Simon Says Stamp And Back Again Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi crafty friends, so super excited to be a part of Day 2 of the And Back Again Blog Hop Day 2. These 2 days are packed with amazing inspiration. If you missed Day 1 of the blog hop head over to Simon Says Stamp for some fantastic inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for your chance to win a prize.

Free Gift: Check out this amazing free die you receive with any purchase, all you need to do is use code GNOMIE at Simon Says Stamp.

Using distress water color cardstock I created a very soft background usuing Antique Linen and Speckled egg. I always create my backgrounds in layers drying in between using my heat tool. After it was completely dry I stamped Ledger Script using hickory smoke archival ink.

After I went over the stencil with crackle paste I worked on adding on distress embossing glaze. I did work really fast and managed to get it before the paste started drying. The colors I used are all on the supply list below.

I die cut the gorgeous Clustered leaves die from the To The Moon rlse using Bazzil vellum and for the sending smiles die I die cut the sentiment using glitter cardstock and the background with black kraft-stock which I sanded down to show off the kraft underneath.

I roughed up all the edges using the distress tool and blended on vintage photo.

I popped up the panel on a sheet of kraft-stock which I sanded down to show the kraft paper in random spots. Really love this paper…it is quickly turning into my favorite cardstock. Glued down the vellum clustard leaves and the sentiment on top using foam tape.

Simon Says Stamp has an amazing gallery packed full of amazing inspiration. Here is a link to all the Simon Brand Galleries and here’s the link to the new To the Moon and Back Again Release. Please don’t forget to add your amazing projects to the gallery to share with others….:)


Simon Says Stamp is also giving away a $25 gift certificate at every stop along the hop from the comment sections! Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win. SSS will announce the winners on their blog on Wednesday January 26th.

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Hope you like my step by step. You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below: click on the picture and it will take you directly to the product. If purchased through the link provided I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate all your amazing support. Looking forward to sharing many more projects and techniques including my favorite .. mixed media.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. Hope you will subscribe to my blog for future posts. See you again soon with another crafty make.


130 thoughts

  1. How could you NOT smile when you see that gorgeous crackled background! It turned out beautifully and is a great background to make the sentiment pop! Thanks for your inspiration!

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