Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Simon Says: Wedding/Anniversary

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Wedding/Anniversary! The design team is featuring always fantastic Simon Says Stamp Brand Exclusive products!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I chose the gorgeous Cosmo Flower for my wedding card today, I love these flower dies by Simon Says Stamp!  I used Neena 110lbs cardstock and die cut the image using my Gemini

I decided that a shaker card with one of my heart sequin mixes would be super fun.  For my backing paper, I used the Tonic Burnished Rose specialty paper.


I glued my acetate to the back and used two layers of foam tape to offer the best movement for my sequins.  I used Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder for my sentiment from the new Leafy Frames stamp set.


Once the shaker was put together, I added the beautiful Espresso Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh in the centre of the flower. To finish off, I added a few red hearts to frame the sentiment.


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Kim


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

MFT Father's Day Card :)

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! Sharing a fun Father's Day Card featuring a pup that looks just like my Duffy :)


This was such a quick and fun card to make! I give my parents a card from my husband and I and a second special card from  our pets for every occasion, lol! I decided to feature the new MFT Puppy Love Die-namics.

I left all the dies together and simply die cut every thing from cream, black and pink cardstocks (all Lawn Fawn cardstock) and put my puppy together. I added an action wobbler to his head, so sweet in real life :)


I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain die with some Neena Desert Storm heavy weigh cardstock and lightly added some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I then stamped my "Happy" sentiment by Lawn Fawn directly on the panel and the Father's Day is by Clearly Besotted. 


To finish off my card, I added some white gel pen detail, glossy accents and some hearts!


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Kim

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Simon Says Stamp: Rest and Refresh!

Today is release day for Simon Says Stamp's Rest and Refresh!


I had such fun playing with the new Round and Round background cling stamp for my card today!


I started by stamping my background stamp on both panels and embossing one in white and the other in gold. I knew I wanted to use my Oxide Inks on both, for the white embossing I chose Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch. For the gold, I went with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral. Once that was complete I chose the beautiful Mermaid set by Simon Says Stamp for the blue panel - it made me think of water :)

I coloured her in with my Copic markers and fussy cut her out because I don't have the dies yet. I foam taped her to the centre of the card and added a simple sentiment from the same mermaid stamp set. To finish off I added my favorite Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles. 


For this card, I felt it was classyish so I opted for a simple sentiment grouping. The Friend die cut is also by Simon Says Stamp and the accompanying sentiment is also from the mermaid set. I finished this one with Some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels!

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Kim


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Simon Says: Masculine

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Masculine! The design team is featuring always fantastic Tim Holtz. products!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


As you can see, I decided to make my Dad his Father's Day card for this weeks challenge. He had open heart surgery last fall, it went better than expected but like any invasive surgery it is a work in progress. So I go over and visit and we have a beer together. I thought this was a super fun card for him.


I took the Tim Holtz Beer Blueprints and stamped and colored the images with my Copic markers and then fussy cut them.

I placed them on my panel so that I could cut my piece to size and then used an Altenew Stencil and lightly blended some Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink on the background.  I cut a piece of Tonic gold specialty paper and added that to the back of the panel and a piece of the MFT black stripe direct to the card base.


I put all of my elements together and added glossy accents to the glass and the bottle. I also added some of my puffy snow product to the foam on the beer.

The Dad die cut is from my stash and I can't seem to find the company, I die cut it five times from black cardstock and glued them to the panel.  I finished it all off with some red candy hearts :)


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Kim

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Gina K.

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Anything Goes! The design team is featuring always beautiful Gina K. products!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I love playing with the Gina K. Designs flowers stamps :) they are all just so pretty! For my card today, I chose to go with the Heartfelt Hydrangea and Scripty Love sentiments.

I stamped my flower on my Neena Solar White panel in my stamping tool and coloured the image with my Copic markers.  I placed the panel back in the stamping tool and used Versafine so that I could gold emboss my image.

I then lined up my sentiment, stamped and gold embossed it as well. I used one of my MFT stitch border dies for the sides of the panel and cut the excess paper with my trimmer.


I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet paper to 5.5 x 4.25 and used the Simon Says stamp Quilted Hearts Background Cling Stamp and gold embossed it as well. I used fun foam and placed my top panel on the blue violet piece and glued it all to my card base.


I finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels, Sequins and Nuvo Dandelion drops on the flower centres.


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Kim

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Simon Says: Bright Colors Moodboard

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Bright Colors Moodboard! The design team is featuring always super fun Doodlebug products!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


This gorgeous mood board was designed by my talented teammate Karin!


Go rainbow or go home is what I call this card! I started by choosing my Sunny Studio paper for the background and that gave me my Copic marker colors for my Doodlebug Unicorns! 


I stamped and coloured them in and once that was complete I added some of the fantastic Simon Says Stamp Unicorn dust on the manes! I love the stuff! I put them aside and die cut my Neena panel with the stitched puffy cloud dies by Lawn Fawn. The center cloud was die cut with a Mama Elephant cloud die.  I added my Lucy's Little Things gems and place my panel on top with two layers of foam tape.


I added my sentiments and some Doodlebug Tiny hearts and a few solid stamps from eh Sunny Studio Sparkle stamp set.


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Kim


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sunny Studio - Wedding Card

Happy Tuesday! So here is a completely different design for me today, a monochromatic wedding card featuring the gorgeous layering roses by Sunny Studio Stamps!


I decided to break out my grey Altenew Inks for this project with my roses just for fun and I really liked the way they turned out.  I die cut my roses and leaves with the accompanying dies and put them aside to work on the remainder of the card.


I chose Simon Says Smoke cardstock for the background as at complimented the roses beautifully! I also die cut a Neena panel using my Avery Elle Elle-Ments background die.

I placed the background panel and the top die cut in my stamp positioner for sentiment placement. I stamped the Best Wishes using the darkest Altenew grey ink from the four-pack (listed below). I also stamped it again with Versamark to add the sparkle embossing powder


For the secondary sentiment, I used the new Tim Holts Alcohol Ink Sparkle paper and stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx black and heat embossed it with the same sparkle embossing powder.

To finish off, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins with some of the White Dream Drops, some white hearts and a pair of wedding rings from my stash!

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Kim