Monday, December 21, 2020

Simon Says - Celebrate

 Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I created a card using Festive Greenery to celebrate Mother Nature, even in a year when there has been little to celebrate, it's a reminder that the wonders of nature and the simple things in life can still bring so much joy into our lives.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" and used Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness and Pine Needles Distress Oxide inks with mini round blending tools to create a blended background.
I stamped the pine branch from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Forest Floor inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink.
I stamped the pine cones image on top inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink and left thge stamp on the door of my stamp platform. I coloured the cones and the branch with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Paints using a fine detail brush.
Once the paint was dry, I re-inked the stamp and stamped the image again, to bring back all the detail.
I stamped the sentiment from Bold Tidings 2 inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Detail powder.
I created a mask for the letter "Y" of the sentiment and once in place, stamped the Retro Flakes, inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White powder.
I added splatters of Ground Espresso Distress Paint and a sprinkling of Stampendous Chunky White Embossing Enamel and heat set from underneath.
To finish I fixed the panel to mats of brown Idea-ology Classic KraftStock and Idea-ology Metallic Gold KraftStock and fixed to a 5" x 7" white card blank covered with brown Classic KraftStock.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates. This challenge will run for 2 weeks, so you have until Monday 3rd January 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET, plenty of time to create a project and join in the fun with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store.

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too

I look forward to seeing what you create this week 
and would like to wish you all
a very Happy Christmas
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Beautiful Kath, it's so festive. So glad you always try to show whatever techniques used it's appreciated.xx

  2. What a beautiful card Kath! I love the colors and the stamps that you have used! Happy Holidays my friend!!!

  3. love the blending of the greens and the added embossed snowflakes take it next level. Just beautiful.

  4. Gorgeous card the colours are stunning love it as always x