Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight, Make It Sparkle

Hello Everyone,

It’s Wednesday again and time for another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  It sure is cold where we are, and I know that many are you are experiencing the same, some worse than us for sure.  We live in the southeastern part of the U.S.A., so our winters are mild.  However, it is still cold to us.  We are so pleased that our granddaughter, Kassidy, age 14, is in the Designer Spotlight again this week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  Kassidy enjoys the challenge and tries to do her best. 

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The theme for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is Make It Sparkle.  This week’s featured company is a favorite, Hero Arts.

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For this week’s challenge, Kassidy wanted to use the layering ice cream cone stamp set from Hero Arts.  After stamping with it, the image looks like a photograph instead of a stamped image.  She wanted to pair this set with Hero Art’s beautiful snowflake background stamp.

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To begin, Kassidy stamped the layered ice cream cone and cut it out.  At first, she die cut the images, but she didn’t like the white border around the images, so she used scissors to fussy cut the borders away.  Die cutting the images first made the fussy cutting a little easier.  Then Kassidy chose a background cardstock for the front panel and stamped it with snowflakes.  The photo below was darkened so you can see the layered look on the ice cream and cone.  To make the snowman’s face, Kassidy used Zig markers and drew the face on the ice cream scoop freehanded.   

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ICE CREAM SCOOPS

  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamps COLOR LAYERING ICE CREAM
  • Anna Griffin Pigment Ink Pad, Cream; Colorbox Pigment Ink Pad, Seattle Sky (Ink was wiped off the stamp before stamping with it.); Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen – The ink was stamped by pressing gently one ink after the other to make a blend. 
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Frame Cuts ICE CREAM Die Cuts 
  • Cuttlebug Die-Cut & Emboss Machine Provo Craft
  • EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors
  • Zig CLEAN COLOR Real Brush Markers

 

ICE CREAM CONE

When Kassidy was deciding on ink colors for the cone, I got out my box of ice cream cones and handed one to her.  She looked at it, then took a bite out of it!  I asked, “Would you like some ice cream in that?  She answered, “Yes!”  It didn’t matter that I was presently fixing her breakfast.  She ate the ice cream treat, then she ate her breakfast.   🙂

  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamps COLOR LAYERING ICE CREAM
  • Bottom Layer – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Tea Dye; Anna Griffin Pigment Ink Pad, Cream; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen – One ink was stamped after the other to make a blend.
  • Top Layer – Tsukineko DELICATA Ink Pad, Bronze Burst
  • EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors

 

BACKGROUND PANEL

Kassidy thought she would need to make a 6 x 5 inch card because of stacking three scoops of ice cream on top of the cone.  So she stamped a background panel that size.  When assembling the pieces, she realized that only an A2 card size was needed, so she cut the background panel down to 5.5 x 4.25 inches.

  • 65# Recollections Blue Cardstock (from Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store), cut to 5.5 x 4.25 inches
  • MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool
  • Hero Arts Cling Stamp HAND DRAWN SNOWFLAKES
  • Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad UNICORN White

 

ADD-ONS

Kassidy wanted her ice cream cone to be held in a hand wearing a mitten.  She didn’t have a stamp or die, so she had to draw the mitten herself to fit around the ice cream cone.  To do this, she used a practice ice cream cone she made when deciding on her ink colors.  

On the scrap paper with the practice ice cream cone on it, Kassidy used a pencil to draw the mitten around the cone.  Then she used tracing paper to trace the mitten parts.  Kassidy selected her colored cardstock for the mitten and on top of this traced the mitten parts.  She pressed hard with her pencil to go over the lines of the mitten onto the colored cardstock.  This made an impression on the cardstock, which she could now pencil in.  The mitten parts were then cut out with scissors.  She did the same thing to make a jacket sleeve.

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To give the mitten and sleeve some texture, Kassidy dabbed a small piece of terrycloth onto the ink pads and blotted it onto the mitten and sleeve.  In the end, the sleeve has a little texture showing, but the purple texture was absorbed into the cardstock. 

  • Simon Says Stamp Ink Pad, Lavendar
  • Hero Arts Ink Pad, Bubblegum

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Kassidy laid the ice cream cone parts on the front panel to see how much space was taken up, then she went about selecting a sentiment.  She decided on stamping one word and die cutting two more. 

  • Sweet from Sunny Studios Stamp Set, Sweet Shoppe
  • MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool
  • Versafine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
  • Winter Wishes from Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies, Holiday Words
  • 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Die-Cut & Emboss Machine Provo Craft

 

ASSEMBLING THE CARD

The ice cream cone parts were glued onto the front card panel along with the mitten and sleeve.  The die cut words were glued on under the SWEET sentiment. 

  • Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue

 

The front panel was glued to a card base.

  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock, cut to 8.5 x 5.5 inches and folded in half to make a 5.5 x 4.25 inch card
  • Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z RUNNER RED Permanent Tape

 

To have some sparkle, Kassidy added it to the ice cream cone.  She wanted the cone to be the focal point and didn’t want sparkle anywhere else.

  • ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker – for the cone
  • Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter CLEAR ROCK CANDY – for the ice cream scoops – The glitter was adhered by thinly brushing on Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue and then sprinkling the glitter onto the glue.  After the excess glitter was shaken off, another small brush was used to get the glitter off the eyes, nose and mouth. 

12This card can be used for many occasions. If you still need a Christmas card for someone, it fits with the theme.  It would be great for a winter birthday card, a thank you card, a get well card, or even a card just to say, “hello.”  Use your imagination, as Kassidy did, and create a card that is fun to make and fun to receive.  Then enter the card that you make in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  For participation in this challenge, Simon Says Stamp will include your card in a random drawing to select a winner.  The winner will be given a $50 voucher to shop at Simon’s one-stop-shopping store!  

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Thank you for stopping by to have a look.  We will look for your handmade cards on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.  We want to see that “sparkle!”  Please come back and visit us again.

Merry Christmas!

Tricia and Kassidy 

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4 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight, Make It Sparkle

  1. lorraine says:

    Gorgeous card Kassidy 🙂 the ice cream looks yummy and I love the snowflake background! You are so talented, this is brilliant 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas 🙂 enjoy 🙂

    luv
    Lols x x x

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