Saturday, November 23, 2013

Simon's December Card Kit

I just received the December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp yesterday and couldn't wait to play!  


The first thing I pulled out was the Maryanne Snowflake stencil and the white cardstock, along with my own distress inks: broken china, salty ocean and peacock feathers.  I started with the lightest ink color and pounced it over the stencil, moving the stencil haphazardly all across my paper panel, and gradually changing ink colors as I went.  Such fun!  I liked the result so much that I cut it in half so that I can get 2 cards out of it. 

SSS Dec Card Kit

Then I inked the edges and attached it to my white card base.  The other elements here are a sentiment from Kelly Purkey's Let it Snow stamp set, and the Eliza Snowflake die, along with one of the Penny Black Snowflake Trio dies, layered, popped apart with foam adhesive, and centered with an aqua pearl.  

I am really enjoying the few stencils I now own, and am looking forward to adding more to my collection!

16 comments:

adele holcomb said...

You come up with the most beautiful ideas! I've been loving your wintery cards and have pinned quite a few of them.

Maureen Morton said...

A beautiful design, Lin. You did this kit proud. Love that stenciled snowflake with the transparent colors. I may try this technique with a home-made stencil. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful play with the SSS kit! I love the blue and the use of snowflakes!

Kara said...

pretty!

joy said...

My kind of card - blue and white and snowflakes. So pretty.

Heather Maria said...

Oh this is so pretty, Lin! Your panel looks wonderful - love the colours and effect you achieved with the stencil! The layered snowflake is gorgeous! Looks like a great kit from SSS!

Cris said...

Love the inking over the mask! And those snowflakes are beautiful!

adele holcomb said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today -- it was a nice surprise to have a note from someone whose work I admire so much!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Cindy C. said...

Wow what a beautiful creation!! I love it!!!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Gorgeous, Lin! Love the effects of the stencil and the snowflake dies are beautiful. I am waiting on my December card kit to arrive :)

Nancy K said...

Beautiful design! I'm so inspired and I just got the Eliza snowflake die today; can't wait to do a bit of CASE-ing.

Barb said...

These blues are so pretty, Lin and I love your gorgeous, layered snowflake!

I love stencils too - they're a fun and different way to add color and dimension to our cards (and they are pretty cheap too.) :)

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous card Lin. You've used the elements from kit beautifully

Cornelia W said...

Such a stunning card, Lin - love how you combined the snowflake stencil with the snowflake dies!

Lucille K said...

Such a beautiful card, Lin. Blue is my favorite winter color :)