Thank You Beautiful Friend

I finally bit the bullet and subscribed to Simon Say’s Stamp Kit of the Month! The kit always contains high quality items that create beautiful cards, like the one I made below. If you don’t like a particular kit, you are not required to buy it. They’ll send you an invoice by email, and if you don’t want that kit, you don’t have to pay for it. They’ll send only the ones you pay for. That’s a nice choice, I think. You can also purchase it on its own for $39.99 plus tax and shipping and handling.

Now back the card I made. I used the distress markers to watercolor the flowers that I stamped with the lovely stamp set from the kit. Since I only wanted the flowers, I masked the stamp off and only stamped the part I wanted. I later cut out the flowers to place them around the focal point of my card, a gorgeous word die cut with its background (dies included in the kit). Next, I trimmed the paper for the background, mat and trimmings. For the black mat, feel free to use a piece of black cardstock from your own supplies instead of going to the trouble of trimming the black strips from the included supplies if you prefer. Using the label sticker sentiments from Tim Holtz, I placed the words Thank You Friend on the front of the card. I repeated the pattern from the front of the card on the inside by putting 3 blocks of the same pattern paper and trimmings each one just as I did on the front of the card. Enjoy the video below!

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Card Kit Subscription
Simon Says Stamp March 2021 Kit “Spring Windows”: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Kit-of-the-Month-March-2021-SPRING-WINDOWS-ck0321-ck0321

Tools

EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Blue Painters Tape: https://amzn.to/2YkBKND (Low tack tape I used to mask the stamp)

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Nicapa Standard Grip Cutting Mat (12×12 inch,3 Mats): https://amzn.to/30C3i26 (I cut this one to fit in my precision press stamping tool)

Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″: https://amzn.to/3cQ1hqw (Not needed for this project, but seen in video)

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool: https://amzn.to/36ePBt5 (I used it to clear away embossing powder from the letters in the greeting)

Apple Pie Memories Acrylic Stamping Blocks: https://amzn.to/2OpR2PV (I used the middle sized one to lay out the color from the distress markers. I then used the Arteza waterbrush to pick up the color to paint my flowers. These can be used with your clear stamps, which is their intended purpose. If you don’t have these, you can use a plastic lid from almost any container.)

Adhesive

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Plus Glue Tape: https://amzn.to/2JGxphE

Ink

Ranger Archival Ink (safe to use with watercolors or waterbased markers/pens): https://amzn.to/3bB67FG

Arteza Water Brush Pens – Self-moistening – Portable (Assorted Tips, Set of 6)
https://amzn.to/3qJEUGI

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