All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Autumn Thanks!

Hi everyone…Happy Monday! It’s Shari here with a card inspiration using some Ranger products.

I went off the rails and tried something completely different. I used several layers of painted tissue papers to build up an interesting background.

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This technique is very easy to do and a great way to learn to use the Gelli Plate. I found it really relaxing. It all starts off with some Dina Wakley paints, Tim Holtz Layering stencils, and tissue paper.

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I could see myself creating an art journal page like this too! I’ve shot a video of the process, hope you find it easy to follow.

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Hope you all have a fantastic week! Enjoy!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates Recipe

Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with another Color Coordinates Recipe!

Do you have favorite colors that you always go to? I sure do and I’ve put them together in one recipe.

10.24.14 Recipe Color Coordinates

My card is simple, using the colors for my inspiration and a few dies to put it all together.

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The Luminary Circles die was perfect for creating a confetti effect for my card, I colored them with inks using the Fantastix ink applicator.

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I stamped the heart from the Stitched Shapes set using Coral Reef ink and die cut it using the coordinating dies, Outline Shapes. To finish things off, I’ve added a little Glossy Accents to some of the dots and sprinkled in a few sequins.  I’ve shot a video showing how to create this card, hope you enjoy!

In my video I mention this color combination would be great on a holiday or Christmas themed card, thought I’d show off this beautiful card by the amazing Debby Hughes.

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates Recipe and Village Dies with Kristina!

10.17.14 Recipe Color Coordinates

Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates Recipe for you! Are you making fall cards right now? I thought I’d play around with the Stitched Tree stamps along with the coordinating Trees and Trunks dies to make a real quick one.

Shari Carroll Fall CCR

I used the tone on tone method by stamping with matching inks and card stocks. I’ve also used the Stitched Slopes and Hills Dies along with the Bundle of Stitches dies to create my scene.

Shari Carroll Fall CCR D1

The Giving Thanks Card die can also be used a a greeting on your cards, I used the stitch die to cut off the bottom and have it coordinate with the rest of the stitching on the card.

I’ve shot a video on how I made the card, hope it gives you some inspiration for not only a color group but also for your fall card making. Enjoy!

I have a special treat for you on this fine Friday! Kristina Werner has created a video using the new Village dies. These are the CUTEST dies ever!

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You can visit her blog post HERE for all the card details.

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

November 2014 Card Kit Reveal!

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Hi everyone! Today is the 14th and that means we are super excited to reveal the newest Simon Says Stamp November card kit, “Winter Jubilee“! The November kit is packed full of winter delight to get you started on your winter and holiday themed cards.

The November 2014 card kit includes: “Be Joyful” stamp set, Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” 6×6 papers, My Mind’s Eye “Jubilee” enamel shapes, Snowflake Sequins, a Mini Multi Medium matte, and five card stocks, Simon Says Stamp Khaki, Cotton Candy and 120lb. white, plus Peppermint and Candy Necklace from Bazzill.

You can pick up the November card kit here for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can subscribe here. When you subscribe you will receive kits delivered to your door automatically!

To inspire you, I’ve made a card using the kit and highlighting the small tree stamp and greeting from the “Be Joyful” stamps set along with the adorable pattern papers. I’ve used two of the newest Simon Says Stamp inks Teal and Hot Lips which coordinate perfectly with these papers!

Shari Nov card kit

I started my card off by cutting the winter scene sheet into a banner shape, then stamped my tree and cut it out. I stamped the greeting, trimmed around the message and stacked it onto the banner panel.

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I assemble the card together using strips of papers onto a top folding white card. I shot a video of the kit walkthrough and explanation of my card. Enjoy!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

For the Love of Fall: Art Journal

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Shari here with an art journal page featuring some of the new Tim Holtz Distress Sprays. I had an excellent time creating this entry and even did some experimenting to discover a new technique! I love it when I try something new and it works out!

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I started off by using the Reverse Damask and Falling Leaves stamps using Antique Bronze Distress paint. Then I used die cut tissue paper leaves as masks. I added color by using the Tim Holtz Distress sprays which resisted the paints. Do you see the faint leaves in the background from the tissue paper?

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I used a couple layering stencils with Distress paint for an additional layer, then stamped more leaves using Wendy Vecchis’ Potting Soil Archival Ink, love this color and that it can be used on top of all my layers of inks and paints.

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To finish things off, I sprayed some die cut leaves and paint my canvas letters to match the feel of the background.

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I shot a video of my complete process, I hope it inspires you to try something new!

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Thanks for stopping by today, have a great week-end!!!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening