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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  1. Gorgeous card Kim :-) the fish is fabulous! I love the colors and shine you have on the darker areas, what did you use for that? glossy acents? I have spent ages looking and wondering how you did that ;-) Looks awesome! and I love the stencilled background too, very lovely :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

    1. Thanks Lols! I used the Nuvo glitter brush pen and Nuvo glaze on the Koi :)

  2. It's beautiful Kim!! Great stencil and stamp pairing.

  3. Gorgeous card Kim! You've stamped the koi beautifully, and I love the shine. Stamp positioners are a godsend! xx

  4. What gorgeous stenciling behind your beautiful koi!

  5. Ooooh, I love this, Kim!! Those colors look awesome together. And the clear glaze really makes your koi look amazing!!