I had so much fun with this Heart Garden stamp from Simon Says Stamp! I was instantly inspired and got right to creating once it was in my hands.
I started with the background die Love Is and I inked it in Slate Ink. Then, I used Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Scattered Straw and Twisted Citron and blended softly over the top. I’ve been using my new favorite paper which is Simon Says Stamp 130lb! It’s incredibly thick and smooth. Using the Heart Garden set, I stamped it in embossing powder making sure the background was completely dry first!) and used white embossing powder to set the ink. I really wanted to florals to stand out so I used an Acrylic paint and watered it down and filled the hearts and leaves in.
I then added some interest by splattering Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on to the background. Finished it with a Honey Bee “Friend” die cut and a Simons Reverse sentiments. What I loved about this sentiment is my bestie and I always talk about how we are going to retire together! Its like Simon knew that is our long term dream.
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