Monday, April 22, 2024

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Up in the Air Stars Card using Tim Holtz's Falling Stars Die and Paperdolls - Portraits

"Up in the Air" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme, so I went with stars as my up in the air inspiration.

I started by cutting a star panel using Tim Holtz's Falling Stars die and my Sizzix Big Shot.  Then I painted it white and while the white paint was still wet, I added some Infusions colored stain, which I spritzed with water.  Then I bumped up the color by adding more acrylic paint in pink and yellow.

That was bold and bright, which I love, but since that was also going to be the background of my card, I had to tone it down a bit.  I added some scraps of Simple Stories Color Palette paper for a more solid and calm area on which to build my focal point.  That focal point was this guy from Tim Holtz's Paperdolls Portraits.  And I made him a ridiculous hat, of course.  I also painted on some different colors in blue, yellow and green.

For the sentiment, I stamped and cut "stars shining" from Tim Holtz's Seasonal Scribbles stamp set, which seemed appropriate.  I assembled everything together and made a scallop bottom border using Art by Marlene's Postage Madness patterned paper.  I glued the whole thing to a piece of turquoise cardstock, which showed through the stars and this card was done!

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

I'm excited to see what you see in the air to inspire you this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!