Saturday, September 15, 2018

Watercolors and Alcohol Inks - Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit

Hello! I'm here to share a couple more cards using the amazing and BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for October - Sketched Flowers! The variety in this kit is amazing! I sat down and ended up making TEN cards with this kit...I think that is record setting for me - I don't usually do that many! The large stamp set in the kit - Sketched Flowers - is absolutely stunning, there are 3 bottles of alcohol ink with Yupo paper and Alcohol Lift ink, then there are the pre-printed Gina K cards with a fun pack of fall foils - this kit is PACKED! You can check out the entire kit and it's contents HERE.

Today I have two very different cards to share - first up, this one featuring the gorgeous Sketched Flowers stamp set and watercolors:

I started off by stamping the image on a panel of watercolor cardstock, and then adding the sentiment above - I LOVE the font in this stamp set! SO elegant!

Next, I watercolored the image with nice and bright colors. It felt like it needed something else, so I grabbed my ruler and fine-line black pen and added a thin frame around the outside. Just what it needed!

Next up...some more of my experimenting with alcohol inks...including a bit of a mistake that ended up turning out fun anyway!

For this card, I created my alcohol background, then heat embossed the floral image from the Sketched Flowers stamp set in gold over the top, added the sentiment heat embossed in white. I then used my basic rectangle dies to die cut a large rectangle, and a smaller one around just the sentiment. I then adhered them in stages - the outer frame directly on my cardbase, the large middle layer on one layer of foam adhesive, and the sentiment with a double layer of foam.

This is when it got fun...the Yupo paper it seems can handle heat embossing if you don't overheat it. But I noticed a little spot where the powder hadn't entirely melted, and when I went to heat it again, the edges curled up and melted! At first I thought I had ruined the entire thing...then it occurred to me - why  not try doing that on ALL the edges? I think it added a kind of fun and different distressed look, don't you?

Here is a look at the complete kit contents! You can find the entire kit HERE:

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