Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Simon Says: Make your Own Background!

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



This week Simon Says: Make your Own Background! The design team is featuring always amazing Tim Holtz products this week!  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 wasn't sure where I was going with this card when I began but I have to tell you I think it's one of my favorite projects ever! I love the bright and happy colors of this card and those Crazy Birds have always been one of my favorite sets to play with! 

I started with a piece of Neena Solar White and both lightly sprayed and flecked my panel with Distress Resist which, I had never tried before.  I set that aside to dry (takes no time at all) and stamped my bird and sunglasses on another panel. I colored all of my images with my Copic markers and used the accompanying dies.


Once the panel was dry, I took a Heffy Doodle stencil and used a mix of Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress inks to my background. Once I removed my stencil I went over the entire panel with the same colors and a lighter hand.  I die cut the panel with a rounded rectangle die and I placed my images on the panel and that is what helped me select my sentiment! This bird is too funny!

I die die cut my Simon Says Stamp sentiment from some SSS Glitter Cardstock and glued it to the panel. I added a secondary sentiment that just worked with this fun card! 


To finish my card, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels, white gel pen detail and some Glossy Accents to the sunglasses.


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Kim

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Simon Says Stamp July 2019 Card Kit!

Happy Tuesday! I am on official vacation countdown! Woot! I was away for work for a week and my July Simon Says Stamp Card kit arrived! I inked it up over the weekend :) love these bees! The kit is sold out, but you can purchase the items separately and I have linked them all below! 


I started by stencilling my panel with a mix of Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Inks on a piece of Neena Solar white. I still love my Distress Inks, I use the Oxides a lot too, but I like them both for different reasons.  I will use the Oxides if I want a more saturated color and the Inks for a light controlled blend.


I die cut the panel with the MFT centre die and decided to use one of the gorgeous Honeybee pattern papers from the kit for the insert piece. I stamped and coloured my bees using my Copic markers, fussy cut them and then added Simon Says Stamp Unicorn Dust to the wings. I put the panel on the card base with some Altenew gold thin washi on either side because I had an ink disaster on the right had side of the panel lol and had to cut it down slightly. Washi to the rescue! 

I added the insert piece and stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set as the bees. I colored in the "Just" with my black Copic marker and added some white gel pen detail.


I used foam tape to place my bees on the card and stamped the dotted lines. To finish off, I used some of the sequins from the kit with a mix of Nuvo drops and some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels.

Thanks for taking the time! All products used are listed and liked below, affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim



Friday, July 12, 2019

Studio Katia Bouquet

Happy Friday! My vacation countdown starts today! One week left before I get a month-long rest! I am sharing a Studio Katia Bouquet today, I wanted to practice my Copic shading with this one.


I find myself with so many stamps and always wanting what's new that I forget that I have an older stash of beautiful products. When I decided that I wanted to color a large image to practice shading, I went back to my Studio Katia florals and chose the Blooming Bunch.


This is actually a very simple card, the time investment was on the coloring (colors listed and linked below). Once that was complete I trimmed my panel down and gold embossed my sentiment from the same stamp set. I felt there was a little something missing so I added a line of Altenew thin gold Washi to the bottom.


I used foam tape to adhere my panel to the card base and added some Nuvo drops also listed below.

Thanks for taking the time all products used are listed and linked below, affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!

Have a great weekend,
Kim

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Simon Says: Add a Number

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



This week Simon Says: Add a Number! The design team is featuring Your Next Stamp products :) this week!  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 used the Tini Sips stamp set by Your Next Stamp for this card, maybe because I am nearing vacation mode!!!  I decided to add a number border so I die cut my numbers in a rainbow assortment of cardstock.


Once that was done, I shaded each number with my Distress Inks in the coordinating color. I placed the numbers loosely where I wanted them and stamped my first Martini Glass and created a mask to then stamp the second one.  I colored them in lightly with my Copic Markers and added some glossy accents.


I was careful to add my numbers, some with foam tape some glued flat to the card base and added white gel pen detail.

I stamped the sentiment from the same Tini Stamps set which I embossed on a black banner and added it on top of the glasses. To finish off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins!


