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.
Watch below or in HD on YouTube.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D