Monday, March 20, 2023

Simon Says - Easter/Spring

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 Easter Cards and Gift Bags with a spring garden theme using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bunny Stitch Thinlits, the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Hipster Bunny and added interest and colour to the backgrounds using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Focus and Stitched Mini Layering Stencils.
I coloured A2 panels of Distress Watercolor card with Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks by smooshing the ink pads on to a piece of plastic, spritzing with water and pressing on to the card panels.
I added stencilled details using Mini Layering Stencils, Focus from Set 52 and Stitched from Set 33 with Spiced Marmalade and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide inks applied with mini round blending tools.
I stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Hipster Bunny inked with Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint Distress Archival inks.
I die-cut the bunnies from Distress Watercolor card and Sizzix Neutral, Black and Pink cardstock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bunny Stitch Thinlits. I fixed the neutral die-cut on to the Distress Watercolor card die-cut and added shading using Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink and a mini round blending tool. I fixed to the panels with foam squares to create dimension and added the black and pink details on the eyes, nose and ears.
I die-cut the stitches from Distress Watercolor card and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I die-cut the carrots from Sizzix Cardstock, decorated with stitches and tucked in place under the bunny arms.
I added hearts die-cut from Sizzix Neutral card, shaded to match the bunnies and added the top layer die-cut from the same card as the carrots.
I matted the panels on to A2 Distress Kraft HeavyStock card blanks.
I removed the handles from white gift bags, sprayed them with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray, reattached when dry and fixed the extra panels to the front of each bag. I filled the bags with Easter treats and added shedded paper cut with the help of my new best friend, the amazing Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios Rotary Media Trimmer (details about the trimmer from an earlier post HERE).

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