Monday, May 10, 2021

Simon Says - Things With Wings

 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 made a trio of cards using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Insects, Stacked Tiles Hexagons and Flower Field Thinlits on a watercolour background created with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Vines and Roses and added encouraging messages using Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits and Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor to create 3 - 4" x 5.1/4" panels, inked the Roses Background from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Vines and Roses with Salvaged Patina, Rusty Hinge and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks, spritzed with water and laid the panel on to the stamp, leaving it for a few seconds to absorb the inks.
I smooshed the same inks on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water to colour 3 panels of Distress Watercolor card. I dried the panels and tapped them back into the inks to pick up the remaining droplets. I dried the panels again and stamped the script image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop, inked with Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide ink, randomly over the panels.
I die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Tiles Hexagons, inked the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink using a mini round blending tool and fixed to the panels using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I inked the edges of the panels with Rusty Hinge and Ground Espresso Distress Inks.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flower Field Thinlits from Distress Watercolor card, trimmed into sections and fixed to the panels with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I die-cut the sentiments from Distress Watercolour card and Simon Says Black cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Bold Thinlits and fixed in place slightly offset.
To complete the sentiment, I inked Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text with Versamark Ink, stamped on to scraps of Simon Says Black cardstock, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White embossing powder-, die-cut with Simon Says Nested Banners and fixed to the panels.
I fixed Sizzix Adhesive sheets to Distress Watercolor card and Simon Says Black cardstock and die-cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Insects Thinlits
I coloured using Distress Re-inkers and a Distress Detailer Brush and fixed to the panels popped up on Sizzix Foam Adhesive.
I spritzed each panel lightly with water, sprinkled Walnut Stain Embossing Glaze sparingly over the insects, Hexagon Tiles and Flower Field and heat set until melted. To finish I matted the panels on to Simon Says Black cardstock trimmed to be slightly larger and fixed to A2 white top folding card blanks.

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 and as always you have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp

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...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. WoW Kath, I just love the magic your creativity brings, beautiful make my friend xxx

  2. Just beautiful!!! I love the backgrounds you created for the insects, so bright and beautiful!

  3. Thank you for sharing these inspiring cards today. Also the sentiment label technique, stamping and embossing with white embossing powder. I have all the supplies to do that and bonus can use any colour cardstock or embossing powder I want. That info is boosting my creativity!

  4. Stunning Kath, love the colours and textures you make and the bugs are gorgeous, something I never usually say.xx

  5. So creative Kath so beautiful x

  6. I have just been going through your blog posts. I am a big fan of your stuff!


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx