Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card by Yana Smakula using Line Dance stencil ssst121412, BOLD FLOWERS sss101811 and EMPHATIC cz16 stamp sets #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysbestdays

Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card. Photo Tutorial

Hello friends! I have a new card and photo tutorial to share featuring latest products from Simon! Ever since I saw this video by Cathy on Simon’s blog using the Line Dance stencil (Cathy did one of my favorite things to do with a stencil – dry embossing!) I’ve been inspired to give this stencil a try.

Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card by Yana Smakula using Line Dance stencil ssst121412, BOLD FLOWERS sss101811 and EMPHATIC cz16 stamp sets #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysbestdays

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CARD DETAILS

It took me some time to come up with an idea that I though was worth sharing and finally I turned it into a card! If you take a look at this stencil you’ll notice a bunch of geometric shapes. A lot of circles in particular. Seeing those circles inspired me to combine the stencil with the Circle Saying stamp set from Simon.

Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card by Yana Smakula using Line Dance stencil ssst121412, BOLD FLOWERS sss101811 and EMPHATIC cz16 stamp sets #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysbestdays

I started working on this card by blending two colors of ink – Sunshine and Doll Pink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with the help of Tonic blending brush (I’m loving these brushed lately). I overlapped the ink in a few spots to create a hint of orange color. I tried to contain my blending to the circle shapes for the most part, but I did go “outside the lines” a bit.

Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card by Yana Smakula using Line Dance stencil ssst121412, BOLD FLOWERS sss101811 and EMPHATIC cz16 stamp sets #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysbestdays

Next, I used sentiments from the Circle Saying stamp set (this is such a classic set – it’s definitely a must have!) and white heat embossed various messages inside or outside the ink blended circles. Because I picked white embossing powder the heat embossed sentiments ended up looking like a part of the ink blended background.

Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card by Yana Smakula using Line Dance stencil ssst121412, BOLD FLOWERS sss101811 and EMPHATIC cz16 stamp sets #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysbestdays

Next, I pulled out my Bold Blooms floral set and stamped a few flowers and leaves using same colors of ink plus Willow. I cut them out with the help of coordinating dies and foam mounted onto my background. At the same time I trimmed my background slightly and adhered onto an A2 white card base.

Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card by Yana Smakula using Line Dance stencil ssst121412, BOLD FLOWERS sss101811 and EMPHATIC cz16 stamp sets #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysbestdays

For the main sentiment for this card I white heat embossed “Seriously. You are flipping amazeballs” and “You da best” from the Emphatic stamp set from Cathy Z for Simon. I ended up embossing those onto brown cardstock as I still have no black paper to play with (fingers crossed my box with cardstock arrives soon) and I embellished my card with clear drops by Nuvo. The drops are still wet on the photos so that’s why they do not appear clear.

STEP BY STEP PHOTOS

I have step by step photos of how these cards came about. Click to enlarge and as always – feel free to pin to Pinterest and save for later!

Simon Says Stamp | Geometric Background & Florals Card by Yana Smakula using Line Dance stencil ssst121412, BOLD FLOWERS sss101811 and EMPHATIC cz16 stamp sets #stamping #cardmaking #handmadecard #simonsaysstamp #simonsaysbestdays

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 Stencils Line Dance
Simon Says Stencils Line Dance
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Bold Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Bold Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers Wafer Dies
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Emphatic
CZ Design Clear Stamps Emphatic
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Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Tonic Dual Tipped Blender Brush Nuvo 2 Pack
Tonic Dual Tipped Blender Brush Nuvo 2 Pack
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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8 Comments

    1. Fabulous card Yana – Love that pink and orange together, and the touch of green is perfect. LOVE it!!

    1. Yana, you never fail to amaze me! So much talent. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    1. Love this Yana. Its funny that I was recently thinking about dry brushing too but I haven’t had time to actually do it. This is really beautiful. You have really inspired me once again.

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