Friday, September 30, 2022

Leafy Thank You Cards - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! When you visit a crafty friend, it is sometimes fun to raid their stash and create cards with supplies you might not normally have to play with! When I was visiting Lea in Minnesota, we went to a crafty retreat, and while I brought just a few things with me, I was mostly packing from her supplies to bring for the weekend. I decided to raid some of her Simon Says Stamp sets to play with - and these cards were the result of part of that weekend of playing! 

As you may have noticed, I am of the opinion that if possible, you should always make more than one card - especially when you can't decide what color combo you want to use! Then you get to use both options! :)

Since I didn't pack all my Simon Says Stamp inks for this trip, I used some Pinkfresh inks that Lea had to blend my backgrounds. For this first one, I used Sapphire first, then added a bit of Stargazer, because it felt like it needed a bit more color.

For this second one, I just used one color - Evergreen. Even though these were deep colors, you can get a soft look just by gently blending bit by bit to build up color - and keeping from heavy ink or blending lines. Once I had backgrounds blended, I added some gold splatters using someone else Starry Colors palette that they loaned me (thanks Brenda!).

Once that dried, I added the Leafy Frames die, cut from white cardstock. I also used the Thank You Script, die cutting the shadow layer from vellum, and the top layer from gold cardstock. To add dimension - I also die cut it twice from white cardstock to adhere behind the stacked layers - and sneaky way to add dimension, without having to cut tons of tiny foam tape strips - haha! I finished off with some coordinating jewels, and these cards are done!

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