Category Archives: April 2018

Have a Beautiful Day

April 8, 2018

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card kit. The stamp set, the patterned papers, the colors, the stencils…. They are all the best. This is the first card I made with this kit. As soon as I saw the reveal, I know I wanted to white heat emboss those butterflies and water color them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamp and white heat embossed the butterflies all around the edge of the panel. I added my sentiment and leaves with a black ink. I love the effect that was created by using both black ink and white embossing.

I used the Crayola Fine Line Markers to add color and a water brush to move the color around.  Once the card front was dry, I added some Wink of Stella all over background for some sparkle.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to a white card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

               LOVE Flickr Challenge #28: Spring Fling

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157692073294172/            

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Trio of Butterflies

April 8, 2018

Jennifer McGuire did a video on Z fold cards a few weeks ago and I knew I had to try one. I used the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit and some patterned paper I got from my local Joann’s to make this card.  I colored the butterflies with Prismacolor pencils and really love the results I got.

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Card Front

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Inside of the Card

Details

Size:  Z fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping and coloring the butterflies on a scrap of white card stock. Once I was done coloring, I fussy cut all of the butterflies out.

I created the card base from some 12 x 12 white cardstock. It was a very light weight card stock, so I don’t think I will be using it again. I added strips of the marble patterned paper to the outside flaps. I used a scalloped edge die to add interest to the front panels.

I added a panel of white cardstock to the inside of the card to stiffen up the card base.  I stamped the sentiment and added a butterfly to this panel.

I adhered the butterflies to the front panels having them overlap the seam. Lastly, I added a small black rectangle to the middle butterfly. I white heat embossed the sentiment on the black rectangle.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Trio of Something

Simon Says: A Trio Of Something

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day and Christmas Squad

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Stenciled Butterflies

April 8, 2018

It has been a long time since I’ve done any blogging. However, I have still been making cards so now I’m going to try to catch up now.

This card was made using the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit. I have really been enjoying the recent Simon Says Stamp Card Kits. I haven’t really played with stencils before so this was a fun experiment for me.

 

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by taping my white A2 card base down. I temporally adhered the stencil on the top and used Distress Inks and a Mini Ink Blending Tool to add the color. I used two colors for each butterfly. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Lastly, I added some adhesive backed gems to the card for interest.

Challenges Entered:

               Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #94: Ink Blending

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157665201552757/

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Day

Stencils Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Butterlfies 6 x 6

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!