Spending time creating a card is a fabulous way to relax and decompress, it should be on prescription! However, sometimes, you need something simple and cute to get some fall gifts out the door. Today I have a simple watercoloured fall scene and then three quick and easy gift card envelopes made using the October Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. This post is part of a blog hop, more details below. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
SIMPLE FALL WATERCOLOUR CARD
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Stamp the elements in a water-reactive ink such as Antique Linen Distress Ink. Use masking paper to cover the images as you build the scene.
- Watercolour. I used Daniel Smith paints.
- Deepen shadows with Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.
- Trip the panel to fit on an A2 Neenah Desert Storm card base. Attach with Foam Adhesive.
OWL CARD SUPPLIES
QUICK & EASY GIFT CARD ENVELOPES
I love dipping into a card kit, opening the box is a sure fired way to get the inspiration flowing, and October’s kit didn’t disappoint. I am partial to a nice mustard-yellow, and the Simple Days Cosy Days papers immediately drew me in. That mustard check is just perfection! However, it’s not the only star; there are several supporting actors too with the burnt orange daisy pattern and the muted grey + burnt orange plaid. There are many papers in the pad I wish were made into nice tops for me to wear!
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Line up the Gift Card Envelope die on the Simple Stories patterned papers and run through a die-cutting machine.
- Fold on the scored flaps and adhere with Scor-tape.
- Tie with a twine bow on the back of the envelope.
- Fussy cut a collection of images from the patterned paper along with a few of the handwritten phrases.
- Stamp a couple of extra greetings using the Happy Fall Y’All set in Pinecone ink on Ivory card. Fussy cut these phrases too.
- Add foam squares to the back of all of the elements and arrange in casual groupings on the envelopes.
Simple and so quick! The advantage of these patterned papers is that they are double-sided and so when you open the envelope, see above photo, you get a flash of coordinating colours too. I think my favourite is the “Coffee Soon?” envelope with the greeting from the kit stamp set and the coffee cup from the Simple Stories papers.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D