Monday, June 28, 2021

Simon Says - Red White And/Or Blue

 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 with a nod to the 4th of July but instead of stars and stripes I went with a floral theme using new releases from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous, Floral Outline, Bold Sayings and Mini Dotted Line Layering Stencil from Set 51 with Faded Type, an old favourite. If you missed the YouTube Live launch of the new releases from Stampers Anonymous and Ranger, you can catch up and check out all the amazing inspirational makes over on Tim's YouTube Channel HERE.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to 5" x 7", inked one of the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Floral Outline with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder. I added lots of water to the background and applied a wash of Stormy Sky Distress re-inker allowing the colour to pool around the image and dried. I inked the script sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Faded Type with Barn Door Distress Archival and stamped randomly over the background. I applied Faded Jeans Distress Oxide through the Mini Dotted Line Layering Stencil from Set 51.
I stamped the Hello Friend sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bold Sayings, inked with Barn Door Distress Archival, sprinkled the word "friend" with Fired Brick Embossing Glaze and heat set. I stamped the sentiment again, inked with Versamark, on to a scrap of vellum, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder, fussy cut the individual letters of Hello and fixed in place with 3D foam to create dimension. I trimmed around "my" and fixed flat with dots of Distress Collage Medium behind the letters. I added splatters of white gesso and while it was wet, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. I coloured the flowers with Barn Door Distress Paint, highlighted some of the Faded Type script with a Distress Embossing Pen and sprinkled Fired Brick Distress Embossing Glaze over the flowers and lettering and heat set.
I trimmed the panel to 5" x 6", added Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers and matted on to a 5.1/4" x 6.1/4" white card blank.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp in the links below and Simon Says has a great deal on a "I Want It All" bundle, for a limited time only, of all Tim's newly released products from Stampers Anonymous and Ranger.

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

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous card Kath :-) the background is fabulous and I love the flowers and how you made the vellum sentiment, just fabulous!! ❤️

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful card! I would have never thought to cut out the HELLO to add dimension, that is such a great trick! I also love all the subtle background work with the layering stencils!


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