Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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!

Sympathy Dogs

April 2, 2017

This week, two different friends lost their dogs. I made these sympathy cards to send to them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and die cutting the dog images. I also die cut two small stitched rectangles while I had the die cut machine out.

I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to water color in the dogs. Using an ink blending tool and Distress Inks, I added some color to the white rectangles. I tried to keep the colors soft and airy.

While the dogs drying, I created my card bases. I used kraft card stock for each card base. I added some wood grain stamping for interest.

I added the sentiment with Versa Mark Ink and gold embossing powder. Then I adhered the white rectangles to each card base. Next, I adhered the dogs. I felt that something was missing, so I dug through my box of pre-stamped and pre-colored images. I found some tiny butterflies and a flower. I think these small images finished off the card nicely.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Things with Wings

Simon Says: Things With Wings

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Lawn Fawn’s Wood grain Backdrops, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Mom + Me

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Rich Cocoa

Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Cracked Pistachio, and Salty Ocean

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Hello Spring Mouse

March 20, 2017

I was just having fun making a card that meets the requirements of two current challenges. This card will be entered in Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Layer It Up and Simon Says Stamps Flickr Challenge #67: Think Spring.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping my images and sentiment on a panel of white cardstock. I masked the stem of the flower so it looked like the mouse was holding it. I added some color to the corner with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool. I used colored pencils to add color to the mouse and flower. I used a white gel pen to color in the petals of the flower, and add some detail to the mouse’s eyes. Once the white gel pen was dry, I outlined everything in a black gel pen. I felt like it made the two stamps from different companies look more alike.

Next, I die cut the stamped panel with a small stitched rectangle die. I also die cut a piece of dotted vellum, blue polka dotted patterned paper, and striped patterned paper with stitched rectangles. Then, I began layering all of the papers together. I added the velum to the back of the stamped piece. I added a layer of fun foam behind the velum. Then, I added the blue patterned paper. I played with the edges of the velum to add some more dimension. I adhered the striped paper to a white card base. Lastly, I adhered the stamped panel and additional papers to the card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Layer It Up

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8405

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #68: Think Spring

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157681505450505/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends

Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories

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

Paper: Patterned Papers from Lawn Fawn and Echo Park

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Watercolor Flowers

March 18, 2017

I made this card for the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I don’t have a ton of flower stamps or dies, so I used an old card of my mine as inspiration.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from water color paper. I used Distress Inks to stamp the jar, flowers and leaves. I used damp paint brush to smooth out the ink. I didn’t worry about masking anything off; I just layered the colors on top of one another. I used Peacock Feather Distress Ink to add some color to the background of the water color panel.

As the panel dried, I worked on my card base. I used light grey card stock to create the card base. I felt the plain card stock was too plain, so I added some clouds and speech bubbles with a very light grey ink.

I stamped the sentiment on the water colored panel just before adhering it to the card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Handmade Flowers

Simon Says: Handmade Flowers

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods, Penelope’s Blossoms, Scripty Sayings, and Summertime Charm

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

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Inks in Fog and Smoke

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Wilted Violet

Hope you enjoyed the card

Peep Flowers

March 11, 2017

While I was making my Peep Shaker Cards, I thought that the Peeps would make fun flowers. This was the result.

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Card 2

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started with strip of water color paper that measured 4.25” by 12”. I used Distress Inks to stamp the Peeps, as I have the most of these types of inks. I didn’t really plan anything out, I just started stamping. I did layer two colors of ink on top of one another to give each “flower” more interest. I added some dots in Cracked Pistachio ink to fill in the open spaces. I used the outline and solid dot stamps.

I die cut two panels from the stamped piece using a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment in Versa Fine ink.

Lastly, I adhered each panel to a colored card base.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make your Own Background

Simon Says: Make Your Own background

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For A Special Lady/Girl

Simon Says: For A Special Lady/Girl

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s My Kind of Peep

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade,  and Spun Sugar

 

Hope you enjoyed the card