Hello Sunshine

Hi everyone. I’m here with a card featuring some older Simon Says Stamp products. I am entering this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. 

The theme for this week is Summer Sunshine

Here is my card –

I started this card with panel of Neenah Solar White card stock. I masked the left side and repeatedly stamped the sun image from the Color and Sunshine stamp set using Butter Bar ink from Hero Arts. For the centers of the sun, I used a circle stamp from Love This with the same Butter Bar ink. For some separation, I used the Butter Bar ink and applied it directly to the paper so I could cut a strip with the same yellow shade as my stamping. I cut the colored strip to 1/4 inch and attached it to the card.

For the sentiment, I used a greeting from the Color and Sunshine set and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I adhered some Marigold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh with the Ranger Multi Matte medium liquid glue. I attached the panel to the card base made from Simon Says Stamp Sunshine card stock.

That’s it for this card. For a complete list of the all the tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Simon Says Stamp Sunshine card stock
  3. Simon Says Stamp Color and Sushine
  4. Simon Says Stamp Love This
  5. Hero Arts ink in Butter Bar
  6. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  7. American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  8. Pretty Pink Posh Marigold sequins
  9. Scotch Foam Tape
  10. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  11. Ranger Multi Matte Medium Liquid Glue

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.

Thanks For Being There

Hi everyone! I’m here with a new card for a few challenge blogs. I will link and mention these challenges at the end of the post.

If you read my previous post about starting to make cards again, I promised myself that I will not buy anything new until I can follow through cardmaking for at least a month. So for this card, I used stamps from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp that are oldies but goodies.

Here is my card —

I started this card with Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped the images from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. To color the images, I used Prismacolor pencils and blended the different colors with an odorless mineral spirit and a paper stump. I blended some Surf Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp around the image to give it some depth. I used the Stitched Borders 2 from Pretty Pink Posh to cut the panel diagonally.

For the card base, I used a standard size Neenah Solar White cardstock. I adhered the sequins patterned paper from Doodlebug and Simple Stories from an old SSS Card Kit.

For the sentiment, I die cut the thanks die from a textured gray card stock (I don’t know the exact name) from Neenah. I layered 4 pieces to get some dimension and from the matching stamp set, I stamped a sentiment on a thin strip with Versamark ink and embossed it with the American Crafts Zing white embossing powder.

I am entering this card for the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use patterned paper

 

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #293 

The Paper Players Challenge – using our Feathered Friends

For information on the the tools and products I used for this card, please check the supply list below:

SUPPY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Neenah Textured card stock – gray
  3. Doodlebug/Simple Stories 6×6 patterned paper
  4. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  5. Simon Says Stamp Thanks stamp set and coordinating die
  6. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  7. Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue ink
  8. Versamark ink
  9. American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
  10. Prismacolor coloring pencils
  11. Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirit
  12. The Paper Studio paper stump
  13. Post it paper for masking
  14. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  15. Scotch Foam tape
  16. Ranger Multi Matte Medium glue

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading. See you in my my next post.

 

Sending You A Latte Thanks

Hi everyone! I’m back with a card today using the emboss/resist technique.

Here is my card —  (I’m still trying to figure out lighting, so please forgive this very dark picture)

I started this card with a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I stamped the Hero Arts Tiny Flags background set using some WOW Clear Embossing powder. After embossing, I cut the paper in half and tried to resist some colors. I used some distress inks in rainbow order.

For the image, the sketch challenge I had an object to the right side of the card, so I used the Coffee Cup die cut from Simon Says Stamp.

I adhered the coffee cup and stamped my sentients from the What’s Brewing set also from Simon Says stamp.

This card is an entry for the following challenges:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeEmboss It2. CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge 

Here is the sketch —

3. AAA Challenge – the theme was Resist

Thank you for  reading.

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White  80lb cardstock
  2. Hero Arts Tiny Flags background stamp
  3. Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad
  4. Simon Says Stamp – What’s Brewing
  5. Simon Says Stamp – Coffee Cup Die
  6. My Favorite Things DieNamics Stitched Stax Rectangles
  7. Versafine Onyx black ink
  8. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Cracked Pistachio
  9. WoW Embossing Powder – clear
  10. American Crafts Heating Tool
  11. Scotch Foam Tape
  12. Elmer’s Dot Runner

Happy You’re My Friend

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card and video using Simon Says Stamp products.

Here is my card —

Happy Youre My Friend

I filmed the process it took to create the card. You can watch the video here or on YouTube.


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

CHALLENGES ENTERED

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

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The theme for this week’s challenge is Anything Goes.

This is also an entry for the Virginia’s View Link Up Party Challenge

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For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below:

SUPPLY LIST:

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Heartfelt Thanks

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using supplies from Simon SaysStamp.

