Wednesday Card Day – You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

Wednesday Card Day Intro

 

Hi everyone! Today I’m here with another card for the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. This card also uses some great products from Lawn Fawn that aren’t in the kit.

Here is my card —

You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I measured and cut the sunshine rays paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine Collection and adhered it to the front of the card. I measured the paper to make sure the rays were at the bottom center as if the rays were shining. I then used the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble border die using the grey polka dot paper from the same collection to place on top. For the sentiment, I used the orange alphabet stickers from Kelly Purkey included in the kit. I saw this sentiment on Pinterest and knew that it would work well with the card. For the image, I stamped the own and log from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it with alcohol markers. I have inexpensive markers from Hobby Lobby that I’m using to learn to blend colors. I’m still trying my best and learning how to blend with the help of YT videos but somehow my finished product don’t match up. But practice makes perfect so I will defintely keep practicing.

To finish the card, I stuck the speech bubble and owl image with foam adhesive and added some sequins from Darice that was included in the kit.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit (card stock, LF Hello Sunshine patterned paper, Kelly Purkey orange stickers, White                          Iridescent Sequins
2. Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble border die
3. Lawn Fawn Critters in Forest stamp set
4. Hobby Lobby The Fine Touch markers ( BR101, BR103, BR91, G46, YR23, CG1, CG3, and CG5) 
 

You can watch the video here or on You Tube —

 

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Wednesday Card Day – You Bring Color Into My Life

Wednesday Card Day Intro

Hi everyone! I made today’s card using the supplies from the  March Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. This months card is really great. Just a few weeks ago I was wishing I had a stamp that had rainbows and sunshine and there was the March kit set. I’ve been having fun and have created a few cards already which I will be sharing in the days and weeks to come.

Here is my card —

You Bring Color Into My Life

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I stamped the crayon stamp in Memento Tuxedo black ink on the different sheets of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine collection. After stamping the crayons, I cut them out and lined the edges with a black marker. I arranged the the crayons in a staggered manner in 3 columns on the left side of the card base. When I found a pattern I liked, I started adhering each crayon with my tape runner.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “you bring” and “into my life” sentiments with Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the word color with Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe shadow ink.

When I looked at the card, I felt that it needed an extra column of crayons. So I added one more column to make the card look fuller.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine stamp set
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine 6×6 patterned paper
4. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
5. Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe shadow ink
 

You  can watch the video here or on YouTube —

 

Thanks for watching!

Wednesday Card Day – Just Arrived

Wednesday Card Day Intro

Hi everyone! I was recently at Michael’s and they had a huge sale on their older stamps and when I saw two baby themed sets from Fiskars and Stampendous, I couldn’t resist. So I decided to use them for today’s cards. Here is my first card —

Just Arrived Girl

I started this card with some Bazzill card stock in Cotton Candy cut to a standard size card. I used some of the mini images from both sets to create my own background. I repeatedly stamped the images in Versamark and then heat embossed it with some Martha Stewart clear embossing powder. I originally wanted to use sparkle embossing powder but I did not like way it looked so I changed my mind and used clear instead.

For the front panel, I cut the third biggest die from the Sizzix Fancy Labels #3 die set from white card stock. I positioned the stork and sentiment from the Fiskars set and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored in the image with an assortment of marker brands – I used the Fine Touch markers from Hobby Lobby and a few Bic Mark It markers. I don’t really know how to blend alcohol markers so I normally just do fast coloring and try to blend based on what I think looks right.

To finish the card, the attached the front panel with foam squares and applied some glitter to the baby blanket with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

I also made a blue version for a baby boy —

Just Arived Boy

For this card, I did the exact same thing as I did with the pink card except that the card stock I used was Robin’s Egg Blue from Bazzill.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Fiskars stamp set  – Special Delivery
2. Stampendous stamp set – Baby Invite
3. Bazzill card stock in Cotton Candy (girl card) and Robin’s Egg Blue (boy card)
4. Neenah Solar White card stock 
5. Versamark ink
6. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
7. Martha Stewart embossing powder
8. Bic Mark It markers (Pink Flamingo and Yellow Blaze)
9. The Fine Touch Markers from Hobby Lobby ( CG1, CG3 Cool Gray, YR25 Salmon Pink, PB76 Sky Blue) 
7. Sizzix Fancy Labels #3 (3rd biggest die)
 
 You can watch the video here —
 

 

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Thinking of You

Hi everyone! For today’s card, I used supplies from the February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. I really love this kit especially the stamp set which is so versatile and elegant.

I saw this card that Nichol Magouirk made with the kit and I wanted to do something similar. It was such a pretty card and I just fell in love with it. Nichol used shades of blue and green and stamped the images on Kraft. I wanted to use pink and emboss the images on vellum for a different look.

Here is my card –

Thinking of You

I started this card with white card stock cut to a standard size card. I also cut the pink stitched patterned paper from the kit to the same size to cover the entire front of the card. For the stamped panel, I cut a piece of vellum to 5 1/4 by 4 and prepped it for embossing with my DIY powder tool. I stamped the flowers and stems at the bottom of the vellum piece with Versamark and then embossed it with the Martha Stewart white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Thinking of You stamp set included in the kit also with Versamark and then I embossed it.

I attached the vellum panel with some glue dots which was a big mistake. I originally thought the glue dots weren’t going to be seen since I already used it before on vellum with another card. But as soon as I stuck the vellum to the card base, I immediately saw the glue dots. I couldn’t remove it without tearing the card, so as damage control I dug out some old sequins I had and tried to randomly place them around the card covering up the glue dots. I actually like it with the sequins so I’ll call that a happy mistake.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading! I will be back on Wednesday with a card and a new video. See you!

Wednesday Card Day – You Are Missed

Hi everyone!

Today’s post  is a resurrection of some sort. I started the Wednesday Card Day feature on my blog on October 2012. It was a way for me to share a card every Wednesday but after 3 posts, WCD just never happened again. I was busy and many things had to take top priority. When I again started blogging about my cards, they became random posts that just were posted any day. You can check out my previous Wednesday Card Day posts here, here and here.

I have decided to start Wednesday Card Day again and this time I’ve added a twist. I’ve been wanting to try and start making process videos for YouTube, so WCD posts will contain a video every single time. I am going to try my best to really keep up and post every Wednesday.

Wednesday Card Day Intro

So here is my card  –

You Are Missed

I started this card with some Neenah Dessert Storm card stock cut to a standard size landscape card. For the front panels, I used the watercolor effect papers from Basic Grey’s Fresh Cuts collection. I cut each paper into 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 strips of paper. I placed them side by side and stamped some of the flowers and the leaf from the Thinking of You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp usingVersaMark ink. Then I heat embossed the strips with white embossing powder from Martha Stewart. I then arranged the strips in the same order on the card base.

For the sentiment, I cut a 1 1/2 inch strip of vellum and stamped the sentiment You Are Missed from the same SSS stamp set. To finish the card I adhered the strip with glue dots towards the bottom.

You can watch the video here –

 

Thanks for reading 🙂