Saturday, January 23, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges: Best Friends and Critters

Hello fellow cardmakers, today I have a project that fits both Simon challenges this week. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Best Friends and The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Critters.  I created a scene using a masking technique with both stamps sets perfect for Valentines Day. The clouds were also punched and masked to create them. My supplies are listed below.

Stamps: My Favorite Things, Ewe are the best and Adorable Elephants
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things, Blueprints 1 (front panel), and Blueprints 8 (heart), Fiskars, Cloud
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black, Distress, Tumbled Glass, Versamark
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts, White
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp, Black and Fog, Neenah, Solar White (110 lb.), Stampin' Up!, Real Red
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Marvy Snow Pen
Other: White Fun Foam, Foam Tape, Glue Dots, Heat Tool, Fiskars paper trimmer, Tonic Mini Guillotine trimmer

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Simon Says: Ombre

Hello fellow cardmakers, todays card is a Valentine's Day card, and it was made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Simon Says: Ombre.  The card background was made with 110 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used a Heidi Swapp triangle stencil and an embossing pen to draw the triangles in sticky ink. I then used Ranger, Liquid Platinum embossing powder to heat emboss the triangles pattern. I then used Distress ink blending to create the ombre background effect.

I used Hero Arts, Christmas Crystals to create the heart featured on the front of the card. I stamped it twice creating the heart in VersaMark Ink on Simon Says Stamp, Black Cardstock and heat embossed it using the Ranger, Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I used the love sentiment from the same Christmas Crystals set and stamped it on Neenah Solar White in VersaFine, Onyx Black and used Hero Arts, Clear embossing powder to heat emboss it. I cut out both the heart and the sentiment and popped them up with foam adhesive on the front panel. The card base is also made of SSS Black Cardstock.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Stencil It

Hello fellow cardmakers, today I am playing along with the Simon Says Monday Challenge: Stencil It. 

I created the card pictured above using the MFT Sun Ray Stencil and Distress inks. This background was created using 110 lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used a masking technique to create the background and finished it up using water droplets. The background was adhered to a Stampin' Up! Basic Gray card base using foam tape.

Background before cutting it down and adding it to my card base.

I stamped the boat image using Avery Elle's Knotty stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Copic markers. I adhered the boat with foam tape. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages and it was stamped on Stampin' Up! Basic Gray cardstock in VersaMark Ink, and I used Hero Arts White embossing powder to heat emboss it. I then used the little flag from MFT Blueprints 1 dienamics to cut out the sentiment. I attached the flag using glossy accents.

Thats my project for this challenge, thanks for clicking on my card. I have listed many of the supplies I used below. I hope you come back soon. 


Monday, January 11, 2016

Simon Says Something New

My card for the Simon Says Something New Wednesday Challenge is pictured below using the Paper Smooches Chubby Chum Pals Stamp Set and matching dies. I have created a card for my new husband (we just got married this past summer).

I stamped my two love birds on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them using Copic markers. I die cut them using their coordinating die. My sentiment was custom made using the Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages set. I stamped it on Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock using VersaMark ink and I used Hero Arts White embossing powder to heat emboss it. The "kissie-face" was created using ColorBox chalk ink in Berrylicious and I used generation stamping to get the gradient effect.

The background was created starting with a piece of embossed paper by Stampin' Up! I used Distress ink in Picked Raspberry to bring the pink into the background. I die cut a heart into my front panel and propped it up with foam tape. The scribble heart was die cut using a Tim Holtz Alterations Scribbles and Splats Thinlits die out of EK tools woodgrain paper.

The card base is made of a top folding A2 size piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock. I used the stripes from the Avery Elle Knotty Stamp Set and VersaMark ink to clear emboss the stripes on the side using Wow Clear Matte Dull embossing powder. This was accomplished only because I used the Misti Stamping tool. Without it, I would have been lost.

I have linked to as many products as possible down below.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Design Team Call

Hello fellow card makers. For 2016 I decided to start blogging again and sharing my creations with the online card making community. I am entering my projects today for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Design Team Call. It is so much fun being on a design team and interacting with all the participants. I have been involved with design teams before and I would love the opportunity to do it again. 

Here is my first card, using My Favorite Things Adorable Elephants stamp set. I decorated my panel using a masking technique. I tried to make it appear as though the butterflies where flying around the elephant. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah 110 lb. cardstock and colored him with my Copic Markers. I used a Copic multiliner to draw the trails behind the butterflies to match the stamp already given in the set. The clouds where masked and inked using versa magic Sea Breeze pigment ink. I used Versa Fine Onyx Black ink to stamp the Happy Birthday Sentiment and then heat embossed it with Wow, clear matte Dull embossing powder. I also coated the butterfly that is popped up with a glue dot with glossy accents. 

My second card I am sharing today uses the same set and the same masking techniques to develop the scene on the front panel. I used Versamark ink to stamp both white sentiments and embossed them with Hero Arts White embossing powder. For both cards I used fun foam to pop up the panels on a standard A2 size card base made of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock. A touch of wink of stella was used on the butterflies above and the balloons below. 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you come back in the future. A list of products used on this project are listed below. The link takes you to Simon Says Stamp Online Store where I purchased most of these products.