Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Ch797 Simon Says Stamp: March 27th Anything Goes. Hero Arts

 Hi Everyone!


It is Wednesday and I am here with some inspiration for the new challenge at the fun and awesome Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called: Anything Goes
The team is showcasing products from:  Hero Arts 
You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!)
This is my take:




How to make this card:

I started by making a cardbase and then diecutting a panel that I  .
I colored the images using copic markers and after I had diecut them I attached them to my card with foam adhesive. 


http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

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Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:


https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/products/hero-arts-fancy-cuts-dies-3d-matchbox-df113?variant=39942652756039

Spellbinders-sentiment-labels

Glossy Accent

Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 25 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!



Hope to see you there!


https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/






Don't miss the awesome way to be inspired to create new things every month - Sunscribe to Simon Says Stamp's lovely Card Kit! Inspiration can be found HERE!


You have until next Wednesday at  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram 


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Have a great day, hugs, Karin 



Saturday, March 23, 2024

Be Bold release Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone!  

Welcome to the Be Bold Blog hop! I am so happy to be part of today's - Simon Says Stamp Hop Day 2 celebraiting their latest release  Be Bold!



 Don't miss all the wonderful inspiration that was shared in Yesterday's hop. You will find all the details for that here; Blog Hop day 1. Also don't miss using the code GREEN when you shop to get $7 off with a purchase of $40 or more. This code will expire 3/24 at 11:59 pm EDT. While supplies last.









For the three cards above I diecut the wonderful Lush Leaves from watercolor paper and then colored them using Daniel Smith Watercolors. I diecut panels from watercolor paper and gold cardstock and assembled them to a cardbase once I had stamped the greetings with SSS Black ink. My sentiments are from Flower Block and Airy Greetings
I then decorated my panels with the diecut leaves and added some lovely 


For my thisd, instead fo coloring the leaves I cut a window of leaves and colored the bg instead. Simple yet beautiful. I added gold to my watercolors which shimmer when the light hits. 



My last and fourth card was extremely fast and simple using the new layering stamps called Airy Greetings. The color combinations for designs with these stamps are infinite and so fun. I went with a colorcombo that make me think of a tablecloth my grandma had when I was little (70's) (-: 





The products I used were all from the new release Be Bold

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/kit-year/2020/

 

Simon Says Stamp is very generously giving away a $25 coupon to one of my visitors who comments on my post down below. It is Simon who chooses the winner and his or her name will be posted on Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday the 27th of March. If You are the lucky winner you can email them to claim his/her prize :)


 



The link to the release is here: https://tinyurl.com/v7zch938




 Here  is the  Be Bold release gallery where you will find lots of more wonderful inspiration. Once you’ve created something with this amazing release, please share your creations there too!  


 

HOP ORDER:

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Caly Person

Nichol Spohr

Laura Bassen

Amy Rysavy

Debby Hughes

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Lisa Addesa

Yana Smakula

Alberto Gava

Sandi MacIver

Jessica Vasher

Karin Åkesdotter

Lea Lawson

Seeka

 



Other supplies I used from the Simon says Stamp store:



Echo Park GRADUATION cardstock
Copic Markers
Ranger's Distress ink
Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock
 (120 lb) (cardbase and die cuts)
Jet Black Archival ink (for watercoloring)
Scotch foam adhesive

Xyron tape dispenser 
Xyron mega runner
Glue Dots




 #SSSBeBold as well as #SimonSaysStamp, #SSSendACard, and #SSSUnitedWeCraft 

I also share my cards here:  My Instagram :  And My watercolors here;  





Have a great day, hugs, Karin 


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Ch796 Simon Says Stamp: March 20th Easter/Spring Picket Fence Studios

 Hi Everyone!


It is Wednesday and I am here with some inspiration for the new challenge at the fun and awesome Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called: Easter/Spring 
The team is showcasing products from: Picket Fence Studios  
You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!)
This is my take:











How to make this card:

I started by making a cardbase and then diecutting a panel that I  .
I colored the images using copic markers and after I had diecut them I attached them to my card with foam adhesive. 


http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

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Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:

Simon Says Stamps and Dies Easter Critters set615ec Just For You
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/products/picket-fence-studios-a-whole-lot-of-polka-dots-6x8-stencil-sc355?variant=39942642860103
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/products/picket-fence-studios-life-changing-blender-brush-2-pack-lcb2?variant=39942883180615

Spellbinders-sentiment-labels

Glossy Accent

Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 25 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!



Hope to see you there!


https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/






Don't miss the awesome way to be inspired to create new things every month - Sunscribe to Simon Says Stamp's lovely Card Kit! Inspiration can be found HERE!


You have until next Wednesday at  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram 


FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM !



Have a great day, hugs, Karin 



Monday, March 18, 2024

LawnFawnatics Challenge # 169; Inspired by a Book, Movie, Song or Show

 Hi Everyone!

I'm here to share some inspiration for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is Inspired by a Book, Movie, Song or Show and here's my take:



I was inspired by the best book I read last year: Charlotte McConaghy's Once There Were Wolves about Inti  who wants to save the wolves and care for her younger sister Aggie. The sisters are both glad they are "in the same pack"(-: 
I hope you've read it (and liked it ) - if not - DO! 




From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands.

Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska.

Inti is not the woman she once was, either, changed by the harm she’s witnessed—inflicted by humans on both the wild and each other. Yet as the wolves surprise everyone by thriving, Inti begins to let her guard down, even opening herself up to the possibility of love. But when a farmer is found dead, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, Inti makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn’t make the kill, then who did? And what will Inti do when the man she is falling for seems to be the prime suspect?

Propulsive and spell-binding, Charlotte McConaghy's Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.


I started by making my cardbase and then cover the front with a panel diecut from  watercolorpaperI inked the panel and spattered it with white ink.  to create some dimension and depth. I added the flap tree bg that I had inked using distress ink. I then stamped, colored and diecut my images and added them to my card using foam adhesive.  I also diecut a banner which I stamped with my sentiment and added to the top center of the card. 


Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and for all the info you need to play along!  By entering a card you have the chance of winning a 50 $ gift card to the Lawn Fawn Store ! You also have the chance to have your card featured on the LawnFawn blog,  the Lawn Fawnatics blog and on LawnFawn's instagram with more than 137 thousand followers! For even more LawnFawn inspiration visit the LawnFawn blog:



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Lawn Fawn Supplies used for this card:

Stamps, dies, paper and stencils: 


Other supplies:



I also share my cards here:  My Instagram :  And My watercolors here;  





Have a great day, hugs, Karin 




Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Ch795 Simon Says Stamp: March 13th A Bit O' Green. Pretty Pink Posh

 Hi Everyone!


It is Wednesday and I am here with some inspiration for the new challenge at the fun and awesome Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called: A Bit O' Green
The team is showcasing products from:   Pretty Pink Posh
You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!)
This is my take:









How to make this card:

I started by making a cardbase and then diecutting a panel that I  .
I colored the images using copic markers and after I had diecut them I attached them to my card with foam adhesive. 


http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

wed-newchallenge-header



Glossy Accent

Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 25 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!



Hope to see you there!


https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/






Don't miss the awesome way to be inspired to create new things every month - Sunscribe to Simon Says Stamp's lovely Card Kit! Inspiration can be found HERE!


You have until next Wednesday at  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram 


FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM !



Have a great day, hugs, Karin