Hello Folks! Scott here with my 10 Cards 1 Kit post featuring the Love From Lizi September 2019 Super Card Kit. September 2nd is Love From Lizi’s third birthday, and Lizi treats us to a kit overloaded with extras every September.Lizi always packs her monthly kits with an abundance of materials and her September Birthday Kits are just filled with more! Whoever said less is more never saw just how much more is more with Love From Lizi! This is the “Warm Thanks” Card Kit, and if there’s one type of card I can use more than any other, it’s Thank You cards!
I was fascinated with the ephemera frames featuring flowers and geometrics. Let’s play!
I fiddled around with this concept for a while and tried a few different ink combinations for the brush stroke and sentiment and finally settled on this pairing – The brush stroke is stamped with Mustard Seed Distress ink and the sentiment is embossed using VersaMark ink with the Perfect Plum embossing powder from the kit. I did grab an old David Tutera white shimmer card base for this card, and took care to completely dry the Mustard Seed ink before embossing the sentiment. Of course, I placed the stamps in an appropriate position for this ephemera frame which is mounted to the card front using foam squares. A few of the purple flower sequins add a touch of bling, complimenting the shiny embossing sentiment and shimmer card base. I’ve never seen anything quite like these large ephemera frames – makes for a very sharp fairly simple card.
We do have 11 of those frames in our kit… so I figured this would be a good opportunity to make a couple sets of cards perfect for gifting – especially with the holidays coming..!
Just by chance, there happened to be 10 different sentiments in my kit – between the included stamps and dies, and the Smudges and Sentiments add-on, and the new Background Builder dies, so I paired all the sentiment up with the brush stroke stamps and the ephemera frames and got 10 different cards. For the die-cut sentiments, I colored white card stock with a dark red Spectrum Noir Marker for a pretty good color match, and shined them up with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen before die-cutting them out. I actually had a great time figuring out which sentiment and brushstroke went with which frame! That makes two nice card sets for gifts this year! Those flowers are beautiful and the frames unique and the sentiments very useful!
So that’s my 10 cards using the LFL September 2019 Super Card Kit! Pretty normal and straight forward and if you believe me, you really should know better! This was simply a detour I took wanting to use those ephemera frames! But there is so much more to play with in this kit! We did get the regular five sheets of card stock, which I (as usual) turned into card bases for this next batch of 10 cards.
You give me watercolor paper and a watercolor dot palette, and I want to color!
I stamped the berry stamp from the kit six times on the included watercolor paper using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and I used the Windsor & Newton dot palette to color everything – I ONLY used the palette – no extra colors for this painting! Fortunately, The “Thank you” sentiment fit in the center space perfectly, and I printed the “BERRY MUCH” on the panel using my Silhouette software and the Arial font. This is fairly thin watercolor paper, and I didn’t have any problems getting it to go through my Canon Pixma MX922.
I die cut the panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die and matted it on a thin white mat and glued those to the Navy card base. I was a little concerned that this might be my only pun with this kit, so I went all out and added “YOU BLUE ME AWAY” on the inside writing surface. Sometimes I just can’t help myself! And I think the inside sentiment is a perfect addition to this fun blueberry thank you card! I do have my painting of this panel shown on my 10C1K video on YouTube for this kit… sped up of course… it took a little less than an hour for me to paint this. I think it’s worth every minute!
But wait… most of the pattern paper in this kit is blended watercolor backgrounds… maybe I can “paint” these stamps using the pattern paper in the kit!
Which brings us to my second card on the Orange card base. I stamped and embossed the flower and leaf sprig on one of the orange-y pattern papers using Ranger White embossing powder and used one of the purple-y pattern papers to do the same with the berry stamp (twice). I die cut them all with the included dies, and trimmed a little extra off from the second berry stamp.
