Happy You’re My Friend

Hi everyone! Im here with another card I am entering for a couple challenges. I will link the challenges below.

Here is my card —

I started this card with a panel of Neenah Solar White card stock and I stamped flowers in coral and aqua inks. Then I accented the centers and blank spaces with grey ink. I cut the stamped panel to 4 x 5 1/4 and then used a curved border die to cut the panel on a curve.

On a standard size card base, I attached a grey striped paper from My Mind’s Eye. I curved the sentiment to match the curve of the panel and stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with a silver embossing powder. To finish the card, I attached the curved panel with foam adhesive.

I am entering this card to the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays – Color Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use patterned paper

For information on the tools and products I used, please refer to the supply list below –

SUPPLY LIST

  1. Neenah Solar White Card stock
  2. My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio Collection 6×6 paper pad
  3. Simon Says Stamp Flowers On My Mind stamp set
  4. Hero Arts Shadow Inks  – Fresh Peach and Soft Granite
  5. Simon Says Stamp Ink – Audrey Blue
  6. Versamark ink
  7. American Crafts Zing Silver Embossing Powder
  8. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1
  9. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  10. Scotch Foam Tape

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading.

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Thank You For Everything

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a thank you card. It seems like I have been on a thank you card kick lately. I used one my favorite stamps from Simon Says Stamp. It is the Life Is A Journey set. I got this set from the September card kit and I have been in love with it.

The techniques I used for this card came from a tip that Laura Bassen shared during the Clean and Simple – One Layer Cards from Online Card Classes.

Here is my card —

Thank You For Everything Flowers

 

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I used the dots stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and sponged it with some Memento Desert Storm ink. I also used the Simon Says Stamp Banner stencil and sponged it on the center with more Desert Sand ink.

For the flowers, I used the Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set and various shadow ink colors from Hero Arts (I will list them in the supply list below). I stamped a random pattern using the various flowers and leaves from the set diagonally.

For the sentiment, I used the “thank you” and “for everything” stamps from the same SSS set. I stamped the thank you on the stenciled banner and the “for everything” below the banner using Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe ink.

The technique that Laura shared was that we can show dimension through some illusion by layering inks.

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. The Crafter’s Workshop Dot Stencil
3. Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set
4. Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Green Hills, Ultra Pink, Passion Flower, Cornflower
     Blue, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Tide Pool, Lemon Yellow,
     Mint Julep, Cup o’ Joe)
5. Memento Ink in Desert Sand

 

This is shared for the Work It Wednesday feature over at the Simon Says Stamp blog 

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

 

 

Thinking of You

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

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The theme for the challenge is ANIMAL ANTICS. I was hopping along the STAMPtember Blog Hop over at Simon Says Stamp and I came across this card from Jennifer McGuire. It totally blew my mind and I was in awe of her creative genius. I immediately fell in love with it and decided to try the same technique. Jennifer used the Lots of Dots set and the Big Hello die cut. I did not have any of those products with me so I had to improvise.

Here is my card —

Thinking Of You

I started the card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa folded to a standard size card and I used some Strathmore water color paper for a white panel.

I had a stencil of a bird and a heart that I recently got from Hobby Lobby that I thought would work great. Now for the dots…I originally thought of using a stylus to make the dots but then I saw the berries in the SSS Life is a Journey stamp set that I thought would work well. So I started stamping. I divided the bird into 6 parts so I could change colors easily. I used different Hero Arts shadow inks – Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Soft Pool and Tide Pool in that order. After I stamped the dots, I used my stylus to fill in some areas that were bare. I also used one of the hearts using the same technique in Pale Tomato Ink.

For the sentiment, I used one from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments. I embossed it in silver embossing powder. To finish off the card, I adhered the white panel onto the card stock base with some foam adhesives.

SUPPLY LIST:

1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa
2. Strathmore watercolor paper
3. StenWorks bird and heart stencil
4. SSS Life Is A Journey stamp set
5. Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, Butter Bar, Soft Pool, Tide Pool
6. Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments 
7. American Crafts Zing silver embossing powder
 

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