Sweet Stampin' ~ No Designer Paper

Hey crafty friends, I'm joining in with Team Susan for the No Designer Paper Challenge. I made this card for my lil' sis after I got my Simon Says Stamp Card Kit in March as a birthday treat! I really love this kit but cannot usually afford such a treat, so it was really lovely to have it as a birthday present this year. 

I really like the Simon Says Stamp card kits and often wish I could get them, but I'm on a limited crafty budget and with super expensive postal rates when you factor in the GST, it's usually out of the question. So it was extra lovely getting this gorgeous kit and I've so enjoyed using it. I need to have another play soon, but this was my first play with the kit and I must say I really love how this came out! I did start with a slightly different idea, which I'll show you below. I initially used white pen accents rather than silver, but felt it didn't add enough detail or interest, so changed it up for the silver accents.

As you can see in the pic above, I initially embossed the small central heart with the embossing glaze in the kit but I didn't do it well and it ended up looking mottled. So once it was cooled and dry, I covered over this with the silver pen which I think looked much better.

What I love most about this gorgeous card kit, is the very Scandinavian inspired feel to it! You know how much I love Scandi-chic designs right?! The stamp set is just so lovely and as I'm writing this I've got ideas running though my head of what I should try next with this lovely stamp kit. I used the inks and stamps included in the set for my first creation, adding some silver accents with a metallic pen to finish the design. I backed it with vellum when finished and mounted it onto a background I created with a stencil that I used to dry emboss the fun triangular themed background using a Vicki Boutin Stencil. I then inked the raised parts of the design with the ink from the kit. This dry embossed background was inspired by the recent Online Card Classes I took focusing on Stencils. I added a simple mat with the lovely grey cardstock from the kit and then added it to a toning card base. 

The lovely 'miss you' sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp from a previous kit release. I cut it from a lovely irridescent cardstock to tone with the holographic confetti I used too. It was a perfect choice for a card for my lil' sis. I am one of seven siblings and Bex is the only one living abroad now. Several of us have at different times. But most of us are home and near enough each other to get together regularly. So we miss her terribly and it's nice to send her a little love now and then through 'parcels from home'. So this card accompanied one such parcel.

Thanks for popping in to visit, I hope you enjoyed seeing this card I created for my baby sis. I hope you'll come join in our 'No Designer Paper' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I'd love to see what you're inspired to create. Do click through on the linked banner above to check out what my talented teamies got up to for this challenge too. Their makes are always so inspiring! Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

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Challenge Entries:
Cardz 4 Galz: Use Dies & Punches
Creative Knockouts: #497 ~ Stitched Up
Crafty Catz Challenge: #643 ~ Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: #499 ~ Sentimentally Yours


such a beautiful card Wends - love the colours you have used and silver is the perfect accent, as well as the wee spots of holographic gems and sentiment
Pat said…
Gorgeous elegant card Wends, love the embossing and the beautiful silver and blue.

Pat xx
Sarah said…
What a fabby dabby Birthday treat and you have used it brilliantly. This kind of scandi design is right up my street too and I love the colour combo. You are spot on with the silver accents, it looks great xx
Chris said…
You've put your fabulous birthday kit to good use in creating this beautiful card Wends, fabulous design and colour combo.
Debbie said…
Gorgeous card!! My first thought was "that looks Scandinavian"! :)
Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Galz
Debbie - C4G DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That
Pamela said…
love all the pieces you die cut and used on this wonderful creation that you share with us at C4Galz, everything about it is wonderful
Rhodidodi said…
Your card is stunning! That is my favourite colour combo, and I love your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenges
dj said…
What a sweet miss you card!! Way to go shopping your stash with this beautiful kit!! So glad you played along with our "Sentimentally Yours" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! -Deb Horst, DT #SOS499

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