Monday, March 6, 2023

Simon Says - Emboss 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

The first challenge of the month is when the Design Team showcase one particular company or brand, this month it's the turn of our very own Simon Says Stamp and we are using Simon Says Exclusives on our projects. We are also welcoming the lovely and talented Pauline C aka passionforpapercraft as our Designer In The Spotlight, if you haven't visited Pauline's Blog yet, pop over, you are in for a real treat.
The theme for this week is...
I used Simon Says Minted Florals Embossing Folder to add interest and texture on the background and decorated with an umbrella filled with flowers die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix The Gent and  Brushstroke Flowers Mini Thinlits. I added Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs and Simon Says Script Hello for the sentiment.

I coloured an A2 panel of Distress Watercolor card with Tumbled Glass and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide inks by smooshing the ink pads on to the craft mat on my Glass Media Mat and ran the panel through my die-cutting machine with Simon Says Minted Floral Embossing Folder. I die-cut the umbrella from Idea-ology Neutral dark brown KraftStock and Distress Watercolor card. I inked the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Perfect Plaid background with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and stamped on to the umbrella canopy. I die-cut the spokes and handle from the Tumbed Glass coloured card, heat embossed with Salvaged Patina Embossing Glaze and assembled the umbrella with Distress Collage Medium. I attached Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to panels of Distress Watercolor card, die-cut the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers Mini Thinlits and coloured with Distress Watercolor Pencils and a Distress Detailer Brush.
I lightly shaded the embossed background with Walnut Stain Distress Ink using a mini round blending tool, fixed the umbrella and flowers in place with Foam Squares to create dimension. I die-cut the leaves from previously coloured backgrounds and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I die-cut Simon Says Script Hello shadow from Distress Black HeavyStock and the words twice from Distress Watercolor card, layered to create dimension and fixed to the umbrella with Distress Collage Medium. I fixed the panel to Distress Black Heavystock, trimmed to create a 1/8" border and fixed to a white card blank.
I added Idea-ology Specimen Remnant Rubs to the background and lightly sanded with a Distress Sanding Disc.

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

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too

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


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the colors!

  2. Stunning card Kath with an amzing combination of embossing and inked die cuts - the whole thing really pops! Thanks so much for having me as March's guest designer on Simon Says Monday Challenge
    Pauline xx

  3. Beautiful card Kath, love the brolly filled with those gorgeous flowers, so pretty.xx

  4. So beautiful is your card Kath x