Hi and welcome! The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is turning 6 years old, and this week we are celebrating the anniversary. Our theme for the challenge is Celebrate. Since it is the first day of a new month we are also showcasing products from a specific company, and this week it is the wonderful exclusive products by Simon Says Stamp itself.
Because this is such a special challenge, there are two $50 gift vouchers to be won. I hope you can join us!
Six years, that means approximately a total of 312 challenges. If you take the design team projects, and participant projects into account, that adds up to a massive amount of creative inspiration, and joy. With some quick very rough estimations, I think it will be above 40000 projects in total. Just imagine all of them collected in one room. That is certainly something to celebrate.
I have been on this amazing design team for a little more than four years now, which would mean about 212 projects. But enough with the maths now and onto the card. :)
I made a card with the Tattered Poppy die as my focal point, and a whole bunch of other Simon Says Stamp dies and stamps. Here are some step photos.
Start by die cutting the Tattered Poppy twice from watercolour paper.
Paint the parts with Prima's watercolours. I painted the petals with clean water first, dropped in pretty concentrated red paint and then finished with a little bit of black at the base. You need four more of the stamen pieces than shown here.
Give the flowers some shape with a ball embossing tool and a pair of tweezers. This step really brings them to life.
Paint a background on watercolour paper with green, grey and black paints. Drop some extra grey paint into the sky for texture. Dry brush green paint in the foreground when the background has dried.
Assemble the flowers and add a pool of Glossy Accent in the center, sprinkle with Distress Glitter.
Here's the second flower. You can find another tutorial of mine using the Tattered Poppy die, here on this mixed media wall-hanger.
I hope you will join us in our Celebrate challenge. Since this is a special challenge, two random participants will win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
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