August 16, 2017

Simon Says Add a Sentiment!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the For A Child Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page

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This week the challenge is

Add A Sentiment

This week we are showcasing Impression Obsession Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

I have used Impression Obsession’s Hello stamp set and die on my card.

For the background, I have used Simon Says Stamp Star Medallion stencil. I sponged Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colours on the stencil. The colours I used are Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. Then I applied Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste. This paste showed the colours but gave the shimmer and texture to the background. I really love the background.

With the background, adding the Hello die in black gave a great contrast. I also simply stamped the secondary sentiment on strips of white cardstock and adhered above and below the main sentiment. The focus is on the sentiment with a dramatic and colourful background.

So now it’s YOUR turn! 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

Here is a photo to add to your Pinterest Board.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thanks for stopping by.

August 11, 2017

Its Photo Heavy. Toucan Do It!

Hey everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share using Encouraging Animals stamp set from Encouraging Words release from Simon Says Stamp. I paired this stamp set with an older stamp set also from Simon Says Stamp called Tropical Leaves. I also used the Tropical Leaves coordinating dies.

All I used from the Encouraging Animals stamp set is the sentiment and the toucan image. I copic coloured three toucan images and hand cut them out. There are coordinating dies but I don’t have them yet. I white heat embossed the sentiment twice on black cardstock and trimmed.

For the first card, I used the Tropical Leaves stamp set on the background to frame the toucan and the sentiment. The Tropical leaves stamp set coordinates very well with the toucan.

Any guesses as to what inks I used to stamp the tropical leaves images?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Its the Distress Oxide Inks! Can you believe the coverage and the vibrancy of the Distress Oxide Inks? I did used mini MISTI and double stamped a few of the images. That was because I did not ink up the stamp well. Otherwise the Distress Oxide inks are great for stamping as well. Not just for blending, adding layers or texture with water! Great product.

I stamped the tropical leaves all around the edges leaving the centre of the panel empty. Once dry, I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. On the centre of the panel I stamped the toucan image as I did not cut the legs of the coloured toucan image. The coloured toucan image is popped up on the stamped image using foam adhesives. I brushed Wink of Stella on the beak, neck and tail of the toucan and added glossy accents to its eyes as well as around the stamped tropical leaves to get the dew drop effect. Here are couple of closeups.

For the second card, I used the same Tropical Leaves stamp set and Toucans to make a focal cluster.

Again I used Distress oxide inks to stamp the tropical leaves and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I arranged them in a cluster and glued them on the kraft card front. Then I layered glued the toucans and adhered at the centre using foam adhesives. The sentiment below the toucans. Again I used Wink of Stella shimmer on the toucans and glossy accents on their eyes and around the cluster. Here are couple of closeups.

All the supplies used to make these cards are listed below. More stamps and dies from Encouraging Words release from Simon Stamp Stamp is available for purchase from the store.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful weekend!

August 9, 2017

Simon Says For a Child!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Splatter It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page

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We will be back soon with the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher

This week the challenge is

For A Child 

This week we are showcasing Neat and Tangled Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.

I love the Mermazing stamp set from Neat and Tangled. Perfect for a little girl’s card.

I started with die cutting bristol paper using Simon Says Stamp Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. Then I stamped the images from the Mermazing stamp set using versmark ink and white heat embossed the images. The banner sentiment I white heat embossed on a scrap piece Bristol paper. I coloured everything using Distress Oxide inks. Reason being they were on the table ready to go. I was too lazy to find another medium to be honest. But the distress oxide inks worked well. I spattered clear water and white paint to add texture.

To get depth to the colouring, I used Prisma colour pencils in darker shades. I also added shimmer on the mermaid and fishes using Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen. I adhered the panel on a white card base. I adhered the banner sentiment below the white heat embossed sentiment using foam adhesives. I used the sparkly white enamel dots from Your Next Stamp to add water droplets. The card turned out to be colourful and cute, don’t you think?

So now it’s YOUR turn to make something for a child in your life and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

Simon Says Stamp

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

Here is a long pin for you to add to your Pinterest Board.

You can find all the products used to make this card below.

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today.