Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit May 2018 - Kind Heart

I had so much fun playing with the May 2018 Kind Heart Kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I created 8 pretty cards which I am so happy to share with you today.  I took advantage of the huge masking paper included with the kit and created masks for each of the images in the Everything Together stamp set (but not the sentiments).  You will see below how I used them. I have saved all of the masks and I'm storing them with the kit so that I can reuse them in the future.
I like to call Card 1 a one layer wonder.  I measured my sentiment and cut a piece of the masking paper just slightly larger.  I centered it in the center towards the top.  This gave me a 1/2" border on 3 sides and a slightly thicker border on the bottom.  Kind of like a Polaroid photo which I thought was kind of fun.  I then used my flower and leaf masks to determine placement and create a flower border around my masked rectangle and removed the masks when I was done.  Before I removed the rectangle, I took a Gold Signo gel pen and drew a square around the edge of the masking paper, creating a beautiful shiny frame for my sentiment.  I then put the card into my MISTI and positioned the sentiment to stamp in the white space.  I stamped it in beautiful Delicata Gold ink several times to get a nice rich finish.

I also think this would be fun if you masked the outside and created a pattern inside and drew a frame around the space before removing the outside mask to reveal a pretty white border.  To see me create this and another card check out my YouTube video here.
For Card 2, I stamped and masked and stamped again until I had a spray of flowers at the top stamped in the two colors included with the kit and two additional Simon Says Stamp colors.  I then took the dashed stamp and selectively inked up the stamp to create different lengths of lines coming down from the flowers.  I then attached similarly colored epoxy hearts to the ends of the lines and finished it off with another sentiment from the kit.

For Card 3, I cut the heart patterned paper down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then cut it on a diagonal.  I then took the striped pattern paper and cut out each of the skinny "washi" strips.  I used 2 of them plus a scrap from my first card to create an arrangement of strips for the card on the left below and then used part of the largest strip to create a thin border for my heart paper.  I then attached everything to an A2 card base.  After assembling the card I attached some hearts to the top to create more dimension and interest.  The sentiment is from the puffy sticker collection.
Card 4 is made using the beautiful wildflower paper.  I cut 2 strips to 4 1/4" x 1 1/2" and attached them to each end of a top folding A2 card base.  I did stamp surgery on one of the sentiments from the stamp set by cutting off the "ever."  I first stamped the "friend" stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Love stamps on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card stock panel.  I then stamped the "you are simply the best" slightly over the "friend" stamp to make them seem attached.  Underneath the "friend" stamp, I did the same.  These were all stamped in the same Simon Says Stamp Spring Rain Hybrid ink.  I trimmed the panel down to 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" and popped it up in the center of the card with foam tape.  I colored the heart with red pencil and added a few puffy stickers for some added interest and dimension.  The card was complete after I used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round each of the corners.

For Card 5, I used the other half of the heart patterned paper from Card 3.  I attached the patterned paper to the bottom of an A2 top folding card and put it in my MISTI.  I then lined up the "HAPPY" stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Love set to the edge of the patterned paper and stamped it with Coral Reef Hybrid ink.  I then stamped a sentiment from the Take Heart stamp set from the kit in Spring Rain ink, just above the "Happy" stamp.  I then took a Pompeian Red Polychromos pencil and drew diagonal lines in the "Happy" to create a little more interest.  I die cut the heart dies that came out of the kit from white card stock.  I cut the "heart" word out twice to be able to stack them.  I used a direct to paper technique with one of the words using the Coral Reef ink so that the word would coordinate with the stamped sentiment, and then glued it down, slightly overlapping the "Happy."  I added a few puffy hearts around the entire sentiment and this card was done.

I love the pretty mint paper that came in the kit and decided to create a card with it as the show piece (Card 6).  I cut an A2, top folding, card base out of the Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue card stock that came in the kit.  The layering pieces are white cut to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8";  the patterned paper is cut to 3 3/4" x 5";  and the sentiment panel, 3 7/8" x 1 1/2".  I layered and glued the panels to the front of the card and then I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and the Spring Rain Hybrid ink.  I finished by adding a few stickers from the puffy sticker pack to create a stemmed flower to place next to my sentiment.  I love the monochromatic look of this card.  It is so peaceful.

For Card 7, I stamped the teacup flower arrangement once on a piece of the mint patterned paper in Spring Rain ink (just the teacup because I would be fussy cutting it to paper piece); once with brown ink on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white card stock; and once on a scratch piece of card stock (to practice coloring and to cut out and pop up larger flowers on finished card).

I cut out the patterned paper teacup and set it aside to wait for assembly.  I colored the remaining flowers and leaves using an assortment of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils (Cadmium Orange, Dark Chrome Orange, Leaf Green, Dark Cadmium Orange, Light Green, Cobalt Green, and White).  I then took a piece of patterned paper and trimmed it to 4 1/4" wide and attached it to the bottom of the card panel, overlapping the stamped teacup creating the impression that the bouquet is sitting on a table.

I then fussy cut the 2 large flowers out of my scrap/test piece and popped them up on top of the card panel with 2 layers of foam.  I popped the patterned paper teacup with only 1 layer of foam.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and applied some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the flowers to add some shine.
The background for Card 8 is the thin lined triangle background paper (cut down to 4" x 5 1/4").  I created the background of this card by stamping flowers from Everything Together stamp set onto the cut down piece of patterned paper.  To determine my positioning, I placed the pre-stamped and cut out masks on the card front.  Once I had determined placement I moved the masks and stamped.  If I was layering another flower underneath, I used the mask, then reapplied it to the backer sheet for future use.

I used the third and fourth My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax dies.  I cut the larger one from the Smoke card base and the smaller one from a scrap of white card stock.  The white circle is stamped with a sentiment from the Everything Together stamp set in the Spring Rain ink.

To assemble the card, I used tape runner to attach the patterned paper to the card base, and to attach the 2 circles to one another. I popped the circle sandwich up with some foam tape.  I completed the card by adding some random dots and hearts from the Everything Together stamp set plus an epoxy heart. And then some sequins to the card background.


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Joanne and Penny 

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