Cards, Encouragement, Just Because, Love & Friendship, Summer

When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade…

Hello friends. Hope you are all safe and healthy. And if you are struggling to cope with everything going on in our world right now, hang in there because ‘this too shall pass’. Speaking of old adages, “When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade” is very fitting for these times we are in as well. While it’s very easy to focus on the scary and sad stuff going on, we have to find the bright spots too — the healthcare workers saving lives, families coming together, babies being born, spending time with our pets (one of my faves right now)…

These bright and cheerful cards were made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Make Lemonade Stampset (Out of stock-maybe discontinued). It was a limited release in March, I believe. It’s a tiny stampset but was super fun to color. I made one of them into a shaker (a tiny shaker:)).

For the first card, I began by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4. I stamped the image onto a scrap of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the flower outline from the stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink onto the card base. Next, I diecut another piece with Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Label Dies and then used a direct-to-paper technique to add color with Catherine Pooler Designs Party Dress Ink Pad. I adhered the label shape to the pink cardstock and trimmed around, leaving a border.

Next, I colored the image with COPICS. I used BG000 + 0 for the bottle; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 for the lemons; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 + Y15 for the sliced lemon; YG06 + YG07 for the leaves; RV09 and Y06 + Y15 for the straw; RV10 + RV11 + RV14 for the flowers. I stamped the bubbles with Catherine Pooler Designs It’s A Boy Ink. I fussycut the image out.

I stamped the sentiment onto the top left corner of the label shape with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I adhered the image to the label with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and popped up the whole thing with 3M Foam Tape. I finished off the card by adding dots of Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops to simulate bubbles, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops and some Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops around the tag.

Card Inside

I kept the inside of the card very simple. I stamped the image with the Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink.

Dimensions


For the second card, I decided to make a shaker card. I love shaker cards, even if they are a bit of a pain to mail. They are just fun to make and shake! I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Orange Peel, 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make a card base. Next, I cut a piece of Catherine Pooler Designs – 6 x 6 Patterned Paper – Black Tie Gala to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″ and rounded the corners of that panel and the card base with my We R Memory 1/4 & 1/2″ Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. I also colored the paper with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey Ink and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate Die, I stamped the sentiment from the stampset onto the smallest white rectangle and adhered it to the card.

I stamped the image onto a scrap of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set it aside to dry. I colored it with COPICS. I used Y13 + YG03 + YG01 + YG25 for the lime on the left; B0000 + 0 for the bottle; YR16 + YR18 and YG03 + YG25 for the straw; Y06 + Y18, R81 + R85, and V25 + BV17 for the flowers; and YG06 + G07 for the leaves .

I fussycut out the image and also cut the center of the bottle with a craft knife. I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the

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Hello friends. Hope you are all safe and healthy. And if you are struggling to cope with everything going on in our world right now, hang in there because ‘this too shall pass’. Speaking of old adages, “When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade” is very fitting for these times we are in as well. While it’s very easy to focus on the scary and sad stuff going on, we have to find the bright spots too — the healthcare workers saving lives, families coming together, babies being born, spending time with our pets (one of my faves right now)…

These bright and cheerful cards were made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Make Lemonade Stampset (Out of stock-maybe discontinued). It was a limited release in March, I believe. It’s a tiny stampset but was super fun to color. I made one of them into a shaker (a tiny shaker:)).

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For the first card, I began by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4. I stamped the image onto a scrap of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set it aside to dry.

I stamped the flower outline from the stampset with Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink onto the card base. Next, I diecut another piece with Catherine Pooler Designs Composition Label Dies and then used a direct-to-paper technique to add color with Catherine Pooler Designs Party Dress Ink Pad. I adhered the label shape to the pink cardstock and trimmed around, leaving a border.

Next, I colored the image with COPICS. I used BG000 + 0 for the bottle; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 for the lemons; Y11 +Y06 + Y13 + Y15 for the sliced lemon; YG06 + YG07 for the leaves; RV09 and Y06 + Y15 for the straw; RV10 + RV11 + RV14 for the flowers. I stamped the bubbles with Catherine Pooler Designs It’s A Boy Ink. I fussycut the image out.

I stamped the sentiment onto the top left corner of the label shape with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I adhered the image to the label with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and popped up the whole thing with 3M Foam Tape. I finished off the card by adding dots of Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops to simulate bubbles, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops and some Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops around the tag.

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Card Inside

I kept the inside of the card very simple. I stamped the image with the Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink.

