Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

Hello there! Today is a National Send a Card to a Friend day in the USA and I have just the right set of cards to share with you today. All of these feature simple stamping and basic coloring. I am also using a few new-to-me products to create these cards.

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I thought it would be appropriate to share a video tutorial today showing how to make some quick and easy friendship cards for friends who live far away. Most of my crafty friends live far, some across different US states, others are are outside the US so I wanted to make a few clever cards to highlight some of places where they live.

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I am sharing everything in detail. You can watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARDS DETAILS

I started working on my cards by stamping “Wishing We Lived Closer Because I Miss You” sentiment from the Sending and Wishing stamp set. I stamped a bunch of panels using black ink (I also stamped one using Hero Arts Pool to Navy Ombre).

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

I needed to stamp some sort of a map or a city skyline to complete the look I was going for. I found a few stamps in my stash that worked wonderfully with this sentiment.

I used a US map background cling stamp from Hero Arts – this one is a big stamp that covers the entire front of an A2 card and it can be stamped just partially onto a card to create some room for a sentiment.

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

Other stamps that I really wanted to use for these cards are the Hero Arts Destination stamps. If you don’t have those there are many other map type and cityscape type stamps, I know Neat & Tangled has a very cool origami map stamp that features the entire globe, also Altenew has several stamp sets that feature city skylines of popular cities across the world.

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

I wanted to do some quick coloring on my cards, simple ombre coloring and I used Tonic Nuvo Creative Pens – these are alcohol based markers, very affordable and they come in packs of 3 so you get 3 shades of one color which is very handy if you don’t want to spend a lot of time deciding and exploring which colors work well together for perfect blending.

These markers are double sided, on one side you have a broad tip that is great for coloring large sections quickly and on the other side you have a fine tip for coloring detailed images.

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

After my coloring was done I foam mounted my panels onto A2 top folding landscape cards created out of Simon’s glimmer cardstock – I used a few colors of cardstock here to coordinate with my coloring – I was going for a simple monochromatic look.

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

To finish these cards I used Nuvo Drops is several colors (I am listing specific colors below) and I just added a few dots here and there to complete my projects.

Simon Says Stamp | Send a Card to a Friend Day! Video

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Sending and Wishing
Simon Says Clear Stamps Sending and Wishing
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Glimmery Assortment Pack
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Glimmery Assortment Pack
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Hero Arts Cling Stamp Us Map Background
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Us Map Background
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Hero Arts Destination Paris H6194
Hero Arts Destination Paris H6194
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Hero Arts Destination London H6195 Hero Arts Destination London H6195
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Destination San Diego
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Destination San Diego
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Destination New Orleans
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Destination New Orleans
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Hero Arts Ombre Pool To Navy Ink AF308
Hero Arts Ombre Pool To Navy Ink AF308
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Misti Creative Corners Positioning Pieces
Misti Creative Corners Positioning Pieces
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Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Rich Reds Nuvo Creative Pen Collection
Tonic Rich Reds Nuvo Creative Pen Collection
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Tonic Woodland Greens Nuvo Creative Pen Collection
Tonic Woodland Greens Nuvo Creative Pen Collection
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Tonic Rosy Pinks Nuvo Creative Pen Collection
Tonic Rosy Pinks Nuvo Creative Pen Collection
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Tonic Apple Green Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Apple Green Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Oyster Gray Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Oyster Gray Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops
Tonic Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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7 Comments

    1. Awesome cards using the ombré colors! Thank you for sharing your tips and techniques 🙂

    1. Such beautiful cards Yana! We all have friends and loved ones that live too far away and these cards are a perfect way to show them they are still loved and thought of often!

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