OK the editing is done and the video is uploaded! If you missed my First Impressions/Release & Review video on Simon's Love release you can check out that post here:
I couldn't resist inking up and watercoloring the new Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Background stamp and making a card with it:
I decided to be a little "extra" and stamped the background onto Canson XL watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I say "extra" because it requires stamping multiple times (so a stamp platform is a huge help - you could lay the stamp face up and ink it like I've shown a lot in the past. I chose not to even try that though since I was using the Versafine ink and I tend to get WAY to messy using that method). I was able to get a REALLY crisp image of this background on the watercolor paper, and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder so it's all raised and glossy.
I used some Daniel Smith watercolors (Opera Pink, Quinacridone Rose, Hooker's Green, Neutral Tint and New Gamboge) to watercolor in the panel. Honestly you could use anything - Distress Inks would look fabulous. As would any other watercolor or marker like Tombows or Zigs. I was just in the mood for the Daniel Smith watercolors tonight ;).
The sentiment is the new Here for You wafer die - I am loving this new font SSS is adding to their wafer die sentiments (and y'all know I love me some sentiment wafer dies - I can never have enough). I stacked it 3 times and backed it with a piece of vellum that I'd die cut with one of the SSS Nested Hearts wafer dies.
I added some Studio Katia Cupids Kiss Crystals that were included in the SSS February Card Kit - they're subtle on such a busy background but they add a little somethin' somethin'.
I finished off the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Handwritten Love set that was released last month and that was it!
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <-----click!
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