Is everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving? I am. My menu is planned and my shopping list is done. Right now I am working on decorations for my table. I've got some cute paper baskets and placecards that I cutting out on my Cricut. I'll be sure to share when I am done.
Well today is another wonderful Wednesday and that means another fantastic Simon Says Stamp Challenge. This week we are challenging you to make a Thanksgiving/Thank You card. The team is using Hero Arts stamps this week so we certainly encourage you to play along although it is not part of the challenge.
When I saw this challenge I just knew that I wanted to use the little Pilgrim boy in the Hero Arts Clear Stamps So Thankful set. The leaves are also from that set. The pumpkin came from another Hero Arts set called Season Of Giving. I used my Copic markers to color in the stamped images and then created the card from paper called Finally Fall by Bella Blvd.
Here is a view of the dimension the foam dots give the card. I love using them on all my paper crafts. The pumpkin stamp was actually masked with the Pilgrim boy so they are together. Masking if really fun and easier than you think. Just stamp your front image on your card paper and then again on a piece of typing paper. Cut out the image from the typing paper close to the edges and adhere loosely to the paper for your card. Then stamp the second image on top where you want it placed and the typing paper takes the ink where the two images overlap. It justs takes a couple of times doing it and you will be a pro I promise. The clear stamps work really well because it makes it easier to see where you are staying the second image. For other stamps, wood and cling, you will need to use a tool called a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.
Another closeup view of the main image. I really dislike coloring anything black but I know to get better at it I need to practice so I took a stab at it again. You can see the Hero Arts gems on the tree a little closer here too. I thought that they were a fun addition to the tree to add some festivity and color.
As always there is a $50 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate for one randomly picked participant of our challenge. Please join us in the fun!!