I was rummaging around in my scrap stash for some kind of frame that might fit this grouping, when I came across a bunch of thin frames die-cut in silver glitter card stock using an Altenew Fine Frames Cover die. I had cut these frames when working on the MMH October 2018 kit (that’s where the silver card stock came from too!) I grabbed my OR3 Spectrum Noir Marker and turned that silver glitter frame into an orange glitter frame. I stamped and white embossed the sentiment directly on the card base, glued the frame and all the die cuts to the front using a combination of liquid glue and foam squares. A few sequins from the Warm Thanks Sequin Mix finishes this card nicely! Not quite as detailed as a painting, but the pattern papers work well for ‘coloring’ the stamps!
I started fiddling with the big batch of ephemera in our kit and made and interesting discovery – there are 30 different ephemera pieces in this package, but, upon closer inspection, there are 15 designs in two sizes – a larger and smaller piece. Aha!!
If you look closely, you can see that these two ephemera pieces are the same flower arrangements in two sizes. That should make them easy to pair up! I die cut a scrap of watercolor paper with a LFSRD and embossed the sentiment and one of the geometric frames from Lizi’s “Frames” stamp set using the Plum embossing powder. This is also two more of those silver ‘fine frames’ colored with the Dark Red alcohol marker. The frames and the embossed panel are glued to the Burgundy card base and the ephemera pieces are attached with foam squares. Three of the enamel dots from the kit add a little sparkle and this is definitely a very cozy, very “warm” thank you card!
I really liked the vellum sheet with gold foil we got in our kit this month, and was very intrigued by the fact that is was so dark that you could barely see through it.
My sheet had two of the berry images that were complete, so I fussy cut one of the clusters to use as the focal image on this card. On the creamy Yellow card base, I embossed the large brushstroke stamp with the Perfect Plum embossing powder and embossed the sentiment on top of that using Ranger Gold embossing powder. I thought that echoed the foiled vellum piece very nicely. A couple of Gold Glitter peel-off stickers (from the Warm Thanks peel-off bundle) on the two sides and I got another fairly masculine ‘grateful’ card!
I needed a break from the muted, autumnal color palette in this kit so I grabbed one of the brushstroke stamps and satisfied my color compulsions with this card!
On the White card base, I stamped the brushstroke 12 times using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and Distress Oxide inks in (left to right) Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves. I die cut the sentiment from thick white card stock three times and glued all the layers together and added that to the card front. I think brush stroke stamps lend themselves to repeated stamping in a variety of colors, and this combo reminds me that YES… it IS still Summer! WOO-HOO!
We received more than 15 feet of satin ribbon (in various colors) in our kit this month, and though I’m not really much of a “ribbons and bows” card maker, I did want to come up with a creative way of using some of that bonanza of ribbons…
I cut a piece of stiff cardboard to 2″ x 4″ and, using 1/4″ Scor-tape on the back side, attached the five ribbons to the short side and 10 ribbons to the long side. I wove all the ribbons together and (stretching them tight) attached their loose ends to the back. I really like the quilt-y feel that gives us! I’m going to have to go back and look at some of the old ribbons in my stash now! I glued a 3″ piece of the pattern paper to the Burgundy card base, trimmed the edges with White peel-offs colored with my Dark Red Spectrum Noir Marker, and glued the weaving on top with more Scor-tape.
I created this sentiment with the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die cut out of white card stock 3 times, layered together and topped off with one final die-cut from the pattern paper. I worried that a small delicate sentiment would get lost on the weaving so I went for this bold “thanks” instead. I added some sparkle to that sentiment with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and glued it to the top of this card front. I really, really like this!!
Let’s play with the Alpha Stickers in our kit! I have some dear friends celebrating their 30th anniversary this month so I thought an anniversary card would be appropriate!
Very sharp and quite classy! First I covered a white card base with the damask pattern paper. I took a 4.25″ x 5.5″ sheet of 40# vellum and, using a small stylus, hand embossed the square on the back of the vellum using the inside of a LFSRD as a stencil. I ran the vellum through my 5″ Xyron Create-a-Sticker and glued that over the pattern paper. I did line up the “C&K” Alpha stickers on the edge of a clear ruler before sticking them down to the card front – those Alpha Stickers are VERY sticky!! I added a partial frame to the top left and bottom right corners using the Gold Glitter peel offs and reached for my LFL Atta Girl die (February 2019) and die-cut the ‘flourish’ from the top border of my peel-off sheet (so it’d be a perfect match!) and attached that in the center under the initials. Really very nice! I can’t wait to send this card! And I have LOTS more of those initials!
