Hello there, my crafty friends! Thank you for stopping by today. I want to share with you a card I made using the newest Simon Says Stamp card kit. Unfortunately by the time I’m posting this the ‘Home Sweet Home’ kit is sold out but you can still purchase the pieces from the kit separately. I haven’t done it yet, but this stamp set is perfect for a Slim Line card. It’s on my to try list. I’m going to show you how I created my first card with this stamp set. Keep on reading!
I knew I wanted to use watercolors, so I cut down a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper to A2 size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). I then put that into my MISTI and layed the long town stamp on top. I used the grid marks to make sure I had the stamp lined up straight all the way across. I then inked it up with my Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped it down. I stamped the image twice because the watercolor paper is so textured I wanted to be sure to get a really good impression.
Next I took the mini Speckled Egg Distress Ink that came in the kit and used my Picket Fence Blending Brush to create a sky. I only did it towards the top of the card, I didn’t bring it too far down into the buildings because I really didn’t feel like masking and with what I was going to do next, it really wouldn’t make a difference. I like Speckled Egg, I just ordered it in my favorite formula, Distress Oxide, and I also got the reinker. It’s a nice soft blue, perfect for skies or ocean foam. Have you tried the new color yet?
Next up is my favorite part, the watercolors! I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors on this card. I did the colors in rainbow order but I added a bright pink before the red. I used a water brush to add the paint and then I would saturate the brush again and then I would fling it back onto the the card for some added splatter. I tried to control it as best as I could, I didn’t want it to go down too far and I think I achieved that.
I took my favorite sentiment from the set “Home is where the WiFi automatically connects” and stamped it using my Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. I wanted a really crisp sentiment so I stamped it a total of three times. I then quickly took it out of my MISTI and sprinkled it with my Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder. I then heat set it with my Wagner heat tool. Before any of the stamping happened, though, I wiped the area down with my anti-static powder tool from Inkadinkadoo.
I then stamped a sentiment on the inside of my A2 card base. Again I used my Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. On the right I just wanted to show you the beautiful glitter effect you get with that Ranger embossing powder.
Here is the final card, what do you think? I really love how this card turned out, a bit out of my comfort zone with the messy look but I’m starting to like the look. Do you like to do ‘messy’ cards?
Thank you so much for coming by and reading today, your support means so much to me. To get notified each time I post, don’t forget to follow this blog before you leave and to see what I create and don’t share here be sure to check out my Instagram (linked down below). I had a lot of fun making this card and I love this month’s card kit. I look forward to seeing you here again soon but, until then, keep creating! XO Emma