5.19.2015

Smile!

I have another card for you today using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. I told you I love this kit, right? 'Cause, you guys...I love this kit. For reals.

Is this card flawless? Nope. Is that okay? Yup. PLUS...the techniques I used actually worked, so I had to share it! HAD TO, my friends.

Smile! It's Your Birthday! by Jennifer Ingle using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit #birthday #justjingle #simonsaysstamp #sssck #cards #diy


I used the awesome Smile circle die in the June Card Kit with the super fun striped patterned paper. LOVE the bright colors on this so much! I allowed it to cut through the edges and reassembled the pieces on my card front. I wanted the sentiment on that same strip, but due to the busy background, I felt a bit limited. That's when I had a brilliant idea!

Smile! It's Your Birthday! by Jennifer Ingle using the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit #birthday #justjingle #simonsaysstamp #sssck #cards #diy


I stamped one of the solid banners from the stamp set in the kit with VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. This gave me a solid, neutral surface, without adding any layers or bulk to my card. I then stamped the sentiment over that, again with VersaMark, and heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The sentiment melted into the original powder, creating an awesome sentiment banner! I was so excited to try this technique that I forgot to treat my surface first, hence the imperfection. But you know what? I love it, nonetheless. Plus, that was my last strip of that paper, so it is what it is. Just keepin' it real here, folks!

Seriously, though... two things I'd like you to take away from this card today. 1. Try new things! You never know...they just may actually WORK! 2. Imperfection is totally okay. For reals. They are handmade cards. And it's just paper and glue. Don't stress.

Have a Happy!

11 comments:

  1. Heck, if I didn't embrace imperfection, I'd never post anything! HA!

    But seriously, I'll have to try the embossing over embossing. I could get into all the melty.

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  2. This is awesome! Love the die and the paper!

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  3. Adorable!!! Love that rainbow striped paper!! ❤️ Loooooove that die cut in it - awesome!!! And I am with you - paper and glue, it's fun or you stop! Ha! ❤️

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  4. Looks pretty flawless to me! Love how colorful it is? Lovely :)

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  5. it's so cool!! LOVE That trick and am going to try it!! you rock ms Jennifer!

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  6. What a fun and happy card!

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  7. love this card and still to even try my kit. have to do a card like this.... its so bright and colourful yet CAS.

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Please leave a comment. They make me happy. I am a BIG FAN of Happy. For reals, though.

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