Wednesday 19 December 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Guestdesigner: Party!, with video


 I am happy to be back as a December guestdesigner for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges.
This week we're all about Party and showcasing Your Next Stamp Products.
As always you could win a $50 giftcard to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp shop.

For my card I've used the Your Next Stamp set called Silly Rockmonsters YNS468
I stamped them with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and cut them out, then colored them with my markers.
For the background I've used Distress Oxides and masked off triangles as if they were spotlights for the band.

I've then added some white gel pen on the edges of the "stage" so the singer doesn't fall off ;-).

The sentiment is from the same set and I've stamped it with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Wow! clear matt dull embossing powder. You can ofcourse do white, but I thought it would be too stark a cantrast, or silver, but I  rather fancied this matt version, you can see it and it's subtle enough for a guy.
Mounted the guitarist and singer on foamtape and adhered the drummer directly to the cardbase.
I also added some punched out music notes from glittery paper.


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:

Simon Says Stamp store:
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Mini inkblending tool:


Black soot

For the second card I used the keyboard player monster that was left over...ahhh..
I used the same sentiment, as I still had it in my Stampingtool, handy. I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink.
Heat set it to be sure.
Then I masked of an area  to inkblend DIstress inks on, I've used a finger dauber to get circular dots, that already helps with the Bokeh effct.
I've picked a lot of the bright colors: picked raspberry, wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron, mowed lawn, candied apple and spiced marmalade. But any that take your fancy will do. I just like the bright ones, esp if my little monster is at a concert.
Then I applied Lawn Fawn Yeti ink through a stencil, I made it with cardstock and circle nesting dies, but I also pulled out other circular stencils I have,  like the Simon Says Stamp Dotted circles. For bokeh it's important the smallest dots are the brightest or whitest and the bigger ones , more subtle, it makes them fall to the background.
You can layer the Yeti ink if needed, just heat set in between.
I colored my  keyboard player with Illustrator markers and mounted him with foamtape. he ended up in a different spot than intended, if you want to know why, watch the video ;-).

To play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.


  1. Wow! Your cards are really saying that it's Party Time!! So fun and cheerful, Maaike! I love how you did background in the second one especially. Thanks for inspiring and playing with us! :)


  2. Brilliant cards Maaike!! Your interpretation of the party theme is awesome!! The images are adorable and I love how you made the spotlights and how you used a gel pen to stop them from falling off the stage, hahaha, very clever ;-)
    The bokeh stencelling on your 2nd card is beautifully done too, it reminds me of those multicoloured disco lights!!
    Love them both and now need this stamp set!! :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Two wonderful cards Maaike! The monsters are super cute and I absolutely love your pretty bokeh background, I was really drawn to it in when I saw it in the DT blog.
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas xx