Thursday, May 13, 2021

3 Cards, 3 Colours, 1 Stamp

Hi my friends, just when I was thinking that Summer might be just around the corner, yesterday's cold, dismal wet weather sent me scurrying back to the cubbyhole to have some fun and brighten my day with Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink Distress Spray Stains and Simon Says Stamp Dandelion Messages stamp set from the May Card Kit. I made 3 cards with Fossilized Amber, Crackling Campfire and Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stains to create bright summer vibes. The card kit has sold out but the Dandelion Messages stamp set is available to buy separately HERE.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to create A2 panels, inked the largest Dandelion image from Dandelion Messages with Versamark ink, stamped in different places on the panels, sprinkled with Simon Says Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set.
I used the same three colours of Distress Spray Stains on each panel but applied using different methods.
On the first card, I sprayed the 3 colours directly on to the panel, dried with my heat tool, spritzed with wate rand dried again to create the intensity of colour you get from the Spray Stains. I flicked droplets of water from the nozzle of the Distress Sprayer and dried.

I stamped the sentiment from Dandelion Messages directly on to the panel inked with Simon Says Intense Black and on to a scrap of Simon Says Black card, inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Simon Says Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. I trimmed out the words above and below "Friendship" and fixed to the panel using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
On the second panel, I spritzed the panel lightly with water using the Distress Sprayer, sprayed with the 3 colours, let the water work it's magic to blend the colours and dried. I flicked droplets of water as before and dried. I added splatters of Distress Picket Fence Paint and while the paint was still wet, I sprinkled with Simon Says Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the sentiment on to a scrap of Heidi Swapp self-adhesive Vellum Sticker Paper, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival and again on to Simon Says Black cardstock and heat embossed as before. I trimmed out both sentiments and fixed to the panel.
For the third card, I sprayed the 3 colours directly on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and laid the panel into the colours. I dried the panel and tapped it back into the stains to pick up any remaining droplets, flicked on some water droplets and dried.

I fixed a torn strip of vellum across the bottom of the panel, stamped the sentiment directly on to the vellum using Black Soot Distress Archival ink and on to Simon Says Black cardstock using Versamark, heat embossed as before and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I trimmed the panels to 4" x 5.1/4", matted on to Simon Says Black cardstock trimmed to be slightly larger and fixed to A2 white top and side folding card blanks.
Have fun with whatever you are creating
Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. WOW your cards are stunning and so beautiful.


  2. Morning Kath, these are amazing, so colourful and the detail on each one is beautiful, heaven knows we need more colour in our drab world right now, fingers crossed for more sunny days.xx

  3. As usual, love them. I think you should come to the US and do classes. Specifically in Northwest Indiana! 🙂


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