Monday, June 5, 2017

Simon Says: Masculine










Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

This week we are challenging you to make something

Masculine

As I am sure you all know it will be Fathers Day on June 18th so you can choose to make a Dad's day card or maybe you would rather make an alternative manly creation, Whatever you decide to create we will be looking forward to seeing them!
This week we are showcasing some fabulous Darkroom Door Products. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have any of their products we would love to see them used!
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
We are welcoming the lovely and super talented Anne Redfern aka Redanne into the Designer Spotlight this month. If you haven't visited Anne's blog before then you are in for a real treat! Please pop by to leave her a nice comment.

I made a Father's Day card for her Dad using Distress Oxide InksRobo Rings Dies and a Simon's Exclusive Mom and Dad Icons Stamp Set . Unfortunately I only have one Darkroom Door Stamp set ( I ordered more but they haven't arrived in time ;-/) and it is currently out of stock so I used different products.

I started by blending Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks over watercolour paper and then darkened the edges with a little Walnut Stain. I then spritzed and splattered with water and let it dry before running it through a gridiron design embossing folder, which is very similar to this one.


I used a Memory Box Zippy Dots Stencil and white embossing paste, while the paste was still wet I sprinkled Nuvo Gold Sparkle Dust over the top and heat set. I then splattered Ryan Reaveley Marble Black ink over the top. 


I love how Macarena often uses a combination of straight and zig zag stitching on her creations so I copied her ;-) I tell you I am learning so many fabulous tips from these girls! 



arty angle ;-) 

I used Ebony Black and Apple Green Crystal drops here and there, I dragged the tip through the drops to give them a mis-shape, I didn't want them to be perfect circular dots. 



and I finished the inside 




Thanks for looking! 

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too





You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Challenges:
A Inky Mess: Anything Mixed Media 
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media 
Crafting From the Heart.  Anything Goes 
Crafty Cardmakers.  Fathers day/special man/boy 





Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

29 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just a fantastic card!!! Awesome!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this! What a brilliant design that will be great for any masculine card! Chrisx

Redanne said...

Oh Lols, I just adore stitching on projects and your mix of stitching on this card is fabulous! I love how you carried it through to the word 'Dad' too and then finishing off the inside - that looks amazing! I am so thrilled to be working alongside you during June too - thank you so much for your kind words! Anne xx

Marci said...

Great color combo and I like the circles and the big letters.

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Es una tarjeta muy bonita , los colores me gustaron mucho

Catherine said...

I love your textured background, Lols. This is an awesome design for a Father's Day card. Love it!

Cathie ♥

Melissa Bove said...

Awesome card Lols!!

Macarena said...

WoW! Lols, you rock with the texture backgrounds lately! I love this combination of embossing with stencils! Amazing effect. Great calm colors and obviously stitching makes a great job here! Hugs, Marzena

Maura Hibbitts said...

Great card Lols! Love the stitching you added on the edges! The sentiment for the world's best Dad is awesome!! I know he will love getting this!! hugs, Maura

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Such a gorgeous card, Lols! I love all the layering of textures! I hope you're giving this to your Dad! I'm sure he'll love it :)


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Linda Kunsman said...

a fabulous looking card!!! So many wonderful layers and textures to take in.

Sharon said...

What a fab masculine card.

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

This is a great masculine card! I love that you added the stitches even in the inside!
And the background you created is super awesome, love the color combo!
Awesome card Lols! xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What amazing textures you've combined here! This is a treat for the eyes and I love how it is perfectly manly, yet still soft and elegant. The color palette is exquisite and I always love how you make the inside of your cards as lovely as the outside.

Judy McKay said...

Love your design and techniques. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Team Clark said...

Another VERY cool card! You are on a roll. I just love this! Hugs, Autumn

Hetty said...

OMG what a fun background for your card. i must try that.
Great design inside and out!!

Maike von maikreations said...

So many lovely things going on on your card (I hope I am saying this right)! I love all the details and the shimmer looks great on your card! Also the stiching and the black splatters make a great contrast to all the brighter colours´! Thank you so much for joining our "For a Special Man / Boy" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Hope to see you again soon! Have a great day and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

ßeulah ßee said...

The exuberance you have for your Dad really shines through with this creation!

simo said...

Love this card Lols, the background is great! And I am learning a lot from all of you too...Hugs xxx

Josephine said...

Fabulous texture - great card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Tania Ridgwell said...

What a fabulous card, love the background and the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog:)

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a fantastic father's day card, Lols. The texture on the background and the stitching are awesome! :)

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous Father's Day card on the inside and out...this is gorgeous Lols and I love the stitching around the outside, it really does frame it perfectly! xx

Kath Stewart said...

amazing Lols...love the texture and that stitching makes me giddy making a perfect frame for your DAD card...hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Such a stunning card Lols!! I love all those circles and the big word.

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous card!!!

Barbara Schiassi said...

I love your use of Seth's dies in this kind of project! It's incredible! you are so able to create unusual color combination! Love this! barbara

Judy McKay said...

Lovely creation. Perfect dad card with stunning details. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see your lovely art work back here again soon. Judy DT