Today begins a week of gratitude to all my loyal blog readers and followers. Thank you all for your kind comments (or just your stalking if leaving comments isn't your thing!), your support of my online classes, events and projects and most of all for our shared love of this hobby called paper crafting/scrapbooking/stamping/etc.
I have new projects shares for you all week, including a super fun blog hop that I'm super excited about taking place on Wednesday, a scrapbook page how-to video and more. :)
Oh, and you may want to check in all week because I may just be giving away some awesome stuff.
I love how versatile the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits are. Yesterday's card used pieces from the same kit but is a completely different color scheme. [You can see it HERE.]
I went with a more neutral/distressed feel for this floral card. I was inspired by the patterned papers in the kit and the vintage book pages.
I started out the card by creating the background from one of the 6x6 papers in the kit. I used the coffee stain stamp in one of Studio Calico's new stamp sets (based on one of my all time favorites of theirs from a montly kit ages ago), then distressed the edges and spritzed it lightly with Copper mist.
I created my own tag using a Tim Holtz die. I layered strips of 6x6 patterned paper, machine stitched them in place and stamped a greeting along the bottom from a Simon Exclusive Stamp Set.
I used one of the exclusive Simon Says Stamp dies [flower] to create the floral accent by die cutting it several times from the text paper and layering the florals for full flowers. I sewed buttons (included in this month's kit) to the center of each flower.
I curled the edges of the floral a bit for dimension using my fingers.
I machine stitched around the edge of the background before adding all the goodies and before adhering to the card base.
The leaves for my flower was created by stamping the large heart from this month's kit, cutting it in half to create the 2 leaves, distressing with Distress Inks using the ink blending tool and spritzing with Copper mist.
I added an additional greeting inside the card to finish it off.
SUPPLIES (click on product photos for links):
Links to other projects created with the November Simon Says Stamp Card Kit:
This is one of my favorite greeting stamp sets right now and I have an extra that I want to share with a lucky blog reader!
For a chance to win the Simon Says Stamp Lots of Thanks Handwritten Sentiments stamp set, leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:59 a.m.
I'll be back tomorrow with another new project! See you then.