Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hello, You're the Apple of my Pie - Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #37


So I am obviously very bad at this blogging thing, but I found a challenge that will help me create something every week and give me something to put here! YAY!

I found Flickr!

So I am taking part in the Simon Says Stamp challenge, here is the link for the challenge so you can check it out!

My card. . . . . 

 Yeah, I'm actually pretty proud of!

I used the Simon Says Stamp white card stock for my card base, a Core'dinations colorcore cardstock sheet in a red color for my background panel, lightly sanded on the edges, and then Simon Says Stamp kraft paper for my top panel. All the Simon Says Stamp paper came in one of the monthly card kits that I got.

I used the painted hello die from Simon Says Stamp, it actually came in the September card kit. I die cut it three time from the red paper then realized that I needed it to be a different color so I cut one more in black. I stacked them up and glued them all together for some dimension then colored it black cuz I really wanted it to be BLACK! Then I coated it with glossy accents, cuz I also wanted it to be shiny!

I used the SSS Apple of My Pie set, it came in the November stamp kit. I stamped and clear heat embossed the "YOU'RE THE APPLE OF MY PIE"

I used some chips that also came in the November card kit and stamped the pie piece in Simon says black  ink and clear heat embossed it as well. Coloring the pie. . . I didn't really know what to do at first, I'm just starting out so don't really have a lot of options. I have Tombow markers but the colors that I had just were not working for me. I recently got 4 sets of the Tim Holtz distress inks so I thought that I would see if I could use them kinda like water colors. I stamped them on an acrylic block and used my Tombow colorless blender pen and it worked perfectly!!!!! I don't know if lots of people already do that, I had never seen it before so I was glad it worked!

I die cut the large red hearts with the Paper Smooches Hearts Die from the same red Core'dinations colorcore cardstock, and used the small heart stamp that is part of  SSS Apple of My Pie set stamped with Color Box Cats Eye Pigment, in Merlot. It matched my red paper perfectly! For a finishing touch I used two small black enamel dots from Virginia Turtle on either side of my sentiment.

Also, there is NO glitter on this card!  Makes me kinda sad but I know I go overboard with wanting to put glitter on everything so I refrained from using any at all! I think that my next card will be a shaker card just to make up for that!

So that is it! This challenge changes every two weeks, I think I have one more that is two weeks long also so that I can do one challenge every week and try to be a little more regular on here!

See you next time!


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