Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Fab BOO lous

October 2, 2016

Halloween is coming and I’m getting in the spirit. I made this card for a friend who just started a new job. The current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge inspired me to use a lot of embossing powders.

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Close up of the embossing

Details

Size:  Vertical Top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. I still struggle with lining up background stamps and getting a perfect impression every time.  I still love the way the background turned out, it feels very Halloween-ie to me.

Next, I die cut a smallish stitched rectangle from water color paper. I created my own custom sentiment. I saw this sentiment on a Halloween decoration at a local store and fell in love with it. I used black ink and clear embossing power on the black parts of the sentiment and the little spider. For the ghost and Boo, I used silver embossing powder. I felt that my ghost was a little lonely on the bottom of the panel, so I added some stars with white embossing powder.

Once all the embossing was dry, I added color to the panel. I used Distress Inks for everything. I carefully ink blended some purple and green inks on the background using a foam tool. I water colored the ghost with the same ink. I added some very light grey ink to the ghost for shadows.

For added texture, I flicked some water on the panel and soaked it up a clean paper towel. I added my panel to my black card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Powder Power

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6479

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-31/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Chevron Backdrops, Riley’s ABCs, and Sally’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Hickory Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Rooting for You, Scarecrow

September 6, 2016

I have been thinking about this card ever since I bought the Rooting For You stamp set. Just last week, I finally bought the Happy Harvest stamp set and was able to create this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping my images on water color paper. I used Distress Inks on the veggies because those are the only colored inks I own. They do not give a smooth image but I do like the texture I achieved. I also used Distress Inks to water color the scarecrow and birds.

While the images were drying, I started on the background. I used my Speech Bubble Border Die to cut the rows in the kraft card stock. Using the partial die cutting technique, I was able to keep my background in one piece. I added some ink blending to help define the rows.

Then it was time to build my card. First, I adhered a light blue rectangle to the top of the card base. Next, I adhered my die cut kraft card stock. On that piece, I only added adhesive to the edges, so I could tuck my veggies into the slits. Then, I adhered all of the fussy cut images. I used the slits to make the veggies look they were planted in the ground. Lastly, I added my sentiment. I am glad I waited so long to add my sentiment; my original plan was to put the sentiment on the top of the card, but it would have looked odd. I used Versa Mark ink and white heat embossing powder.

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Monday Challenge: STAMPtember Stamp IT

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6472

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You and Happy Harvest

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Lucky Clover, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain

Thinking of You, Flamingo

August 19, 2016

I just bought the Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together and Plan On It stamp sets. As soon as I opened my package, I knew I wanted to make a card with both the flamingo and the tiny island.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle of water color cardstock. I cut a stitched circle from the panel and used this to create my scene. I stamped everything in Antique Linen Distress Ink and tried no line coloring again. I used Distress Inks to add all of the colors.

I used a grey ink for the sentiment because I wanted to give the card a softer feel.

After the water colored circle was dry, I assembled my card. I adhered the circle flat to the kraft card base. I popped the rest of the stitched rectangle up on fun foam.

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Summer Fun

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6097

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flamingo Together, Plan on It, Critters from the Past, and Sophie’s Sentiments

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Distress Ink in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, and Antique Linen.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Water Color Fairy Scene

August 2, 2016

I needed a birthday card for a sweet little girl who is just turning one. I had a lot of fun with card. I stamped the scene using Distress Inks to give it a no line coloring feel, but without all the really hard work.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel of water color paper. Using Distress Inks, I stamped all of the images. I smooshed more Distress Ink on my acrylic block to finish the water coloring. After all the images where complete, I filled in the background with a light wash of Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.

Once the panel was dry, I adhered it to a light pink card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Celebrate

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6093

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends, Mom + Me and To A Fungi

Ink: Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pink and Yellow Fairy Birthday Card

August 1, 2016

I needed a birthday card for a sweet little girl who is just turning one. I used a lot of heat embossing on this card I really like the way it turned out.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and white heat embossing the daisies on the background panel. I ink blended Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade on this panel. I tried to keep the ink blending soft and light.

