Tuesday 15 March 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: stars

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: use some lucky stars.

We Dutch people do not celebrate St. Patrick's day and so I don't have any supplies for it, like a clover stamp or wishbone or alike.

But the theme "use stars" could also apply to a birthday or an encouragement card like "you're a star".
And although I have a few ideas, which I might still submit, this is what I came up with so far.

I used watercolor paper and the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons  set for the sentiment and the stars. I stamped them with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder from Zing.

I used Distress inks for my watercoloring (picked
raspberry, mustard seed and ripe persimmon) and I swiped those on some acetate, then sprayed the acetate with water to get the color moving and smooshed my watercolor panel into it, let it dry and repeat. A couple of times to het the heat embossing to stand out.
Not sure how well you can tell from the photo, in real life it stands out ;-)

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: stars, see this

I cased myself ;-)..I  made this card for my borther's birthday last year. I used the same stars and a bolder, simpler sentiment from Sizzix (birthday by Stephanie Barnard)
I don't remember if Iused the smooshing techinque here or  just the brush, Looks to me like I wetted the paper and let the inkspread, also Distress inks (cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers).


  1. Love a smoothed background - these are such bright, happy and fun cards!

  2. Love the backgrounds on your cards, they are so bright and cheerful. Thanks for entering them in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Cathie <3