Hello again!! It’s time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week the challenge is
Spring and/or Easter
We are showcasing Stampendous/Spellbinders 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 $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I’m not much for florals, only because I feel like I can’t color them quite right. I can’t copic color them, I can’t watercolor them, I can’t color them with color pencils. It’s just not my niche. But these flowers. I love these flowers. They’re so pretty and all I had to do was die cut them out!! I was on such a roll, that I die cut enough to make 3 cards with them! These flowers are called Mini Bloom and Sprigs from Spellbinders.
I used several pastel colored card stocks and I sat down with my Sidekick mini die cutter and my iPad (to watch New Amsterdam) and I just cut away. I used Cotton Candy, Lemon Chiffon, Sea Glass, Lavender and Green Apple card stocks. I also used a strip of peach colored card stock that came from the Echo Park, Our Baby Girl Paper Pack.
I used a Double Stitched Oval die to cut out the center of my card front and then I ink blended a light layer of Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink on the background. The cross is from an old stamp set and die that I had in my stash. I die cut it three times with Woodgrain Card Stock and then I glued them together. I ink blended the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Before putting everything together, I used the largest Stitched Rectangle Die to give a nice stitched edge around my card front.
I arranged my flowers around the opening of the oval and then I used some Press N Seal to keep them right where I wanted them. Then I popped some flowers up with different sized 3D Foam Squares and glued the rest so I had multiple layers. I went over the flowers with my Aqua Shimmer Pen to give them some sparkle.
My sentiment is the Easter die cut by Simon Says Stamp. I ink blended a panel of Bristol Smooth Card stock with Dried Marigold and Candied Apple Distress Inks and cut out the Easter sentiment. I die cut it two more times and glued them together to add dimension. The Blessings is also from a retired Simon stamp set. I went over the Easter with my Aqua Shimmer Pen. I popped my front panel up with some Foam Tape.
For my second card, I used an image from the Bunny Wishes stamp set by Simon Says Stamp and I colored it with my Copic Markers. I did the same process with the Oval die and flowers. I arranged them where I wanted them and then used Press N Seal to glue them in place. I used X-Press It Copic Friendly Card for this card and I colored another image the exact same way but using Neenah Card Stock. I definitely like this image better than the one on my final card I think because it’s softer. I fussy cut out my bunny image.
For this background, I decided to ink blend a little Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink on some Bristol Smooth Card Stock and then I sprinkled some water on it. I ran the panel through an old embossing folder.
I popped my front panel up with some Foam Tape and used the sentiment from the Bunny Blessings Stamp Set by Simon.
To finish my second card off, I added a few Glossy Blossom Pearls in the lower left corner.
This card was done the exact same way so I’ll just share a few photos. The only difference is I didn’t use Copic Friendly X-Press It card stock, I just used Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock. I do still like this image, but for this particular challenge of mostly pastel colors, I think I like the image on the 2nd card better. But I didn’t want to waste it so I just made a third card. I popped this bunny up with some 3D Foam Squares.
The butterflies are from the Bunny Blessings Stamp Set. I ink blended Dried Marigold in the background of this card too.
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