Shabby Chic Card featuring the
June 2019 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

I apologize for not being very active here over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been battling a case of Shingles and haven’t felt up to spending time in my craft room. I’m finally starting to feel a bit back to normal, so I decided to spend a little time this evening playing with the June 2019 card kit from Simon Says Stamp.

The kit is called Leafy Frames and is an absolutely beautiful kit. It’s definitely a bit outside my normal style, but it’s nice to step outside our comfort zone from time to time, right? The stamp set included in the kit, also called Leafy Frames, was illustrated by Kristina Werner.

Mel's Card Corner | Shabby Chic Card feat. June 2019 Simon Says Stamps Card Kit

I started by stamping the circle floral and border floral from the stamp set on some white cardstock using Gina K.’s Jet Black Amalgam ink. My initial plan was to color the images using Copic markers, but I changed my mind at the last minute and used colored pencils instead. I added the color in several light layers to build up the color. This allowed me to achieve some nice blending without having to use Gamsol or baby oil.

The sentiment is also from the stamp set included in the kit. I stamped it on the black cardstock included in the kit using Versamark ink, then heat embossed it using white embossing powder. After letting it cool, I cut it out using a double stitched circle die from Gina K. Designs for Therm-o-Web.

Mel's Card Corner | Shabby Chic Card feat. June 2019 Simon Says Stamps Card Kit

After I finished the coloring, I wanted to give the border a bit more definition and separation from the circular element. Using a straight edge, I drew a thick black line along the upper edge of the floral border image using a Memento Tuxedo Black marker. I then used a pair of precision scissors to fussy cut along the border edge to cut away the excess cardstock.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base using the Cotton Candy cardstock included in the kit. I cut a 2 x 4-1/4″ piece from one of the patterned papers included in the kit and adhered it to the bottom of the card front. I then adhered the focal panel to the card base aligning it with the top of the card. Finally, I adhered the die cut sentiment over the opening of the circular floral image to complete the card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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