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Kim

Monday, July 8, 2019

Hero Arts Rainbow Fishies!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Today I am sharing these adorable Hero Arts Fish! They have the cutest faces that absolutely needed to be colored in rainbow colors :)


I started by cutting a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper to create my water background. I put some Distress Inks on my Tim Holtz glass mat and sprayed water on the four colors used (listed below) and put my paper to it. I dried in between to get the desired effect to be able to add more color, which I did about four times. For the last application, I put fresh ink down and sprayed my water once to give more defined color.  I put my piece aside to properly dry and started to work on my fish!


I stamped my fish on a piece of Neena Solar white and used my Copic Markers to color them (all colors listed below) I then used the accompanying dies for my images.  I took my background panel and die cut it with the Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles and then embossed my sentiment.


I placed my fish and then used foam tape to secure them to the panel. I also used foam tape for the background panel to flatten the slight warp from the watercolor and embossing.  To finish off I added some Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles and some white gel pen detail.

Thanks for taking the time, all products used are linked and listed below affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Simon Says: Stars and/or Stripes

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



This week Simon Says: Stars and/or Stripes! The design team is featuring My Favorite Things products this week!  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 was a fun card to put together! I love these fun MFT Critters. We have a baby boy coming in the family on my husband's side this summer so this was the perfect opportunity to make their card :)

I painted my stripes with some Avery Elle watercolour paints and set that aside to dry, I stamped and coloured my images with my Copic Markers and used the accompanying die cuts.


I then took some Lawn Fawn pattern paper and I cut a large star for the background and some little stars from Tonic Harvest Gold cardstock.  

Once the background was dry, I die cut it with my Mama Elephant Cloud Nine die and glued my largest star.  I then added my images with foam tape.  I stamped some smaller stars in Mermaid and Cilantro Lawn Fawn ink and glued the smaller gold stars to the panel.



I chose the MFT Sweet Hello die and a Lawn Fawn Baby Boy sentiment. To finish off, I added some Tonic Nuvo Drops in coordinating colors to the panel.


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Kim

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Coral Flowers

Happy Tuesday! We had the long Canada Day weekend so I had time to play in my craft room and work ahead because I am off to Toronto for work this week.  I was anxious to ink up these beautiful Delicate Flowers by Simon Says Stamp! 


If you look below, I looked to Google to find an inspiration flower and this gorgeous coral peony came up in my browser. I used the R35, R32 and R20 but It felt a little to red, I went in with my Pink fluorescent Copic and bam it made all the difference (to me at least).


Once I was done colouring my flowers I fussy cut them and put them to the side. I used a Tim Holtz stencil for my background with a mix of Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral for the lightly ink blended background.

I added my flowers with foam tape and added my sentiments all by Simon Says Stamp. To finish off, I added a scattering of little heart embellishments. 



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Kim

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Peaceful Reverie

Happy Thursday! I am sincerely in LOVE with this Altenew Peaceful Reverie stamp set! I had fun making my own backgrounds with it over the weekend :)


The bright colors on this one make me happy! I used Lawn Fawn Ink on both cards. Once I was done stamping I die cut both panels using my Mama Elephant Cloud Nine Stitched die.

I also used my new MFT Hello die for my main sentiment die cut in Simon Says Stamp Lavender Cardstock for the top and Lawn Fawn Black Licorice for the coral and pink card.


The gold backer piece is by Tonic and the friend sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set I finished off both cards with some Nuvo drops (listed below)

I am super happy with the way they turned out!

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Kim


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Stampendous!

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 Stampendous products this week!  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!


My inspiration for this card was absolutely the fun Yoga Frogs by Stampendous. I had to use this set, I love a good power yoga class and these frogs are the most fun! I started by stamping my images on the forefront and stamped them again on a Simon Says Stamp masking sheet. I cut the masks, covered the images and stamped the remaining for my little scene.


I left all the masks and ink blended my clouds, once that was complete I used some PostIt tape to color in my water with my Copic markers. I then coloured my images.

I used Mowed Lawn Oxide for the blades of grass to have more concentrated color and added some extra blades with my G14 (medium Copic shade).


 I felt the scene needed a few more elements so I went to my Lawn Fawn Toadally Awesome set stamped and colored the accompanying images. I also added some die cut Lawn Fawn flowers in and around my scene. To finish off the flower centres I used Pretty Pink Posh Jewels. I also added them around the scene. I added google eyes to my frog some white gel pen detail and some glossy accents!



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Kim