Mixed Media Butterflies

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Please join me in welcoming special guest Cheiron Brandon with this gorgeous mixed media card! Read on for all the details and enjoy!

Hi there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here and I am thrilled to be back here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog today to share a fun Mixed Media card with you using some of the newest Distress Colors and products from Tim Holtz. I kept my palette simple with Saltwater Taffy, Salvaged Patina, and Frayed Burlap with a hint of gold.

To begin I sprayed a panel of Distress Watercolor cardstock with a bit of water, then Distress Spray Stains in Saltwater Taffy, Salvaged Patina and Frayed Burlap. I dried the panel with a heat tool, and then stamped some writing from the Ledger Script set on top of it using Frayed Burlap Distress Archival Ink. Then I took the Bouquet Stencil and used a palette knife to apply Translucent Grit Paste.

I applied Distress Embossing Glaze in Saltwater Taffy and Salvaged Patina. To do this I put my panel onto a piece of scrap paper, then sprinkled the Distress Embossing Glaze by taking a pinch at a time and sprinkling it over the paste. I sprinkled the Saltwater Taffy on the areas where the underlying color was Saltwater Taffy and did the same for the Salvaged Patina areas. Then I set the panel aside to dry completely. Once it was dry, I heat the glazed paste with an embossing gun and the glaze turned into an almost glass like look.

Then I created the Brushstroke Butterflies. I cut them out of Distress Watercolor Cardstock and then dipped the large cut out pieces into Distress Ink that I had sprayed with water in Saltwater Taffy and Salvaged Patina and dried them with a heat tool. I adhered the other layers of the butterfly with Distress Collage Medium. To add some gold to my card, I painted the raised areas of the butterflies with Gilded Foundry Wax and then embossed them with a heat tool. To create gold splatter on my card, I added a few drops of isopropyl alcohol to the Foundry Wax then used my paint brush to splatter it all over my card panel, and then embossed that as well. I also took my paintbrush with the wax and went around the outside of the card, and embossed that as well.

To assemble my card, I adhered the panel to a white notecard, added the butterflies and a simple sentiment from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Sticker. I just love all the fun texture on this card and hope you enjoyed it too!


Tim Holtz Sizzix BRUSHSTROKE…
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain FRAYED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Foundry Wax KIT 1…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MINI KIT…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil BOUQUET…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology METALLIC Sticker…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank to Cheiron for being our guest!

Barkworthy News

Card kit reveal and Inspiration: Happiest Wishes

Introducing our June 2022 Card Kit Happiest Wishes!
This playful kit features six Simon exclusive products: the new Happiest Wishes 6×8 stamp set, the Sunburst stencil, Scripty Big Hugs die, a Pawsitively Everything 6-inch T-Square Ruler, and Micro Dots adhesive sheet—all of which fit in our Citrine Mesh Bag.  
In addition, we’ve included patterned papers from Paper Rose Studio, 1 jar of Ranger Starshine Stickles, 6 Simon brand Holographic envelopes, 2 sheets of Simon brand cardstock, plus one sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock.
Our Happiest Wishes kit gives you that euphoric school’s-out-for-summer feeling!


The NEW Happiest Wishes 6×8 clear stamp set and the NEW Pawsitively Everything 6″ T-Square Ruler and 4×9 Sunburst Stencil are available for individual purchases in our store!

Learn more about our T-Square Ruler… included in this kit!

Don’t forget! We have LOTS of gorgeous card kit inspiration to access and add to in our Card Kit Galleries!

You can purchase the kit at $39.99, or you can subscribe to our kit of the month program for just $34.99 (plus S&H) per month to have our kits delivered right to your door each month!

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 anytime between the 16 – 30 of every month.

Yay You Blog Hop 2!

Yay You Blog Hop

Hello, friends, and welcome to day two of our Yay You release blog hops! If you missed yesterday’s hop, be sure to circle back and check it out HERE.

Our latest release, Yay You, is a celebration! This collection shines with foil and cut sets like Dancing Butterflies, Sketched Leafy Wreath, and Intricate Floral Background; new love-themed stamp and die sets like Arched Borders and Happily a Lifetime; and sweet stencils like Domed Arches Masks and the Orange Blossom stencil and die combo.

We’ve expanded our Basic Box Card add-ons with Basic Box Card Stars and Basic Box Card Grass, and we’ve added TWO new colors of our mesh bag in Cheeky and Orchid. Plus, don’t miss the darling Strawbeary stamps and dies, which combine berries and bears!

Before we hop, let’s take a look at some fabulous inspiration from Shari Carroll and Susan R. Opel:

Yay You Blog Hop Shari Carroll Orange Blossoms stencil and coordinating die and Birthday Wishes stamp set
Yay You Blog Hop Susan Opel Yay You stamp set and coordinating dies and Arches Background cling stamp

We love our customers! And we love your enthusiasm for our exclusive releases and blog hops. To celebrate, Simon has set aside a free gift just for you! The free gift (with a purchase of $25 or more) for the this blog hop is our Beautiful die set! Check out the details on the banner at the top of this post for information about claiming your gift.

Ready for even more Yay You inspiration? Hop along with these talented designers! You’ll be inspired AND for every comment you leave on each blog, you’ll earn a chance to win a $25 Simon Says Stamp store shopping spree. YAY!

$25 Gift Voucher Simon Says Stamp

Please share some feedback with these creative artists who work hard to inspire and excite us! Your comments mean so much to them.

Thanks again for joining us today!

Want to see these products and more LIVE? Join us on YouTube Thursday, May 19 at noon EDT for a super cool inside look at the release and a FREE GIFT!

Yay You Instagram Hop

We hope you will join us on Instagram on Friday, May 20, for an Instagram Hop featuring even more inspiration from our Yay You release! We are excited to share awesome ideas from several creative minds using these fantastic products.

You’ll love browsing our Yay You gallery on our blog for loads of additional inspiration, and you can add your projects to these galleries as well!

You can check out the entire Yay You collection below:

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