10/16/2014

Color Coordinates

Here I am, back with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Color Coordinates". I've been busy creating projects I can't show yet, although you might get a sneak on Instagram :o)
However, today I took a break and created this card.

These colors scream for a Halloween card, but I wanted to play with my Super Duo set and made this one:


I don't think I'll ever get enough of this set. The supergirl is colored with Copics, the background behind the negative die-cut is, too. I hope you like it!
Thanks for visiting!

Vanessa

supplies:
Simon Says Stamp With Mama Elephant Stamptember Exclusive Super Duo stamp set + dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die - Copic markers - Stylefile markers

10/09/2014

Playing With My Stamps

A very happy day to you from sunny Germany! I have another Mama Elephant card to share. I've been enjoying playing with my new stamps, this time it was the set Carnival Cupcakes. I don't think I'll ever get enough of the cute images! Here is the card:


I created this watercolor wash with Tombow markers and water. The bear and the cupcake were colored with Copics. To finish the card off, I die-cut sequins from another piece of watercolored paper and combined them with real sequins. This card will be entered to the Mama Elephant and me challenge "Anything Goes" and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Watercolors".


Thanks for visiting!

Vanessa

supplies:
Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes stamp set, Confetti Creative Cuts - Tombow Marker - Copic Marker - Stylefile Marker - Tsukineko ink - Stempelküche stamp - Pretty Pink Posh sequins

10/08/2014

Stretching My Stamps

Although I might have too many stamps (but really, can anyone ever have too many??), I like to look at them, stretching my stamps from time to time and use them in an unexpected way. Today, I chose to do so with my Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set "Scribble Flowers". I love how versatile this set is! I already used it here and here and wanted to find another way to use it. While looking at it, I suddenly saw baubles. So here comes a christmas card made with a flower set:


The small circles made perfect light accents, don't you think? To create this card, I heat-embossed the scribbled circles using clear embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I colored the baubles with Distress Inks mixed with water. Onto the background, I applied a light watercolor wash with light blue Distress Ink. For the sentiment, I used the "happy" die from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Happy Birthday dies and die-cut it from black cardstock. After I had adhered it to the card, I stamped "holidays" from the winnie & walter set "The Big, the Bold, and the Happy". To finish the card off, I adhered Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I hope to have inspired you to look at your stamps and find different ways to use them! Thanks for visiting today!

Vanessa

supplies:
Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers stamp set, Happy Birthday Craft Dies, clear embossing powder, black cardstock - winnie & walter The Big, the Bold, and the Happy - Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins - Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar - Tsukineko Tuxedo Black Ink - Tsukineko Versamark Ink - watercolor paper