Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Before moving on, I'd love to introduce our Kids Summer Vacation Challenge which goes through the month of July. We know that we will love to see lots of fun creations from your kids !
This week the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is
Red, White and/or Blue
We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would sure love to see them used.
This month we are welcoming the lovely and super talented Lee Ann Barrett aka Greyt Paper Crafts into the Designer Spotlight. Please pop over to Lee Ann's Blog to give her a warm welcome and to leave some love :-)
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
Here is my card for the challenge inspiration.
To begin, I stamped More Spring Flowers on 110 Neenah White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the rose blossoms with copic markers : R39-R29-(R27)-Rv29-RV25-RV23-RV21.
Then I cut them using More Spring Flowers Coordinating Dies.
I wanted a deep navy colored background for today's color palette, so I decided to go with watercolors.
I prepared a piece of 300g Cold Press watercolor paper, and colored the whole panel using my Daniel Smith Watercolors. I added several layers of paints to achieve deep rich colors by drying one layer naturally and then adding another, which took a couple of hours to finish the panel.
The DS colors used were Mayan Dark Blue, Blue Apatite Genuine, Prussian Blue and Phthalo Blue (GS). I used these colors separately or mixed one or two.
Once I was satisfied with shades, I trimmed the edges to make A2 size panel. Then I cut out a circle window by using Scallp Circles Dies from Pretty Pink Posh. To maintain minimal color palette, I left the shaker background white and I used minimal colors of sequins : Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix, 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, Pewter Seed Beads, Sparklimg Clear Seed beads.
After I assembled the shaker, I adhered florals on the front panel with dimension. Before this, I needed things to ground the red blossoms so I heat embossed leaves from More Spring Flowers and Even More Spring Flowers in white on thick vellum paper and fussy cut them.
For messages, I diecut Script Thanks Die out of 110 Neenah White and Simon's Silver Glitter Card Stock. Small sentiment was chosen from Big Thanks Words set and was heat embossed in white.
I adhered the script and sentiment strip giving some dimension using Darice Double Sided Foam Strips. I then put the panel onto card base made of 110 Neenah White and finished off the card by adding Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.
Since I had never used limited color palette in non-CAS style cards, this theme was very challenging and fun at the same time. I really enjoyed the whole process.
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.
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