Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #handmadecard

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards

Hello friends! I have a few cards to share today using new goodies from Simon Says Stamp – Friendly Frolic release. Before I get to the projects (as always, I made lots of different cards to share today and in the upcoming days) I wanted to share a look at the new release and also post a few of my favorites:

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release

I love the new Folk Dance 6×6 cling background stamp – this is a fantastic addition to the previously released Folk Dance stencil. I’m sharing projects with both the stamp set and stencil today (below). There’s also a Folk Dance die. One certainly doesn’t need all three of these, but having them opens up a world of possibilities and techniques!

My 2nd favorite product from this release is the 6×6 Diamond Pattern cling background stamp. Now, this stamp doesn’t look like much, but wait till you offset it! I have several cards to share made using this background and the offset look, see sneak peek below:

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Diamond Pattern Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Diamond Pattern

My 3rd most favorite product from this release is the Sketch Lotus Flowers stamp & die set. It is simply fantastic for pencil coloring (or any kind of coloring). I have a video tutorial coming up soon featuring this stamp and Polychromos pencils. You can also get just the stamps if you don’t need coordinating die. Here’s a sneak:

 

There are many other great products in this release – great for different styles and tastes. See full release here.

CARDS DETAILS

I’ve been browsing a lot of stationery websites lately and I feel like my recent cards have been heavily inspired by all the gorgeous stationery I’ve seen. Today’s cards are no different!

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #handmadecard

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I used both the Folk Dance background stamp and stencil to make these cards. For the pink card I stamped background in Twirling Tutu ink, next added a Folk Dance stencil on top and offset slightly and applied Tonic Studios Moonstone Glimmer Paste.

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #handmadecard

The offset create a slight drop shadow and you can see both the background stamping and the gorgeous glimmer/shimmer on top. I trimmed this panel to be just 1/8″ shy of A2 card front, adhered onto an A2 white card base and added “you are a treasure to me” sentiment from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set stamped in Smoke ink. I didn’t want to use black for stamping here as I wanted the keep this card very soft. I also embellished it using Butterfly Kisses sequins (I’m actually almost out of these beauties)!

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #handmadecard

I loved this background stamp so much, I couldn’t stop at just one card. For my 2nd project I white heat embossed this background onto white paper and did emboss resist ink blending. I used Twirling Tutu, Hollyhock and Watermelon inks for an ombre background.

Next, I once again used Glimmer paste from Tonic Studios, this time in color Garnet Red. I offset the stencil making sure some of that white heat embossing would remain visible on the card.

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #handmadecard

I added a simple “Wishing You Happy Birthday” sentiment in same gray Smoke ink and embellished this card using red confetti pieces from the Rainbow Confetti mix.

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #handmadecard

My last card features just heat embossing and nothing else special. I used Gold embossing powder from Hero Arts and embossed this background on Simon’s Slate cardstock. Sentiment came from the same Beautiful Flowers stamp set; I used sequins from the Satin Gown mix to dress this card up.

Simon Says Stamp | Friendly Frolic Release + Folk Dance Cards by Yana Smakula #stamping #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #handmadecard

ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION

A few month back I shared several cards and a video tutorial using just the Folk Dance stencil. You can see it HERE.

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 Stamp Folk Dance
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Folk Dance
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Simon Says Stencils Folk Dance
Simon Says Stencils Folk Dance
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Beautiful Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Beautiful Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Ink Pad
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Satin Gown Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Satin Gown Sequins
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste
Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste
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Tonic Garnet Red Nuvo Glimmer Paste 954n
Tonic Garnet Red Nuvo Glimmer Paste 954n
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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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Tonic Metal Palette Knife
Tonic Metal Palette Knife
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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21 Comments

    1. Gorgeous cards, Yana! Love the use of glimmer paste, especially on the awesome red card!

    1. I loved this stencil design when you showed it a few months ago. In fact, I think I like the stencil better than the background stamp or die in this design.

    1. It’s amazing how much depth is created by offsetting the second layer. Your cards are so beautiful & so inspiring. I really want to try this technique. Thank you!

    1. What a great set of cards. Love how you always think outside the box.

    1. Beautiful cards! I love all the ways you used your stencil. Good ideas.
      Thanks so much for sharing…

    1. Gorgeous! I just bought the stencil after watching your video! I can’t wait to play with it 🙂

    1. Those cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful technique!

    1. Stunning! Your use of color is gorgeous, and I can’t wait to try out the folk dance line- the lotus is amazing, too!

    1. WOW! Gorgeous, amazing cards. Thanks for the tips for using stencils. Great variety of looks and can’t wait to try these techniques.

    1. Oh what lovely cards you created!! Thank you for the tips on using the stencils!!

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