Monday, April 17, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Cards Made with Dylusions Ink

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "Splash it On."  I made a background using Dylusions Ink Sprays and water, which I cut into rectangles and made into a set of cards.

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, which I think holds up nicely to lots of wet stuff. I sprayed on a variety of Dylusions Ink Sprays, then sprayed water on top of the ink spray to make it blend and drip down my page.

As my ink spray started to dry, I added a few layers of white paint smears on top.  When the ink and paint was completely dry, I glued on some text paper in torn strips and circles.

I added more white paint and a ring die from Seth Apter.  I added some paint to areas where there wasn't enough.

The last step for my background page was to add some white texture paste through stencils (Tim Holtz's Bubble stencil and Simon Says Stamps' Falling Snow stencil).

Once my background page was done, I cut it into smaller rectangles and then decorated each one.  On the card pictured below, I used a tree stamp (Paper Artsy: Kim Dellow EKDO2) and a wonky circle stamp from Simon Says Stamp's Sparkle & Shine set.  I also added some Washi tape from Doodlebug and Illustrated Faith.

On the next card, I used a Tim Holtz Wildflowers die and some patterned paper scraps.  The months are from a Paper Artsy stamp set (Everything Art EEA03) and the building is from a Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline die.

On this card, I used a Spellbinders die (Orange You a Tomato), some patterned paper (Bo Bunny's Believe) and some Illustrated Faith Washi tape.

This card was made with the Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline dies, patterned paper scraps, Washi tape from Doodlebug and a swirlie circle die from Reverse Confetti.

The next card is accented with patterned paper (Cool Kid by Crate Paper) and a part of a photo I took of an awesome retro turquoise van.

The last card also uses the Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline dies, Doodlebug Washi tape and patterned paper scraps.

It's always a good sign when your workspace is a scattered mess and there are inky paper towels and your own painty fingers everywhere.  These cards were a lot of fun and reminded me of why I love the bright juicy colors of Dylusions Ink Sprays!

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

I am excited to see how you "splash it on" this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog to inspire the rest of us and be entered to win the $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Monday, April 10, 2017

My Cards and Tags: Easter Envelopes made with Inky Antics Hare Mail Stamp Set

Easter is on its way and I loved this week's "Hip Hop" theme for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I made some bunny-themed envelopes to mail my Easter greeting cards in.

I started out with patterned paper, which I made envelopes out of using the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers.  Then I collaged, painted, stamped and fussy-cut scraps and bunnies to stick on the envelopes.  I used Inky Antics' adorable Hare Mail stamp set for both envelopes.

For the envelope below, I used Shimelle's Go Now Go paper for the background and added more scraps of patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid).  I stamped some circles using Simon Says Stamp's Scribble Flowers set and fussy-cut a bunny and the "Hare Mail" sign and the "To" box using the stamp set from Inky Antics.

For the yellow envelope, I used some Heidi Swapp paper for the base level and added scraps, stamping, washi tape and more fussy-cut images.

I typed out the addresses of my recipients using the We R Memory Keepers typewriter.

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

I can't wait to see your interpretation of our hip hop theme this week!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.