Saturday, 11 January 2020

Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More Blog Hop

Hello friends and Happy Saturday!

Today, is the second day of the Simon Says Stamp Hey Bestie and Love You More Blog Hop and I'm really excited to be joining so many talented designers as one of the stops on this hop! You can see the fabulous new release in full by just popping over to Simon Says Stamp and if you've been hopping along, you'll have arrived here from Vicky's blog but if you've just popped by and want to join us for this fun hop, then just head back to the beginning and Simon Says Stamp's Blog.


For my project, I created a card that's full of love 'from my heart to your hands' and used a combination stamps and dies from the Hey Bestie and Love You More releases. Hope you love it...

...and here's how I created this card, perfect to give to someone you love!


To begin with I created the layered background and started with a piece of Distress Watercolour card and used the textured side of the card. I used a combination of Distress Inks and Distress Oxides and starting with Old Paper Distress Ink, I applied each colour to my craft mat, spritzed the ink with a light misting of water and then used my card to pick up the colour. Heat dry the card or allow to dry naturally between layers before adding Pumice Stone Oxide Ink, followed by Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap Oxide Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a touch of Iced Spruce Oxide Ink. To complete the card, I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I then matted the card panel onto the champagne coloured metallic kraft card from the Tim Holtz Metallic 3 Kraft Paper Stash, followed by a piece of red card and finally a piece of Blackout Kraft Stash card, sanded around the edges for a more aged look. I then mounted the matted panels onto a black card blank.

Before I move onto the main central panel...I added some torn Salvaged Design Tape to either side of my inked panel, this just creates another layer of interest to the background.

Now for the main section and I began with a further piece of watercolour card, which I die cut using the A7 Thin Frames Set from the Diecember release. I then inked my card using the same colours and the same technique as I used on the background layer but this time I omitted to use the Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Heat dry the card thoroughly. I then inked up the awesome, YOU ARE stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink (if you're a font/text lover like I am, you definitely need this stamp) and taking the stamp, I rolled the it across the distress inked card panel. I didn't want the text to be a solid stamped image and using this technique of stamping will create a gorgeous distressed feel, creating areas where the stamp doesn't meet the card to add a worn, aged look to the panel.
After machine stitching a border of black cotton around the outside edge, I then added a few black paint splatters across the panel before matting it onto a piece of red card. Add foam pads to the back of the card.

Setting the card panel to one side I took the Shimmer Heart Die and die cut a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock Card. I will only be using the heart on this particular project, but I will be using the frame at a later date.

To colour the heart, I used Candied Apple Distress Paint. Heat dry the painted surface before dipping a paint brush into Black Soot Distress Paint and using the dry brushing technique, remove the majority of the black paint from your brush onto a paper towel and then very gently brush the remainder of paint across surface of the heart. This tones down the red for a more vintage feel. I then mounted the heart onto a piece of card inked with Old Paper and Pumice Stone Distress Ink, and trimmed around the outside of the heart.
To create the hanger that the heart is attached too, I cut a piece of black twine and using Matte Collage Medium, apply a thin line of the adhesive down the centre on the front of the stamped panel. Attach your black twine in a straight line, leave to dry but secure the twine at the back of the panel.
At the top of the panel, I attached a Hinge Clip which I painted with Candied Apple Distress Paint.

I mounted the panel onto the front of the covered card blank, slightly overlapping the top fold and then mounted the heart with foam pads, placing it so that it appears to hang down from the twine.
You can see the dimension the foam give to the card in the photo below.
Add gold pearls to the centres of each of the flowers on the heart. Using one of the sentiment strips from the Artist set, I cut it into a banner shape and then mounted it across my heart using foam pads.
Cut a long strip of crinkle ribbon and dye the ribbon with a combination of Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain. Tie the ribbon into a fluffy bow and attach with hot glue, placing it just below the red hinge clip.
As a finishing touch, I added a Typed Token to the centre of the bow, complete with a Hardware Head. I wanted the token to look slightly rusty, so for this I used Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress Paints, and just dabbed the paint onto the metal with my finger. Once the paint is dry, and to accentuate the 'love' wording on the token, I used the Picket Fence Distress Crayon, which I ran over the lettering. I then wiped away the excess crayon.
Finally, I added some more of the gold pearls to each corner of the card and attached a few gems onto the background.
I hope you've enjoyed the creative process behind this project and the ideas and techniques have inspired you with some ideas of your own ~ it's been so much fun to share this with you!

