Category Archives: October 2017

Brushstroke Lunch Box Notes

October 8, 2017

I really can’t keep away from Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I created a set of Lunch Box Notes for my kiddos using it.

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Details

Size:  2.75 x 2.125”

Extra Details:  I began by cutting my cards. Then I stamped the large colored block on each card. I added the sentiments in black ink. For a little interest, I added a heart to each card with a slightly darker color of ink.

The green cards have three shades of green ink and white pigment ink hearts.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick, Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Jalapeno, Lobster, Mermaid, Merman, Moonstone, Peacock, Plastic Flamingo, Wild Rose and Yeti White Pigment inks

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

You are Amazing

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp October 2017 Monthly Card Kit. This is the only card I made with the papers today; I got distracted by the stamp set and never looked back.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by cutting some of the patterned paper in the kit. I cut this panel to 4 x 5.25 inches. I adhered it to a dark blue card base.

I cut a small rectangle from another pattern paper and white heat embossed the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment panel to the card using foam tape. I keep this card simple because the patterned paper adds all the interest and shine that it needs.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Paper: My Mind’s Eye’s Blush Collection

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Brushstroke and Ink Cube Pack Card Set

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. I also watched Nina-Marie Trapani’s video called Brushstroke Pattern Stamping Featuring Simon Says Stamp Products. I have the Brushstroke Messages stamp set and couldn’t wait to try out some of the ideas Nina-Maria demonstrated. I also just got some of the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cube Sets in the mail and wanted to play with those. In the end, I made 8 cards.

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Card One using Hero Arts Color Layering Rooster Ink set. There was some ink transfer when I switched from the red ink to the yellow ink, but I really like the orangey color that it created.

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Card two using Lawn Fawn’s Tropical Island Ink Cube Pack. I trimmed the sides of the panel down to allow the grey card base to show on each side.

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Card Three using Lawn Fawn’s Candy Story Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the bottom edge of the white panel with a stitched cloud border die for interest.

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Card Four using Lawn Fawn’s Gazebo Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die before adhering it to a grey card base.

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Card Five using Simon Says Stamp’s Fresh Fruit Hybrid Ink Pad Cube set. I die cut this panel with a cross stitched rectangle die at an angle. I also added a cute critter that I found in my stash.

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Card Six using lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin Patch Ink Cube Pack. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a kraft card base.

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Card Seven using Lawn Fawn’s Tea Party Ink Cube Pack. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die. I added two smaller layers with some foam tape. I stamped the green ink on the larger layer to create matching paper. Lastly, I added a few sequins for some sparkle.

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Card Eight using Lawn Fawn’s Ice Cream Parlor Ink Cube Pack. I added the small dots for some interest.

Details

Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I stamped each panel with a stamp from the Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I die cut a few of the panels for interest and variety.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages and Wild Cuddly Critters

Lawn Fawn’s Penelope’s Blossoms

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn inks in Butter, Carrot, Celery Stick, Deep Sea, Doe, Fake Tan, Fresh Lavender, Freshly Cut Grass, Hippo, Jalapeno, Lobster, Manatee, Mermaid, Merman, Minty Fresh, Moonstone, Peachy Keen, Peacock, Plastic Flamingo, Soot, Sugarplum, Sunflower, Walnut, and Wild Rose

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime, Lemon Zing, Orange Slush, and Watermelon

Hero Arts inks in Butter Bar, Navy, Pumpkin Pie, and Red Royal

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Brushstroke Birthday

October 1, 2017

This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal. I had just received the SSS October Card Kit and the new Steel Navy embossing powder. It is such a cool embossing powder; it appears to be a dark metallic blue.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment on the lower part of the card base. I used the navy embossing powder for the sentiment. I added a heart with silver embossing powder. I added stripes to the rest of the card using the same embossing powders and three shades of aqua inks. It was a very simple card to create; however, I love the results.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Heavy Metal

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10387

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-42/

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #81: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686713199190/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

Embossing Powders: Simon Says Stamp’s Steel Navy Fine Detail and Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid, Merman, and Peacock

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!