Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Birthday Fox

May 1, 2017

My nephew’s second birthday is coming up soon, and foxes are his favorite animal. I have also been having way to much fun making my own patterned paper lately. Full Disclosure: Also, I meant to have this done to enter in a Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, but I didn’t get it done.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. I stamped the numbers in the background in some blue Distress Ink. I used the second generation stamping. I added the 2s in with some orange Distress ink.

I found the fox, balloons, flags, cupcake, hat and gifts in my box of pre colored and cut images. When I created these images, I used colored pencils to color them. Once, I found everything I added the Happy Birthday sentiment and the 2s to the balloons and flags.

I die cut a cloud and grassy border. I adhered everything to my card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: The Great Outdoors

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8959

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods, Clark’s ABCs, Toboggan Together, Loveable Legends, and Beep Boop Birthday

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Rainbow Rain

April 23, 2017

I had to sneak in one more card before Spring Break ended. I was inspired by Lori Bassen’s Happy Thoughts card on Simon Says Stamp’s Blog today. I loved her rainbow background and was itching to make one of my own.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a white card base. I stamped the rain drops in a variety of Distress Inks. I used second generation stamping to get a softer look.

I used the same Distress Inks to stamp the umbrella on a scrap of white card base. I also stamped the dogs on the same scrap. I used a black pen to outline the umbrella.  I added color to the dogs using two brown shades of Distress Inks and a Mini Distress Ink Blending Tool.

I die cut a cloud border and grassy border from some white card stock. I used Distress Inks and Mini Ink Blending Tools to add color to each border. I also stamped my sentiment on the cloud border. I also outlined the word COLOR as well.

I adhered everything to the card base using foam tape.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash It On

Simon Says: Splash It On

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or Flowers

Simon Says: Showers and/or Flowers

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Color My World, and Partly Cloudy

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die and Puffy Cloudy Borders

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays die

Ink: Versa Fine

Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Happy Mail Water Color

April 21, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Blog today, as part of their Fawny Flickr Fridays.

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/04/fawny-flickr-friday-42117.html

April 18, 2017

Another day of Spring Break equals more time to make cards for me. Here is the card I made today. I had a lot of fun with embossing and water color.

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Card Front

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Close Up of the dimension

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started this card with a panel of water color paper cut to 4.25” by 5.5.” I stamped the sentiment and images in Versa Mark ink. I used clear embossing powder. I meant to use white embossing powder but grabbed the wrong container, so I just went with it. I started with the envelope images, added the pens in some of the smaller spaces. Lastly, I added the ink splatters in remaining open spaces.

I used Crayola Fine Line Markers to add the color to these images. Right now I only have 12 markers, so I have to make do with the colors I have. The background is a mix of two blues. I started with the lighter shade, but the sentiment did not stand out enough, so I added the darker shade. I used a raspberry color for the hearts, stamps, and pen barrels. I used yellow for the pen nibs. I used a peachy color for the envelopes. Grey would have been my first choice but I don’t have a grey marker, so I went with the lightest shade I do have.

Once the panel was dry, I adhered it to some dark blue fun foam. Using some stitched rectangle dies, I die cut four rectangles from my panel. Then, I began adhering everything to my card base. I started with the largest rectangle.  It has one layer of fun foam behind it. The next rectangle has two layers of fun foam behind it. The third rectangle is adhered flat to the card base. The inner most rectangle had one layer of fun foam behind it.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Splash It on

Simon Says: Splash It On

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love Letters, and Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Alicorn, Fairy, and Sparkles

April 17, 2017

Spring Break means lots of fun card making! I made two cards today. They have similar techniques and design details.

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Card One: Alicorn and Sparkles

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Card Two: Fairy and Sparkles

Details

Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details: I started by creating two card bases from water color paper. Next, I did some ink blending. I used a circle mask for the alicorn card and a triangle-ish mask for the fairy card. I used three colors of Distress Ink to make the rainbow on each card. I added some water flicks to add some distressing to my inked backgrounds

For the alicorn card, I die cut a stitched hillside from some more water color paper. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and clear heat embossed it. Using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, I blended just a bit of green to the area where the alicorn would be standing. I adhered the hillside with two layers of fun foam in the middle and just double sided tape at the edges. I really like the dimension that created.

