Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hi all!!  I am here to share my entry for the newest Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.  It has been quite a while since I've had the opportunity to enter into a challenge - usually I am making inspiration ( hopefully they are) cards for the DT that I am on, but for today's card, I am entering!  Feels good too!  Just to play!!  So - I had lots of fun coming up with the concept of my card!  The challenge is all about Friends or a Super Hero.  They are focusing on Mama Elephant stamps - and of course you do not have to use ME stamps - but since I have them, and ones that really fit the challenge, why not!

I looked through my ME stamps and one of my all time favorites is In My Heart!  I also like Tiny Heros, so I thought it would be fun to combine the two - convey a special message all at the same time!  I started out my card by die cutting a piece of my favorite white card stock - and I die cut it using the stitched frame from the popular Femme Frames from ME.  Then, I have some Sizzix Zig Zag Circle Dies and I cut one of the sizes out of some masking paper - I like the Inkadinkado Masking Paper.  I used the negative to create a mask, so I could do some inking of that shape in the middle.  I used Lemon Yellow ink from Hero Arts to ink up my background.  Once I was happy with that result, I removed my mask, and started working on my custom sentiment.  I used Sketchy Letters from ME, and stamped down the ' Be Your Own' part of the sentiment and used School House Red from Simon Says Stamp, and then I used the " You're My Favorite Superhero" sentiment from Tiny Heros and just inked up the 'Superhero' portion with Navy ink also from Hero Arts.  

I added some Wink of Stella Clear Brush Marker to add some sparkle and shine :)  Then I stamped my two girl images - one from Tiny Heros, and the other from In My Heart, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink because I used Copic Markers to color in my images.  Once I was finished with the coloring, I used the coordinating dies to die cut my images out.  Now it was time to start putting my card together.  My card base is a piece of School House Red from SSS - I stamped the Tiny Star background from Hero Arts with Versa Mark ink, and then coated my card base with Gold embossing powder, and then heat to set.  I then, die cut a piece of Fog card stock from a hill side border die I had in my stash to "ground" my two girl images.  I applied some foam adhesive to my hill side border, my two girl images as well as the main panel and I adhered everything into place.

I had fun creating this card!!  I think it is one of my favorites!!  See you all soon!

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE what you created Kari and was so excited to see you playing along :) thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!