I stamped and heat embossed the fairy, sentiment and balloon with gold embossing powder. I used Distress Inks to water color the fairy. Once dry, I fussy cut out the images and sentiment.

I adhered everything flat on a light pink card base.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping #135: Patterned Palooza

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/lawnscaping-challenge-135-patterned.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Celebrate

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6093

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fabulous Florals

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-fabulous-florals/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends, Admit One, Sophie’s Sentiments and Best Pun Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitch Rectangles

Ink: VersaMark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, and Tattered Rose

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fishy Congrats

July 29, 2016

One of my cousins just bought her first house. So I started digging through my stamp collection and this is what I came up with.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by dry embossing the teal cardstock on the background. I used a dotted embossing folder from Darice. I dry embossed it three times, offsetting it each time to get a lot of different layers. I then blended some Distress Inks on top of the card stock to help the texture show.

Then, I created the focal strip. I used a bit of masking when stamping but it was pretty basic stamping. I colored everything in with colored pencils. I tried to make the small circle at the bottom of the tank look like a soccer ball. My cousin loves soccer and no home would be complete without at least one soccer ball. I added some ink blending to the edges for added interest.

Lastly, I adhered everything to a card base. I popped the focal strip up on fun foam.

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add Some Texture

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=5803

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends and Riley’s ABCs

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Red Fish Blue Fish

July 20, 2016

I was looking through my stamp collection and found a sentiment I want to play with.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a 4.25 x 5.5” panel of water color paper. I stamped and heat embossed all of the images. For the sentiment and focal fish, I used white embossing powder. For the colorful coral and seaweed, I used VersaMark ink over my Distress Inks and clear embossing powder. For the fish, I used VersaFine ink and clear embossing ink. After the embossing was cooled, I ink blended my background. I used four shades of blue Distress ink. I added some water spots to add texture. Then I ink blended again so the water spots wouldn’t stand out too much.

While ink blending I didn’t worry about my images, so I added some clean water on them and picked it up with a paper towel. The water pulled up enough of the ink, so I could add other colors. I used Distress Inks again to water color the images.

I die cut a small stitched circle around the sentiment and red fish. I adhered the small circle flat to the card base. I popped the rest of the panel up on fun foam and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #134: Rainbow Inspired.

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-134-rainbow-inspired.html

 

SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge: Nautical/By the Sea

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=5801

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clear to See, Fintastic Friends, and Mermaid for You

Dies Used: SimonSaysStamp Stitched Circles

Ink: VersaMark

VersaFine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mice Birthday

July 13, 2016

This card was inspired by a Leslie Oman card. I loved the card and have a friend who also loves anything to do with cheese, so I made her a birthday card.

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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. Then, I die cut stitched circles in three sizes. I used each of the sizes a few times. I saved the positive circles as well. Then I added some Distress ink. I used an ink blending tool to add a variety of yellows to the rectangles layer. I made the circles a darker shade of yellow.

As the inked panels dried, I stamped the mice and other images on a separate piece of water color paper. I used more Distress Inks to water color them in. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out and painted the edges with a black marker.

Next, I started assembling the card. I used a light grey cardstock for the card base. I popped the rectangular inked panel up on fun foam. I glued the circles flat to the card base. Then, I started gluing down the mice. I added tails on with a thin black Sharpie marker. Lastly, I added a banner with the sentiment. I also added an extra mouse on the banner.

Challenges: I am entering this card in Lawnscaping Challenge #133 Mood Board.

I wasn’t planning on entering this card. Once i looked at the finished card, I noticed that the colors and shapes reminded me on this mood board.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Flora and Fauna

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=5799

I just found this challenge blog and thought it would be fun to try.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Merry Christmouse,

Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends, To a Fungi

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Simon Says Stamp Smoke cardstock

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Tattered Rose

Hope you enjoyed the card