Hello friends, did you know March is national crafts month? Well, now you do! So that’s good enough reason to craft more, create more, share more, right? :-D
Keeping in that spirit, I have a card idea using the March 2016 card kit. This kit is probably the easiest one to work with. Mainly because along with stamps and patterned papers, you also have matching, coordinating dies with those stamps. How awesome is that!!
In 2016, I want to challenge myself to try new styles and techniques in card making. So I decided to create a mostly-black-and-white background and then highlight just one single image with a pop of color. Here’s what it came out to be:
I started by creating a card panel that is about 1/4″ smaller than my card front. I used SSS black ink to stamp the medium outline bunny image everywhere on this panel. I kept rotating my stamp and covering the area. No logic at all.
I also stamped the biggest outline bunny image using the same ink on a yellow-polka-dot patterned paper included in the kit. I also gave her a cute face :-) The face stamps in this stamp set are just the cutest. The reverse side of this yellow paper has butterflies. I used one of the blue patterned butterflies from the remaining piece and stamped the tiny little bow image on it. I die cut both the big bunny and the bow using matching dies.
For the sentiment, I cut a strip of another patterned paper (that has colorful stripes on it) and on this piece I stamped the “you are my kind of peep” sentiment. I layered a couple more stripes in coordinating colors and on one side cut a banner end.
Finally I foam mounted everything and scattered a few sequins (also from the kit) and added glossy accents to the bow to finish this card. Love how it turned out :-)
If you’d like to create something like this, I’d suggest you give Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kit a try. You can subscribe to this (no obligation) card kit of the month program for $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $29.95 plus Shipping and Handling. And you can also buy many of the elements of the kit separately. Clicking here takes you directly to this March edition of the kit and the supplies list below has links to individual items.
For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!
Happy national craft month! Stay crafty :-) ~Varada