Friday, March 15, 2019

Amazing Bike Two Ways - Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

Hello! I'm popping in to share a couple more cards created with the BRAND NEW April Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Hello Darling! Such a lovely spring kit - especially as most of us are growing very weary of winter, and ready for some sunshine again! The large stamp set, Hello Darling, is stunning - and I adore the lovey Rainboot Planter Die as well! Not to mention the gorgeous double sided pattern paper, stickers, Nuvo drops, cardstock, envelopes, etc... that are in the kit!

Today I have a couple of cards to share using that DARLING bike image from the Hello Darling stamp set - and LOTS of that gorgeous Simple Stories pattern paper from the kit!

I always felt like I hoarded pattern paper in the past, and it was incredibly freeing to me when I started just layering up one single card with TONS of it! Something about actually using it was wonderful - and be still my pattern-paper-loving-heart - this paper is SOOO pretty and fun to do this with!

I adhered all the layers together with adhesive in just the center of each piece, allowing the edges to curl up with some help from me, just adding to all the dimension. The images and sentiment from the stamp kit were stamped on a Stitched Oval, and I added foam adhesive under just that layer.

Finishing touch is some jute twine wrapped around the entire front of the card and tied in a loose pretty bow!

And now...could this card be more opposite from the first one? LOVE how versatile this bike image is - perfect for girly floral patterns and layers, but also from a completely clean and graphic design like this!

For this card I used a recently created alcohol ink background done in rainbow colors. I trimmed the panel down with a Stitched Rectangle Die, then stamped my bike image with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder - being super careful to only heat it just as much as necessary so I didn't melt my Yupo paper.

I matted that panel with a super thin strip of black cardstock all around, and then heat embossed a tiny sentiment from the stamp set on a strip of black cardstock trimmed with Sentiment Labels Die set.

Which is your favorite? Do you prefer the soft and layered card - or is bold and graphic more your thing? 

Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:

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