Avery Elle · Card Making · Distress Ink · Hero Arts · Impress card + crafts · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 8.14.17

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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.

 

Card Making · Die Cuts · Rainbow Card Class · Stencil

Rainbow Online Card Class

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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!

 

 

Card Making · Die Cuts · My Favorite Things · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 8.9.17

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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

Card Making · Distress Ink · My Favorite Things · Rainbow Card Class

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 8.7.17 & Online Rainbow Card Class

Rainbow Happy Birthday Card

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

Card Making · Concord & 9th · Distress Oxide Inks

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 7.10.17

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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!

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Card Making · Distress Oxide Inks

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 7.3.17

Red steamer boat, blue wave background, on white card with embosses waves

This weeks Monday challenge is Red, White, and Blue.

Using a Darice embossing folder to create the cute little waves on both the blue background and the white cardstock.   I used Broken China and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks to color the blue background.  The stamps are ones that I picked up from a stamp store that was going out of business years ago.  They don’t have a name or anything on them, so I’m not able to give create to their creator.  A couple of sequins and I’m finished.  I mounted the panel on to white card stock that I colored with Broken China so that it would match.

Happy 4th!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge