Still Looking Back…

I had such a fun creative  month and I really don’t want you to miss any  of it!  Look at all the goodies in the June card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  The floral stamp is a nice large 6 X 8 size.  Yes that’s a sampling of Daniel Smith watercolors, a Sizzix  embossing folder, card stock, 6 X 6 patterned papers, a preprinted watercolor card base.  And don’t forget the sweet treat!598C2064-6C0A-4606-A2EE-6F0C0AE9FC3A

I fell in love with this card kit as soon as I opened it!  I enjoy being able to make a variety of cards…such as  a greeting card, a sympathy card, an inspirational card, a birthday card…so this kit was perfect for me!  In this first card I punched up the color of the nearest ballon to give a real sense of depth to the image.  The row houses have a bit of color enhancement and a bit of layering and “popping up” of the nearest row of houses.  And I let them extend out of the picture frame to express contin


The color of flowers in the following card have been punched up a bit with alcohol markers.  The “you” was cut with a die from my stash.  I used three cutouts to give it some strength and dimension.  I used chestnut ink to distress the edges a bit, and added a piece of green burlap ribbon from my stash.  This lovely card could be used to lift someone’s spirits or it could be a special occasion card.  67359F30-4B94-4B62-AAB5-CEBDA2EE009D

The two next cards were created at the same time.  I used prism colored pencils to color the stamped floral arrangement on the white card stock.  I used Daisy white by CTMH to print the same floral design onto blue card stock.  Carefully cutting both designs, I matched them up and adhered them to card bases, added a green burlap ribbon, and embossed the sentiment in gold.

The next coloring with alcohol markers and colored pencil caused a bit of a halo around a couple of the flowers I had stamped on the a printed paper…but I didn’t mind the effect!  The edges are distressed with chestnut ink.   I added a twine bow (it reminds me of hug) and popped the whole card up on a card base from my stash.


The following sympathy card was created by embossing first black card stock in the embossing folder, then adding gold embossing powder and heat setting it.  Then I cut out just the one flower and adhered it to a vertices line of black shimmer tape from my stash) onto an embossed piece of soft gray card stock, and tied it with a black bow before popping it up on a card base.  I thought love and hugs was the perfect sentiment for a formal “thinking of you “ card.  (Just a hint…if you mist your card stock before inserting it into an intricate embossing folder, you will get a better imprint and less damage to the fibers in the card stock.)


The next color of the balloon and the flowers of the next card are embellished with Bianyo alcohol markers.  The sentiment “you’re braver than you believe” was printed on gold mirror card stock that matched the card card base.


I reached into my stash for butterflies, a couple of stamps, and some ribbon to make this birthday card.  The patterned paper edges is distressed with a soft blue.  The butterflies were stamped onto a background of distressed inks that repeated the colors in the patterned background paper.


And, of course…with all the graduates in June you have to expect one “spread your wings and fly” card!  The paper was so perfect I just added a bit of color, stamped the sentiment and added the simple embellishments.


For the final card of this set of 10 I created a background with distressed inks, added a bit of color to the balloons.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart, as are the mini jewels in the textured sequins and about the background.  Popped up on a card base and tied with a coordinating sheer ribbon.


These cards are fun and and i loved the theme of “fly me away”.

See you soon with more creativity and cards!


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