All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Memory Box Dies: Watercolor Embossed Background

Happy Monday everyone!! It’s Shari here with some fun Memory Box dies and a cool background technique.

First, let me admit that I’m loving this color scheme for spring cards… They are my go to colors for flowers and backgrounds. I just can’t help myself! They are complementary which make them pop when put together.

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I started out by embossing the Jourdana Collage die from Memory Box onto a panel of watercolor card stock. Then I added a wash of color using Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Broken China Distress inks. These steps gave me a colored textured background for the flower. Once the background was dry, I die cut the panel using the Pinpoint Main Street tag die where I cut two and put them together at the top to create a mini tag shaped card.

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About that flower… it’s unique in that it has inner and out parts that you can put together. I watercolored the blossom with Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks. The leaves were painted with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress inks.

I have created a video of the process which you can view below or on our YouTube channel.

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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

Prima Wood Base Collage: Mixed Medium Home Decor

Happy Thursday everyone!! It’s Shari here with a Home Decor piece using some great Prima products. I started off with a Carte Blanch Home Decor wood base… what a nice sturdy surface to use for a project like this!!

I added some crackle paste and paint to get it started and added this large 2″ paint brush for my focal point and let it hang off the bottom of the base.

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Once everything was dry, I went about adding my flowers and tag.

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I die cut “Create” four times from Slate card stock and glued them together to make a thick almost chipboard like piece.

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From there I added small embellishments along with my mix of flowers.

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And finished my project off with some Glass Glitter and Silver Micro Beads.

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I shot a video of the complete process, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.

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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

WPlus9 flowers to warm you up!

Hi everyone… Happy Sunday! It’s Shari here with some Springtime inspiration for you… I’m ready for it, are you?

I’ve used the WPlus9 Doodle Buds stamp set to create a little ensemble around a greeting. These whimsical flowers can be stamped and stacked in an arrangement or used with the provided stems and leaves to create a bouquet.

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To start this card out, I used Peacock Feathers Distress ink to watercolor a background wash, just enough to to create an anchor for the message along with the flowers. Then I used some bright colors of Distress inks to watercolor my flowers, then die cut and fussy cut to add to my card. Of course I used some foam tape for added dimension!

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I have a video of the process below, you can also view it on our YouTube channel.

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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

Love Note with WPlus9

Welcome to the blog everyone! It’s Shari here with some little love notes to help inspire you to make some mini cards for loved ones. These quick and easy notes can be made in batches and a head of time for any occasion.

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I chose Simon Says Ink colors that went well together and that could be overlapped. I’ve also put two die cut hearts together to create a self standing shaped card. These are a really nice size to include in a lunch box or backpack for kids!

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Wondering how to make these? You can check out my video below or view it on our YouTube channel.

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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

January Card Kit Reveal! Flurries of Love!

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It’s December 14th and that means it’s time to reveal our Monthly Card Kit! Let me introduce you to Flurries of Love, our January 2016 card kit. Flurries of Love is full of winter theme images, perfect for those in-between non holiday card making.

This kit includes the Cute Snowflakes stamp set, Doodlebug’s Polar Pals 6×6 papers and Sticker sheet and Sparkle Sprinkles. Also in this kit is a roll of Silver Glitter tape, a pack of 130 piece Iridescent Snow flakes and 6 sheets of Simon Says card stock in Smoke, Sea Glass, Blue Violet, Lavender, Audrey Blue and 120# White.

I’ve created a card where I used everything in the kit! I stamped an Audrey Blue panel with snowflakes using White Pigment, Audrey Blue and VersaMark inks. From there I cut strips of pattern papers to frame the panel.

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I added strips or paper and glitter tape putting them horizontal to create a place to anchor the snowman sticker. The top piece was stamped using greetings from the Cute Snowflakes stamp set in black ink.

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I added a couple snowflake sequins and Sparkle sprinkles to finish things up. I’ve shot a video walk through of the kit, explaining all the contents and a little instruction on how to make the card. You can watch it below or on our YouTube channel.

The Cute Snowflakes Stamp set is also available for individual purchase in our store.

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Remember, you can SUBSCRIBE to our no obligation kits and receive them monthly for $ 24.95 or purchase them each month for $ 29.95, while supplies last.

If you are a subscriber who used Paypal to purchase your subscription, please be sure to pay the invoice that we send you within 3 business days. We have a limited number of this card kit in stock and don’t want you to miss out. For easier and quicker monthly processing, please contact us via email or telephone and we will put your credit card on file as a courtesy for you. Card kits bill and ship between the 17th and 27th days of every month.

Thanks for stopping by today, 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