HOP ORDER

Simon Says Stamp Blog   
Debby Hughes
Laura Bassen
Yana Smakula
Yoonsun Hur
Amanda Korotkova
Amy Rysavy
Bibi Cameron
Gayatri Murali
Marge Yoon
Vicky Papaioannou
Emma Williams
Crystal Thompson
Preeti Chandran


HOP DETAILS:


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the blog hop! This means you can leave a comment here and on every stop along the way to increase your chances. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, 15th January and all winners will need to contact/email Simon Says Stamp to claim their prize. Also, last but by no means least ~ we are also running a special surprise promotion in conjunction with this hop and you can claim an exclusive FRIENDS outline die free with orders over $50! The offer is valid until 12 January at 11:59 EST, or while supplies last and the code to claim your gift is: BFF489


Thanks so much for hopping by today, hope to see you again soon!
Emma xx


RECIPE FOR CARD:
Gems and crinkle ribbon from my own stash

102 comments:

  1. OH MY..... Your card is drop dead gorgeous!! So breathtakingly beautiful!!!

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  2. Beautiful card! So much depth and details!

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  3. This card is amazing! So vintage looking. That was a lot of creativity and work you put into it! Thank you

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  4. This has to be the prettiest card on the hop. I'd take this as a prize any day. [Bunny]

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  5. Wow, stunning card! I love all of the layers you created!

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  6. Wow - I normally am not big on destress look but this card is beautiful!

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  7. Wow such a fabulous detailed card, I love it!!

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  8. I love your card with all that texture and layers.
    It's absolutely swoon worthy.

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  9. I love this vintage look and all the layers!!!

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  10. Absolutely stunning! I love multiple textures and layers and this did it for sure! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  11. Simply beautiful, wow! Not a style I could ever pull off, but I definitely do love it!

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  12. Such a beautiful project !! I pinned it so I can try it our when my shimmer heart die arrives. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  13. Great cards! I love the heart die and what you did with it.

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  14. this is a project you would on display
    when you received it. So elegant
    and beautiful. thanks for sharing
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  15. Love the style of your card--elegant!

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  16. Gorgeous work! I love everything in this new release!

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  17. I love that card. It's so unique. This is such a versatile release.

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  18. Love the vintage look of your card!

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  19. This card is beautiful and your vintage creations are little works of art.

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  20. Amazing vintage design that should be framed & put on display. Wonderful directions, too.

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  21. Thanks for the great inspiration. I love the new release. Loads of great products, especially the new envelope dies. It will be fun to make matching, funky envelopes so quickly!

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  22. Hi Emma, your card is lovely and a perfect example of why I love these hops. With so many designers using all the same products and everyone’s take is unique. I can only imagine what the rest of the folks buying these products are making with them.
    Your card is a beautiful work of art!

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  23. Remarkable release and so very versatile…creative inspiration galore!! Your card is absolutely stunning!!

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  24. Love your card, the dangling heart perfect. Thank you for inspiration.

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  25. What a great creation with that wonderful die, I really love what you did there. Really, really nice!

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  26. A beautiful and stunning piece of art! Love this and all the pretty details.

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  27. Such a beauty... very antique looking. Love the die and what you did with the dry brushing.

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  28. WOW! Great looking card. I love the mixed media look.
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  29. So vintage and elegant too! Love your style and use of inks and stamps!

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  30. Love this! That paper is gorgeous and loving that bow.

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  31. Wow, very beautiful and elegant!! Great imagination and design!!

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  32. Great inspiration! Would love to see a video of exactly how you made this card.

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  33. OMG - this card is gorgeous - love the vintage, distressed look of it

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  34. Stunning little piece of art - your gorgeously varied background takes my breath away. Love how that red heart looks against it!

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  35. This is such a gorgeous vintage card!! I love the elegant style!

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  36. Beautiful work. Love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Stunning card Emma, thank you so much for the great tutorial and awesome inspriation. Have a wonderful day.

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  38. Great project! I am a fan of grunge!

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  39. Stunning piece of art. More than just a card!

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  40. Like your other pieces that have been posted on SSS, this is truly an art piece!

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  41. So much love went into creating this beauty!! I love your attention to details.

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  42. I just love vintage looks and always gotta use a heart.

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  43. Gorgeous multi-media card! Love the layers.

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  44. Gorgeous card! I love multi-media!

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  45. The vintage look is so pretty.

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  46. Such a gorgeous card! Love all the layers.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  47. I love the look of vintage cards, and yours is no exception.

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  48. Oh my, this is amazing! Love everything about it!

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  49. This card is stunning. Love the aged feel. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  50. Gorgeous vintage feel. I'm so nervous trying the smooshing technique but your results inspire me to give it a try. Thand for sharing your talent on the hop!

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  51. wow seriously gorgeous card - love the vintage vibes!!!

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  52. Impressive! The vintage style is very nice and yet I really like the bold red heart on the top! Very inspiring!

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  53. So much to love about this card! Beautiful!

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  54. This is an art piece ! Wonderful !

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  55. Wow! This is just fabulous!! Perfect vintage look and I lovvve it! <3

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  56. Wow, what a stunning multi-media card- gorgeous!!

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  57. Wow this cards is a little piece of art, just beautiful. An awesome new release from SSS.

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  58. Beautiful card! Love the designs and the details!

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  59. Beautiful heart and I like the layers.

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  60. With the clip on the top do you have to use a larger envelope?

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    1. Jeanne, I would usually hand deliver a special card like this, or you could make a matching box and pop it in that but saying that, the hinge doesn't add too much dimension to this particular card, so...if you have an envelope slightly larger than the card itself, it would fit with no problems! :) Hope that helps...

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  61. Beautiful layers and textures on your project.

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  62. So pretty! I love that gorgeous heart die... one of my favorites of the release!

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  63. I love this card. It required a lot of thought and creativity. It is beautiful!

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  64. Wow...this card is absolutely stunning!

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  65. The heart cutout is stunning with the addition of the gold centers of the flowers.

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  66. This is just drop-dead gorgeous! Your talent is breathtaking! I've read and reread your recipe because I'd love to try to CASE it and I have one question. There seems to be 1 1/2 strips (I can see BOTH ends of one, but only the left side of the top strip) of maybe some sort of script lettering designer paper on one of your panels? I may be completely wrong (I'm viewing your photos on my cell phone and my eyes could be playing tricks on me), but I can't find any reference to it in your list of supplies?

    Thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful handiwork!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words about this project, they really have made my day and meant a lot to me ~ I appreciate them so much and yes, you are absolutely right, I'm so sorry for omitting that detail and thanks so much for pointing it out to me! The script is actually torn pieces of Tim Holtz Salvaged Design Tape, I have now added it to the tutorial and to the product list and hope that helps...

      Thank you once again and Happy Sunday... <3

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  67. Your work is simply beautiful art!

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  68. Stunning card Emma. I have some of that crinkle ribbon. I need to use it more.

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  69. Wow! I love love love this card! The text background, the ribbon, the heart - it all comes together so perfectly. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  70. WoW!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Stunning job!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  71. What a beautiful card. Anyone would be proud to receive it!

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  72. This is Fabulous!! I love the vintage feel!!!

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  73. Wow, what a gorgeous creation. It is truly a work of art!

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  74. Now that's a card!! A true work of art...beautiful!

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  75. That heart die is so eye catching! Lovely card!

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  76. Beautiful work on your card, Emma! A nice switch to see a vintage look. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  77. Wonderful project! Love all the details!

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  78. This is absolutely beautiful, Emma! You are an extremely talented artist!

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  79. I like all three but the Be Kind card was my favorite!

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  80. WOWZA, I'm so in love with vintage design and your card is AMAZING and GORGEOUS!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent and inspiration.

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  81. What a beautiful artsy card! Amazing process. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Fantastic card, thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  83. The vintage look of your cards is beautiful. You are very talented and I love your process.

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  84. The only thing that could have made this better is a video of the process. I love this card. There is dimension, texture, and layering along with those great embellishments. I love vintage! Fantastic job!

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  85. This is sooooo gorgeous!!! All those layers are fabulous and I love that yummy bow!

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  86. So gorgeous, love the colored and those amazing layers !

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  87. Gorgeous card with all the textures/layers. Stunning!

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  88. WOW!! Love the colors, texture, layers and the details you used. I love that pretty heart die.

    Thanks for creating and sharing your talents.

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  89. WOW your card is absolutely stunning!!

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  90. This is the prettiest card I have seen so far...loved it completely!!

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  91. WOWZERS! Beautiful creation, I especially love all the color splotches!

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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