Easy & Simple Stamped Cards – Simon October 2017 Card Kit

Hello, all! I’m back with some cards and a video that I created for the Simon Says Stamp Blog featuring the October 2017 Card Kit. I created two cards for you all. The first uses patterned paper from the kit and a bit of stamping and embossing. The second card is all about the stamping.

(Wondering what I used on this card? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

For the first card, I used the Brush Stroke Message stamp set (also available individually outside of the kit) to stamp a rectangular brush stroke image in Rosie Cheeks ink (I thought this color worked well with the patterned paper). Then I stamped a greeting from the stamp set in VersaMark ink. I applied some Steel Navy embossing powder (also from the kit) on top and heat set it. Then I applied VersaMark to the edges of the cardstock piece and added more embossing powder. This created a nice border.

It was then super easy to assemble the card. :)

For the second card, I only did simple stamping using the Brush Stroke Messages stamp set. I used three colors of ink: Soft Navy, Rosie Cheeks, and Pale Blush Pink. For the lighter blue color, I “stamped off” once and then stamped directly onto the card. The second generation stamping makes the ink lighter.

I hope you enjoy today’s cards! Thanks for stopping by! You can get the October 2017 Card Kit on it’s own, or you can subscribe and receive future kits automatically.


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.