April 13, 2018

You Make Me Feel Like I Can Fly!

Another card using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day card kit.

This is my fourth card using the kit. I still have plenty of goodies left in my kit. I want to use the stencil next with the brush and oxide inks. That will be wonderful. Cannot wait to make and share that. But first here is another card using the pattern paper and stamp set. On this card I used the gorgeous foil paper that came with the kit.

I trimmed the pink pattern paper from the kit to 3.75″ x 5.50″ in size for landscape version of the card. Then I used the scor tape on the top and bottom of the panel. Then ran the foil paper form the kit over the tape after removing the backing. I burnished the foil paper using bone folder and removed the foil paper. The paper sticks only to the scor tape giving a nice foil border.

I stamped the sentiment using MISTI on the right side of the panel. Then the cluster of leaves and butterflies on the left side of the panel. Then tied in the black outline of the stamped images and the black sentiment with some onyx sequins. This entire panel is adhered on the white card base suing foam adhesives.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I always start with stamping the images from the stamp set in the kit multiple times and colour them. The fuzzy cut them out unless there are coordinating dies in the kit. Then go to the drawing board which is a journal book in my case. I draw sketches of the layout for the cards keeping in mind the images from the stamp set and pattern paper and other items in the kit. Then I make the cards using the layout. Most times the layout is just a guide. They are not replicated because as I make the card, things change because of the dimension of the images, sentiment are different or even an idea that pop in my mind. I just wanted to share the process I go about when I receive a card kit.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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April 12, 2018

For a Very Special Person!

Hiya! I am on Winnie & Walter Blog today with this card today. Its a clean and simple card. I have used three different stamp sets from Winnie & Walter. They are Dotty About You with Lydia Evans stamp set, Kindness with Evelin T Designs and coordinating cutaways and finally, Sentimental: Gift stamp set.

I picked the smaller Cacti image from Kindness with Evelin T Design stamp set to stamp multiple times on white cardstock panel using copic friendly black dye ink. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. Then I coloured the images using copic markers. I am not looking for realistic cacti here but colourful cacti as this is more a modern and clean looking card. After colouring the cacti, I added dots using Sakura Gelly Roll white pen. Then I die cut them all using the coordinating cutaway.

I wanted these cacti to be popped up into three rows and columns on a white panel. But I wanted something on the background to soften the stark contrast of the white background. Nothing dark but something subtle and small enough for the cacti to fit inside the stamped image. So I went through my Winnie & Walter stamp set to find a solid round stamp image. I did find a few of them but they were perfect round. I wanted something organic looking. So I chose the background image from the new Dotty About You by Lydia Evans stamp set. It was a soild stamp and roundish not the perfect round image. I was so happy when I found it.

I die cut a white cardstock using Essential: Katherine Cutaway and used Simon’s Fog dye ink to stamp the image on the background to anchor the cacti. I then popped up all the die cut cacti using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Sentimental: Gift stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered on the middle of the card front. The panel is embellished with few clear droplets and mounted on a white card base using foam adhesives.

Here are a few closeups.

I really love the colourful cacti with the white dot details. I think the dots make the cacti pop and the subtle gray background behind the cacti anchors them, reduces the contrast as well as adds interest. Love how this card turned out. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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April 11, 2018

You are Simply the Best!

Sharing my third card using Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day card kit.

Although this kit is out of stock, all the items in the card kit are available for purchase individually at Simon Says Stamp store.

This is my third card using the kit. I love playing with the pattern paper and the stamp set. Just with the two items in the kit, you can make loads of cards.

This rainbow brush strokes pattern paper is my favourite of the lot. Cutting down the paper to the size of the card front was hard enough for me. I just wanted to hoard it LOL! So kept it to the full size of the card front and then made a cluster of leaves and flowers from the stamp set as my focal point. I actually stamped and coloured a large number of the image from the stamp set in the beginning so I can use them for lots of card. Then I hand cut them out. Two tricks to make hand cutting easy: 1. use Neenah 80 pound cardstock to stamp and colour as the paper is thin and easy to cut out 2. A good pair of snips is essential. I hav Cutter Bee scissors and the spring scissors from Fiskars. Both work well. And always turn the paper and not the scissors while cutting.

The sentiment is simply stamped on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed with fishtail banner and adhered to the middle of the butterfly using foam adhesives. To bring the card together, I used some clear droplet from my stash and glossy accent on the butterfly. I glued this panel on to the blue cardstock base from the kit.

Here are some of the closeups of the card.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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