Friday, June 23, 2017

SSS One of a Kind Blog Hop

Hello everyone and very welcome to my blog! I am so happy to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the release of the Simon Says Stamp One of a Kind line of products.


One of a Kind has wonderful stamps, dies, inks, an embossing plate and sequins. You can see the full release here. I hope you will join us on the hop and there are of course prizes to win along the way. If you follow along the hop, you came here from the very creative Heather Ruwe.

I made an art journal page and two cards, and took some step photos along the way. The techniques can be used on any type of project.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

I love the Fingerprint Doodles set and is is such a fantastic idea for a stamp set. All those little fun characters on one set (twenty-two of them). You also get four great sentiments, and five fingerprint stamps. I wanted as many as possible of them on one page, and decided to make a fun art journal page in my Small Creative Journal. This project could just as well be a card. Kids will love it too. In fact, my oldest son wants me to make exactly the same panel that he can have in his room.


These are the stamp sets and dies that I used - I forgot to include the Big Day die on this photo. Here you see: Artsy Fruit, Fingerprint Doodles, Big Grettings 1Thanks and the 3 Sided Scallop.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

I started out by stamping the different fingerprints with many different Simon Says Stamp inks (they are all in the supply list below).

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Stamp characters on all the fingerprints. I used only vertical characters here, some are meant for horizontally stamped fingerprints. This was so fun to do.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

I didn't want to cover up any of my characters, so instead I added stamped and rub on words and phrases in between the lines, in addition to a title and stamped hearts and arrows.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

The first part of my title was die cut with the Big Day die, from glimmer cardstock, and using only the first part of the phrase.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

I glued it on the page to form the title 'Today is amazing', which is the theme of the page.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

These doodles characters are really such fun and I liked having so many of them on one page. The page was splattered with a black Scribble Stick, just to add a tiny amount of texture. The scalloped edge is a left-over from the 3 Sided Scallop.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

The elephant is one of my favourites. As you can see, you get a better effect with lighter inks than with dark inks, such as the Navy to the left.

Layers of ink - Fingerprint Doodles Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin

More fun characters. I really love this stamp set.

Layers of ink - Flamingo Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

I also wanted to show you how quickly you can make a simple card with the Fingerprint Doodles, and since the stamp set has so many different characters, you can make a lot of different cards. Use only one animal as here, or a whole bunch of them, as above. The sentiment is stamped with the Big Greetings 1 die.

Layers of ink - Flamingo Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

For the card, I used the 3 Sided Scallop to die cut a card from watercolor cardstock. This die is so clever, since it only cuts three out of four sides, it is perfect for cards. If your paper is too thick, it is easy to line the die up to die cut it one side at a time. I had to do that with the watercolor paper. Ink up a fingerprint stamp, mist with water and stamp on the card, slightly at an angle.

Layers of ink - Flamingo Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

When dry, stamp the flamingos on top.

Layers of ink - Flamingo Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Smear Pumice Stone Distress Ink on a craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush, paint ground and a shadow for the flamingos. I did the same with Worn Lipstick, to add color to their long necks.

Layers of ink - Pear Artsy Fruit Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Finally, another scalloped card, made with the awesome Artsy Fruits set. As with the Fingerprint Doodles set, you get many stamps on one set and they are meant to be combined in different ways, so that you create a lot of variation in the fruit that you stamp. I have a particular thing for pear stamps, so I immediately decided to use the pears. 

Layers of ink - Pear Artsy Fruit Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Something that I really like with the Artsy Fruits stamps, is that the line is varied, which gives a nice look to them. Start by stamping the pear once with Leaf Green ink and another time on Masking Paper. Cut the latter out.

Layers of ink - Pear Artsy Fruit Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Place the mask over the stamped pear and stamp a pear on each side of it, varying the angle.

Layers of ink - Pear Artsy Fruit Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Stamp the stem of the pear with Fern Green ink. White emboss three different stamps on the pears. If some specks of embossing powder is stuck on the pears, leave it, since it creates great textures.

Layers of ink - Pear Artsy Fruit Watercolor Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin

Smear Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink on a craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush. Paint the pears. The embossing resists the ink. When the ink is dry, add a couple of specks here and there for texture. The shadow was done with Pumice stone. You can use this same technique on all the fruits in the Artsy Fruits set. 

Don't miss all the inspiration along the hop, and of course there are also prizes to be won. A $25 gift voucher is given away on each stop on the hop, all you need to do to have a chance at winning it, is to leave a comment. The winners will be posted on the SSS blog on Tuesday. 

The next stop on the hop is Kelly Latevola and don't miss the fantastic post that she has for you. If you get lost somewhere along the way, you can always head back to the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Below are all the stops along the hop:


Anna-Karin Evaldsson (you are here) 

I hope you will have a great weekend! In Sweden, we are celebrating Midsummer's Eve today, and by the time you read this, the kids and I have returned from a traditional celebration where we danced around a maypole.

Thank you for stopping by at my blog! Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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