Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus. Project by Yana Smakula

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus

Hello, friends! This week and next week are going to be very busy for me as I will be traveling first to SNAP (I’m leaving for this conference tomorrow) and then to CREATE. I am very excited and a bit nervous at the same time. If you are attending any of those (or better yet both) – do stop by and say hello.

I have a few blog posts planned during my travels, so my blog posting will not be put on hold and I’ll continue to share handmade projects.

Today I have a floral Birthday card to share using some older stamp sets from Simon. I received a lovely comment a few weeks ago saying how much you appreciate me sharing projects using older sets and it just melted my heart. We all love new products, but I often enjoy mixing new with old or using just old stamps altogether to share new inspiration. This post is one of those where I’m sharing a card using two older stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus. Project by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

The inspiration for this card came from a project I shared recently – Elegant Happy Mother’s Day Card. I picked the same gorgeous roses from the Best Mom Ever stamp set and once again colored them using my Copic markers. I used the exact same colors for my coloring, the colors do look different on the two photos as I took photographs during different times of the day and edited photos a bit differently.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus. Project by Yana Smakula

After cutting my roses out (I fussy cut them) I reached out for my Sketch Ranunculus set for stamp a sentiment. I wasn’t planning on adding any additional images, but after I had stamped a sentiment I decided to try to add a few images to make my floral cluster a bit fuller.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus. Project by Yana Smakula

I reached for my stamp platform and stamped additional images using Simon’s Intense Black ink onto white cardstock. This time I used violet colors – V17, V15 and V12. It’s been awhile since I used anything other than pink and yellow so it was time to switch gears. Sketch Ranunculus stamp set now has coordinating dies available, so I used those and die-cut my images in my Platinum.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus. Project by Yana Smakula

Before I started working on my flowers I created a background. I used Simon’s Large Dot stencil (this is also an older product, but a new one for me) and created a glitter dotted background using Texture Paste from Ranger and Glitter Embossing Powder in Shimmering Pearl from Tonic on kraft cardstock. This embossing powder seems to be very similar to Hero Arts Sparkle powder – it adds a nice touch of glitter to heat embossing.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus. Project by Yana Smakula

I arranged my images on my background and foam mounted them in place. I used foam adhesive as well as glue (only to adhere leaves).

Finally I added a generous coat of Nudo Drops in Morning Dew to the little colored berries. When I took my photos the Nuvo Drops weren’t completely dry so they appear cloudy, they do dry completely clear.

Simon Says Stamp | Floral Birthday Card with Sketch Ranunculus. Project by Yana Smakula

I foam mounted my 4 x 5 1/4″ panel onto an A2 top folding card base and that finished this card!

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 Best Mom Ever
Simon Says Clear Stamps Best Mom Ever
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Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Sketch Ranunculus
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Sketch Ranunculus
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Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Wafer Dies
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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 Stencil Large Dots
Simon Says Stamp Stencil Large Dots
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
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Dina Wakley Ranger Palette Knife Media
Dina Wakley Ranger Palette Knife Media
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Tonic Shimmering Pearl Nuvo Embossing Powder
Tonic Shimmering Pearl Nuvo Embossing Powder
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Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Texture Paste
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Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV13 Tender Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV14 Begonia Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
Copic Sketch Marker YG67 Moss
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Copic Sketch Marker V12 Pale Lilac
Copic Sketch Marker V12 Pale Lilac
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Copic Sketch Marker V15 Mallow Violet
Copic Sketch Marker V15 Mallow Violet
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Copic Sketch Marker V17 Amethyst Violet
Copic Sketch Marker V17 Amethyst Violet
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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8 Comments

    1. Really like how you used the smaller stamps from other set to enhance the older roses & make a grouping!
      Have fun at your conferences!

    1. I love it when you use older sets too. Always showing new stuff just makes me feel like I always have to have new stuff too even though I have tons of awesome stamps already.

    1. I too appreciate that you use older stamps and stamp sets in your cards… I’m sure there are quite a few fans like me who never comment who are (silently) applauding you as well!
      Real life stampers like seeing fresh ideas using stamps in their stash. It’s unrealistic for most of us to be buying new stamps monthly… month after month.
      Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your kind explanation on making these gorgeous cards. I got lots of inspiration from your post.

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