Monday, January 24, 2022

Simon Says - Furry Friends

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 trio of love themed cards mixing old favourites, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cats, Stitches and Media Marks 2 with the new Heart Stencils/Masks and Big XOXO die from Simon Says And Back Again release.

I began by colouring 3 - 4" x 5.1/4" panels of Distress Watercolor card by smooshing Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water and laid the panels into the ink, dried and then tapped back in to pick up the remaining droplets, repeated until I was happy and dried.
I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink through the second smallest heart stencil from Simon Says Hearts Stencils/Masks using a mini round blending tool, flicked on water with the stencil still in place on all 3 panels.
I stamped the sentiments from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Snarky Cats, images from Stitches and Media Marks 2, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival.
I die-cut Simon Says Big XOXO die 4 times from Distress Watercolor card and coloured with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks using mini round blending tools to create an ombre effect and layered to create dimension.
I stamped the Snarky Cats images on Distress Watercolor card, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival, die-cut using the matching dies and coloured with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink using a mini round blending tool.
I fixed the XO to the panel using Distress Collage Medium, added the snarky cats, popped up on foam adhesive and added splatters of Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. 
I coloured the eyes with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink using a Distress Detailer Brush and added Glossy Accents to the noses.
To finish, I matted the panels on to A2 white card blanks, covered with Distress Kraft HeavyStock.

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

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


  1. these cards are just awesome - I love that you stood the car on the big letters!! and the pink color! xo

  2. These are the best! LOVE those snarky cats with the giant XO!

  3. Wonderful designs! So fun that you created a theme and used different cats and sentiments to make each card a little different! These sentiments are the snarkiest I've seen and made me smile! Thanks so much for sharing!