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

Card Making · Lawn Fawn · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 6.28.17


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

Card Making · Distress Oxide Inks · Honey Bee Stamps · My Favorite Things · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 6.26.17


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


Card Making · Hero Arts · SSS

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 6.19.17 & Wednesday Challenge 6.21.17

IMG_3587This 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.


SSS Monday Challenge for 5.29.17


This weeks theme is Circles.

I decided that I should dig into my stash and use paper that I ready had on hand and see what I could come up with.  I had just purchased the new Distressed Oxide Ink so it was time to give them a try as well.  I blended 3 colors together (I think I used Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans) and then sprayed a Tim Holtz  stencil with water and pressed it into the ink.  It left the lovely background you see here.

The  “thanks” is from an old rub on decal set that’s been hanging around in my studio for years.  I no longer have the packaging for it so I have no idea who to credit.  To make the sentiment stand out I dab on a little ink around the edges of the card stock with Cracked Pistachio.  

Fun!  I’d do that technique again.

Guess what?  I won the weekly challenge this week and won the $50.00 gift certificate!  Holy Cow!



Card Making · Stencil · Tim Holtz

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Trying my hand at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

I used one of the dogs from the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamp set for my main image.  I used my Copic markers to color the dog.  Created the background with a Darice brick embossing folder, and colored that with Distress Oxide Ink.    The ‘thanks’ die is a Flora & Fora die.

It was fun to give this a try.