Embracing the Uncomfortable and Going Strong!

On Saturday I shared two cards that I made from the kit that took extra long to get to me – the February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Since then I’ve been diligently making cards. Want to see?

Here is the video showing the next four cards that I made.

There are close ups of each card at the end of the video but here they are again.

Card #3 – Watercoloured Hello

Watercolour Card by Alison Day

The embossed images don’t stand out the way I’d hoped, but I am mostly pleased with my efforts here. Like I said in the video, next time I’ll dry the card in between colours so I don’t get quite so much mixing and muddying of the paints.

Card #4 – Sewing Spool Hello

Sewing Spool Card by Alison Day

I am in love with that spool of thread! Makes me want to go out and buy a whole lot of wood veneer spools just to make more … but I won’t! LOL!

Card #5 – Typewriter Hello

Typewriter Hello Card by Alison Day

Sometimes all you need are a few papers, a couple of stamped images and gold mist! Simple is fun too!

Card #6 – Button Thanks

Button Thanks card by Alison Day

Bringing in stash items that relate to the items already in the kit are like a bonus add-on. These wood buttons had languished long enough in my button tin! So happy to see them make it onto a card.

For this next video I started filming where I’d left off. My desk hadn’t been cleared at all. I just kept going til all I was left with were scraps.

And each card up close.

Card #7 – All The Circles Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Circles Card by Alison Day

Part of my process is to go where inspiration takes me. So when the card I started working on was hijacked by a new idea, I changed tracks, realized my idea, then got back to the original card.

Card #8 – Colourful Cameras

Camera Thanks Card by Alison Day

Considering I initially cut my paper to the wrong size then got side tracked by a new idea, I think this card came out really pretty. And the camera wood veneer is a better match to the camera images on the paper anyway!

Card #9 – Paint Palettes

Paint Pallettes Card by Alison Day

Most of my card (and scrapbook layout) designs come together fairly easily but a few take some effort. This is one of the latter! Water colours, embossing, fussy cutting … I love the final result but it did take a bit to get there!

Card #10 – All Things Sewing

All Things Sewing Card by Alison Day

How cute does that cork paper look embossed? And all the gems in the flowers? This might be my favourite of the bunch!

Card #11 – Button Flower Accent

Button Flower Card by Alison Day

Another card that took a bit more effort than I normally put in, but worth it! And my button stash appreciates it too!

Card #12 – Handmade Happy Birthday

Handmade Happy Birthday Card by Alison Day

When I’m down to my final large pieces of patterned paper I have a deep sense of accomplishment. With this card finished, all I am left with are scraps from the 6×6 paper pad and some card stock. I did cobble together one more card but you’ll have to go to my Facebook Page tomorrow to see that one.

Okay, that’s it for this kit. Moving on to other things now. Thanks for watching!


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