Simon Says Stamp monthly card kits are always fun, but as an avid crafter I find I already have a lot of the supplies in the kit, so I usually just order the kit items a la carte. Except October’s kit. I needed EVERYTHING in that kit!! From the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid fall 6×6 paper, to the gorgeous audrey blue & burnt orange card stock, I needed it ALL!!
I ordered the kit and had a blast re-creating the projects that the design team had created from the inspiration sheet that is included with the kit.
This card however, I made on my own for my osteo path who has helped me tremendously! I am forever grateful to her and wanted to send her a thank you note to let her know.
This card uses the audrey blue card stock for my base color to punch it up a bit and add some color to off set all the brown. I inked up my die cut Lawn Fawn stitched leaves with distress inks to give them a bit of dimension and really help the stitching pop as well. For the stitching detail around the card I used a dark brown marker rather than black – it tied everything together nicely and kept it a CAS card as I was intending.
I loved how this card turned out, and the best part is it would be easy to mass produce if you needed a lot of thank you cards too.
Thanks for stopping by & checking out my project – your comments & feedback are always welcome & appreciated!
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the month October 2016 Nutty About You by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
So I have been on a crazy coloring binge since I have discovered the blending technique using colored pencils & baby oil from my post here.
I fell in love with the critter stamps from Penny Black – the hedgehog, kitties, mice and critters are just about the cutest things EVER and are versatile enough to use for any age & occasion card! I have found that Simon Says Stamp is the best place to get them online (other than Ebay) – great prices and even BETTER shipping! Being Canadian I really appreciate when sellers can offer reasonable rates.
Ok – enough of the hype, here is my latest creation.
I used only colored pencils & baby oil to color it. I love that it looks like a cross between watercolor pencils & Copic (or alcohol markers). Best of both worlds I think! My boyfriend (yep, he’s *that* awesome) came up with the idea to fussy cut the balloons them pop them up with pop dots.
The inside has a white matte to cover the ribbon, and I used the “Celebrate” sling mount from the Outlined Occasions set from Stampin Up’s 2011 Sale-A-Bration.