Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Love You With All My Heart

Hi my friends, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I'm sharing a card made with Simon Says Faceted Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Layered Chickadee die and So Much Love stamp set from the January To The Moon release and Etched Berry Branch from the Handmade Holiday release.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to make a 4" x 5.1/4" panel and embossed using Simon Says Faceted Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I spritzed the panel with Faded Jeans and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Sprays, spritzed with water and dried.I added splatters of Snow Flurries Distress Mica Stain to add a little sparkle, dried and sanded back the detail on the embossed snowflakes.I die-cut Simon Says Etched Berry Branch from Distress Watercolor card and fixed to the panel with Distress Collage Medium, leaving the tips of the leaves without adhesive to create dimension.I die-cut Simon Says Layered Chickadee from Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Faded Jeans and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks using Distress Blending Brushes, added the beak and eye die-cut from black card and assembled.I stamped the Love sentiment from Simon Says So Much Love, inked with Simon Says Intense Black on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card and fussy cut. There is a matching die for this sentiment but I don't have it. I find fussy cutting quite relaxing, patience and a good pair of scissors make the task so much easier.I inked the smaller sentiment from the So Much Love stamp set with Versamark ink, stamped on to a scrap of black card, sprinkled with Simon Says White Detail Embossing Powder, heat set and trimmed. I fixed both sentiments and the bird in place with thin strips of foam adhesive to create dimension. I felt that the bird was looking lost against the blue background, so I die-cut another Etched Berry Branch, did a little surgery to separate the leaves and berries and tucked them behind the bird.


To finish I matted the panel on to an A2 white card blank. I'll be back soon to share more makes with new products from Simon Says, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are making.

Hugs Kath xxx

4 comments:

Janette said...

What a lovely change from the 'norm' Kath, an adorable card, that sweet little bird is so realistic, its just so beautiful, your so creative and clever.xx

Sandra H said...

Absolutely fabulous card Kath love the bird die & leaves and the colours used are gorgeous so creative you are xx

Marcea said...

I really need to stalk you more Kath. This is just beautiful. You have so many inky skills. I love it xxx

nancy dempsey said...

Beautiful!