Sunday, July 31, 2016

Virginia's Die Hard Series-Vented Star

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Hello friends! 
I am getting back to "Virginia's Die Hard Series" again.
This time, I am using a simple yet super versatile die.
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I have no rule about picking certain dies for my series. All I know is, the Vented Star Wafer Die "speaks to me"! If you continue to read/see the following, you'll totally understand. 

Today is the last day to get this die for $6.99 $5.24 (shop here).
Use the code SSSFLASH while you check out with all of the Simon Says Stamp purchase.
Here are a few ways of using this die. 

1. use the die as a stencil
though we live apart....
 Noticed the yellow star (on the top left and right bottom)? I used the die as a stencil and applied my favorite yellow ( Duckling ) and stamped the rest of the design with Seeing Star Stamp set.
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2. use the die for inlaid design
you're a star

I created a colorful background with the embossed paper (that comes with August Card Kit). I made the die cue and also made a white one. I picked up the white pieces and put it back to the star like a puzzle. There's the inlaid design!
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3. use the negative die

 I made a die cut and then cut out the outlines of the die. This is a great way to stretch your die to create an embellishment. I utilized the brightness of alcohol inks and made it the STAR of my design. 
you're a star!

Once I inked up the colorful paper with alcohol inks, I made the die cut and followed the outlines to create this star-studded design.
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Here is the one die, three ways group photo.

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This concludes this Virginia's Die Hard Series (for now). I may have more ideas!!?
 Do you have a favorite? I like the 3rd/last one the best.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Sale alert--->summer flash sale!!
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For example, a SSS clear stamp set is now $15.99 $12!
Code: SSSFLASH (ends on 31st)
 Don't forget the sales aisle---> here (those Jillybean sequins are my favorite!!)

LAST day today...tick tock. 
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit -Take 1!

Hello friends!
Are you seeing stars?
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I am popping in with a post about my August Card Kit projects.
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This kit may look patriotic and American, but I think the stamps in this set really make this kit extra versatile.  
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Seeing Stars
A side note: OK...this Seeing Stars set is sold out at the moment. However, you definitely need to check out last month's stamp set "Handwritten Floral Greetings" and you can see my samples here from this set. Use SSSFLASH to get 25% off.

The two cards I share are suitable for "just because", "hello", "miss you" occasions.
I used Distress Inks for both of the cards.
thinking of YOU (2)

I love Emboss Resist!  I used the exact same layout ( position all the stamps on my MISTI) and embossed. I took a watercolor approach for the horizontal card.

I miss You

It was so much fun to watercolor the pre-embossed paper (see the numbers?) that comes with the kit. I decided to use silver embossing powder to add to the shine.

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If you know me, I don't just stop at two....there will be more cards to come with this kit and stamp.
Thanks for stopping by!

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 The promo code:  10JULYTH7 (get 10% off of your entire purchase)
Sale alert--->summer flash sale!!
Click photo or here to shop Simon Says Stamp products.
Code: SSSFLASH (ends on 31st)
 Don't forget the sales aisle---> here (those Jillybean sequins are my favorite!!)
 
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