I wanted to play with the “Frames” stamp set and ephemera pieces a little more…
On the Navy card base we have two layers of pattern papers with thin white mats. Please note these were hand-cut – that’s right – I DIDN’T use my LFSRDies to cut these!! LOL!! I embossed the frame stamp on some white card stock with the Plum embossing powder and ended up fussy cutting that piece – I LIKE that! I paired that up with a matching set of ephemera pieces (with the flowers BEHIND the frame). I white embossed the sentiment on the card front and mounted the ephemera/frame grouping using foam squares. The white sentiment and white mats on the pattern papers compliment the white borders on the ephemera pieces and the fussy cut stamp. Very similar to my ephemera frames card sets, but with quite a bit more color! I love this combo, and it’s good to know I can create more “ephemera frames” using that stamp set and the huge assortment ephemera pieces!
Now I have used the flowers stamp, but I haven’t water colored it yet…
I die-cut the last of the watercolor paper from our kit with a LFSRD, and stamped the flower and leaves using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I did make a mask for the flower using my Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper so I could stamp the leaves “behind” the flower. I water colored the flower and leaves using only the W&N dot palette from our kit. I did color the flower with the Yellow Ochre to match the soft Yellow card base! I stamped the sentiment using Wilted Violet Distress oxide ink and I embossed that with some clear embossing powder. I glued the watercolor panel to the Yellow card base, and used the medium Lilac peel-off stickers for the frame around the panel and the thinnest peel-offs for the partial frame on the watercolor panel. Some of the green glitter enamel dots adds a little more sparkle to wrap up this card. I really like how this card turned out! Remember purple and yellow are complimentary colors! Though, you know, I still haven’t quite figured out what kind of flower this is…!
I really didn’t want to finish my 10 cards with out using the New Candystripe rubber background stamp – Lizi’s very first rubber background stamp!
I fiddled around with that stamp for a while before I realized I could use it to enhance the pattern papers in this kit by embossing the papers with clear embossing powder! That shiny background stripe dictated this whole card. I die cut the pattern paper with a LFSRD and matted that on a thin white mat (I knew I wanted to use another ephemera piece) before gluing those to the last Orange card base. I die-cut the sentiment from two pieces of thick white card stock, glued them together and topped them off with another die-cut from the dark berry and leaf pattern paper. Then I clear embossed the sentiment as well – matching the shine of the stripes! I liked that so much, I fussy cut a lot of the white border away from this ephemera piece and clear embossed that too! MORE shine!
I attached a piece of the mauve ribbon across the bottom of the panel using my 1.5″ Xyron Sticker maker and, instead of adding a bow, added some of the dark enamel dots to the center of that ribbon instead. The sentiment is glued to the card front and the ephemera flowers are mounted with foam squares. I think this shows off that new rubber background stamp nicely without it becoming too much about the stamp! Great shine on this card – and I like that ephemera piece with a smaller white border… I’ll have to remember that one!
That’s my 20 (twenty, count ’em, twenty!) cards created from the Love from Lizi September 2019 Warm Thanks Super Card Kit.
A really nice variety of cards from this kit – and a nice variety of styles on display here! I think I found a lot of options on how to use this plethora of supplies from this card kit. As usual, I do have a good amount of left-overs to add to my stash this month. I only used 8 sheets of pattern paper, so I have 12 sheets untouched, I only have one ephemera frame left, but lots of ephemera pieces. I did use every sentiment in this set (stamps and dies) and a lot (though not all) of the brushstroke stamps. I did manage to use at least a little bit of everything included in this kit. That feels like quite an accomplishment in itself!
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