Category Archives: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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.



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


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.



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

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Celebrate

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: 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.



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

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.



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

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.



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

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