Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video

Hi everyone! I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog! In today’s video I’m showing you how to create simple floral Thank You cards for friends using products from Simon Says Stamp, WPlus9 and Altenew.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video tutorial. Cards created using Simon Says Stamp Friends of Life, Altenew Filled Alpha, Wplus9 Freehand Florals

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

Whenever I use supplies from different manufacturers, products, where styles are a bit different I always try to tie them together using color. In today’s video you’ll see that by using similar or identical colors I’m able to bring 3 different stamp sets into one harmonious card design.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video tutorial. Cards created using Simon Says Stamp Friends of Life, Altenew Filled Alpha, Wplus9 Freehand Florals

The 3 stamp sets I am using today are Filled Alpha by Altenew and I’ll use it to spell out word “Friends”. I am also using Freinds of Life by Simon Says Stamp; I will be using smaller sentiments from here. And the last stamp set I will be using for my project is from WPlus9 and it is called Freehand Florals.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video tutorial. Cards created using Simon Says Stamp Friends of Life, Altenew Filled Alpha, Wplus9 Freehand Florals

I started working on my cards by stamping the main word out – Friends. I decided to use my stamp positioner and mount all of the letters at once to save time. You can stamp each letter individually if you’d like the spacing between letters to be smaller, but these stamps fit together rather nicely and don’t have huge gaps in between letters.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video tutorial. Cards created using Simon Says Stamp Friends of Life, Altenew Filled Alpha, Wplus9 Freehand Florals

I used Simon’s Black ink for my stamping and double stamped each image to have a nice black outline. I added a tiny Thank You message at the bottom of my panels and one additional message to each card. I used different sentiment and stamped “Friends Give Off a Fragrance of Love”, “Friends Are What Fill Life’s Garden” and “Friends Are a Beautiful Gift to be Cherished”.

The cool thing about Filled Alpha stamp set is the ability to add color and texture to every letter. This stamp set has additional filler shapes that are meant to be used to add color to the stamped images. Of course letters can be used without them, but I couldn’t resist using these to add a pop of color to my projects.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video

I added inserts to every letter and stamped them in Teal and Twirling Tutu ink colors from Simon. I not only used solid shapes to add color, but also vertical and horizontal stripe shapes. I really love how modern and versatile this stamp set is and I think it’s going to be one of my favorite alpha sets. I am looking forward to stamping just the solid shapes on their own to create unique background pattern.

I added several stamped leaves onto each of my panels using Spring Rain and Teal ink colors from Simon Says Stamp and Freehand Florals images.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video

To create flowers I had to do some die cutting first. I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting and embossing machine and die-cut flower shapes out of white cardstock.

Lately I prefer to do die cutting first and stamping later, but with this stamp set, with the Freehand Florals, you actually need to cut a shape out first to be able to align images as intended (that is if you plan to cut your image out, if you do not plan to cut it out – you simply stamp the image as usual). For my stamping I used Twirling Tutu, Hollyhock and Hot Lips.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video

As I finished stamping my flowers I decided I needed to add some additional images onto my background to make the floral arrangement a bit fuller. I stamped another element using Hollyhock and Hot Lips and after I finished foam mounting my flowers, I also stamped a few smaller leaves.

I foam mounted every panel onto an A2 top folding white card base and added Nuvo Crystal drops onto each. I went with different colors to make each card slightly different. I used Strawberry Coulis, Morning Dew and White.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Thank You Cards for Friends. Video

One last thing I did – I added natural twine and tied it into a bow under the sentiments. 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 Stamp Friends of Life Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Friends of Life Stamp Set
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Altenew Filled Alpha Stamp Set
Altenew Filled Alpha Stamp Set
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Wplus9 Freehand Florals Clear Stamps
Wplus9 Freehand Florals Clear Stamps
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Wplus9 Freehand Florals Designer Dies
Wplus9 Freehand Florals Designer Dies
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Wplus9 Freehand Florals Clear Stamp and Die Combo
Wplus9 Freehand Florals Clear Stamp and Die Combo
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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 Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Spring Rain Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Spring Rain Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Teal Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Teal Dye Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Neenah 110 Lb Smooth Solar White
Neenah 110 Lb Smooth Solar White
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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May Arts Ivory Twine String Burlap
May Arts Ivory Twine String Burlap
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops
Tonic Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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10 Comments

    1. You are so awesome…I love watching and listening to your explanations…you’re so talented. God bless you for sharing your gift with us all …. Hugs, Syl xxxooo

    1. I super love this card. I know your first language isn’t English so here is a little tip. Coulis is said ‘coo-lee’. It’s French so you don’t say the ‘s’. Hope this helps. 🙂

      1. Ohhh, good to know, Rebecca! Thank you! I use google translate where there’s a word I don’t know how to pronounce, they have a feature that tells you how to say it and it’s not always 100% accurate

    1. Fabulous cards Yana – beautifully designed, right down to the time “thank you” at the bottom 🙂

    1. Very beautiful and elegant! Love your tips on getting different supplies together.
      They are different, but colors did the job.

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