Today’s challenge is Add a Sentiment. Perfect! I had just finished using new stamps and dies that I received in the mail today and thought… I wonder what the challenge is for today. Serendipity!
The Hooray stamp and die set from Neat & Tangled was perfect. Also used the new Kaleidoscope background stamp from Simon Says Stamp and the Toucan came from SSS’s new Encouraging Animals set. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the toucan. The Hooray was stamped with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and did some white embossing for the it’s your day sentiment.
Monday’s challenge is a Nautical themed challenge. I used the all sorts of stuff to make this card. The Wave die from Avery Elle was used to create the great background. It was mounted on blue card stock. I masked off the bottom and added some Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the bottom to break up all card into different zones.
The images came from Hero Arts and Impress cards + crafts. A little copic coloring and it was finished.
This card was so much fun to make! I took some Bristol smooth card stock and a whole rainbow of inks and started blending. I don’t have enough colors from one company to make the entire rainbow, so I thought, what the heck, I’m just going to pick out colors I love and see what happens. And that’s what I did.
I used the Hybrid ink from Simon Says Stamp (honestly, I don’t know if they have another kind). Red-Watermelon, Green -Key Lime, Orange- Orange Slush, Yellow- Lemon Zest
I used Premium Dye ink from Lawn Fawn. Purple- Sugarplum, Pink- Pink Flamingo
I used Distress Ink for my final color. Blue- Salty Ocean.
It worked! I’m so happy about this. I have a super bad case of gotta have it all/complete set itis, so to find out that what I already own will do the job was HUGE for me. And not just do the job, but do the job well.
I heat set my rainbow background and then taped a Hero Arts Spiral stencil over the top of my panel. I then took a palette knife and added Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste. So pretty.
Stacked up the 3 butterfly die cuts from Artco to give it dimension and added the feel better soon sentiment from the Altenew Bamboo Rose stamp set. Finished it off by adding the whole thing to a black card base. So fun!
This Wednesdays Challenge is For a Child. I thought the picture book Fox die from Simon Says Stamp was perfect for this challenge. I die cut it out from 3 different colors of paper; tan, brown and black. Then put it back together as you see above. Used the Simon Says Stamp Wonky rectangle dies to cut out the copper rectangle and adhered it to some craft card stock. The hello die from Poppy Stamps and My Favorite Things All About You stamp set for the embossed beautiful finished the card off.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
This second card is what I made with the die cut from the last card. Love when you get two cards for the price of one. =) I did a little more ink blending for the die cut YOU.
I’m not sure which one I like more.
This card is doing double duty. I signed up to take the Rainbow Online Card Class and my card will also work for the Monday Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Challenge.
I used only 3 distress ink colors and then did some blending to get my rainbow they are Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, and Salty Ocean. I laid down the pink and blue colors on each end on Bristol Smooth watercolor paper and then blend the lovely yellow color in the middle to create the orange and green shades of my rainbow. Just like I was shown in the online card class. Easy peasy!
I then die cut the happy birthday and pieced all the little bits back onto some black card stock and cut the YOU die cut (from My Favorite Things) and that was it.
I’m learning a TON in the online class. If you have a chance, I would highly recommend that you take it. So much fun!! Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner are such a great team. You won’t be sorry.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
This weeks challenge is “Distress it”. I took it pretty literally and used Tim Holtz’ Distress Oxide inks to color the flowers in the new Concord & 9th Aloha fill-in patterned paper. It couldn’t have been easier! I love the results and how customizable each paper is. I adore anything that has a Hawaiian theme, so this latest release from Concord & 9th is right up my alley!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge