Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Simon Says ... Gift It
Last week at Jennifer McGuire Ink, she made a "Color Me" Card Kit and I loved the idea so I wanted create one of my own. You could use this as a Get Well Soon basket with tissue, throat lozenges, etc. but mine is just for my daughter who loves to color. She has nice Prismacolor Pencils and really enjoys coloring so I'm going to tuck this set of note cards into her stocking when we travel to their house later this week.
I started my kit by stamping the Ranunculus and Dahlia Bouquet Stamps from WPLUS9 Design Studios onto Stamper's Select White Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder over the top. I used the Lia Griffith's "Hello" Stamp Set from Hero Arts for the greetings, also stamped in Versafine with Clear Embossing Powder. I cut each of those panels with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die in the largest size.
Next I made eight Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Card Bases from True Black Cardstock and attached the black and white panels to them and put 8 white envelopes with them. This way the recipient can use the coloring medium of their choice which might be markers, crayons or colored pencils. My daughter has Prismacolor Pencils and I know she will enjoy adding a personal touch to these cards. For my example card, I used Copic Markers but you could use Zigs, Polychromos or any type of coloring medium that you already have. Since my card bases are black, I also put a white stitched rectangle panel on the insides. Each card is only waiting to be colored and then it can be mailed. If you like the black and white sketch look, you could even send them as is.
I hope you enjoyed this project! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog post for today. It's a short week for me this week and I definitely need to get a move on as I've got lots of other challenges that I hope to participate in before we head out again for some more Christmas Festivities.