Thank You Cards Featuring Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamps

Hello! Today I have three thank you cards to share with you. Here’s my project for today which consists of three cards in different shapes, sizes, and coloring techniques using the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flower 2 Stamp and Die set. I asked my followers on Instagram if I used too much gold and 98% said no, so I went with gold and was happy with how it turned out.

The First Card

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For this project I wanted to use a craft and gold combination which I think is perfect for a fall and Thanksgiving theme.

The Focal Point:

I stamped the largest stamp from the stamp set on watercolor paper with Ranger Archival in in jet black. Then I watercolored the image with Prima Watercolor palette in tropical. Blue and purple for the flowers and green, brown and yellow for the leaves. It was cut using the coordinating die. I used the whole image in this card.

The Background:

This first card measures 8 and a 1/2 by 3 and 3/4. I know it is a very tall card but it fits perfectly in any regular letter size envelope. The background is embossed using Spellbinders Embossing Folder and I rubbed Versamark Watermark Ink lightly on the raised area of the embossing. Then I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it to melt the powder to give it a metallic look. I had to emboss the craft card stock twice aligning the pattern because this panel was too tall for the embossing folder.

The Sentiment:

The sentiment was from the same stamp set embossed with gold embossing powder on black card stock and layered on craft card stock strip.

I adhered the flower on the background with foam tapes and did the same with the sentiment. Finally I matted the gold embossed panel on a black card stock layer and attached the whole panel on the card base.

Here’s a close up look on the background. It was a lot of work but it looked amazing.

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The Second Card:

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This thank you card measures 6 by 6 inches but it is a gate fold card which means it opens from the middle.

The Focal Point:

For this card I stamped the same image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored using Copic colors; reds for the flowers and greens for the leaves. I decides to cut the image in two along the middle and use it as two images. First I was thinking about making it a Christmas card so I decided to go with red, gold, and green. But instead I made a thank you card.

The background:

For this one I wanted to go with the easier route so I just used one of the leopard print foiled pattern paper. I received this pattern paper with one of the Simon Says Stamp card kit a while back which I had been saving for a special card. Looks like this was it.

The Sentiment:

I wanted these cards to look like a series, so I stuck with the same sentiment. It’s stamped and embossed in gold on a black card stock strip.

Here’s the card when slightly opened. I really loved this combination.

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The Third Card:

This third thank you card is totally different. I had a leftover piece of card stock measuring 4 and 3/4 by 11 inches. I scored it widthwise at 4 and 3/4  and 9  and 1/2 to create a  square card. The remaining 1 and a 1/2 inches was used to fold a flap on top. I know this is a weird size, but I loved how it turned out.

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The Focal Point:

For this one I wanted to no-line pencil color the image stamped on Antique Linen Distressed Ink. This ink is very light so you can’t see the outline after you finish coloring which is known as no-line coloring. I colored the image using different shades of red, yellow, and blue Inktense Pencils. Greens and yellows were used for the leaves. This really gives the image a fall vibe.

The Background:

Here again the background was one of the foiled-on craft chevron pattern paper from the same Simon Says Stamp card kit. If you own a chevron background stamp you can also stamp and emboss in gold to give it a similar look.

The Sentiment:

Just a simple thanks sentiment was adequate for this card because there is a lot going on.

On the closing flap I added the floral colored image, cutting the excess off the sides. I then adhered them to the chevron background.

This card doesn’t stand on it’s own unless stood on the side. Then I thought maybe I could attach the sentiment so it would be straight when I stood this card on its side.

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I just love all these cards so much. Let me know what you guys think.

Hugs,

Jyoti

Products used for this project:

Simon Says Stamps And Dies BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS 2

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamps-And-Dies-BEAUTIFUL-FLOWERS-2-set333bf2-Stamptember-set333bf2

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Christmas Card using Ornate Ornaments Stamp and Die set

Today I am presenting the  Christmas cards made using Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2018 limited edition release stamp and die set called Ornate Ornaments. This stamp set is so beautifully made. The detail in the ornaments is stunning.

Here are the cards for today:

There are 5 different ornaments in the Ornate Ornaments stamp set. I stamped all of them in blue green and red card-stocks using Versamark Ink. Embossed with platinum on green, silver on blue and gold on red. Also matted the green blue and red panels with matching metallic cardstock that is slightly larger than the panel. Finally foam-mounted the panel on 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half side folding card bases.

Here’s another card I created with the Simon Says Stamp Ornate Ornaments Stamp and Die set:

I went with just gold and craft on this card and of course a lot of embossing. Stamped the ornament images with Versamark ink  and embossed with gold on heat resistant acetate. I die cut the craft card panel with the matching dies aligning the images that was stamped on acetate. Then I layered ton of foam tapes at the back trying my best to seal around the ornaments so I could put some silver sequins inside to create a shaker card. I thought the craft panel was still a little plain so i smooshed the Versamark ink around the edges and embossed with gold embossing powder again. I loved how organic the edge looks. Stamped the sentiment in the middle saying Wishing you Joy and yes you guessed it embossed again.

