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
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.
These sweet little birdies from ‘United We Flourish, Better Together‘ stamp set by Hero Art for Ellen Hutson makes the cutest birthday card. I started by creating a rainbow background on Neenah Solar White Card stock with Distress Oxide inks. Cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die and used my Copic Markers to colored the birds. Then used the new YAY die from My Favorite Things that is part of their January ‘Yay for You’ card kit, 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