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

Spread Your Wings

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card that I will be entering into a few challenges.

Here is my card

I started this card with Canson XL Student Grade watercolor paper. I decided to use the mini distress ink pad from Tim Holtz and just swipe it on the paper. To soften the lines, I went over it with a damp paintbrush.

For the sentiment, I used a Ranger wood stamp with Versafine Onyx black ink. I used the same ink with the Stampabilities butterfly stamp. I heat embossed the sentiment and image with clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I adhered some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch – Challenge #228

AAA Cards – Words Take Centre Stage / Words Have Power

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – TicTacToe (Butterflies-One Layer Card-Stripes)

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple card

For a list of the tools and supplies used, please check below.

  1. Canson XL Student Grade watercolor paper
  2. Tim Holtz Distress ink – Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean
  3. Ranger/Dylusions Wood Stamp – Wings Quote
  4. Stampabilities Wood Stamp – Tiny Butterfly
  5. Versafine Onyx black ink
  6. American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing powder
  7. Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins
  8. Ranger Multi- Matter medium.

Thats it for this card. Thank you for reading.

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

Wishing You The Most Beautiful Day

Hi everyone. I’m back with a card using supplies from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero box. When I saw the stamp and die included, I fell in love and ordered it right away. We can never have too much flower stamps. Plus the sentiments are amazing.

Here is my card —

Wishing You The Most Beautiful Day

I started this card with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I stamped the flower and leaf images from the set with Versafine Onyx black ink using some masking techniques to make it look realisitc. I used shades of purple/violet to color the flowers and shades of green to color the leaves from the Prismacolor pencil set.

For the sentiment, I stamped it with the same black ink and allowed it to dry. I cut the panel using the largest stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things to frame the design. I attached the stitched panel on to a 4 Bar  cardbase of Hero Arts layering paper. To finish the card, I embellished with some black gems from Hero Arts.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is FLOWERS.

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

Thanks for reading.

 

I am unable to link to any of the Hero Arts products because the April Box of the Monthly Hero is already sold out.

SUPPLY LIST:

 

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Happy Birthday! (Lawn Fawn Critters)

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a birthday card I made using Lawn Fawn stamps.

Here is my card –

Happy Birthday Critters

(I’m sorry for the picture quality but it was quite dark and gloomy when I took this picture and I had to do a lot of editing to make this picture bright.)

I started this card with a 4 bar Neenah Solar White card base. I attached the piece of patterned paper with the same size as the card base from the Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet paper collection. For the front panel, I stamped various critters from different Lawn Fawn Stamps. I used the masking technique to make the critters look like they are behind and/or in front of each other. When I finished stamping, I colored the images with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday sentiment from Year 1 using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.

I centered the biggest stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things on the image to create the stitched panel. To finish the card, I adhered the panel to base with foam tape and highlighted the party hats with the Zig Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Anything Goes.

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

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

SUPPLY LIST

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  3. Lawn Fawn Hats Off To You
  4. Lawn Fawn Year 1
  5. Lawn fawn Year 3
  6. Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet 6×6 paper pad
  7. Assorted Copic Markers – B01, B04, Y00, Y13, Y18, RV000, RV52, RV55, E70, E74, E79, N0, N2, R17, G43, G46, G94, G99, BG11, BG13, E13, E15, E18, 
  8. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Die
  9. Elmer’s Tape Runner
  10. Scotch Foam Tape
  11. Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker

(I will post an InLinkz Supply List as soon as a I can.)

 

New Job? Yay

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card I made for a friend who landed a new job recently. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make this card since I really didn’t have any job related stamps. As I was looking through my stamps, the To Thine Own Shelf stamp from Simon Says Stamp really stood out with some images I could use. So I started with that and the idea just went in different directions from there. I also used other stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn.

Here is my card —

New Job Yay

I started this card with a standard card base with the fold on top from some Simon Says Stamp 120 lb white card stock. I stamped the images related to a workplace from the To Thine Own Shelf set and and I also stamped some sentiments from there and from other SSS sets. For the word “new job”, I didn’t have any so I used Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC which is my favorite alphabet stamp ever. I stamped all images ans sentiments with a variety of ink colors.

I wanted the card to be one layer but I later decided to put a strip of patterned paper from Simple Stories on the side.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Anything Goes.

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

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I’m Back!!!!! and a new card

Hi everyone! It’s been almost two and a half months since my last post and since I made a card. My life these past two months were far from uneventful. My uncle came into town and stayed for a month and I spent most of my time with him. After he left, I just couldn’t get back into the swing of things. I felt pressured to make a card and every time I sat down to make one, my creative juices were completely dried up. I gave up and did something else and that happened pretty much everyday for the next month or so. I tried so hard but nothing worked. So I decided to give it some time and step away. Then today, I was watching a video tutorial on YT and I felt like creating. So here we are….

I started with the different challenge blogs I frequently join and listed the ones I wanted to join. This brings us to today’s post…

Here is my card –

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I started this card with some Hero Arts Snow layering paper cut to a card base measuring 5 x 3 3/4 inches. I masked off a 1 inch column vertically towards the left of the card stock. I stamped the different flowers from the Truly Appreciated set from Hero Arts. I decided to use Versafine Onyx Black ink so I could clear emboss the flowers. For the shading, the wanted to have an ombre effect, I used the following inks – Hero Arts Soft Pool, Hero Arts Tide Pool, and Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue. For the sentiment, I used one of the greetings from the Little Hoot set from Hero Arts again stamping it in Versafine Onyx black and clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some enamel dots from My Minds Eye and black gemstones from Hero Arts.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Clean and Simple featuring Hero Arts products

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2. A Blog Named Hero – One Layer Challenge

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3. CAS-ology Challenge – CUE CARD-Ombre

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For complete list of the products and tools I used, please check the Supply List below.

Thank you for stopping by and I will be back soon with another card.

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Thinking Of You

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using WPlus9 and Simon Says Stamp products. I am entering this card for a few challenges which I will list at the end of this post.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with the Carnation layering paper from Hero Arts cut to a standard size landscape card. For the front panel, I used Neenah Solar White cut to 5 1/4 by 4 inches.

The images I used are from the More Fresh Cuts set from WPlus9. I also used the coordinating die cuts. I cut a variety of flowers from the set and stamped them with different colors of Hero Arts and Simon Says with different layers for added depth. I arranged the cut flowers on the top right part of the panel to look like a bouquet. Some flowers were adhered straight to panel and others were stuck with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set with the same name. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and silver heat embossed it.

To finish the card, I added some shine to the flowers with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also placed some sequins in matching colors from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this this card.

I am entering this card to the following challenges —

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeThinking of You

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2. Runway Inspired Challenge In Memory of Oscar de la Renta. Here is the fashion inspiration

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

Thanks for reading!

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