This weeks Monday Challenge is a ‘Trio of Something’. What’s cuter than a Trio of monsters, right? Also, I need an Anniversary card for my husband, and these little guys will be just the thing. No mushy sentiments here.
The second picture is of the little guy waiting to wish my husband Happy Anniversary on the inside of the card.
Started by copic coloring the monsters from the My Favorite Things ‘Monster Sized’ stamp set. Cut them out with my Scan ‘n Cut. Created the frame using Lawn Fawn’s ‘Peakaboo Background’ dies set. Of course, I used Distress Oxide Ink to color the background. And the LOVE was created with Hero Arts ‘Luggage Tag Alphabet’ Dies.
I had a blast making Easter cards this year. Started with the fantastic Oval of Flowers stencil from Simon Says Stamp. Added Nuvo Embellishment Mousse thru it. Once dry, I cut the eggs out with the MFT oval Die-Namics dies. I will confess that I need more practice with the mousse. There were a few eggs that didn’t come out exactly as I liked, so I hid my less than perfect parts under sentiments, flowers or butterflies. I think having to decide what I was going to do about those “mistakes” helped make these card better. I was not about to start again, so I had to get creative. Once I decided how to embellish over those areas, the card really came together. Mounted everything on top of Lawn Fawn specialty paper and they were done.
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp ‘Oval of Flowers’ stencil
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp ‘Some Bunny’ and My Favorite Things ‘Beautiful Day’
Paste: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pacific Teal and Cornflower Blue, Glitter Paste
Distress Oxide Ink: Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick
Specialty Paper: Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring
I was checking out this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #483. The colors were green, coral and kraft. The new kit from Simon Says Stamp for February had some adorable images that I thought would pair up perfectly with this challenge. I started by ink blending some Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink on a circle die cut. Stamped and colored the boots from the SSS kit. Back it with one of the patterned papers from the kit and mounted the whole thing on a kraft card base. #ctd483 #colorthrowdown
Using Distress Oxiode inks in complementary rainbow colors, I created a background panel. Since I was only using that panel to back the YAY die cut from My Favorite Things, I was able to get two cards out of the one panel. I also colored the hummingbirds from the new Pretty Pink Posh stamp set with my Zig clean color real brush markers. With the leftover bits from my background panel I cut out the confetti and added it to the front of my card. Attached the panel to a pre-made card base and it was finished. I’ve left room to add a sentiment, but since this card would be great for birthday, congratulations, or just thinking of you, I left the sentiment off so I could add that when I know what occasion I need to grab a card for.
I used the ‘Triple Heart Twirl’ die from Poppy stamps to create these fun cards. At first, I thought I’d make Valentines Day Cards. Turns out this is a very versatile die and by changing up the papers you use, it can become just about anything you like; Birthday, Thinking of you…. the sky’s the limit with this one.
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