Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Halloween Card Using Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits”!

Hey lovelies!
Back to the Halloween cards today! Now I know not a lot of people have hours and hours to spend making their cards for every occasion, so today I thought I’d share a really simple way of making cute cards fast! The “If The Hat Fits” set from Simon Says Stamp is a really amazing set to achieve simple but fun cards, the hat images are a great size for a focal point and the larger sentiments compliment them perfectly!
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I had previously stamped out this set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I knew I wanted to use it for this year’s Halloween cards. I did some quick colouring using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and added details/highlights with my white gelly roll pen.
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Hat: LG5, LG3, LG2
Ribbon: CR7, OR2, FS9
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I fussy cut out my image, I used my craft knife to cut the little piece between the bend of the hat and the ribbon. I cut down a panel for my card and blended in a circular motion towards the bottom left using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink (I just love how greens and yellows compliment each other!), sprayed it with my distress sprayer before cleaning up any excess water with a paper towel. I splattered my panel with black watercolour paint and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink using a paintbrush and some water then allowed it to completely dry. Once it was dry I prepped my panel with my EK Success powder tool, I stamped my sentiment at a slight angle using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I stamped a couple of the stars from the set with Versafine ink to draw attention to my sentiment. I adhered the hat to my panel using double sided foam tape to add some dimension. Finally I framed my panel using black card stock and adhered to my card base using double sided score tape!
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Thanks for reading lovelies!
How are your Halloween crafts coming along? Have you started or do you prefer to move straight on to Christmas? For me this is the season I wait for every year with crafting, watching all my favourite movies and decorating our space to fit the theme!

xo

Supplies:

Stamps:
Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits” Stamp Set

Card:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card(300gsm)
Hobbycraft Black Premium Card(180gsm)

Inks:
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Embossing Powder:
Papermania Clear

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Papermania Heat Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

I Miss You Friendship Card Using Distress Inks!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Sharing another quick and easy card with you today, perfect to send to those you may not see every day!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I cut a panel from white card stock and picked which distress ink colours I wanted to work with (colours used & links will be listed at the end of this post!). The sun was shining so it only seemed right to go for some red, yellow and pink for that summery feel! I placed the inks directly on to my glass craft mat and sprayed with some water, then smooshed my panel on the surface to pick up the colour remembering to dry between each layer for a textured feel. When I was happy with how  it looked I splattered it with some gold metallic watercolour paint from my Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” palette and set aside to dry.

I created my card base and top panel using white card stock and rounded the corners with a corner punch. I then cut some black matte paper larger than my top panel and rounded the corners for a cohesive look and adhered to my card base. To finish my top panel I die cut the stitched heart window with Lawn Fawn’s Outside In Stitched Heart stackable dies.

For my sentiment I decided to go with the “I Miss You” stamp from Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”. I treated some black card stock with my EK Success powder tool, stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White embossing powder. I cut it down in to a thin sentiment strip and adhered it across the back of my stitched heart using my regular tape runner.

To finish the card I backed the stitched heart panel with foam tape and adhered it to the ink smooshed panel, then adhered it to my card base using my regular tape runner.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ Do you prefer simpler cards or cards with a lot of colour and images? Let me know in the comments below! ❤

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”

DIES:

Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Fossilized Amber Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Friendship Card Using Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”!

Hello lovelies! ❤ Popping on with another card I made a little while back with the Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea set! I think it’s safe to say this set is well loved! This is the last of the old card posts, I promise! I just wanted to share a few of my favs here with you all, as some are already posted on my instagram! (@brodiecreations)

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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This was a relatively quick and easy card to make as I had already stamped and painted my images with watercolours in advance (just HAD to start playing with them as soon as the set arrived in the post!). I started by making my card base (13cmx13cm) and adhering some matte black paper as a base for my panel. I cut my panel down to size (12cmx12cm) and splattered it with gold watercolour paint from the Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” set as well as the Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink to give it that coffee feel. Once the panel was dry I adhered a strip across the centre of the panel using my regular tape runner to break it up a little.

