Hello friends! Well... we survived the "bomb cyclone" here on the West Coast and now our usual Pacific Northwest weather of rain, rain, wind, rain and more rain has settled in! When we had this "bomb cyclone" weather event on Sunday I thought it was just our regular weather kicking it, lol! Anyway while all of this crazy weather was happening I was going a little crazy trying to figure out if I had actually purchased a set of stencils or not! I remembered purchasing the stencils from Simon Says Stamp, but for the life of me could not find them! Serious doubt that I had actually bought them had set in when lo and behold I found them! So I immediately used them to make a card, lol!
I used the colors from Color Throwdown and distress oxide inks in Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap and Spiced Marmalade to stencil the wreath. Once I was done I die cut it down with a rectangle die and adhered it to my card base. The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die that came in the SSS September card kit. So far it is the only thing from the September kit that I have actually used! I die cut it from kraft cardstock three times, adhered them together using Bearly Art glue (it is really awesome glue!) and then used thin strips of foam adhesive to adhere them to the card front. I covered the stenciled orange dots with Nuvo drops in Morning Due to finish off the card. I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.
My second card is for the Pinkfresh Studio October challenge. The theme is fall, but I decided to use the color combo to make my little bouquet. I used the Modern Layered Floral stamp and die set. Pinkfresh had a deal a week ago where you could get the die for free if you purchased the stamp set. I have always wanted this set so I decided to go for it. I also used the Essentials Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die set. I die cut the smaller rectangle from white and the large from gray. I put tape on the back to keep all the pieces together as that was the look i was going for. After stamping the bouquet I popped it up in the center of the card front. I had planned to stamp the sentiment on a strip of vellum and then wrap it around the die cut rectangles. However, I got ahead of myself and adhered my panel to the card base. I only realized my mistake after I stamped and embossed the sentiment. So I just trimmed it down and adhered it to the card front.
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