Sunday, February 25, 2018

Brighter Days

Hi there!  I hope you've had a great weekend.  I had a chance to break out the new Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kit with all the wonderful Spring images and of course had to put together a card!  There were two stamp sets in the kit, both with darling polka dot rubber boot images, but I chose the smaller one for this card.  While the kit is now sold out, most of the products in the kit are available individually.

The polka dots on the boots drew me in but I also like the whimsical flowers.  I used Distress Inks to watercolor the image, adding a bit of shadow at the bottom and light blue all around the rest.  When it dried I used a gelly roll pen to add white the dots and some highlights, and added Tonic Glitter Gloss pen to the flowers and "berries".

The white card base was layered with a piece of the patterned paper pack included in the pack that was cut with a stitched rectangle die.  The green tag was also made from a piece of the same paper pack and stamped with Versamark ink with a branch image from the kit stamp set.  It was then layered on a piece of card stock to give it more stability so it could be topped with the water colored circle and sentiment.  After wrapping  a bit of white twine around the top, it was added to the base with foam tape.  For the final touch, a few clear droplets were added around the card.

I used the wonderful sketch from the current challenge at Fab Friday for the basis of my card design.  I've added a link below, so be sure to use it to check out all the amazing inspiration!

Thanks so much for visiting it's always so appreciated!


Product details
Stamps:  Choose Joy (boot and branch), Showers and Flowers (sentiment) (both SSS)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Canson XL, Spring Market 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Versamark Onyx Black, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Candies Apple, Tumble Glass, Black Soot
Other:  Stitched Shapes and Bitty Banner Framelits (SU), A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1 die (MFT), White Baker's Twine, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets, Tonic Glitter Gloss, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen


Amanda Mertz said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Love the sweet floral DSP and those boots are FAB! You did a wonderful job watercoloring. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Heather said...

Wow, what a pretty collection! Love the paper and the stamp set is so fun - your coloring is excellent! The "droplets" add so much dimension! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

So sweet! I absolutely love your designer paper and the rain boots are perfect for spring. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!