Thursday 11 February 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: one layer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: one layer.

Showcasing Paper Smooches...I ordered some yesterday from SSS, but I'm not sure if they'll arrive in time, so in the meantime I made this one layer card without Paper Smooches. If I get them in time I will make the card I have in mind, otherwise I will still own a few fabulous Paper Smooches dies ;-)

Anyway for the card I used a stencil from Tim Holtz (splotches) I bought yesterday at my craftstore, so I kinda had no choice but to use it ;-)
I inked Distress ink through it (mermaid lagoon, mowed lawn and twisted citron).
To me it now looks like a car track, which gives me idea for more cards lol.

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine, it's from Sizzix (birthday by Stephanie Barnard).

I first attempted to make a stamp from my SSS painted happy birthday die and, although I had some successes in the past, today the craftfoam didn't want to play nice. I became all squished and flat, and layering two or three was too difficult. )sorry about the photo I had already trashed it ans used as scrap ;-) )

I needed a nice bold sentiment that would stand out from the background without layering. thought about adding a white gel pen border, but I don't think it needs it, just rhinestones...every card needs some bling lol
I didn't have a mowed lawn colored rhinestone so I used a Spectrum Noir marker to color a white or silver or colorless one, not sure which color it is ;-)

Had the blue and lime green one, but otherwise I could also have colored them with alcohol markers or alcohol ink or alike...little tip there for you ...

I thought it could be a boy or man birthday card, but not sure if they would appreciate the bling.
The splotches also remind me of confetti and versatile lol

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  1. sweet card, I adore the design...luv the colors too! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  2. haha i was just working on an idea for this week's wednesday challenge and i found i did have paper smooches balloon dies...I put them in with the SSS balloon dies and forgot the brand...until i took out the sleeve oh well my package from sss is on it's way and i'm sure i will love them and be able to use them