Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! I couldn’t think of anything better to get us all through the ‘hump’ of the work week than some creative uses of Simon Says Stamp exclusives from the amazing & creative Debby Hughes!
Hi there, it’s Debby here with a look at getting the most out of your supplies :D I had just returned from our family vacation when I broke into the new This is The Life release to make these cards and was heavily inspired by our holiday! Our last stop before flying home was a few days in the Florida Keys and as I flipped through the release (with a massive smile on my face I might add!) I spotted the paw print from the Pawprints On Our Hearts set. Hmmmm, those paw prints reminded me of little islands with the dotted line being a contour line! I stamped the paw print a couple of times in Green Apple ink on Neenah solar white card and trimmed out before running the cut edge along the ink pad to give a nice definition to each island – so great to get a totally different use out of this sympathy set.
The sea was created by inking a Neenah panel with Sea Glass ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and also adding a darker area where the islands were to rest in Audrey Blue ink; lots of soft gentle build up of the ink with plenty of blending :D The islands were then glued in place before stamping the compass from Life’s Journey in Smoke ink on the top left of the panel. I also stamped in Versamark on Vellum the Enjoy The Journey sentiment from the same set and white heat embossed it.
I have long hankered after a word die which would leave a great modern negative space and the Vacation Word Strips are just perfect! Great for scrapbooking but look equally cool on a card :D There are three words in the set and I cut the ‘vacation’ one from Slate card and mounted it over the vellum then added a few sequins to finish.
While I was in holiday mood I browsed through the release again and this time the popular and totally fabulous Waves stencil caught my attention. With the waves stenciled in tones of blue horizontally you get an awesome watery pattern …. with the waves stenciled in black vertically you get great Zebra stripes! To combine with my safari theme I went for an inked African sunset (Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks) a gold heat embossed heart and a couple of wood veneer stars. From a watery stencil to a dry, sunset safari in a quick 90-degree turn and switch out of ink colour!
Well, that’s me for this month; I hope you enjoyed this little look at stretching your supplies. Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for reading today and thanks so much to Debby for being our guest! My mind is still blown from her idea to use paw prints to make an island map! Wow!
Blog Candy Alert!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win a special blog candy!
From: Hot Fun in the Summertime!: Michele aka Goat Girl!
Please email me ([email protected]) with your mailing address and the name of the blog you won from to claim your prize!
Awesome cards! I love the cool look on the first card and the hot look on the second one. Great ideas for both of these projects. Thanks for sharing.
Great cards! I like the beautiful coloring on the first one!
She amazes me…love all her creations!
Cool! Oh, how I need a vacation…one can dream! Also, loved the dragonfly posted today on your blog, Debby. Your creations are wonderful, as always!
Love the safari card and the cool use of the wave stencil
Great job on both!
Debby Hughes is one of my favorite cardmakers. I love her ability to look at a stamp or shape and see alternate uses for it. This card is amazing.
Gorgeous cards, both of them. Wow!
I love both cards, Debby and you have just sold me on that wavy stencil…love the zebra stripes! The Florida Keys are on my holiday bucket list–some day!
I love these cards. Clean, simple, gorgeous.
Wow – these cards are so awesome!! Love the waves being used for zebra stripes!!
Pretty cards, love the colors!
I love using the negatives from die cuts. I already follow by email.
Lovely cards – the first one is just stunning!
The vellum really compleates the card.
Beautiful cards. Love both of them.
Ah vacation, one of those elusive words I know nothing about lol. Great vacation cards. I love how you got one really tranquil one, and then one that is wild and feels like we are taking a road trip to Vegas for that one lol.
Two fantastic cards! I love Audrey Blue & Sea Glass together, perfect vacation colors!
Loving the AMAZING Inspiration as usual!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)
love these cards! they are so appropo for this time of year. Thanks, Debby!
I just got back from a vaction 3 days ago and I am ready for another one. I love the great vacation cards today.
Just love the new vacation die!
Beautiful cards! Debby –how clever to use paw prints as islands. I especially like the tag printed on vellum — really catches the eye without taking away from the rest of the design.
Love the softness of the first card and the boldness of the 2nd card! Great products!
What a great way to use the paw print stamp! Debby’s card style is one of my top favorites and she is so inspirering.
Beautiful work here from Debby today, sooo bawesome and beautiful made.
Paw prints to create islands and wave stencils to create zebra stripes…way to think out side of the box!! Thanks for stirring up the creative juices!
Vacation has got to be one of most adored words in the English language! These cards are amazing! Love the vacation die cut!
Fabulous, the vellum is such a wonderful detail!!!!
xx Irene M
Great cards – very clever design!
Oh a vacation, what could be better
Gorgeous cards. I love the gorgeous colours and embossing on the vellum on the first card. What a clever way to use the wave stencil on the second.
Oh, what great cards! I love, love, love the light airy feel of the first card especially! You almost feel like you’re at the beach!
Debbie! Oh man, your cards are always so awesome! I have a puppy paw print die that I am totally inspired to do this with now! Thank you for the great ides. :D
Fab cards by Debby! Love how she blended her colours on both cards.
Love all the things you can do with that stencil-great versatility!!
love all her creations!
Love all of these new ideas for our supplies. Thanks for sharing!
two wonderful cards and like the tips.
Two fabulous cards!!! I can’t wait to go on vacation!!!!
Thinking outside the box for sure on those! Love love love the paw print to islands! Thats so cute!!
Love the examples, tips, techniques, and that cool vacation die cut.
Love your cards!!…Awesome!!!
I love those zebra stripes!
Love the colors of the first card! Simply stunning (:
I love the soft, cool blue background on the first card, and the fiery brightness of the second! Two fabulous cards!!
Super VACATION cards!
Both cards are beautiful & I really like the white embossing on vellum. Very inspiring :)