I Was Wondering...

...what inks played best with the Crafter's Companion Gamsol Blending Solution. So I did some experimenting. I gathered up all of the black ink pads I have (no small task, I have all of the inks) and stamped an image from Sheena Douglass' A Taste of India Henna Mango set in each black ink on a strip of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.

These are my results:

  • in the area that is circled, i dripped blending solution
  • where the pink is i blended Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencil with a blending stump saturated in blending solution
  • at the swirly tail, i swiped a clean saturated blending stump over the area
  • all inks were heat set before i began my experiment






available at the CC US webstore

available at the CC US web store 

available at the CC US web store


More With @simonsaysstamp August 2014 Card Kit





I used one of the Lil Inker stitched rectangles dies to create these 3 cards. The layout of all 3 is basically the same. I just love how simple a kit and a good set of dies can make cranking out some quick and easy cards.



Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit Reveal



The August card kit was revealed today at Simon Says Stamp. I got my hands on it a little early and I have had so much fun making cards with it. The kit is available now at Simon Says Stamp.



A Million Little Things

SN pens: IG1, Blender

I love this sentiment from Crafter's Companion Stamp-It Australia Imagine Friendship Sentiments stamp set. I paired it with Sheena Douglass' A Taste of India Henna Mango set. I used one of the motifs from that stamp set and stamped a random pattern in Memento Dandelion, Tangelo, Grape Jelly and Teal Zeal dye inks. I added a bit of shading to each motif with my lightest ice gray pen and faded it out with the blender, both from Spectrum Noir. I mounted it onto a bright orange card base and added the sentiment that I had die cut and layered onto the same orange cardstock.

Road Trip!

naturally, i smudged the sentiment
Tomorrow is a biiiiiig day, Simon Says Stamp is releasing some amazing products in their "This Is The Life" release. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of these goodies. And I'm hear to tell you, this release does not disappoint! Hold on to your pocket books! (does anybody still say "pocket book"?)

all supplies available at simon says stamp: