Hey, hi! Welcome to the blog hop for Simon Says Stamp’s Good Luck Charm release! You’ve reached the last stop on the hop and I’m sure you’ve see a lot along the way to inspire and entice you to “add to cart”; I know I have! You should be arriving here from Cheiron Brandon’s blog, but if you’ve happened here by chance you can click back to the start of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp blog.
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On my first card I’ve combined a couple of products from the Good Luck Charm release with one from last month’s (To the Moon) And Back Again release.
I started by die cutting the Chinese Lantern Stem from watercolor paper and painting it. (I added some tape to the back of the lanterns to keep the negative die cut pieces in place. There are dies for a layer to adhere beneath but I preferred this simpler way.) After I set it aside to dry, I die cut the Nested Domed Arches from solid green cardstock and selected the size I liked best.
Next, I embossed a white cardstock card panel using the Exotic Vines embossing folder (from the And Back Again release) and trimmed it to fit behind the Domed Arches frame. I stamped the sentiment from the Spring Stems stamp set and trimmed it to a small strip. I adhered all the layers to a folded card base, including a piece of green gingham patterned paper from my stash. A few clear flat sequins finish the card.
My second card is made entirely with the Gnome Lucky stamp set and if I’d known how the card would end up I could have made it a single layer, but that would require forethought and that’s not my creative strong suit!
I stamped the outline stamp onto Neenah white cardstock with alcohol-ink-friendly ink and colored in the letters and gnome with Copic markers, giving the letters a fun pattern.
Then I stamped a background pattern using the solid shamrock stamp in the Gnome Lucky set. Again, with some masking and planning, this could be totally be a single layer card. I did actually incorporate a planning step that I usually skip, laying out sequins on the card panel to create a balanced pattern and removing them one at a time as I moved the shamrock stamp.
I fussy cut the stamped LUCKY image and adhered it to the card panel, then stamped the sentiment below with black ink.
As I mentioned, this is the last stop on the hop. As always, there is a specific Good Luck Charm gallery where all the projects from this release are posted and where we invite you to add your projects when complete.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment sections. The winners will be chosen and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, the 23rd of February. Winners must email SSS to claim his/her prize.
And here’s a cool thing! If you noticed on the header graphic, February 2022 marks the 20th birthday of Simon Says Stamp! Using the code YUM20 will get you a free 3×4 Birthday Cupcake stamp set with a purchase. (Offer expires 11:59 EST 2/20). You can shop the release here, and I’ve provided links below for each of the products used on today’s cards.
Blog Hop Order:
Norine Borys – You are here.