23 April 2020

Simon Says Stamp | Sunny Days Ahead

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the new Tulips Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp's Sunny Days Ahead Release, which is out today. What a great name for a release during these difficult times. Sunny days are ahead, we will get through this! Great news also, Simon Says Stamp have started shipping again with precautions in place and limited staff. Still expect delays, but it is great that they have been able to reopen.

I started off my card by stamping the Simon Says Stamp Tulip Background Stamp on to a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper (the smooth side) using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then coloured the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I added a small amount of colour from the pen and then used a paint brush and water to move the colour out. I did add a few layers for depth of colour but kept it very basic. Once dry, it was then cut out using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.
The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with thin foam tape. I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp You Die from Simon Says Stamp Lavender Cardstock three times. On the top one, I applied Tim Holtz Wilted Violet Distress Ink, concentrating the colour at the bottom. They were then all stacked up using liquid glue and adhered to the card.
I took the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp Set and stamped it on to Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins.

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
ZIG CLEAN COLOR REAL BRUSH PENS: Purple tulips - 083 Lilac, 080 Violet. Pink tulips - 200 Sugared Almond Pink, 027 Dark Pink. Peach tulips - 071 Flesh Color. Leaves - 045 Pale Green, 041 Light Green. Background - 036 Light Blue.
This is such a pretty stamp and I think would look great coloured with lots of different mediums. I hope you will check out the rest of the Sunny Days Ahead collection, it is a fabulous release! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I very much appreciate it. Hope you have a lovely sunny day!


  1. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the ZIGS you colored it with...I look forward to using them on a floral card soon.

  2. This is simply gorgeous Michelle, and very cheerful for these times we all find ourselves in. I hope you're keeping well.


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