Monday, June 17, 2024

Simon Says - Let's Paint

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 set of small notecards to gift to a friend. I used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Forgotten Garden with the Simon Says matching dies, Field Notes and Note Quotes, Mini Layering Stencils from Set 9, and matching colours of Distress Paint and Distress Spritz.
I began by applying Distress Paint using the small Distress Brayer on to 3.1/4" x 4.1/2" panels of Distress Watercolor card
I spritzed the co-ordinating colour of Distress Spritz through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Layering Stencils from Set 9.
I die-cut the Forgotten Garden dies from Simon Says Stamp from Distress Watercolor card and placed the die template I created previously into my stamp platform. I placed the matching stamps into their negative spaces and picked up with the lid of the stamp platform. I inked the images with Black Soot Distress Archival ink, placed the matching die-cuts back in place and stamped. Such an easy way to stamp die-cuts if you're not great at lining up the dies after stamping and the template can be used over and over again.
I coloured the Forgotten Garden images with a light coat of Distress Paints and once dry, I sprayed a small amount of Distress Spritz on to my glass media mat and applied a top coat of the co-ordinating Distress Spritz colour using a dry Detailer Waterbrush.
I stamped the postal and number images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Field Notes and the sentiments from Note Quotes with Black Soot and Peeled Paint Distress Archival ink, added Scorched Timber Distress Ink lightly around the edges of the panels using a Tiny Blending Tool and matted on to top folding 3.1/2" x 4.3/4" white card blanks.
I fixed the Forgotten Garden die-cuts to the panels popped up with foam squares to create dimension and despite taking photos from every conceivable angle, the camera failed to capture the beautiful shimmer on the background and the die-cuts.

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. I can never fault any of your gorgeous designs Kath, these are so lovely and love the beautiful colours. xx

  2. Ooh Kath your note cards are so wonderful x