Friday, 4 November 2016

Simon Says Stamp - You are loved

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
A huge thank you for all the comments on my last post & video...You guys rock ! 

I wanted to share with you a card I made today using a fab stamp set & die from Simon Says Stamp 
called You. 
Simon Says Stamp YOU Craft Die S146 Preview Image
They are sold separately but as you can see they work perfectly together. 
As always I have linked below all products used. 
I also wanted to give my new Clarity Stencil Brushes a whirl. 
If you haven't tried these then you HAVE too !! they give AMAZING ink blending which is soft (you can easily build it up) and no marks like the ink blending tools leave sometimes...don't get me wrong I still love my ink blending tools but these brushes will make things SO much easier, they are slightly expensive but definitively worth it.  
Anyway onto the card.
I used the stamp set and arranged it onto my misti to create a background stamp effect onto some Neenah card, and then heat embossed using Simon's White Fine Detail Embossing powder.
This is another way to get more out of your sentiment sets and can be done in so many different ways. 

I then used Clarity Stencil Brushes to swirl over Simon's Dye Ink in the following colour's- 
Island Blue
Coral Reef
I die cut the panel out using a stitched rectangle die from MFT Blueprints 29 set. 

I then used the You die to die cut some Neenah 3 times and then heat embossed one  twice using Fine detail gold embossing powder. I then adhered this on top of the two other dies to give it some dimension. 
For the sentiment "are loved" I heat embossed it using the same white detail embossing powder onto some Kraft card and trimmed it to fit against the die cut. 
I felt it still needed something, so I die cut a circle of vellum and trimmed the edge and adhered it to the panel with the sentiment die and strip on top. 
I used an A2 top folding card base to adhere this all too and finished the whole thing off with a gold heart from Pretty Pink Posh. 
This card would be perfect to send to so many different people, and I love how different the inks look when used with the brushes. 
I hope I have inspired you to try something slightly different with your sentiment sets. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day ! 

Happy Crafting 



  1. Tracy I just LOVE this, love the stamps and die. Wish it wasn't so expensive to purchase and ship to Australia I would love to buy from here. Did once or twice but cost me a fortune with the different rates..oh well, just dream hey...xx

  2. So very elegant Tracy. Stunning creation. Have a great weekend lovely!Lainexx

  3. This is both gorgeous and inspirational...I love the idea of using the word stamps as a background, I love the soft shading of the ink and I love the gold heat embossing of the 'you' die cut. It's an absolutely beautiful card and I think I need to try all of these fab ideas :-)Big hugs, Kat xx

  4. Gorgeous card and love the way the colours blend together


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