• Bonnie Crane

Painting with Distress Stains featuring Simon Says Stamp's Be Kind

Hello everyone! Today's card features a gorgeous stamp set by Simon Says Stamp; Be Kind. For me, there is only one thing that tops florals and that is beautiful greenery! When I envision leafy and grassy images, they are always accompanied by a mental suggestion of gentle swaying ... so calming and soothing. I created a slimline card using the large leafy spray in this set and extended its length with a couple of additional branches.

I began this card by creating a stencil by die cutting PinkFresh Studio's Slim Fancy Diagonal Stripes out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb card stock. I die cut another panel in the same card stock using the largest die from PinkFresh Studio's Slim Stitched Rectangles. This panel was stencilled with the diagonal stripes using Toasted Almond Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

The leafy images were stamped on Canson watercolour paper with Simon Says Stamp's Intense Black Ink. The leaves were coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Stains; Chipped Sapphire, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood and Cracked Pistachio. After the images were fussy cut, Chipped Sapphire was used to touch up any imperfections.

The words in the sentiment. 'Thanks', 'Lovely' and 'Friend' was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder on Neenah 110lb card stock two times. The smaller wording, 'to a', was stamped with black ink. The sentiments were fussy cut.


The stencilled panel was mounted on Simon Says Stamp's Soft Navy card stock before being adhered to a 4" by 9" card base of Neenah 110lb card stock. The spray of leaves was extended on both end with a leafy branch and tacked together with dot of glue. Both the spray and sentiments were foam mounted and attached to the card. A few of the elongated leaves were 'painted' with Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard. The oval leaves in the centre of the spray were embellished with a few, small glitter drops. Sequins topped up with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew completed the card.


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