Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards

Hello friends! As promised, I have more cards to share featuring Simon Says Stamp new Friendly Frolic release. I made a number of cards, filmed videos for some and I will continue making projects and sharing them here and on my social accounts. Today I have a trio of cards using the Diamond Pattern 6×6 cling background stamp. I mentioned is was one of my favorites in my previous post.

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

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CARDS DETAILS

I didn’t use this stamp as is for any of the cards I’m sharing today. Instead, I played a bit with a “step stamping” technique where I stamped image once, next moved the paper a bit in a certain direction and stamped image again forming a different pattern. It’s pretty cool and I was amazed at how many different variations I was able to create by moving my paper in different directions for the 2nd and even 3rd impressions.

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

I went with light gray and light blue colors for these cards as I was in that kind of mood when I was making them. You can definitely switch up the colors to more vibrant/summer/fall/you pick. For my first card, Dreams, I stamped background using Smoke dye ink from Simon. I moved my paper and stamped same background again to create an “X” mark. Looks a bit like stitching. I did use stamp platform for my stamping to make it easier to align things.

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

I added a stamped and die-cut word “Dreams” from Cathy’s Yes You Can stamp set (cut out using a coordinating die), added “Come True With Hard Work” sentiment and created a dimensional butterfly by stamping same butterfly image 3 times using Maliblue, Audrey Blue and High Dive and cutting them out using a coordinating die. You can see a close up of my dimensional butterfly below:

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

I also used Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops in Duck Egg Blue and added several accents here and there. This color, along with Gloss White and Morning Dew is one of my favorites and most used so I have it in a Jumbo size bottle.

My next card, Yay, features almost the same pattern. This time instead of just stamping I heat embossed it in white embossing powder onto Simon’s Fog cardstock. My “X” didn’t align as well this time, but they still look pretty cool, I think.

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

I stamped and die-cut “Yay” using Winter Sky dye ink and I also stamped “I Knew You Could Do It” sentiment in same ink color and added both onto my card. I also die-cut identical “Yay” out of sticky fun foam to be able to foam mount it onto my project. Lastly, I used Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew to embellish this card.

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

My last project features a two-tone patten stamped in a slightly different way. Instead of an “X” I have something that looks like “V” or a check mark. I used Smoke and Sparrow inks to stamp this. I also die-cut a heart in the center of this panel and added “You Have A Kind Heart” sentiment along with several Nuvo Drops in Oyster Gray.

Simon Says Stamp | Monochrome Diamond Pattern Cards by Yana Smakula #simonsaysstamp #sssfriendlyfrolic #stamping #cardmaking

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 Diamond Pattern
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Diamond Pattern
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Yes You Can
CZ Design Clear Stamps Yes You Can
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CZ Design Clear Stamps Yay
CZ Design Clear Stamps Yay
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Cz Design Yes You Can Wafer Dies
Cz Design Yes You Can Wafer Dies
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Cz Design Wafer Dies Yays Czd10
Cz Design Wafer Dies Yays Czd10
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Kind Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Kind Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Big Perfect Shapes Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Big Perfect Shapes Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive 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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Simon Says Stamp Winter Sky Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Winter Sky Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic Oyster Gray Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Oyster Gray Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Duck Egg Blue Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Duck Egg Blue Nuvo Crystal 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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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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11 Comments

    1. These are really pretty Yana, the stacked butterflies are super cute on your ‘Dreams’ card. I also like the pale shades of all of these cards, very soothing colours.

    1. Great techniques, Yana! Am amazed at how different each card looks just by moving the stamp a bit! I love them all!

    1. Your cards are so pretty! I love the backgrounds you created and the dimensional butterfly is really cool 🙂

    1. Gorgeous colour combo, new one to me, fantastic how just by moving the paper you got more great techniques. Great way to get far more out of your stash, thanks.

    1. Soft colors and innovative way to use the stamp differently. Thank you for sharing this idea.

    1. Gorgeous cards, Yana! I love the subtle backgrounds and your two-tone pattern on the last card is awesome…great color palette for a masculine card!

    1. Yana what a clever idea, using a patterned background stamp and creating 3 more different patterns using it extending its use. The second stamp is not an incorrect ‘x’ stitch it is actually called a ‘herringbone stitch’ so you did create a stitch in fact. Such a clever idea and I certainly will be looking at my background stamps in a different light in future. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O) xxx

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