Simon Says Stamp - August 2022 Card Kit, Vintage Garden




Hello Lovelies! Simon Says Stamp's Vintage Card Kit! is full of beautiful, intricate florals with butterfly and dragonfly accents. I pulled out some coordinating Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks and made 4 Clean and Simple (CAS) cards for you to give a try.


Wish a little ink smooshing and ink blending I added these vintage tones to the white cardstock included in the kit and then finished the cards with some of my favorite Simon Says Stamp dies!



This kit feels so fancy to me and I am in love with all the purple!

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Here's the full list of all the crafty goodies that the kit contains:


1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp 6 x 8 inch Vintage Garden stamp set

9 sheets of Craft Consortium 6 x 6 inch patterned paper from the Wildflower Meadows collection

1 container of Simon Says Stamp Silver embossing powder

1 Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink pad

1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp Picnic Floral embossing folder

1 sheet of Foam Squares

1 Simon Says Stamp Cheeky pink mesh bag

1 pack of 3 Simon Says Stamp Smoke scored notecards

1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 100 lb. Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Metallic cardstock

1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 100 lb. Simon Says Stamp Lavender cardstock

1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 110 lb. Solar White Neenah cardstock

1 Simon Says Stamp A2 Metallic Lavender envelope

1 Simon Says Stamp A2 Metallic Silver envelope


This set of four cards is all about these key items from the Kit, butI think that I have a major crush on the Picnic Floral Embossing Folder!



I dove into my stash for other faves that I wanted to use in my cards, and I would recommend that you do the same, I would bet that you may already have some pretty options to pair with this gorgeous garden kit! If you fall in love with these dies below though, I have linked them in the full supply list:





Card Kit Jokes

How you are going to feel when you get the Kit... :-)

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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE - Ink-smooshing background, Dry and Wet Embossing

Embossed Cardstock Layer: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Ink-smooshed Layer: 3" x 4 1/4"

Featuring:

IN KIT:

  • 1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp 6 x 8 inch Vintage Garden stamp set

  • 1 Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink pad

  • 1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp Picnic Floral embossing folder

  • 1 sheet of Foam Squares

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 100 lb. Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Metallic cardstock

ADDITIONAL:

  • Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pads - Orchid, Twilight, Lemonade, Aspen and Pine

  • Simon Says Stamp Stylized Butterfly Die


COLOR PALETTE



INK-SMOOSHING

  1. Ink the craft mat with Orchid, Twilight, Lemonade, Aspen and Pine Ink Pawsitively Saturate Ink Pads

  2. Spritz with water

  3. Press first the corners, and then other sections of the cardstock into the diluted in rotating until you achieve pleasing coverage


I made the 3 backgrounds below, I used the first one for this card and the second one for the next card. I saved the last for a future project.



WET-EMBOSSING AND DIE-CUTTING

  1. Trim the selected smooshed panel to 3" x 4 1/4"

  2. Stamp the sentiment in Black Soot Distress Archival Ink. Without moving the stamped background, clean the stamped and reink in Clear Ink and stamp again, cover with embossing powder and heat set

  3. Die-cut and adhere stylized butterfly die-cut to the background. Use your fingers to curl the Butterfly wings upwards


Pop-up the smooshed layer with the foam dots, layer over the Rose Gold Cardstock embossed with the Picnic Floral Embossing Folder and then adhere everything to an A2 card base to complete.


I love these colors! Will have to have something else with this palette.



This embossing folder gives me all the best floral feels!



Butterfly wings for the win!


