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Simon Says Stamp | Exotic Vines in Black

After I shared my quick tip video featuring Simon’s Exotic Vines 3D embossing folder I couldn’t put the folder down. I wanted to emboss every color of cardstock I could find in my craft room.

I have a thing for dark, rich, dramatic backgrounds, so I reached for black pearl paper I had in my stash to emboss it. The result, as predicted, was amazing.

Simon Says Stamp | Exotic Vines in Black

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XOXO – CARD DETAILS

Truth be told I have quite enough Valentine’s Day cards for this year, but I wanted to make another one – just for fun. Recently I shared a video featuring custom sentiments with Spellbinders Alphabet dies and I still had these dies sitting on my desk. I was inspired to use them to die-cut a simple XOXO for this card.

Simon Says Stamp | Exotic Vines in Black

I used Simon’s Matte Gold paper to die cut the letters and also black fun foam (if you don’t have black you can use white and just color the sides of the foam with a black marker).

Simon Says Stamp | Exotic Vines in Black

I added an arrow piercing one of the letters O and a heart below the XOXO. To make the sentiment also an interesting design element I added a pre-printed sentiment strip from Simon separating the two rows of the “XO”.

Simon Says Stamp | Exotic Vines in Black

My embossed background was trimmed to 4 1/4 x 5 1/4″ and foam mounted onto an A2 white card base, so there’s a strip of white showing at the bottom.

Simon Says Stamp | Exotic Vines in Black

I love the way this card turned out and I’m so impressed with the deep embossing this folder gives. I’m thinking it might be my most used embossing folder this year.

Have fun crafting!

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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Exotic Vines
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse and Back Again
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Be Bold Uppercase Alphabet Etched Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Matte Gold Mirror
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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10 Comments

    1. Stunning. And so versatile with other SSS 3D embossing folders. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. The black, pearl paper made an amazing and elegant card. Love it and thanks for sharing it with us.

      1. thank you, Louise. Sadly this paper has been discontinued. I’ve talked to the manufacturer and they are looking to bring it back. I’ll be sure to share on the blog once it is available again

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