All posts tagged Shari Carroll

Color Coordinates Sunshine!

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Hello everyone! It’s Shari here with the ever wonderful Spring and Summer color SUNSHINE!

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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Yellow 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Yellow Premium Dye Ink
Bo Bunny Baby Bump 6×6 Paper Pack
My Mind’s Eye Blink of an Eye 6×6 Paper Pack
My Mind’s Eye Bliss Enamel Shapes
Prima Rags to Riches Princess Flowers
We R Memory Keepers Warm Enamel Shapes
Doodlebug Tangerine Doodle Twine
Doodlebug Berry Blossoms Washi Tape
Kelly Purkey Name & Date Washi Tape
Simple Stories Color Fusion Flair Badges
WOW Honey Earthtone Embossing Powder
Copic Sketch Marker Golden Yellow Y17

This is such a happy color, very rich and vibrant so finding coordinating product was easy. I found items that match exactly plus introduced tones of coral, minty pool, and grey.

I have a video for you of the Sunshine Coordinates walk through with an introduction to my card.  Enjoy!

My card features the Bo Bunny Baby Bump paper with some Prima Flowers and enamel shapes from We R Memory Keepers.

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I used the Simon Says Stamp Medium Tag and Hello Dies for the focal point of my card and the A2 Curve die to add some interest.

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I love all these colors together!

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

Art Journal JOY in my Heart

Hi everyone, it’s Shari here with my April art journal feature. This one is all about texture and soft Spring colors.

For this entry, I played with my Distress inks on Gesso, something I hadn’t tried before. After spritzing the inks with water this amazing thing happened… it’s like batik in a way.. the background white really showed through, like raindrops!

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By coating the paper with Gesso first (and letting it dry completely) it allows the inks sit on the surface rather than soaking in. I kept my journaling and title simple… it has a lot of personal meaning for me as today is my moms birthday, her name was Joy. You could say I have all sorts of joy of life in my heart. :o)

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I’ve shot a process video showing how to do the technique, as usual, I sped it up to fit it in the time frame needed. Enjoy!

Hope you were able to follow. I have the supplies listed below in case you missed them.

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

Color Coordinates Green Leaf

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Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with another Color Coordinates feature. Today I bring you Green Leaf!  This color is an essential for your card stock and ink, the perfect green for masculine cards and foliage!

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Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Premium Dye Ink
Simple Stories A Charmed Life 6×6 Paper Pack
Simple Stories Urban Traveler 6×6 Paper Pack
Carta Bella It’s A Celebration 6×6 Paper Pack
Kelly Purkey Metallic Green Sequins
Doodlebug Spring Mini Pearls
Doodlebug Key Lime Sweet Shoppe Assortment
Doodlebug Fruit Basket Washi Tape
Copic Sketch Marker Pea Green YG63

There were so many ways I could go with this green, I found a lot of product, but I had to resist all the others and bring together some basic supplies that are easy to work with.

I’ve shot a video of the walk through and also an introduction to my card, enjoy!

It seems I tend to do birthday cards with these Color Coordinates, but that’s ok, you can never have enough!

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I used the Carta Bella Celebration paper with the Simon Full Card size Hourglass die to make my flags. Then I added Kelly Purkey Metalic Green Sequins and Spring Mini Pearls to create the party theme.

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For my sentiment I used the Birthday Balloons stamp set from Simon with Green Leaf ink.

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

Simon Says Stamp Exclusives with Shari

Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a really simple card to share.

I am starting to gear up for Spring card making, and Mothers Day always comes to mind. I’ve created a quick card that has a lot of impact using one of the new Full Size Card Dies from the Mothers and Fathers Day 2014 release.

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I went for a white on white look to create an embossed effect with the Full Card Love Mum die. Super easy to do!! You could do the same thing with pastel card stocks as well, but you all know how I love the simplicity and clean look of white. I also added a single white embossed flower on color card stock to keep things simple.

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Have you tried the embossed look with die cuts? I’ve shot a video of the process, hope you enjoy!

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

Audrey Blue Color Coordinates

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s Shari here with another Color Coordinates for you… today I bring you Audrey Blue! This is one of our most popular colors in our line up. It’s a smooth, rich, ocean color blue, perfect for Birthdays and Summer.

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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Premium Dye Ink
Bo Bunny Pop Quiz 6×6 Paper Pack
Bo Bunny Serenity 6×6 Paper Pack
Simple Stories Just The Basics 4×6 Sn@p Cards
Doodlebug Swimming Pool Pixies
Doodlebug Swimming Pool Doodle Twine
Doodlebug Houndstooth Washi Tape
My Mind’s Eye Here is Happy Enamel Dots
Kelly Purkey Teal Number Stickers
Kelly Purkey Jetsetter Label Stickers
Kelly Purkey Geotag Washi Tape
Kelly Purkey Ledger Washi Tape
Copic Sketch Marker Duck Blue BG49

I’ve found a lot of great product that goes together with Audrey Blue plus suggested colors to add to form a couple nice combinations.

I have shot a video of the product walkthrough. Hope you enjoy!

I chose the Bo Bunny POP Quiz collection 6×6 paper pack with it’s bright prints for this Birthday card. The black, yellow and blue combination is one of my favorites. To start my card, I cut a strip of Audrey Blue card stock and stenciled it with the Large Dots using Audrey Blue Ink.

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I stacked up my Die Cut Balloons using the different papers and added curled strings (wrap string around a pencil and coat with a thin layer of multi medium to hold the curl). To finish things up, I added a few enamel dots and the #7.

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Whether you’re making a card for a boy or girl, child, teen or adult, Audrey Blue is one of those calming colors that everyone enjoys!

Thanks everyone, have a great week-end!

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