I am back with a Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card! This week’s challenge is Make Your Own Background – Sometimes a background of a card gets overlooked, or its always easy to dive into your pattern paper stash- but how fun and unique to create your own with all the papercrafting supplies you have!? The design team is featuring supplies from Gelatos made by Faber Castell this week. I had purchased a few single colors of gelatos in the past, but I was ready to dive in feet first and I splurged on the 34 piece gift set of gelatos!
Since I had some duplicate colors I have a Blog Giveaway for you- be sure to read to the bottom to see the details!
I am really pleased with how this card came out it is a very different style for me- so let me get started in explaining it!
I first used some washi tape to hold down the Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil over a piece of Distress Watercolor paper. I then rubbed different colors of the gelatos through the stencil. Starting with the lightest color and layered them to the darkest. This looked like a scribbly mess but I stuck with it. With the stencil still positioned I used a baby wipe to blend and smooth out the color.
Once I got the background to look the way I wanted, I then colored some pinks on a scrap piece of Distress Watercolor paper, blending it out with a baby wipe- to diecut the Butterfly Delights from Memory Box. I did the same thing with greens to diecut the Straight Stalks die from Memory Box. I used Multi-Matte Medium to adhere all my little bits. I squeezed a glob out on my Ranger craft sheet and used the best applicator tool ever, my finger to put the glue on the stalks and butterflies. I didn’t want all the butterflies to be flat so for those I only put adhesive on the center of them, and I pinched their wings inward a bit.
Once I had all those teeny butterflies on the card, I cut a strip of Distress Watercolor Paper to stamp the sentiment on. I rubbed the Metallic Melon Gelato right on the stamp, lightly misted with water and stamped it. I like the watercolor look this gives and the sentiment “hello beautiful” from the Simon Says Stamp featuring Mama Elephant Summer Garden stamp set is quickly becoming one of my faves!
I cut the sentiment into a banner, and used foam tape to adhere it to the card. One final detail is I added some clear wink of stella glitter pen on some of the butterflies.
I think this card is pretty different for me- but I am enjoying it! I love how card challenges really stretch your creativity and get you out of a rut.
Ok- so now it’s time for YOU to enter the challenge.
Just by playing along (creating a card where you made your own background) and linking up your project to the SSS Wednesday Challenge post you can qualify to enter a $50 shopping voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.
One lucky winner will be chosen at random, it could be you!
Ok, as I mentioned I had some duplicate colors of the gelatos- so I would like to gift them to one lucky reader of my blog. In order to win just subscribe to my email newsletter AND leave me a comment below. If you are already a subscriber just note that in your comment. I will pick a winner Tuesday September 16th at 9am and post the winner in next weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge post! Good Luck!!!
I really hope to see some of my blog readers join in on all the fun and play along with the challenge. I can’t wait to stop by some of your blogs and take a peek at what you have made. Have a wicked fun time creating!
Make sure to check back each Wednesday for another fun challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
I really like this card! I never knew how to use these paints. This looks almost like watercoloring. Thanks for sharing
I love your card and the colors are awesome! When you do the gelatos like that do you have to add a fixative or anything or just give it time to dry?
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your comment 🙂 I haven’t used anything to set them, they are very similar to other watercolors and every thing seems to stay put just fine 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions!
Really love the cool background that you made with stencil and Gelato! Gorgeous design all around, Jenn!
Gorgeous card Jenn!! Such a lovely design! Now I need that stencil!! 🙂
I love the background of this card! Gelatos look so versatile and beautiful!!! Love your work! It was fun surfing a new blog!
Gorgeous swipes of color and design!!
Simon Says Stamp!
Fabulous card Jenn, your background is amazing and I love your little butterflies.
Gorgeous ! that wavy background is amazing 🙂
Your design is fantastic! So cheerful! I subscribed to the newsletter and would L-O-V-E to win the gelatos. I have seen them on other blogs, but I don’t own any and really want to play around with some!
I love your card and how you used the gelatins in different ways! I have yet to get some gelatins in my stash, but I’m really looking forward to experimenting with them! Thank you for the inspiration, now I’m gonna have to go buy some! I’m already a subscriber.
Absolutely gorgeous Jenn – I love your design and the colour choices! Everyone has used a different technique this week and I am learning so much!! Love it!
I love the background that you created and the pink butterflies are so lovely – thanks for the chance to win
What a fabulous background and it really makes a gorgeous card.
I love the background you created! The colors are beautiful and the little butterflies are so cute! That’s a card that anyone would be delighted to get! Thank you for sharing it and for sharing your experience making it. I haven’t made many cards but I’m learning something every day. Thank you for teaching me some things. I’m a subscriber and I look forward to every post.
Hi Jen, I think your card turned out wonderfully. I love that you even used your gelatos to make your butterflies POP!!! Very very cute idea. I only have a couple of gelatos, so needless to say, I haven’t really played with them that much. Hmmmm, I may have to rethink that. lol… Anyways, I am already a subbie and I really am glad as I love seeing all the creative things you do. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Hugs Lisa G
Such a beautiful card a a thanks for a great giveaway! I just subscribed and am off to look at more of your work. 🙂
Love the new look…looks as if it were painted instead of stenciled…good to try new things!
I am already subscribe and my fingers are tingling looking at all the new stuff I am going to have to get to make this card! I love it because it is so versatile for different occasions, just what I like 🙂
Love how this background and your stalks and butterflies turned out! You achieved beautiful colours with the gelatos. I don’t know anything about gelatos, but I may be checking them out a little closer after seeing this card and some others from the DT ! Thanks for sharing this today.
hi Jenn! nicely done, luv how this looks….hope you have a wonderful weekend!
sparkle & shine *~*
I have a few gelatos and every time I try to use them I get flustered and feel like whatever I’ve made just doesn’t come out as nice as when I see others using them. Looking at your card encourages me to try again 😀
I’m already a subscriber ^_^
Gorgeous card Jenn, a fabulous stencilled background – lovely colours and such pretty coloured die cut and sparkling butterflies!!!
I tried gelatos for the first time in Dina’s class at Paperclubhouse. I love how you used them with the stencil.
PS. I’m a subscriber!
I love that background that you created! Very pretty card!
Swoon! I LOVE how this turned out, Jenn! Hadn’t given that wave stencil a 2nd look, but now it’s on my wishlist – love your results!!
Fabulous card Jenn 🙂 the colours and whole design of this is fabulous ! I love how you used baby wipes to blend ! will have to try this, my fingertip got quite sore ,,, lol 🙂
Lols x x x
LOVE this card! And I’m already a subscriber… 🙂
Love the background you created….sometime I forget I have some of the gelatos. Need to pull them out so i can see them! Thanks for the chance to win~!!
Thank you Carol- I am still new to them so they haven’t gotten buried yet hehehe. Just reminder to be eligible to win I also ask that you subscribe to my newsletter here https://shurk.us/shurk-news
Thanks again! 🙂