Two Stamp Companies, Three Cards

Hi everyone,

Todays post is showcasing a stamp set collaboration from Simon Says Stamp and Clearly Besotted.  The name of the stamp is Magnificent Magnolia and I made three similar – yet different cards.


The cards all use the same stamp, placed in the same position, but the change in colors and the background make these cards very different.

First up, I have a water colored and ink blended card.


For the card background, I cut some plain, white cardstock out with the Simon Says Stamp Wonky Stitched die.  I then blended the background with Catherine Poolers Tiara and Tikki Torch inks.  I did some spatters with the Tikki Torch and set the panel aside to dry.

I stamped the magnolia on some watercolor cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Opaque White embossing powder.  I stamped some Coral Cabana, Rockin Red and Tiara on a stamp block and watered it down.  I painted with the Tiara first and then added the Coral Cabana and in the middle and Rockin Red for shadows.  It’s the second time I am actually “watercoloring” and not using watercolor markers, the more you practice this skill, the easier it gets.

For the leaves, I used Garden Party and Grass Skirt.  I used Garden Party for the shadows and Grass Skirt for everything else. I colored the center with Icing on the Cake from Catherine Pooler. I cut the flower out and attached it to my card panel with 3M foam tape.  I then stamped the “Hello” with Versamark and used my WoW embossing powder in Opaque White.

To finish off the card, I added some Nuvo Drops in Ripened Pumpkin.  I adhered my panel on to a side fold cardbase of 120lb cardstock.

For the next card, I stamped the image with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored it with my Copics and some colored pencils.  I have never tried this technique before and I really enjoyed it.  The Copics I used are RV 29, 25, 23 and 21 for the petals.  For the leaves, G14, G17 and G94. For the center, E52, E53 and E55.


To add some shading to the petals, I used Polychromos Light Red Violet 135, Pink Madder Lake 129 and Middle Purple Pink 125.  For the leaves, I used Permanent Green 266 and Hookers Green 159.

To Create the background, I used Simon Says Stamps Brush Strokes Message stamp set.  I stamped the strokes using Catherine Poolers Rose Petal and It’s a Girl.  I stamped some strokes once and some twice to get different shade levels.  I decided it needed splatters so I used the same shades I stamped with and CP’s Midnight ink.  I also added dots using Nuvo Glitter Markers in Raspberry and Golden Ochre.

I cut the panel out with MFT’s Blue Print Sketch #27.  I stamped the sentiment using the Midnight ink and cut it out with SSS Nested Banners dies.  I adhered everything on a card base using my E-Z Runner and this card was finished.

For my final card, Istamped the image on plain white cardstock using Ink on 3 Fadeout.  I colored the image using my Altenew Alcohol Markers and my Polychromos colored pencils.


For the leaves, I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen.  For the petals, I used Dusk, Desert Night, Persian Blue and Sapphire.  I used Buttercream and Paper Bag for the center.  I fussy cut the image out and then went on to my background.

For the background, I tried a new technique. I put Versamark reinker on a scrap piece of paper and watered it down.  I took an old brush that I was ok tossing away and painted stripes on the background.  I heat embossed using Rangers Liquid Platinum embossing powder and Simon Says Stamp Steel Navy embossing powder.  I cut the panel out using MFT’s Blueprint Sketch die #27.

I popped the floral image up with some 3M foam tape.  I used a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it onto a piece of scrap navy cardstock. I cut it out with Simon’s Nested Banner dies and adhered it with the 3M foam tape as well. I then used my E-Z Runner to attach the panel to my cardbase.

I know this is a really long post, but I really wanted to share the details of these cards, I am really happy with how they came out.

Enjoy your weekend!



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