Monday, September 7, 2015

Simon Says Stamp And Punch!


Hi all :-) Heidi and Steph asked me to be the new DT leader for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and of course I said YES!! Although this genre isn't my forte, I am looking forward to learning new techniques and discovering my more 'artsy' side, thats assuming I have one ;-)


Whether you use a die cut with coordinating stamp, use a paper punch on a background stamp, or stamp a pre-made diecut shape or alphabet sticker this week we want to see your projects that feature a punch or die cut with a stamp!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I was inspired by the orange hibiscus flowers in my garden and made a card using a Simon's Exclusive Flowers of Whimsy Stamp and Die Set

First of all I die cut the Stitched Rectangle and then used a Grid Stamp, inked with Versamark Dazzle for the background. I hadn't cleaned my Dot Fade Stencil properly after I last used it and the  White Embossing Paste was tinted with the Peeled Paint Distress Ink that was still on it, looks OK though I thought so I left it ;-)
 I stamped the flowers with Dried Marigold Ink, I used a MISTI tool for this so I could stamp them several times to get a really good coverage. I also used the outline stamp, inked black which just caught the edges in places, I love the effect this gives, just a hint of black here and there. 

The sentiment is in the same stamp set 'If Friends Were Flowers I'd Pick You' I love that sentiment, one of my faves.  I stamped the leaves with some text for a more 'artsy' look ;-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating. We are looking forward to seeing what you make!


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