Sunday, August 19, 2018

[ Simon Says Stamp ] 2018 August Card Kit Inspiration

Hello, there!
I'm sharing a couppe of cards featuring Simon Says Stamp August 2018 Card Kit, Today.
The kit includes such beautiful floral stamps and pattern papers so you can create elegant cards by just a few coloring and matching papers. I really love this kit.


< Card 1 >

Stamping Background Card


I started by stamping Mandy's Flowers onto 80lb Neenah White using Memento Black Ink then I cut the images using my Scan N Cut or you could use Mandy's Flowers Coordinating Dies.
Next, I stamped Modern Rose Blooms on 80lb Neenah White using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and Altenew Dye Inks- Sweet Dreams and  Coffee Break. Then I trimmed the panel into A2 size. 



I cut another piece of A2 110 lb Neenah white using Scallop Borders 2 Dies and then I stamped sentiments from Mandy's Flowers. Next, I adhered it onto stamped panel followed by foam mounting my colored Mandy's Flowers images onto it. Card base was made with Simon Card Stock Fog Gray. I finished off the card by adding some Clear Sparkling Sequins Mix.



< Card 2 > 

Simple Wreath Card



I trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the kit, which is Bo Bunny Early Bird, into A2. I rounded May Arts Natural twine around the panel and made a bow. Then I foam mounted colored pieces of Mandy's Flower, and then I adhered the panel onto a card base I made using 120lb Simon White Card Stock



Finally I added small Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Drops here and there , let them dry . 
This is very simple to make and I used only kit items as major supplies.


Markers : Copic R17-R14-YR04-Y38, G29-G24-G21-G20, E49~E42

< Card 3 >

Oval Frame Window Card



I stamped  Mandy's Flowers on A2 piece of 80lb Neenah White, colored it using copic markers. I cut a piece of Bo Bunny Early Bird paper, cut out an oval window using Scallop Ovals Dies. I made 3 oval frames out of white card stock using the same dies set. Next, I foam mounted the outter panel on the background . 


Sentiments were heat embossed in white using Fine White Embossing Powder, cut freehand, then foam mounted. As a final embellishment, I adhered some Ivory Jewels.



< Card 4 >

Pink Rose Background Card


This is the last card for today and it is my favorite!
I stamped Modern Rose Blooms on 80lb Neenah White using Altenew Inks Pink Pearl & Coral Bliss, then I trimmed the panel using Wonky Rectangles Dies.


I then adhered vellum circle diecut, May Arts Natural twine, colored images and sentiments from Mandy's Flowers using glue and foam tapes and then I finished off the card by adding Clear Sparkling Jewels.

Markers : Copic R46-R43-R32-R30, Copic G29-G24-G21-G20, Tonic 491-489-487-485



So now I finished my 4 cards. Did you enjoy them? Which one is your favorite, today? :) 
Thanks for reading my post. 
Have a wonderful start of a new week! 

Marge ♡



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Back To School

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

Back To School 


The stores are full of back to school stationary but a notebook, diary or even a bookmark is so much nicer when it is handmade with love! Why not make a little card to pop into a child's lunchbox too. So many things that we can make! We will be looking forward to seeing what you decide to create!
We are showcasing some fabulous Penny Black Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your school related makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
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Here is my card for the challenge inspiration. I used Wood Floors Dies from Penny Black.



I started by stamping and coloring School Friends set using my copic markers and then I cut the images using School Friends Coordinating Dies.



Next, I cut Wood Floors Dies out of white Bristol paper, then I colored the pieces using brown colors of distress inks & copic markers ( E37-E34-E31-E50) .



For the background, I ink blended 4×5.25 inch bristol paper using Distress Oxide ink Cracked Pistachio and some light blue dye inks. Then I stamped sentiments from School Bus Messages.

As a final step, I adhered floors onto the background, then I foam mounted School Friends images on it. I finished off the card by adding some Sparkling Clear Sequins.




So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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 Giveaways 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.


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.


Thank you for reading this post. Hope you enjoyed it.
Have a wonderful day.
Marge ♡

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Distress It

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This week the challenge is
Distress It  
We are showcasing some fabulous Tim Holtz Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!
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Here is my card for challenge inspiration. I used Beer Blueprint and  Mini Stencil Set 34.



I started by stamping Beer on 110 Neenah White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I masked the image and ink blended the white background using Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tea Dye, and Gathered Twigs. I stamped You Matter to make a text background using Gathered Twigs, and then added ink splatters on it (reinkers of Fired Brick & Rustic Hinge ) .
The teal colored background paper was made using Kaisercraft Summer Splash, Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set 34, and Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Faded Jeans. I gave some distressing effect on paper edges using Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.




I added Natural Twine when I assembled layers as shown in the pic. After I finished layering the papers on 110 Neenah White Card Base, I added sentiments and leaves from Yes You Can set.  I used Super Fine White embossing powder to heat emboss sentiments and I gave dimension to them by matting & foam tapes. As a final touch, I added a few gemstones and Clear Wink of Stella to the image.



Did you enjoy my post, today? 
So now it's YOUR turn.
Happy Crafting !

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.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram



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 Giveaways 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.



Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this. Have a wonderful day. 

Marge ♡