Monday, January 21, 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Mirror hearts into a Butterfly!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Sharing a Simon Says Stamp brand exclusive card today!


So I am in love with this detailed heart from the Ornate Love set that was in the last Simon Says Stamp "You Are Loved" release.  I originally wanted to do a mirror heart card, but when my husband saw it he said "what a beautiful butterfly" lol so that's what it became :)


I started by finding the centre of my Bristol Smooth paper panel and placing my stamp aligned to the centre of the cardstock in my Misti and stamped the heart. I flipped the panel and stamped it a second time using Versafine Onyx Black in so that I could use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

Once that was done, I die cut a large butterfly with a die from my stash using Tonic black glitter paper and cut the centre of the butterfly and glued it to the panel.  I chose the fantastic Hello Beautiful Gorgeous dies from Simon Says Stamp and die cut it from both White and Black glitter specialty cardstock both by Tonic and glued it to the panel a little offset so the black would frame the white.


I then used one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Border dies above and below the panel and trimmed it. I added some Sunny Studio paper in the background and finished off with some Studio Katia Chunky Butterfly Glitter and Sequins.

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Kim

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics - Happy Little Critters!

Happy Friday crafty friends! I haven't participated in a challenge in a while, so I decided I absolutely needed to play along with the Happy Little Critters Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! I mean, who doesn't love a Critter challenge!


I had such fun making this winter birthday scene! I chose the Sweet Critter Concert set because I love it and I have not had the chance to ink it up yet, eek! I stamped all of the Critter images and accessories on a piece of Neena 80lbs cardstock and colored them in with a series of Copic Sketch markers.  I used the accompanying dies and set them aside to work on my background.


I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock cut to A2 size and Ink blended Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Ink on the panel once that was complete I took my favourite Simon Says Stamp Star background stencil and I wanted gold embossing paste by alas, mine had dried out. So I took my clear glitter embossing paste and added some Distress Paint to it to make my own, I am super happy with the result. 

I put that aside to dry and die cut my Birch Trees from the Lawn Fawn White Woodgrain cardstock and added some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to give shading and dimension. I also die cut a piece of the Lawn Fawn glitter paper with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die (as was the background panel) and die cut either side with the opposing Stitched Hillside Border dies.


Once my background had dried I embossed my sentiment on the background panel and glued my trees. I added my "snow banks" and finally placed my critters on the panel. To finish off, I added my music notes to the scene! Go check out the fun challenge!

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Kim







Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Simon Says: Clean and Simple!

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



This week Simon Says: Clean and Simple! The design team is featuring Hero Arts 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 making Clean and Simple cards! I have been re-visiting the Hero Arts Layering Stamps lately, when I first purchased them I seemed to have a hard time layering them properly. But as they say practice makes perfect and a stamp positioner is always a winning product to own!


I used my Layering Koi for this project and chose to go with a bottle green color and some navy. It's always good to have cards ready that could go for masculine or feminine recipients! 

I started by stamping my Koi fish and used the accompanying die, I die cut my Neena 80lbs panel with one of the Rounded Rectangle dies. I used the Crossing Waves Stencil and ink blended on a portion of the panel.



I used the Hand Drawn Messages and stamped my sentiments. I foam mounted my Koi fish and added a sprinkling of Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and some Nuvo Glitter drops to the centres!


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hugs Gorgeous!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! It's the 15th and that means it's time for a new A Blog Named Hero Challenge! This months it's Crafter's Choice or Anything Goes, yay! 
I chose the beautiful Hero Arts Layering Flamingo as my feature stamp on this card, I just love the lines of this flamingo :)  I started by stamping the body of the flamingo on Neena 80lbs cardstock and die cut it before stamping the legs. I find it offers a more exact placement for the legs.


Once that was complete, I chose the Bold Sunburst large cling stamp for my background and turned it upside down to get the best possible stamping. I inked it up with some Fog ink and stamped my panel upside down and put pressure over it with typing paper.


I die cut the panel with the Hero Arts Rounded rectangle dies and placed my flamingo on top to stamp the puddle and leaves. I added some colored pencils on the leaves and puddle for added dimension and then glued my flamingo.


I die cut my hugs sentiment from a deep pink mirror cardstock and embossed the gorgeous sentiment also from the layering flamingo set in white on black cardstock and added a few candy hearts to the panel!

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

Kim

Friday, January 11, 2019

Thankful for you!