Dimensions


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For the second card, I decided to make a shaker card. I love shaker cards, even if they are a bit of a pain to mail. They are just fun to make and shake! I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Orange Peel, 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5 x 7-5/8″ and scored at 3-13/16″ to make a card base. Next, I cut a piece of Catherine Pooler Designs – 6 x 6 Patterned Paper – Black Tie Gala to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″ and rounded the corners of that panel and the card base with my We R Memory 1/4 & 1/2″ Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. I also colored the paper with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey Ink and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate Die. I used Catherine Pooler Designs It’s A Boy Ink and an ink blender tool to add color to the panel. I used a very light hand to make it very pale blue. I cut it down to a size that would fit the window in the bottle. Then I also ink blended and other piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and adhered it behind the piece that I previously diecut and ink blended.

I added a piece of acetate behind the shaker window in the bottle, some 3M Foam Tape, and some flat clear sequins from my stash added it to the card. I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops around the card.

On the inside of the card, I cut out a panel of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ and a left over piece of the pattern paper to 3/4 x 3-1/2″ and adhered it to the bottom of the panel, then rounded the corners before adhereing it to the card base.

Dimensions

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these cards a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Distress Ink Techniques, Easter, Holidays 2020, Multimedia, Tags

Distressed Easter Tags featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Hello Easter Stampset

Happy Saturday friends! Hope you are all doing well and are safe. To go along with the cards in my previous post using the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp, I decided to make some multimedia tags. I also dug up some items from my stash that I forgot I had (yeah that’s how old they are. LOL, Anyone else have this problem?) to use on the tags.

For the first tag, I started by adding distress ink to a Ranger Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag (6-1/4 by 3-1/4-Inch). I used Tim Holtz MERMAID LAGOON Distress Ink and Tim Holtz SEEDLESS PRESERVES Distress Ink. I sprayed some water droplets using the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer. Then I stamped the Catherine Pooler Composition Notebook Background Stamp with Ranger Archival JUMBO JET BLACK Ink. I didn’t stamp the whole background; I stamped a few areas. On the back of the tag, I added Simon Says Stamp 100lb COTTON CANDY Card Stock and used some of the same distress inks to add some color, sprayed some water and again used the Catherine Pooler Composition Notebook Background Stamp with Ranger Archival JUMBO JET BLACK Ink to add some texture. I set that aside and got to stamping and coloring the images.

I stamped the bunny, basket, tulips and daffodils from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink.

I colored them with COPICS. I used C000, C1, and 0 for the bunny and R81 and R85 for its ears; Y06, Y13 and Y18 for the bunny’s bow; YG06, YG07, and YG09, YR07 and YR16 for the egg the bunny holds; YR07, YR16 and R29 for one tulip; BG01, BG02, and BG05 for the second tulip; Y06, Y13 and Y18 for the daffodils and YG06, YG07, and YG09 for the stems; and Y00, Y06, and Y21 for the basket, V04, V06 and V09, YR07, YR16 and R29, BG01, BG02, and BG05 for the eggs inside the basket, R29 and R32 for the basket bow. Once I finished coloring the images, I fussycut them all out.

I stamped “Hello” with Versamark Ink and WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder, making sure to prep the surface with my EK Success Powder Tool beforehand. I added two strips of Doodlebug’s Fancy Frills ‘Sugar & Spice’ Adhesive Border to the bottom of the tag. I adhered the images to the tag, using 3M Foam Tape behind the basket to pop it up. I added some shimmer to the bunny’s bow, the flowers and the eggs in the basket with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and I added a yellow and aqua piece of grosgrain ribbon to the hole in the tag. And that completes the tag.


For the second tag, I started by adding distress ink to a Ranger Inkssentials Surfaces Manila Craft Tag (6-1/4 by 3-1/4-Inch). I used Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, and Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I sprayed some water droplets using the Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.

Next, I used Simon Says Stamp Stencil WAVES and Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to add waves to the background. Again, I didn’t add it to all the background. On the back of the tag, I added Simon Says Stamp 100lb Mint Card Stock and used some of the Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to add some color to the edges. I set that aside and got to stamping and coloring the images.

I stamped the ducky with the umbrella and the large Easter egg from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink.

I colored them with COPICS. I used Y06, Y13 and Y18 for the ducky body, YR07 and YR16 for the feet and beak and R81 for the cheeks, V04, V06 and V09 for the bow; R32, R37 and R29 for the umbrella and V04, V06 and V09 for the umbrella bow; Y06, Y13 and Y18, YR07 and YR16 for the medallion; R81 and R85, BG000, BG01 and BG02 for the large egg, and YR07, YR16 and R29 for the egg’s bow. Once I finished coloring the images, I fussycut them all out.

