Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday.
Well, I promised to share with you some cards made with the Simon Says Stamp October card kit. As I said, I made over 10 cards with this kit on Saturday and then made another one last night. I had made all the other cards for our next card drive, but was inspired to create this one when I saw the new Kindness challenge across at Jennifer McGuire's new blog. Now... I've been stamping and crafting for 10 years, but only recently found Jennifer's talents - how I missed them I am not sure... but I must have been living under some sort of rock :-)
Anyway, Jennifer is amazingly talented and very generous, so I was not at all surprised to see that she had changed up her blog and was creating a challenge to share some handmade love. She is having regular challenges to encourage us all to actually send the handmade goodies that we make. The challenge this week is to create and send a card to friends or family. I decided it was time to create and send a card - well send virtually as he is away in Asia :-) Lou is not at all fond of pink - but hopefully he will overcome that:-)
I started by stamping the heart from the Here's Looking at You stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed it with fine gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. I then took my Zig Brush markers and used 3 different shades of pink to give me a gorgeous ombre effect on the heart. I had originally stamped it onto normal pink card stock... but it was so flat compared to the watercolored version.
I added the DSP, stamped the sentiment - also in gold embossing powder, popped the heart up with some dimensional tape - and voila. A card for Lou - virtual for tonight. Sweetie, I hope your presentation went really well today. Your card will be waiting for you when you get home.
If you haven't checked out Jennifer's new challenges - you can find all the details by clicking on the pic below
Card ingredients - all from the Simon Says Stamp October card kit
- stamp: Here's Looking at You
- DSP: My Mind's Eye - Story Collection