Hello! I back in my craft room today after a long time away! My husband and I just returned from a vacation we took to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The ocean at one of the beaches we visited on our vacation had such beautiful colors! I used the colors as an inspiration for the background of today’s card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
The challenge for this week: Make Your Own Background
To make this card, I used images from the Stamper’s Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set. First, I stamped out a flower and stem onto watercolor paper with versafine ink. Next, I sprinkled white embossing powder over the images and heat set them. Then, I blended three colors of distress oxide ink onto the background. I sprayed some water onto the paper and blotted it with tissue to create a distressed look.
Next, I created a border around the background with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. Then, I cut out and glued together several happy birthday words from the Sizzix Thinlits Celebrate die set and attached them onto the background. To finish the card, I glued everything onto a top folding A2 size notecard and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew.
My vacation was enjoyable, relaxing, and inspirational. I know I will be coming back to the memories to help me create ideas for my handmade projects!
Thanks for stopping by! – Mona
Stamper’s Anonymous (Tim Holtz) Flower Garden stamp set
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mowed lawn, peacock feathers, and mermaid lagoon)
Tim Holtz water color paper
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle die
Sizzix Thinlits Celebrate Dies
110 lb Neenah Solar White cardstock
Hero Arts white embossing powder
Yoseng makeup brushes
Nuvo Crystal Drops (morning dew)