Monday, July 27, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Hey, everyone! I am loving the July card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It has a nautical theme and it is so perfect for happy, summer, ocean themed cards! Today I am entering my card into the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge - Sparkle and Shine. The sparkle may be difficult to see in the first photo, but scroll down to the second one! Lots and lots of Wink of Stella!! Follow the link below to participate in the challenge yourself!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

 Ready to see the card? Here we go!!

I started by die cutting a piece of cream cardstock with the largest stitched rectangle from Simon and the second largest rectangle from navy blue cardstock. I stamped the border image repeatedly on the bottom of the navy piece with Versamark and then embossed it with white embossing powder.

Next, I stamped a bunch of the images from the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. I also stamped the "thanks" sentiment onto a piece of scrap white cardstock and trimmed the end to make a banner.

I arranged all of my images and adhered them to my panel. I popped up the front wave to add some dimension. I added some fun foam behind my navy panel and adhered all of the panels onto a top folding card base.

Next I added a ridiculous amount of clear Wink of Stella. Seriously. Probably about 5 or 6 coats of glitter. It's so shimmery in real life! I hope this photo gives you a little glimpse of all of the glitter that I added!!

And that's the card for today! Thanks for joining me!!


  1. beautiful!!!! the glitter is great and I really need to buy one of these wink of stella!!!

  2. Wow! You did an amazing job with the SSS July card Kit! Love the design and all of the pretty sparkle!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!