Monday, September 16, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Skeleton ATC's using Poppy Stamps' Surprise Skeleton Die

"Monochrome" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  Monochrome is always a challenge for a color-mixing fanatic like me, but I still got my multi-color fix on by making a handful of happy skeleton ATC's, each in a different color palette.


I started by cutting some circles using Penny Black's Abstract Flowers die, the Sizzix Big Shot and Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  I love the wonky circles in this set that are so versatile.

Next I cut some ATC cards and stamped them with scallop shapes using Inky Antics' Scallop Background Builder set.

I painted the circles and cards with acrylic paint.

I added some white paint on top to tone down the color.  

While the paint dried, I cut some skeletons out using the Surprise Skeleton die.

When my cards were dry, I glued the circles onto them, then sprinkled some Infusions stain onto everything and spritzed them with water.  

While my cards dried, I cut around my skeletons and glued them onto the circles on the cards.  I outlined the edges of the cards with black paint.  I also stamped some Halloween text onto the background using Inky Antics' Happy Haunting stamp set and glued on more circles I'd cut and painted.

I thought about adding some Halloween sentiments, but decided to add some happy sunshiney words instead for some fun.  And for one last bit of flair, I made hats and crowns for my skeletons.






I got a kick out of combining skeletons with happy-clappy phrases and this whole project made me smile.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


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Monday, September 9, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2019, Healing Hugs Stamp Set

Welcome to another Stamptember celebration at Simon Says Stamp!  We are featuring some of the SSS exclusive Stamptember releases this week here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and my tag features the Healing Hugs stamp set.


This tag is a mish-mash of washi tape in the background, then some stenciling and stamping on top of it.  I always throw some acrylic paint into the mix and have also been enjoying Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels.  Those scribbly-looking leaf shapes that are going up the edge of the tag are from Simon's Sribble Flowers stamp set, which I think is wonderfully versatile.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Be sure to keep your eye on Simon Says Stamp this month to enjoy all the exclusive stamp sets and dies.  And upload your stamped creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp.