Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Winter Wonderland Cards.

Hello! Today I have a few "thank you" cards to share with you. I used my Winter Wonderland January card kit from Simon Says Stamp to create my Christmas thank you's this year. I just love this kit! Purple is one of my favorite colors and the stamp set is to die for!

I know I'm a little late to the party, but I'm going to be entering these cards into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. This week is "Anything Goes!"

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Let's just jump right in to the first card! 

This one is probably my favorite card that I've made with this kit. I wanted to really focus on the blues in the patterned paper. I made a card base from Neenah cardstock, cut the blue cardstock from the kit 1/8" smaller than the card base, and the blue snowflake paper 1/4" smaller than the base. I used tape runner adhesive to stick them down. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added a strip of white cardstock and some blue glitter tape. 

I felt like the card needed more, so I used the winter road tag from my kit (I was lucky enough to receive the extra embellishments in my kit) and layered a die cut vellum tag on top. I stamped an additional sentiment at the bottom and used some brown cardstock to create a reinforcement circle. I looped some gold thread through the opening and also "squished" some around from behind the tag. 

 Next up is a card where I tried to bring out the purples. The patterned paper is a light almost fog gray color and I thought it really looked great against the purple. I die cut a 2 1/2 inch circle from purple cardstock and stamped and embossed the diagonal stripe stamp at the bottom. I used my white gel pen to add some stitching detail. 

The tag was actually a mistake that I made work. I had used my embossing ink with some snowflake stamps and the Grape Fizz Perfect Pearls on some light gray cardstock, but the Perfect Pearls smudged a little bit. It was my first time using this product and I've gotten better at it. I almost threw away the piece of cardstock, but I only messed up on part of it, so I die cut a tag from the part of the paper that was okay. I used some scrap purple cardstock to make a reinforcement for the top and wrapped some Recollections washi tape around the bottom. Then I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 

I wanted a messy gold thread look, so I looped some through the tag and cut the strands to different lengths and also put some strands behind my tag. 

Last, but not least, is a shaker card with some fun seed beads. I made this for my sister-in-law and her family. I thought my nephew would have a lot of fun shaking this card around! 

I cut a piece of the "barn door" paper and stamped some snowflakes onto it with the Simon Says Stamp white ink. I used the lighter gray cardstock from the kit and stamped my sentiment with the same white pigment ink. Then I used a circle die to cut out a circle from the top center of the panel and added some faux stitching with a white gel pen. 

I filled up my shaker portion with some gold and silver seed beads. They shake around really well! 

That's it for today! I have a video coming soon with this card kit, so stay tuned! 

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous cards! You did a wonderful job with the kit! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!