26 June 2020

Simon Says Stamp | Send Happiness

Hello there, the new Send Happiness collection from Simon Says Stamp releases today and I have a card to share with you using the new Lil' Critters: Boston Terrier Die, who looks exactly like Simon!

I started off by creating the background so that it had time to dry. I first die cut a panel of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper using the second largest in the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies set. Using blending brushes, I then blended on Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Broken China and Speckled Egg (love the new colour by the way!). I then splattered on some water and set it aside to dry.
I took the Simon Says Stamp Lil' Critters: Boston Terrier Die and die cut it three times - once from white cardstock, once from Hero Arts Chestnut Cardstock and once from Tonic Gloss Black Cardstock (for the eyes and nose). I blended on a little Tim Holtz Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the outsides of the brown layer and a little Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink to the white pieces. To assemble the dog, I adhered the pieces on to white printer paper using liquid glue and then cut out with scissors, trying to cut away some of the paper from the back so that it will not show at the front.
I then took the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp & CZ Design Emphatic Stamp Set and stamped it on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was then cut in to a strip using the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies. I adhered the background piece flat to a white A2 card base with tape runner and then added the sentiment strip on top with foam tape. The dog was then added on top with more foam tape.

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.
I hope you will check out the rest of the release. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. It's absolutely adorable! Love the gorgeous blue backdrop (I'll make a note of that blend 💙). He looks so super cute sitting there! Xx


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