Thursday, July 26, 2018

simon says stamp diamond pattern - black and white

Thanks, Simon, for sending me a Diamond Pattern background stamp from the new release, Friendly Frolic, to play with. My first idea was to use it as a background stamp (ha!) once in black and once in white.

First, the black version. With a twist.

 SSS Diamond Pattern stamp
MFT Fishtail Stax die
white embossing powder
Distress Inks
Nuvo drops

To make this BG I masked the top portion of the panel, inked up the stamp with DI Black Soot, spritzed it with water and the CS with a light spray of water, then let the MISTI door fall shut. This created that artsy "splashed" look I was going for.

I die cut the leaves, blended Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio inks and spritzed with perfect pearls mix. Heat embossed the sentiment and added some Nuvo drops. See all the sparkle?

For the white version, I angled the stamp before stamping it onto my card with Versamark. Heat embossed it white and added the other half of the leaf die cut sponged with Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and Carved Pumpkin. Added the die cut sentiment. Voila!

Which do you like better? Warm or cold?

Check out the Simon Says Stamp blog for all the products in this release and tons of inspiration too. Thanks for visiting.

I'm playing at:
SSS Wednesday - AG
Happy Little Stampers - AG with Dies


Anita in France said...

They're both gorgeous, Maria ... the white on black with the warm colours is dramatic and stylish ... and the splashy background is really cool perfect with the shimmery colours ('cause they're cool too!). I'm rather partial to the first .. it's light and dreamy with a touch of delicacy in those splashes! Congratulations on showcasing with Simon again! Hugs, Anita :)

Lin said...

It's amazing the impact such a simple design can have! Love both of these, Maria - thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Inkyfingers said...

I think both designs are good Maria but the white on black is really bold and striking. Love the kindness matters sentiment too!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Paper Pawz by Kim Hamilton said...

Beautiful color combinations! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Nandini said...

Both cards are beautiful. Very cool and stylish. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM Challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

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