Simon Says Monday Challenge “Ombre” & World Cardmaking Day

On a rare occasion a card that you design in your head comes out just the way you planned it.  Sometimes I have a certain stamp or technique I want to do but not a whole card and struggle with putting the idea into a complete card.  On this one I knew what technique, stencil and dies I wanted to use and they worked, yippee!  I blended the background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire (ombre).  I used the Simon Says Falling Snow Stencil and embossing paste.  Then I used the Simon Says Village, Stitched Slopes & Hills, and Season’s Greetings dies to cut everything out.  I used foam tape on the front slope to give it more dimension.  I also added water to Radiant Pearls and tapped a paint brush over it to give it some sparkle.  The only thing I would add in the future is some snow on the houses and trees…something else to buy!  🙂

 

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Seasons Greetings Village

 

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “No Designer Paper”

I received this cute little “smile” stamp with my last Lawn Fawn order and thought it would go great with the Simon Says Smile Circle die.  I stamped it at an angle and alternated the colors.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to stamp the background.  I used Sizzix circle dies to cut out the circles behind the Smile circle and used the 3 inks on them also.  I attached the circle with foam tape and also added the white dots, which are Ranger Enamel Accents.  Finally I used the 3 inks and blended the background that I attached the whole thing to.

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Smile Circles

 

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Use a Stamp” #2

On this card I stamped this Inkadinkado stamp in black on watercolor paper.  I then water-colored the background in oranges & yellows.  I used Crystal Effects on the entire stamped area to give it dimension and shine.  The black dots are Ranger Enamel Effects and the bat comes on a roll from Wrapped All Up (see my 9/9/14 blog about them).

 

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Boo Watercolor

 

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Use a Stamp”

On this card I stamped the word stamp (by Penny Black) in black on watercolor paper.  I then blended Tim Holtz Distress inks in various colors on the background and dropped some water droplets on it.  In the googly eyes I applied Crystal Effects to give them dimension.  On the actual words I went back over them with a Micron pen in black to make them a bit darker.  Finally I added the bats which come on a roll from Wrapped All Up (check out my 9/9/14 blog about them).

 

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Halloween Words Watercolor

 

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Love This Technique” #3

On this card the Christmas Tree stencil is by Hero Arts.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters and Festive Berries (my favorite technique).  I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink for the star and base (I forgot about these areas and didn’t re-tape the stencil so it is a bit sloppy).  I also used Galaxy Gold on the edges of the white paper.  I added Crystal Effects to the red “ornaments” on the tree.  The card still needed something so I put the stencil back on and re-stamped it with Versamark and added clear embossing powder and heat set it.

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Christmas Dot Tree

 

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Love This Technique” #2

This is very similar to the previous card that I posted (see my previous post for more information on techniques used).  This is actually the original card and I decided I wanted more contrast so I used white snowflakes on the other card.  On this card I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire and reversed the light to dark.  I embossed some paper with Silver Ranger embossing powder and then die cut the snowflakes (they are the new Lawn Fawn Small Leaves dies).  The Merry Christmas window is from Simon Says Stamp.

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Merry Christmas Snowflake Silver

 

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Simon Says Monday Challenge “Love This Technique”

One of my new favorite techniques is using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks with the Ranger applicator.  The inks come in great colors, are easy to apply and the applicator makes it a breeze.  On this card I used Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire for the background.  I mixed Radiant Pearls with water and added small droplets of it by tapping the paint brush over it.  The snowflakes are from the new Lawn Fawn Small Leaves dies.  I even used some of the small diamond shaped cutout pieces from the snowflakes.   The Merry Christmas window frame is from Simon Says and was attached with foam tape.  I also used a Versamark pad and stamped the background behind the window and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Finally I used a clear Wink of Stella brush on the snowflakes within the window.  I have the photo at an odd angle to show the embossing in the window…

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Merry Christmas Snowflake

 

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Simon Says Challenge “Use A Stamp”

I stamped the “Happy Thanksgiving” by PSX and the edges of the card with a Versamark pad and heat embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder.  I die cut the leaves from the new Lawn Fawn Small Leaves die set and colored them in various combinations of Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Bundled Sage.  I then glued them on with Ranger Multi Media.

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Fall Leaves

 

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Simon Says Challenge “Make it Colorful” #4

I made a similar card last week but this weekend I was playing around with water-coloring it instead.  I had fun but preferred the inked background, this is a bit too light.  I used the same inks – Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves.  This time I stamped the image directly on the paper and embossed it with Ranger Platinum embossing powder.  I colored the space ship with Prismacolor markers and then used clear Wink of Stella & Crystal Effects on it.  The stamp set is a new “free with purchase” set (while supplies last) from Hero Arts and is adorable.

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Rocket Ship Water-color

 

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