Tuesday, December 22, 2015

All Dies and No Ink for Simon Says Stamp

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week was Die Crazy!  So I wanted to go with a card that had no stamping at all.  I practically had to lock up my ink!

I used paper and embellishments from my December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, but steered clear of any stamps so I could focus on the dies.  The dies used were Stitched Rentables, Jingle Snowflakes and Happy Winter and Christmas . . . all from Simon Says Stamp. 

It's definitely a different card for me, but I do like the incorporation of all the dies with my kit supplies.

I hope you find some time to create! 

Supplies Used - Happy Christmas
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp* and American Crafts POW Paper
Pattern Paper:  Pink Fresh Studio Christmas Wishes*
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles, Jingle Snowflakes, and Happy Winter and Christmas, all from Simon Says Stamp
Other:  Jillibean Soup Sticky Sequins*

Monday, December 21, 2015

Two Sketches - Two Cards

I focused on non-holiday cards and played along with two sketches.  The first one was a sketch from My Favorite Things.  Here is the sketch . . .

And here is my card . . .

For this one I used pattern papers in my stash.   The stamp set used here is Amazing which is new from My Favorite Things.  I stamped in Versamark and used Ranger White Embossing powder for the "Amazing" and used Close To My Heart inks for the smaller sentiment pieces, which I masked so the words would be separate. 

I used a Pico Embellisher (Wedding Dress) which I splattered on with a paint brush.  I like it, but I'm also on the fence about it.  I also used some "drops" from Queen & Company. 

My second card was for the Pals Paper Arts challenge.  Loved this sketch and was intrigued to use some Simon Says Stamp kit supplies from the November Kit.  I was a little bummed that I was short on Thanksgiving cards this year, so I'm one card ahead for 2016 (just hope I store it well and can find it come November).

Here is the sketch . . .


And here is my card . . .

I let the paper do most of the talking on this one.  For the sentiment, I used gold embossing powder.  Love the effect of the gold on the orange cardstock.  

I hope you find some time to create!


Supplies Used - Amazing
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Pattern Paper:  The Paper Studio
Stamps:  Amazing from My Favorite Things
Ink:  Close To My Heart, Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder
Other:  irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Queen and Company Epoxy Dots

Supplies Used - Grateful
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Pattern Paper:  Pebbles Designer Papers*
Stamps:  Apple of My Pie from Simon Says Stamp*
Dies:  Stitched Squares from Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  Versamark and Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Other:  Leaf Embellishment from Pebbles Harvest Collection, Little Things from Lucy's Cards
*from Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Flakes for Inkspirational Challenge

Inkspirational's Challenge for this week was the word prompt . . .

Here is my card inspired by this challenge . . .

Not sure where the pink hues in the photo are coming from, as the card was blue, white and black.  I created this card using a watercolor panel with some Colorburst powders (fun!).  I used white embossing powder for a resist effect. 

The stamps used were from Snowy Sayings from CASual Fridays for Stamp of Approval.  If you don't know anything about Stamp of Approval - I highly recommend you check it out.  It's super cool stuff in a box.


Supplies Used - Joy to the World
Cardstock:  Bazzill and Strathmore Watercolor
Stamps:  Snowy Sayings from Casual Fridays for Stamp of Approval
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Embossing Powder, Versafine, Colorburst
Other:  Rhinestones frcom Eyelet Outlet

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Stockings Were Hung . . .

I created today's card based on the color inspiration from The Paper Players, and used dies and stamps from The Stamps of Life. The stocking pieces were cut with dies from various patterns of paper. 

I  pieced these stocking dies together, and I love the shadows created from popping the individual pieces.  

Feels great to be creating again.  Looking forward to the weekend which will hopefully present some time to create. 

Cheers!  Now go create something fabulous. 

Supplies Used - Joy
Cardstock:  Bazzill and The Stamps of Life
Pattern Paper:  Authentique
Stamps:  stockings4Christmas from The Stamps of Life
Dies:  Stockings Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh