The February 2017 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit is now available!
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You all have probably already guessed by now that I'm a huge fan of Valentine's crafting, colors, etc. The February Simon Says Stamp card kits are historically some of my very favorite and the 2017 Card Kit is no exception! The colors and products are phenomenal and the Coffee & Tea Stamp Set is one of my all-time favorites! I used images from the stamp set to create a water colored background for my card share today. A greeting stamped and embossed on vellum allows you to still see the pretty pattern underneath.
I stamped and embossed the coffee cup image from the Coffee & Tea Stamp Set all over on Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Versamark Ink and heat setting with fine detail white embossing powder. I watercolored the images and background with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush pen. Once the design was completely dry, I stamped the small heart from the Coffee & Tea Stamp Set in the "white spaces" in the background using Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips Ink.
For the sentiment, I stamped a greeting and the trio of open hearts from the Coffee & Tea Stamp Set on a strip of vellum die cut with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Heart Banner (I'm not using the banner shape here, instead I wanted the stitching detail along the top and bottom edge of the greeting strip). I heat embossed the greeting with fine detail white embossing powder. I love adding a stamped and embossed greeting over a background like this so that the design is still visible through the vellum but muted enough that the greeting is still easy to read!
I die cut the water colored background and the Surf Blue Cardstock from the kit with two Simon Says Stamp Basic Rectangles Dies to create the perfect sized mats for my card. I adhered the vellum strip over the patterned background, hiding liquid adhesive behind the embossed areas and trimmed the excess off each side. I adhered the water colored panel to the blue panel with foam adhesive and attached the whole thing to a top fold card base. I finished the card with some of the enamel dots from the kit.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of this watercolored background card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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