Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Good Vibes!

The newest Simon Stamp Stamp - Good Vibes exclusive release is live! I love the Simon's exclusive releases! 

I got to play with the fabulous Beachy Waves Background stamp!

I made two cards with the background stamp, one is watercolor and the second is emboss resist.

For my first card, I simply used my Tombow markers and colored directly on the background stamp using my Stamp positioner so that I could double stamp if needed. Once colored in, I sprayed my stamp with my Distress Sprayer and stamped on my watercolor paper.  I repeated this twice to intensify the color. I then stamped my fish from the Simon Says Stamp Best Fishes set and colored them with my copics in similar colors. I used the accompanying dies and foam mounted them on my card in the "waves" and added some Studio Katia iridescent drops to finish my 1st project. 

For my second project I used Versamark ink and some glitter embossing powder. I then used a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks and blended them on my panel. I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Bikini die from black card stock along with the Simon Says Stamp Sending die. I placed all of my elements on the card and finished the project with Lucy's Little Things Gems.

Thanks for taking the time go check the new release you will love it!

Simon Says: Bright and Cheerful

Happy Wednesday! That also means it's time for another fun challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

This week Simon Says: Bright and Cheerful! The design team is featuring Hero Arts products, you don't have to but we would love to see them!

Simon Says Stamp graciously offers a $50 gift voucher to their store for one lucky winner.

When I saw the theme of this challenge I just had to use my new Hero Arts Beach Please stamp set with that sweet dog!

I started by stamping my images and coloring them with my Copic markers and used the accompanying dies with my Sizzix Sidekick. I then die cut a piece of Neena solar white card stock using the Mama Elephant stitched die.  I created masks and I started with by blending my sand using Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks.

I then used a piece of PostIt tape to mask my water and used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. I then added my sun in the corner with Squeezed Lemonade and a circular blending tool making it easy to shape it. I masked off my water and used the MFT Stencil Cloud with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and sprayed the entire panel with my Distress sprayer for texture. I added dabs of Picket Fences Distress Paint to mimic the surf coming in. I placed my panel to the side to let it dry.

I then die cut my Simon Says Stamp Sending die with black card stock and stamped and gold embossed the Sunshine sentiment from the Hero Arts Beach set. I placed all of my images on the panel and finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling clear sequins!

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Thanks so much for taking the time!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Summertime Fun!

Happy Fri-Yay Crafty friends! Today is the 15th of the month and that means it's time for a fun new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero

What's better than some Summertime Fun! I am such a summer girl, I look forward to these few months of sun, fun and a vacation in there to boot!

I chose the color palette because these beautiful colors make me think of summer sunsets! I started by white embossing my Sunburst Bold Prints  by Hero Arts (CG732) in white embossing powder and used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Squeezed Lemonade for my background and then sprayed with my Distress Sprayer.

I then stamped my images from the Hero Arts Beach stamp set (CL978) and colored them with my Copics in matching colors to my background. I fussy cut the popsicles (don't have the dies... always get the dies!) I then decided to cut a piece of black card stock into a banner to feature my images. I white embossed my sentiment on the bottom of the banner and placed my popsicles on top with foam tape. I felt it was missing something so I added white detail around the perimeter of the banner (oldie but a goodie learned by Kristina Werner year ago). 

To finish off, I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and some sequins. All of the products used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Simon Says: Frame It

Happy Wednesday! That means it's time for a new Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

This week Simon Says: Frame It!

The design team is featuring Memory Box products, you don't have to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

I am having a hard time finding my mojo this week. This is the second card I made for this challenge. Ever have those weeks? I started by die-cutting a rainbow of Memory Box Stitched Circle dies for my project. I then decided to use this Doodle Bug polka dot rainbow pattern paper to die cut my  Memory Box Darla butterfly.

I also die cut the upper left butterfly wing with the biggest of the circle dies to "frame it" in the pink circle. I felt the polka dot paper was a little lost so I decided to back it and offset it with a black butterfly. I took a piece of Tim Holtz woodgrain card stock and placed my circles and biggest butterfly on the panel.

I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp Hello die and some smaller older Memory Box butterflies to scatter on the card. To finish my project I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins in 4 and 6 mm.

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Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Altenew Layering Flower

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! I have been struggling with my crafty mojo! Work and life have been too crazy lately. I thought one of the beautiful Altenew layering flowers might help to jump start my card mojo.

I never use purple, I don't know why but I decided to try and go out of my comfort zone for this one. I used the Altenew Purple Crisp inks with the beautiful Hope stamp set. I find this one is a lot easier to line-up then some of the other layering type sets and I love the big and bold flower.

Once I die cut my flower with the coordinating dies I looked through my stash and decided to use this Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Frame die with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice card stock to frame the flower. I then grabbed some Simon Says Stamp Lavender card stock and embossed it with one of my 3D We R Memory Keepers embossing folders. I glued the black die cut panel on top of the lavender one.

Once that was done I decided to die cut the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Leaves Cluster die out of vellum to add behind my flower and leaves. I then used the Altenew Thanks script die with some silver mat mirror card stock by Tonic.

To finish off the project I added a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Wisteria Blossom sequins.

Thanks for taking the time all of the products used are linked and lister below!

Friday, June 8, 2018

CFC201 - Boys of Summer!

Happy Friday! That also means it's time for another fun CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! The challenge is all about Boys of Summer!

I was inspired by summery masculine colors and the clean and simple Bold Wishes stamp set by CAS-ual Friday's for my project today. Most of the birthday's in my family are in July and August, this will be perfect for one of my nephews!

I started by making my centre point so that I could first align my sentiment. I then worked on either side of is with my stamp and then the top and bottom. I am always worried when I do a card like this that the alignment will be skewed but this worked out well! I then trimmed my panel to 5.25 x 4, foam mounted it on my Neena card base and added some clear droplets. Clean and very simple, quick card to put together!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time! All of these products can be purchased at Simon Says Stamp

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Simon Says: Anniversary/Wedding!

Happy Wednesday! That means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week the challenge is Anniversary/Wedding and the design team is featuring Impression Obsession products!

I chose the beautiful Impression Obsession Abtract Flowers dies for my project. I just love the shape and design of these dies. I used Tonic Specialty Paper in Rose Platinum and Burnished Rose for the flowers. 

I then decided to use the Lawn Fawn Vanilla Malt card stock for my card base and top panel. I embossed the top panel and glued my flowers. I then used the Impression Obsession Wishes die with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice card stock and fun foam for dimension. I used Rose Gold embossing powder for the Best sentiment which is from an Avery Elle set. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Jewels to the flower centres and some PPP Rose Gold sequins on the card panel.

Once I was finished I added the "diamond ring" that was in my stash, it was silver so I colored over it with a Rose Gold marker to match. Quick and easy project as the only stamping was the smaller sentiment!

All of the products used can be found at Simon Says Stamp all listed and linked below! 

Thanks so much for taking the time!