Thursday, March 23, 2017

SSS April Card Kit: Baby Cards (& Giveaway)

Hi everyone! 

I'm stopping by to share a couple of baby cards featuring the adorable Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit: Wild and Colorful

Both of these cards have the same look and used the same technique but started out with different bases: one colored and one white.



The blue card was the first of the two I made. I white heat embossed the images on Simon's Island Blue Cardstock. I then took a Mini Ink Blending Tool and Simon's White Pigment Ink and added white to the bottom of the panel, easing up on the colour as I moved up to center of the card.



This second card was made after I had taken pictures of the first one and started my blog post. I realized that even though the April Card Kit didn't include any pink or red cardstock it did include a deep pink/ light red ink. So... I started this card with a white card base, white heart embossed the images, and applied Simon's Watermelon Hybrid Ink beginning at the top and easing off as I worked my way down.


For both cards I die cut letters from Simon's Alphabet Blocks Dies to spell 'baby', adhering them to Simon's Island Blue Cardstock for the baby boy card and a piece of inked up Neenah Solar White Cardstock for the baby girl card. These sentiment panels were then adhered to the cards with Foam Tape.

If you're interested, you can pick up the Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit: Wild and Colorful for just $29.95 + shipping. If you'd like to receive this kit and future kits for only $24.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my April 2017 Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Wednesday, March 29th.


Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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25 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute idea!!! This design would be awesome mass produced in every color like a rainbow!! LOVE!

Marianne said...

Delightful cards, and I love how you've created the same look using two different techniques. Thanks for showing us another way to stretch our supplies.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Cute cards. It's interesting to see how similar they turned out when the are inked differently.

Pat Hoban said...

What darling cards! Love the fab coloring & awesome design. These stamps make adorable baby cards.

Torrie said...

Wow! What a cleaver use of these stamps, I definitely didn't think baby when I saw this kit.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love the backgrounds , beautiful.

Kathy said...

I am so excited to see another idea for this cute stamp set! Mine is on the way! Thanks for some awesome inspiration---can't wait to play!

Janeen said...

Such a cute idea.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very neat how you used two different methods to create the ombre look. I never thought of stamping on colored cardstock and then adding white.

Ginny Klima said...

Very creative card! Love the stamp set for making baby cards. Too cute!
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.
~Gin K.~

Diane said...

Your cards are so adorable. Love the two different ways to achieved your background. Thanks for sharing.

Francine D said...

I just love this set. So many possibilities

Sheri said...

These are darling. Love the idea of the white ink to soften.

Lucy Schmidt said...

I'd have never thought of using white ink like that, but what a great tip. It's amazing that the looks are so similar and you took such different paths to get there. The cards are sweet, just as I'm sure the babies are (or will be).

Rhodé said...

What a great idea to make a card in this way! I will try this tomorrow! Thank you for the inspiration!

Birgit said...

What a great idea starting with colored cardstock and adding white. Both of your cards are so sweet!

Kimberly Rendino said...

These stamps are so perfect for baby cards! I love both versions you made, thanks for sharing!

Sue McRae said...

Fun and clean design and I love the two ways used to get a gradient effect on the card base.

{VICKI} said...

what fun cards
still lovin the giraffe

Lynne in NI said...

Awww sweet baby cards, love the different looks. Fab kit too, I'd love to get my inky paws on one of those :)

LaNell Taylor said...

Darling cards. Simple and effective technique. I love this kit. So many options.

Robin Grossbier said...

Love the way you used the color and emboss resist! Great cards! Thank you!

Virg from EPT said...

Love It!!! What a twist on this stamp set. This is definitely a card I would love to receive.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

These critters are so adorable

Helen Gullett said...

They are so very adorable! Love your colors, too!