19 May 2023

Simon Says Stamp | Dear Friend

Hello there, I hope you are well and having a good week! Today I have two cards to share with you using the new Caring Thoughts stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, which is out today as part of their Dear Friend release. It is such a cute set!

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For my first card, I started off by stamping the panda from the Simon Says Stamp Caring Thoughts Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped the image again but this time on to Altenew Masking Paper. I fussy cut around the image with scissors and placed it over the image on the panel. 

Using blending brushes, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. I removed the mask and coloured the image using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area for reference). I stamped the sentiment below, using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink

The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with foam tape. I then added a few white gel pen dots around the image, followed by black glaze pen on his eyes. 

For my next card, I stamped the dragon and caterpillar image on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. This time, I coloured the whole image with Copic Markers, blending blues in the centre to create a sky/background. 

The panel was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and heat set. 

It was cut into a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots to the image. 



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COPIC MARKERS: Panda - N10, N8, N6, N5, N3, N1, N0, 0/RV55, RV52. Branch - E59, E57, E55, E53. Leaves - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Dragon - V09, V17, V15, V12, V01/BG49, BG13, BG11. Flowers - YR27, Y17, Y15, Y13/V01, V000/G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Caterpillar - BG49, BG13, BG11. Background/sky - B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, 0. 

I have to say, it was lovely to just sit and colour these images! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend! 


  1. These are both so sweet! What a lovely stamp set and of course your colouring is amazing! Love the little white dot accents too, both as a background and on the animals. So cute!


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