Friendship Greeting Cards
Hey friends, welcome back to another blog post! On today’s blog I’ll be sharing with you, 2 of my latest cards that I entered on the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge Group, and on the Simon’s blog for their Wednesday challenge. If you haven’t try any of their challenge? You should, as you will find tons of inspiration from fellow card makers. So without further ado let’s jump into the blog!
For the first example I play along with the Simon Says Stamp —Wednesday Challenge, which was all about to create a scene using Honey Bee Stamp products. So, for this card I started by using one of the hill stencils from the Winter Wonder Background stencil set to cover the lower part of the card panel. For the sky I went for a non-traditional colors, as you can see in the picture above. To color the sky part I used distress oxide inks in the following colors:
— Picked Raspberry
— Spiced Marmalade
— Squeezed Lemonade
Once I was done with the ink blending I covered the top part of the card panel, and I clear glitter embossed the bottom part of it as I wanted to created an illusion of snow. After the embossing, and ink blending I set the card panel aside while I stamped in a piece of white card stock with alcohol friendly black ink the Snowman and all the images, as I was going to use Copic Markers as my coloring media. Then I colored the edges of the Snowman with B000, B00. For its carrot nose I used YR07, YR09. And for the scarf I used R32, R35. After the coloring I ran though the die cutting machine to die cut all the images by using their coordinated dies. Once the die cutting was done I went back to the card panel, and I white heat embossed one of the sentiments and a few stars from the Friendship stamp set. Shortly afterwards, I adhered all the pieces together to built the snowman.
Last but certainty not least I adhered the card panel to a standard A2 size white side folding card, and as the last touch I adhered a few clear sequins here and there to add shine.
For the second example I play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge, the theme for this challenge is “Friendship”. So for this card I created the card panel by using a stencil, and the same distress oxide color combination. For the ink blending I started from the center to the outer parts of the card panel, and for the die cutting part I used the You Da Best crafting die. For the die cutting part I ran though the die cutting machine the white card stock along with the die which I die cut 3X because I wanted to create a little bit of dimension, ( I should mention that this is a layering die that comes with a shadow layer so I cut out of vellum its shadow layer.) Once the die cutting was done I adhered them all up with liquid glue, and I adhered it to the card panel. To complete the sentiment in a separate piece of white card stock I stamped part of one of the sentiments from the Messages for Everyone stamp set with the Picked Raspberry ink to compliment the card panel, and adhered it with foam foam to the card panel. Right afterwards, I adhered the card panel to a white side folding card base. Last but not least I covered all the white die cutting with Glossy Accent, and I added a touch of sparkle to the snowman by using the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen along with a few sequins that I adhered here and there.
Yay, you made it to the end, I hope you’ve had a great time here with me, as always I appreciate the time you take to read the blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this post, as a referral from where they were purchased from.
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You Da Best Die
Messages for Everyone Stamp Set
Clear Embossing Powder
Unicorn Dust Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
Pink Moonstone Sequins
Girl’s Best Friend Sequins
Winter Wonder Background Stencil Set
Snow Buddies Stamp Set
Snow Buddies Coordinated Dies
Friendship Stamp Set
Neenah Classic Crest #110
Neenah Smooth Solar White #80
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I am creating this blog with the purpose of sharing how I design my cards, the information provided here is base in my own opinion and creativity. I am not an expert by any means, and I only share the way that I design my cards. All of the products used for this blog post were personally purchased by me. And all of the referral links were added for you to know from where I purchased the items from. The products shared, and mentioned in my blog posts are simply because… I use, and truly love them.