Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Simon Says: Make your Own background




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


This week the challenge is to

Make Your Own Background 

There are so many awesome techniques to create your own backgrounds, from textured embossing and simple splattering of inks to multi layered stencilling and gelli plate printing. Whatever techniques you used we will be looking forward to seeing your makes!

We are showcasing some fabulous Concord&9th Products this week.
 You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your creative makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

We are welcoming the lovely and super talented Julie Hickey aka Cards by Julie into the Designer Spotlight this month! Julie has only recently started a blog but has been very active on lots of other forums previously. Please pop over and follow her and leave her some love! :-)

Please pop by the challenge blog to see what our lovely guest, Julie, and the DT have made :-)

I made a couple of cards using a gorgeous Monogram A Stamp Set

I was sorely tempted to buy the Whole Alphabet they are so AWESOME!!  they would be fabulous for making Party/Christmas/Wedding banners etc I am definitely adding these right at the very top of my wish list ❤️


For this first card I used a Simon's Merlot Ink Pad, such a gorgeous deep crimson red colour. I used a Misti tool so that I could add more ink and stamp a couple of times to get a really deep covering. 


For the background and banner I used a Simon's Exclusive Kaleidoscope Leaves and Gingham Background Cling Stamps 


For this 2nd one I used Simon's Intense Black Ink  for the 'A' stamp and a Simon's Jazz Dance Stencil together with White Embossing paste and Prisma Glitter for the background.  


and I finished the insides quite simply 




So now it's YOUR turn to make your own backgrounds and join in with the fun! 

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too.





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



Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown.  Stencilling
Fashionable Stamping.   Use Your Inks
Crafting By Designs.  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes.  Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door.   Anything Goes

Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
Neenah Classic Crest 80# Card Stock
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Concord&9th Monogram A Clear Stamp Set
Concord&9th Monogram A Clear Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Merlot Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Merlot Ink Pad
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Simon's Exclusive Kaleidoscope Leaves Cling Stamp
Simon's Exclusive Kaleidoscope Leaves Cling Stamp
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Simon's Exclusive Gingham Cling Stamp
Simon's Exclusive Gingham Cling Stamp
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Simon's Exclusive Jazz Dance Stencil
Simon's Exclusive Jazz Dance Stencil
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Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Banners Wafer Dies
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Krylon Easy Tac Re Positionable  Adhesive Spray
Krylon Easy Tac Re Positionable Adhesive Spray
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Prima Florito Rose Quartz Flowers
Prima Florito Rose Quartz Flowers
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Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste
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Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock
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Simon's Exclusive Intense Black Ink Pad
Simon's Exclusive Intense Black Ink Pad
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Bazzill Peppermint Card Stock
Bazzill Peppermint Card Stock
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

16 comments:

Tracy Freeman said...

Two stunners of cards Lols, LOVE the sentiment and the gorgeous colours. Sending hugs xxx

Lin said...

Wowzers, these are gorgeous, Lols! You're right, we NEED these!

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards love the backing.xxx

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW Lols - I'm so impressed - I was thinking of ordering the K for my post but worried about how to use them and get the stamping even - and you just show the most perfect result - LOVE your designs and wonderful handicraft.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant monogram stamp and fabulous stamped backgrounds
Carol x

Marge said...

Wow thesr are sooooo cool, Lorraine! Love how you matched colors in different patterns&monograms. Very beautiful and inspiring. TFS. I really enjoyed your cards today :)♡

Marge
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Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous!! What fun patterend backgrounds, Lols!! :D

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

ankitag612 said...

Two super fun and gorgeous cards! I love these stamp sets from Wplus9 and your cards are such an amazing inspiration. I love how you used darker color tones and achieved beautiful results by heat embossing with white. Have a lovely day! xx Ankita

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! The designs looks amazing and I love how you created the background with the stamps, like your fabulous sentiment I think you have achieved "A is for Awesome" too 😉. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

Debi said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Debi DT TT

Mrs.B said...

Two fabulous cards, love the backgrounds and those letters really are awesome.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge
Avril x

Misty Elam said...

These are lovely!! I really like both colors!! Black and white is always a classic combo but I really like that merlot color as well. I’m adding that kaleidoscope leaves set to the top of my wishlist. 😊

Kim Hamilton said...

These are both awesome Lols! I love the colors you chose so much!

Cecilia Gunnarsson said...

So elegant csrd!!!! wonderful creation and great design !!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door
this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci
DT member at TTCRD
Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to follow my blog}

debby4000 said...

Two awesome cards, love the colours you've used.
luv
Debby

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Lorraine, I love the crispness of the backgrounds, and the colours are gorgeous!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x
Ink Art Designs