Monday, September 28, 2020

Circle Photo Frame Card

Hello stampers! The month is flying by and we are having beautiful warm autumn weather at the moment. Today I have a slimline card to share with you, with a pretty floral watercolor stamped background.


We are celebrating STAMPtember® this whole month at Simon Says Stamp. It is Monday and at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have an Add a photo theme this week. I love to add photos to my projects, so this was a fun theme for me (which is the case every week). It is the last week for our September guest designer Tracy Ware, She created such a beautiful card for this week

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Slimline Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Remember that I wrote that I had mixed up the dates for last week's steampunk challenge, this is the card that I had done for last Monday - and you might recognize it from the sneak peek I posted on Instagram. I used six old family photos featuring my grandmother and since the card was ready a week early, I could send this to my Mom before she saw it on the blog. The background was done with Simon Says Stamp Anna's Flowers and Crackle Background, from the Let's Connect release.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut the SSS Repeating Circles die.

Start by die cutting a piece of watercolor paper to the size of the card that you want to make. If you don't make a slimline card, you can just leave the lower part of the card and focus on the circle frames. Die cut the frames with the Repeating Circles die.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp the card with SSS Anna's Flowers.

Silhouette flowers like these from Anna's Flowers are perfect for watercolor stamping techniques, which is what I did here. I started with the lightest Tumbled Glass and then stamped the darker colors. Mist the inked stamp with water about three times before stamping. You need less water for the small stamps. 

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp the card with SSS Crackle Background.

When dry, stamp the Crackle Background with light brown ink. The ink I used was no longer available at SSS, but you can use Vintage Photo Archival Ink or Simon Says Stamp Khaki ink instead.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp sentiments with Anna's Flowers.

Stamp sentiments from Anna's Flowers with black ink, so that they will stand out well.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used one of Simon's beautiful slimline envelopes and stamped it with the same flowers from Anna's Flowers. But this time, I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp inks, instead of with Distress Ink. Don't the flower stamps look gorgeous with the turquoise ink?

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink the edges of the card and the circles and then adhere small photos behind the windows. I like how the light blue flower frames the photo to the left.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I die cut the SSS Tender Leaves from vellum. The dot design looks gorgeous die cut from vellum. I also used one of Simon's sentiment strips and added some pearls.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

It is really fun to sit and do watercolor stamping in layers like this, and you don't need to worry about perfect impressions. Experiment with different color combos.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Decorated envelope for a slimline card.

The card together with the front of the envelope.

Layers of ink - Circle Photo Frame Slimline Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

And with the back of the envelope. 

I hope you will join us this week in our Add a Photo challenge. You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





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Just three more days remain of  STAMPtember®, but the stamping inspiration will remain. 

Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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2 comments:

  1. Gorgrous card Anna-Karin :-) The photos are fabulous and I love the background! Beautfully done! Your Mum is going to love this!!

    Hope you have a great week!
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Love this design. The color combo is stunning. And the matching envie is perfectšŸ˜

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