Safe Travels

Hi everyone! im here today with a card for the RetroSketches Challenge blog. Here is the sketch for this challenge —

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

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And here is my card —

Safe Travels - Missing You Already

 

I started this card with some Slate card stock from Simon Says Stamp cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the elements for the sketch, I rotated the sketch counter clockwise placing the smaller panel on top instead of on the right. The patterned paper I used are from the Chalk Studio collection from My Mind’s Eye.

For the bicycle, i used the Spellbinders Inspire Bicycle die from some black card stock and adhered it to the larger panel. To make the bike sturdy, I attached 4 pieces of the same cut out from white card stock below the black piece.

For the sentiment, I used the Life Is A Journey set from Simon Says Stamp and stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and topped it with clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye for some dimension and added interest.

That’s it. Thanks 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!

 

 

Wednesday Card Day – Wishing You Love and Laughter

Hi everyone!

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Today’s card is an inspiration I got from a card shared by Christina Kowalczyk from My Paper Secret at the Clean and Simple Online Card Class – One Layer Cards. She did the same sharp color blocking technique but used embossing powder instead. I was inspired by that and decided to use a stamp rather than embossing powder.

Here is my card —

Wishing You Love and Laughter

On a standard size card, I masked off an area at the center to fit my sentiment. Then around it, with 5/8 inch strips of masking paper, I started creating my blocked abstract pattern. I used the swirly stamp from Simon Says Stamp Life is a Journey set. That set is one of my favorites from SSS. I stamped the swirl image in each blocked area with different inks. (See supply list below with all the colors I used)

For the sentiment, I used the Truly Appreciated set from Hero Arts. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

You can watch the video below to watch all the specifics on how I made card —


 

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. Inkadinkado stamping masking paper
3. Simon Says Stamp – Life is a Journey stamp (swirl)
4. Hero Arts – Truly Appreciated stamp (sentiment)
5. Memento Tuxedo Black ink (sentiment)
6. Simon Says Stamp ink – Midnight Green, Island Blue and Lipstick Red
7. Hero Arts shadow ink – Pale Tomato, Butter Bar, Lime Green,        
     Soft Cantaloupe, Passion Flower, Mint Julep, Cornflower Blue,
     Lemon Yellow, Orange Soda and Soft Pool
 

That’s it for this card! Thanks for stopping by.

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

Safe Travels

Hey everyone! This is my 4th card for the Simon Says Stamp September Kit. I really love this kit and I want to try and use up everything from the kit before I move on to next months kit.

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

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The theme for the challenge this week is — ANYTHING GOES!!!

Here is my card —

Safe Travels

 

I started this card with some grey card stock from Bazzill cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I added a panel measuring 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 using Bazzill’s Licorice Twist card stock. Then using patterned paper from The Chalk Studio Collection from My Mind’s Eye, I chose 4 prints and punched out 1 1/2 inch scallops for each. I used all 4 medium sized mode of transportation wood veneers from Studio Calico that was included in the kit. I adhered each one to each scallop with Glossy Accents. When that dried, using foam squares, I adhered the scallops to the front of the card. For the the sentiment, I used the “safe travels” sentiment from the Journey of Life set included in the kit. The kit also included a mini ColorBox white ink which I used to stamp the sentiment.

That’s it for this card. I will be back again with my last card from this kit.

***I did not create a supply list because with the exception of adhesives and the scallop punch, everything I used came from the kit.

Thanks for reading 🙂

 

Life Is A Journey

Hey everybody! I’m sorry for the delay in posting cards – real life rook over for a while and crafting had to take a backseat.

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

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The theme for the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! 

Here is my card —

For today’s card, I am going to use the supplies from the September Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. My October Kit has arrived and let me tell you, I cannot wait to play with them. I just want to finish the cards I had planned for this kit before I use the new kit.

So here is my 3rd card for this kit –

Life Is A Journey

I started the card with some Neenah Dessert Storm card stock cut to a standard size card. Then I got a 3 1/2 by 4 piece of copy paper and used a protractor to curve the bottom edge. I used assorted strips of patterned paper from the Chalk Studio Collection from My Mind’s Eye that is included in the kit. I adhered them diagonally on the curved paper. I cut the the extra edges hanging and adhered the panel on the front of the card with foam adhesives. For the sentiment, I used two sentiments from the set which made out the name of the actual set – Life Is A Journey. I stamped the sentiment in ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink. To finish the card, I rounded all four corners of the card.

That’s it for this card. I will be back with two more cards for this kit this September before I start making cards with the October Kit.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

You Are The Best

Hey everyone! Today’s card is my second card for the Simon Says Stamp September Monthly Card Kit.

Here is my card —

You Are The Best

I started this card with the Aqua card stock that comes with the kit that is cut to 4 1/4 square card. Then on a 4 inch square piece of Neenah Solar White card stock, I traced the curved banner stencil on masking paper. I cut it and placed it at the bottom of the white card stock and stamped the different flowers and leaves on the top left and bottom right of the masking paper. I used the following Hero Arts shadow inks for stamping –  Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Cornflower Blue, Butter Bar, Passionflower and Green Hills. I removed the masking paper and stamped the curved “You Are The Best” sentiment from the set in Hero Arts Tide Pool shadow ink. I felt the card was a little bare, so I used some strips of the light colored patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye that came with the kit. I arranged them on the top left overlapping each other to look like banner flags. To finish the card, I rounded all the corners of the front panel and adhered it to the aqua card stock with foam adhesives.

That’s it for this card. I hope you all have a great day 🙂 Thanks for reading. I’ll be back again soon with another card from this kit.

**I didn’t add a Supply List like I always do because besides the inks (which I mentioned above), all the other supplies came from the card kit.