Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! Welcome back to the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp Blog! Happy to have you here for a little while. It’s February and I’m getting in the mood for Valentines right now and happy Spring crafting projects. I was out of the studio for a bit with CHA and all, and I’m glad to be back creating on a daily basis again. It’s funny how strong the urge is to create! I guess it gets in our bones and we need it like air and sleep. What are you creating right now?
You already know that I am a huge fan of My Favorite Things Stamps! Well, this past release was extra awesome and I think I bought every item! So today, I’m featuring some beautiful new stamps and dies from one of our wonderful companies – My Favorite Things! I am using the retro-fabulous new Kitschy Kitchen stamps and dies as the focal point of my card for today. I love anything vintage, colorful and fun…. My color palette for today’s project was inspired by a new paper collection from Bo Bunny called Kiss the Cook. These products were made to go together. I created a happy, cheerful greeting that would be perfect for a friendship card.
I started with a crisp white A2 card base with a top fold. Then I layered two of the patterned papers onto the white card. Next I cut out a white piece of cardstock and randomly stamped some of the elements from the Kitschy Kitchen Stamp Set to create my own background paper. This aqua and red with black is delicious I think!
I stamped the coffee pot, the coffee cup and the two bowls in red ink and then die cut them out using the perfectly matching Kitschy Kitchen dies. This looks so precise and pretty. I love it when there are matching dies! I used a Copic Marker to color in the flowers on the coffee pot to match the aqua, and then added two black enamel dots for the flower centers. I wanted to pull in a bit more black with all that pretty red.
Next I used one of the fun sentiments from the You Bake Me Happy Stamp Set. I heat embossed the words with Simon Says Stamp Clear Ink and Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder onto nice dark black cardstock. This look is so in right now.
For my focal point, I die cut an MFT Radial Circle Die from white cardstock and layered my cooking elements onto it using foam tape. Just had fun with it, creating a little kitchen scene. I would LOVE it if my kitchen looked like this card!
I attached the sentiment banner across the bottom of the card using foam tape and then finished off with a pretty twine bow. This card would be fun with so many different color palettes. I can totally picture it in yellows and greens too!
Maybe I’ve inspired you to go and cook up something fun in your craft space today? Thanks for stopping by to share part of your weekend with us here at Simon Says Stamp. Have a great day, and I’ll see you next weekend!
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