Thursday, July 2, 2020

Some Cards from Simon's Home Sweet Home Card Kit

Playing with Simon's current Card Kit, I have 2 cards for you today.

The new stamp set gives you a nice long stamp to make into one of those slim-line cards!

supplies: white cardstock, Waffle Flower Special Delivery cloud paper, Home Sweet Home clear stamps (row ofhouses, airplane, banner, and clouds)

There are lots of other little bits and pieces in this set, lots of sentiments, in particular!  The row of houses can easily be cut if you'd prefer to use it on an A2 size card.  

One of the other things in the set is a little jar of Cosmic Shimmer in the color Gilded Avocado. This stuff intrigued me, so I had a little play with it right out of the box.  WOW, what an impact this little jar has! (Please note, the embossing folder is NOT in this kit)

supplies: black and a pale green Metallic Confections cardstock, Tim Holtz Botanical embossing folder, Gilded Avocado Cosmic Shimmer, Impression Obsession Greeting die, Hero Arts Nested Rectangle dies

I started with an A2 panel of black cardstock, and die-cut a rectangle from the center.  The 2 pieces were put back together inside the embossing folder and run through my Big Shot.  After removing the panel from the folder,  I used my finger and spread the shimmer over the raised parts of the embossed design.  My results were not perfect - I got some of the shimmer on the background, but in this case, I don't think it matters much because of the gorgeous results!  The inner rectangle was then mounted on some foiled green cardstock, and I also used the same to cut out my sentiment and mount it on a black rectangle.

The shimmer is named very appropriately, because, when the card is tilted you get a 2nd and sometimes a 3rd color.  Here you can see more of the green coming through, and in different lights, there's an aqua that shows up, too.

Here's what else comes in the kit - I can't wait to play with the new Speckled Egg mini ink next, and I think the Postage Dies will come in handy for lots of things!!


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful long card with the "neighborhood", Lin - just love your coloring!! But the show stopper is that shimmery brocade card - amazing result for such simple steps; a keeper for sure!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

great cards Lin....the slimlines are so in style right now and the black and gold is super elegant and beautiful...well done
xx Karen

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving that cute street scene Lin, but that cosmic shimmer is amazing - love how you used it!
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