One in a Chameleon

May 1, 2018

This is a thank you card I made for a co worker of mine. She put together the most amazing Nature Day activities for our school.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the chameleon and branch. I used Primascolor pencils. I love the way my rainbow chameleon turned out. I fussy cut out the images and painted the edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors.

I die cut a panel form some green card stock. I stamped a sentiment on the top area of the green panel I black ink. I added some green leaves around the sentiment and corners. I adhered the branch and chameleon with foam tape and added some more leaves.

Next, I prepared my card base. I used a tan card stock. I added a wood grain design with a stamp and some rose gold ink.

Lastly, I adhered the green panel to the green panel and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple, One in a Chameleon, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Simon Says Stamp’s Green Apple

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black and Cilantro

Tsukenko Delicata Ink in Rose Gold

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Meow You Doin’

May 1, 2018

Who doesn’t love getting a new stamp set in the mail? I just bought Lawn Fawn’s Meow You Doin’ and had to play with it. This is the card I made.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping the car and accessories on some white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut them out right on the black stamp line. I painted the edges black with a marker to hide any cutting errors.

I used liquid glue and some foam tape to adhere the images to a small rectangle of Simon Says Stamp Lavender card stock.  I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner in black ink.

I prepared a white card base. I used the Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh stamp set to create a fun back ground. I used six different purple inks for the stamping. I added some paw prints also. Lastly, I adhered the purple rectangle with foam tape and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Meow You Doin’ and Let’s Bokeh

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Simon Says Stamp’s Lavender Card Stock

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black, Juice Box, Fresh Lavender, Grape Soda, and Sugar Plum

Simon Says Stamp’s Wisteria Hybrid Ink

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Books

May 1, 2018

As soon as I got my hands on the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card, I knew I had to make some cards using the book paper. My grandmother loves to read and receive handmade cards.  I used some of the stickers and one other piece of pattern paper from the kit also.

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Card One

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Card Two

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began these cards by cutting the pattern paper into 5.5 inch by 4 inch strips. I saved the pieces I trimmed off as well. I also die cut a small stitched rectangle and stitched circle from some velum.

For card one, I adhered the book paper to a tan card base. I used the half inch by 4 inch strip of orange paper as a shelf. I adhered the velum rectangle to the back of the orange strip. I used some of the rectangle stickers to create “books.” I added a plant sticker to the top of the “book” stack. I added a stamped sentiment to the top of the velum rectangle and the card was complete

For card two, I adhered the orange one to a white card base. I layered the 2 by 5.5 inch strip of book paper down the middle. I added some stickers to the velum circle. I hid some foam tape behind the stickers to adhere the velum circle to the card front.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Pinkfresh Studio’s Let Your Heart Decide Papers and Puffy Stickers

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Thanks in Blue and Orange

April 30, 2018

A friend of mine asked me to make him a set of 15 Thank You cards. I couldn’t settle on one design so I made two. I used the same colors on both designs so that the cards feel like they belong together.

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Both designs

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Design One

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Design Two

 

Details

Size:   5.5 by 4 inch cards

Extra Details:  I began each card by creating the grey card bases. I could only find 12 by 12 grey card stock in my local craft store. So I made 4 inch strips to get the most card bases possible.  I scored and folded my card bases.

Using some smooth white card stock, I cut a 3.5 by 5 inch panel for the front of each card.

For the first design, I used Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages stamp set. I stamped the large square-ish stamp in Simon Says Stamp’s Melon Hybrid ink. I added the Thank You sentiment in black ink right in the middle of the orange block. I added a frame using Simon Says Stamp’s Spring Rain Hybrid Ink and Smoke Ink. I adhered the panels to the front of a grey card base. In the end I made 8 of these cards. I think this is my favorite of the two designs.

For the second design, I used Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me Stamp set. I used the borders to create a design in the top left corner using Simon Says Stamp’s Melon and Spring Rain Hybrid Inks. The grey ink is Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke. I stamped the bold Thanks in black ink. I then moved the stamp slightly to the left and stamp it again in the Spring Rain Hybrid ink to give the word a blue shadow. I think the shadow effect really made the design. I adhered the panels to the rest of the grey card bases. In the end, I made 7 cards with this design.

Lastly, I added a white liner to the inside of each card base.

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages and You + Me

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black Ink

Simon Says Stamp’s Melon and Spring Rain Hybrid inks

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!