It’s time for another post for my Designer Spotlight role this month for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This month has been flying by so quickly. I can’t believe I’m more than half way done already with my month in the Spotlight!
The new challenge is one that’s definitely near and dear to my heart. I love creating clean and simple cards and that’s the new theme! Yep, we’re creating clean and simple cards featuring products from CAS-ual Friday’s Stamps (CFS). Since I also used to be a part of the CFS Encouragement Squad, that brand is also near and dear to my heart.
You may have noticed I have another rainbow card for this week’s challenge. In fact, I’ve featured a rainbow on all of my Designer Spotlight cards thus far. I promise it was completely unintentional. I just really love making rainbow cards. 🙂 As a little teaser, I’ll let you know now that my final spotlight card next week doesn’t include a rainbow. LOL
I started by doing some ink blending through the Big Trellis Stencil from CFS using Distress Oxide Inks and the Life Changing Blender Brushes. Even though it looks like a full rainbow, I only used four inks and let the ink blending create the in between colors. The colors I used were Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Blueprint Sketch, and Wilted Violet.
After the ink blending was finished, I added a sentiment using the You Matter stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It’s a fantastic sentiment builder stamp set filled with ways to let someone know they matter to you. I stamped both the large you image and the smaller companion image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
To assemble the card, I matted the focal panel on a piece of black cardstock with the tiniest of borders. I wanted a little bit of a border, but I also wanted to tie in the black of the sentiment with the rest of the card and this was a perfect way to do that. I then adhered the matted focal panel to a top-folding card base and that completed this quick clean and simple card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …