Simon Says Stamp – Crafty Friend
I’ve had this card in the hopper for a while, but it just kept getting pushed to the back for challenge projects. I’m glad to finally get to post it, because I really love it! This was from the February 2018 Simon Says Kit, and it was the first thing that came into my head when I saw the stamp set, Crafty Friend. Lookie:
GOJUS! I had a particular crafty friend in mind for this, and now that I finally managed to get this up on the blog I can send it to her!
I originally stamped the paint tubes using Versafine Onyx black, but after I had taken the watercolors included in the kit and painted the streams of paint flowing out of the tubes I wanted the tubes to look shiny and it was too late to heat emboss it. So I used a Sakura Clear Glaze pen to completely cover the tubes.
I did end up heat embossing the greeting with clear EP. I cut the watercolor piece out using Tim Holtz’s Stitched Rectangles dies because I thought it looked really artsy. Those are on sale right now on the Sizzix site, linked up below.
I added the sequins that are actually retired Stampin’ Up! In Color sequins from a few years back that were amazing matches for those paint colors which I think just elevates the card incredibly.
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