Saturday, April 20, 2024

Vellum and acetate embossed card

Hello crafters! Today I have a card to share made with the brand new Celebrate release by Simon Says Stamp. It's a quick and easy card with fun techniques.

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Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I couldn't decided wether I wanted an embossed clear card or an embossed vellum card and ended up combining the two for a fun, almost frosted effect, but also very shiny. It is translucent because of the vellum and shiny because of the acetate. The butterflies were die cut with the new Simon Says Stamp Whirl Butterflies die, which you might have seen me turn into flowers yesterday.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Simon Says Stamp Whirl Butterflies.

I die cut the Whirl Butterflies from watercolor paper which had been colored with Paper Artsy Infusion Colored Stains. The papers were left-over from another project. Later, I also die cut the butterflies from Simon Says Stamp White Glitter paper.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Emboss the acetate.

Fold a piece of Simon Says Stamp Acetate and emboss the front in the new Shimmering Starfall folder.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Dry emboss the vellum.

Emboss a piece of vellum in the same folder.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Place the vellum behind the embossed acetate card front and line up the stars. Attach with mini staplers and trim the edges.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp Simon Says Stamp Just a Note

Stam the large sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Just a Note Notes with Sweets and Heather Pawsitively Saturated Inks.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut with the coordinating die.

I adhered the coordinating die with Simon Says Stamp Very Very Low Tack Tape, which is great for this purpose.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Glue sentiment to the card.

Die cut the sentiment one more time from white glitter paper and offset slightly. Glue to the card with Simon glue.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Shape the wings of the butterflies and staple them to the card. Add sequins as a trail behind the butterflies.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The second butterfly. Yesterday, I posted a project using the Simon Says Stamp Whirl Butterflies die to make flowers. You can find the tutorial here.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiment was stamped with the Heather ink and matted on white glitter paper. It looks a bit mangled, since it got a little damaged when I photographed the card.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Folded open, the card looks like this. I will later add a white panel to write the message on.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The butterflies are dimensional, but they can lay flat if you want to send the card through the mail.

Layers of ink Vellum and acetate embossed card tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This was a difficult card to photograph since it is very shiny, but the combination of the embossed acetate and the embossed vellum is pretty cool. Don't miss the two blog hops for the Celebrate release. The first one was yesterday and the second one is today

You can find my project for blog hop 1 here.

Simon Says Stamp Celebrate




Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 


Anna-Karin

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Simon Says Stamp Celebrate Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am so happy to take part in the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop to celebrate the new Celebrate release. If you are following along in the hop, you should have come here from Bibi Cameron.

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Simon Says Stamp Celebrate blog hop


The Celebrate release is full of wonderful new and versatile stamps, stencils, dies, ink and sequins. You can find the entire Celebrate release here. If you use the code GHBD you can get the Groovy Happy Birthday die FREE with any purchase.  until 4/21 at 11:59 pm EDT. Make sure that you follow the instructions on the image above to claim your free gift.

Simon Says Stamp Celebrate blog hop

I made a tag, but it can also be turned into a card. Let's start.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made large dimensional flowers for my project, but not with a flower die. I like to use dies in different ways and these flowers were made with the new Simon Says Stamp Whirl Butterflies, from the Celebrate release. When I saw the butterfly die, I immediately thought the wings would make great petals. The background is stenciled with a shadow effect.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Apply embossing ink and white emboss.

Start by applying embossing ink through the Simon Says Stamp Dash and Dot stencil. Emboss with white embossing powder. 

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink with Distress Ink.

Ink with Distress Ink. The embossing will resist the ink.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink to add a shadow.

Place the stencil back on the design, off-setting it slightly. Ink with Uncharted Mariner and Black Soot, for a shadow effect.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

For the flowers, first create a bunch of paper. Smear Distress Ink on a non-stick craft sheet, mist with water and press the paper into the ink. Let dry and repeat. 

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Simon Says Stamp Whirl Butterfly.


Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Cut off the smaller wings with a pair of scissors.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Shape the petals.


Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue two pairs of wings together like this.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Assemble the flowers.

