These sweet little birdies from ‘United We Flourish’ stamp set by Hero Art for Ellen Hutson makes the cutest birthday card. I started by creating a rainbow background with Distress Oxide inks. Copic colored the birds. Then used the new YAY die from My Favorite Things to create the sentiment for this card. Super fun and easy to do.
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 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 ‘Stencil It’. Fun!!
I started out using the Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things. I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink for both layers. First coat was thru the stencil and I laid the color down pretty heavy and then removed the stencil and went over the whole thing with a lighter coat of the same color. Then I added some water droplets and … wah lah!
The giraffe is from the Wild Cuddly Critters by Simon Says Stamp. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock. I then colored it with my Copic markers (I’d tell you which colors, but I didn’t keep track) and then fussy cut it out. Mounted to black card stock and embossed the sentiment. The sentiment came from the Avery Elle Simply Said:Amazing stamp set.
I had so much fun making this card, I went nuts and made a second, slightly different one.
This time my stencil is from Honey Bee Stamps. I created the rainbow background using Distress Oxide inks. My rainbow colors are; Wilted Violet, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, and last, but not least, Worn Lipstick. Again I laid down a pretty heavy first coat thru the stencil and then went over it lightly once I removed the stencil to cover up the white areas.
I then cut my panel out with Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles die. Also used the smallest die to cut out my little blue panel that I mounted the giraffe on. Embossed my sentiment on black, cut my fish tail, and called it a day.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge