Monday, April 20, 2015

Simon Says - Build a Background...and MUCH more!

I've been in a card making frenzy the last few days.  I was trying to put together a couple of boxes of cards to use for door prizes at a luncheon I'll be attending this week.  I also made a card that will definitely work for the Simon Says Challenge this week - which is to create a background (and use MFT products if you have them)

I made the popped up rectangle by spritzing watercolor paper with glitter mists (golds, pinks, oranges) then I did a few splatters with the inks.  The sentiment is from MFT Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set.  The background panel and the "amazing" tag are stamped in Delicata Gold Glitz pigment ink with the MFT linen background stamp.  I edged the background panel and the pink panel with a gold leafing pen. The pink panel is popped up on the linen background, and then linen background is popped on to the card base.

The remainder of this post will be photo heavy!

 I was inspired by this card for this first card.  I used tiny strips of rainbow colors for the background, then punched the edges of two pieces of card stock and popped them over the rainbow.  The sentiment was cut with the Cameo.

These next two were made by using the negative space from die cutting the flower and replacing the flowers with the flowers cut from the opposing card stock.  Super quick and easy!

Once I got on my rainbow kick, I just kept going!  The card on the left was inspired by Lisa's card.  The card on the right was inspired by a card from Kristina Werner.  The strips for each letter was made using the Silhouette Cameo, then layered across the front of a card panel.

These next two are almost one layer cards.  On the left, I embossed the card base with the dots, stamped the PTI sentiment in HA peach, backed it with a matching card stock, then popped the sentiment on the card base.  The card on the right has a black card base that was embossed with a Anna Griffith embossing folder...SO pretty!  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a piece of the black card stock, then backed with a piece of vellum.

The card on the left is a Flourishes stamp that was stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed in white.  I added some color with Copics, inked around the edges of the panel, popped it on a dark purple, then adhered it to a lighter purple card base.  The sentiment is from PTI.  The card on the right is just a purple card base, with the sentiment (PTI) stamped in HA lavender, popped on a light purple panel, then all of it adhered to the purple card base.  I added just a few sequins.

This last card is about the same concept as the one above, I just made the sections have a bit of an angle to them when I designed them in the Silhouette program.  Each layer of letters on this card are raised with foam tape.

WHEW!  That's a lot of card!  Hopefully the recipients of the door prizes will like them!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Virginia Lu said...

Susan, your work are BEAUTIFUL! I love the pair up with the gold and orange! Nicely done indeed! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I actually saw these yesterday, but then I had to go have a lie down. I'm okay now and all the inspiration has settled into my veins and my folders for future use! You are a MACHINE, Susan!! I love them all, but that first card really made me gasp out loud!! Keep 'em coming!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv said...

Oooh so many fabulous cards Susan, love them all equally ;) Viv xx

Faith A said...

You certainly made today Amazing for me, seeing ALL these cards, your designs are wonderful and so are the colours and the first card background is wonderful.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, you've been in a crafty flow, Susan, fabulous cards all of them, and very creative too. The first one is number one for me, it's so very special with great colours and the golden edges.

Love and hugs


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