Thursday, March 21, 2019

A Trio of Amazing....

Hi folks, I'm back to share a trio of cards made with the AMAZING stamp set from Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. The kit, at the time of posting is still available to buy HERE and this very versatile stamp set is also available to purchase separately HERE I have to admit that AMAZING is not how I've been feeling lately but you can read all about that after the crafty stuff.
So with one of the cubbyhole crew not firing on all cylinders, today's cards were super easy and very quick to make.

I trimmed Simon Says Stamp Fog Card to create an A2 panel and fixed a sheet of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sticky Grid Sheet in the centre of my Stamp Platform. This super sticky sheet will hold the card panel in place eliminating the need for magnets which just get in the way of  "off the edge" stamping. The sheets can be used over and over so I replace the cover sheet when I'm done and leave the sheet in place on my stamp platform for next time.
I stamped all of  the circle images from the Amazing stamp set inked with a variety of inks to create a tone-on-tone look, SSS Fog and Intense Black, Distress Hickory Smoke, Wendy Vecchi Make Art Watering Can and Versamark with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.

I stamped the sentiment with SSS Intense Black
I fixed Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Clear Droplets, pink and silver sparkly self adhesive enamel dots from my stash in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added a stripe of polka dot paper.
I added some Black Soot Distress Paint splatters and fixed the panel to an A2 White Card Blank.

I trimmed Simon Says Stamp #120 Ultra White to create an A2 panel. There are 4 plain circle images in the stamp set ranging from Medium and Small down to two teeny weeny but I wanted to start off with something larger so I chose the large circle image with lots of dots and inked the reverse of the stamp with Worn Lipstick and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks, another way to get more bang for your buck from your stamp sets.
I stamped the rest of the plain circles using Fossilized Amber and Evergreen Bough, the pinwheel circle image and sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black.
I added splatters of water to create the droplet effect, splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Clear Droplets, trimmed the panel to 4" x 5.1/4", edged with a Black Soot Distress Marker and fixed to an A2 White card blank.

I trimmed Simon Says Stamp #120 Ultra White to create an A2 panel. I inked the images with Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey Distress Oxides, spritzed with water and stamped on the panel to create a watercolour effect. I stamped the centres of the Worn Lipstick circles in the same way using Evergreen Bough and the centres of the Wild Honey circles and the sentiment using SSS Intense Black.

I added splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint, coloured the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide using a mini round blending tool and fixed the panel to an A2 white card blank.
And now I'm sharing some tales of woe from this creaky old crafter.  I've been struggling with a sore wrist and elbow for some time and then wham bam, been laid low for the last 2 days with a stinking cold. Nose running like a tap and constant sneezing which, when you get to a certain age, creates another problem, which we won't elaborate on, but you know what I mean. I don't do ill, so the atmosphere in the cubbyhole has been a bit grumpy. To cut a long story short, my Doc thinks the wrist and elbow problems are related and I have an appointment early April with a joint specialist. It doesn't affect me crafting, thank goodness for that and I suspect too much time on the keyboard is the cause of the problem so I've been given strict instructions to use only my right hand when typing for the time being and who knew how difficult that would be compared to having the dynamic duo working in perfect harmony. As for the dratted cold, I've been kicking that bad boy's ass with hourly Hot Lemon and Manuka Honey drinks and despite feeling slightly water-logged and not out of the woods yet, after two nights of 10 hours of blissful slumber, I'm feeling way better. And I have a challenge for all the science boffins out there, why is it that my Furry Partner seems to be immune to the dreaded cold virus, what is it in his make-up that makes that so, find the answer to that mystery my friends and you could be sitting on a gold mine. 
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Morning Kath, I hope you and Buddy are well and you are getting better with the cold symptoms. I am loving these 3 cards they look beautiful.
    Linda xxx

  2. So beautiful and creative just love the backgrounds you create on your cards sending lots of love to you and buddy xx

  3. Beautiful set of cards kath, love these stamps and the way you design makes them even better...
    Hope your feeling much better by now.xx

  4. Sorry for your pains, I have had elbow pains for over 6 months so as a papercrafter/computer addict it can be difficult! Each morning I am anxious to see what new creations you have concocted! Did I mention that my childhood neighbor dropped by with his English White Labrador, Andy! First time for me with that breed! Looking at your Buddy, I bet he isn't one of the same! Andy had a very boxy jaw. Anyway, I at least got some dog-time in as I now have a snarky cat, Matisse who gives me lots of love!

    Mary in Oregon -

  5. Hi Kath, hope you’re feeling better. These would not be stamps I would choose to buy but wow!, so impressed with the way you’ve used them. I’ll look at stamps like this in a different way now! Thanks for the inspiration x Michelle


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx