Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #384


Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for It's Hip to be Square Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week the challenge is  

Anything Goes

 We are using Avery Elle products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-) 

I am using this cute cute cute set Konnichiwa  which was designed by my talented SSS Wed. Challenge design team mate Caryn Davis


I had SO much fun playing with this set. As you can tell, I got a little carried away and made 3 of them!


After stamping  the images in Versamark, I clear-emboss the Japanese Dolls, so I will not run the risk of messing up their hair-do. Also, the clear-embossing adds such a lovely shine on them. LOVE!

With masking, I stamped the 3 darling images and did my watercoloring.


This stamp is super easy to color! I highly recommend it  for special little girls in your life. I bet they would love to color!

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Add Some Splatter!

Hello friends!

If you follow my blog for a while, you know I give a lot of LOVE to my stamping.
Today's card was made with a lot of love.


Botanical Garden

 It may not look like much....
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This was what's involved with creating this card: emboss the flowers in two colors, apply Distress Inks, apply Distress Crayons and lots of ink-splatter.

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When you are having fun in embossing and stamping layers and layers of colors, nothing is "too much work".  I am sure you are likely to agree.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 29, 2016

More on The Large Frame Die

Hello friends!
I am back again with this Birthday Wishes Frame Die.


This time I am using just the sentiment. My photos below shows you how I colored the die with gradient of colors. I think the best way (for me) is to make the die cut and then blend in the inks (see top right).

I tried to create colored paper first and then die cut. However, I ended up ruining the sentiment. I think it's because that the paper was still wet from the ink-blending. Since the sentiment is quite intricate, I ruined a few of them.

I am pleased how it turned out with the ink-blending.
Birthday Wishes

I also added some gold stripey color paper for this festive design. The stamping of the balloons was done with MISTI. The new-to-me Nuvo (the gold ink droplets) is really neat. I now want to collect every colors!

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It truly is a versatile die if you see my last two posts (here and here).
This is not the last time you see me using this Birthday Wishes die... :) 

Birthday WishesKonnichiwa

 I hope my samples are helpful if you ever shop over Simon Says Stamp.
Your encouragement and support mean so much to me. Thank you!