Happy Thursday cardmaking friends – haha. Just in case you need to know what day of the week it is. Are you losing track of that like I am? I’m spending my time crafting and loving it…Still too cold outside to garden, so I’m making paper flowers instead. Today’s new card making video uses the new Simon Says Stamp – April Follow the Rainbow Card Kit and 4 cards I created with it.
The sentiments in the Follow the Rainbow Stamp Set are also very supportive, so these cards are all being mailed out to friends just to share a little love and let them know I’m thinking of them.
This card kit is definitely my Mail Highlight each month. I can’t wait to open the box and see what the kit includes and it’s a great price point too. You always get a stamp set, maybe a die or stencil, paper, envelopes and many other goodies. This month was no exception, watch the beginning of my Video below to see all the goodies.
ALSO – There are some major Sales, Discounts and Free stuff being shared by many of our favorite Stamp Companies. I have listed them all over on my CRAFTY SALES page, and there is a link to that at the end of this post, just in case you need some retail therapy while you #StayAtHome.
I REALLY LOVE THIS Clouds for Days Stencil really a lot, so much so, I ordered two, so I’m having a give away at the end of the post. One of you wonderful readers can love on it too.
As I said, I made four cards this month from the supplies in the kit. a couple of stenciled backgrounds, a smooshed background, I used the awesome White Embossing Powder and some of the amazing Whimsy Stamps Rainbow patterned paper with the paper piecing technique. So the cards range from 10 minutes, to “what the heck were you thinking”, haha where I mask, stencil, color all on one card.
Card #1 – April Follow the Rainbow Card Kit:
It started off innocently enough, with a bit of stenciling, I added some sunshine at the very top as a hopeful sign that the storm is almost over. I kept the bottom of the card very light so the sentiment would show up and I paper pieced her dress and umbrella. Just a tiny bit of coloring for the legs, shoes and water.
Of note, My Misti was used extensively for all of this stamping on all of the cards.
Card #2 – I added a SMOOSHED Background:
I incorporated some Distress Oxide inks on my Waffle Flower Media Mat to create the SMOOSHED background, a bit more copic coloring and paper pieced the umbrella….this rainbow paper has some fabulous elements in it, and it’s really thick too making it so easy to work with.
Card #3 – The 10 Minutes to WOW card
Only have 10 minutes to make a card? No problem. I picked a piece of that fabulous patterned paper and simply white embossed the image and sentiment. Using my Misti I was able to do all of that in one stamping.
Of note: there are two pieces of the Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick White card stock in this month’s kit if you have not tried it yet, it makes the most fabulous card based. really substantial, and I love how professional it makes my cards feel.
Card #4 – April Follow the Rainbow Card Kit.
Is my Over the top, “What were you thinking card”. I stamped it, then I masked her off before stenciling the background in 3 shades of blue, then I unmasked her so I could color that fabulous umbrella, then I masked her again to add splatter. (yep I should have done that in the first step, but I didn’t decide it needed splatter until the end).
I did video the entire creative process so sorry, the video is around 31 minutes long, as it takes you through all 4 cards. You can CLICK HERE to watch it over on my BLOG, or you can watch it in HD over on my YOUTUBE channel – don’t forget to subscribe while you are over there and leave me a comment – I love reading those.
COPIC MARKERS USED:
Legs: E34, E50, E53
Dark Blue: B26, B24, B16
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Pinks: RV13, RV14, RV19
Red: R24, R46, R59
Turquoise: BG11, BG13, BG49
Grey: C3, C5
Yellow: Y15, Y17, Y38
Orange: Y38, YR04 YR07
So that was my fun Monday. I loved immersing myself in the creative process and just sitting and having fun creating without thinking about all the other stuff going on. We seldom watch the news, it’s too depressing, thank God for Sirius Radio, LO – and Simon Says Stamp Card Kits!
GIVE AWAY: – the Simon Says Stamp CLOUDS FOR DAYS STENCIL
Leave me a comment here on this blog post: Answering this question: What is your favorite background technique that you like to incorporate into your cards?
You have until Sunday April 12 at noon. I’ll do a random draw and will post the the winner on Monday.
used for the Simon Says Stamp Lifting hearts card:
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