Monday, September 11, 2023

Simon Says- Take Flight

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 Christmas card featuring the cute little robin redbreast that visits my garden every morning. I used Simon Says Stamp Ticking Background Cling Stamp, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baseboard Window Frames with Distress Grit Paste Snowfall, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Gatherings and Santa Greetings Colorize Thinlits and Simon Says Stamp Layered Warbler for the star of the show.
I began by applying a thin skippy layer of White Gesso with a palette knife to the Idea-ology Baseboard Window frame.
I inked the Ticking Background Cling Stamp with Black Soot Distress Oxide, spritzed the stamp lightly with water and stamped on to a panel of Distress Watercolor card trimmed to 4" x 5.1/4". I fixed vellum to the back of the window and fixed to the panel using my hot glue gun. I used a palette knife and small brush to add Distress Grit Paste Snowfall randomly on the window frame and sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter while the paste was still wet.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Gatherings from Simon Says Lipstick Red and Green Apple cardstock, shaded with Pine Needles Distress Oxide and Black Soot Distress ink and assembled.
I fixed the die-cut foliage to the frame using my hot glue gun, great for layering foliage when you don't want to wait for adhesive to dry.
I die-cut Simon Says Layered Warbler from Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door Distress Oxide inks and assembled. I added the eye and feet die-cut from Black cardstock and fixed in place with hot glue.
I threaded silver jingle bells from my stash on to red thread, tied in a double bow and added to the panel.
I die-cut the word Joy from the Lipstick Red cardstock and Sizzix Foam Adhesive using the alphabet dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Santa Greetings Colorize Thinlits and fixed to the frame.
To finish I fixed the panel to Black cardstock trimmed slightly larger and matted on to an A2 white card blank.

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