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 :)


  1. aww how cute is this!! the little otter is adorable and I love all the details and elements on here, an absolutely gorgeous card Kim! :-)

    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year, I hope 2019 is a fabulous one for you
    Lols x x x

  2. Absolutely PRECIOUS, Kim!! Love EVERYTHING about this!!!

    Simon Says Stamp!