Category Archives: July 2017

Ferris Wheel Glitter

August 16, 2017

I was cleaning up my crafty area and found some of the goodies from the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit. I love this pattern paper and am not sure why I hadn’t used it. So today was the day that it got used.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a rectangular panel of the Ferris wheel paper and a 3 by 3” square of the pink pattern paper. I used WoW Cloud 9 embossing powder to emboss a Ferris wheel on the pink square. I used blank ink to add the sentiment. I layered the pink square on some foam tape before adhering it to the Ferris wheel paper. Then I added everything to a yellow card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dreams

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

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Relaxing in the Pool

July 25, 2017

I love the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit. I have been waiting almost a month to play with the bikini die and I’m so excited I finally got to use it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a panel of blue/green patterned paper. I added the wave stamp with blue ink to the entire panel. I stamped the sentiment in Versa Fine black ink.

I had a small scrap of the white panel patterned paper left that I didn’t want to waste. I die a bikini from it. I adhered some sticky backed fun foam to the back leaving the adhesive open so I could inlay another bikini. I die cut the bikini from another scrap of pattern paper and inlayed the bikini in the white panel piece.

I adhered the inlayed piece to the wave piece using the sticky backed fun foam. I rounded the corners on the wave panel. I created a kraft card base and rounded those corners also. Lastly, I adhered the wave panel to the kraft card base.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Exclusive Bikini Die

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dreams

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Bahama Blue

 

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Bikini Clothes Line

July 25, 2017

My die cut machine has been unpacked!!! I am so excited to be able to use my dies again. I made this card with the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a light blue card base. I stamped the clouds in white pigment ink all over the card front. I added the sentiment and lines with Versa Fine ink.

I die cut the bikinis from some of the pattern paper included in the card kit. I adhered the die cuts to the lines using foam tape and some liquid adhesive.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #76: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157684026240491/

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157684026240491/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s School House Borders

Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Bikini Die

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dreams

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

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Summer Hello

July 13, 2017

I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit. When, I first received the kit, I cut the patterned papers into usable pieces. I have found that if I don’t do this, I hoard the paper and never use it. This card was made from the scraps that are left after I cut up the patterned papers.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with a kraft card base. I picked my six favorite patterned papers and fussed with them till I had an arrangement I like. Then I adhered them to my card base. I just estimate the placements, so nothing is exactly prefect.

I stamped the sentiment on another piece of the patterned paper, trimmed it down to size and adhered it with foam tape. I have made a few variations of this card design with the different card kits, and I love how each one still has its own special feel.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dreams

Ink: Versa Fine

 

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Relaxing Clouds

July 13, 2017

I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit. I love these clouds. They are a perfect background builder.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began with a dark blue card base. Using white pigment ink, I stamped the clouds right on the card front. Once the ink was dry, I added a few birds using gold embossing powder.

For the sentiment, I created a banner from one of the patterned papers. I used the same gold embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment banner with foam tape and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dreams

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

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Sunset Hello

July 13, 2017

I made this card with the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit. I knew I wanted to make this card as soon as the kit arrived. Also, everyone has made this card, but the patterned paper is too beautiful. Using it any other way doesn’t make sense.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by cutting the patterned paper in a panel that is 4 by 5.25 inches. I rounded the corners for some interest. I stamped a sentiment and added a few birds with black ink. Lastly, I adhered the panel to a kraft card base using foam tape.  

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Paper: Echo Park’s Summer Dreams

Ink: Versa Fine

 

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Water Color Bikinis

July 13, 2017

I made this card with the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit. I also used the Daniel Smith Water Color Dot Card included in the Simon Says Stamp June 2017. It was the first time I worked up enough nerve to play with it. In the end, I think I still need practice with my water color.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of water color paper that I stamped a pattern of bikinis on. Once the black ink was dry, I used the Daniel Smith Water Color Dot Card to add color to everything. I like the inconsistency of my blue background; I think it looks like water.

While that was drying, I made a card base from grey card stock. I also found a scrap of black card stock and white heat embossed my sentiment. I trimmed the sentiment down and adhered it to my water color panel with foam tape.  Then I adhered the water color panel to the grey card base.

As a finishing touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the bikinis.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

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Blue and Green Summer Hello

July 13, 2017

I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp July 2017 Card Kit. I love the stamp set that came in this set. I was also playing with ink smooshing for this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began with a panel of water color card stock. I smooshed some Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink on my acrylic block. I sprayed some water on the block then pressed it to the water color paper. I let it sit for 5 minutes before lifting the block off the paper. The time allowed the ink to really soak in and created a beautiful background. I let the panel finish air drying before I did anything else.

Using white embossing powder, I added the sentiment, birds, and waves to the inked background. I decided to rip the edge of the water color panel for added interest. I scored where I wanted to rip and added some clean clear water on the score mark. After letting the water soak in for a minute I very carefully ripped along the line. I love the result!

Finally, I created a light grey card base and adhered the water color panel.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, and Blueprint Sketch

 

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Sympathy Clouds

July 13, 2017

I, unfortunately, needed a sympathy card to send a friend who just lost her grandfather. These are my least favorite type of cards to make, but I do like the way this one turned out.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of light blue card stock. Using a white pigment ink, I stamped the clouds on the top two thirds of the panel. When the white ink was dry, I added some birds in black ink.

I used silver embossing powder to add the sentiments to the bottom of the panel. Lastly, I adhered the blue panel to a grey card base and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings

Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

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Wavy Smile

July 12, 2017

This is a card I made with the Simon Says Stamp Card July 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by creating a panel of white card stock. I stamped the wave image over the entire panel with black ink and coated it in clear embossing ink. Once the powder was heat set, I used the Crayola Fine Line makers to add color to the waves. I layered this panel on a panel of black card stock before adhering it to a white card base.

I stamped the speech bubbles on a scrap of white card stock. I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the card base with foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods

Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Ink: Versa Fine

 

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