Texting stamp set from the new You Have My Heart release at Simon Says Stamp. I've been working on stretching my comfort zone in my card-making. That means attempting to make to flatter cards that are easier (cheaper) to mail and also try to figure out the CAS style. Both of my cards for today are a result of that.
I do a lot of texting. Since both of our children live long distances away from us (8 hours each), texting is truly a blessing in our communication with them. My husband and I also text during the work day on breaks to just say "Hi! I'm thinking of you" or just share some thoughts via emoticons. Because of my love of texting, when I saw this set, I know I wanted to make a card with a bunch of different emoticons stamped randomly in the background. When I saw this sentiment, I knew it was perfect for a card for my hubby. He also happens to be my best friend. I stamped the images with black ink and then colored them with Copic Markers. Each image was given a coat of clear Wink of Stella. The background around them was also colored with Copics. The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut and then popped up over the images. The image panel was double matted before being adhered to a 4.25" square card base.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), DCWV (blue)
Stamp set: Simon Says Stamp (Texting)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Copics: Y13, 15, 17, 38; YR16, 18; YG0000, 00; B000, 23, 26, 29; BV0000, 000, 00; BG11, 13, 15; R22, 24, 27, 29
Other: Wink of Stella (clear)
My second card for today is also 4.25" square. For this one I stamped the smiley face image randomly with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then clear heat embossed it. Afterwards, I used a rainbow of colors to make a blended background. I then heat embossed a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Banner Sayings stamp set on top of a banner cut from the Simon Says Stamp Folded Banner die (I think both of these items must be retired because I can't find them on the website). The two right corners were rounded for a playful touch.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black)
Stamp sets: Simon Says Stamp (Texting, Banner Sayings)
Ink: VersaFine (Black Onyx), Distress Ink (Barn Door, Squeezed Lamonade, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Shaded Lilac)
Other: Simon Says Stamp Folded Banner die, Stampin' Up! embossing powder (Crystal Clear)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New (new stamp set from a new release)
Fab 'n Funky Challenge #286 - Something New (new stamp set)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #407 - Something New (new stamp set)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #146 - Thank You Sentiment
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crop Stop Linky Party #11 - Something found in the Crop Stop Store (I used Memento Ink, and Distress Ink)
Thanks for visiting with me today and a very special thanks to Simon Says Stamp for the happy mail.