Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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