Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New Release at Simon Says Stamp: Hello Beautiful!

 Simon's newest release, Hello Beautiful, is now live!  You can see it HERE.

I was sent a new stencil called Mix and Match Squares, and made 2 cards with it today.

supplies: white cardstock, Simon's Mix and Match Squares stencil, tumbled glass oxide ink, Stylized Tulips die, mustard seed and mowed lawn distress ink and zig markers in yellow and green, Newton's Nook sentiment from Woodland Spring, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, adhesive foam squares to pop up tulip

I brushed some tumbled glass oxide ink through the stencil, trimmed it out with a wonky stitches die,  then embossed it to make it look nice and crisp.  I stamped my sentiment in the center of one of the lower squares, and then affixed that panel to a white card base.  Next I just cut out 2 sets of the stylized tulip, and used distress inks and markers to color them.  I left one tulip assembled, and punched out the details of the 2nd one, then glued it over the full design for a little extra detail.

For my 2nd card, I chose to blend some yellows and orange oxide inks  to make a background.

supplies: white cardstock, acetate, Simon's Detail Ringlet cover die, Mix and Match Squares stencil, (retired) Hello Sunshine Frame dies, oxide inks in squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin, and ripe persimmon, enamel dot, adhesive foam strips

I happened to have a panel of white cardstock that I had already run through my machine with the Detail Ringlet die, so I trimmed that a bit smaller than an A2 size, and then attached the new stencil and diagonally applied my oxide inks.  I used some of the same inks to color the sun and the word.  To finish I added a large glittery enamel dot to the sun.

I added a backing of acetate to the polaroid die-cut so that I could attach my sun, and then lifted it above the inked stencilled panel. The opening adds another square to the mix!

To see the whole release, please click HERE, and for ideas on how to use them, I hope you'll visit our Gallery HERE.  As always, we've planned blog hops for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, and an Instagram hop on Friday, March 5.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll hopefully see you again later this morning for my regular Simon Wednesday Challenge post.


Cindy C. said...

How delightful!

Lisa Elton said...

These are both terrific!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the look of that stencil, Lin - both embossed and atop the quilted background!!