Monday, July 24, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Grateful Girl

This week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge is all about edges!  I made an edge using flowers and stitching to add a bit more oomph to my Grateful Girl card.



I started by drawing a girl's face and torso, which I colored with black and white stripes.  I set her aside and worked on the background.  I stamped a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper with Tim Holtz's Halftone and Rings set and colored the circles with different shades of Distress Ink.  I blended the colors together with white acrylic paint and cut out a trellis shape and a ring to add more dimension.


I assembled my components and added some number stamping to the background.  I cut some flowers out of a Simon Says Stamp hydrangea die and added them to my girl's hair and to the edge of my card.


I finished it off by adhering it to a piece of polka dot patterned paper and creating an edge with stitching, flowers, a bit of washi tape and some diagonal stripe paper.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you get edgy this week?  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.



Monday, July 17, 2017

My Other Creations: Quote Blocks

"Get in Shape" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  Fortunately, that does not involve doing lunges and push-up's (unless you want to incorporate that).  The theme really means to create something in a 3D shape, for example.  I made these quick and easy quote blocks, which are a great alternative if you're running low on wall space.



I kid you not about these things being quick and easy.  I pulled some wooden blocks from my stash and cut out patterned-paper squares, which I glued to the blocks.  It's even easier if you have square punches that fit the size you need.  Once I glued the paper on, I blended the paper edges into the blocks with white paint.



I typed up some of my favorite quotes using my We R Memory Keepers typewriter and glued those on to my blocks.



All the patterned paper I used coordinated so that I could display these all in one "power tower" or individually here and there.  These make great gifts, too, and I plan on giving some of these to my friends (hint: you can usually find out some of your friends' favorite quotes by stalking them on Pinterest)!



Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

So how will you inspire us in a shapely manner this week?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!



Monday, July 10, 2017

My Cards and Tags: "No One is You" Card Using My Favorite Things' Stitched Fishtail Frames Dies

"Distress It" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  I used some paint to give this card a weathered vibe. 

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I cut out some fishtail frame shapes and a square for my card background.


Next I stamped Tim Holtz alphabet letters on top of the background paper and painted over them with Dina Wakley acrylic paint.  On the fishtail frames, I painted through Tim Holtz's Bubble stencil.


I added some patterned paper and scraps into the mix and was ready to assemble!


I added a Seth Apter Splatter Proof die and this stamped sentiment, which I adore: "No one is you.  And that's your power."  I finished it off with some clear droplets.


Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see all the many ways you decide to distress it this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!