Hello my crafty friends and thanks for stopping by! Today I wanted to share with you and encouragement card that I made using the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for the month of March. At the time I am writing this, the full kit is still available. If it isn’t available anymore you can still get the stamp set, which they sell separately as well as it being in the kit. I really liked this month’s kit, especially the stamp set. It is perfect for encouragement cards as well as ‘I miss you’ cards. Let’s jump in!
I took the largest floral stamp in the ‘Stronger Together’ stamp set and stamped it onto Specturm Aqua Extra White watercolor cardstock with my Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. I had decided while looking at the stamp set that it would work really nicely with watercolors because the images are so open. I took my Altenew 36 Pan Watercolor set. This is the newest watercolor set in my arsenal and I am really enjoying it. The color selection is really nice and they lay down and mix together quite well. I taped my image to a wooden clipboard using painters tape even though I wasn’t going to watercolor the entire piece of paper. It’s a force of habit more than anything else.
Once that was done and dry, I trimmed the image down even more to 3 3/4″ x 5″. I then took a piece of paper from the paper pack in the kit and trimmed it to be the size of an A2 card base, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I then took the ‘stronger together’ sentiment from the set and stamped it onto the image using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Since that is a pigment ink I decided to heat emboss it. I used my Ranger Holographic embossing powder. I didn’t want it to be just glossy, I wanted a bit of glitter and this worked out quite nicely. If I were to make this exact card again, however, I would use a colored embossing powder because a letter or two blended with the stem of the flower because they were both black. You can still read the sentiment but now I know better for next time. I then took my 1/4″ Scor Tape and applied it to the back of both panels and attached them to my Neenah Solar White 110# card base which was a side fold.
This is the final product. I really like the varying shades of green in the leaves. You can sort of see what I’m talking about with part of the sentiment blending in with the stem of the flowers. I had a lot of fun making this card. I always love when I get to watercolor, I find it very relaxing. I hope you enjoyed today’s post and were hopefully inspired to go and make one of your own! If you liked today’s post, I would love it if you would consider subscribing and following over here and on Instagram (@ cardstockqueen). I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11AM PST. I hope to see you again sometime soon! Until then, keep creating! XO