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 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.
I watch LOTS of YouTube videos and saw a video by someone….can’t remember who (so sorry!) and realized that I owned all the supplies to make the card she showed, so I decided to give it a try. The stamp and dies are from Lawn Fawn and the background paper was leftover from one for the Simon Says Stamp monthly kits. Pulled out an assortment of rainbow colored card stock, white heat embossed the little pineapples and was all set to go. I even got fancy and cut out two of the aloha die cuts and glued them, one on top of the other, to give it a little more dimension. When I mounted the pineapples, I added foam tape behind the yellow one in the middle to give the card a focal point. Cut out the background paper with the Wonky Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp. Super fun and EASY to make. Loved that it was a coloring free card!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 6.28.17
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
This weeks Monday challenge is “Let’s Take a Vacation”. I think an African Safari would be fantastic! The Wednesday challenge is “Patterned Paper” and since I made the “paper” in the background I felt it counted for that as well.
I used the stamps from the June My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts. Plus the add on stencil and Serengeti Sunset ombre stamp pad to create the background. Also used the Wonky Dies from Simon Says Stamp to create the stitched outline around the edge of the card. I popped up the giraffe and the thorn tree with foam tape to give them a bit of dimension.