Simon Says stamp | So Happy You're My Mama. Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Simon Says Stamp | So Happy You’re My Mama. Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, there! I am so excited to share my today’s project with you – it’s a simple to make card for Mom that can be used as a Mother’s Day card. I however, intend to use this project as an encouragement piece to mail to my Mom in Ukraine to put a smile on her face (I have already made Mother’s Day cards for my Mom and Mother-in-law so I wanted to stretch my supplies and use them for something else).

Simon Says Stamp | So Happy You're My Mama Card by Yana Smakula. Handmade Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I also wanted to share something rather cool and unique – a way to create jewel paper using stamps, embossing powder and Nuvo drops! Watch my video tutorial below to learn more. Or watch it on Youtube.

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CARD DETAILS

The card design I am sharing today can be easily turned into a Mother’s Day card, a Birthday card for Mom or even a simple I Love You or I Miss You for Mother or Mother in law.

Simon Says Stamp | So Happy You're My Mama Card by Yana Smakula. Handmade Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops

I started working on my project by heat embossing a Flora 6×6 background stamp in white embossing powder onto kraft cardstock. This is a beautiful background that can be used for a variety of projects and there are lots of things you can do with this, too. You can heat emboss it in white or gold onto kraft paper; you can stamp it and partially color using pencils or markers; you can use it on watercolor paper and heat emboss over a nice watercolor background. Lots of options to explore.

Simon Says Stamp | So Happy You're My Mama Card by Yana Smakula. Handmade Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops

I decided I wanted to color my background using pencils. I wanted the white heat embossing to pop here, so I picked kraft cardstock as my base and decided to go with Prismacolor pencils for my coloring. I picked just 3 colors and went with kraft, pink and green color combo – I think it is very feminine. The colors I used are PC929, PC1014 and PC989.

Simon Says Stamp | So Happy You're My Mama Card by Yana Smakula. Handmade Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops

I will say I am very new to Prismacolor pencils – I got these for Christmas last year and I haven’t really had a lot of chances to use them, but I do love how they look on dark papers.

I used a dark pink pencil to add color to the flowers on my background (if you look closely you can see that this background is made up of individual flowers and leaves and they are all sort of interlock together). I also used a light pink pencil and colored the top of the flowers, I colored over the dark pink to soften the color and make the top parts of my florals appear lighter. You can also use a white pencil for this and simply layer it over the dark to get a softer, lighter color. This is what I love these prismacolor pencils for – you can easily lighten up a color using a lighter color pencil or white.

Simon Says Stamp | So Happy You're My Mama Card by Yana Smakula. Handmade Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops

I also used a green pencil and colored all of the leaves. You can definitely keep your background white and pink only, but I really wanted to add that pop of green.

JEWEL PAPER

I wanted to create jewel paper. So I used my crystal drops from Tonic and added pink as well as white dots over my coloring. I used a neon Shocking Pink and Gloss White. I love that these drops do not take too long to dry, mine were all nice and stiff in just about 20 minutes. Although it is very hot where I live right now, so that probably affects the drying time a little bit. If you don’t have these colors of nuvo drops you can also add clear dots using Morning Dew color (clear) or even Glossy Accents. But Nuvo drops do dry much more dimensional.

Simon Says Stamp | So Happy You're My Mama Card by Yana Smakula. Handmade Jewel Paper with Nuvo Drops

For my sentiment I used M and A letters from the Mom and Dad icons set and heat embossed two of each letter twice in white embossing powder onto white cardstock. The stamp set has letters to spell out words Mom and Dad, but I wanted to spell out Mama, this is what I call my mom, I call her Mama, so I used a letter A instead of O. I also heat embossed a sentiment that reads “So Happy You’re My” so that the sentiment together would read So Happy You’re My Momma.

I used Simon’s Hollyhock ink and mini round ink blending tool and added ombre inking onto my letters. I inked the bottom of each letter with lots of pink and left the top barely white. I also added a layer of ink over the small sentiment so that it looked as if it was embossed onto pink paper.

Next I used my Platinum 6 die cutting and embossing machine and coordinating dies and cut my letters out.

I foam mounted my background onto an A2 top folding card base made out of white cardstock and foam mounted letters on top. I also decided to add a few sequins from Little Princess set – there are these super adorable little floral shaped sequins, I’ve never seen anything like that so I was excited to use them on my card.

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

See my previous post to find additional inspiration using new products. Click the image or HERE to see the full post.

Simon Says Stamp | Elegant Happy Mother's Day Card with Best Mom Ever SSS130501 Stamp Set

GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. Leave a comment below for your chance to win!

Winner’s name will be posted on Simon Says Stamp blog on the following Tuesday.

BLOG HOP

Join us for a fun blog hop to find loads more inspiration!

The next stop on this hop is amazing Debby Hughes. You can also start over at Simon Says Stamp blog.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Cling Rubber Flora Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Flora Background
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Cora Background
Simon Says Cling Rubber Cora Background
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Star Flower
Simon Says Cling Rubber Star Flower
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Flower Medallion
Simon Says Cling Rubber Flower Medallion
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Mom and Dad Icons
Simon Says Clear Stamps Mom and Dad Icons
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Simon Says Stamp Mom and Dad Icons Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Mom and Dad Icons Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Mom and Dad Icons
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Mom and Dad Icons
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad Clear
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Simon Says Stamp Little Princess Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Little Princess Sequins
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
Prismacolor 150 Premier Colored Pencils
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Shocking Pink Nuvo Glow in the Dark Drops
Tonic Shocking Pink Nuvo Glow in the Dark Drops
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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428 Comments

    1. Really lovely cards. I life the earthy feel. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Love the accents and the simplicity of these beautiful cards.

    1. This white embossed background looks fabulous with the Prismacolour pencil colouring, and keeping to a restricted palette works really well Yana and the Nuvo drops and sequins are a great finishing touch. I love your kraft card and prettily coloured roses too. x

    1. Beautiful cards and colors. Thanks for sharing.

      Linda D.

    1. I LOVE that coloured card!! Wow!! Not sure I have the patience to colour in that background stamp but I’d love to try!!

    1. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! Such BEAUTIFUL Inspiration too THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing how you made these. Beautiful colors!

    1. I love the colored pencils on kraft with the white embossing! Makes me think I might be able to actually do this with some practice! Thanks for sharing and being such an inspiration!

    1. This card is so pretty, I must start using my pencils more often.

    1. So lovely I really like these large background stamps and your technique is really special.

    1. Love the color combination and techniques. Very beautiful cards.

    1. So beautiful Yana, I love the colours you chose. This background stamp is just amazing. Thank you for sharing

    1. Very delicate looking with the careful colouring of the mandalas

    1. Beautiful card! I just got my prisma color pencils so I am happy to see ideas using them. I love this Flora background stamp it’s gorgeous!

    1. Thanks for all the inspiration Yana and thanks to SSS for the giveaway!! I call my Mom “Mama” too, was excited to see a card personalized like that!

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