I am SO excited to share with you my first Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge card! This week’s challenge is Spots and Dots-just use something with dots on your card (stamp, pattern paper, stencil etc) and the design team is using products from Paper Smooches.
I decided to create a rainbow colored card as a thank you to my friend Cheiron for encouraging me to even put my name in the hat for this uber creative team! She loves all things rainbow!
I then secured the paper down with painters tape, then covered it with the Simon Says Stamp Medium Dot stencil. Using a clean Mini Blending Tool, I sponged up some water from my craft sheet and pounced it over the stencil. Be careful, you don’t want too much water in your blending tool, or it will run under the stencil. Also, give your distress ink a chance to react with the water. This doesn’t happen immediately. Take off your stencil to reveal the water colored looking polka dots- SO cool right!?!
I actually did all the above steps a second time so I would have similar cardstock to be able to cut the Simon Says Stamp mini star dies from. I thought these were so cute I saved all the extra ones to decorate some other fun parts of this project ( you will see below)
I used some glossy accents to attach some of the stars, overlaying them in a similar color area that they were cut from. Sprinkling them throughout the card. I just love how this part turned out! On the extra colored watercolor paper I also stamped a speech bubble from the SSS Talk Bubbles 2 set and then the “uber cool” sentiment from Paper Smooches Slang Gang. I cut this out and foam taped it off the card.
On the inside of the card I sprinkled some more of those stars and with a black glaze pen I wrote out “thank you”
And because I had some more stars and I thought they were so pretty I adhered some to the envelope and doodled Cheirons name with a black glaze pen. I will pop this in the mail to her tomorrow 🙂
Edited to add: one of my blog readers pointed out to me that Jennifer McGuire showed this technique on her blog. I had missed this post from her but love how her card came out! It is so neat how distress inks react with water, opens up a lot of different possibilities when playing with these inks! Be sure to check out Jennifer’s post here
Ok- so how do you enter the challenge? What could you win!?!
Just by playing along (creating something with spots & dots) 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!
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!