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 šŸ™‚

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 Ā (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 inkĀ 
8. Mini silver sequinsĀ 
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That’s it for today. Thanks for reading and watching!

 

Cheers!

Hi everyone! Today I am here with a card to celebrate the New Year. This card works great too as a congratulations or birthday card. It was my first time using gold ink and I loved it.

I made the brown card first using a textured card stock from The Paper Studio. I didn’t think that the gold ink stood out as much as I wanted it to, so I decided to try using another color. I chose the Blue Calypso card stock from Bazzil Basics. In person, the blue card stood out more but when I took the picture I felt that the brown stood out more. That’s why I decided to show you both cards.

This is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this challenge BLING IT ON!

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and also an entry for the Pretty Pink Posh 10 Minute Craft Dash (I’m so sad that this is the last challenge – I hope you change your mind Paulina).

If you consider both cards, I defintely went over the 10 minute mark but if you base it on the first card I made which is the brown one, I finished that in 6 minutes and 18 seconds. The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES!

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Here is my card —

Cheers

I started this card with a circle mask for the center. I cut the circle with the Sizzix Circle Framelits on some Inkadinkado stamping masking paper. I stuck the circle at the center and then I started stamping. I used the Chevron Backdrops from Lawn Fawn using the Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. I stamped the entire background and removed the masking paper to reveal the empty circle. For the sentiment and image, I used a stamp from Studio G which I found in the dollar bins at Michael’s. I stamped the image and sentiment at the center of the circle with the same gold pigment ink. And to finish the card, I rounded the bottom edges.

That’s it for this card. Which one do you prefer? I personally prefer the blue. šŸ™‚

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday Card Day – I (Heart) U

This is an entry for the 7 or Less ChallengeĀ #2 hosted by Marie from My Creative Creations.

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I (HEART) U

For this card, I used a platter of heart sugar cookies from Crazy for Cookies. Ā My sister made this platter for one of her orders. I really loved the colors and thought it would look great on a card.

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And here is my card —

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I folded a pink card stock into a standard size card and set it aside. I used white card stock and cut it into a half circle and adhered it to on side of the card. Using the leftover white card stock, I stamped the different hearts from the Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments in Memento’s Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly and Rose Bud. I cut them out, arranged, and glued them on the half moon. For the sentiment, I used the block letter stamp set from The Paper Studio. I stamped the “i” and the “u” directly on to the pink card stock using Memento’s Bahama Blue and Grape Jelly respectively. For the heart, I used one of the extra pieces from the hearts IĀ didn’tĀ use for the half moon. To finish the card, IĀ free-handedĀ with my scissors to round the edges.

SUPPLY LIST

1. 1 sheet pink card stock
2. 1 sheet white card stock
3. Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments (I used the 3 hearts in this set)
4. The Paper Studio Block Letters clear stamp set
5. Memento Ink in Rose Bud
6. Memento Ink in Grape Jelly
7. Memento Ink in Bahama Blue