Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Simon Says: Interactive!

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



This week Simon Says: Interactive! The design team is featuring always amazing Lawn Fawn 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 had so much fun making this card, for some reason I adore making Halloween cards even if we have no children and never hand-out candy at Halloween due to my dogs barking at the doorbell... lol! Every year I have this need to play with my Halloween craft stash!

I decided to use my Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel for this Interactive card design. I die cut all of the elements necessary for the reveal wheel and I ink blended all of the pieces with Distress Oxide Inks. I did this first because I wanted the panels to dry properly after spraying them for texture while I prepped my images.


I stamped all of my images on Neena Solar white (I also used Neena for the base panels as I was using Oxide Inks) I coloured everything in with my Copic Markers and used the accompanying dies.

I put my Reveal Wheel together after embossing and stamping all of my sentiments and my three bats. 



I decided to die cut some Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders and the Spooky fence also by Lawn Fawn and added a bit of Black Soot to darken everything for effect. I put all of my elements together on the card base.

I die cut my Halloween die from some Simon Says Stamp glitter cardstock and glued that to the bottom. To finish off, I added some white gel pen detail to the images.


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Kim



Friday, September 13, 2019

Fall Flowers with a Hello!

Happy Friday crafty friends! A fall MFT inspired floral card today!


I started by die cutting my MFT Stitched Blooms in a mix of Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp colored cardstocks and added some shading with a mix of Distress Inks. Then I chose to the American Crafts Pattern Paper from the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit to compliment the flowers and the early fall theme. 


I die cut my white top panel with one of my MFT Stitched Scallop borders.  I glued my pattern paper to the card base, then the white panel with foam tape. I added my flowers with a mix of foam tape and glue for the blooms that are flat on the panel. 


I die cut my MFT Hello die from Tonic Harvest Gold paper and glued that to the top of the panel and to finish off, added some heart confetti and some white gel pen detail!

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Kim

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Simon Says: Bling It On!

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



This week Simon Says: Bling It On! The design team is featuring Stamping Bella 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 these Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella! They are such fun and this Thelma and Louise was a must to play with for this week!  I stamped my image and colored it in with Copics then die cut my panel using the largest Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die.


I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Lawn Fawn Mermaid cardstock and trimmed it down to size. I then added some Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter to the bottom of the card for my "bling". I like the effect it gave.


I used foam tape for the sentiment and the panel and then added it to my cardbase. I then added glossy accents to parts of the card, sunglasses and bottle. I waited for it to dry then added white gel pen detail and few enamel hearts and sparkling clear sequins. 


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Kim


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember 2019

Happy Friday Eve crafty friends! I got to play with this gorgeous Flora Cling Background Stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Brand STAMPtember release!


I saw the background stamp and immediately decided it needed to be embossed in gold! I used Lawn Fawn Vanilla Malt cardstock instead of pure white to offset the gold a little more.

I started by using my Misti and stamping my panel with InkOn3 to use my Copics on a select section of the blooms. I chose navy because I never use navy, lol! Feels good sometimes to leave the comfort zone!

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Once I finished colouring the blooms, I placed my panel back int he Misti and stamped a few times with my Versamark ink. I then added Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold embossing ink and heat set. I was really happy with the way it looked.

I die cut the panel using rounded rectangles. I chose the Big Friend Shadow die and die cut it from Lawn Fawn Blue Jay cardstock and Tonic Harvest gold for the shadow.


I added the "beautiful" from the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus stamp set on the same Blue Jay cardstock and rounded the bottom corners to mimic the panel corners.

To finish off, I added some Nuvo drops on the i guess "berries" of the background stamp!



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Kim


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Simon Says: Stamp It

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



This week Simon Says: Stamp It! The design team is featuring always amazing Simon Says Stamp Brand Exclusives! Woot!  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!

Even better it's that wonderful time of year for STAMPtember! WOOT! Simon Says Stamp not only released their own exclusive collection for STAMPtember on September 1 but they will have a month-long series of collaborations with your favorite stamp companies :) :) :) 


I chose the beautiful For All Moms stamp set that was released this spring by Simon Says Stamp. This is such a fantastic stamp set, it has beautiful flowers and butterflies as I used here but it also has adorable critters, coffee themed stamps and fantastic sentiments. A stamp set that included a huge variety that every crafter should have in their stash!


I stamped and colored my flowers and butterfly with my Copic markers in colors I don't usually use, it felt good to go out of my comfort zone! I felt these were a little more seasonal.  I fussy cut my images and added a bit of white gel pen detail.


For the background, I die cut the older Stacked Diamonds wafer die (I love this die) from Tonic Harvest gold specialty paper. I added StickIt on the Harvest gold before die cutting to make adhering it to the panel easier.  I chose to add a few of the negative diamonds back in the die cut.

I then used foam tape for my images and finished off with a sentiment from the same set and some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels.


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Kim

Friday, August 30, 2019

Dad's Birthday!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Sharing a fun masculine card that was my Dad's birthday card featuring Honey Bee products!


I mean, this flame stencil is amazing! I started by blending Mustard Seed, Candied Apple and a little Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink on the top portion of my panel. Once that was complete, I left the panel to dry a little.


I stamped my car and colored it with my R family of Copic markers and used the accompanying die.  I took the base panel and die cut it using my Mama Elephant Cloud Nine die and then decided to spray the Oxide blend with water for more texture.

I decided to stamp a Lawn Fawn "76" on the side of the car and then used foam tape to adhere the car to the panel.


I die cut the "Bonne Fête" from my stash and glued it to the panel. I then added some Glossy Accents, White Gel pen detail and some Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins!

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Kim





Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Simon Says: Anything Goes with Tim Holtz

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 - wait for it...Tim Holtz products, woot!  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 picked-up a few Tim Holtz stencils a few months back and I just love them. For those of you that follow me, you know that there is nothing I love more to stage a floral grouping than a selected stencilled background.

I started by colouring these sweet Honey Bee Cosmos flowers with my RV Copic family based on an inspiration picture I found via Google search.


I just loved the definition of the petals and the colors made me feel a little more after summer.


Once those were colored and die cut, I placed them on my panel to see how much of the stencil I wanted to incorporate. I pulled out my Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and blended just a portion of the Gradient Dot stencil by Tim Holtz.  I felt the colors were more fall inspired and I really like the contrast with the fuchsia. 

Before adhering my flowers, I used a rounded rectangle die for the panel. I then glued my flowers to the panel and used foam tape to glue it to the card base.


I die cut the Celebrate die also by Honey Bee and added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins in a similar fuchsia color.  To add more dimension to the flower centres, I added some Nuvo Dream Drops in the gold color. I am super happy with the way this turned out!


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Kim