Challenges · Making Cards

Do Your Best-Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Hello, and welcome to my blog! Today’s post features my card for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. However, before we get into the card and details, I wanted to share some updates to the blog.

I created some new pages to the blog, that I think will be helpful to new card makers.

The first new page includes my favorite card making tools, with affiliate links (you may have noticed that I added affiliate links a few months ago, more details on the tool page). The second page has some quick tips for new card makers. This tips are more general right now, but as I plan to add basic technique videos.

Ok, back to business! This week, the theme for SSS Wednesday challenge is Back to School, with the product focus being SSS. I was purging my studio this weekend, and came across the set I used today. I almost put it in the purge pile, but held back.

Sorry about the poor photos, it was another rainy weekend in South Florida. By the time I made this card, the sun was gone.

I started out by trimming down a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I stamped the cute animal outlines from Fingerprint Doodle with Altenew Jet Black ink, along with the sentiment. I added the “fingerprints” with Altenew’s Vanilla Cream, Industrial Diamond and Milk Chocolate. I added a touch of color to each image with Copic markers.

I made a card base from MFT’s Kraft cardstock, and added the panel with fun foam and Scor-Tape.

Very clean and simple. This card came together very quickly. I was glad, as I’ve been stuck, feeling overwhelmed with too much choice. I’m going to try to institute a spending freeze for August. Hopefully it forces me to use what I have on hand, AND allow me to save for Stamptember. Gah, is it really already August?!?!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back on Wednesday, I have another clean and sort of simple card to share. Oh, and let me know what you think about the new pages! Anything you would like to see included?

Nicole

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