Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Pumpkin Face

October 7, 2016

The idea for this card came to me while wandering around my local craft store and looking at all the Halloween Decorations. I kept it sentiment free so that I can send it any time and for any reason in October.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. While those were cooling, I die cut a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I stamped the images with Versa Fine black ink and used Ranger’s Holographic embossing powder. I used the back of the pizza slice from Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart set to make the triangle shapes. I used two shades of Distress Ink to add color to my pumpkin face.

Lastly, I adhered the inked panel to the card base and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #139: Pintrest Inspired

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/10/lawnscaping-challenge-pinterest.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6843

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Halloween Inspiration

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-halloween-inspiration/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart and Chevron Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

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

Christmas Tags 2.11

September 24, 2016

More Christmas tags today! This time I made a cute pillow box also, so that the tags can be given as a gift. The current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge inspired this idea

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The pillow box

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The tags

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Extra Details: I started with half a sheet of water color paper and stamped the penguin images all over it. I added a few smaller images to fill in the black areas. I used water color pencils and a cheap water brush to add the color. I used mostly two shades of green, red, and black. I added some orange for the beaks and feet. I also used a very light blue and light pink for the snow cones, snow balls, and cheeks. Once the water color was dry, I die cut six tag shapes.

I cut the smaller tag from some light green card stock. I inked the edges with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink for interest. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. I tied the two sizes of tags together with some silver raffia.

To make the pillow box, I used the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Board. I started with a strip of black card stock that measured 6” x 7.5” and created a pillow box. I die cut a stitched circle and decorated it with two penguins. I heat embossed the word “tags” in silver. I added a strip of green card stock and tied the box closed with some silver raffia. I adhered the stitched circle over the top of the green card stock and silver raffia to finish off the box.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Gift It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-gift-it/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Toboggan Together, Snow Cool, Tiny Tag Sayings, Clark’s ABCs

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

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sunflower Thanks

September 7, 2016

Recently, I bought Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest Stamp Set. I love how versatile this set is; so many images that work well together and on their own. For this card, I wanted to use just the sunflowers to create a more “grown up” looking card. In the end, I couldn’t resist adding a few cute critters also.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring all of my images. I used Distress Inks as water color. This is my new favorite way to color images. Once all the images were dry, I fussy cut them out, leaving a thing white border.

Then, I began playing with my layout. Starting with a stitched rectangle die cut, I added some Distress Ink to the lower left corner. Originally, I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink, but it was too yellow. So, I layered some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on top and was happy with the color.

Next, I gold heat embossed the sentiment on the white panel.

Then, I added my images. I popped some of the sunflowers up on foam dots and adhered some flat to the panel.  I also let some of the flowers hang over the edge of the die cut panel. It was at this point, I felt my layout was missing something. So I added two crows from the same stamp set.

Lastly, I adhered the die cut panel to the kraft card base. I also trimmed any images that were protruding off the card base.

 

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: STAMPtember Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stamp-it/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and A Good Apple

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Walnut Stain

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Birthday Balloons

August 21, 2016

Today, I was having fun playing with my Distress Inks. This ended up as a birthday card because that is what I need to replenish in my stash.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die. After that, I stamped my balloon outlines using Distress Inks. I didn’t worry about masking anything because I was hoping the balloons would look translucent in the end. After all the balloon outlines were stamped I added more color using the same Distress Inks as water color. I worked from the lightest color to the darkest color.

I added some water droplets for interest. I stamped the balloon strings in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. The sentiment is stamped in Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink.

I covered the front of my card base with some Lawn Fawn patterned paper and added the stamped panel on top.  

Challenges Entered:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make For The Border

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-make-for-the-border/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One and Scripty Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Fog inks

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade.

 

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

Sugar Skull

July 28, 2016

When I bought Lawn Fawn’s Peace Joy Love stamp set, my kiddos took one look at it and loved the skeleton face they saw. It took me about two minutes to see what they saw, and now I can’t un-see it. So, I finally made a card with that idea in mind.

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Details

Size: Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by making the skull. I die cut a stitched circle, then using a smaller stitch circle I notched the edges so it looked more skull shaped. I am not totally in love with the end result, but it gets the idea across. Next, I stamped all of the black images on the skull. I added the scallops to the eyes with a thin black Sharpie. The nose is an upside down heart. I added the colorful decorations next. I used colored ink for the solid images and traced around them in the same thin black Sharpie to keep things consistent. I colored everything in with colored pencils. I also went over the colored images with colored pencils.

I used black card stock for the card base. Using Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder, I created the background. I also embossed the sentiment on the card base and messed it up. So I fixed it by stamping the sentiment on a separate strip of cardstock and popping it up on fun foam. I also popped the skull up on fun foam.

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes featuring Lawn Fawn

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-29/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Peace Joy Love, Fairy Friends, Flirty Frames, and Penelope’s Blossoms. The sentiment was a freebie form Lawn Fawn as well.

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Mark

Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Lady Bug, Rose Bud, and Pear Tart

Hope you enjoyed the card

Hey Chickadee

July 22, 2016

When I had the Critters on the Farm set out for my last card, the idea for the card popped in my head. I knew I did not want to fussy cut all of those chicks out, so I created a strip of them with only a little fussy cutting around the hen.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by making my row of chick on a strip of water color paper. I added some detail to the hen with a thin black marker. I used Distress Inks to add color to my images. I did a lot of color laying to achieve colors I didn’t have.

While the chicks were drying, I created my grass. I die cut a larger strip with the Grassy Border die and ink blended some Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn Distress inks on it. I also stamped the sentiment on the bottom right edge.

My white card base was looking a little plain, so I added some grey dots using Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink. Finally, I adhered the two strips together and then to the card base.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Things with Wings

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-thing-with-wings/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm and Deck the Halls

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die

Ink: VersaFine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink

Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw, and Vintage Photo.

Hope you enjoyed the card

Chickadee Birthday

July 21, 2016

I was CASing a card a saw on the Lawn Fawn Flickr group today. In the end, the card also turned out to be a birthday card for a friend.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating my striped background. I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink as water color. I wanted an ombre effect which I got through adding more water to my ink and adding extra layers on ink to the darker stripes. I didn’t measure anything, I just went with the flow. I added some ink splatters with the left over ink on my acrylic block.

As the background was drying, I made my focal image. I started with a stitched circle. I stamped all of the images and used more Distress Inks to add color. I used my friend’s favorite colors, which gave the image an unexpected twist. I even created a background with my distress inks.

Once everything was dry, I started to assemble the card. I added a small strip of paper that I colored with my Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to the left edge. I also added a stitched detail to that piece. Next, I added the same stitched detail to my striped panel and adhered that to the card base. I also die cut a larger stitched circle from some dotted velum. I adhered that to the back of my focal images. I popped the velum and focal images up on fun foam before adhering them to the card.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Things with Wings

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-thing-with-wings/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday and Critters on the Farm

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders Die

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Ground Espresso, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass, and Walnut Stain

Hope you enjoyed the card