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SSS June 2018 Release Blog Hop

SSS June 2018 Release Blog Hop @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Hello friends! So excited to join today to Simon Says Stamp‘s new Good Vibes release! New products are really great and full of summer fun and I am so happy I to be invited to this blog hop. I created a pair of CAS cards using one stamp set. 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 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.

I found Summer Cuddly Critters stamp set in my package, and I had the idea to make something flat and bright. I used masking paper to create the front panels with the colorful cluster. I also allowed the images to go beyond the blended backgrounds — it adds more dynamics to the cards.

SSS June 2018 Release Blog Hop @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

I started with stamping the cat and dog with the accessorizes from Summer Cuddly Critters stamp set on Neenah solar white card stock in black ink. I then stamped the same images on the masking paper and fussy cut them. I adhered the masks over the stamped on the front panel images.

SSS June 2018 Release Blog Hop @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Next step was to mask the front panels’ edges. I cut out the wide stripes of masking paper and adhered them to the card stock. I then blended the backgrounds with Distress inks. To make the waves on the card with the dog, I die cut the waves border with MFT Ocean Waves die-namics. When the blending was finished, I removed the masking paper.

SSS June 2018 Release Blog Hop @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

Now it’s Copic markers turn. I colored the critters with them and added some white blinks and accents with the white gel pen. I then stamped the sentiments (for the cat’s card I used the phrase from Vacation Time stamp set).

SSS June 2018 Release Blog Hop @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

And the last step was to add some textures. I made large and small dots with Copic markers of the matching to the background colors. And some white dots. I like the look they add!

Have a great day and good luck!

SSS June 2018 Release Blog Hop @akossakovskaya #cardmaking #simonsaysstamp

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Nichol Spohr

Nina-Marie Trapani

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amanda Korotkova

Suzy Plantamura

Kathy Racoosin

Anna Kossakovskaya — you are here

Bibi Cameron — your next stop

Elena Salo

Heather Hoffman

Gayatri Murali

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Comments (195)

  • Lisascreativeniche 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Fabulous coloring!

  • Darlene Fellows 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Love your cards, simple but such fun. :)

  • Gab 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Really great cards …. I love your masked panels

  • Sandy M 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Those little critters are adorable! Love your gorgeous cards!

  • DUMONTIER Marjorie 5 месяцев ago Reply

    How cute and fun are these two critters !!!
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  • Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) 5 месяцев ago Reply

    These cards are so cute! And really beautiful colouring too.

  • Kim Vogt 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Love the cards!

  • Linnea Sundstrom 5 месяцев ago Reply

    those critters are so cute. luv the «sparkly» backgrounds!

  • Heike 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Love your dog he is too cute.

  • Kit A 5 месяцев ago Reply

    I love these summer critters. Your cards are quite cute.

  • Amy Cooley 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Sweet cards! I love these fun new summertime stamps!

  • D.Ann C 5 месяцев ago Reply

    I love what you did with these and that kitty mermaid is TOO fun!!

  • Mandalj 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Great cards! I like how you masked the backgrounds. The dog and cat are coloured beautifully!

  • Denise Mlady 5 месяцев ago Reply

    I like how you went outside the masked off area with the stamps. Your details really make the cards come to life.

  • Margery C 5 месяцев ago Reply

    Fun summer card. Great coloring.

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