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 —

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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.

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