Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Warm Christmas Wishes
This month Simon Says Stamp is celebrating STAMPtember. I was privileged to receive a couple products from their new release to showcase. I received the Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set and the coordinating dies. When I saw the set, I knew I wanted to use the penguin and a pink and green color scheme. I started with a blue patterned paper that has a subtle ombre pattern. White pigment ink was sponged over a cloud stencil on the background paper and then embossed with sparkle embossing powder. The die cut sand dunes are actually from the same blue patterned paper. They are a light blue instead of white. The back sand dune is popped up over the background so that the various images could be on different layers. The image panel is matted with a pink patterned paper and then adhered directly to the card base. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the top sand dune.
After coloring the images with Copic markers and die cutting them, some were attached flat the background or sand dunes and others were popped up. The lights on the trees were given some sparkle with yellow and pink stickles. The surf board and beach ball have two coats of Wink of Stella clear glitter. The lens of the penguins glasses were coated with Glossy Accents and her hat was given polka dots with a white gel pen. Some iridescent sequins topped with stickles finish off the card. The picture above also gives a glimpse of the interior decorating that includes another surf board and two more beach balls.
Supplies (Items available in the SSS store are linked):
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (card base and interior writing panel), Neenah Bright White (images)
Patterned Paper: Glitz Design (Felicity 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp (Warm Christmas Wishes)
Copic Markers: Ball and Surfboards (YG03, 05; R81, 83, 85); Penguin (R81, 83, 85; N0, 3, 5; Y35, 38); Glasses (YG03, 05; BG10); Trees (G03, 07, 09, 14, 17; E31, 33, 35)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), VersaFine (Onyx Black), ColorBox (Frost White)
Tools/Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp dies (Warm Christmas Wishes), My Favorite Things die-namics (Snow Drift, Blueprints 1), Stickles (Yellow, Cotton Candy, Star Dust), Hampton Arts (Sparkle embossing powder), Darice Iridescent Sequins, Want2Scrap stencil (Clouds), Glossy Accents, Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (clear), Uniball Signo gel pen (white)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #279 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps September Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic (include a critter of some type)
Thanks so much to Simon Says Stamp for their generosity in providing me with these stamps and dies. I had so much fun playing with them and know I'll reach for them again and again.