We are showcasing Stampendous Products this week. If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.
As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
I started this card on a 6″ x 6″ piece of Bristol Smooth paper. I stamped the lovely Cora Background stamp by SSS using my Stamping Platform. I knew I was going to have to stamp it several times since I was using Bristol paper so I also had my SSS clear embossing powder on standby just in case I had to switch gears a bit. After stamping it 5 or 6 times, I decided to do just that. I poured clear embossing powder off the still wet ink and heat set it.
I took several Distress Oxide inks and started blending over my background image. I started with Cracked Pistachio, then moved on to Mermaid Lagoon then Peacock Feathers and lastly I used Blueprint Sketch around the edges. I cut it down to 4″ x 5.25″ paying close attention to where I was cutting it. I wanted to make sure the center of the background stamp was set off to the left a bit mainly because I didn’t want it dead center but also because I wanted to make sure I didn’t cut off all of the Blueprint Sketch. I really liked that color around the edges.
Moving on to my sentiment, I heat embossed the word Happy from the stamp set called Big Words Happy by Stampendous on some black card stock using white embossing powder. Unfortunately it’s out of stock at the moment, but if you click on the “Notify Me When Back In Stock” button, then SSS will send you an email when it’s back in stock. Then I fussy cut it. I added several large and small foam squares to the back to pop it up for dimension. Next I heat embossed the word Birthday, (also from the Big Words Happy set) on vellum using the same white embossing powder. I cut that down to a thin strip and tucked it behind the word “Happy”.
I wasn’t too sure if I liked how dark the black on black was so I just quickly created another background, only this time I used white embossing powder for the background stamp instead of clear over black. Side by side, I end up liking the black on black better, but I’m happy to have another card for my card stash. I have a craft fair this weekend and I’m usually always stressed that I don’t have enough cards. But this year is different. I have lots of cards to get rid of!!
It’s kinda crazy what a difference the color of the background stamp makes. I used the exact same Distress Oxide inks on both of these and they look completely different!!
Ok, here’s how my CRAZY week is going to go…. I have a craft fair to prepare for this weekend. I still have to make signs and pull everything out and wash the tablecloths, iron them, all that good stuff. It’s also STAMPtember on Saturday (WOOHOO) so I still have to make my project for that awesome event, which I’ll start first thing tomorrow morning. It’s also Jayden’s 11th Birthday on Thursday!!! He always has a sleepover this weekend so Friday night (the night before my craft fair begins) I’ll have a house full of wild and crazy boys!!! Before I have a house full of wild and crazy boys, I’ll have to clean my entire house, top to bottom! As if I don’t have enough to do this week. Don’t even ask me why I have to clean BEFORE having a house full of boys because I do not know the answer. All I know is it will give me MAJOR anxiety if I don’t do it. Somehow I’ll have to get up at 4 or 5 Saturday morning to prepare for my craft fair, leaving my house full of boys to my hubby. Even just typing all that is giving me anxiety… It may not sound like much to do, but for someone like me that gets sidetracked at the drop of a hat SQUIRREL!!!! It’s going to take a miracle to get it all done. Prayers and good luck wishes are welcome.
I repeated the process, only this time I sprayed my card stock with Distress Resist Spray. I had never used this spray before so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I love it. I love how it turned out.
As you can see, I used the Distress Resist panel as the background and I used the other panel to cut the letters out to spell “Frankly”. Before cutting out the letters, I sprayed the entire panel with Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.
This card cracks me up. I love punny cards like this. I just don’t make them enough.
For my card front, I die cut the Pebbles die by Simon Says Stamp in the lower section of my card stock, making sure to leave enough room at the top for the the word “Frankly”. I used the Journaling Alphas die by Neat and Tangled to cut the letters out of my ink blended panel.
I glued the card front to the Distress Resist panel, then spaced my letters out across the top. Once I had those glued evenly in place, I popped the heat embossed portion of the sentiment up on some craft foam using 1/4″ Scor-Tape.
Well hello again and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the Make Your Own Background Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
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We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some Tim Holtz products, we encourage you to use them.
I used the stamp called Triangle Turnabout. This was a new to me stamp set and I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to add this to my collection. This stamp is AWESOME!!! There’s so many possibilities. I mixed inks with embossing powders for this fun, fresh look.
This was so easy to make. This is definitely a good stamp to have if you need to make a card or two in a pinch. As I was making this, I was really liking how it looked with just one stamped impression. It got even better with the 2nd stamp or turn. I stamped it with Versamark for the first 2 turns and I could have easily stopped there. I loved how it looked with these two different embossing powders. Look at that shine!!
To start off, I had to make a jig. Concord and 9th has a great video showing you how to use these turnabout stamps, but basically I made a 6″x6″ square out of chip board or cardboard and then I adhered my Sea Glass card stock to the jig. Using my Misti I stamped my first “turn” with Versamark ink. Leaving my card stock on the jig, I took the whole thing out and heat set my first embossing powder. I put my jig (and card stock) back in my Misti and turned it 90 degrees clockwise. You can go either clockwise or counter clockwise but you have to keep going in which ever direction you start out with.
I repeated the process 3 more times, but only once more with the embossing powder. I chose another embossing powder for my 2nd turn.
Then I did the same thing two more times only this time I stamped it with Audrey Blue ink and then again using Slate ink by Simon Says Stamp.
Once I had my background done, it was really easy and quick to pull together my sentiment. I used the Kind Card Frame Add On die and cut out 3 layers using Neenah Solar White 80 lb. card stock. I cut it out once more using Slate Card stock by SSS. I glued all layers together, but slightly offset the bottom layers which was the layer cut using Slate card stock.
I cut my front panel down to 4″x5.25″ and attached a layer of craft foam slightly smaller in size. Then I glued the card front to my A2 sized slate background and then glued it all to a top folding card base. I always use Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock for my card bases. I glued my entire panel to the card base using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
And that’s it!!
I’m really looking forward to trying this with different inks and even different embossing powders. How fabulous would this look in purples and gold?
Sadly, this was all I had time for this week, but I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of this stamp in the near future.
If you’d like to see how I made this, you can either head to my YouTube channel where you’ll find all of my card tutorials or just click on the image below.