Happy Friday! Having such fun playing with my Simon Says Stamp January card kit! My project today features the super fun skater die that is in the kit (FYI - there are still a few kits left and today is the last day to be able to purchase one, I linked to the kit below)


I was inspired by the pattern paper that is also in the kit by Echo Park. I just fell in love with the natural paper and white snowflakes. I decided to use some Tim Holtz woodgrain cardstock and die cut that using the Simon Says Stamp Repeating Circles die so that my pattern paper could peek through. Once that was done I decided to paper piece my skater (haven't done that in years!)


I took some Neena desert storm and a piece of matching pattern paper from my stash and put my skater together. Once that as complete, I decided she needed a face - I am not a drawer... This was daunting to me but I think she turned out okay!  I then added some white gel pen details and one of the super fun pom poms from the kit!

I die cut my Thankful sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Glitter cardstock and some Tonic gold and I embossed my secondary sentiment with the Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold embossing powder on Lawn Fawn Chocolate Bar paper.


I put everything together and decided to add supplementary snowflakes, I die cut some Lawn Fawn snowflakes from White Glitter cardstock and placed them on the card. To finish off, if you love jewels these Pretty Pink Posh Espresso jewels are a MUST for your collection. They are stunning! 

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



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Simon Says: Card and Matching Envelope!

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



This week Simon Says: Card and a Matching Envelope! The design team is featuring We R Memory Keepers 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!


For my card and envelope I chose to use the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and the new Gemstone 3D embossing folders.  I love the 3D embossing folders they offer such great dimension and texture. The envelop punch board is great because when used with heavy weight card stock the weight and sturdiness of the envelope make for very easy mailing and it protects the card.

To pair with these products, I dug into my Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit (there are still some complete kits available) I linked to the kit below and I also provided the separate product links.


I started by ink blending my Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress INKS (not Oxide) on my background (I still prefer to blend with the Inks) and sprayed with my Distress Sprayer. Once that was dry, I die cut my Stitched Lawn Fawn heart and embossed the background panel. 

I then stamped my snowperson and coloured with my Copics and fussy cut. I added one of the Pink Pom Poms from the kit (by Darice) and some Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter to the hat.

To stamp my sentiment and snow flakes from the same stamp set, I used a mix of Distress Oxide (I love stamping with these) and some Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold embossing powder.


I placed my panel on the base using Foam tape and added my snow person, some Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles and a mix of Nuvo glitter and crystal drops.

For the envelope, I made an A2 size from heavy weigh card stock, stamped a few snowflakes on the flap and embossed the flap with the same embossing folder.


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Kim :)


Monday, January 7, 2019

Birthday Snow Buddies

Happy Monday crafty friends. Sharing a fun birthday card featuring the Ready, Set, Snow stamp set by My Favorite Things!


These critters are the sweetest! I started by stamping and coloring my images with my Copics and used the accompanying dies.  I wanted to use the three of them on this card so I die cut my Neena panel with the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle (A2 size). 


I then took my MFT Hills and Drifts Stencil and some Salty Ocean Distress Ink and ink blended my slopes about 3/4 of the panel. I then used some Tumbled Glass Oxide Ink for the sky and added some snow using my Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and some glitter paste for a light snow effect.

I decided on this fantastic Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die so I die cut it from Tonic Specialty Mirror card stock. I also die cut the bottom of the panel so I could inlay the die. 


I added my images to the panel using foam tape and added some gel pen detail on the eyes and the accessories.

This was a fun one to put together!
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Kim


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Simon Says: Something New

Happy New Year! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Something New! The design team is featuring 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!



For my something new, I chose the fantastic Large Storybook Otter die and the Poinsettia Background Cling stamp.  I received these right before the holidays began and I couldn't wait to use them! My theme ringing in the New Year because it's, well, new! 

I die cut all of my otter elements from felt pieces I had left over in my stash and put him together and added some black pen to highlight his whiskers and mouth. Once that was done, it gave me my color palette!


I took a piece of Lawn Fawn Chocolate Bar cardstock and cut it to 5.5 x 4.25 and embossed the Poinsettia background with shimmer embossing powder for a tone on tone effect.

I glued my otter to the card panel at a slight angle and cut off the excess on the bottom. I then die cut a series of balloons from Simon Says Stamp Glitter paper and some gold Tonic paper and a Lawn Fawn heart also from Tonic paper.  I embossed the Happy New Year from the Simon Says Stamp Critter Sweaters set in Chocolate embossing powder on the gold balloon and the 2019 in white on the heart.


Once that was done, I added some accessories from Honey Bee that I colored with my Faber Castel Polychromos on Kraft. I put everything together and added some Lawn Trimmings to the balloons!


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Kim :)