Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box – Large Sentiments Cards + Sale!

Hello friends! I’m having a blast playing with my Masterpiece Box goodies and today I have two cards to share using WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha stamps. The minute a saw that stamp set I knew it would be perfect for making large sentiments on cards – just a sentiment, a background and nothing else.

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha

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I used my mini MISTI stamp positioner to align the letters and spell out my sentiments. I cheated in a way – I looked at my other stamp sets to find great sentiments I could spell with these stamps as nothing came to my mind and I didn’t want these to just say Hello or I Miss You, I wanted longer sentiments and my mind was just blank, so I looked at other sets for ideas.

Because the sentiment, Let Hope Anchor Your Soul, was a bit too long I decided I would replace one of the words with an image – Anchor (I did this on both of the cards I’m sharing today). The little anchor came from Sail Away stamp set from Simon.

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha

I first stamped images in Versamark ink and covered with Hero Arts White embossing powder and heat set them. I double embossed this sentiment (easy to do with MISTI) for a thicker layer of white.

To add color to the background I used Distress inks and blended several colors (Peacock FeathersTumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Crushed Olive) with the help of my mini ink blending tool and also added water to activate the ink. My panel was trimmed using Simon’s Basic Rectangle die (second largest) and was mounted onto a card base with the help of fun foam.

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha

I also attempted to make a watercolor Galaxy background. I can’t say I’m happy with the way it turned out, but this is definitely a start for me, I noted my mistakes and will try this again soon. Gansai Tambi watercolors were used to make this and I followed Kristina’s video tutorial (I watched it a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t watching it as I was making the background, maybe that was the problem).

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha

The word Moon was replaced with a Moon image and I used a crescent moon from the Shine On stamp set. It looks more like a letter C here, but that just makes you pay more attention to the sentiment I guess.

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha

After my background was ready I trimmed it using Simon’s Basic Rectangle die and adhered onto a black card base. I also went back (after I took these photos) and added black ink to the sides of the watercolor cardstock so that no white would show through.

Simon Says Stamp | Masterpiece Box - Large Sentiments Cards. WPlus9 Whimsy Alpha

P.S. – SIMON’S SALE

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And to give you some inspiration, check out these projects made using above sets:

Simon Says Stamp | Let Your Dreams Set Sail Simon Says Stamp | Ombre Pattern Stamping. You Float My Boat Simon Says Stamp | Lifeguard on Duty - Summer Card. Video Simon Says Stamp | Hello Sunshine Simon Says Stamp | Ready for Summer! One Layer Stamped Card Simon Says Stamp | I Need Vitamin SEA Card. Distress ink watercolor and ink smooshing. Video Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit - Hello Sunshine. Video Yana Smakula | Simon Says Stamp July 2015 Car Kit You Are a Lifesaver Yana Smakula | Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit - Sail Away With Me Simon Says Stamp | Ombre Stripe Stamping

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 Stamp MASTERPIECE BOX
Simon Says Stamp MASTERPIECE BOX
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Simon Says Stamp Shine On Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Shine On Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Sail Away Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Sail Away Stamp Set
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Basic Rectangles Dies
Simon Says Stamp Basic Rectangles Dies
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peacock Feathers
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Evergreen Bough
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Evergreen Bough
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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26 Comments

    1. Yana,

      I so totally love your galaxy background!! It turned out awesome girl!! I have tried in vain to get mine to look good, I will definitely keep practicing, but you NAILED it!!

    1. Both cards are AWESOME and have given me a lot of inspiration. TFS!

    1. Your galaxy background card is fantastic! I love it so much! I wish I had your skills! Thank you for sharing! I love watching your videos!

      1. thank you so much, Joy! No skills needed here, just watercolor paper, watercolors and a bit of time to try this 😀
        thanks!

    1. Wow. The alphabet set looks great, but all sets are awesome. Beatiful cards 🙂

    1. This set my second fave in this box. So unique!
      Love the idea of your cards. So creative! You made amazing backgrounds, the galaxy one included! It just pops up towards me from my phone screen. So awesome!!

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