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Today I would like to share five cards with you that I made with the Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Kit “Fly Me Away”. I absolutely love the 6 x 6 paper in the kit. I love the colors and the contemporary painted theme of flying. If you are interested in purchasing the paper, it’s made by ModaScrap (French Company) and the set is called “Fly and Scrap”. The Simon Says Stamp June Kit is sold out, but you can still purchase the supplies separately. The stamp set that came in the kit is by Simon Says Stamp and is called “Beautiful Flowers” in case you are interested in purchasing it.
Let’s go ahead and move on to the cards and how I made them. If any questions come up, please feel free to ask them in the comment section below.
Here are the supplies I used:
– Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Kit – Fly Me Away
– Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
– Gina K White Detail Embossing Powder
– Gina K Gold Detail Embossing Powder
– Heating Tool
– Embossing Magic
– Yellow, Blue and Clear Nuvo Drops
– VersaMark Ink
– Tombow Markers #’s: 665, 673, 451, 126, 192
– Copic Markers: RV10, RV13, RV15, YG03, YG63, YG67, B05, B02, B00, Y08
– Water color paper
– Watercolors: KOI Water 24-Color Set
– Blue, black and white card stock (4.25 x 5.5 size)
In this card, I used the large flower bouquet stamp from the Kit (Stamp Name). I took a piece of 4.25” x 5.5” white card stock and laid it horizontally in front of me, then I divided it into three equal parts only marking the side of the card stock with a pencil as guidance. Then I rotated the card stock to a vertical position in front of me and aligned the middle of the stamp with the middle of the bottom of the card. After applying Memento Tuxedo Black ink to the stamp, I stamped it the bottom section of the white cardstock. The picture below shows exactly what I described above.
I rotated the card stock 180 degrees and inked up my stamp again and stamped it again to the other end of the card stock. Now I have the stamp on the top and bottom part of the card with an empty section in the middle.
For my sentiment, I decided to cut the Happy Birthday words apart and applied Embossing Magic to my card stock. I aligned the words in the middle of the card with my Misti and stamped the words with VersaMark. Then I sprinkled Black Embossing Powder on my card stock and heat set the words.
After being happy with my images, I moved on to coloring with Copic markers. Here are the colors I used: RV14, RV13 and RV10 for the flowers and YG03, YG63 and YG 67 for the leaves.
After the coloring was complete, I cut the edges off the stamped image and adhered it to a 4.25” x 5.5” piece of black cardstock. To finish the card off, I adhered my framed image to a white card base and applied small yellow Nuvo drops to the middle of the flowers to add some dimension.
For this card I used a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 size watercolor paper. I decided to use the smooth side of the paper, but it does not make much difference which side you use. It really is just preference.
To make sure I would get a good impression (specifically because my stamp is new), I used my MISTI to stamp the image. I laid the stamp diagonally across the cardstock so the flowers would be in the middle of the card. After applying embossing magic to the watercolor paper and stamping it with VersaMark ink, I sprinkled Gina K white detail embossing powder on it and heat set it.
For the water coloring I opted to use my Tombow markers for this card because I have a greater variety of colors than in my watercolor set. I started applying the darker colors from the inside (middle) of the image. And then blended them out with the lighter colors but only about to the middle of each pedal or middle of the leaves. Then I used a wet water brush and started spreading the colors on the pedals and leaves toward the outer edges.
After finishing with the leaves and flowers, I added a little bit of light blue on the outside of the bouquet and spread it out with my water brush again. After the card has dried, I covered up the bouquet with a few post-it notes. To add a finishing touch, I decided to pull my water colors out. I dipped my wet brush into the dark blue water color and sprinkled or shook the brush over my cardstock.
Then to I added a white embossed sentiment onto a black strip of cardstock and adhered it with foam squares to the finished card.
For this card, I used the smaller flower stamps and stamped them in the corners of the card with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink. I love the sentiment of “sending love and hugs your way” because you could use this as an every day note or even a birthday card, so I decided to use this sentiment in the middle of the card. I applied embossing magic and VersaMark to stamp the sentiment with my MISTI followed by sprinkling gold embossing powder on it and heat setting it.
Now it was time to color the flowers with B05, B02 and B00 Copic Markers. After my card was complete, I looked for a blue color that would match my shade of blue in the flowers and made a card base out of it. I trimmed he edges of the card and adhered it to the card base. Then I added some blue and clear Nuvo drops to add some interest.
This card was super simple and fast. I looked through the images of the “Fly and Scrap” set to find the image I wanted on the cover of my card. There are so many beautiful cards you can make out of that set. I had a hard time deciding which one of them I wanted to use for this blog. I trimmed the background to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered it to the card base. Afterwards I stamped and embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder and used foam squares to adhere it to the front of the card.
The June Kit came with a sheet of gold metallic cardstock, which I decided to use for this card. I trimmed a small piece (1.5” x 5.5”) and emboss it with the embossing folder that came in the set. I think you could really use any embossing folder that you currently have and that has an elegant image and it would look great. I cut a piece of black card stock (1.75” by 5.5”) and glued it behind the embossed piece.
For the card, I placed a 4.25” x 5.5” piece of card stock horizontally in front of me. I aligned the stamp so the flowers would be fully visible and stamped about 2/3 of the image onto the card stock with VersaMark. I followed the embossing process above with gold embossing powder. Then I glued the pieces together and added a Birthday sentiment.
I would love to know which of these cards is your favorite and why. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon again.