I’ve been using my monthly Simon Says Stamp card kit to help me along my journey into converting me into a card maker. Yes, we’ll eventually get to talking about all of that I’m still learning + debating the best way to share.
I think cards are a great go-to project for several reasons:
- they don’t take much supplies
- easy to make with 6×6 paper
- useful!!! Can gift, share with military card programs, use for personal letters, etc.
- can be quick [in theory. I take longer to make a card than a layout at this point]
- great way to highlight stamps
- good use of leftovers/random supplies
- good way to use stickers you can’t see a scrapbooking application for
So far I’ve made 3 cards with this kit. One that I think is good, one that I think is bad, and one that I really like. Let’s start in the middle with the good one:
I used brown distress ink on the background, then I embossed the zig-zag stamp on that as well to add more depth and because well, I am trying to use up supplies so why not? My rosette, I think needed 1 more layer. Still – this works for me.
Now the ugly.
If you’re thinking – “May that doesn’t look so bad”… well that is because this is the part of the card that worked for me. I really like the bottom of this card in fact. It is the overall card as a whole that got… well ugly. THAT IS OK! I try really hard to focus on the cute parts and the good stuff when I’m working on cards, celebrating the portions I do like.
Now here’s my favorite:
I like how my distress ink work came out, I love that bike, and I like that the sentiment + flower fit perfectly.
Most of all, I’ve been having fun just trying out making parts of a kit work in a card making way, and doing so without pressuring myself.
Here are links to the supplies I used on these cards:
Today’s post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp– and they are offering up a discount code just for my readers here as a part of my Camp Scrap extravaganza as well.
They are offering 10% off any order valid through 7/31/12. Just enter code: CSMF10 when you are checking out.
I am really excited to be working with Simon Says Stamp now, and they have been one of my absolute favorite sources for all things inky, and so many fantastic crafting treasures for some time now. Their shipping is fast and a great rate – and their service is awesome. They have a facebook page here, you can follow them on twitter, and of course you’ll want to visit the shop itself.