Saturday, October 11, 2014

SSS - Flickr Challenge 3

I created this card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge #3. The challenge was to incorporate a tag into your creation. I decided to go with a clean and simple card, and mane use of some of the new exclusive stamp sets I recently got from the Simon Says Stamp store.

I started by cutting out a label from white cardstock, using Simon Says Stamp Borders die. This cut out a label shape, which I turned into a tag by cutting down the bottom so it was straight and using a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag.

I stamped a cup, leaves and flower from Simon Says Stamp's Cups and Succulents stamp set. I colored the image in with my Copics. I added a few accents with my white gel pen, and used my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some glitter to the pink flower.

I created my base out of Neenah Solar White cardstock, making it a standard A2 base (4 1/4 by 5 1/2"). For the paper, I used My Mind's Eye Just Sayin' 6x6, and I cut a striped piece to measure 3 3/4 by 5". I found a piece of gray cardstock in my scraps stash, and used it to mat the patterned paper. I adhered them to the card base with my standard adhesive.

For the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp's Greetings and Succulents stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink. After the sentiment was stamped, I adhered the tag, using foam squares. As a last touch, I added 3 enamel dots to the bottom right side of the card.

Simon Says Stamp Cups and Succulents stamp
Simon Says Stamp Greetings and Succulents stamp
Simon Says Stamp Borders dies
My Favorite Things Hybrid ink in Black Licorice
Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black
Copics (B000, YG13, YG17, G29, R81, R85)
Neenah Solar White #110lbs cardstock
Gray cardstock
My Mind's Eye Just Sayin' 6x6 paper pad
Tombow craft dot adhesive runner (pink)
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares
Freckled Fawn Greens Essentials enamel dots


  1. Oh my those succulent stamps are heavenly! I want! lol The tag is so cute. I struggle with using tags on cards as they always look so out of place but on your card you've made it shine! The cute enamel dots finish it off perfectly!

    1. Aren't they lovely?! The Cups and Succulents one is especially nice because it's a bit of a builder set. I think I could take one of the tops and turn it into a waterlily, too. It's very lovely.

      And thank you! I've only tried a few cards with tags as I'm not instinctively drawn to them, but I think this card really worked. I think it's a combination of small tag and simple image. It probably wouldn't work quite so well on a larger tag or with a more complex image. As it is, it reminds me of a tea tag. :D

  2. I always forget to see your reaction on my comments.. I was looking for the spending freeze one, but can't find it. Anyway.. I stil quited shopping YAY!! I hope you are doing well to.
    Oh on to card, I love your way of creating!! You make every card look so pretty!

    1. It was on the Baby Bunny card:

      Yay for not shopping! I quit buying things too. I'll still make one last purchase from MFT after they release their new stamps next week, but then that's it! Even though it sounds strange, I'm feeling pretty happy about not shopping. I have so many stamps already I can now focus on, and that's awesome. :D

    2. It's true we should appriciate the things we have much more!! I failed on the 33% on the Some Odd Girl website grrr. :)

    3. It's so hard to resist sales, isn't it?! I'm trying to keep myself too busy to shop, and so far that's working. But I will let you know how it goes in the future. :)