For the fairy card, I masked off the rainbow and used some cloud border die cuts as masks to create the rest of the background. I used Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  I added some stars with white embossing powder to the rainbow area. I made a mistake when stamping the sentiment on this card. Apparently, white embossing powder and black ink do not mix well. To cover my mistake, I stamped a cloud and re-stamped the sentiment and used clear embossing powder this time. I added a second cloud to help cover my mistake.

Next, I stamped the alicorn and fairy on a scrap of water color paper. I clear embossed these images also. I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to water color these images. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

I adhered the alicorn and fairy to each card using dimensional glue dots. I also added some silver glitter stars and sequins to the rainbow areas. I love the way these cards turned out.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr #69: Sparkle and Shine

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157680544805091/

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash it On

Simon Says: Splash It On

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends and Partly Cloudy

Simon Says Stamp and The Greeting Farm’s Mini Pony Party

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hill Side Border, Puffy Cloud Border, and Scalloped Box Card Pop Up

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Salty Ocean.

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Easter Tags

April 15, 2017

Easter is just 1 day away and I still want to make cute cards with bunnies and chicks. I am also on my Spring Break finally, so I can give into feeling.

I made some Easter tags today. I have some scraps of Echo Park paper from the Simon Says Stamp March 2016 Card Kit that I have been hording. I decided to day was the day to use it.

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Details

Size:  Tags

Extra Details: I began by die cutting four tags from some white card stock. I did have a big enough scrap to cover the entire tag in the patterned paper, so I cut it down to slightly smaller than my tag. I rounded the top edges with my envelope punch board. I adhered the patterned paper to the tag bases. I added a small strip of green patterned paper to the bottom of each piece of tag.

Nice I stamped and colored all of the images. I used Distress Ink as water colors when coloring in my images. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them all out. I painted the edges with a black marker to hide any imperfections. I used glue dots to adhere the images to my tags.

I felt that my tags were missing something, so added the small heart tags. I found a few more scraps from the Echo Park papers and die cut the heart tags. I stamped Happy Easter on them. I used some Lawn Fawn Twine to string the two tags together.

 

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Hip Hop

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8718

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp,

Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks – I forgot to make a note of which Distress Colors I used when water coloring my images.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Somebunny Loves You

April 14, 2017

Easter is just 2 days away and I still want to make cute cards with bunnies and chicks. I am also on my Spring Break finally, so I can give into feeling.

This card is inspired by a card I saw on the Lawn Fawn Blog about a month ago. I loved all the white space with just a hint of color.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with some white cardstock. I cut two cross stitched rectangles from the card stock. I used one panel and my base and the other panel to die the layers from. I die cut two grassy borders and one cloud border.

I saved the negative pieces to use as masks. I lined the cloud border on the base panel and lined up the negative piece. I left a very small gap between the two. I removed the cloud border. Then, I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool to add some Salty Ocean Distress Ink to the base panel over the mask. Once I removed the mask, I adhered the cloud border over the top of the ink blending, leaving just a little bit of the blue ink showing.

I repeated the same process with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink and the larger grassy border piece. For the small grassy border, I ink on the larger grassy border piece to create dimension.

Once my background was built, I need a critter for my scene. I settled on a bunny. I stamped the bunny on a scrap of white card stock in very light gray ink. I added color to the heart on the bunny with a Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I fussy cut the bunny out and adhered him to the panel.

I stamped my sentiment in the same light grey ink. It is a little hard to see, but matched my card design so I went with it. I felt the scene was missing something, so I added a butterfly in the same light grey ink and Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

To create the card itself, I made a white card base and die cut a few more layers. One layer was cut from dotted velum and one was cut from light pink cardstock. I layered the velum over the pink card stock to soften it. I layered everything together and adhered them to my card base.

This is not my typical card style but I like the way it turned out anyway.

 

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Hip Hop

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8718

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp and My Silly Valentine

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border, Puffy Cloud Borders, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Fog

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and Spun Sugar

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Featured on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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Yay!! My entry for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge; Make a Rainbow was featured in the Designers Spotlight!

