Two Encouragement Cards | Simon Says Stamp

Hi fiends!

The new Simon Says Stamp release – Rest and Refresh just went live. Of course so many new products will be added to our shopping carts today. As always we new Simon releases I’m crazy about new background stamps. Also, if you’re a summer lover – you have to check it out. There are several very cute summer themed products in the release.

I want to share two cards made using the new sentiment stamp set – Say It All Friend.

The set is packed with supportive sentiments for many occasions. For both my cards I choose an soft and elegant design. I think it’s a safer approach when it comes to cards for not always happy cause.

HERE FOR YOU

My first card I started making by stamping the Leaves Background Stamp in mint onto a Mint Cardstock panel. After that I die-cut it using a stitched rectangle.

Elegant encouragement card . Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Next I stamped a sentiment verse onto the panel and foam mounted it onto a white card base using an adhesive foam tape.

Elegant encouragement card . Card by Svitlana Shayevich

After that I stamped the Here for you phrase onto a white cardstock. If you look at the stamp set picture above you can see that I modified this stamp a bit. I wanted the phrase to be on one line (instead of two as the original stamp design is). I did it by masking off the parts of the sentiment with a tape.

So first I covered the Here for part with a painters tape, inked the you part with the Intense Black Ink, REMOVED THE TAPE (an important stamp – hence in caps) and stamped. Next masked the you part, inked the Here for, removed the tape and stamped it to the left of the you. 

After that I fussy cut the sentiment using my scissors.

Elegant encouragement card . Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Next I die-cut the Clustered Leaves Die once out of a Solar White 80lb cardstock and once out of a vellum. I cut each piece into several parts and adhered them around the stamped sentiment verse. I first adhered the white pieces and them the identical vellum ones on top with a slight offset.

Elegant encouragement card . Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Lastly I foam mounted the Here for you onto the card and added several Snow Crystals.

THANKFUL FOR YOU

For my second card I also used the Clustered Leaves Die, which I die-cut out of a watercolor paper.

Thankful For You Card with Watercolor Leaves. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

After that I watercolored the die-cut. I did a very simple watercoloring. First I wet the paper, then added some yellow watercolor to the leaves tips and green one to their bases. I used a #8 brush for watercoloring to pick up more water and pigment at a time, which made the whole process faster. I let the watercolor dry and then added splatters using the same watercolor and #2 brush (to make smaller droplets).

Thankful For You Card with Watercolor Leaves. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I made a panel out of a Solar White 100lb Cardstock and stamped the sentiment verse onto it. Followed by foam mounting the panel onto a white card base.

Thankful For You Card with Watercolor Leaves. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I trimmed the watercolored piece into several part and adhered them onto the card around the sentiment verse.

Next I stamped the Thankful for you phrase onto a white cardstock in black and cut it out with my scissors. After that I popped it onto the card.

Thankful For You Card with Watercolor Leaves. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I adhered several Onyx Crystals to accentuate the card. Lastly I added black splatters onto it.

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Studio Katia (SK), Altenew (AN), Spellbinders (SB), etc.
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Simon Says Leaves Background Stamp
Simon Says Leaves Background Stamp
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Simon Says Say It All Friend Stamp Set
Simon Says Say It All Friend Stamp Set
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Simon Says Clustered Leaves Die
Simon Says Clustered Leaves Die
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Simon Says Stitched Rectangles Die Set
Simon Says Stitched Rectangles Die Set
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Simon Says Mint Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Premium Ink Pad Intense Black
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Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
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Canson Montval Spiral Watercolor 9X12 Pad
Canson Montval Spiral Watercolor 9X12 Pad
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Bazzill 40 Lb Vellum
Bazzill 40 Lb Vellum
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Simon Says Mint Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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3m Micropore Paper Tape White
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Mini MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine
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Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Silver Black Velvet Brush Size 8 Round
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Studio Katia Snow Crystals
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Studio Katia Onyx Crystals
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5 Comments

  1. Reply

    Andrea Hastilow

    June 6, 2019

    Beautifully made designs both cards. I like adapting the sentiment to suit how you wanted it, the vellum leaves look really soft. I like the mix of colours on the second set of leaves & that awesome sentiment on the second card. Great work x

  2. Reply

    Trina

    June 6, 2019

    These are beautiful. The simple leaf image and designs add to their elegance. Fabulous showcases of this set. x

  3. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    June 6, 2019

    Oh my. I love these cards! The colors and textures are so beautiful together. I also love the sentiments you chose. That is a great new set from SSS.

  4. Reply

    Linda BL

    June 7, 2019

    The cards are so pretty! The soft colors really are soothing and give a gentle vibe to the card. Perfect for a card for someone going through a tough time.

  5. Reply

    Linda BL

    June 7, 2019

    The cards are so pretty! The soft colors really are soothing and give a gentle vibe to the card. Perfect for a card for someone going through a hard time.

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