Simon Says Stamp | Believe You Can and You're Halfway There. Encouragement card. #cardmaking

Simon Says Stamp | Believe You Can and You’re Halfway There

Sometimes all you have to do is believe. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. This is the sentiment I decided to use for the card I’m posting today.

I like to make encouragement cards and actually often make them just for myself – to encourage myself during a difficult time. This is a card I made recently when I was feeling down. I spend some time working on it and my mood improved, I ended up feeling much better once the card was finished. Do you ever feel like this?

Simon Says Stamp | Believe You Can and You're Halfway There. Encouragement card. #cardmaking

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CARDS DETAILS

I started working on this card by stamping floral image from the Spring Seeds stamp set in Intense Black ink onto white cardstock. I cut it out with the help of coordinating die and colored using my Copics (I used same colors as I did here).

Simon Says Stamp | Believe You Can and You're Halfway There. Encouragement card. #cardmaking

This floral image has a little banner that can house a sentiment. The stamp set this image comes from has several sentiments to choose from, but I decided to use a different one and not make this into a Spring card. I picked Believe set and white heat embossed most of my sentiment onto a vellum banner.

I didn’t want to use the large “Believe” word that comes in the Believe set (as it would have been too big for this card), so I looked in my stamp collection to find this word in a smaller size and found one in the Running With Your Heart set.

Simon Says Stamp | Believe You Can and You're Halfway There. Encouragement card. #cardmaking

To create a background for this card I white heat embossed Falling Hearts onto kraft paper. I love this hearts background, but I don’t use it often enough.

Simon Says Stamp | Believe You Can and You're Halfway There. Encouragement card. #cardmaking

I trimmed my background to 3 3/4 x 5″ and foam mounted onto an A2 white card base. I also foam mounted my floral image and the sentiment banner. Lastly, I used shimmer pen and Nuvo Drops to add some detail to my flowers.

Simon Says Stamp | Believe You Can and You're Halfway There. Encouragement card. #cardmaking

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 Spring Seeds Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Spring Seeds Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Spring Seeds Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Spring Seeds
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Spring Seeds
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Believe Believe in the Season
Simon Says Clear Stamps Believe Believe in the Season
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Running With Your Heart
Simon Says Clear Stamps Running With Your Heart
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Falling Hearts
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp Falling Hearts
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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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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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Vellum
Simon Says Stamp Vellum
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen Nuvo 2 Pack 888n
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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13 Comments

    1. Very nice card Yana, I love encouragement cards (even for myself too… LOL) and I LOVE quotes, so this is really up my alley! TFS!

    1. Yana,

      I think this project has had a lot of thought gone into it. I was looking at the list of resources and I was thinking about your process at the start of designing this card. You obviously knew what you wanted to do and had some idea of where you would find the right resources in your craft stash. Thank you for sharing this project with us crafters Yana. :O)

    1. Beautiful Card Yana, love the white embossing and vellum embellishment – Perfect in everyday 🙂

    1. Such a beautiful encouragement card, Yana! I love how you paired elements from different stamp sets for your design and your color palette is lovely! I sometimes forget to use vellum on my cards, and this is such a great reminder for me to take it out!

    1. Love the simplicity of your elegant card. The images are awesome and the yellow Nuvo drops gives great texture. The sentiment is awesome. Love this card. Oh the heart background is perfect. Love it.

    1. Lovely card. I am always hopeful when I see your design process unfold…and yes, I feel better after making a card for someone.

    1. Wow, Yana! This heartfelt card is so beautiful and encouraging. You’ve added so many extra touches and textures (embossing, nuvo drops, shimmer pen) to make it unique, and I find it especially creative. I would love to receive a card of this type from someone, so I’m going to try to recreate it to send to a friend in need. Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!

    1. Love this encouragement card. I also love the bunny card in the background. What background stamp did you use to emboss the background of the bunny card?

    1. I just love SSS background stamps and the kraft and white is sooo pretty with those flowers and velum. Gorgeous.

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