3 Styles, 1 Stamp Set – Featuring SSS Summer Flowers

Hello!  

Today’s card is actually 3 cards featuring the Summer Flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.  I wanted to use the set in three different ways to get more mileage from the stamps.

 

 

This first attempt is Clean & Simple card using Copic Markers on 120# Simon Says Stamp white cardstock.

 

 

 

 

This colorful version is more of a Shabby Chic style with lots of layers and torn edges.  I used Derwent Inktense pencils in purple and pink to give this a real feminine feel. Chunky glitter, glossy accents and some shimmer add plenty of sparkle. This was fun to make. 

 The close up shows a bit more of the dimension on this card.

 

 

Finally, this artistic version was a bit of a struggle.  I used the “smooshing” technique with Distress Ink, but found I couldn’t quite control the color placement.  In the end, I think it came out okay, even if I did have to help it a bit with a paint brush ;-).

I finished the card with a black layer of cardstock to help frame the piece.  

All of the cards feature sentiments from the Thoughtful Messages stamp set.

 

Thank you for dropping by today!  I’m happy to give more details, just let me know in the comments.

Enjoy!

Stephanie

 

 

Chalkboard Technique with a Twist

This started out as a clean and simple card that I wanted to create using the chalkboard technique and Simon Says Stamp’s “Card Exchanging Friends” stamp set. The stamps were included in the August Card Kit.

You will see that I didn’t achieve the clean and simple look, as I ended up cutting the card down to remove all that extra “white space.” I also added more grunge than necessary ’cause if I can’t have layers, I gotta have grunge. LOL.CAS-Experiment-No1-Web

 The twist on the chalkboard technique came with the “bright” idea to do an opposite color scheme. White and black makes…wait for it…whiteboard. Okay, so it isn’t as cool or as trendy as chalkboard, but I wanted to see what would happen if I tried a similar technique.

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It sort of looks like a whiteboard. Or it just looks like I’m a careless stamper. I don’t know which one.

With school starting soon in these parts, I took the chalkboard and whiteboard concept literally and made frames for my little 3×4 note cards. The frames help contain all that empty space somehow. 🙂 These would be cute for teacher or lunch box notes.

What do you think? All comments are welcome.

Thanks for checking out my little experiment!

Stephanie

Chalkboard Technique (as used above):

1. Stamping image/sentiment in pigment or Versamark ink on black -smooth- cardstock

2. Heat emboss the image with white embossing powder

3. Stamp over the same image/sentiment with white pigment ink, only offsetting it a bit

4. Smudge the pigment ink a bit (or a lot!) before it dries to create the chalk dust effect

For the Whiteboard, I followed similar steps, only using Black and grey ink. Apparently I don’t have black pigment ink. Or maybe it is still hiding in a moving box.

{Heart} You

Heart-You-Flair-Card-SSS0813-webHappy Wednesday!

Here is another card using the supplies included in Simon Says Stamp August 2013 card kit. The papers are by My Mind’s Eye and I love the fresh colors and patterns. Like Monday’s card, this is mostly layered paper.        No Clean & Simple here!

This flair button from the kit did not have a sentiment, so I stamped my own in Jet Black Staz-On. The stamp smudged a bit, but after three or four re-dos, I left it as is…

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stephanie

You Make Me Smile

Hello!

Here is a top-folding card using theYou-Make-Me-Smile-SSS0813-web goodies included in the Simon Says Stamp August 2013 Card Kit. Love, love, love the papers in this one!

There is misting, stamping, heat embossing and a little touch of bling in this card. The mist is Black Velvet by Heidi Swapp. It is black with a gold sparkle. The stamp set with this kit supplied the sentiment, “You Make Me Smile.” The ink on the banner under “You Make” is Pear Tart Memento by Tsukineko. It is a beautiful match to the green in the My Mind’s Eye paper. The card base is Neenah Desert Storm (kraft).

I’m working on another card from the supplies in the kit and I’ll post it Wednesday.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stephanie