Sending Love

Simon Says Stamp | Love Garden Sentiments

Hi there!

Today I’m taking a break from my holiday cardmaking to share this sweet little card I created to cheer up a friend. This card features the Love Garden Sentiments stamp set that is part of the new Simon Says Stamp “To The Moon” release. I love this set! The variety of bold sentiments is amazing – “birthday wishes”, “hello”, “thanks”, and “sending love” – all are sentiments I use regularly. There are even smaller coordinating sentiments, some adorable butterflies, and, of course, a garden full of hearts. It’s truly an all-around set that can work for so many occasions (even Valentine’s Day, which will be here before you know it!).

To create this card, I started out by creating a mask for the heart shape that serves as the border for my garden scene. Once I had that in place, I stamped the heart garden and then created more masks for each of the little heart flowers and for the grass.

With all masks in place, I blended the clouds using the cloud portion of the Clearly Besotted Around About stencil. I removed the grass mask and ink blended the grassy area before removing the rest of the masks. I then colored the little heart flowers with Copic markers.

I stamped the sentiment and then used a Wonky Rectangle Stax die to cut out the panel.

For a little dimension and some shine, I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the heart flowers and glued on a few drip drops.
I mounted the panel onto the card front using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp “To The Moon” release!

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Linda Crowder

    What a beautiful card. I’m sure it made your friend smile! I found you at Simon Says Stamp. I will see if I can subscribe if you have Instagram or a newsletter. I like your written instructions. I love videos and watch some everyday, But when making a card from a tutorial, I personally like written over video because I don’t have to keep finding where I was on the video. It interrupts
    my concentration. At my age, it doesn’t take much. (Giggle)

    • Jean

      Thank you so much, Linda! I’m glad you were able to find me at Simon Says Stamp! I don’t have a newsletter (yet), but I do have a Facebook page which I post to whenever I put out a new blog post. You can get to my Facebook page (if you are already logged into facebook) by searching for @jean.studiojd. I’m so glad you like the written instructions. I have debated about whether to keep doing them or not so it’s nice to know that people use them. 🙂


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

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