Category Archives: August 2017

Water Color Thanks

August 31, 2017

This card was selected as a winner for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr #78 challenge!! This is this first time one of my cards has been chosen as a winner of a challenge.

August 27, 2017

While I was making Halloween and Fall card sets for the local basket raffle, I decided I should make a Thank You Set as well. I made five cards and envelopes for this card set.

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Close Up of one card

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All five cards

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards with five card bases made from water color paper. I stamped the strips in black ink on the left side of the card bases. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the card bases. I wanted the sentiments to stand out a bit from the stripes so I clear embossed them.

Then, I added some water color splots to the card fronts. I used Distress Inks and acrylic blocks to add the color to each card. Once the slots were all dry, I added some flicks of the same color and a few black ones also.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #78: Dots and/or Stripes

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mustard Seed

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Thanks For Everything You Do

August 16, 2017

Clean craft area day really means make more cards! Here is a card I made with the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of the pattern paper included in the kit. I used one of the small sentiments to stamp on the white areas of the chevrons. I added this paper to a grey card base.

I die cut the large “thanks” from grey card stock four times. I glued them all together. I die cut the same “thanks” one more time from some striped paper. I glue this to the stack of grey die cuts, but off set it just a little bit. Once the stack of “thanks” was dry, I adhered it to a small rectangle of velum and adhered that to the card front.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

Simon Says: Add A Sentiment

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Slate Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Owls + Books

August 16, 2017

I was looking through the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Monthly Card Kit today. I found this scrap of paper from one of the pattern papers included in the kit. The words at the bottom remind me of my grandmother. So I created this card for her.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with a strip of pattern paper. I added a few stamped images about the words already printed on the paper. I used colored pencils to color the owls in and add a bit of ground. I cut a shallow fish tail to the bottom of the strip to create a banner shape.

I found another larger piece of pattern paper to add interest to my card base. I used a light tan card stock to create a card base. I adhered the orange dotted paper to the card base. I used foam tape to adhere the banner to the card front.

For the inside of the card, I die cut the letters for the word “you” from the same orange paper I used on the card front. I adhered them down with liquid glue and added a few smaller sentiments in black ink.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs dies

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Oxide Frames

August 1, 2017

I was so excited to get another Distress Oxide ink pad in the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit. I decided to play with the inks on colored cardstock.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by silver heat embossing the sentiment in the middle of the kraft card base. I stamped the frame around the sentiment in Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. I used Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink for the white stripes.

I sprayed a very light mist of water on the Oxide Inks. Once the water was dry, the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Live More

July 28, 2017

This is the third card that I made with the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit. The patterned papers included are definitely designed for scrap book pages, but I am having fun trying to use them on 4.25” x 5.5” cards.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with one of the patterned papers that had some large words on it. I cut the piece down to fit on a card front. I layered a strip of black card stock at the top edge. I added some puffy stickers from the kit to the vertical lines of the words for interest.

I chose an orange card base for this card. I added some triangles in a light grey ink to the top portion for more interest. I adhered the large word panel to the card base with fun foam and the card was finished.  

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers and puffy stickers

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Thank You Banners

July 28, 2017

This is the second card I made with the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit. I had some left over 4” x ¾” strips from my first card that I wanted to use up.

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Front

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Close up of the sentiment

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by trimming each of my ¾” wide strips into banner shapes. I glued the flat edges to the top of a grey card base. I curled up the tails of the banners and added some puffy stickers.

I also wanted to use the silver glitter embossing powder. So I stamped a sentiment in Versa Mark and heat embossed it.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers and puffy stickers

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Be Who You Are

July 28, 2017

The Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit has arrived. It’s like my birthday at the end of every month. I started by cutting the patterned paper in to 5.25” x 4” rectangles, 6” x 2” strips, and 4” by ¾” strips. I find if I don’t do this, I will hoard the patterned papers and never use them. This is the first card I made with the kit.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by creating a grey card base. Then I pulled over all of the 4” x ¾” strips. After playing with the strips for a while, I settled on this design. I adhered the strips flat to the card base. Then, I added a few of the puffy stickers from the kit.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: You’ve Got the Edge

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=9730

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers and puffy stickers

 

Hope you enjoyed the card