Sunday, April 26, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts 4 Ways!

Hello there!
This weekend I played with the latest
Talk about SUPER versatile!!

Let's get to it shall we...

#1. Get your favorite ink color and get inky
(You can get a little fancy too and create an ombre effect like I did below)

I actually used the Hero Arts Ombre ink Pink to Red

I took it a step further and used the
to create a fun frame for a shaker card!

I used Lawn Fawn's Finley's ABCs die to cut cork letters
and used Lawn Fawn's wood veneer for the "O."
I thought it a little plain so I added my own little banner
from the scrap piece of cork I couldn't bare to throw away!
I stamped it in StazOn from Lawn Fawn's Love 'n Breakfast set.
I just loved the little heart dotted "I."
Found a new challenge to enter
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday Challenge

#2. Create a tone on tone look with colored cardstock and similar colored ink.

and inked the background stamp with 
Hero Arts Shadow inks in Grape Juice and Passion Flower.
I had a request from a friend to make a photo shaker card for his wife.
I used Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese polaroid die and cut it out
5 times on 110lb white cardstock, stacked and glued them together.
The photo was glued to the back of the stacked die cuts.
I then cut one more polaroid and added acetate paper, filled with sequins
and glued to the top.
(if there are requests I could make a video! ;o)
Stamped the sentiment and added Lawn Trimmings to complete the look.

Next up...

#3.  White heat emboss and play with watercolors!

After inking up the background stamp with Versamark ink
I sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set.
Then I got out my watercolors!
I'm totally in LOVE with my Gansai Tambi 36 color water set!
It has a beautiful rose gold color that I just swept across the card 
from side to side, putting the heaviest of color at the top.
I wanted the bottom of the card to have a similar shimmer
so I dipped the brush in this pearlescent color...
talk about GORGEOUS!!!
(check out stampnhi on Instagram to see it in action)
I kept it simple by die cutting letters from 
Lawn Fawn's Cole's ABCs
in DCWV Glitter Matstack (my favorite glitter paper of all time!)
This will be entered in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge too
since it's pretty Clean and Simple.
The sentiment below is from Lawn Fawn's Penelope's Blossoms inked in 
Lawn Fawn's Hippo ink.

Finally...thanks for hanging in there...

#4. Create a scene!

Again I white heat embossed, but this time I wanted the concentration of hearts
towards the bottom so I did a little masking and sort of reverse stamped from bottom
of panel to top, leaving a little space for the sentiment.
The sentiment is Hero Arts/Basic Grey Be Silly and added
"MOM" with Hero Arts CL492 Typewriter Letters.
I thought it matched perfectly!

I actually stamped out the flower from 
Hero Arts Hello Flowers and masked with 
Fineline Masking Fluid before using
distress inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.
**Note to self...don't peel the masking fluid right after inking with distress inks
it peeled my paper and I hit myself on the forehead thinking...duh...
let the ink dry first...sheesh!
So to fix it I just restamped the flower using Hero Arts Ombre inks in 
Butter to Orange for the flower and Mint to Green for the leaves,
fussy cut and adhered...can't tell right?!

Versatile right?!
There's so many techniques and designs to create with this fun
background.  I hope it's inspired you!

A few days ago (ok about a week ago...sorry)
I had a giveaway
The lucky commenter of some bloggy goodies...

Shawna Standish!
(please e-mail me your address so I can send the goodies!)

Mahalo for stopping by!!


  1. You are one talented creative card-maker, Niki! Love each one of them and how you made it all on your own designs and takes! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! WOW!

  2. Wow wow wow!! You have been busy!! These are GORGEOUS!! I love the colors!!!!!!!!!

  3. LOVE how you used these falling hearts.. you are on a roll.. all of these are gorgeous.. awesome designing.

  4. Absolutely love all of the different ways you showcased the Falling Hearts background stamp! And congrats to the winner :)!

  5. Ok, you just tipped me over - I NEED that stamp now, lol! Fabulous designs!
    Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn x

  6. What a great post! I love the ombre look with the hearts. I'm also a Gansai watercolor fan. A recent vacation prevented me from commenting much or reading everyones' posts so I'm catching up now. I'm enjoying your posts.

  7. All your cards are beautiful!!! I love them you can't go wrong with gold pink and hearts your mos will absolutely love them.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #155 “Mothers Day” Challenge. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend.
    DIANA L.

  8. I really enjoyed your post and I absolutely adore the look of your third card! The colours are just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your cards with the world and happy craftting ;o) Maike


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