I recently purchased this Home Sweet Home stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I make a lot of welcome cards for people moving into our congregation at church and thought it would make some great cards to send. It is a large stamp that works perfectly with slimline cards.
I stamped the image and then used the Silhouette PixScan Mat to cut it out. I’ve had a few issues with the Silhouette not cutting correctly since I got my new iPhone 11, so I cut the outline first and then used Jennifer McGuire’s tip of keeping the negative and placing some repositional to hold it in place in the Misti and then put the positive cut out in place and then stamp. It worked great.
I colored the images with Copic Markers and then needed to create my scene. I cut a slimline rectangle with a Pink Fresh Studio Stitched Rectangle. I then masked off the top portion of the card with Post-it Tape and ink blended the grass with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn. I turned the Post-it Tape and then ink blended the sky with a couple of blue Oxide inks.
I pulled out my Avery Elle Pierced Clouds and die cut a few clouds from white cardstock and laid them on the panel to determine where to stamp the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss it white. The clouds where then adhered, two with liquid glue and the third with foam tape.
I decided to back the focal image panel with some blue cardstock from my stash so that it had a thin border. It was then adhered to a slimline cardbase and the card was done.
I like the look of slim line cards, but I don’t know how many I will create. I don’t like that they take about twice as much paper as an A2 card, but some stamp sets really need the length.
- Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home
- Copic Markers: G85, G82, G43; G29, G24; YG97, YG93; YG67, YG17, YG03; C9, C7, C6, C5, C3, C2, C1, C00; R27, R24, R22; E79, E77, E74; E19, E17, E15, E13; E33, E31, E30; E00, E000; B21; B01; Y02
- Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
- VersaMark Ink
- Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
- Pink Fresh Studio Slimline Stitched Rectangle
- Avery Elle Pierced Clouds
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 120 White Cardstock
- Blue Cardstock from Stash
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive