Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Simon Says - Brushed Flowers

Hi my friends, it's confession time. I'm more than a little bit besotted with the Brushed Flowers stamp set included in Simon Says May Card Kit and although I don't mind fussy cutting, the matching die set  definitely speeds things up when you're on a mission to make a bunch of quick and easy cards. 

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to make 3 - 4" x 5.1/4" panels and working on the textured side of the card, spritzed Kitsch Flamingo, Twisted Citron and Fossilized Amber Distress Spray Stains through Simon Says 4" x 9" Arches Stencil from the recent Yay You release. I spritzed the panels with water, dried and used the ink left on the back of the stencil to create a monoprint effect.

On the first card, I stamped the flower and leaf images from the Brushed Flower stamp set, inked with Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks and added Rusty Hinge, Ground Espresso and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxides to the stamps using a Distress Blending Brush to create shading, re-stamped and die-cut using the matching die set.
I fixed the die-cuts in place using foam adhesive to create dimension and stamped the sentiment, inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink.

On the second card, I stamped the sentiment panel, inked Simon Says Intense Black ink, on to the panel to use as a guide for placement of the foliage. I stamped the foliage inked with Rustic Wilderness and the flowers inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks.
I re-stamped the sentiment panel and flowers on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card, die-cut and fixed to the panel with foam adhesive.

On the third card,I stamped the foliage, inked with Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide ink, 3 times on to the panel.
I inked the flower image with Wild Honey Distress Oxide, coloured the centre with a black marker, stamped on to Distress Watercolor card, die-cut and fixed to the panel using foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment and small flower image, inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink.
To finish I matted the panels on to Simon Says Black Cardstock trimmed to be 1/8" larger and fixed to A2 top folding white card blanks.

I'll be back tomorrow to share another two "even simpler" Brushed Flower cards, in the meantime, have fun with whatever you are making.
Hugs Kath xxx


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