Die Cut Inlay Card – Thanks For Thinking of Me

Hi everyone! Today’s card is another entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

I’m using a technique I’ve seen many card makers use but I have never tried. I’m trying die cut inlays today. Here is my card —

Thanks for Thinking of Me

I started this card with a panel of thin copy paper. I cut some strips from the Neenah Creative Collection 18 color pack. This card stock is 65 lbs so it was the best choice for die cut inlay since the paper is quite thin. I purchased my paper pack at Target but you can definitely purchase it on Amazon as well. The colors I used for the strips were – Colonial Blue, Wisteria, Pulsar Pink, Tangerine, Citrus Yellow, and Lime Green. I attached the strips on the copy paper diagonally.

For the inlay part, I die cut the Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp and one of the banners from the Sizzix/Doodlebug Banner Die set on top of the striped paper. The pieces you get from there can be used for another card. Then I die cut both dies again from some Eclipse Black  card stock which is part of the Neenah pack to keep the thickness of the paper the same. For the banner, I stamped a sentiment from the Thanks stamp set which coordinates with the die I used. I used VersaMark and the Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it. I placed the black die cut pieces on their respective inlays.

For the card base, I wanted something heavier, so I adhered the striped panel on some Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. To finish the card, I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the black die cut pieces.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

 

I couldn’t link the Neenah Creative Collection card stock paper  below, so I am linking it here.

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Emboss Resist Watercolor Card – Love You

Hi everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this week’s challenge is ANYTHING GOES! (my favorite since I can completely do whatever I want) 🙂

I tried a technique I learned from the last Online Card Class – Watercolor for Card Makers. Here is my card —

Love You

I started this card with a panel of 90 lb Strathmore watercolor paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4. I stamped the Recollection Tapestry background stamp I got at my Michael’s with VersaMark ink. Then I heat embossed it with some Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I used different shades of green and blue watercolor for the panel. I wet the entire surface first and applied the different colors horizontally. The embossed part resisted the watercolor to reveal the design.

For the sentiment, I one of the tags from the Memory Box Clasic Tags die and stamped and embossed the Love You sentiment from the Love You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp with Hero Arts white embossing powder on Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock. I used some black twine to attach the tag and embellished using black enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye. I finished the card by attaching it to a Bazzill Licorice Twist card base with foam tape.

All the supplies are listed below.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading!

 

I used the Recollection Tapestry backdrop set which is only available at Michael’s so I am not going to be able to link it below.

Runway Inspired Challenge #62 – Thank You

Hi everyone! I’m here today with an entry for the Runway Inspired Challenge.

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When I saw this picture, I knew that I loved the color scheme and even though I didn’t have bird images, using the color scheme would be awesome.

So here is my card  –

Thank You Runway Challenge

I started this card with a 5 1/4 x 4 panel of Blueberry card stock from Bazzill. I drew a rough curved line on the panel to make sure i keep with the curved shape. For the scribbles, I used the Favorite Flowers stamp set that comes in the Simon Says Stamp June 2014 card kit. I used the large and medium scribble. Using VersaMark ink, I stamped the scribbles along the curved line I drew. I embossed it with the Hero Arts white embossing powder. With the space left, I used the Fancy Thank You woodblock stamp from Hero Arts also with VersaMark and white embossing powder.

To finish the card, I adhered it using foam tape on a standard size landscape base of Neenah Solar White card stock.

That’s it for this card.

Please check the list below for a complete list of the supplies I used.

*I couldn’t link the Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers set on InLinkz, so I am linking it separately.

**The Hero Arts “Thank You” stamp I used is already phased out, but I found a similar stamp from a new release which I am linking below.


 

 

 

 

 

You’re So Special To Me – Simon Says Stamp June 2014 Card Kit

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp June 2014 Card Kit. I love this kit because I love working with flowers and this set has very unique flower shapes.

This card is also an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

Here is my card —

You're So Special To Me SSSCK

 

I started this card with Neenah Solar White cut and folded to a landscape standard size card. I covered the entire front of the card base with a patterned paper from the Now and Then collection from My Mind’s Eye. For the front panel, I cut another piece of Neenah Solar White to 5 x 3 3/4 inches. I stamped a sentiment from the Year Round Sentiments from Hero Arts with black pigment ink from ColorBox and clear embossing powder. As much as I love the images in the set, I’m not too fond of the sentiments because I think they are quite small. I like bigger and bold sentiments. For the images, I stamped 3 solid flower backgrounds in assorted Hero Arts inks and then white embossed the scribbles that go on top. I also did the same for the leaves. For the stem, I used the fine tip of the Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Vintage Photo. I also accented the centers of the flowers with the Now and Then enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye in contrasting colors.

