You’re So Cool – SSS August 2014 Card Kit

Hi everyone! I’m here today with another card for the Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit. I have been recently enjoying the 4 Bar card size so this is a 4 Bar card.

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

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The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

 

This card is also an entry for A Blog Named Hero‘s current challenge. The theme for this challenge is OMBRE.

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Here is my card — (I’m sorry for the picture quality. It was a very gloomy day and I could not get a better picture.)

You're So Cool

I started with a panel of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper cut to 4 5/7 by 3 1/2. I used the smooth side and stamped the circle border from the Ice Cream Dreams repeatedly to create a background and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To create the ombre look, I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade from Tim Holtz. I started on top with the Picked Raspberry and finished with Spiced Marmalade at the bottom. I made sure to blend both the colors at the center for a red orange color.

For the focal image, I stamped the 3 ice cream images from the set and colored them in with a variety of alcohol markers. After cutting them out, I attached it to a Sizzix Border Frame. Before adhering the frame, I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen.

For the sentiment, I stamped the You’re So Cool sentiment with black pigment ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the sentiment  into a thin strip and made banner edges on each end. I also distressed the edged with Antique Linen distress ink before adhering it to the card with foam tape.

I placed the front panel on a 4 Bar card base made from Neenah Solar White card stock.

That’s it for this card.

For a list of  products I used for this card, please check out the supply list below.

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You Fill My Day With Color

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for The Cutting Edge blog hop hosted by Paulina from Pretty Pink Posh. This is my second card for this hop. For this card, I used the rainbow die from the You and Me collection from Sizzix.

Here is my card —

You Fill My Day with Color

I started this card with some Hero Arts Snow layering paper cut to 4 3/4 by 4 inches. I positioned the rainbow die from the the You and Me set and die cut it using my Cuttlebug. I will be using the negative space for the front panel of the card. For the rays of the rainbow, I covered it with Elmer’s Glitter Glue and when it dried I added some Glossy Accents to give it some dimension. I also cut more rays and attached it to each other to thicken each ray. I inlaid the rays using Glossy Accents to secure it. For the clouds, I used a piece of paper and stuck in under the panel and adhered some Sparkling Clear sequins behind the cloud negative.

For the sentiment, I used the Color and Sunshine set from Simon Says Stamp with my new favorite combination of pigment ink and clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I adhered the panel to a 5 by 4 1/4 inch card base of the same Snow layering paper. I also added more sequins in Pink Peonies, Mossy Green, Cornflower Blue and Sparkling Clear to accent the card.

That’s it for thus card. For a list of products I used, please check out the supply list below.

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Thanks For Thinking Of Me

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge blog hop hosted by the ever so sweet and awesome – Paulina. I enjoyed the shaker card blog hop and this one this definitely another fun one.

I have been recently enjoying die cuts, and my sister who is my most generous gift giver, has given me quite a few dies over the past few weeks and I was excited to use them. For this card, I used the Spellbinders Inspire – Birds On A Wire die. It’s a very elegant and versatile die.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with a panel of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper cut to  5 1/4 by 4 inches. Using the Tim Holtz mini distress ink blending tool, I blended in the inks from top to bottom. I started with Fired Brick on top then blended in Spiced Marmalade and at the bottom I used Mustard Seed. To darken the colors a little bit, I went over the entire panel with some Antique Linen distress ink.

For the die cuts, I used the Birds on a Wire from Spellbinders and cut 3 rows of birds from some Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock. I used the Xyron sticker maker to adhere them diagonally on the top of the card leaving some space on the bottom left for my sentiment.

For the sentiment, I used the Thanks set from Simon Says Stamp and stamped it with black pigment ink from ColorBox and then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I have recently been loving the pigment ink + clear embossing powder combination.

To finish the card, I adhered the front panel to a top folding standard size made some Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock.

I am also entering this card for the current challenge at A Blog Named Hero. The theme for this challenge is Ombre.

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For a list of the products I used, please check the supply list below. 

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

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I Love You More Than Ice Cream, That’s A Lot – SSS August 2014 Card Kit

Hi everyone! Im here today with a card for the RetroSketches Challenge using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.

Here is the sketch for this challenge —

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Here is my card —

I Love You More Than IceCream

I started this card with some Neenah dessert Storm card stock cut to  a standard size with the fold on top. I cut a piece of patterned paper from Bo Bunny that was included in the kit. I attached it to the front of the card tilted. For the diamond, I cut a die border from Sizzix on some brown paper.

