Monday, September 30, 2013

Paper Smooches and Simon Says Say It With Stamps Challenge

I have a quick card to share with you tonight for the Simon Says Stamp Say It With Stamps Challenge. This challenge focuses on the words. I wanted to use the Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Cardstock that I recently acquired. One of the last covers of Papercrafts Magazine (insert frowny face!) served as my inspiration. Here's my card:

To create this card, I lined my sentiments up on my work mat, using the lines to make sure that they were straight. (I got the idea for stamp placement from Jennifer McGuire but I can't for the life of me find her card to link to.) Anyway, I used a Fiskars stamp press to pick them up in the same position. I stamped using Versamark ink and then heat set with clear embossing powder. (Note, it is essential that your stamps are clean when using clear embossing powder. Don't ask me how I know!) Next, I scribbled distress markers onto my craft mat, spritzed some water and painted my sentiment block. I always love watching the magic of stamp resist.  I stamped the die-cut butterfly and used the same technique to color it and adhered it to my card with a foam dot.

Paper: Bazzill Cardshop Cardstock (Marshmallow); Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Carstock; Authentique Pattern Paper (Lively);
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Flap Happy; Birthday Sampler);
Die: Paper Smooches (Butterfly 3);
Inks: VersaMark; StazOn (Brown); Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters)
Misc.: Clear Embossing Powder


Leslie Miller said...

You did a great job lining up those stamps! I thought at first it was all one big stamp. Pretty colors!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty project! Beautiful mix of sentiments and colors! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

MichelleZ said...

This is lovely! The distress marker resist technique worked beautifully here. A great way to highlight those word stamps. Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh this is a fantastic card! Love the idea of lining all the words up on the mat first.

Kara said...

Great job with your design. I know... I'm sad about PC magazine too!