I cut a piece of scallop sticker from Doodlebug’s Fancy Frills ‘Lily White’ Adhesive Border and colored it with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Spray Stain and Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain. Once it was dry I adhered it to the right side of the tag. I stamped “Hello” with Versamark Ink and WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE Super Fine Embossing Powder, making sure to prep the surface with my EK Success Powder Tool beforehand. I adhered the two images to the tag and found some paper butterflies from my stash which I inked with distress inks and adhered to the tag. Then I added some shimmer to the images with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and Nuvo Drops in Ivory Seashell. To finish off this tag, I added a piece of Lawn Fawn Lime Single Cord Twine and May Arts PINK Baker’s Twine Twisted Ribbon.

Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these tags a try for yourself. Have a great Easter! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Easter, Holidays 2020

Easter Cards featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Faberge Egg Dies

Happy Friday friends! Hope you are all doing well and are safe. With Easter right around the corner, I’m sharing some more super easy cards. These were made easy using the Simon Says Stamp’s Faberge Egg Dies.

For the first card, I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy 8.5 x 11” Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp Mint 8.5×11 cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ To make a card base. Then to make the egg-shaped card, I used the outline egg and just positioned slightly off the folded edge of the card. this will produce a shaped card.

I diecut out the Faberge Egg Dies from Stampin’ Up! Shimmer Paper in Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum (these are no longer available but Simon Says Stamp has tons of glitter papers). Next, I diecut two pieces of Simon Says Stamp VELLUM using the outer Faberge Egg die. This will go behind the front decorative egg. I also diecut two different pattern papers with the same die. I chose one from My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright Paper Pad and one front an older Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad (no longer available I think).

Once all the diecutting was done, I assembled both cards. I adhered the vellum behind the glitter Faberge eggs with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and trimmed off the excess around the glitter egg. Then adhered that to the pattern papers and to the card bases. To embellish the cards, I used Nuvo Drops in Ripened Pumpkin Gloss for the pink card. I filled the wells at the top and bottom edges of the egg and the added dots of Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb Crumble. For the green, I added dots at the top and bottom of the egg with Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink Gloss and filled the loop areas with Nuvo Drops in Caribbean Ocean Gloss.

Dimensions


For the second card, I wanted to make a shaker card. Unlike most shaker cards this one did not take long at all. 😀 I started by cutting a piece of Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and a piece of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad (no longer available I think) to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2”. I diecut an egg window into the pattern paper using the outline die from the Simon Says Stamp’s Faberge Egg Dies. Then I added a piece of Acetate behind it with some Scor-Tape. I diecut the Faberge Egg from Simon Says Stamp’s ASSORTMENT GLITTER Cardstock 6×6 Pack and carefully adhered it to the acetate with some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

I then added some 3M Foam Tape behind it, creating a well around the window. I added some pink sequins from my stash as well as Queen and Company Pastel Diamonds in pink, yellow and orange and Queen and Company Pops Toppings in pink, yellow and orange. I adhered a piece of the Daffodil Delight Cardstock behind the shaker as well. Instead of trying to adhere it directly to the card, adding a piece of paper behind it is much easier. I adhered the shaker element to the card base and thought it looked a little plain. Even with the sparkle of the glitter Cardstock, it was missing something so I added a strip of Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, measuring 1/4 x 5-1/2”. To finish it off, I added some Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard.

On the inside of the card, I cut down a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/ x 5-1/2” and adhered it to the inside of the card base and added a strip of the same plaid pattern paper, measuring 3/4 x 4” to the bottom of the white panel.

Dimensions

Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these cards a try for yourself. They are super quick and fun to make! Have a great Easter! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Easter, Holidays 2020, Spring

2 Cards Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Hello Easter Stampset

Happy Monday friends! Easter is fast approaching and even though we may not gather with all our families this year, we can still share happy sentiments with our loved ones by sending cards and gifts. We are going to have to get creative this year folks! Maybe instead of a community Easter Egg Hunt, try one in your back yard or inside your house. Decorate some cookies with your kids. For thedr two cards I used the very cute Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp. I like that the images are nice and big so they are easy to color and fill up more space on a card.