For the focal point, I cut a circle from the Sizzix Circle Framelits and attached the variety of ice cream. I colored the sweet treats using Spectrum Noir markers. I attached the circle to the center of the card. For the sentiment, I heat embossed on gold embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and added glitter accents to the ice cream.

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

 

Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! My card for today is an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Here is this week’s sketch —

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This card is also an entry for the Moxie Fab World Fabulous Friday challenge. The theme is Trendy Triangles. Here is the inspiration graphic —

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Here is my card —

Birthday Wishes

I started this card with a standard size piece of Neenah Solar White card stock with the fold on top. I also cut some masking paper to the same size. I die cut the triangle dies from the Sizzix Banners Framelits to accommodate the sketch. After die-cutting, I stuck the masking paper on the front of the card. I stamped the Hero Arts Tiny Flags background stamp with Versamark ink and and heat embossed it with white embossing powder from American Crafts. I removed the mask and added a new mask using the Post It tape to mask each triangle. I blended some Distress Inks in 2 colors for each triangle. For the first triangle, I used Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. For the second, I used Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. For the third triangle, I used Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberries.

After blending the colors, I stamped a birthday sentiment from the It’s Your Day set by Hero Arts in black pigment ink by ColorBox. Then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it some shine and dimension. To finish the card. I trimmed a little on the edges making it smaller than a standard size card and I also added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s it for this card.

For a list of the products I used, please check the supply list below.

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Online Card Classes Days 3 and 4 – Alphabet and Sentiment Stamps

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Hi everyone! I’m here with the next installment for Online Card Classes. Today, I will be sharing 2 cards I made for Days 3 and 4. The focus on these days were alphabet and sentiment stamps. The stamps the teachers focused on were Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn and the Simply Fabulous Sayings from My Favorite Things. I had the LF stamp but didnt have the one from MFT, but I shopped my stash and used one I had from Simon Says Stamp called Be Sentiments.

Here are my cards —

CARD #1

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I started this card with a 4 Bar card from some Slate card stock from Simon Says Stamp (I have recently been enjoying the size of 4 Bar cards). For the patterned paper panel, I used a polka dot paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. For the front panel, I used some Neenah Solar White card stock.

For the front panel, I arranged the alphabet letters in order to form 5 lines. I wanted to make sure that the letters I, O and U were diagonally aligned. The O was supposed to act as the heart in the “I Heart U sentiment, however I decided against that and used the heart that is also included in the Milo’s ABC set. I stamped the majority of the letters in Versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. For the sentiment, I didn’t have pink or red embossing powder, so I used Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink ink and re-stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored the heart with a pink marker and covered it with some pink glitter glue from Elmer’s. After the glue dried, I added some Glossy Accents for some dimension.

To finish the card, I rounded the corners and adhered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh with some tacky glue. I attached the panel to the card base with some foam tape.

CARD #2

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I started this card with some Punch layering paper from Hero Arts. For the background, I stamped the different BE variations in a random pattern with Versamark ink. I heat embossed the background with the Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. For the heart element, I cut out a the Cream Puff die from Memory Box and used the negative space to trace a heart on some Carnation layering paper. I stamped the different sentiments from the set with some Ultra Pink ink from Hero Arts. For the heart outline, I cut another heart this time from some Punch layering paper. The die cut produced an outlined heart with a curvy line in the center. I cut the curvy line and used the outline on its own.

To finish the card, I attached the heart on the center of the base with some foam tape.

That’s it for Days 3 and 4. I know I’m a little behind in class which is why I love this new schedule where they give us time to play and create after all the lessons before class wraps up. I will be back soon with cards for Days 5 and 6, cards from the August Card Kit and other cards I make in between.

For a list of the products I used, please refer to the supply list below.

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Love You Tons

Hi everyone! This card is an entry for CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch for this week

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This week, they joined forces with Tag You’re It. So this weeks challenge needs to either be a tag or have a tag incorporated to the finished project.

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Here is my card —

Love You Tons

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I colored some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste with Simon Says Stamp ink in Cotton Candy. I placed the chevron stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop on the card base and masked off the right side. Just like the sketch, I only wanted the texture on the left side. After spreading the paste and letting it dry, I started with my tag element. I recently got the Lawn Fawn Love You Tons set which was a surprise gift from my sister (she loves surprising me with crafty things that make happy). I stamped the elephants and colored them in with the Grey and Pink sets from Spectrum Noir. I stamped the tag from LF’s Tag You’re It from a piece of paper from Pink Paislee with VersaMark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder from American Crafts. I die cut the tag using the coordinating die and attached the elephants. I stamped the hearts from the Happy Thoughts set from Simon Says Stamp in Lipstick Red ink. I attached the tag to the card and added some pink twine.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Neenah Solar White and stamped the sentiment from the Love You Tons set with VersaMark and heat embossed it with the same silver embossing powder. I wanted it to be more than a banner, so I cut one side of the sentiment strip like a regular banner and I cut the other side at a diagonal for added interest. I added it with foam squares to the bottom of the card.

