Hi everyone! Today’s card is my first card for the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit. This card kit is pure awesome! I love the stamp set included and it coordinates well with the rest of the kit. You can purchase the card kits over at Simon Says Stamp for 24.95, but if you become a card kit member you can get the kit every month for 19.95. Let me tell you — it is totally worth it.
This card is also an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this challenge is BLING IT ON!!!
Here is my card — (I’m sorry for the quality of the picture, since it has been raining here for 3 days non stop it was almost impossible to get a decent shot.)
I started this card with Marshmallow card stock from Bazzil cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I stamped the heart balloon from the Only Have Eyes For You set that came in the kit towards the top of the card with Memento’s Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, Pear Tart, Lilac Posies and Lady Bug. I stamped it using masking paper to make it look like the balloons were either in front or behind each other. I used the mini sentiments from the same set and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black randomly inside the balloons. Then I used some clear stickles and painted them on the balloons for some shine. I really like those foil balloons with the greetings printed on them so that was what I was trying to imitate. I stamped the strings also from the same set in Memento’s London Fog.
For the monster, I stamped it on white card stock and used the Chromatix Markers Bubblegum trio from American Crafts. I tried my blending techniques again and even if I’m still not completely satisfied with it, this is the first time I have seen actual shading on the finished image. After coloring, I cut the monster out and placed him at the center of the card with foam squares.
For the sentiment, I used the Happy Valentine’s sentiment from the same Only Have Eyes For You set in Memento’s London Fog ink. I know that we still will welcome the new year, but I just couldn’t help myself with such an adorable stamp set. 🙂
To finish the card, I put some Glossy Accents on the eyes and mouth of the monster for some dimension.
That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading. Happy New Year! May there be more crafting and card making in 2014!