Next I began working on the green circular panel which I had die cut using my Big Shot machine, where I planned to heat emboss my sentiment and where my images would be placed. I ink blended a combination of mowed lawn and cracked pistachio distress inks (mowed lawn towards the outside of the circle blending inwards to cracked pistachio), and lightly blended some vintage photo around the edges to give a slightly grungy look to it. I then dusted over the whole circle using my EK Success powder tool, placed the circle in my Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz stamping platform and stamped my sentiment with Tsukineko Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment using Altenew pure white embossing powder to give a contrast to the green in the background. Finally I adhered my images using my Ranger multi medium matte adhesive, once the glue was dry I backed the circle panel with foam tape and placed it in the centre of my card to finish.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ This was a pretty quick card to make but one I thoroughly enjoyed making. Making anything coffee related seems to be one of my happiest places lately, but that’s no surprise considering my caffeine intake!

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew “Pure White”

ADHESIVE:

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Anniversary Cards, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Anniversary Card Using Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Today marks 8 years since my fiancé and I started dating, so I thought today I’d share the card I made for our anniversary with you! Hubby to be is a lil obsessed with stars, so I thought it was fitting to use Simon Says Stamp’s – Seeing Stars stamp set! I’ve been meaning to use this set for a while, I was just waiting for inspiration to hit!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I started by creating my card base and adhering a black matte paper on top, I knew I wanted to mimic a night sky effect with this card (for obvious reasons!) so I felt like the black would tie everything in nicely. I cut my panel down to size and picked out the three distress ink colours I was planning to use (colours and links at the end of this blog post!). I blended the darker colours mostly towards the outside, making sure to switch between colours and overlapping my blending to make the result as smooth as I wanted it to be. I distressed the panel with some water and dried the water spots with a paper towel. I then splattered my panel with Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” metallic watercolour paints before leaving to air dry.

While that was air drying I moved on to my sentiment, I treated the black card stock with my EK Success powder tool so the embossing powder wouldn’t stick to anywhere I didn’t want it. I stamped my sentiment “When we’re together, I see stars” with Tsukineko Versamark ink and coated it in Papermania Gold embossing powder then set it with my heat tool. I used a circle die to cut out my sentiment using my Big Shot machine.

By this time my panel was dry! Once again using my powder tool I coated my entire panel. I stamped my stars and constellations randomly all over using Versamark ink and the same gold embossing powder as before, once heat set all that was left to do was put the card together! I wrapped two pieces of twine around my panel (adhering them to the back with some washi tape!) and adhered my sentiment circle on top using foam tape. I then backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered to the card base, to finish I adhered tiny gems to my card using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive to give that extra little bit of sparkle!

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ I really love how this card turned out, I know my fiancé will love it too! Let me know what you think in the comments below! 🙂

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER: 

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Papermania Gold

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Friendship Card using Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits”!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Happy May! This year is going by so quickly isn’t it?! To me it still feels like Christmas and New Year was last week!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for my best friend using the Simon Says Stamp – If The Hat Fits stamp set, who said witch hats were only for Halloween? I think we all have that little bit of magic in us all year round!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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After creating my card base and topping it with some matte black paper, I cut down a piece of watercolour paper to the size I needed and adhered it to the base of my stamping platform using washi tape and the magnets provided down the right side of the panel. I knew I wanted to do a lot of stamping down the left side of the card, so this gave me all the room I needed! I stamped three of the hats on some Simon Says Stamp masking paper and cut them out, I wanted to stack the hats on top of each other so in order to avoid all the lines crossing messily this is a necessary step. In order for the hats to look stacked, I started stamping from the top of the pile using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, masking with the appropriate mask each time and worked my way down until I was close to the bottom of the panel.

Now my image is ready to paint! I tried to stick to a Witch-ish colour palette as it suits my friend and I’s aesthetic, though you can use any colours you’d like to with these hats! I painted the actual hats themselves first, leaving some drying time before moving on to the ribbons/trims as to avoid any overflow and mudding of paints. I used my Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” paints for the buckles. Once my panel was dry I removed it from my stamping platform and placed it on my glass craft mat to splatter with black paint for that extra grungy/distressed feel!

