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Simon Says Stamp - Slay EVERY Day Card

Hello Lovelies! The Yay You Release from Simon Says Stamp is HERE and I am all in!! You can count on Cathy Zielske for some sass and she did not disappoint with the Yay You Stamp Set and coordinating die!

I wanted to showcase two "tones" of ink-blending in this card: lighter tones and deeper tones with the exact same inks! I used this approach to emphasize my fun sentiment and not have it competing with a more subtle pastel background. 💗

This technique, isn't anything groundbreaking, but sometimes I forget about simple principles like this that can add variety and fun to my card-making, even if they are super obvious. 😅 Here's a quick look the key supplies:

Essential Card Supplies:

Click here to view the full supply list or check it out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.

Today's GIF!

Here I am blending lighter and darker colors 🤣 *

*Please do not put any stamping ink on your face.


SLAY EVERY DAY CARD - Inking, Spraying and Stamping

Card Base: 4 1/4"" x 5 1/2"

Patterned Layer: 3 3/4" x 5"


Today we will get soft pastels and bold hues from this trio of pretty inks


Die-cut white cardstock using the Detail Mandala die.

Die-cut white cardstock using the Yay You die 7 times.

Die-cut the outline for the "Slay Every Day" sentiment out of white cardstock.

For bold, vibrant color, ink each brush heavily and blend each color into the other in the following order: Guava; Peachy; Sprout.

Stamp the ink-blended outline with the "Slay Every Day" sentiment in Intense Black ink.

Ink each brush and lightly blend each one color into the other in the following order on the Detail Mandala die-cut background: Guava; Peachy; Sprout.

Adhere the Yay You die-cuts to the background as shown, trimming excess with a mini guillotine paper cutter.

Apply foam tape to the back of the Slay Every Day diecut and adhere to the ink-blended background.

Layer the background and sentiment onto the card base with more foam tape.

Embellish with stars die-cut out of Matte Silver cardstock


I should do soft colors more often, they make my eyes happy

I hard to believe that both sets of colors are from the same ink pads!

Colors melt into one another, whether applied lightly or more heavily.

Silver stars because...I can't help myself. 🤣

Now go forth and slay!

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!



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Awesome card Keisha, totally love how you used light and darker blends to make this. It's a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

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