28 May 2020

Simon Says Stamp | Crafty Friends Rule

Hello there, long time no see! I am so sorry for the break but I am back today to share a few cards using the new CZ Design US of Craft-ay stamp set from the new Crafty Hugs release over at Simon Says Stamp. This is such a fun set, filled with cute art/craft related images and lots of fun sentiments.

I have three cards to share with you, all using the same basic design. I really love the cute little ruler in the set and the 'crafty friends rule' sentiment, so I based my design around them.
For the first two, I first stamped the ruler from the CZ Design US of Craft-ay Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured them with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below but the images are so small that not much shading was required). I then fussy cut them out with scissors, leaving a small white border.
I took A2 white card bases and stamped the sentiment on to the front of them using the Mini MISTI for placement. I then opened the card base up and masked off the top back of the card base using Post-It Tape. I placed the Simon Says Stamp Extra Large Dots Stencil on to the front panel and secured in place with more Post-It Tape.
I then blended on Distress Inks. For the aqua card, I used Peacock Feathers and for the purple one, I used Wilted Violet. I focussed the colour towards the top of the card bases, blending down to white. I removed the stencil and tape and then adhered the rulers on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the hearts.  
While I was making the aqua card, I wasn't sure initially if I wanted the ink blending to only stay in the top portion of the card, or go all the way to the bottom, so I did one of each. For this one I blended the colour all the way to the bottom of the card base, still concentrating the darker colour at the top.

Which design do you like best? The first two or the last one? I do like both but being a fan of white space, I think I like the first two a little more!

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.
COPIC MARKERS: Rulers - C3, C1. Hearts - BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10/V09, V17, V15, V12.
I am looking forward to using the set again with a lot of the other craft/art supplies images. I hope that you will check out the rest of the Crafty Hugs release. Thanks so much for stopping by. See you later for my Clearly Besotted Teaser. Have a good day!

1 comment:

  1. I like them all! I'm not going to pick :-) Brilliant CAS cards, pretty colours too, especially love Peacock Feathers. What a great set that is 😍 xx


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