I pulled out a free set (Birthday Celebration) that they sent me for MY birthday. I had not inked it up, but I love this elephant. I stamped the elephant and balloons in VersaFine Smokey Gray ink, and watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolors. The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed with clear embossing powder. The scene was die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die.
Happy Birthday to Simon Says Stamp!
And, YES, my fingers are crossed that I win one of the gift certificates!
Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson Watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.
I stamped one of my favorite flower stamps on watercolor paper with VersaMark, and embossed with clear powder. Then, I watercolored the flowers and stems. I trimmed it out to be a photo frame, and added a few punched butterflies.
Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, YoYo Yellow textured (retired), inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is One Layer, and they are highlighting Paper Smooches products.
I have one set of Paper Smooches sentiment stamps (Uplifters), and one set of Paper Smooches dies (Pocket). I embossed the flower dies into a note card cut out of watercolor paper, and used Sakura Koi watercolors to paint the embossed outlines. After the paper was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment.
Here is the inside, you can see the impressions of the dies:
I was so inspired by the lumpy little snowman (what is he made out of…meringue? so cute!), the different shades of blue, and the pearl heart pins.
I started by watercoloring a background in two shades of blue using Sakura Koi water colors. When that was dry, I mixed Micro Pearl (#650) Pearl-Ex with Pearl-Ex Varnish, and painted that over the “ground” section of my background. After the varnish dried, I die cut the background with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die.
I have 2 Essentials by Ellen stamp sets (Bold Blooms and Wish Big), and 3 sets of dies (Bold Blooms Matching, Bold Blossoms Stand Alone, and Wish Big). How the frack am I going to make a snowman?? In the end, I used the two solid not quite circle dies from Bold Blooms Matching for the two parts of the snowman, and part of the party hat die from Wish Big for the carrot nose.
The “wish big” sentiment was embossed using VersaFine Smokey Gray and Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder.
I assembled the snowman, drew in eyes and mouth with a Copic Multiliner, added enamel dots for buttons, and mounted him on the sparkly background. I added the snowflakes last…so the card could be used for a birthday, the holidays, or just a snow day!
Here is a close up of the Pearl-Ex sparkle:
I am so happy with how this turned out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic Multiliner, VersaFine Smokey Gray, watercolors – Sakura Koi, Pearl-Ex – Micro Pearl #650, Pearl-Ex Varnish, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, hat), Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.