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.
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 store: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
Your Next Stamp set: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Your-Next-Stamp-SILLY-MONSTER-ROCKSTARS-Stamp-Set-CYNS468-CYNS468
My Favorite Thing Extreme black ink: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/My-Favorite-Things-EXTREME-BLACK-Hybrid-Ink-Pad-MFT-2986-j82986?currency=USD
Mini inkblending tool:
Twisted citron: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Oxide-Ink-Pad-TWISTED-CITRON-Ranger-TDO56294-TDO56294?currency=USD
Mowed Lawn: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Oxide-Ink-Pad-MOWED-LAWN-Ranger-tdo56072-tdo56072?currency=USD
Wilted Violet: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Oxide-Ink-Pad-WILTED-VIOLET-Ranger-TDO56355-TDO56355?currency=USD
Shaded Lilac: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Oxide-Ink-Pad-SHADED-LILAC-Ranger-tdo56218-tdo56218?currency=USD
Mermaid Lagoon: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Oxide-Ink-Pad-MERMAID-LAGOON-Ranger-tdo56058-tdo56058?currency=USD
Tumbled glass: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Distress-Oxide-Ink-Pad-TUMBLED-GLASS-Ranger-tdo56287-tdo56287?currency=USD
Simon Says Stamp stamp cleaner: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Spray-Cleaner-Cleaner4-Cleaner4?currency=USD
Simon Says Stamp large grip paper block: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-LARGE-GRID-PAPER-Pack-Pad-SGRID1-The-Color-of-Fun-SGRID1?currency=USD
Versamark ink: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Versamark-WATERMARK-Rubber-Stamp-Emboss-Chalk-Resist-INK-PAD-VM-001-10213?currency=USD
Wow! Clear matt dull: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=300503¤cy=USD
Uni Signo ball pen: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Uni-ball-Pen-Signo-Gel-Pen-WHITE-Smooth-Broad-UM-153-26233?currency=USD
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.
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.