Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and Wednesday Think Pink Challenge – Cards 2 and 3

After jump-starting my crafting energy by using leftover die-cuts on my previous card, I decided to make two more cards for Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and Simon Says Think Pink Wednesday Challenge. The supplies are listed below. Happy crafting!

For this card, I kept with the making style of only using die-cuts but wanted a strong and bold color combination. The heart die-cut is cut from white fun foam for more dimension. Love the bright bold splash of pinks and oranges behind the heart and Hugs die-cut.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Black (Papertrey); White (Recollections); Watercolor (Ranger)
  • Inks: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Abandoned Coral distress inks (Ranger)
  • Dies: Sketch Heart Die (Simon Says); Big Hugs die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Bubble Gum Pink Mica Spray (Dylusions); White Fun Foam (Darice); Sequins (Darice)
For this card, I stamped the floral background with Versafine ink and heat embossed it with clear detail embossing powder and then colored the flowers with Copics. Hint: using Veramark ink to heat emboss the image means I didn’t have pesky black embossing flecks on my image which I would have had to worry about if I would have used Versamark and black embossing powder. I also colored white cardstock with the same Copics with a light gradation from darker to lighter pink and die-cut the Congratulations sentiment from it so it would match the colored flowers. The last thing was to add some coral colored sequins.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: White (Recollections); Black (Papertrey)
  • Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Floral Border Background (The Ton)
  • Dies: Congratulations Die (Simon Says);
  • Accessories: Copics; White Fun Foam (Darice); Watermelon Sequins (Ellen Hutson); Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
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Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and Wednesday Think Pink Challenge

Hope you’ve had a chance to get some crafting in this weekend. I wanted to make a card for Simon Says World Card Making Day Challenge and combined it with Simon Says Think Pink Wednesday Challenge. I love the softness of pink and often make cards with it. I especially like the combination of pinks and golds. I sometimes start with something from my leftover stash pile like a vellum die-cut as I did for this card. It tends to inspire how the rest of the card comes together. The supplies are listed below. Happy crafting!

I had a Clustered Leaves die-cut in vellum leftover and decided it didn’t show up enough on pink cardstock so spritzed it with heirloom gold spray which then led to the need for the word die-cut to be done in gold foil.

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock: Sweet Blush (Papertrey); White (Recollections)
  • Dies: Clustered Leaves Die (Simon Says); Paper Clippings: Thankful for You die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Heirloom Gold Spray (Ranger); Sequins (Darice)

Simon Says Paper Smooches Stamptember Challenge and Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge.

Down to my last two cards for the month-long series of Stamptember Challenges. I decided to combine two challenges including the Simon Says Stamptember Paper Smooches and used the Christmas theme from the Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Specific info on how I made each card is included in the photo caption. Hope you’ve enjoyed the Stamptember challenges as much as I have! Thanks Simon Says!

Used In the Meadow dies to create a mask for a hillside and then sponged ink and stamped snowflakes above the mask.
Used snowflakes stamps from Paper Smooches Fresh Snow stamp set to make a frame around the sentiment on a die-cut A1 sized notecard.

Card Supplies:

Card 1 (Snowdrift Card):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Maliblue (Simon Says); Hydrangea (Simon Says); Cornflower (Hero Arts)
  • Dies: In the Meadow Dies (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Card 3 (Snowflake Frame):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections);
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Blue Jay (Simon Says); Hydrangea (Simon Says); Blue Violet (Simon Says);
  • Dies: Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection (Papertrey)

Simon Says Paper Smooches Stamptember Challenge, Simon Pretty Pink Posh Challenge, and Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge.

Down to my last few cards for the month-long series of Stamptember Challenges. I decided to combine a few challenges including the Simon Says Stamptember Paper Smooches and Pretty Pink Posh Challenges and used the Christmas theme from the Simon Says Monday Let’s Get Ready for Christmas Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Specific info on how I made each card is included in the photo caption. Hope you’ve enjoyed the Stamptember challenges as much as I have! Thanks Simon Says!

Love how this card turned out! You never know when you start stamping if it will end up in the recycle bin or in someone’s mailbox. I wanted bright cheery colors for my snowflakes and was inspired by the colors I used in this card shown in this blog post. I used Catherine Pooler inks to stamp the snowflakes and Versafine for the sentiment. The lovely gems are from Pretty Pink Posh.
I’ve got two views of the same card since I couldn’t get the shimmer and vibrancy of the card to show up in the same photo. The base layer of the card front is from sponging Simon Says ink and then spritzed with perfect pearls. After it dried, I heat embossed the Paper Smooches snowflake images and sentiment. I added some Sparkling Clear sequins to finish off the card and attached it to a card base.

Card Supplies:

Card 1 (Green, Pink, and Red Snowflakes):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Rockin’ Red (Catherine Pooler); Party Dress (Catherine Pooler); Lime Rickey (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Accessories:  Spring Green jewels (Pretty Pink Posh)

Card 3 (Night Sky):

  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Georgia Pacific)
  • Stamps:  Fresh Snow (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink:  Versamark; Blue Jay (Simon Says Stamp); Hydrangea (Simon Says Stamp); Blue Violet (Simon Says Stamp);
  • Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Simon Says Pretty Pink Posh and The Stamp Market Stamptember Challenges

I used Pretty Pink Posh Cuddly Cats stamp set to make two cards for Simon Says Stamptember Pretty Pink Posh Challenge and combined them with some products from The Stamp Market so I could also submit them for Simon Says Stamptember The Stamp Market Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Happy crafting!