To finish the card, I attached the panel to the card base with foam tape and accented the panel further with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for the card. I made a video showing the step by step process in making the card. You can watch it here or on You Tube. I also have the complete supply list below.

 

 

Thanks for watching! See you soon for another card.

 

*The  kit is no longer available so I individually linked available products from the kit

**I was’t able to link the Pretty Pink Posh sequins, so I am linking them separately.

Sparkling Clear 6mm, Tangerine, Springtime Mix, and Sweetheart Mix

***I also wasn’t able to link the stamp set included in the kit since it out of stock. I am linking it separately if you want to purchase the set when it becomes available.

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I Hit The Bulls Eye

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card for the Lawnscaping Challenge over the Lawnscaping blog. The theme for the challenge this week is “Stars and Stripes”.

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I know that the theme is geared towards more patriotic cards but I really had fun using the striped patterned papers includined the Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pack from Lawn Fawn. So that was the route I took.

Here is my card —

 

I Hit The BullsEye

 

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I adhered the front completely with the rainbow striped patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. For the front panel, I used the rainbow stencil from Simon Says Stamp and colored it in with the some SSS Lipstick Red ink using a mini sponge dauber. When the top part of the rainbow was finished, I inverted the stencil and colored the rainbow again – meeting both edges to form a target.

For the sentiment, I used LF’s Milo’s ABC. I am in love with this alphabet set. I think its very versatile and I love the thin and tall letters. I created my own sentiment to match the target. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and embossed it using Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder.

To finish the card, I colored a small part of the card stock with the Lipstick Red ink and punched out a small heart. I covered the heart in red glitter and topped it off with Glossy Accents to seal the glitter and I attached with with foam adhesive at the center of the bulls eye.

 

You Are My Favorite Friend

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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For this card, I used the supplies that came with the June 2014 card kit. This card kit, like all the other kits is a great value and in my opinion one of the best kits that has been released. The theme for the SSS Wednesday Challenge is “You Gotta Have Friends”.

Here is my card —

You Are My Favorite Friend

 

I started this card with Bazzill Candy Hearts card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the front panel, I used Neenah Solar White card stock cut to 5 x 3 3/4 inches. For the background of the white panel, I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated on this card. Jennifer demonstrated this technique using blues and greens to create a water scene. I decided to use greys to create a neutral background. Any alcohol marker will do but I used the Fine Touch markers in different shades of warm grey.

For the flowers, I stamped the different circle flowers using lighter inks and the details of the flowers using darker inks. I will mention every ink color I used in the supply list below. For the sentiment, I also used the Favorite Flowers set that came with the kit. Using Studio G black pigment ink, I stamped the sentiment and used some Martha Stewart clear embossing powder to make the sentiment pop.

To finish the card, I attached the panel to the base and accented the flowers and leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

That’s it for this card. I will be back soon with more cards from this card kit.

SUPPLY LIST:

1.  Simon Say’s Stamp June Card Kit

2.  Bazzill Candy Hearts card stock

3.  Neenah Solar White card stock

4.  The Fine Touch Markers – Warm Greys WG 0.5, WG 2, and WG 4

5.  Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers set

6.  Studio G black pigment ink

7.  Martha Stewart clear embossing powder

8.  Memento inks (Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavender)

9.  Simon Says Stamp inks (Island Blue and Green Leaf)

10. Hero Arts inks (Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Passionflower, Ultra Pink, Soft

Cantaloupe, Pale Tomato, Cornflower Blue, Butter Bar, Dark Quartz)

11. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

 
 
 
 

Wednesday Card Day – You’re So Special

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. The sketch this week is pretty straightforward and looks easy, but once you start making a project you realize that it’s not that easy than it seems. Here is this week’s sketch —

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You're So Special

I immediately knew after seeing the sketch that i didn’t want to use patterned paper or washi tape to achieve the horizontal lines. So I decided to use watercolors instead. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads (please check the supply list for all the colors I used).

I decided to paint horizontal lines toward the right of the card. After painting all the colors, I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Truly Appreciated stamp set using Versamark ink. I covered the sentiment with the Recollections Silver Detail embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

You can watch the video here or on YouTube.


 

SUPPLY LIST –
1. Strathmore 90lb Cold Press watercolor paper
2. Tim Holtz ink pads (Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers.
3. Hero Arts set – Truly Appreciated
4. Versamark ink
5. Recollection Silver Fine Detail embossing powder
6. Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
 

That’s it for this card. See you soon  for another another card and video.