SSS January Kit Card #1 – Happy Valentine’s Day

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!!!

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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.)

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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!

Cheers!

Hi everyone! Today I am here with a card to celebrate the New Year. This card works great too as a congratulations or birthday card. It was my first time using gold ink and I loved it.

I made the brown card first using a textured card stock from The Paper Studio. I didn’t think that the gold ink stood out as much as I wanted it to, so I decided to try using another color. I chose the Blue Calypso card stock from Bazzil Basics. In person, the blue card stood out more but when I took the picture I felt that the brown stood out more. That’s why I decided to show you both cards.

This is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this challenge BLING IT ON!

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and also an entry for the Pretty Pink Posh 10 Minute Craft Dash (I’m so sad that this is the last challenge – I hope you change your mind Paulina).

If you consider both cards, I defintely went over the 10 minute mark but if you base it on the first card I made which is the brown one, I finished that in 6 minutes and 18 seconds. The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES!

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Here is my card —

Cheers

I started this card with a circle mask for the center. I cut the circle with the Sizzix Circle Framelits on some Inkadinkado stamping masking paper. I stuck the circle at the center and then I started stamping. I used the Chevron Backdrops from Lawn Fawn using the Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. I stamped the entire background and removed the masking paper to reveal the empty circle. For the sentiment and image, I used a stamp from Studio G which I found in the dollar bins at Michael’s. I stamped the image and sentiment at the center of the circle with the same gold pigment ink. And to finish the card, I rounded the bottom edges.

That’s it for this card. Which one do you prefer? I personally prefer the blue. 🙂

Thanks for reading!