Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fixing Boo Boo's - Simon Says Stamp July 2016 Card Kit + Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Hey folks!

It's back to school in our neck of the woods. Which means it's back to getting up bright and squirrelly and still running around the house like crazy chickens because we NEVER have our act together. What d'ya do?

I gotta be honest peeps, this card wasn't quick. It took a lil bit of time to color, but I think sometimes slowing down and enjoying the process needs to be a thing. Which is funny given the statement I just made about school mornings. ALSO when the stars just don't seem to line up and you keep making a mess of things you NEED to slow down a fix it!

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

So, for my card today, I used the Simon Says Stamp July 2016 Card Kit. It's called Handwritten Floral Greetings. The kit itself is sold out folks, but you can purchase almost all of the items in the kit separately if you like.

I started by creating masks with Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, then stamped all of my images on a panel of Neenah White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.

These would look fab if the flowers were colored in two or three different colors, but I decided since all those little petals were going to take enough time, I would be good to myself and just color them all in with one color. You can see my choice of Copic colors in the thumbnail links below.

When I was done coloring in all of the images, I went back over the tips of the flowers and lightly added some PrismaColor White Colored Pencil.

Aaannnd here's where the boo boo's' begin...When I started this card I actually intended to trim it down, pop it up on some Fun Foam and such. HOWEVER, the universe had other ideas. I set a Copic BG10 on top of the panel and there was marker on the cap. Not cool. Next thing you know I'm coming up with Plan B, because there was NO way I was starting this bad boy over.

So to fix it, I took one of the Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle Dies, made a stencil with Graffix Clear Craft Plastic. I talk about why I prefer this method in THIS post. I traced around the inside of the circle with a Copic Multiliner and colored it in with Blue-Green Copic's. Easy peasy right?

EXCEPT when I was getting ready to trace around the inside of the circle, I managed to touch the tip of the Multiliner to my panel, when then made a spot I hadn't intended. Good gravy. So Plan B-2 was making more dots so it looked like I did it on purpose. Mission accomplished.

At this point I'm fixing to call it a day folks, before I make anymore mistakes. I (very, very carefully) added a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp You Stamp Set, then some Clear Wink of Stella to the highlights of the images, Kennedy Grace Creations Moonbeam Sequins and adhered it to a Neenah White Cardstock Card Base. Then went to lie down before I hurt myself.

That's it!

Last, but certainly not least, today is September 1st and that means STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp! This release is so amazing folks. It's a full month of amazing! ALSO, this year Simon Says Stamp is having a MONSTER giveaway. They've got some awesome sponsors so be sure to enter HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and as usual, I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Until next time!

Simon Says Stamp June 2016 Card Kit - Look For The Miracles
Masking Clearly Besotted + Copic Coloring
Using Dies On A One Layer Card + Altenew Majestic Blooms


  1. Poor Cynde! Looks great through!!

  2. I really enjoyed reading about your process. Very entertaining and informative and engaging. One of my favorite things is to "rescue" cards on which I have made mistakes. You did a beautiful job of turning your "lemons" into lemonade (so to speak). As a fellow passionate card maker I can so relate to everything you wrote (and did!)


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