Thursday, April 11, 2013

Just Because You Are Amazing -- SSS March Card Kit

Today I am excited to share a card that I made entirely with the Simon Says Stamp March card kit  for their April Showers and/or Spring Flowers Challenge. Before I share it, let me give you a little background. Back in December, I decided to sign up for this subscription program. I loved the offering for that month (although by the time I decided to commit, my Christmas cards were made) and the price seemed reasonable for all the goodies that came in the kit. What I found most attractive was the fact that you can opt-out for a month with no penalty. Granted, every sneak peak has left me anxiously anticipating my kit but the option is there if I need it.

The January kit came and I made a few cards. I was busy in February and put the kit aside. Then came March and my need for 30 cards. Well let me tell you how easy it is to create with all of the supplies picked out for you. In my quest for a few unique cards, I wound up pulling out the January and February kits too. I have been making numerous cards with each kit with only a few additions of cardstock or twine. Love it!

Anyway, here is the card I made for a friend's birthday: patterned paper which is a bit of a departure for me. 

To create the stamped focal point, I reached for some water color paper and went to town stamping the flowers with distress inks. In the case of the small flowers, I stamped off for a layered look. After layering the stamps until I got the look I wanted, I spritzed the piece with a little water to get a more distressed feel. Next, I went around the edges with distress ink, stamped the sentiment in Memento ink and added a few jewels. Finally, I adhered this to the card base using  foam adhesive.  Here's a closer look at the stamped image:

My April kit just arrived and I can't wait to start creating with it! In the meantime, I will have a few more cards from past kits to share.

Paper, Stamps: Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit; Stampin' Up! water color paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Memento Tuxedo Black
Embelishments: Recollections Jewels
Misc.: EK Success Foam Adhesive


Nirupama said...

Love how you used watercolor paper. I always want to stamp multiple images in one, but never know how. Well done ;)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

What a totally beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog today & taking the time to write such a kind comment

Danielle said...

Wow this turned out so beautiful, great stamping work!

Sue Althouse said...

That is a lovely card! Been seeing the kits and wondering about them. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, it sounds like you've been very busy making cards! This is so pretty. Love the cheerful springtime whimsical garden look of it. You did a beautiful job putting all those images together. The colors combine perfectly!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Linda, such a gorgeous combination of colours and stamps, it's just perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Carol Gibson said...

I saw your card on the SSS Challenge blog. The card is beautiful. I love my March kit

Susan (rainy) said...

LOVE the clean design on the thank you card. The second card is gorgeous with those beautifully stamped flowers!