Leaving the splattering to dry naturally I moved on to my sentiment, after using my powder tool, I heat embossed “You say witch like it’s a bad thing” with white embossing powder on black card stock, then die cut it with a small circle die from my stash. For the inside sentiment I went with “If the hat fits, get the matching shoes and broom” in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink once again, knowing my friend will see the comical side.

To finish off the card I adhered a black ribbon down the right side of the panel, attached my die cut sentiment circle with foam tape towards the bottom of the panel then using my regular tape runner I adhered the panel to the card base!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ This card took a little while longer to make due to all the masking, but I definitely feel like it was worth it! This is possibly one of my favourite cards I’ve made to date!

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits”

CARD/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

INK:

Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

MASKING:

Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper

Birthday Cards, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Coffee Themed Shaker Card!

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all well! ❤

One of my favourite things in life is coffee, I’m about a Lorelei Gilmore on the addiction scale. My wonderful friend Anna, over at Anna Kim Designs, it’s her birthday today! (Her blog is also crafty, so if you love crafts like I do, go say hello, Happy Birthday and tell her I sent you!) Anna is about as addicted to coffee and sparkly things as I am, so naturally when thinking of what card to create for her, I instantly reached for the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea stamp set! I feel like it sums us, and our friendship up perfectly! ❤

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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As it’s such a special occasion, I definitely had to make a shaker for that extra little sparkle! So I started by choosing which sequins I felt would go well with the theme and settled with some copper, gold, and light gold ones! From there I trimmed my panel down to fit my card base, only leaving a little bit for a black matte border. I stamped the coffee mugs and take out cups in Ranger Archival black ink all over in a random pattern, centred a circle die towards the top of the panel and ran it through my Big Shot. Once that was done, I splattered gold watercolour paint from the Gansai Tambi “Starry colors” and Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (using the same water, so the ink is sparkly!) to mimic the colour of coffee! I stamped an additional coffee mug, painted it with watercolour then cut it out by hand.

For the sentiments I used a mix from the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea set and the Lawn Fawn – Elphie Selfie set. I cut down a piece of heat resistant acetate to fit behind my circle window, lined the stamp up in my Tim Holtz stamping platform before removing the panel so I wouldn’t get any embossing powder stuck to it. I used my EK Success powder tool to try stop the powder from clinging to anywhere that I didn’t want it to, in my experience embossing powder especially loves acetate! Once I had a good impression I used Altenew’s Pure White embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. I used the same embossing powder for the “have an unforgettable day” sentiment, only I stamped it on some black card stock and trimmed it in to a thin strip. I cut the edge at a slight angle and adhered it towards the bottom of the panel.

Once my sentiments were all embossed and ready, I attached the acetate to the back of my shaker window, added the yellow coffee mug to the front of the shaker window in the centre, lined the circle window with 3M foam tape on the back (doubled up!) and used my powder tool on the inside edges so the sequins could move around more easily. I put my choice of sparkly bits in the window, cut down a square of the kraft patterned paper with white stripes from DCWV, and adhered it to the foam tape, trapping the sequins inside! I gave it a good shake to make sure none of them tried to make the great escape (I’ve had a very sparkly craft room before haha!) I backed the entire back of the panel with foam tape, adhered a black mat to my card base and then the panel centred on top of it!

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To sum things up, I’d like to wish Anna (my lil stalk of corn!) a VERY Happy Birthday! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you girl, but be sure to know I’m sending you a huge hug across the miles! ❤

Well that’s it lovelies, thank you all for reading! Let me know what you think down below! ❤

xo

 ~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”

Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie”

CARD/PAPER:

DCWV “Black & White Foil” Patterned Paper

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)

INK:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Ranger Archival “Jet Black” Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” Watercolour Paint

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform