Hello! Today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the new Believe In You release from Simon Says Stamp. More on the hop below, but for now let’s jump into these two cards I made with the same basic design. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
ONE DESIGN TWO WAYS
I started by making the cupcake card. I stamped the cake from the Birthday Sweets set in Antique Linen Distress Ink on Arches cold-pressed watercolour card and watercoloured with Daniel Smith paints. I accented with coloured pencils and then die cut with the matching die. I added Stickles glitter glue to the frosting on the cake and then set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.
I watercoloured a loose peach background splattered with white gouache and then die cut with a Nested Circle die. I die cut a larger circle from Ivory card and foam mounted the watercoloured circle on top followed by the cupcake. I stamped the Scallop Waves Background in clear embossing ink on Desert Storm card attached a strip of patterned paper down one edge and foam mounted to an Ivory card base. I attached the focal point with more foam adhesive to the top left of the card.
For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting from the Birthday Sweets set in clear embossing ink on Black card and white heat embossed before trimming to a skinny banner and adding below the cupcake. I accented the card with Pink Orchid and Bubblegum Blush droplets as well as a sprinkling of sequins.
So there you have it two cards with one overall design. Do you have a favourite of the two?
I recently posted this card using three of the new dies – Sunflower Stem, Cosmos Stem and Daisy Stem along with a sentiment from the Thanks And Encouragement Word Mix set. Oh and there’s that Scallop Waves Background again – such a versatile stamp!
As mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Believe In You release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Laura’s blog, but if not, then a great place to start is the Simon Says Stamp Blog. In addition to the Tim Holtz Mini Distress Resist Spray offer (see below), there’s a $25 coupon being given away to every stop on the hop! Leave a comment below and Simon will choose winners over the weekend and post on the Simon blog on Wednesday, the 31st of July.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
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. Thank you! Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. 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