Hi there, I hope you’re having a wonderful day!
Simon Says Stamp’s Celebrate You release is live today and I’m loving this sentiment set from CZ Designs. This dad sentiment is such a nice balance of bold, clean, and simple!
This sentiment is the largest from the Parental Props stamp set which has, as you can guess by the name, a selection of mom and dad sentiments. Here I’ve combined it with a background I made using the Amazing stamp set which was part of a Simon Says Stamp card kit a couple of months ago, and which is available for individual purchase.
I started by using Wow! Embossing Pad and white Hero Arts embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment onto a small panel of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. Then I used foam blending tools to blend on Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks to create a gradient effect at a slight diagonal. When I finished inking and blending, I used a clean paper towel to gently wipe away any ink that was sitting on top of the heat embossing.
While the panel was drying, I worked on the background which is an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White. I used a selection of round stamps from the Amazing set and randomly stamped them using the same two ink colors. I ended up stamping three panels before I ended up with one that felt like it had the right balance of colors and white space. It’s funny how subjective that can be. I’m sure if I looked at the other panels right now, they both would feel right ;p
To assemble the card, I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment panel and then adhered it to the stamped panel which I then adhered to an A2-sized card base.
I’ll have another card to share using a mom sentiment in a couple of days so I hope I’ll see you then!
Thanks so much for visiting!