson on our blog not only because she makes pretty things, but she has new clever techniques to try! For the latest, read on!

Hi everyone! Always thrilled to stop by!

I’ve brought a couple cards to share with you today. Both of these cards were made with the Ranunculus stamp set, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets from Technique Tuesday.

I am the first to admit: I’m somewhat challenged in the coloring department. Markers and me? We just don’t have a great relationship

What I love about this stamp set is that it’s pretty friendly to the a “not such a great colorer” girl like myself. Of course, you can get amazing results with the Ranunculus with markers, but you can do a lot with it with minimal coloring skills to.

Check this out. I didn’t even use markers here!

I used the back of the flower stamp to stamp the shadows on this card here. If you’ve never stamped with the backside of a clear stamp, I challenge to you to do it. It’s so fun!

I set the stamp onto my block with the sticky side up. I inked it up and stamped onto cardstock. Between colors, I did a good scrubbing of the stamp. After I completed the shadows, I cleaned the stamp again. I set it right side up on my block and stamped the flowers with black ink. Easy peasy!

I just love the end result of this one!

Nobody fall over, but I did use markers on this card. I didn’t want to go too far out of my comfort zone so I stuck with a couple nice neutral gray tones.

I stamped the flower in black and then colored it in with gray markers. Rather than using markers to add additional color to the card, I did so with some enamel dots and patterned paper from the Summer Vibes collection from Simple Stories. I think those little touches added just the right amount of color!
Thanks for having me, friends! Hope to see you again soon!

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Thanks for reading today and thanks again to Teri for being our guest!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Honoring the Brave

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Hi readers! Happy 4th of July! If you’re reading as a US citizen, we’re celebrating our day of Independence and I’d like to say on behalf of the entire Simon Says Stamp Team, we are very grateful to each and everyone that has served in every shape and form! In this spirit, we asked the always fantastic Laura Bassen to make a card for us to showcase with this theme, and this is what she came up with! A combination of embossing paste, From Us stamp set, Diagonal stripe stencil, and of course the Falling Stars stencil!

Don’t forget to watch the video (& sing along ;))! Enjoy!

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Watch the video:


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Thanks for reading today and thanks to Laura for in the inspiration and serenade! ;)

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Favorite Color So Far? Would You Like to Win it?

Hi readers! Happy First Friday of the month! With the exception of this month that has been the official release day of the Distress Ink Color of the Month! What do you think of the colors so far? Which is your favorite?

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Comment on this post with your favorite color for a chance to win it! We’ll send 5 random commenters their favorite color in ink pad form!

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In case you missed it…the newest announced color on Wednesday is Blueprint Sketch!

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Be sure to check out Tim’s tag for July! It’s a can’t miss!!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Ink Smooshing Technique

Hi readers! Please join me in welcoming back the fabulous Kelly Rasmussen as a guest on our blog today!
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Hi there! I’m thrilled to be back as a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog. Today I’ve got a card to share using some Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp goodies.

I’ve a got a new little niece that should be arriving any day now, so I decided to make a card to have on hand when the big day arrives. My card is inspired by this amazing card by Kristina Werner. I love the ink “smooshing” technique with the simple white embossing over the top. (Thanks for the inspiration, Kristina!)

The animal images in the Simon Says Stamp Baby Party Animals stamp set are absolutely adorable and perfect for baby cards. And the hand drawn style coordinates perfectly with the messages in the Hero Arts Little One stamp set.

When creating a background like this, be sure choose inks colors that blend well. The pinks and oranges I used work great together and create new colors when they overlap. Also, I like to include a very light shade of ink, like Spun Sugar Distress Ink, to use around edges and create a faded out look.

As a final touch I die cut some Mini Hearts straight from the watercolored piece and popped the panel up on a white card base. I also added some Glossy Accents over the bunny to make her stand out a little bit more.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks again to Kelly for being our fabulous guest!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

July’s Color of the Month Is….

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Hi readers! We’re happy to kick your JULY off RIGHT with a fresh new color from Tim Holtz & Ranger!

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We hope you’re as excited as we are about this lovely color: BLUEPRINT SKETCH! You can reserve this color now, and it will ship at the end of the month!!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!