Here is my card –

Heartfelt Thanks

I started out with a panel of Kraft card stock from Neenah and stamped the smallest leaf from the One With Nature set using repeated pattern with Versamark. I embossed the leaves with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder. For the sentiment, I used the Thanks set from Simon Says Stamp and also used the same embossing powder.

I added an accent strip from a Die Cuts with a View glitter paper and some sequins.

That’s it for this card.

For a complete list of tools and products used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Desert Storm card stock
  2. DieCuts With A View copper glitter paper
  3. Simon Says Stamp One With Nature
  4. Simon Says Stamp Thanks set
  5. Versamark ink
  6. Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
  7. Scotch foam tape
  8. Tombow tape runner

Sending You Buckets of Love

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a  card for the Casology Challenge this week.

Week 171 - Vehicle

The Cue Word this week is vehicle. Here is my card —

 

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I am not really into clean and simple cards – honestly I don’t know my style yet but I like trying different ones and just being quite diverse. I definitely know that I am a modern card maker. I don’t fancy the vintage look that much.

With this card, the started with smooth white card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I masked the sky and grassy hills and colored it in with distress inks. I used Broken China for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grassy hill. For the vehicle image, I used the Hero Arts Father’s Day set (I think it’s discontinued). There was a truck image with a heart and I loved it. I stamped additional hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC to have some hearts falling of the truck. I colored the images with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir  markers. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine onyx black ink. I cut the entire panel from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax and adhered that panel on to another white card base.

That’s it for this card. I will update this post later with the supply list.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Celebrate Today, and Everyday

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new card using some Paper Smooches products.

Here is my card —

Celebrate Today and Everyday

I started this card with a Core’dinations yellow card base which I cut to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. Then I cut a piece of Neenah Solar white to 4×4 to be the front panel. For the images, I used some free digi images from the Paper Smooches blog. I colored the feathers with Copic markers (check the supply list for all the colors I used).

For the border strip, I cut the scallop punch from American Crafts on Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock. I adhered that to the left side of the front panel. On top of the strip, I placed a bunch of feathers, which I tied with some black twine from Doodlebug, I finished the bow with a gem Hero Arts.

For the sentiment, I used the Pretty Phrases from Paper Smooches and embossed it on Black Licorice card stock from Bazzil.

To finish the card, I added some stitch lines on the setiment strip and added more gems from Hero Arts around the card.

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

For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below: (InLinkz to follow)

  1. Core’dinations Bright Smooth A2  cards and envelope (yellow)
  2. Neenah Solar White card stock
  3. Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock
  4. Bazzil black licorice card stock
  5. American Crafts Knock Outs – scalloped punch
  6. Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases
  7. Paper Smooches Feather freebie
  8.  Copic Markers – (PINK – RV000, RV52, RV55 BLUE – B01, B04, B06 YELLOW Y00, Y13, Y18)
  9. Doodlebug Black Twine
  10. AC Zing White embossing powder
  11. Sakura Gelly Roll white pen
  12. Hero Arts white / black gemstones
  13. Tombow tape runner
  14. Scotch foam tape

Live In The Sunshine

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card with a product from The Color of Fun release by Simon Says Stamp. I was lucky enough to receive a product early to make cards with and let me tell you this release is awesome.

I got the One With Nature stamp set and I have already made 4 cards which I will share everyday this week. I was quite skeptical about this set, but if you really look beneath the stamp, you will see endless possibilities.

Here is my card —

Live In the Sunshine

I wanted to make a frame using one of the leaves in the stamp and this was what came from it. I knew I wanted to color and as much as I want to be amazing using Copics, I really have not mastered it. I definitely need practice (the first couple attempts of this card will show you). So I decided  to try something I’ve never used before – color pencils. I have a 12 piece Prismacolor set that I have never used and I decided to try it. To my surprise, I found it very easy and and awesome. I used two kinds of green pencils and the shading was effortless.

After, coloring my frame, I was stuck for a couple hours not knowing where and how to put my sentiment. Then eventually it hit me to make a shaker panel with the frame I just made.  I stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of paper and put it inside the shaker panel. For the sequins, I used Sparkling Clear and Mossy Green from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading

For a complete list of the tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card using this stamp set.

SUPPLY LIST: 

Happy Birthday! – Get Sketchy Challenge with Joni

Hi everyone. I’m here with a card for the Get Sketchy Challenge with Joni.

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I love this sketch and I love Joni’s work so I was inspired to join this challenge.

Here is my card –

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I also made a video where you can watch the process of me making my card. You can watch it here or on YouTube

The supply list will be up shortly.

Thanks for reading!

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