Challenges · Making Cards

Simon Say Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Distress It

Happy Wednesday and good to see you! I have another quick post, to share the card I squeezed in this weekend for Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge. This week the challenge is Distress it! Easy peasy!

This card kinda goes along with the other cards in my post I will share on Friday. I really struggled with inspiration this weekend, as my mind was on home improvement projects and not crafting. I found myself making backgrounds with no clear idea of what to do with them. This is one of them.

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I started out taping down a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to a craft mat, adding a circle mask to the middle, and then taping down the stencil from the December My Monthly Hero kit. Next, using a blending brush, I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink around the circle.

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Then I blended Blueprint Sketch over the rest of the stencil. Once I removed the stencil and the mask, I spritzed the panel with Shimmer Spray and then I had to figure out what to do. I decided to use the same Hero Arts kit to build a scene, stamping the camel, tent and sentiment from the kit in Altenew Jet Black ink. I stamped the grass stamp from the Safari kit, and also rubbed the ink pad on the bottom of the scene to fill in the open space. I stamped the star from the December kit with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold powder.

Next I die cut the scene using the circle from Concord and 9th’s Everyday Greetings set (I had it out while trying to figure out what to do and it fit the masked circle perfectly lol). I added the circle with foam tape, and added the stenciled panel to a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card base.

The card sort of has a Christmas vibe to it, and I wish I had used a different sentiment. Although, the yellow does make it seem like the scene glows. Sigh, I hope I get over this block soon. I have some new items arriving this coming week, but I also have so many sets I’ve only used once or twice. The issue is I have so many things via for my time (crafting, home improvements etc). I need to find a way to better manage my time.

Thanks for stopping by, and listening to my rambling!

Nicole

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