Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Treasure Map

August 17, 2017

I was just having fun playing with the new to me Ahoy Matey stamp set by Lawn Fawn and my Distress Inks.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping, clear heat embossing, and water coloring all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color everything in. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

Next, I die cut a rectangle of tan card stock. I used the same card stock to create a card base and set it aside. I hand cut a few notches in the edges of the rectangle and then planned my layout. I added the compass rose to top left corner, sentiment in the bottom center, and the dotted lines. I used Distress Ink and an ink blending tool to add interest to my map. Then I crumpled the paper up a number of times. I flattened it out and adhered the fussy cut images.

I wanted to add some interest to my card base. First, I stamped some of the images from the Ahoy Matey stamp set in a light colored ink. I felt that didn’t offer enough contrast, so I ink blended some really dark Distress Ink on the edges of the card base. The ink blending covers up the stamping mostly, but if you look closely you can see it. I adhered the map to the card front using foam tape and double sided tape. I tried to follow the natural dimension of the paper to let it keep its crumbled texture.

For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and adhered a few more fussy cut images.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Nautical

Simon Says: Nautical

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey, and Wish You Were Here

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo, Walnut, and Lobster

Distress Inks in Ground Espresso, Antique Linen, and Brushed Corduroy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Let’s Celebrate You Pop Up

August 13, 2017

This is a card that I made for my husband’s god daughter.

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Card Front

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Inside Pop Up

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Inside area to write a message

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a card base made from water color paper. I stamped and colored the card front first. I used masking to hide the mouse behind the box. I traced a circle die to create the white highlight around the images. I used a water brush and Crayola Fine Line markers to color everything in. I used a grey ink to add the confetti to the colorful rays.

While the card front was drying I stamped and die cut all of the images for the inside of the card. I used the same markers and water brush to color everything in.

While those were drying, I die cut the stitched hillside pop up and another plain stitched hillside from a few shades of green card stock. I also die cut “celebrate” from holographic paper and plain card stock so I could layer them. I also die cut the posts from water color paper and colored them brown.

Next, I decorated the inside of the card. I used a puffy cloud die to trace with the blue marker. I used a water brush to move the color around and create a soft cloudy sky. Once the clouds were dry, I added the stamped confetti. I used the same markers to color them in.

Once the card base was dry, I began assembling the card. I adhered the green hills first. Then, I added the animals and balloons. The confetti was the last thing I adhered. I used glue dots, double sided tape, and liquid glue to adhere everything.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp’s FLickr Challenge #77: Splatter It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157684750348450/

 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Happy Birthday

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10000

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For A Child

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/child/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters and Cuddly Critters Accessories

Lawn Fawn’s Good Fortune

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critters Accessories dies

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Pop-up. Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ellen Hudson’s Zipper Panel Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Lemons and Iced Tea

August 2, 2017

I have been enjoying W Plus’s new Southern Sentiments stamp set. The sentiments are just so fun! I don’t own the set, so I took one of the sayings and made it my own. I also changed it just a bit to fit my recipient better.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by die cutting a large rectangle from some Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka paper. I adhered this paper to a white card base. I used a scrap piece of the same paper to die cut the letters in the word “lemons.” I used my MISTI and the matching stamp set to stamp the black outlines on the die cut letters.

Next, I cut a strip of water color paper about 3 inches wide and 5.5 inches long. I stamped the jar in light grey ink to help guide me when stamping the sentiment. Using an alpha set, I stamped the beginning of the sentiment in black ink. I adhered the yellow die cut letters next, and used the same alpha set to finish the sentiment. I set this panel aside to dry for a while.

Using another piece of water color paper, I stamped the jar, label, lid, and a lemon. I added the words “iced tea” to the label using a third alpha set. I used Distress Inks to water color in the jar, label, and lid. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out. I used more Distress Ink and a foam blending tool to color the edges of the images.

Then, I stamped the solid lemons and leaf on the sentiment panel. I adhered the jar flat to the panel and the label flat to the jar. I used foam tape on the lid and solid lemon. I adhered the sentiment panel to the card front.

I stamped a few more solid lemons and leaves on the inside of the card for interest.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Food and/or Drink

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=9732

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Summertime Charm, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Riley’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs, and Fab Flowers

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs and Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Freshly Cut Grass, Hippo, Celery Stick, and Sunflower

Hero Art’s Butter Bar

Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke, and Mustard Seed

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Be Who You Are

July 28, 2017

The Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit has arrived. It’s like my birthday at the end of every month. I started by cutting the patterned paper in to 5.25” x 4” rectangles, 6” x 2” strips, and 4” by ¾” strips. I find if I don’t do this, I will hoard the patterned papers and never use them. This is the first card I made with the kit.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by creating a grey card base. Then I pulled over all of the 4” x ¾” strips. After playing with the strips for a while, I settled on this design. I adhered the strips flat to the card base. Then, I added a few of the puffy stickers from the kit.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: You’ve Got the Edge

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=9730

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers and puffy stickers

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Water Color Starfish

July 23, 2017

This is just a fun little card I made to enter in a few challenges this week.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamped the sentiment first and then covered the rest of the panel in starfish. I clear heat embossed everything.

I added some clean water to each starfish and dropped in some Distress Ink using a paint brush. I let the first layer of color dry before added a second layer for a deeper color. Once all the starfish were dried, I added alight wash of blue to the background.

While that dried, I worked on the card base. I choose a dark blue card base and stamped a wave pattern with white pigment ink. Once everything was dry, I adhered the water color panel to the card base with foam tape.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #9: Color Inspiration Boards

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-9-color-inspiration-board

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Get In Shape

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=9727

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: We’re Seeing Stars

Simon Says: We’re Seeing Stars

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s So Jelly, and Lucky Stars

Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Ink: Versa Fine

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

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Smiles and Coffee

July 16, 2017

I received a few sheets of Lawn Fawn’s Polka Mon Amie paper with my recent order. I love the soft colors of that collection. I used them to create a few cards using paper piecing.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the to-go cups on four pieced of patterned paper. I fussy cut everything out, painted the edges black and glue the pieces together to create multi colored cups.

While the cups were drying, I created a tan card base. Using Barely Beige ink, I stamped a hexagon pattern on the card front. Then using a mini ink blending tool, I distressed the edges of the card front with the same ink.

I adhered the cups to the front using foam tape. I added a sentiment and the card front was finished.

I added a custom sentiment and another to-go cup to the inside of the card.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Distress It

Simon Says: Distress It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love You A Latte, Interlocking Backdrops, and Clark’s ABCs

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

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