Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

I have a monthly video feature, Doodling With Debby, on the Simon Says Stamp blog and I’m sharing here too in case you missed it. I have had a lot of requests for quick and easy cards, and I hope today’s two cards, which use a spotlight of ink blended background to draw the eye to the cute critter focal point, fit the bill. I’m going to be using three main products for these cards – the cute critters from the Hello There set, the large cling mounted background Deco Diamonds and the Leafy Frame stencil. All three products have just been released as part of the Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

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Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

For my first card, I stamped the large background Deco Diamonds set in Clear Embossing Ink on Neenah Solar White 80lb card, sprinkled with White Heat Embossing Powder and heat set. I blended a combination of Rosie Cheeks, Melon and Duckling inks and the heat embossed lines resisted the ink to reveal a beautiful pattern. I splattered the panel with a solution of Perfect Pearls to give sparkly droplets among the lines of the pattern.

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

I die cut the panel with a Nested Circle die and then set that aside while I worked on the rest of the card. The new Hello There set has a bunch of cute critters with the original theme of the tin can and string telephone system that I had fun playing with as a child. However, I decided to keep these cards simple and so used just one cute critter on each card. I thought the cat looked like he was waving and would be the perfect companion to the Hello There sentiment. I stamped the cat in Intense Black Ink and coloured with Copic markers before fussy cutting.

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

For the sentiment, I stamped the Hello There in Clear Embossing Ink on Black card, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat set before trimming to a banner and cutting one edge at an angle.

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

I compiled the card using foam adhesive to attach the elements to a Neenah Solar White 110lb card base. I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to the cat’s ears and nose and coated the nose with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I added Neat & Tangled Sherbet and Darice sequins followed by Nuvo drops in Bubblegum Blush and Simply White. I paired the card with a Gina K Coral Reef envelope which pulled out the tones of the card perfectly.

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

For my second card, I worked on the same design elements as my first card, but this time I used the Leafy Frame stencil for the ink blended spotlight circle. I blended Seafoam and Laurel Green inks over the stencil on a panel of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card. I splattered the panel with a solution of Perfect Pearls and also added a few paint splatters. I then die cut a piece from the panel with a Nested Circle.

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

For this card, I used the cheeky monkey from the Hello There set and stamped him in Intense Black Ink on Neenah Solar White 80lb Card before colouring with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out.

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

For the sentiment, I again stamped the Hello There greeting in Clear Embossing Ink on Black card, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder, heat set and trimmed to a banner with an angled end.

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

I compiled the card as before, only this time I added May Arts Twine for the monkey to hang on to. I adhered the twine to the back of the circle with tape and then used a glue dot on the back of the monkey’s paw to hold so he would hold on to the twine. I accented this card with sequins from Little Things From Lucy’s Cards and Darice along with Nuvo Duck Egg Blue droplets and paired the card with a Gina K Fresh Asparagus envelope.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

SSS HELLO THERE set
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SSS HELLO THERE
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SSS HELLO THERE Wafer Dies
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SSS LEAFY FRAME Stencil
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SSS DECO DIAMONDS Background
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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SSS MELON Dye Ink
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SSS DUCKLING Dye Ink
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SSS SEAFOAM Dye Ink
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SSS LAUREL GREEN Dye Ink
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Neat and Tangled SHERBET Sequin Mix
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Darice 8MM CRYSTAL Sequins
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Tonic BUBBLEGUM BLUSH GLOSS Nuvo…
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Tonic GLOSS SIMPLY WHITE Nuvo Crystal…
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Tonic DUCK EGG BLUE Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo 947N
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL…
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Copic Markers
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON 24 Pack A2…
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Gina K Designs AUTUMN RAINBOW 24 Pack…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith DEBBY’S…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI-STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING STORAGE…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

Spotlight ink blending, cute critters handmade cards by Debby Hughes using Simon Says Stamp products. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/05/video-spotlight-ink-blended-backgrounds/

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