Monday, April 25, 2022

Simon Says - Wild And Wonderful

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...
had fun creating cards using Gertrude, Winifred and Harrison, the wild and wonderful African animals from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Colorize Collection and Funky Foliage Thinlits. I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubble and Tiles Mini Layering Stencils to add interest to the Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide background and Simon Says Life Is A Party stamp set for the sentiments.
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to create 3 - 4.3/4" x 6.3/4" panels and coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink using one of my favourite techniques. I smooshed the ink pad on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat, spritzed with water, picked up the ink with a piece of acetate, pressed on to the panel and repeated until I was happy with the backgrounds.
I applied Peeled Paint through the Tiles Mini Layering Stencil from Set 9 and Dusty Concord through the Bubbles Mini Layering Stencil from Set 5 using Distress Blender Brushes.
I stamped the sentiments from Simon Says Life Is A Party, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival.
Then it was time to die-cut the wild and wonderful stars of the show and woohoo, I love that the big platform on the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Switch let me cut all the pieces for each character in one pass.
I die-cut Gertrude, Winifred and Harrison Colorize Thinlits using different colours from packs of Sizzix Cardstock and assembled.
I fixed to the panels using foam adhesive to create dimension
I die-cut the leaves from Distress Watercolor card coloured with Peeled Paint and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks and Sizzix dark green cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Funky Foliage Thinlits.
I fixed the foliage in place using Distress Collage Medium, applying adhesive to only the bottom section of the leaves and curled them up to create dimension. I added splatters of Walnut Stain Distress Paint.
To finish, I matted the panels on to 5" x 7" 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. Wow beautiful cards Kath lovely animals used and as always the backgrounds are amazing xx

  2. these r awesome Kath! The background is perfect and the animals are just brilliant. What wonderful cards!

  3. Wowsers! Fabulous set of cards Kath. The detail of the animals is incredible!