Category Archives: June 2017

Congrats Banners

July 25, 2017

I’ve had this card partially put together for almost a month. I need my die cut machine to finish it and I finally unpacked it. I used the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of pattern paper that I adhered to a grey card base. Then, I found a smallish rectangle from black cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder. I adhered the black rectangle to the card base with foam tape. Then I set the card aside waiting for my die cut machine to be un-packed.

Finally, I was able to die cut the strings and banners form more patterned paper from the kit. I adhered the banners to the black panel and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Pop Up Box Card die

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Black and White and Orange

July 18, 2017

I made this card to enter in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #75; Black and White with a Splash of Color. The title of this challenge inspired me to so some ink blending for my splash of color.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began with a small square of water color paper. I ink smooshed some orange Distress Inks on an acrylic black and pressed it on the paper. I let the paper and ink sit over night because I forgot about it. Once I remembered to remove the block, I let the paper finish air drying.

I stamped a large floral image with black ink on the water color square. I also added a few flicks of grey ink to the panel as well. I added some foam tape to the back of this panel and set it aside.

Next, I created a black card base. I choose a panel of black and white striped patterned paper as a layer for my card. I added some flicks of orange ink to the patterned paper for added interest.  I adhered this panel to the black card base and adhered the water color panel on top of it.

I choose to skip a sentiment this time around. I like the versatility of not having a sentiment gives me.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #75: Black and White with a Splash of Color

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157685965078275/

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pussy Willow Thanks

July 13, 2017

I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit. I loved the image of the buds on a twig; it reminded me of pussy willows.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the twig image a number of times on smooth white card stock. I used colored pencils to color everything in. This may have been some of my best coloring to date. Once done, I fussy cut everything out leaving a small white border.

Next, I created a card base from some white card stock. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige ink to stamp the twig image all over the card front.

Then, I cut a small panel of kraft card stock. I arranged my fussy cut twigs into a wreath. I used tiny bits of foam tape to adhere them to the kraft panel. I added my sentiment in black ink.

Lastly, I adhered the kraft panel to the card base.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

Floral Hello

July 13, 2017

I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit. I think it may be my favorite card I made using the kit.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping and coloring the large floral image on some smooth white card stock. I used colored pencils to color the image. Then, I fussy cut the image out leaving a small white border.

Next, I created a light pink card base. Using Barely Beige ink, I stamped the same floral image on the card front. I was using an acrylic block, so all of my stampings are uneven and spotty. However, I really like the way it turned out. I adhered the colored floral image over one of the stamped images using foam tape.

Using a scrap of tan/grey card stock I stamped the sentiment. I cut it into a strip and added a banner end. I adhered this banner to the card front under the popped up floral image.

I added a line that I stamped with the same ink and floral image. Then the card was done.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss

Technique Tuesday’s Perfect Picture

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamps Barely Beige

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Card 7 SSS June 2017

July 13, 2017

I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by cutting the pattern paper into panels. One panel was 4 inches by 5.25 inches. The large strip was 3 inches by 6 inches. I adhered the large panel to a black card base. I cut the strip into a banner shape and adhered just the top to the card base with foam tope.

Using scrap of black card stock, I silver embossed the sentiment and floral image. Then I trimmed the black card stock to the size I wanted for my card. Lastly, I adhered the black card stock rectangle to my card base with more foam tape.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Card 6 SSS June 2017

July 13, 2017

This is another card I made with the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by cutting the patterned paper into panels. One panel is 4 inches by 5.25 inches. The other panel is 3 inches by 3 inches. I adhered the larger panel to a grey card base and set it aside.

Using pink ink, I stamped the large floral image from the card kit on the smaller pink panel. I added the sentiment in black ink. I layered the small panel on some black cardstock and then adhered everything to the card base.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Rainbow Flowers

July 12, 2017

I made this card with the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit and Distress Inks.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began with a panel of water color paper. I inked the large floral image up with three different shades of Distress Inks. I spritzed the stamp with water to help the inks blend. I stamped one image on the top of the panel and one of the bottom of the panel.

I created a card base from black card stock. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock and white heat embossed it.

Once the water color panel was dry, I adhered it to the card base. I popped the sentiment up on some foam tape.  

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Peacock Feathers

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Card 5 SSS June 2017

July 12, 2017

Another card I made with the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by cutting some of the patterned paper into panels and strips. One panel was cut to 4 inches by 5.25 inches. I adhered the larger panel to an ivory card base. I cut the strips into banner shapes and backed the smaller ones in black card stock. I adhered them to the card base.

I stamped the ring on a scrap of paper and used glitter glue to color it in. While that was drying, I added a sentiment to the larger banner with pink ink.

Once the ring was dry, I fussy cut it out leaving a small white border and adhered it to my card with foam tape. I added some clear sequins as a finishing touch.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Card 4 SSS June 2017

July 12, 2017

Another card I made with the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by cutting some of the patterned paper into panels. One panel was cut to 4 inches by 5.25 inches; the other was 3 inches by 3 inches. I adhered the larger panel to a grey card base. I added a strip of black card stock down the middle of the card base.

I stamped some of the floral images on the smaller panel in Distress Oxide Ink. I added the sentiment in black ink. I adhered this panel to the card base with foam tape. I added some clear sequins to the flower centers as a finishing touch.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Card 3 SSS June 2017

July 12, 2017

Another card I made with the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by cutting strips for the patterned paper in the kit. After a bit of fussing, I decide on the order of the strips and adhered them to a grey card base.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of grey strip with black ink. I cut some fishtails on the ends of the strip and adhered it to the card with foam tape. Lastly, I added some gems.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card