This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have a thing for card sets. I’ve always been someone who loves to keep everything coordinated, from my clothes to my jewelry (must always be the same type of metal!) to my accessories to the decor in my house to my artistic endeavors. There’s something so polished about all of the elements perfectly coordinating. I think that must be why I love monochromatic cards so much. Anyway, I saw the delicate new Just A Note die from the new Simon Says Stamp Just A Note Release and new I wanted to create a set of ladylike stationery that my Grammy would have been proud to send out!
This serene duo started with the Layered Flowers stencils from Simon Says Stamp. I blended one full A2 sized panel using Surf Blue, Winter Sky, Dusty Sage, and Laurel Green inks, creating a cool and muted floral background panel. I used some circle dies to die cut a window from the center of the full A2 stenciled background, leaving me with the components for two different cards!
For my first card, I trimmed down the larger window panel slightly so that I could mount it on an A2 Sea Glass cardstock front and leave a pale blue frame around the edge, then adhered it with Simon’s Dot Runner to make it nice and flat. I die cut the components of the Dandy Flower dies using white cardstock, then layered them together with liquid adhesive. The tone-on-tone adds just a hint of texture and dimension without making the color scheme any more complicated than necessary. I also die cut some Privet Branch foliage using Juniper cardstock and snipped the leaves apart so that I could arrange them how I wanted.
Before arranging the florals, I die cut the Circle Thin Frames die from some plain white cardstock and selected a circle just slightly smaller than the window opening on the stenciled card front. I adhered the frame using liquid adhesive, then die cut the Just A Note die twice from pearlescent white cardstock. I adhered the two sentiment die cuts together to create a dimensional die cut, then arranged the sentiment and floral die cuts on my card, creating a floral swag to accent the dainty sentiment!
My second card uses some of the leftovers from my first card. I selected another circular frame die cut, slightly smaller than the circle floral die cut and adhered it in the center. I trimmed down another panel of Sea Glass cardstock (isn’t that color just dreamy??) and added the circle to the front with some more Dot Runner adhesive. I arranged some leftover florals and foliage, adhering them with foam adhesive.
To help make the sentiment stand out a bit from the patterned circle background, I die cut the outline layer from the Just A Note die set from some heavyweight vellum and adhered my pearlescent detail die cut. The vellum helps to soften the pattern behind it and helps to draw the eye to the white sentiment. I arranged the flowers, adhering them with some foam adhesive, then added a few iridescent white gems for some sparkle!
Well, that’s all for me today! Do you like to send little notes in the mail? If not, this is the perfect time to start! Who doesn’t love receiving a card in the mail? Something to look forward to besides bills! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!