Hi Everyone! I received the December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit on Saturday, and I haven’t been able to stop creating cards since! I didn’t even want to take the time for pictures. That meant that I actually had to clean everything up and put it away so that I could put the photography tent on the craft table. Bummer! But the good news is that I can write this post and share a few of these cards with you. I’m going to enter this card in the Fusion Card Challenge, Blue Christmas. You’ll also see it on Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Gallery.
The colors in this kit are stunning. The turquoise and reds work together in bright, bold cardstocks and soft, subtle papers as well. I have never opened a kit that lent itself to creating multiple clean and simple cards quickly. At least not for me! LOL.
I began by stamping the Christmas tree with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on watercolor paper, and then used the same ink and a blending tool to color the entire panel. I gave it a quick dry with the heat tool, and then used my new Reverse Confetti die to cut the garland.
I started following Amy at Pickled Paper Designs after seeing a Christmas card she created using the negative space of this Circle Garlands Confetti Cuts RC die. I thought the card was striking and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I had to have that die! (If you haven’t seen her work, you should head to her blog next.) I decided to cut the adorable animals from one of the papers in the stack, and carefully placed them in the negative space of the garland. This took quite a bit of time, but I think it was worth it in the end. I like that they are peeking out at you, and the bear is even waving.
I used a craft foam square for support on this shaker card. I kept the two garland strands separate, but the beads are able to move within each strand between animals. I used white, silver, and red beads to complement the colors on the animals. Don’t the beads look pretty? Love them! I found them in a boxed set from a local craft store.
The base cardstock is grey from the SSS kit, but I used the VersaMark cube to add white Perfect Pearls for more shimmer. The black cardstock is Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock.
Finally, I added the puffy sentiment sticker and sequins.
What do you think? There are too many things to love about this month’s card kit! I hope you are having as much fun with it as I am.
Thanks for joining me again! Love and crafty hugs!