The happy birthday sentiment was die-cut from paper that had been colored by smooshing Worn Lipstick Dress ink and spritzed with Heirloom Gold spray. The sentiment frame was dry embossed into the cardstock. You can barely see the outline of the frame in the photo. The cute cats were colored with Copics and then shaded with colored pencils.
The balloon images and confetti are from Time to Celebrate stamp set and were stamped and then shaded with colored pencils. The cat image was colored and stamped separately and then attached to the card front with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Card Supplies:

Card 1 (Kraft card):

  • Cardstock:  Kraft (Papertrey); Watercolor (Ranger)
  • Stamps: Cuddly Cats (Pretty Pink Posh)
  • Ink: Intense Black (Simon Says); Worn Lipstick Distress (Ranger)
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Heirloom Gold Spray (Ranger); Copics; Pablo Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache)

Card 2 (Balloon Card):

  • Cardstock:  White (Neenah)
  • Stamps:  Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market); Cuddly Cats (Pretty Pink Posh)
  • Ink:  Intense Black (Simon Says); Rockin’ Red (Catherine Pooler); Party Dress (Catherine Pooler); Versamark
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Copics; Pablo colored pencils (Caran d’Ache); Black detailed embossing powder (Stampendous)

Simon Says The Stamp Market and Pretty Pink Posh Stamptember Challenge

I have one fabulous stamp and die set from The Stamp Market, so made several cards using it for Simon Says Stamptember Challenge using The Stamp Market Products. The stamp and die sets are called Time To Celebrate and I love the beautiful simplicity of the graphic letters. I also added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the third card and am submitting that card for the Simon Says Stamptember Pretty Pink Posh Challenge. Card supplies are listed below for each card. Happy crafting!

To make a bright and cheery birthday card, I chose the cardstock colors to mimic the colors in the patterned paper. I added jewels and glossy accents to make the die-cut really pop.
I used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder to create the image of confetti coming down onto the birthday sentiment. I used the gilding polish over the embossed card front to up the wow factor. I die cut the sentiment and then stamped inside the die-cut with Versamark and applied the very pretty Cappucino Star embossing powder.
The first step to make this card is to cover a piece of cardstock with strokes of gold, silver, and black paint. After letting this dry, I die cut the Happy Birthday sentiment. The card front panel was embossed before attaching the sentiment die-cut. I added sequins around the edges of the sentiment for added interest. The card was still missing something so I added the small banner to the lower left with the heat embossed sentiment, Time to Celebrate.
I used the die-cut letters from the previous card to make this square card. The die-cut letters are inset into the card (die-cut the sentiment from the card panel) since it was far easier to line up the letters this way. The corners of the card front were stamped with the stamp set confetti stamp and embossed in gold.

Card Supplies:

Card 1 (Brightly colored one):

  • Cardstock:  Juicy Pear (Bazzill); Guava Sensation (Bazzill); Strawberry Slush (Stampin Up); DCWV Flipside Cardstock Stack;
  • Patterned Paper: American Crafts
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Clear Iridescent Jewels (Lucy’s Cards); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Card 2 (Gold Card):

  • Cardstock:  Basic Gray (Stampin Up); Smokey Shadow (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Cappucino Star Embossing Powder (Sparkle N Sprinkle); Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin Up); Enchanted Gold Metallic Gilding Polish (Cosmic Shimmer)

Card 3 (Gold, Silver, and Black Card):

  • Cardstock:  Black (Stampin Up); Smokey Shadow (Papertrey); White (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Ink: Black Soot Distress (Ranger); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Paint: Beetle Black High Gloss; Sterling Metallic, and Yellow Gold Metallic (Martha Stewart)
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous); Stripe Embossing Folder (We R Memory Keepers); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Card 4 (Gold, Silver and Black Square Card):

  • Cardstock:  Black (Stampin Up); Smokey Shadow (Papertrey); White (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Paint: Beetle Black High Gloss; Sterling Metallic, and Yellow Gold Metallic (Martha Stewart)
  • Dies: Time To Celebrate (The Stamp Market)
  • Accessories:  Gold embossing powder (Ranger)

Simon Says Avery Elle Stamptember Challenge

My next card for Simon Says Avery Elle Stamptember Challenge also uses one of my earliest Avery Elle stamp sets, Furry Friends.  This card is great for someone who just lost a pet.  Love the Pooh saying from the retired stamp set Beautiful You by Verve.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!

Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Dark Chocolate (Papertrey); Soft Stone (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Furry Friends (Avery Elle); Beautiful You (Verve)
  • Ink:  Intense Black (Simon Says)
  • Dies: Mat Stack 4 Die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Copics; Paw Print Background Embossing Folder (Darice)