Fourth of July, Fourth of July, Stenciled Background, Summer

Partial Stenciling Technique: Patriotic Card

Hi friends. Independence Day is approaching and if you like making cards to send to friends and family like I do, here’s a simple one to get started. I saw a video from Gina K Designs on partial stenciling so I decided to give it a try.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I taped off the area I wanted to stencil with Low Tack Tape and made sure to cover the rest of the areas so as not to add unwanted ink in those areas. I used Tim Holtz Candied Apple and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks to create a gradient.

For the sentiment I diecut the letters for “fourth” from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock and two from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Slate Gray using Honey Bee Tailgate Alphabet Dies. I also die cut silver stars using Queen & Company Foundation Dies #2.

I didn’t have any suitable stamps for the “Happy” and “of July” part of the sentiment so I printed some out from my computer. YOu can use a program like Microsoft Powerpoint or Word or Adobe Illustrator or any other program that allows you to create text and print it.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this cute card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Easter, Easter, Hello, Love & Friendship

Watercolor Hello Featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Stronger Together March Card Kit

Spring is officially here friends! And when I think of Spring, I think of beautiful flowers in bloom and soft pastel colors. And this Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp is perfect for spring cards, as well as Easter cards and even Mother’s Day cards! And can we talk about the purple glitter paper included in this kit?!? OMG, just gorgeous.

Card front

The 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

I started by cutting the Simon Says Stamp Lavender 8.5×11 cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base, a piece of one of the pattern papers in the ModaScrap Spring Flowers 6 x 6 paper pack to 4 x 5-1/4”, and another piece of pattern paper to 3-3/4 x 5”. I adhered the three together with Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue.

I then used the 24 piece watercolor pencil pack and watercolor brushes to color one of the Suzy Plantamura custom floral watercolor cards. I love these preprinted watercolor cards. They are fun and relaxing to watercolor and they make great quick and easy cards too. Once everything was dry, I fussycut the flowers out and adhered it to the card with some Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue. For the sentiment I diecut “hello” using the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Bold Hello wafer thin die and Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 inch glitter paper and adhered it to the card. I finished it off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops Tonic VIOLET GALAXY.

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