I just wanted to drop a quick reminder that if you would like to play along with me in August you will want to sign up for the card kit now. This one is another awesome one and I bet it will sell out!
There’s a bunch of patterned papers and resist papers in Kraft and white included. I can’t wait to play around with this kit! We get mini Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Festive Berries. I am so glad those are two colors I’ve been wanting but haven’t allowed myself to buy yet. I’m sure you noticed the gorgeous stamp set with all of the star constellations. Plus we get this vented star die and a cute firework stencil. Wahoo!
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That’s IT! I really tried to mostly stick to the supplies that were included in the kit. Of course you will need some adhesive too. All the papers, stamps and colored inks were in the kit. I definitely have enough supplies to make at least 2 more cards too. In the end I will still be left over with 4 ink cubes, a water brush, a gorgeous stamp set, and 8 completed cards! I’ve been having so much fun creating with this kit and I can’t wait to get another one next month.
I’m so excited! I have been waiting for a Simon Says Stamp Card Kit to come out that speaks to me. This one is it! They just revealed it and there is still time to get this kit at the $5 discounted rate if you sign up for the subscription! The card kit is $24.95 if you get it through the subscription. Just click the banner below to check it out!
Sign up for the kit now and you can play along with me in July! I will definitely be making YouTube videos and blog posts using this card kit. You can also just get this one kit for $29.95 if you don’t want to sign up for a subscription.
Here’s a peak of the kit:
As you can see, you get eight double sided 6×6″ papers, a 4×6″ stamp set, FOUR Simon Says Stamp Inks, a water brush, five pieces of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock in various colors, and I think there’s some watercolor cardstock included too.
I plan to do some embossed watercoloring, no line watercoloring, simple cards using the paper as the main focus, and I will be using my Silhouette Cameo 2 to cut out the stamped images to do some 3-D effects. I hope you will be playing along with me!
This card was pretty time consuming, but I’m very happy with how it came out. I have a video on youtube of the making of this card if you are curious how it was made.
Here’s a list of supplies:
Spellbinders Rose Creations Die Set
140 Lb Watercolor Cardstock
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Mat
Adirondack Color Wash by Ranger in Purple Twilight and Wild Plum
Spray Bottle for Water ( not used, but recommended)
McGill Paper Blossom Tool Kit
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Mariposa Matstack by DCWV
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Set Phrases 1 ( I couldn’t find my stamp set since it’s old, but I found one with this same stamp)
Glossy Accents in a syringe (worked great to control the flow of glue!)
Black Brads (from a local craft store)
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets OR Glass Dome Seals from http://www.8seasons.com. The ones I used are actually 10mm and 15mm, so they are much larger than the Pretty Pink Posh ones. 8seasons.com is overseas and the shipping is not usually worth it unless you place a large order. The 10mm Glass Domes are only $2.83 for 100. The 15mm Glass Domes are $2.83 for 50. If you click the pictures below you can get 200-225 4mm clear droplets for $3.00 or 75-100 6mm clear droplets for $3.00. Not a bad deal.
Sizzix Big Shot
Card Bases and Envelopes
I was searching through the Silhouette Library looking for a good file to make a card with. When I found the “You are my Sunshine” sentiment I just knew I had to use it.
Using the feature in Silhouette Studio that creates an outline of the letters made it so much easier to get the letters straight. All I had to do was adhere them to the outline and then adhere the outlines to the card. This large sentiment is the main focus of the card so just a few embellishments were needed.
After cutting out the orchid, from the Stampendous Orchid Greetings Stamp Set, I misted it with some spray mist in a nice light tan color to make the paper look aged and add some shimmer.
I adhered it to a piece of brick patterned paper from Authentique’s “Accomplished” collection. I proceeded to put the orchid image on my background paper with the bricks vertical rather than horizontal (oops!). I didn’t realize this until the very end when I was looking at my card and by then it was too late to remove anything. We’ll just pretend I was trying to be edgy and different!
The sentiment is from a 12×12″ piece of paper that is supposed to look like newspaper ads but has all these awesome sayings. It says “Everyday Moments” at the top. Sadly I threw away the strip with the information and I have no idea who makes it or where I bought it from. I think I may have got just this single piece of paper at one of my local scrapbook stores so who knows what company it was (sorry!). I popped that up with some thin foam tape for a tiny bit of dimension. I sprayed this cardstock with the light tan spray mist to match the background of the orchid.
Lastly, I inked the edges with some Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx in the color “Vintage”. These inks are by Colorbox and they are sooooo juicy! I don’t really ever see them for sale at the online craft stores or brick and mortar stores but they are really nice. I was able to find this color and many others on Amazon though.
I always forget to make encouragement cards for my stash so I am glad I have one ready to go now. When you have a friend in need you want to be there for them right away and that means no time to make a card. Now I’ll be ready the next time I need a card for this. Even if it’s just a friend trying to get a raise or save money! It doesn’t always have to be a sad situation to get a card like this.