I did not plan this card this way in the beginning. Instead I went with what looked good and improvised as I was going. Hence lots of embossing after the acetate sheet was already attached. That caused even the heat resistant acetate to warp a little. But lesson learnt.

I loved how it turned out anyway. Let me know what you guys think in the comment below.

Hugs

Jyoti

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Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Reselase and Thank You card

Hello and Welcome to my blog. Today’s post consists of the card that I made using Simon Says Stamp Stamptember release. I ordered this stamp set on the first day of the release. But unfortunately, it arrived around the beginning of the third week. But as they all say better late than never. I was dancing with joy when I received it in the mail that day. Because these stamps are all limited edition. You won’t be able to purchase it after the stock is over.

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This is a big stamp set with one large flower cluster, a couple of other flowers and some leaves with some beautiful sentiments.

Background:

I repeatedly stamped a panel of Neenah Solar white cardstock 110 lb with one of the small flower images from Simon Says Stamp Stamptember stamp set called Beautiful Day 2 with Versamark ink. Changed the position of the flowery each time to create like an organic pattern. Embossed those with Gold Embossing powder. I have been into ink blended backgrounds lately. So I picked distressed oxide inks from Ranger. One was Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. Got to love how the distressed oxide inks blend so smoothly.

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The Focal Image:

To create the focal image I stamped one of the flowers with the stem image from the stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Which was then colored using Distressed Inks in colors Seedless Preserve and Lucky Clover. Using the Watercolor brush with a simple flat wash of colors. Then I added it with foam tape on the background panel.

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The Sentiment:

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black strips of cardstock. Cut into banners and mounted with foam tapes on the panel.

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So here is my final card for today. I loved how it turned out. I just love how the purple flower pops on the green background.

Let me know in the comment down below what do you guys think about it?

I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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Card Featuring Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp set and Dies

Hello Everyone. Today’s card features the beautiful stamp set from Altenew. called Leaf Canopy stamp set

I stamped the outline image from the stamp set a while back as soon as I received my order from Altenew.  At work when I am not too busy I like to color the images. Then die cut it using coordinating dies at home. It just took me a while to turn those images into cards.

Here’s my card for today

I love the Blue and Gold color combination on the leaves. I used the Rectangle Stitched Die from Simon Says Stamp to cut a panel in craft card stock and another in sky blue cardstock. But the craft panel I die cut with the small one of the Leaf Canopy die to create a negative leaf image backed that with gold and craft pattern paper.

I layered the panels offsetting each other to show all the layers from each side also. I think that creates an extra interest in the layout.

Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set that says “life is better with friends” on a while piece of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and popped the piece on foam tape for added dimension.

Also attached the large colored die cut leaf cluster with one layer of foam tape and the small one with two layers of foam tape.

I love the combination so much. An extra panel of sky blue matted on one side of card brings the whole card together.

I loved this leaf canopy stamp set so much. It is so versatile and can be used in so many projects.

Here I used it on another much colorful card.

This one has more of the feminine vibe to it. The combination of pink and green is one my go-to combination when it comes to a girly card. I  cut the circles using Stitched Circle Dies from Simon Says Stamp. 

The large circle directly adhered to the light green panel but the other two are added on foam tape. The leaf clusters are then arranged between the two pink circles.

Sending lots of love sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

Then it is finally attached to a 4.25 inches high and 5.5 inches wide top folding card base made of 110 lb white card stock.

I really loved how both cards turned out. Let me know in the comments what you guys think about it?

I really love hearing other’s opinion about my cards.

Hugs
Jyoti
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Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hello Everyone. Today I am showcasing the card that I created using beautiful day stamp set to participate in the Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge. It’s almost the end of March. Due to my busy schedule I couldn’t post this earlier. But better late than never.

Here’s my card 

And here is the picture from the challenge.

The color combination for this challenge was blue, coral and light brown.

I decided on blue and coral for my card and my base for the card was craft card-stock.

My card is 4 and a quarter inches wide and 5 and a half inches tall. It’s top folding card. I cut a panel of heavyweight card-stock in white using the largest die of Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies.

I then using the latest stencil called Leaf Burst Stencil from Altenew created the background with two distressed oxide inks from Tim Holtz in color Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean.

Stamped the flowers and leaf images from Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Altenew on Watercolor paper. Colored them using Prima watercolors. And then cut out the images using coordinating dies.

I arranged the flowers in the background but because of the busy background, the flowers were not showing on the card as much. So I decided to add a layer of vellum cut with one size smaller of the Stitched Rectangle die that helped mute the background pattern a little still showing the beautiful background.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on craft card-stock.

 

So Here’s how my card was done. I just loved how it finally turned out. Hope you guys like it.

I also entered this card in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

 

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