Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

Hi everyone! Thanks for popping in today. I have a quick card and video tutorial featuring one of my favorite background techniques – adding dimensional accents with Glossy Accents or Nuvo Glaze.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARD DETAILS

I have shared this technique in the past, once on my Youtube Channel and once in a blog post over on my blog without a video showing several cards with unique backgrounds created with the help of Altenew and Simon Says Stamp stamps.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

This technique doesn’t work with every kind of background stamp, but it will work with select few. I wanted to revisit this technique again here with this new background stamp from Simon. The stamp that I am using today is the Deco Diamonds 6×6 Cling Background stamp from Sending Sunshine release.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

I started to work on my card by stamping background in Versamark ink onto white cardstock using my stamp platform. Next I covered it with Platinum embossing powder from Hero Arts and heat set it.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

I didn’t want this background to be plain white so I added some ink blending going in an ombre fashion from the darkest at the top to white at the bottom and I used Simon Says stamp Cloud Sky dye ink for this along with a Ranger Mini Round ink blending tool.

Next, I stamped a sentiment and I went with “Be Brave – I’ll be here cheering you on every step of the way” and I used the same ink color for my stamping to achieve a monochromatic look on my finished card. I used foam tape from Scrapbook adhesives and foam mounted it onto my card.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

And now comes the more fun part of this card making – adding the dimensional accents. For this you can use several products, I used Glossy Accents, in the past I’ve used Nuvo Glaze from Tonic (but I am all out of the Glaze). I would not recommend using Nuvo Clear drops as if you cover a large area they might crack.

Simon Says Stamp | Sending Sunshine Release + Ombre Ink Blended Background & Dimensional Accents. Video

I decided I wanted to fill in every little diamond with the Glossy accents to turn it into a dimensional element, so carefully filled each one of them in using my glossy accents. I also used a pokey end of my tool n one to help the glossy accents fill in the shape and also used it to correct any mistakes where I had glossy accents go outside the line. Once the background was coated I left it to dry over night. And my card was done!

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 Stamp Deco Diamonds Background
Simon Says Cling Stamp Deco Diamonds Background
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Yes You Can
CZ Design Clear Stamps Yes You Can
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Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Sky Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Sky Dye Ink Pad
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Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder PW117
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
Tonic Crystal Glaze Nuvo
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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9 Comments

    1. I love these large background stamps, I haven’t got any at present as I am only just starting out with my crafting but I do intend to invest in some in the future. You make it look so easy to create a project from one of these Yana, thank you for sharing. :O)

    1. GORGEOUS! Love the ombre in that soft blue. The large background stamp is fantastic!

      1. Love the Glossy Accents. What a great idea to add some dimension!

    1. It’s very beautiful !! I love this background stamp too 🙂
      Just a question : what difference does that make to stamp first and apply colours afterwards (rather than applying colour first and stamping second) ?

      1. thank you, Lisa! If you plan to do just stamping (no heat embossing) it doesn’t matter.
        But if you apply color first and do heat embossing later – you’ll have to wait for the ink blending to dry to be able to heat emboss neatly. That can take a lot of time depending how heavy you went with the ink blending.
        So to save time it makes sense to heat emboss first and ink blend afterwards.

    1. Fun card! Love the solar burst stencil and the Bohemian Lace stamp in this release.

    1. Yana this is such a pretty card. The “background” is gorgeous.

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