Hello and happy weekend to you my creative friends! Welcome back to the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda here on the Simon Says Stamp blog! Thanks for spending part of your weekend with me! Hope you have Happy Valentine’s Day coming up this week. The hubs and I don’t have any plans – maybe just a low key dinner together and some nice valentine cards exchanged at home. I wouldn’t mind getting some chocolates though! LOL. Chocolate is always a good idea in my book. When I was little my dad used to always leave a giant heart shaped box of candy on my dresser at night – kind of like the Valentine Fairy came!
Today I’m featuring lots of pretty dies and stamps that are from our Simon Says Stamp brand. Often, I make cards that have only dies and no stamping! Do you do that? There are so many pretty dies available for us to use nowadays. Well, today, my card is about 90% die cuts…and one stamp set used as an accent. I happen to really love working with patterned papers and die cut cards are perfect for using your nice paper pads.
This card started with an A2 card base made from Neenah Desert Cardstock. Next I trimmed a panel of cream cardstock and die cut the long edge using the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Scallop Stitches Die. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a sponge for a bit of a vintage feeling. Now, here’s where I used the awesome Simon Says Stamp Falling Backgrounds stamp set! I used the circles stamp to add accents at the top and bottom corners of the cream panel. It gives just the right amount of interest to all that white space.
Next I had fun using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies and Simon Says Stamp Stitched Heart Collage Dies to cut out pieces from the Party Time 6×6 paper pad. I also die cut brown circles in the same size to layer on the bottom. This gives a nice shadow effect. After all my pieces were die cut out, I used the same Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink all the edges.
I had fun choosing enamel dots, wood veneer pieces and buttons to add interest to the hearts. I die cut the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Handlettered Greetings Die from brown paper.
Here is a close up of the pretty scallop edge and the thank you die. So pretty!
Here are my pieces before I inked them. I think it makes a big difference to just add a bit of ink!
These wood veneer pieces from Kaiser Craft come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They are so pretty to add a little something to a card or other mixed media project.
Thanks for joining me today for this die cut card! How do you like to use your patterned papers? I have so many paper pads in my studio I could make cards for 50 years! (But I’m not a craft hoarder! ha). Best wishes for a great weekend and I’ll see you next week!