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Simon Says Stamp | August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers – Card idea 2

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog where we are showcasing a series of cards made using Simon Says Stamp August 2018 card kit – Mandy’s Flowers. You can check out all the cards in this series here. Here’s today’s card idea where I combined the stamp set with stripes of patterned papers.

Just like yesterday’s card I stamped a floral image and die cut a stitched rectangle. I used Archival Black ink on Strathmore watercolor paper. Using my waterbrush and Zig real brush markers – pink, yellow, green and blue – I colored this image. I also stamped a couple more images – a tiny spring of leaves and the sentiment ‘thank you’ – also using Archival Black ink.

I wanted to add something special to the background, so I cut out two stripes of patterned paper from the BoBunny Early Bird 6×6 Paper Pad patterned papers (included in SSS August 2018 card kit) and layered them towards bottom of the rectangle. I also used a piece of Vellum and dry embossed using Darice Embossing Folder – circle interlock. Vellum being thin, when it passed through the embossing folder and machine, it kinda made white lines at the embossed spots that gave it an interesting look.

Finally I layered everything onto a ready made green card base and finished it off with a few Doodlebug Tiny Hearts Shape Sprinkles Enamel Shapes So Punny (also included in the kit). I also went over the pink heart with pink Spectrum Noir alcohol marker to make it match my shade of pink ;-)

Do you like to add patterned papers to cards where you have stamped colored your focal point? What is your favorite way of adding patterned paper to card designs? Do share.


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!

Hugs! ~Varada

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