I'm here again with my 4th and final card as Guest Designer for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! The past month has flown by and I’m sorry this GDT spot is coming to a close, but I have been really thrilled to be able to make some cards for this awesome challenge.
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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 on the challenge blog post! You can enter 5 times so that's 5 possible chances to win! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance - good luck everyone!
I cut a piece of white stamping card slightly smaller than C5 card size, and stamped the image from my favourite AALL & Create stamp set "Through the Meadows" using Versafine Clair (Nocturne), then heat embossed with clear powder. I applied Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry) to parts of the image and background by dabbing the inkpad onto my craft mat, spritzing with water then picking up with acetate and dabbing onto my image panel.
I stencilled the background using Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil and Hickory Smoke DOX, then added a couple of background words using 2nd generation stamping with Charming Pink and Summertime VFC. I stamped and heat embossed another butterfly, coloured it with my yellow Sakura Stardust pen then fussy cut and attached to the main image. I blended Black Soot DOX around the edges of the panel, and added some sparkle to a couple of the circles by painting with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. Finally I stamped a sentiment from AALL & Create "Textured Florals" with Versamark, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, cut out and attached, before matting the finished image onto black and pink card stock and my card blank.
Here is an angled picture to show the sparkly butterfly and sparkle on the main image.
I also made an Artist Trading Card (ATC) with an offcut salvaged from an earlier attempt at the above card, matted onto a snippet of black card stock.
This also uses the same A&C stamp set and stencil as the card, with the addition of Wilted Violet Distress Oxide in the background, and Sakura Stardust orange, pink and purple pens on the butterfly. The sentiment sticker is by Tim Holtz.
Here are links to what I used:
Stamps: AALL & Create Through the Meadows, Textured Florals;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Wilted Violet); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Charming Pink, Summertime); Versamark embossing ink; Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Galaxy Gel Pens (yellow, purple); Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Meteor Gel Pens (pink, orange); Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen;
Don’t forget to visit the challenge blog to see the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
You have until Monday 8 am Ohio time, 1 pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafter's Cafe #295 - Circles (3rd entry)
Crazy Is Our Fame, Stencils Are Our Game (March) - Use a Stencil (3rd entry)
Creative Knockouts #490 - Add a Sentiment
DL.Art (March) - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #569 - Lots of Layers
Krafty Chicks #656 - All Occasions
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2312 - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity #110 - Anything Goes Positive (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #587/588 - Anything Goes (5th entry)
Arty Divas (March) - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge #3 2023 - Anything Goes
Creative Crafters #62 - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Lovers #23 - Focal Point (2nd entry)
We Love 2 Create #3 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
I'd like to thank the team at Simon Says (Monday) for having me as their Guest Designer for March - it really has been exciting and inspiring. Take care, and thanks for visiting my blog today.