Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Simon Says - Blossom Swag

Hello my friends, did I happen to mention that I'm in love with the Graceful Flowers August Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. You can check out all the fabulous products in the kit and if you wish, can also purchase individual items from the kit HERE.

I decided to create 2 simple cards using only items from the kit and make the gorgeous Blossom Swag Embossing Folder the star of the show using the BlackOut technique on Simon Says Lavender cardstock. I added some Fossilized Amber Distress Spritz shimmer and used the Graceful Flowers stamp set and co-ordinating dies (which are an add on product, not included in the kit) for the sentiments.
I used the Blossom Swag Embossing Folder to emboss 2 - A2 panels of the Simon Says Stamp Lavender cardstock included in the kit.
I dragged the Villainous Potion Distress Oxide ink pad over one of the panels and Simon Says Intense Black ink over the other on the debossed side and added splatters of Fossilized Amber Distress Spritz, also included in the kit. An entirely different look depending on the colour of ink you use.
I stamped the sentiments from Simon Says Graceful Flowers 6" x 8" stamp set on to scraps of the Lavender cardstock, inked with Intense Black ink, die-cut using the co-ordinating Graceful Flower sentiment dies and fixed to the panels with 3D Black Foam Squares included in the kit.
I covered A2 white card blanks with Idea-ology Gold Metallic Kraftstock and added the embossed panels.


I'll be back soon with more makes using the fabulous products from this kit. In the meantime, have fun with whatever you're making.
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, July 15, 2024

Simon Says - Lots of Layers

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...
LOTS OF LAYERS
I created a collage card with lots of layers using Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 5, Large Collage Strips, Serendipity Collage Paper, Postmarked Sticker Book, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Deco Floral Mini Layering Stencil from Set 60, Abstract Florals stamp set die-cut with Simon Says Abstract Florals dies and used Simon Says Graceful Flowers and co-ordinating dies for the sentiment.
I trimmed the paper from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 5 to 5" x 7", tore around the edges and fixed to a 5" x 7" white card blank. I added Distress Texture Opaque using a palette knife to add a thin layer of texture.
I trimmed sections from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Large Collage Strips, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium and applied a layer of Distress Collage Medium on top.
I added shading around the collage pieces using a Walnut Stain Distress Crayon, smudging it out with a damp finger. I also added torn strips of Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Serendipity Collage Paper.
I applied Distress Texture Paste Opaque Crackle through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Deco Floral Mini Layering Stencil from Set 60.
I die-cut Simon Says Abstract Floral dies, placed into my stamping template, stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Abstract Florals, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink and coloured with Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Watercolor Pencils using a Detailer Waterbrush.

I fixed the die-cut leaf to the card using Distress Collage Collage Medium, the flower popped up on 3D Foam Squares to create dimension and added a twine bow.
I added stamps from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Postmarked Sticker Book to add another layer.
To finish I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Graceful Flowers stamp set from the August Card Kit, inked with Black Soot Distress Archival on to a scrap of the Idea-ology Backdrops Volume 5 paper and die-cut with the Graceful Flowers co-ordinating dies.



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

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Simon Says - Graceful Flowers August Card Kit

Hello my friends, it's always a special day when the Simon Says Stamp card kit arrives in the cubbyhole and I was super excited when I saw the Graceful Flowers August Card Kit which is jam packed with lots of goodies. You can check out everything included in the kit HERE.


I fell in love with the gorgeous Graceful Flowers 6" x 8" stamp set and created 2 tag cards using the stamp set with the Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Spritz included in the kit and used the Picked Raspberry Distress Spritz to colour the May Arts White Ribbon, also included in the kit.
I die-cut tags from Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tag Bookplates BigZ L die which is long retired but you could use Tim's Framed Tag Thinlits (linked below) and coloured with Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks using mini round blending tools.
I sprayed Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Spritz through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Roses Layering Stencil to add tone-on-tone shimmer to the backgrounds.

I stamped the main floral image and sentiments from Simon Says Graceful Flowers on to the tags, inked with Simon Says Intense Black ink.
I stamped the individual flower image from the stamp set to fill in the blank areas.
I added highlights to the flower centres and stamens using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and added splatters of Picked Raspberry Distress Spritz.
I sprayed the May Arts White Ribbon with water and then with Picked Raspberry Distress Spritz, scrunched the ribbon up in my hand and dried.
I added the ribbon to the tags along with a twine bow.
I added Bubble BlowOut iridescent gems
To finish I scored and folded white cardstock to create card blanks slightly larger than the tags and trimmed to create a tag shape. I covered the fronts with Distress Black HeavyStock and added the coloured panels fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.

Did you know that Simon Says Stamp has made their card kit subscription better than ever with a SPECIAL AUGUST 2024 Subscriber Perk!


If you don't already subscribe, you can find out all the details HERE.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend and I'll be back tomorrow to share my DT project for Simon Says Monday Challenge and lots of more makes with the card kit throughout the week.

Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, July 8, 2024

Simon Says - Summer Fun

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...
SUMMER FUN
I created an Art Journal page in my Stamperia A5 Stone Paper Mixed Media Journal remembering happy days spent at the beach. I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Rays, Splash and Speckles Layering Stencils and Idea-ology Snapshots Volume 2 and Archives Collage Paper to create my beach scene.
I spritzed Speckled Egg Distress Spray Stain on to the Art Journal pages and dried. I sprayed Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Spray through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Rays Layering Stencil randomly over the pages, spritzed with water and patted with kitchen towel to mute the colour slightly.
I added the photos from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Snapshots Volume 2, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I applied Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Splash Layering Stencil randomly over the pages using a Mini Round Blending Tool.
I trimmed out the individual letters from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Archives Collage Paper and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium to create the page title.
I added the ferris wheels and torn strips of wording from the Archives Collage Paper and to finish, applied Distress Texture Paste Opaque through the Speckles Layering Stencil.




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