SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO

SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Hello friends! So excited to join today to Simon Says Stamp‘s new Sending Sunshine release! New products are really great and I am so happy I had the opportunity to create the cards with them. And I have two different cards to share with you today I made using the one stamp set as the main inspiration. All products are listed on this post with the affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you).

Simon  Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from blog comment section. The winners will be chosen over the weekend and post on Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. AND! WE have super interesting offer for you, yay!

Spring Coming Your Way Card

I can’t even tell you which one is my favorite, because I love them both! The first one is one layered card with tons of no-line pencil coloring. I like the fresh look and how everything turned out here.


SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I started with stamping the wreath from SSS Wreath Greetings stamp set in the white ink on the dark green card stock. And then I started to color all the leaves with pencils. I used Lyra watercolor pencils — colored with the white one and then with two shades of green over it. Okay, it wasn’t fast, but it didn’t take the ages to color — only two Flash series episodes LOL.

SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

As you can see I also colored the stems — it looks better and more natural. On the picture below you can see some step by step pictures. I like how it looks on the first step! I even thought to stop coloring after this stage.

SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

For the sentiment, I die cut word «spring» of the white card stock with SSS Four Seasons dies and adhered it to the ready card panel. The additional «coming your way» phrase from SSS Four Seasons Sayings stamp set is white heat embossed on the black skinny banner. I foam mounted it to the card so that it covers the word «spring» a little. And some clear sequins and drops as final details.

SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Summer Is Coming Card

Next card is about the summer. For the sentiments I used the same SSS Four Seasons dies and Four Seasons Sayings stamp set. The wreath is from the same SSS Wreath Greetings stamp set too. But here I played with new SSS Marilyn Full Card die, but used it as stencil. You can find the process video below.

SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I die cut the stencil of the masking paper with this die and used three Distress ink shades for blending: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover. I then applied Nuvo glimmer paste over it and removed the mask. But I made a mistake on this step. Masking paper becomes wet of all pastes and paints and it becomes hard to remove it. So the task is to make everything super fast. Or to apply a paste on the first third of the card panel and remove the masking paper a little. Then apply the paste on the next part and remove it and so on.

SSS May 2018 Release Blog Hop + VIDEO @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

The wreath is stamped in the black ink on Neenah card stock and cut with the matching dies. I colored the leaves with Copic markers. And of course some clear accents))

And here is the video for the second card:

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Subscribe to my channel, if you liked my video. Thank you and have a great hop!

Blog Hop List:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Amanda Korotkova

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Lisa Addesa

Suzy Plantamura

Anna Kossakovskaya — you are here!

May Sukyong Park — your next stop!

Heather Hoffman

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Gayatri Murali


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Comments (192)

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    Lauryne Cunningham 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful card tutorial with beautiful background music! I love how you did this background. You’ve inspired me to try it! Thank you for the video!

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    Denise Bryant 10 месяцев ago Reply

    So pretty! Love the card with the wreaths!

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    scrappyrat 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Oh wow! I am totally trying the pencil-on-black technique. Thank you so much for sharing your technique. It’s beautiful. I love Lyra pencils. I haven’t tried the watercolor ones but their regular ones blend better than any I’ve tried.

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    Stacey 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Very cute, love the pencil coloring and the copics!

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    Megan N 10 месяцев ago Reply

    The coloring on the dark cardstock is so striking!

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    Patty Eifert 10 месяцев ago Reply

    These cards are both awesome, but I do love your no-line pencil colored card the best!!

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    jennifer 10 месяцев ago Reply

    I really love the green wreath on black — so realistic. striking!

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    Miriam Prantner 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Love, love, love these cards! Gorgeous paste application on the first card and I absolutely adore the coloring on the second!

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    DUMONTIER Marjorie 10 месяцев ago Reply

    You’ve made a wonderful set of cards !!

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    Sonia W 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Beautiful cards !! Love the bright colors

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    Vicky C 10 месяцев ago Reply

    Stunningly beautiful cards! Love them both! The colouring on the first card is amazing, and love the shimmer on the second card. It seemed so difficult to remove that mask, but the results are stunning!

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    Connie 9 месяцев ago Reply

    Lovely cards! The blue flowers at the beginning were especially pretty.

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