Simon Says Stamp | Unisex Valentine’s Day Card. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Unisex Valentine’s Day Card. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In this episode, I have a unisex Valentine’s Day card featuring a ton of colorful die cutting using Simon’s Ampersand Words coordinating dies and some hot foiling.

I’ve looked through my leftover colored cardstock basket and picked several sheets of colored cardstock – this is cardstock from Simon Says Stamp as well as Hero Arts as these are my two favorite brands for colored cardstock in terms of cardstock quality and color.

         Simon Says Stamp | Unisex Valentine’s Day Card. Video

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CARD DETAILS

The number 1 step in creating this card is die cutting! I die cut a large ampersand from each of the colored cardstock sheets I had picked. Next, I’ve stacked them one on top of the other and topped everything with a bold black die-cut. The black ampersand is where I want to do heat embossing to add some more color and also glossy shine. To do this, I placed the die-cut into one of the negative cardstock pieces that I had leftover from my die cutting and placed it inside a mini MISTI stamping tool. Next, I aligned the ampersand stamp over the die cut and closed the lid of my MISTI to mount the stamp. You can do it the other way around – heat emboss the image first and die cut it later, I wanted to have all of the die-cutting done first so that’s why I did it this way.

Simon Says Stamp | Unisex Valentine’s Day Card. Video

Next, I inked up the stamp with Simon’s clear embossing ink and stamped it making sure to press firmly all over the image to transfer the ink. I poured clear embossing powder onto my die cut and used the heat tool to melt the powder in place. This gave me a somewhat of a glossy finish to my die cut. I quite liked the look, but I wanted the gloss to be more solid, so I repeated the process. You can build up and add more layers to have more gloss and shine on your die cuts.

Simon Says Stamp | Unisex Valentine’s Day Card. Video

Moving on I started working on sentiment for my card. Since I had a lot of bold colors and the overall design was pretty bold I wanted something classy to go along with it. I decided to do hot foiling. I picked Sending Love glimmer hot foil plate from Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments Glimmer plate set and gold foil. Since the top ampersand was done in black I decided to use black cardstock for the foiling

Simon Says Stamp | Unisex Valentine’s Day Card. Video

With all the parts and pieces finished I was ready to assemble the card. This was not going to be a standard A2 card, but a slimmer taller card. I adhered the ampersands together using glue. To do this, I used grid lines of my paper pad. I taped the first ampersand down taking the grid lines into consideration.

The colors of cardstock I used are Sea Glass from Simon, Audrey Blue, also from Simon, Adriatic from Hero Arts, Royal Purple from Simon, Azalea from Hero Arts, Burnt Orange from Simon, Sunshine, also from Simon, Mustard from Hero Arts and Black from Simon.

This look is very much inspired by Laura Bassen, I love her expert use of colored cardstock and I think the cards she makes always look absolutely fabulous.

Having adhered all the ampersands I used foam adhesive squared and foam mounted the cluster onto a white panel. And then trimmed the panel to about 6” tall. I also trimmed the card base to about 6 1/4” tall.

Simon Says Stamp | Unisex Valentine’s Day Card. Video

I adhered the panel onto the card using foam adhesive – I really like to add a lot of dimension to my projects and then I added the Sending love foiled sentiment over it, also using foam adhesive.

Finally, I embellished the card using Stay Gold sequins. Here’s the look at the finished card. I simply adore this bold colorful design and I love the way it turned out.

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!

Cz Design Clear Stamps Ampersand Words
Cz Design Clear Stamps Ampersand Words
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Ampersand Words
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Ampersand Words
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Cz Design Wafer Dies Ampersand Words
Cz Design Wafer Dies Ampersand Words
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Royal Purple
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Royal Purple
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Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack Mustard
Hero Arts Hues Premium Cardstock Pack Mustard
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Azalea
Hero Arts Hero Hues Cardstock Azalea
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Adriatic
Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Adriatic
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Powder Clear Fine Detail
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock Burnt Orange
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock Burnt Orange
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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4 Comments

    1. I love how this turned out. So colorful and stacking them is a brilliant idea.

    1. Great use of this set! Love that it works perfectly for Valentines card!

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