To finish the card, I accented the elephants and hearts with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this card.

For a complete list of all the product and tools I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading. I will be back soon with more cards from the ongoing class at Online Card Classes.

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Online Card Class Days 1 and 2 – Background Stamps

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with some homework for Online Card Classes. I have been a little off the radar ever since class started and I just recently watched the first few days of class. For this post, I have 3 cards I made for Days 1 and 2. I didn’t have any of the stamps they suggested but I shopped my stash and found 2 woodblock stamps from Stampabilities that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. I decided to use both those stamps – one was a quatrefoile stamp that is great for coloring like Kristina’s technique and the other which is the tapestry stamp which is perfect as a reverse background stamp.

Here are my cards —

CARD #1

Thanks Watercolor

I started this card with some Bazzill card stock in Licorice Twist cut to a 4 Bar card with the fold on top. For the panel, I used some Strathmore watercolor paper. I stamped the Quatrefoile background with VersaMark and embossed the image with some AC Zing white embossing powder. I decided to try the water coloring technique that Kristina shared. I colored the spaces with watercolor in a rainbow order but vertically.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Thanks die from SSS at the center of the watercolor panel and also from some Licorice Twist card stock. I inlaid the black thanks on the watercolor panel. To finish the card, I attached the panel on the card base with foam tape and added some black enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

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You're Very Strong

 

I started this card with some Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock cut to a 4 Bar card. I also used the same color for the front panel. I stamped the Stampabilities Tapestry stamp. I stamped the image on the panel with some Versamark ink and before it could dry I brushed on some Perfect Pearls powder in bubblegum. This was the technique that Jennifer Mcguire taught and I just fell in love with it. After the finished brushing the powder, I misted some water and heat set the panel to dry.

For the sentiment, I cut a circle using the smallest shape in the Sizzix Circle Framelits set. I traced the placement of the circle, and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Love This set in VersaMark. Then I heat embossed it with AC Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder. To finish the card, I adhered the front panel to the base with some foam tape.

CARD #3

XOXO Hugs and Kisses Emboss Resist

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a 4 Bar card. For the front panel, I used some Strathmore water color paper. I stamped the Quatrefoile stamp with VersaMark and heat embossed it with some AC Zing White Embossing powder. I sponged on Distress Inks  with different shades of blue. I started with Broken China at the bottom, then Peacock Feathers in the middle and Tumbled Glass on top. While I was adding each color, I made sure to blend them together. To give it a water color look, I spritzed the panel with water and left it to dry. I love splotches it created.

For the sentiment, I used the Hero Year Round Greetings. I stamped the message on Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a small frame using the Sizzix Framelits Borders. I stamped it with black pigment ink and heat embossed it with some AC Zing Clear embossing powder. I looped some black twine at the center of the panel and adhered my border sentiment on top. To finish the card, I attached the panel to the base and adhered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for the first 2 days of class. I’m quite behind with the lessons so it will take a while for me to catch up with all the lessons. But I will definitely be back with cards for days 3 and 4 very soon.

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Hang In There

Hi everyone. Today’s card is another share from the SSS July 2014 card kit. I’ve really had a lot of fun with this kit and I am very excited to move on to the August kit.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The challenge for this week is ANYTHING GOES.

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This is also an entry for A Blog Named Hero‘s most recent challenge. The challenge theme is Die A Little.

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Here is my card —

Hang In There

I started this card with 4 3/4 by 4 1/4 card from Neenah Solar White card stock. I adhered a piece of patterned paper from Pink Paislee over the entire front of the card. The front panel, I cut a piece measuring  1/4 x 3 3/4 from more Neenah Solar White card stock. I die cut a few pieces of the hanger die cut from the Thanks For Your Support coordinating die set from SSS. I stuck each hanger together and for the top most piece, I covered it in VersaMark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder for American Crafts. That made it look like a steel/metal hanger which was the look I was going for.

For the envelopes, I stamped the smallest envelope from the Happy Thoughts stamp set on different patterns from Pink Paislee. I attached the envelopes on the hanger with blue twine from Maya Road. For the sentiment, I used Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn in Memento Paris Dusk ink and a sentiment from the Love This set using Lipstick Red ink. I rounded the corners of the front panel and adhered it with foam tape.

That’s it for this card. For a list of the tools and supplies I used on the card, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading.