Friday, September 28, 2018

Simon Says October Card Kit Trio...

Hi folks...yesterday was one of those happy mail days when the postie came-a-knocking with lots of new goodies to play with and ta..da...the Tim Holtz Christmas stamps and stencils are in the house, along with a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp next release on 19th October, a huge bundle of stamps and stencils for an exciting new fun adventure and last but not least, woohoo...Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit.
With only an hour to go before preparing supper, it was time to get cracking and have a play with the gorgeous Sketched Flowers stamp set, Alcohol Inks and Lift Ink that came in this amazing kit. Woohoo, before you know, I have 3 backgrounds ready to be made into cards.
No surprise that this amazing kit and the Sketched Flowers stamp set have both sold out but if you want the stamp set, click on the Notify Me When Back In Stock button HERE and Simon Says will get in touch when it is available.


I trimmed the Yupo paper from the kit to measure 4" x 5.1/4" and stamped the large Sketched Flowers image with SSS Intense Black ink, sprinkled with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I got my heat tool good and hot and kept it moving to prevent the Yupo Paper warping. I added drops of Alcohol Ink along with a few drops of blending solution on to my glass mat, painted the image with a small paint brush and flicked the ink left on the glass mat on to the background. I sprayed some rubbing alcohol on to my glass mat and flicked it on to the image, the rubbing alcohol will remove the alcohol ink, leaving a spotted effect.
I stamped the sentiment with SSS Intense Black Ink and heat embossed as before. I matted the panel on to SSS black card and fixed to an A2 white card blank

For the second card I fixed a felt pad to a mini round blending tool, added drops of Stream and Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Inks and a few drops of blending solution. I swiped the ink across the Yupo Paper until I was happy with the background.
I stamped the large Sketched Flowers image inked with Alcohol Lift Ink, dabbed the image repeatedly with a paper towel, using a clean section of the towel each time until all the ink had been removed and buffed with a soft cloth. I added drops of rubbing alcohol to the background with the tip of a small paintbrush, dabbing it quickly with a paper towel before the drops got too big, added dots using a Sakura Black Gelly Roll Pen. 
I stamped the sentiment with SSS Intense Black ink and heat embossed as before with Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder. I matted the panel on to an A2 side folding card, trimmed and scored from the SSS Peacock card that came in the kit.
Card No 3 which I think is my favourite
I added drops of Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution to my glass mat, dragged the Yupo Paper through the ink and then tapped the paper on the inks, to pick up the remaining drops, similiar to the technique we use with Distress Oxides
 I stamped the image with Alcohol Lift Ink, removing the ink the image as before and stamped the sentiment with SSS Intense Black, heat embossed as before and added SSS Summer Gold Sequins. I matted the panel on to an A2 card blank created from the SSS Burnt Orange card included in the kit.

I'll be back later with my last Guest Designer project for the Neat And Tangled Blog.
Toodle-oo-for now
Hugs Kath xxx

1 comment:

Janette said...

Oh Kath love the happy mail postie, your going to need an extension though..haha...
Gorgeous set of cards again...enjoy your weekend.xx