Monday, January 29, 2024

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Have a Heart Card using AALL & Create's Heartnook and Numberama Dies

Our theme this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is "have a heart."  It's a simple little quote we've all heard, often used jokingly, but it struck me that having a heart (i.e. thinking of others and making an effort to be kind) is some pretty solid advice!  Note to self: keep working on that.

I started with a great new die from AALL & Create called Numberama that cuts these fantastically funky edges.  Then I brushed some green-toned paint around just to get something on my background.

I tore out a section of Dina Wakley's ledger paper and glued that onto my background.  Then I whipped out a stencil called Water Stains and used it to add the black circle outlines.  I colored the inside of the circles with white and pink paint.

While that dried, I stamped some text and number images onto newsprint paper using Tim Holtz's Sideshow stamp set.  I cut and tore it into random shapes.  I also cut out a heart using AALL & Create's Heartnook die set.

I glued the stamped text/number paper onto my background and played around with more paint, adding yellows and oranges into the mix.  I also added some brown and black around the edges of the card to emphasize all those lovely loopy shapes.

I hand-cut a wonky yellow letter "C" shape, then used the Heartnook die set again to cut out a quirky ring shape.  I painted both of them and also painted the heart, which I added more color to after I took this picture.  I used Tim Holtz's Seasonal Scribbles stamp set to stamp the word "Love."  I also scribbled around the inner edges of my card with Distress watercolor pencils.

All that was left was assembly and wah-la!  This card was done (including a classy white glue blob on the left side of the heart that I didn't notice until I saw this picture.  Ha!).

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

We're excited to see your heart-inspired creations this week!  Upload your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!