Monday, April 18, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Be Brave Card using Katzelkraft's Rainy Day Stamp

"Whatever the Weather" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme and it seemed appropriate for my neck of the woods.  We had rain, hail, gorgeous sunshine and snow over the span of a few days.  I didn't know whether to crack out my rain jacket or my sandals, but such are the wardrobe challenges associated with this time of year!  In any event, I made a card using this fantastic stamp from Katzelkraft called, Windy Day.

I've seen the power of wind in my life, both living here in the US and when I lived abroad.  It is no joke and I've had my share of inside-out umbrellas, flying trampolines, trees plucked from the ground and collapsed sheds (none of those are hypothetical).  But I love the idea that we can keep standing as strong as we possibly can no matter what hard things are swirling all around us.

I started this card on Strathmore Mixed Media paper, which I stamped the image onto using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.

I smeared some white acrylic paint onto the areas that I knew I'd be coloring in just because a painted surface is easier (in my humble opinion) to blend additional colors on top of.  Once I had my areas blocked out, I just smeared colored acrylic paint on with my fingers.

I colored in the background of the card itself with Distress Ink.  I added a strip of text to the bottom of the card and dotted on some lighter blue acrylic paint to replicate puddles.  I used the Be Brave sentiment and set it off with a piece of stripped washi tape.

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

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