Monday, August 14, 2017

Wonky Rainbow Hearts

I die cut and layered some die cut Simon Says Stamp Wonky Hearts with paint chips...these dies make for some some sweet, fun hearts...
I layered the hearts and adhered to a card that had the Simon Says Stamp Grid Background stamp stamped with versamark and clear embossed for some texture.  I added a sentiment stamped in black and clear embossed, cut into a strip and adhered behind both the blue and purple hearts. Added a few enamel dots.   Here's a close up...
Hearts and rainbows...LOVE!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Be Yourself

I made today's card based on the CAS(E) this Sketch layout from last week and some older adorable Lawn Fawn Turtle stamps and dies I have had on my desk for A WHILE and wanted to play with!...
 I stamped, embossed and die cut the turtles, then colored.  I layered them, and then put them between two embossed and raised panels that I had diagonally cut to fit these cuties!!  I added the Simon sentiment stamped on the top panel before adhering everything together.  Here's a close up...
I really love these little turtles, they are sooo cute!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words Blog Hop

 As the new school year is upon us, Simon Says Stamp's new release, Encouraging Words, is giving us an opportunity  to help encourage not only teachers and students,  but each other...with words!  I am joining some amazing artists to showcase the stamps, dies, and other new products from this sweet new release!  If you are following the hop, you should have come here from 
Lynn Brandyberry's blog! 
A list of all the participants is at the end of my post. 

One of the dies from the new release, Kindness Matters, is one die with two simple, but powerfully encouraging words, and Simon has made these words-made-die in a wonderful, kind of whimsical way!!  I LOVE dies...and LOVE sentiments... so I made two cards to share with you, using this die.   The sentiments  are cut from the same paper, with two different layouts and looks.  I used strips of colored cardstock attached to copy paper, then die cut the "kindness matters" from the colored strips...  


I die cut the words three times from white cardstock, layered, then adhered the colored die cut cardstock over the white layers.  I embossed the sentiment die onto a piece of white cardstock, then adhered the colored, layered letters onto the white embossed cardstock letters.  I stamped the card panel  with the Simon You Matter Background stamp in Simon Fog ink.  I thought this stamp went perfectly with this die!!  I didn't quite ink the whole stamp, for a faded stamped look around the corners.  I layered a couple layers  of the outline of the die UNDERNEATH the stamped panel for depth.  Here's a closeup of the letters...


The second card, I used a black stamped background to showcase simply the words without the frame...

 I stamped the Simon Stepping Stones background stamp with versa mark and clear embossed.  I used one of the die cut "kindness matters" as a template for placement of the letters...only adhering one of each letter for positioning, at first, then adhering all the other layers after the first ones were positioned.  I finished by simply using a few enamel dots to accent the colored letters.  Here's a close up...
Oh what incredible fun!!  Make sure you check out all the inspiration from all the hop participants!!  
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter at each stop on today's blog, WOW, so make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win!!!  The winners will be announced on the Simon Blog on Tuesday!
If you started at the beginning of the hop, I'm the last stop.  If you started somewhere in between, the next stop is back at the top of the hop lineup, at the Simon Blog .  
HOP ORDER:
                                        Lisa Addesa    <--- YOU ARE HERE
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Monday, July 31, 2017

Gold, Black and White Thank You

I made a card using an old Memory Box die, Meadow Leaf, with black and gold, and white cardstock (I'm loving this color combo!), to make a thank you card...
I die cut the leaves from black cardstock a few times, layering underneath the main panel a couple times.  I EMBOSSED a piece of gold cardstock with the die, and adhered that to the bottom of all the layers.  Just a note...in case you're wondering WHY EMBOSS the gold instead of simply putting a piece of gold cardstock underneath??  I am all about the littlest of details that make a card look a little more special.  Below...the first panel EMBOSSED, the second NOT EMBOSSED.  Notice there is some cool raised definition SHOWING with the embossed gold...just a slight detail that adds so much to a simple card...
 The sentiment is Papertrey Ink, stamped with Versamark and gold embossed.  I also textured the panel with an impression plate and die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle. I don't know if you can tell from this pic, but it looks kind of "leathery"...liked just a little texture on the black panel for added interest...
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Inspired Hexagon Birthday

Another card made with the Simon Says Stamp Perfect Shapes dies, and Thoughtful Messages stamp set...
I wasn't sure how to best use the hexagons for a card, so I googled hexagon art, and found the pic below...IN LOVE!!...
I used one large gold hexagon on the bottom, then 2 large black hexagons minus their middles, then used 2 layered smaller white hexagons on the top of the black layered hexagon...yes, a lot of die cut hexagons...but it goes fast!!  I stamped the one sentiment and clear embossed, then stamped the "happy" with versa mark and gold embossed.  
 Here's a pic of the die cut gold, white and black hexagons, and up in the right corner, you can see that I used washi tape to tape the nested hexagons together so all the hexagons would be die cut identically...
 Here's a close up of the hexagons and the sentiment...
Not sure I'm ready to put these dies away, yet...having too...much...FUN!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa