Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit – Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi everyone! I’m here today with card using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit. The theme of the kit is mail/post office oriented and is mostly red and blue. I wanted to create a card that didn’t use any of the envelopes and had a pastel color theme.

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

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The theme for this challenge is SPOTS AND DOTS.

Here is my card —

Sending Happy Thoughts

I started this card with panel of Neenah Solar White card stock that measures 5 1/4 x 4 inches. I used the circle border stamp from the SSS Sending Happy Thoughts set. I stamped it vertically in different rainbow colors from Hero Arts and Memento (The list of colors will be in the supply list below.)

For the sentiment, I stamped it in VersaMark and embossed with with clear embossing powder. With a sponge dauber and the Hero Arts Mint Julep ink, I sponged in the color to reveal the embossed sentiment. I also took a 1/4 inch strip of Pool Layering Paper from Hero Arts and adhered it in between the stamped dots and the sentiment. I adhered the panel to a standard size landscape card from some Pool Layering Paper.

To finish the card, I accented the strip with some Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush and embellished the sentiment with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I made a video for this card, you can watch it here or on You Tube.

That’s it for this card.

For a complete list of supplies, check out the supply list below.

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!