Thursday, July 24, 2014
This is the last in a series of posts of cards I made on my recent vacation. I really enjoyed the time with my SSS June card kit. So much so, it is now laying out on my table I've *semi-permanently* set out with my other craft supplies. I might just make a few more cards with the remaining pieces from the kit and polish it off. The stamp set used (with Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink) is the SSS Favorite Flowers stamp set, the patterned papers from MME's Now and Then collection and the sentiment with black Archival Ink from SSS Friendship Messages stamp set. On this card, the flowers and leaves were fussy cut and the pink flowers mounted with foam squares for some dimension. I actually was inspired by a Pinterest post where I scraplifted the design. Hooray for catching up on my posts! 'Course in the meantime I've been crafting so there are a few more cards to get posted now. Just keep on posting, posting, posting...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Today's post is another of cards made on my recent vacation using my June card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I've committed to making time to edit the photo and post at least one card each day this week. I've got a running start and think I can finish strong. The stamp set used is the SSS Favorite Flowers stamp set. The patterned papers from the kit are MME's Now and Then collection and some coordinating cardstocks. On this card, the flowers and leaves were fussy cut after stamping on white cardstock. I actually was inspired by a Pinterest post and scraplifted this design. Gathering up quite a stash- probably will give a portion of these away before it's over. Still, they need to get used one way or another.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Back to some of my playing around with my SSS June Card Kit, specifically the Favorite Flowers stamp set. Taking inspiration from Pinterest, I scraplifted this design. Can I tell you, I love the finished product? This set challenges my inner perfectionist because I noticed my "poor" stamping job on the upper right flower (the darker swirl extends beyond the lighter backgroud!). I see the striations created by using distress ink rather than Archival ink, etc. Yet, when I tell my inner Busybody to settle herself down, I really like the finished card. The inks are Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks and the sentiment was stamped in black Archival Ink.
Monday, July 21, 2014
I've had occasion to need some very simple, one layer thank you cards lately. I broke out my chevron stencil and my Broken China, Vintage Photo and Walnut Ink Distress inks. Tapping through the stencil with my Ink Blending tool to apply the colors and then stamping the sentiment in black Archival Ink. The sentiment comes from my SSS Friendship Messages stamp set. Simple, yet effective. Not everything has to be elaborate, yes?
Sunday, July 20, 2014
What follows will be a series of posts of cards made on vacation. It may take me a little bit to upload the pictures and create the posts. Most of the cards were made using my Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. They must be sold out because the website no longer offers the kit. The stamp set used is the SSS Favorite Flowers stamp set. The kit came with 6 x 6 sheets of patterned papers from MME's Now and Then collection and some coordinating cardstocks. On this card, the flowers and leaves were fussy cut and mounted on the polka dot vellum. I actually was inspired by the card gallery at SSS where someone shared this design. I really like how it turned out.