Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Simon Says: Midsummer Blues!

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

But First...

Time for the annual Simon Says Stamp Kid’s Summer Vacation Challenge where we host a special challenge dedicated to our young designers!

Anything Goes With Sparkle and/or Shine

It is time for all you crafters to let your children loose in your crafty corners for a few hours. Just close your eyes and set them free to explore their creativity. Adults are allowed to help just a little bit if necessary, but we really want the children to ‘DO IT’ themselves as much as possible.

The Design Team all love this challenge and are ready and waiting to pop over to your blog to see your creations!

This challenge is open to all children aged between 2 and 16 inclusive

We have not 1, not 2 but  3 surprise parcels of crafty goodies, hand picked by Simon. All winners are chosen at random, Good Luck to all!

Now for this weeks Wednesday challenge!

This week Simon Says: Midsummer Blues! We are featuring always Memory Box 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 $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!

I made two cards for this weeks theme, I had this vision for my mermaid card and I ordered all of the elements but this pandemic has created havoc at Canada Post! My package arrived under the wire on Monday so I dove in and I am super happy with the result!

I adore the Simon Says Stamp Be a Mermaid set and I thought pairing it with the super fun Memory Box Bubble Circle dies wold be perfect.  I started by stamping and colouring my mermaid tail using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used the accompanying dies.

I die cut my bubble circle from multiple cardstock and fun foam. I used the insert and used my waves stencil with Distress Inks.

I embossed my background panel using a waves embossing folder from my stash.  I glued all of my elements to the panel and added my sentiments and sequins.

To finish off, I added White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the tail. I love the effect.

For this card, I started by selective ink blending with my Tim Holtz Stencil using Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. I die cut my frame from the Iconic Frame Trio Dies from fun foam and glitter cardstock and glued them together.

I die cut my butterfly from Moonstone cardstock (solid butterfly) and my glitter paper for the decorative butterfly (older discontinued Memory Box die)  I glued them together then added all of the elements to the panel.

My sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Amazing stamp set and embossed it using Fine White powder. I added it to the frame and to finish off, some Sparkling Clear Sequins.


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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous cards Kim :-) both are so beautiful! I love the mermaid and the butterfly, the layouts and whole design of both are just stunning! :-)

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Lols x x x