Hi my crafty friends, I hope you are all having a wonderful day! When I received Simon Says Stamp’s September card like last week, I dug right in. This card kit is full of pretty things. I love floral stamp sets, and I did a lot of different techniques using their stamp set called, “Look for the Rainbows.”
Card #1: Colored Pencil on Pattern Paper
Polychromos Pencils: Cobalt Green 156, Cobalt Turquoise 153, Light Red-Violet 135, Olive Green Yellowish 173, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Dark Naples Ochre 184, Indian Red 192
I love block text pattern paper, and their is nothing prettier thank stamping and coloring in the flowers right on this paper. I used colored pencils that matches the color of the text. You don’t need to add a lot of color, and these are very fast cards to put together. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock and popped it up off the card with foam tape.
Card #2: Rainbow Flower Card
Polychromos Pencils: Medium Flesh 131. Deep Scarlet Red 219, Magenta 133, Cadmium Yellow Lemon 205, Cadmium Orange 111, May Green 170, Permanent Green 266, Light Phthalo Green 162, Ultramarine 120, Helioblue-Reddish 151, Dark Naple Ochre 184
I colored in my flower image to match the rainbow pattern paper. I liked how this pattern paper isn’t your usual bright rainbow colors–it’s more muted. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pattern paper that I selectively die cut with an oval die.
Card #3: No-Line Watercolor Flower
I stamped the flower onto a pieces of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide. The ink melted really well into the Daniel Smith watercolors I used to paint this flower. No-line watercoloring takes time because you don’t want to paint petals that are next to each other. If you do this they will bleed together, and you won’t get any distinction between the petals. I really loved this bright green pattern paper that I used for the background. I stamped the sentiment onto the Arches paper as well, and used a watercolor pencils to color it in the same color as the flower.
Card #4: Colored Pencils on Pattern Paper, Again 🙂
The pattern paper in this kit is fabulous, and I really love polka-dot paper. I stamped this flower cluster with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink. Sometimes colored pencils can dull your lines; however, I didn’t do a lot of coloring on this panel. I wanted to allow the pattern of the paper show through.
Card #5: Orange & Teal Fall Time Card
Unfortunately, I lost some footage when I was creating this card. I stamped the flower and stem onto a piece of kraft card stock and used polychromos colored pencils to color them in. I used mostly flicking motions to give it some bold stripes of color and texture. I used a wide range of orange pencils and even a white colored pencil to add highlights. Again, I used a lot of paper from this kit to put behind my flower.
Card #6: 3-D Embossed Foil Card
For this card I selectively cut out a piece of the pattern paper, so the large butterfly could be my focal image. The 3-D embossing folder is fabulous!! Just look at all the detail and shine!
Card #7: Banner & Birds Card
You can probably tell that I really love my faux stitch banner dies. I keep them out on my desk. I stamped out and colored in the birds from the stamp set. I used my Arteza Everblend Art Markers to color them in.
Card #8: Pattern Paper Flower Bouquet Card
I again stamped the flowers onto a piece of pattern paper; however, this time I cut them out and adhered them to a piece of the Audrey Blue card stock. I used a light pink colored pencil over the petals to add detail to the flowers and bring cohesion to my bouquet.
Card #9: Thank You Flower Frame Card
This is my least favorite card, but I wanted to include it just the same. I should include more of my cards that I chalk up to, “I tried.” Lol! I cut the flowers out of the pattern paper–I thought I was being clever, but I should have just used the whole piece of paper. I glued them around my oval frame die cut and my sentiment. I glued on this bright green frame because I felt the frame got lost behind all these flowers. I think I’d be fun if people posted their, “I Tried” cards for us all to see. 🙂
Card #10: Repeat
Arteza Everblend Art Markers: Watermelon Pink A487 & Raspberry Red A45, Amber Yellow A9424 & Desert Sand A9421, Brandy Rose A2596 & Cocoa Brown A2499, Pumpkin Orange A9423 & Vermilion A422
I love this fall time card. It was fast and easy to put together, and I love how it turned out. It’s amazing what you can do with just one stamp sometimes. I used the leaf sprig and stamped it repeatedly over my kraft panel. I used my new Arteza Everblend Markers to color these leaves in various fall colors. The metallic paper behind it is just fabulous. I’m going to used more metallic papers in my card crafting.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Hope you’ve been inspired!
Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.
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