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Oh, Hello There – Make a Card Monday #261

Hi, all!

Today I created a one-layer card with the To Thine Own Shelf stamp set from the September 2014 Card Kit from Simon. When I designed this stamp set, this was the card I envisioned! I love being able to build a scene with stamps and this is the ultimate builder stamp set!

I used a one Simon ink for the card (Dark Chocolate), and then a bunch of Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Raspberry Jam, Pale Tomato, Soft Cantaloupe, and Butter Bar). The lines on the bottom of the card were stamped using the Thin Stripes background stamp from Impression Obsession.

I hope you enjoy today’s card! And don’t forget the giveaway after the video below. :)

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Card Kit Giveaway!

If you’d like to win the September 2014 Card Kit, please fill out the Rafflecopter area below. :)

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When Life Gives You Lemons… – Make a Card Monday #260

Happy Monday!

The Lemonade stamp set from Simon that was released a little bit ago has been calling my name ever since it landed in my mailbox. “Hey you! Yeah, you! Kristina! You must stamp some lemon slices!!” ;) So I created a clean and simple card for Make a Card Monday using the Lemonade stamp set.

I stamped all the yellow bits with Simon Says Stamp Sunshine ink, which is a bit of an orange-y yellow so I think it would be perfect for orange slices, too! It dries to a nice, smooth sunshine color. (It’s so aptly named, yes?)

The tall greeting was stamped in Versafine Smokey Gray ink. I’ve always loved Smokey Gray’s older brother Black Onyx (he might be my first love for stamping text and greetings), but Smokey Gray is also an awesome ink color. I don’t always get a perfectly opaque and sharp stamping like I usually do with Black Onyx, but I think it might be the best gray ink out there for greeting stamps. Plus is looks awesome with Fog cardstock from Simon which I used for the card base.

Anyhow, enjoy today’s video! :)

NOTE: I’m trying out the closed captioning and subtitles option with this video. For those of you who speak a different language or prefer closed captioning on, please let me know if this is helpful. I don’t think I’ll be able to go back and add captions to older videos (I have over 700 videos!), but if it’s helpful I might be able to add them to videos moving forward. Thanks!

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I Love You More Than Ice Cream — Make a Card Monday #259 + CARD KIT GIVEAWAY!

For today’s Make a Card Monday card, I wanted to create a long card (9″ x 3.5″) that would fit inside a standard business size envelope. So I decided to use the Ice Cream Dream stamp set from the latest Simon August 2014 card kit.

After stamping and heat embossing the ice cream images, I did a bunch of watercoloring with my Sakura Koi watercolor set. I just love the bright, saturated colored in this watercolor set. The paints are fantastic! If I were to do this card over again, I think I would have the background be just gray instead of all the different colors. That way, the colorful ice cream treats would stand out more. But the way it is now is good, too. :)

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Card Kit Giveaway!

For your chance to win the August 2014 card kit from Simon Says Stamp (which is currently sold out!), just fill out the Rafflecopter area below…

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