Rainbow Valentine with Simon Says Stamp

February 9, 2020

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far! It's been a quiet & cold weekend over here in Minneapolis. We got some workouts in, and after that were mostly homebodies. That means I got some crafting time in!

Today I've got a card featuring some newer products from Simon Says Stamp, who happens to be celebrating 18 years in business! What an amazing feat! They've got a code for 18% off your order, which ends tonight at 11:59pm EST. All you have to do is throw some things from your wishlist in your cart, then use the code EGHTN845 in the promo code section when you checkout. Easy peasy! I grabbed a couple things that I needed...including a die for a stamp set that I want to use, and the Amsterdam titanium white fluid acrylic ink.

I've got a rainbow valentine that I started on Friday at craft night, and finished after my workout yesterday. It features the Rainbow Heart die, and the sentiment is from CZ Design Reverse Love sentiment strip pack. It was perfect, because I call Josh babe almost 100% of the time...and it was so nice just having the sentiments done for me. All I had to do was trim them down and mount with some foam tape. These are really perfect if you are short on time but want some amazing sentiment options!

To start I did all the diecutting with the Rainbow Heart. The heart die doesn't have a solid background, so I traced the negative on to matching white cardstock and fussy cut. I cut the rainbow layers 4 times: once from the rainbow colors, then tree times from white cardstock. I stacked & adhered everything with a Zig pen, then added shimmer to the rainbow layers with a Wink of Stella pen.

 Next I ink blended the background using distress oxide inks in Festive Berries & Tattered Rose. This is one of my favorite blending combos, especially for love themed cards. I diecut the blended background with the largest Stitched Rectangle die, then splattered it with watered down Titanium White acrylic paint.

I trimmed the sentiments down, then assembled everything to the front of an A2 white card base. I used lots of foam tape to adhered everything, as I like a lot of dimension to my cards. Then I finished by accenting with the Essentials: Crystals Mix in red, pink & clear. I use the jewels so much, but I really wanted the crisp & clear feel of the crystals on this card!

That is everything I have for you today! If you have any questions about my post today, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply.
Don't forget that the storewide 18% off sale ends tonight at Simon Says Stamp, so be sure to take advantage if you have some crafty items on your wishlist! Before you move along with your day, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends online!
Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

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