Xoxo card

Hi! Today I have another entry into the Simon says stamp flickr challenge:

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I made this card using the SSS January 2018 card kit. ❤️ This kit with the glitter dust and cute heart stickers! The flickr challenge (#88) is watercolor, so I decided to use distress inks in worn lipstick, spun sugar, and picked raspberry.

But first, I used double-sided tape to mask off four diagonal stripes on the card. I then stamped the xoxo stamp from the kit using versamark ink and embossed it using SSS rose gold embossing powder. I used an acrylic block to smush the distress inks on, added a little water, and painted the panel using the three pinks.

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I let the panel dry for a while because glitter plus wet ink doesn’t mix very well! The glitter dust in the kit is super fine and VERY messy! After I felt the panel was dry enough, I peeled the tape backing off and poured glitter all over it, myself, the floor, and everything else on my craft desk… ugh. I burnished the glitter into the tape with my fingers and then used a dry paint brush to clear as much of the wayward glitter off of the card as possible. I attempted to put the glitter back in the container but that didn’t go very well either. A tip I picked up from Jennifer McGuire is to use swiffer duster cloths to clean glitter and it does work really well.

After I cleaned the glitter, the panel looked like this:

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I cut a panel from the doll pink card stock in the kit to be a little larger than the watercolored panel and used double-sided foam tap to adhere them together.  I glued the panels to a white top folding card base and added two of the super cute puffy heart stickers 😊. Here is another look at the card (standing up so lighting is a little different):

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Thanks for joining me!

❤️, Angela

Thank you for being so kind card

Happy new year!!!

I am so excited to be starting off the new year with a new blog! For my very first post, I am sharing a thank you card made with ‘Kind Flowers‘ stamps and the ‘kind’ die from Simon Says Stamp. The stamp set and die were included in the November 2017 card kit. I haven’t had a lot of time to play with the kit because I’ve been busy making Christmas cards. Now that the holidays are over, I can catch up with all of the supplies I haven’t used yet (YAY!). I love the large flower stamp from this set – and thought it would be perfect to color.  After stamping the flower with black memento ink on Neenah solar white card stock, I colored the images with Prismacolor premier colored pencils and used gamsol and blending stumps to blend the colors a little. I then stamped the word kind onto a beautiful blue Lawn Fawn card stock (it came from a rainbow pack) with versamark ink and embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder. I ran the embossed word and die through my big shot to die cut. I used a wink of Stella clear brush pen liberally, to give the card lots of sparkle. I adhered the die cut ‘kind’  to the card using foam tape, stamped and embossed strips of vellum with the ‘thank you for being so kind’ stamp (masking the ‘kind’ so it wouldn’t stamp), adhered the finished cards onto panels of that same blue Lawn Fawn card stock with foam tape, then adhered those to card bases. I’m so happy with how they turned out! 😊

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❤️, Angela