2 Videos: Resist with Color & SSS Release Close-Up + Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I have TWO videos for you. The first is shows a new spin on an old technique – - resist with color. The second is a product release close-up video showing the newest round of Simon Says Stamp products. This post is also part of the SSS This Is The Life Blog Hop with giveaways! (More on that below.)

[All products are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Click HERE to watch on YouTube in HD.]

As much as I enjoy taking a product and giving it a new look, I enjoy even more taking an old technique and giving it new life. Here, I took the old school resist technique and added some color to it. For this technique, you need a paper with a good coating on it, such as the Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. This paper has a matte coating that is divine and is great for many techniques. (Note: You can use any ol’ glossy paper for this technique, too!) I first stamped the various Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flower images in different shades of dye ink. (I used Hero Arts Shadow and SSS inks.) After heat setting them, I stamped on top of the images with Versamark. This “traps” the color underneath… protecting it from the next step.

After heat setting the images completely, I covered the stamp piece with LOTS of SSS Audrey Blue and Island Blue inks, wiping away the excess ink. The Versamark “resists” the blue inks. So cool. The finish reminds me of a colored marble. You could even mix colors together for interest. I finished off the flowers with some white pen detailing. (Although I would skip this step if I ever did this card again.)

I also did a bit of die cut inlaying with the new SSS With Sympathy and Frames Dies. Love the look of a smooth panel when I am done!


In the past I have shared a few product release close-upvideos… giving a close look at the products in a particular release and ideas on how to use them. (I only do this if I am inspired by an entire product release from a company.) Here is a video featuring the new Simon Says Stamp This Is The Life release

[Click HERE to watch on YouTube in HD.]

To see all the products featured, click HERE, or on the thumbnails below:

In the video, I briefly shared this card. I am not in love with it as a whole, but like parts of it. I used the SSS Ice Cream Cones with with a bit of Distress Ink added with a blending tool for shading. The sprinkles were added with a white pen, and I covered the “awesome” die cut with my favorite silver glitter embossing powder. The card is actually one of the adorable dotted Lawn Fawn notecards turned inside out. (The die actually cuts “pawesome” but I just removed the “p” to make it different! And the “you are” is stamped from the SSS Pawesome stamp set.) A super fast card for my 16-year-old.


As I mentioned, this post is part of the Simon Says Stamp This Is The Life Blog Hop… celebrating their newest product release.

Next, be sure to hop over to the blog of one of my all-time favorite people – Laura Bassen. (If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, please go to the SSS blog.)


Simon Says Stamp is giving away packs of stamping goodies, including cardstock and ink pads! For your chance, leave a comment here and on the other blogs along the hop (there is a giveaway on each!) by 6:00pmEST on 7/17/14. (Winners will be post on the SSS blog on 7/18/14.)


Below are the products featured above. Click to see more.

1,072 CommentsCards, Simon Says Stamp, Videos

  1. Great technique! TFS! xo

  2. Brenna

    OMG! This is so neat my first blog hop. The Fishes stamp set is so me. I really like Simon Says stamp I was looking all over for a line of dye stamps that were not Stampin up awhile back. Then I gave in and days later discovered Jenifer McGuire/SSS. Will definitely be getting their stamps and dies I really loved your card with the sun rays stamp.ONE DAY:)

  3. Pam Brantley

    I love these cute cards!

  4. Diana R.

    I love the sympathy die and the zigzag stencil!!

  5. Victoria in OHio

    Love the sympathy card and the ice cream cone.. always enjoy your creations1

  6. awesome card! I love the colors! always enjoy your tutorials! tfs :)

  7. WOW… you are so creative and the colors are gorgeous!! Thank you so much for the video tutorial.

  8. debbie wood

    I love this idea

  9. Ida Mae Rypkema

    HI Jennifer
    Thank you for showing the new releases and giving your opinion on them. It helps when making a decision on what would be best used on a limited budget.

    Ida Mae

  10. Judith White

    Thanks for the chance to win some of the fantastic products from Simon Says Stamps! Love your videos.

  11. Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing your talent with us Jennifer :-) You inspire all the time!

  12. Awesome creative work with cards to present sympathy; and the related video production is exceptional. It shows that there is no limit to creativity and innovation, with simple things too.

  13. tha1_cc

    You are a force to be recogned with, I just love, love, love your work it is so nice, wish I could be a good as you (or better; lol)

  14. tha1_cc

    oh, how do I get theses products, specially the die cuts I am so ready to make a really good card, I love the shaker cards, do you have one that you made out of mason jars? I think that would so so nice to make.

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