And then glue the two sets together to create a flower.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made two large flowers and one small. Place smaller flowers in the large ones.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Fringe the paper.

Fringe a piece of scrap paper.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Fringed flowers.

Roll the paper and glue the end to create fringe flowers.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Paper flowers.

Glue the fringed flowers to the center of the butterfly flowers.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Dye ribbon.

Dye May Arts Wrinkled Faux Silk ribbon with Distress Ink. 

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp some of the sentences from Simon Says Stamp Just a Note Notes on scrap paper and cut into strips. You can find a lot of useful sentiments on this set. Remember that you don't have to use the entire sentiments. I also added some Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The ribbon coordinates with the tag, since the same inks were used.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stenciled shadows.

This is an easy way to create a 3-D effect with a stencil.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The flowers are quite dimensional. They would also make great gift toppers and/or fridge magnets.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used lighter colored paper for the larger petals and slightly darker petals for the smaller flower.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This is the small flower, using only the wings from the small butterfly.

Layers of ink- Butterfly Flowers Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Don't miss all the inspiration along the hop. There are of course prizes to be won too, and at each stop on the hop SSS is giving away a $25 coupon, randomly drawn from those who leave a comment. The winners will be posted post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on 24 April.

Your next stop on the hop is Heather Hoffman. Don't miss to see the wonderful project she has created. If you get lost along the way, here are all the stops:

Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here)

For more inspiration, remember to check out the Celebrate gallery at Simon Says Stamp, and if you make something with products from the range, it is fun if you post it in the galleries too. There are galleries for all releases, and for the card kits, full of inspiration.

This is the first Celebrate blog hop, don't miss blog hop number day number 2, which is tomorrow.



Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Stripes and Dots Background

Hello crafters! I hope your weekend was good! Had both sun and rain and a fun visit with a new friend. 

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This week we have a Make your own background theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Making my own backgrounds is one of my favorite things to do. Left-over backgrounds can also be used for many things, such as die cutting. 

Don't miss the beautiful project by our April guest Estelle Palumbo aka Atouscrap.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a background using a whole bunch of background papers that I made for another project, with Paper Artsys Infusions Colored Stains. The background was also stamped and stitched, to create a colorful and textured tag.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color paper with Infusions Colored Stains.

I started out with a lot of backgrounds which I made for another project. Sprinkle Paper Artsy Infusions Colored Stains on watercolor paper and mist with water to blend.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Cut into strips.

I cut the papers into strips and arranged them on a tag.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Adhere to tag.

Adhere with double-sided tape.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Trim the edges.

Trim the edges of the tag.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Emboss Tim Holtz Tiny Textures.

White emboss the tag with one of the stamps from Tim Holtz Tiny Textures set. This set is an old favorite of mine. Always take care when heat embossing so that you don't burn yourself.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stitch with DMC floss.

Pierce holes around the edge and stitch with three strands of black DMC embroidery floss.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Dye the ribbon.

I dyed the May Arts Faux Silk Ribbon with Distress Inks so that it would coordinate with the tag.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Simon Says Stamp Etched Flower Buds.

Die cut Simon Says Stamp Etched Flower Buds from watercolor paper.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color with Distress Ink.

Apply Distress Ink to a non-stick craft sheet, mist the water and press the flowers into the ink. Let dry and repeat until you are happy with the look.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Die cut the sentiment from other pieces of Infusions paper. I used Simon Says Stamp Fancy Hello.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The dots unify the background in a nice way.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Use Small Talk stickers.

Additional sentiments come from Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers and were first sanded around the edges.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Adhere with Simon Says Stamp Foam Tape.

Let some of the green ink flow into the blue ink.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Simon Says Stamp Fancy Hello.

Die cut the title from black cardstock and off-set slightly. Add a shadow with a black pen. I die cut swirls from Simon Says Stamp vellum using Tim Holtz Adorned.

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Dying ribbon is always fun!

Layers of ink - Stripes and Dots Background Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspired you to make your own backgrounds. The Infusions Colored Stain papers were originally made for this tutorial: Infusions Colorful Backgrounds. I also used them for the birds on this Grunge Mixed Media project.

Join us this week in our Make Your Own Background challenge! You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.






Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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