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Simon Says: Anything Goes

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Hello friends!!  Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Bright and Cheerful Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We’re featuring WPlus9 products this week so if you have anything from WPlus9, we’d love to see you use it.  If not, that’s ok too.  You can still join the challenge.

Each week Simon Says Stamp generously gives away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to use at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp store.

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For this card, I knew I wanted to use several elephants and I wanted to have them look like they were being taken away by the balloons.  To do that, I used Unforgettable and Bubble Talk by WPlus9.  I arranged my elephants how I wanted them using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, which was perfect for this card because it’s so tall.  I’ve never made a tall card like this before but I had a lot of fun doing it.  This card is pretty tall.  It measures 4.25″ x 12″.  But in order to get the elephants the way I wanted them and the balloons at the top, well, it just had to be this way.

Once I got my elephants placed and stamped on my copic friendly Xpress It Blending card, I stamped them again on full adhesive post it notes, cut them out and used them as masks. Once they were masked, I started making the clouds.  I used the Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds die to make my own stencils out of acetate.

For the clouds, I used distress inks and distress oxides.  I started off with Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feathers distress oxides but they were starting to get a little too colorful for me (a sentence I never thought I’d say).  I originally wanted the clouds to be a soft, subtle color.  When I realized that the D.O. inks were getting too dark, I switched over to Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass distress inks.  If I were to make this card again, I would have just started off using the distress inks instead of the distress oxides.  I knew D.O.’s are rich in color so I’m not sure why I reached for them first.

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I’m totally loving this upside down elephant…  Is he not adorable???

After my clouds were done, I masked off a little hill using the Snowy Caps die by Avery Elle and SSS Masking Paper, but I could’ve just cut a slightly curved mask just as easy with just scissors.  I used Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks for the grassy area.

I tried out several color combos for the elephants and finally I settled on W1, W3 and W5.

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Once I had my elephants colored, I started to color my balloons.  My original idea was to have just 1 bright colored balloon at the top, but there was so much space at the top and I had colored several balloons trying to figure out what color I wanted at the top so I decided to just use them all.  It certainly added more color to my card.

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I popped the blue and purple balloons up with some double sided foam tape to add some dimension since I didn’t have any at this point.

Once I had everything colored, I added the balloon strings using a Copic multiliner .3 and stamped a couple hearts here and there.  I finished the hearts off by going over them with the Clear Spectrum Noir glitter pen and glossy accents.  I added a little bow to the highest elephants tail and went over it with the glitter pen and glossy accents as well.  And since I was on a sparkle kick, I added a little to the inside of the elephants ears.

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It was just what this card needed.  I live for the little details like that.

I popped the whole card front up on some craft foam and then added it to a red card base.

Lastly, I added a few white Nuvo drops.

Copic Colors:

Elephants –

W1, W3, W5 ears R30

Balloons –

Red: R39, R37, R35  Orange: YR09, YR04, YR02  Purple: V17, V15, V12  Yellow: Y19, Y08, Y06  Blue: B06, B04, B02  Green: YG09, YG07, YG05

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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

Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
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Wplus9 UNFORGETTABLE Clear Stamps…
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Wplus9 UNFORGETTABLE Designer Dies…
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Wplus9 BUBBLE TALK Clear Stamps CL-WP9BT
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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3M Scotch SUPER STICKY FULL ADHESIVE…
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Lawn Fawn PUFFY CLOUD BORDERS Lawn…
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Hot Off The Press HEAT RESISTANT…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SQUEEZED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED…
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Simon Says Stamp MASKING PAPER Sheets…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Copic Multiliner B-2 SET Black Ink…
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Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 BLACK Ink Marker
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Tonic GLOSS SIMPLY WHITE Nuvo Crystal…
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Best Creation SMALL SQUARES 3-D Foam…
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Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink…
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Lawn Fawn LOBSTER Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED…
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip…
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Copic Sketch Marker R30 PALE…
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Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker YR02 LIGHT ORANGE…
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 GARNET Dark Red
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Copic Sketch MARKER R37 CARMINE Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker V17 AMETHYST…
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Copic Sketch Marker V15 MALLOW Violet…
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Copic Sketch Marker V12 PALE LILAC…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y19 NAPOLI YELLOW…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y06 YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER B06 PEACOCK BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN’S EGG BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG09 LETTUCE…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG07 ACID GREEN…
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Copic Sketch Marker YG05 SALAD Green…
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23 thoughts on “Simon Says: Anything Goes

  1. OH, MY GOODNESS!!! This is beyond adorable!!! I can’t wait to try making this. I’ll make sure to credit you with the AMAZING ideas!! So in Love with this card.

    My three and six year olds saw my card and asked for her own elephant and balloons to color and give to s special friend. She and her older sister were super excited to color their elephants and share some love.

    Thank you so much for the fabulous ideas!!

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  2. Awww cutest ever! I just went ahead and saw the youtube video of you making the card. Jeez, this card is so amazing it gave me goosebumps the first time I saw it. You go girl! Have a lovely day. xx Ankita

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