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Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge- 9/15/15

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The challenge this week was to use a stamp with color.  I love this stamp set from Simon Says Stamps!

Stamp/Dies:  SSS Party Anima

Scalloped Background die:  Mama Elephant

Paper:  Neenah Solar White 80lb.

Background inks:  Distress ink Tumbled Glass, SSS

Colored with Copic markers

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Tag You’re It Challenge #28















Tag You’re It Challenge #28 tag above.  My interpretation below:














I just love this stamp set from Creating a Smile — such adorable critters and snowmen.

Tag:  Pretty Pink Posh  Stitched Duo #1

Snow Hill:  Simon Says Stamps Stitched Slopes and  Hills

Snowman/Sentiment:  Creating a Smile  Cool Buddies

Balloons:  Ellen Huston Wish Big!

Snow Stencil:  Simon Says Stamp (my most frequently used stencil) .  Texture with Wendy Vecchi embossing paste

Background is painted on Ranger watercolor paper with Sakura Koi paints

Coloring with Copic markers

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I loved the Creating a Smile stamps so much I did a second tag.

Penguins:  Creating a Smile  Cool Buddies

Sentiment:  MFT Jingle All the Way (another of my all time favorite stamp sets)

Banner:  Simon Says Stamps

Background painted on Canson paper with Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Snow Stencil:  Simon Says Stamp (my most frequently used stencil) .  Texture with Wendy Vecchi embossing paste

Balloons:  SSS Baby Party Animals


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OCC Background Check Day 3

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Background:  Inked with Distress inks — Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Twisted Citron

Stencil (with a baby wipe):  Tim Holtz

Stencil was used to dry emboss.

Stamp:  PTI Perfect Pairing

Silver thread, Pretty Pink Posh sequins

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OCC Background Check Day 3

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Watercolor Background

Stamps:  Little Inker

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Day 1 – Inked background stamped with water

Inks:  Distress inks

Stamps/dies:  Simon Says Stamp

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OCC Day 2 – Background Check – Stamping backgrounds

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Stamps:  Stamping Up Perfect Plaids

Inks:  SSS Caribbean Blue, Sea Glass, Cloudy Sky and Hot Lips.  PTI scarlet

Wide stripe created by masking

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Resist Tecnique:  Ink + Pattern Paper

Paper- We R , vintage blue

Ink:  Hero Art blackboard ink

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Resist with Gloss Paper

Background stamp:  Friends by Hero Arts, SSS Leaf Background

Inks:  SSS Coral Reef and Lawn fawn Peacock

Paper:  Judikins White Gloss

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OCC Class Day 1 – Background Check Inked backgrounds

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Inks:  Distress Inks

Stamp:  Hero Arts stamped with water

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Inks:  Distress inks

Stamp:  From stash – unmounted rubber stamp

Stamp with water

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Inks:  Distress inks

Stencil:  Huey Mask Triangle with Baby wiper

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Inks : Distress inks

Stencil- Stencil girl  – with baby wipe

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OCC Background Check Day 6

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I know — the Hello card is not original.  It is just like Laura Bassem’s card but I just loved the color combination so I had to do it.

Dies:  Hello – PTI.  Colored with Copics

Thanks – Lawn Fawn.  Cut from triple layers of Judikins Black Gloss cardstock.

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Letter press   — If you look closely you can see the stitched rectangle die I used to emboss the white card (it surrounds the red stripes).    I use this tool quite a bit.

Background – Red stripes – PTI Ombre builder.  Stamped with Ranger Classic Cherry

Flower/sentiment- Essentials by Ellen dies/stamps Mondo Magnolia

Painted with Zig Clean Color Real Brush and further enhanced with copic markers

Pretty Pink Posh sequins

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OCC Background Check Day 4 Die Cutting Techniques for Backgrounds

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Die Cut with a Cover plate

Coverplate:  PTI Mighty Bloom

Copic Markers

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I blended Picked Raspberry, abandoned coral, squeezed lemonade and orange marmalade distress inks

I covered this with the coverplate negative image from the design above.

Coverplate:  PTI

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OCC Background Check Day 3 Class Break

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BACKGrOUND – From Day 1 Using water to stamp design

Die:  Heart- Little B, Hugs – PTI  Big Hugs (cut with DCWV Silver Glitter)

Inks:  Distress – Fade jean, Mermaid blue, Broken China and Tumbled glass

Red resin heart

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Background from Day 2:

Circle insert:  Stamped with Essentials by Ellen Wish Big

Dog, balloon  – stamp and die- mama elephant

Circle Frame:  Stitched – SSS

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Background from Day 2:

Circle Die- Spellbinder

Stamps:  Thanks – SSS

Ink:  Staz On Black and White

A blue paper was added to the inside page

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Background from Day 1

Watercolor background using Sakura Koi Watercolors

Dies:  White Frame — SSS Stamps,

PTI- Phrase Play #8

Stamp:  PTI Hexagons (birthday)

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OCC Background checks – Stamping Techniques for Backgrounds

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Creating a Plaid Background

Stamps: Stamping up Perfect Plaids

Inks:  SSS Cloudy Sky, Carribean Blue, Hot lips ; PTI Scarlet Jewel

Wide stripe made by masking

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Embossed Resist Over Patterned Paper

Paper:  We R Vintage Blue

Stencil:  Hero Arts Lotus Flower

Ink:  Hero Arts Blackboard

Pattern Paper was inked with Versamark ink and HA Lotus Flower stencil.  It was heated to dry and black ink was rubbed over the whole background.  Excess black ink was rubbed off the area covered with Versamark ink.

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Traditional Resist Over Background Stamping:

Inks:  Lawn Fawn Peacock and Celery Stick, Simon Says Stamps Coral Reef

Stamps:  Background – Hero Arts Friends, Simon Says Stamp Leaf Bakground

Paper:  Judikins White Glossy Paper

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