Do you see where I bent my background? Oh well, lets's call it "added charm"! LOL



 

THINKING OF YOU CARD - Wet and Dry Embossing, Detail Inking, Ink-Smooshed background

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Patterned Cardstock Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Embossed Cardstock Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"


Featuring:

IN KIT:

  • 1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp 6 x 8 inch Vintage Garden stamp set

  • 1 Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink pad

  • 1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp Picnic Floral embossing folder

  • 1 sheet of Foam Squares

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 100 lb. Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Metallic cardstock

  • 1 sheet of Craft Consortium 6 x 6 inch patterned paper from the Wildflower Meadows collection

ADDITIONAL:

  • Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pads - Orchid, Twilight, Lemonade, Aspen and Pine


EMBOSSING AND DETAIL INKING

  1. Select one of the unused ink-smooshed panels from the previous card. Tip: I chose the panel with the somewhat muted colors as I was going to be inking the raised layer in darker tones to emphasize the pattern



  1. Roughly tear a strip of vellum (on both sides) ~2" x 7"

  2. Wrap around the panel as shown to figure out positioning

  3. Place panel in stamping tool and align Thinking of You stamp horizontally

  4. Ink with Clear Ink, dust with Silver embossing powder and heat-set


Pop-up embossed layer on patterned cardstock using the foam dots and adhere everything to an A2 card base.



These embossed flowers make me smile!



The torn vellum and darker inked embossing help make this card special!



Silver embossing for a little glamour!


Pretty and simple, I think!



 


HERE FOR YOU CARD - Die-cutting

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Patterned Paper Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Featuring:

IN KIT:

  • 2 sheet of Craft Consortium 6 x 6 inch patterned paper from the Wildflower Meadows collection

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 100 lb. Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold Metallic cardstock

  • 1 sheet of Foam Squares


ADDITIONAL:

  • Simon Says Stamp Etched Dragonfly Dies

  • Simon Says Stamp Here For You Die




No words, just pictures for this one.



This card is so simple, but the patterned paper is so elegant the gorgeous print and silver foil that it makes it look fancier than it is.



A rose gold dragonfly adds an elegant touch!



I offset the white and rose gold sentiment layers to give the the metallic sentiment more definition against the similarly colored background.



Big Happy Birthday Hugs to everyone celebrating soon!.


 

LET'S CELEBRATE YOU CARD - Stamping and Fussy-cutting

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Stamped Layer: 3 1/8" x 5 1/8"

Featuring:

IN KIT:

  • 1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp 6 x 8 inch Vintage Garden stamp set

  • 1 sheet of Craft Consortium 6 x 6 inch patterned paper from the Wildflower Meadows collection

  • 1 NEW Exclusive Simon Says Stamp Picnic Floral embossing folder

  • 1 sheet of Foam Squares

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 100 lb. Simon Says Stamp Lavender cardstock

  • 1 sheet of 8.5 x11 inch 110 lb. Solar White Neenah cardstock

  • 1 Simon Says Stamp A2 Metallic Lavender envelope

ADDITIONAL:

  • Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink Pads - Orchid, Morning, Lemonade, and Aspen

  • Simon Says Stamp Adeline Butterfly Die



  1. Stamp A2 white cardstock using the floral images and Black Soot Distress Archival Ink for a sharp detailed image.

  2. Trim to 3 1/8" x 5 1/8"

  3. Stamp the "Thank You" sentiment in the following colors Orchid, Morning, Lemonade, and Aspen by partially inking sections of the words with different colors as shown on the card front



Make the inked/embossed butterfly as shown below:



Stamp the "is not enough" sentiment on Lavender cardstock, pop-up with foam dots and adhere to card base.


Adhere the embossed butterfly with foam tape as shown below.



The "vintage florals" are delightful, even in just black and white!


A rainbow-inked sentiment!



Layered on top of the muted floral print, it all comes together!




When you are all done, you'll have a lovely set of cards with a touch of elegance and a lot of inky personality!


 

As I often say, there are so many cards that you can make with this kit, but I hope you enjoyed this take on the card kit. Big crafty hugs for stopping by Lovelies. Do let me know in the comments if you had a favorite today.


Full supply list below for your shopping convenience.


See you soon Lovelies!

 

SUPPLIES:

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