You Brighten My Day

Wednesday Card Day Intro

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a Wednesday Card Day post — and yes I know it’s Friday but things have been hectic and I haven’t had the chance to sit down and write a blog post. Finally some free time came about and now I am sitting writing this post.

I really love the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits and there have definitely been a few kits that I cannot stop using and others which I don’t use as much. This months kit is definitely those “I cannot stop using” kits. I love everything about the kit and the stamp set is pretty awesome.

So here is my card using the April Kit – even though its already May 🙂

You Brighten My Day

 

I really wanted to have a pink and black color effect card since its one of my favorite combinations. I also love the stamp set and decided to use silver embossing powder. I’ve had the Zing silver embossing powder and for some reason it never gave me the metallic finish that I wanted. I recently went to Michael’s and saw their Recollections line and loved a lot of the embossing powders. I tried the silver and champagne which are now my two favorite colors and definitely has made Recollections my favorite brand of embossing powders after the Hero Arts white.

For the final embellishment, I have been recently loving sequins as it is growing in popularity. I found these sequins in my stash. My mom made a backdrop cloth for my sisters wedding and these were the extra sequins. There were a lot left so I took them to use for cards. I added the sequins inside the heart and on the inner border of the light bulb.

Here is a video of the card process which you can watch here or on YouTube.


 

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Simon Says Stamp April 2014 Card Kit  (Doodlebug black chevron paper, SSS exclusive stamp – You Brighten My Day)
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Bazzil Candy Hearts card stock
4. The Paper Studio A2 Dots embossing folder
5. Vellum
6. Recollections Silver Detail Embossing folder
7. VersaMark ink 
8. Mini silver sequins 
 

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading and watching!

 

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Giving Thanks – Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker BlogHop

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Card Blog Hop. Paulina has a store selling the most amazing colors of sequins and other embellishments. And not only are the products amazing, she is amazing.

To celebrate the success of her store and the growing popularity of sequins, she decided to host a blog-hop and invite everyone to join in.

So here is my card  —

Giving Thanks - Shaker Card

 

I started this card with the Green Apple card stock from Simon Says Stamp cut to 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 (a little bigger than a standard size card).  For the shaker panel, I wanted to try something different (at least to me). I have never made a shaker card with different compartments so I wanted to try it. I have this die cut set from Momenta that I saw that the clearance area in Hobby Lobby and I loved it and immediately purchased it.

My first attempt was a minor fail. After I had placed where the flowers would go, I decided to make square compartments for each opening. I didnt realize that the sequins would barely stay in the center since the square was bigger that the flowers. My second attempt was the correct idea. I decided to use fun foam and I die cut the flowers where I wanted them and did a second layer.The sequins were contained only to the area of the flower.

The sequins I used are all from the Pretty Pink Posh shop. I used Lemon Drop, Tangerine and Pansy Purple. To each flower I also added mini clear sequins from Darice. I also scattered some same colored sequins to the front of the card which I adhered with Glossy Accents.For the sentiment, I used the Giving Thanks set from Simon Says Stamp. I used the “Giving Thanks” sentiment with VersaMark ink and added silver detail embossing powder from Recollections.

To finish the card, I felt the front panel was too white so added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen on the edges.

That’s it for this card. I will back on Wednesday for another Wednesday Card Day.

Thanks for reading!

SUPPLY LIST:
1. Simon Says Stamp Green Apple card stock
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Momenta Cut and Emboss flower and stem die cuts
4. Pretty Pink Posh sequins (Lemon Drop, Tangerine, Pansy Purple)
5. Darice Mini Clear Sequins
6. Simon Says Stamp set  – Giving Thanks
7. VersaMark Ink
8. Recollections Silver Detail embossing powder