For the first card I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# 8 1/2 x 11″ Ivory to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ for a card base. Then I used the Tags, Etc. Dies by Catherine Pooler to cut a piece of Canson Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 18 X 24 in, Natural White as well as a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. Next I used the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides Lawn Cuts Dies to cut out a grassy hillside from the piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ that already has a scallop edge. I made it about 2-1/4″ in height so this piece will measure 2-1/4 x 4″.

Card front

Once everything was diecut, it was time to ink the background. I used the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Mix-ables Stencil in combination with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and my Ink Blenders to add clouds to the top 2/3 of the panel. I sprayed some water using my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer by Ranger to add texture. Once it dried, I ran the panel through a diecutting machine using Taylored Expressions Raindrops Embossing Folder to add some raindrops.

Then I used Tim Holtz TWISTED CITRON Distress Oxide Ink and Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink for the grassy hillside. I again used the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer by Ranger to add water droplets and create more interest. I let that dry and then adhered both pieces to the card base. I popped up the grassy hillside with 3M Foam Tape.

I stamped the ducky, large Easter egg, and the chickadee with 3 eggs from all the images I needed from Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp and the two eggs from SSS Some Bunny (not available anymore I believe) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. Once dried, I colored the images with COPIC markers. I used BG000 + 0 Blender for mini eggs and YG05 + YG07 for the grass; Y06 and Y18 for the both chicks; RV000 + RV11 for the chick’s bow; YR12 + YR16 for the chock beaks and feet; V06 + V09 for the umbrella top and BV08 + V09 for the umbrella underside, YR12 +YR07 + YR16 for the umbrella bow; Y06 + Y18 for the umbrella medallion; RV09 + RV14 + RV19 for the large egg, BG000 + BG01 + BG02 for the egg’s stripes and Y06 + Y18 for the egg’s bow; YR12 + YR16 and V06 + V09 for the small polka egg; and RV000 + RV11 and BG000 + BG01 for the small stripe egg. I fussycut the images out and adhered them to the card. I added 3M Foam Tape behind the images that hung over the edge of the grass.

Card closeup

I finished the card by adding some white highlights to the images with a White Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen and shimmer to the umbrella bow, the chick’s bow and the small eggs with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Fine Glitter Brush Pens. I also added Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive to the small egg trio.

On the inside of the card, I stamped “Happy Easter” and the chick from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored in the chick’s feet and beak and added some pink for the cheeks.

Card inside

Dimensions


For the second card I started by cutting a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue 8.5×11 cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ for a card base. I cut a piece of light aqua scallop paper from Lawn Fawn REALLY RAINBOW SCALLOPS 6×6 Petite Paper Pack to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and 2 pieces of the green plaid paper from Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Spring Petite Paper Pack to 2 x 4-1/4″ and then used one of the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides Lawn Cuts Dies on both. I used some Tim Holtz PEELED PAINT Distress Mini Ink to ink around the edges of the grassy edges.

I diecut a piece of Stampin’ up! Vellum 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the My Favorite Things PEEK A BOO POLKA DOTS Die-Namics. I adhered the vellum piece to the aqua scallop paper and those to the card base.

Card front

Then I stamped the bunny, 2 tulip bundles and 1 daffodil from the Hello Easter stampset from Simon Says Stamp and the eggs from the SSS Some Bunny (not available anymore I believe) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I colored the images with COPIC markers. I used N1 + N2 + N5 for the bunny, R20 + R32 for the bunny ears, cheeks and nose, R05 + R08 + R59 for the bunny’s bow; R20 + R32 and R32 + R37 for the tulips; and R08 + R59 and Y06 + Y18 for the daffodil. I fussycut all the images.

Card closeup

Using a stamp platform I stamped “Happy Easter” with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto one of the green plaid grassy hillsides. Then I prepped the piece with my EK Success Antistatic Powder Tool Applicator and restamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and added WOW CLEAR MATTE DULL Embossing Powder.

I adhered one piece of the grassy areas directly onto the card with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and the one with the sentiment with some 3M Foam Tape. I then adhered all the images, adding 3M Foam Tape behind the striped egg. I finished it off by adding to Ice Blue Mirror Pin Stripe Peel-Off Stickers by Love From Lizi to the top of the card.

For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and adhered it to the inside of the card. I cut a piece of the aqua scallop pattern paper from Lawn Fawn REALLY RAINBOW SCALLOPS 6×6 Petite Paper Pack to 1 x 4″ and the green plaid pattern paper from Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid Spring Petite Paper Pack to 3/4 x 4″ and adhered them at the bottom of the panel. Lastly, I stamped the bunny with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored his cheeks. And that completes this card.

