Are you ready for summer? The new Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp has just gone live and is packed with fun products to have you crafting all summer long! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Let’s take a look at what is included in the new release.
I was drawn to the Beachy Waves cling background stamp. A while ago I created a card by freehand drawing lines of masking fluid and then watercolouring. I can say that this card I made in a similar style is a lot easier to create! When I first saw the Beachy Waves stamp, I thought it would be the lines that you would stamp leaving large open areas to colour, and I planned to white heat emboss these and then watercolour over the top. However, it is, in fact, the reverse with large areas of red rubber to ink up and leaving the white lines. This leaves it open for lots of fun techniques.
Many moons ago the wonderful Shari Carroll talked me through inking up a stamp with a large surface area and then spritzing with water to give a faux watercolour look. I had great fun with this Beachy Waves stamp and this technique. I used a stamp positioning tool so that I could stamp each area in turn. I inked up the sea with Salty Ocean, Pine Needles and Broken China Distress Inks, wiped away any stray ink from the sun and sky and then spritzed with water and stamped onto Hot Pressed watercolour card.
I then repeated the process for the sun using Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks. Finally, I stamped my last layer with a touch of Tumbled Glass for the sky. I enjoyed playing around with letting the Squeezed Lemonade of the sun spread rays into the sky and also added a few yellow sunlight reflections in the sea too. I stamped this scene, again and again, experimenting with everything from a distinct globe of the sun in a blue sky with no yellow reflections in the sea to the other extreme with lots of bleeding of the colours and lots of yellow in the sea. This was my favourite piece with a little bleeding of the colours and just a few sunlight reflections. I’ve been debating whether to say what my youngest son said about too much yellow in the sea … but I am sure you can guess the humour of a 14-year-old boy … I finished the watercolour with a good splattering of sparkling Perfect Pearls solution, and when dry I die cut the panels with a Wonky Rectangle.
For the sentiment, I combined a white die cut “miss you!” using the letters from the Miss You Block – this block looks great die cut as a stand-alone banner but I didn’t want to cover up too much of the sun so chose to use just the letters which I foam mounted. I added a complementary sentiment from the Vacation Time set stamped in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and adding with more foam adhesive.
Check out the whole of the Good Vibes release here at Simon Says Stamp.
Finally, here’s a sneak peek of a card I have coming up using the Strangeness stamp set. This post will be part of a blog hop on Friday. I hope you’ll call by then to take part.
I have two sets of the new products I used today and so I’m giving one set away!
Leave a comment below by 11.59pm 30 June telling me how you are preparing for crafting on the go this summer and I will pick a winner at the beginning of July.
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