“Seas the Day” – Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge

Todays theme for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was “Summer Fun.” Nothing says Summer fun more than the beach. Well, at least in my book. Todays card definitely had a beach vibe. Let me explain the process.

Of course the first thing is the paper, or substrate, that I used. I used Dylusions Mixed Media Card stock. It is a great paper when you are doing a mixed media project. I also used my Distress Oxide Ink pads. The colors I chose today were Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. I put a little of the ink on my Tim Holtz Media Mat and spritzed it with a little water. I then dabbed my paper into the mix until I was happy with the coverage. I used this same technique for all three colors until I was happy with it. I also took the Rusty Hinge and did the same thing, but only applied it to the bottom of my paper. This was my bottom of the sea floor. Then I took my Distress Sprayer water bottle and very lightly gave it some water droplets to give it that nice, bubbly effect. Last for the inks, I took my Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and a finger dabber to distress the edges of my paper.

Next, I took my Faded Type (CMS397) stamp set from the Tim Holtz line at Stampers Anonymous. I wanted to add a little text to the background so I took my small rubber brayer and my Distress Paint Picket Fence. I rolled the paint onto my stamp and stamped the text just twice for such a small area. Then I used my layering stencil (THS002), a Distress Blending Brush and my Mermaid Lagoon to give it that effect of some bubbles.

Next, my stamped images. For my images today, I used some of the minis from Stampers Anonymous. The names of these sets are Nautical (THMB017) and Mariner (THMB027). I used my Stamping Platform and Distress Archival Black Soot to stamp my images. I then used my Distress Colors and a water brush to color them. I took my scissors and fussy cut them and last but not least i distressed the edges again with Vintage Photo.

For my sentiment today, I used an old set from C.C. Designs. The name of the set is Beach Sentiments (AR1012). I thought that probably couldn’t get any more perfect. The sentiment I chose was “Seas the Day”. Again, I used my stamping platform and my Black Soot to stamp the sentiment. I cut it out, and with my black, permanent marker and drew a frame around it. I distressed it with the Vintage Photo too. Now I’m ready to glue! I glued the seashell, sand dollar, and starfish in the background, but I pop dotted my SeaHorse and Crab to give them a little more dimension.

Last and definitely no least, I used my Distress Grit Paste, and my Distress Embossing Glaze in Antique Linen to add some sand to my ocean floor. I simply added some of the texture paste to the bottom of my project with my finger. Then I sprinkled some of the Distress Embossing Glaze on top of that. I heated it with my embossing tool, and that was that.

Once I was done with my project, I used my Hi-tak double sided tape to adhere it to my card blank. And that my friends, is that. I think it turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself. Haha. Now I want to go to the beach. Hmmm.

Until next time,


List of Products Used:

Distress Oxide Ink Mermaid Lagoon

Distress Oxide Ink Cracked Pitachio

Distress Oxide Ink Broken china

Distress Oxide Ink Rusty Hinge

Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo

Distress Crayons

Distress Grit Paste

Distress Embossing glaze Antique Linen

Distress Archival Ink Black Soot

Distress Paint Picket Fence


Tim Holtz Media Mat by Tonic

Stampers Anonymous Fade Type (CMS397)

Stampers Anonymous Nautical (THMB017)

Stampers Anonymous Mariner (THMB027)

Ranger Heat It Heating tool

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