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Here is what was said:

#220 Rebecca Lynn’s Crafts – Andrea says: I really like the bright pop-art feel this card set has and it was a real treat to be able to see so many variations of color mixing and matching. And who knew that radishes could be so stylish? Excellent project!

 

Upbeet Day

April 8th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

This set used beets. I used the same design for each card but moved the focal point around and rotated the colors around the circle. I did this to make each card interesting and individual.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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All 4 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and two side fold cards

Extra Details:  I started by making the card bases. I had already made the radish cards with the variety of folds, so I did the same for this card set. I used many of the same Distress Inks that I used on the Radish cards to create the background for these cards.

I started by making a circle mask. I temporarily adhered the mask to each card base. I used Mini Distress Ink Blenders to blend eight colors of Distress Ink around the circle. Then, I moved the mask to a new card base. I rotated the mask, so the colors would be in a different position on each card.

Next, I decided to add some splatter to the card bases. I used pink, yellow, and blue Distress Inks to add the splatter. I replaced the mask and flicked some ink on to the card base. I tried to keep the splatter in its own area of the color wheel I had created.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the beets on a scrap of water color paper. I added the leaves, faces, and other details. Once the beets were all stamp, I fussy cut them out.

Because the sentiment stamp is a clear stamp, I was able to bend it to match the curve of my circle. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Lastly, I adhered the beets and the cards were complete.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

LOVE! #16: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2158384@N23/discuss/72157682080285165/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Antique Linen

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Turnip the Fun

April 7th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable pun that made me laugh.

This set used turnips. I used the same design for each card but changed up the colors. I also put the turnips in different spots.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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All 4 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and two side fold cards

Extra Details:  I started by making the card bases. I had already made the radish cards with the variety of folds, so I did the same for this card set. I used many of the same Distress Inks that I used on the Radish cards to create the background for these cards.

I smooshed three colors of Distress Ink on to my acrylic block, making sure to cover most of the block. I sprayed water on to the block and then stamped the whole thing down onto my card base. I used a paper towel to sop up any large pools of water before letting the card bases dry. Once the card bases were dry, I flicked some more ink onto the card bases. I only used one color of ink when flicking the ink on each card base.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the turnips with Distress Inks, Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink, and Memento Dew Drop Inks. Then, I fussy cut out all of the turnips and adhered them to the dry card bases. To keep the cards interesting, I changed up the placement.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-happy-birthday-5/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, and Clark’s ABC’s

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Antique Linen

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid ink in Key Lime

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

You’re RADish

April 6th, 2017

The school my kids attend is having a basket auction fundraiser soon. I am donating a card set to the auction. I choose to do a set of punny vegetable cards. I choose this theme for a few reasons; a) they are fairly generic so the cards can be sent to anyone for almost any occasion, b) my kids school plants a garden every spring, and finally, c) I found a fun vegetable puns that made me laugh.

This first set I made used radishes. The layout for each card is the same, but the colors change in each card.

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Card 1

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Card 2

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 5

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All 5 cards together

Details

Size:  Vertical A2 cards; There are two top fold cards and three side fold cards

Extra Details:  I began by creating the card bases. I had some extra half sheets of water color paper laying around that I used to turn into card bases, which is why some are top fold and some are side fold. Then, I created the square grid using Mini Distress Ink Cubes. I used a water brush to even out each of the squares.

While the card bases were drying, I stamped the radishes in the same Distress Ink colors on a scrap of water color paper. I added the leaves using the same colors. I used a water brush to even out the ink on each of the radishes and leaves. Once the radishes were dry, I stamped the faces and leaf lines with black ink. I stamped the cheeks in white pigment ink and added some dots with a white gel pen.

Then, I spend a lot of time fussy cutting out each of the 45 radishes. I adhered the radishes to the card bases with liquid glue and glue dots. I was running out of everything as I made these cards, so I used whatever I could get my hands on.

Lastly, I added the custom sentiment. I LOVE these cards.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8714

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

Simon Says: Happy Birthday

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, Sally’s ABC’s, Best Pun Ever, and Happy Happy Happy (for the “ish”)

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!