Simon Says Stamp - New Distress Color Launch, Prize Ribbon



Prize Ribbon is here Lovelies! To my eyes, this new Distress color is a glorious, rich blue which extends the Distress Rainbow to 66 colors (or 70 if you count white and the metallics)!!!


Simon Says Stamp gifted me a pre-release bundle earlier this week and I wanted to share the very first card that I made with it. You know I love Watercolor, so I actually went straight for the INK Reinker for this project.



These cards are all about that swoon-worthy Prize Ribbon Distress color and how Distress Ink reacts to water. You can get the entire bundle of ink and oxide pads, refills, sprays, paint and glaze, plus a free gift of that adorable pin for $47.99! Click image/link to shop!


BEST DAY EVER CARD - Ink Smooshing, spritzing with water and drying intermittently before spritzing again

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Featuring:




Creating the Watercolor Effect Cardstock:

  1. From the Distress Ink Refill, add 2 drops of Prize Ribbon and 1 large drop of Rusty Hinge onto the craft mat

  2. Using the Distress Sprayer, spritz drops generously with water and run a paint brush through the Prize Ribbon puddle to mix the ink and water and spread the color around

  3. Start "picking up" the color with a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Distress Watercolor Cardstock, by dabbing it smooth side down into the puddle of color

  4. Repeat until you have added a generous amount of color to the the cardstock and then dry with a heat tool

  5. Add additional layers of the Prize Ribbon color to deepen the color in certain areas of the cardstock and again dry with a heat tool

  6. Trim excess and embellish card with diecut letters and stickers and adhere to an A2 card base

  7. Time to add the second color. Run a paint brush through the Rusty Hinge puddle to mix the ink and water and spread the color around

  8. Repeat the process of picking up color, drying it with a heat tool and adding additional layers of color. Tip: (if you'd like) Add color to specific spots with your finger or another tool if you don't like inky fingers. Once satisfied with the depth and variation of color, it is time to add water splatters

  9. Using the Distress Sprayer, spritz the cardstock with water and let the water settle on the paper for about 30 seconds

  10. Dry with the heat tool (or dab with paper towel if you don't have patience for using heat approach)

  11. Repeat the spritzing and drying until a mottled look is achieved on the cardstock

  12. Repeat this entire process with another piece of Watercolor cardstock to make a second colored panel.

  13. Using


Steps 1 - 5


Steps 6 - 12

Here is a close-up of one of the finished panels:



Diecuts and Card Assembly

  1. Using an Mini Ink Blending Tool and the Prize Ribbon Ink Pad to ink a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock to create solid colored cardstock

  2. Diecut the colored card stock with the Best Day Ever word die. Use the Best Day Ever outline die to diecut a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock

  3. Use Bearly Craft Glue to adhere and layer diecuts

  4. Trim one of the watercolor effect background to 3 7/8" x 5 3/8"

  5. Adhere background to an A2 card base with foam tape

  6. Adhere layered diecut and sentiment strip as shown

  7. Add a few clear jewels to finish

Steps 1 - 3


Steps 4 - 7


I'm just going to leave this right here.


I think I have a new Distress Ink fave!





BEAUTIFUL CARD - Ink Smooshing, spritzing with water and drying intermittently before spritzing again

Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Featuring:




Diecuts and Card Assembly

  1. Use Nesting Hearts Dies to creat heart-shaped diecuts out of one of the panels

  2. Using an Mini Ink Blending Tool and the Prize Ribbon Ink Pad to ink a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock to create solid colored cardstock

  3. Diecut the colored card stock with the Beautiful word die. Use the Beautiful outline die to diecut a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock

  4. Use Bearly Craft Glue to adhere and layer diecuts