Monday, January 10, 2022

Simon Says - Transport It

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 set of whimsical cards using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wacky Transport Thinlits, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubble and Stars Mini Layering Stencils, Simon Says Talk Bubbles Stencil and sentiments from the Good Vibes stamp set by Sizzix UK Designer, Pete Hughes.

I began by trimming Distress Watercolor card to create 3 - A2 panels and coloured using Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain and Tumbled Glass/Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Sprays. I created speech bubbles on each panel using Simon Says Talk Bubbles Stencil by pouncing White Gesso repeatedly through the stencil using a Mini Round Blending Tool, drying between layers. I stamped the sentiments from the Good Vibes stamp set from Sizzix UK Designer, Pete Hughes, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink on to the panels and cut some of the stamps apart to stamp individual words. 
I trimmed the panels to 4" x 5.1/4" with Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Deckle Edge Trimmer and fixed the left over strips to the panels using Distress Collage Medium to add a little texture.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wacky Transport Thinlits several times, to create dimension, from ~Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Classic KraftStock and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
To add some interest on the backgrounds, I applied Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink through the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bubble Mini Layering Stencil from Set 5 and added faux stitching around the speech bubbles using a black permanent marker pen.
and added stars using Distress Crackle Texture Paste with the Stars Mini Layering Stencil from Set 11.
I inked the deckle edges with Ground Espresso Distress ink using a mini round blending tool and stamped the text from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stuff To Say, inked with Barn Door Distress Archival ink, randomly over the panels.
To finish I matted the panels on to red Classic KraftStock trimmed to be 1/8" larger and fixed to A2 white card blanks.

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

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


  1. Hi kath.I just adore these and the backgrounds are fantastic.xx

  2. Love these cards, such fun and the backgrounds are fabulous

    Joan. X

  3. Fun set of cards, Kath! I just got this die set. Thanks for the inspiration!