Card inside

Dimensions

Supplies

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these cards a try for yourself. Have a great Easter! Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Cards, Distress Ink Techniques, Encouragement, Just Because, Multimedia, Spring, Tags

We are always Stronger Together…

Now more than ever we all need to stick together to get through these tough times. And this card kit from Simon Says Stamp embodies that. This is the perfect time to send someone a card to let them know you are thinking of them. I decided to make a tag as well as a card that can be paired together. I’ve been neglectful in my tag making and it’s high time I got back to it!

This kit includes:
Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set
Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Bold Hello wafer thin die
ModaScrap Spring Flowers 6 x 6 paper pack
24 piece watercolor pencil pack
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
3 Suzy Plantamura custom floral watercolor cards
Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 inch glitter paper
Simon Says Stamp Metallic Lavender envelope
Simon Says Stamp Mint envelope
Simon Says Stamp White envelope
Simon Says Stamp Mint 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lavender 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue 8.5×11 cardstock
Simon Says Stamp White 120# 8.5×11 cardstock

Multimedia Tag Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s March Card Kit

When I was thinking about creating the tag I knew that I wanted to have different textures and coloring mediums. That’s the fun of multimedia – no commitment to one medium. LOL I mixed papers from the card kit, ink, watercolors and embossing to do this.

Multimedia Tag

I started by pulling out a craft tag from Ranger Manila Tags #8 Craft by Inkssentials. This tag measures 6 1/4″ by 3 1/8″. I adhered a piece of the purple watercolor DSP and a torn piece of the purple floral DSP from the ModaScrap Spring Flowers 6 x 6 paper pack to the front of the tag with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and trimmed off the excess. On the back I adhered a piece of Simon Says Stamp Lavender 8.5×11 cardstock and trimmed off the excess. I had to reopen the tag hole using a craft knife.

Next I used Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET by Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Faded Jeans by Ranger, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Ground Espresso by Ranger and my Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools to add color and distress the tag on both sides. While the ink dried, I stamped some of the flowers from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler onto a piece of Canson Montval Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 18 X 24 in, Natural White. I set that aside and prepped my tag with my EK Success Antistatic Powder Tool. Using Versamark Ink I stamped some of the flowers and stems from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set and heat embossed with WOW OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE Embossing Powder. I used Champagne Gold No.904 from my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY COLORS Set and my Angelduck Paintbrushes to add splashes over the front of the tag.

Multimedia Tag Closeup1

Next I colored the floral images I previously stamped with the Studio 71 Colored Pencils included in the card kit and my Angelduck Paintbrushes. I let them dry (I cheated by drying it wth a heat gun because I have no patience 🙂 ), fussycut them out and adhered them to the tag using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I also stamped one of the block sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp White 120# 8.5×11 cardstock with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler. This sentiment comes together so I just cut the phrases apart once stamped so I can adhere them separately onto the tag. I used 3M Foam Tape to pop them up. I added a little bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Ground Espresso by Ranger around the bottom edges, over the floral images. Lastly I added a piece of yellow and purple Embroidery Floss to the tag.

Multimedia Tag Closeup1

Watercolor Card Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s March Card Kit

This card came together pretty quickly with the use of Suzy Plantamura’s custom floral watercolor cards.

Card Front

I started by cutting down the piece of Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue 8.5×11 cardstock that came in the kit in half (5-1/2 x 8-1/2″) and scored one piece at 4-1/4″. I created a 1/4″ frame using the Simon Says Stamp White 120# 8.5×11 cardstock and the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I used the largest die from each and nested them together with some washi tape.

Next, I colored one of the three Suzy Plantamura custom floral watercolor cards included in the kit with the 24 piece watercolor pencil pack and my Angelduck Paintbrushes. I added some shimmer with Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Fine Glitter Brush Pens to the flower petals. I then stamped a sentiment and two hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive 6×8 Stronger Together clear stamp set with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler onto the card. I use a stamping platform to make sure I didn’t mess this up after I spent so much time watercoloring the card.

I adhered the watercolor panel to the card base and the frame to the watercolor card with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I finished it off by adding some self adhesive purple and clear gems from my stash. These are so old that I have no idea who made them or where I purchased them. Sorry.

Anyway, for the inside of the card I used the leftover inside piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ from when I cut the frame, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″, and adhered it. I stamped another sentiment from the Stronger Together stampset with Midnight Ink Pad by Catherine Pooler and that completes the card.

Card Inside

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Supplies

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