Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit with Dina Wakley Gesso

Hey folks!

Today I'm here to share my second card from the Simon Says Stamp September 2015 Card Kit. 

What a fabulous kit! I have had soo much fun with this! I seriously can't get over these balloons. I want to watercolor them and put them on everything! I won't, I'm just sayin.

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This month's kit came with a tube of Dina Wakley Ranger White Gesso, which is a totally new experience for me. There are so many amazing things that can be done with this, but I decided to keep it simple and just use it with the Stencil that came with the kit.

Since I was trying to get a feel for how Gesso works, I simply taped the Stencil down on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock and lightly applied it to the panel using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool. I carefully moved the Stencil around until it was completely covered. 

For the Balloons, I stamped the Outline Balloon Stamp and the Small Bow three times from the Birthday Bits Stamp Set with Verasmark Ink on a scrap of Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock and heat embossed them with Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. After I watercolored the Balloons with Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor in Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean, I cut out all of my images, including the Bows. 

I stamped the Sentiment and the Balloon Strings on a piece of Neenah White Cardstock and attached that to the Card Panel using Fun Foam and a Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner

I used some DMC Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread for strings on the Balloons and attached them Panel with small pieces of Scotch Mounting Tape, then I carefully tied the Strings together at the bottom. To keep them in place and attach the Bows, I used a tiny bit of Tomboy Mono Adhesive

That's it for now Peeps! I hope you enjoyed my card today. 

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Until next time!


  1. Cynde, your card is amazing! I really like how you embraced the white gesso on the black card stock. Now I will have to try it also. :-)

    1. Thank you Mike! I'm so glad you like it. Please be sure to share with me whiny have a chance to try it out. I'd love to see it!


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