Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Simon Says.........Splatter It!


Happy Wednesday and welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

We have a fun theme for you - Splatter It!  My teamies and I are featuring Ranger products this week.

My first card features a controlled splatter in the form of a stamp.

SSS Aug2 Splatters

supplies: white and black cardstock, Doodlebug gingham dp, Your Next Stamp Mini Flower Ink Splatter stamp, abandoned coral, mustard seed, carved pumpkin distress inks, Tim Holtz Wildflower die, Simon Painted Happy Birthday die and sentiment from Pool Play, VersaMark ink and Simon White embossing powder, flower sequins

After stamping the splatters on my white panel, I inlaid a black wildflower diecut into it.  I used the same distress inks to ombre my die, and added just 3 little flower sequins in the same colors.  

My next card uses distress oxide inks in cooler colors and real splatters.

SSS Aug2

supplies: white cardstock and Bristol paper, Tim Holtz Floral stencilbroken china, cracked pistachio, and faded jeans distress oxide inks, round blending tool, water, Simon's Fresh Daisies and Stitched Rectangle dies, Winnie & Walter Big Bold Friends cutaway, My Mind's Eye enamel hearts

I started by masking off a piece of Bristol paper, then sponging on my distress oxide inks.  I ADORE these 3 colors together!  I splattered some water droplets while the mask was still attached, and heat set everything.  Next I attached the stencil and sponged it over the masked panel with the same oxide inks.  Then I removed the mask and stencil, diluted the inks with water on my craft mat, and splattered them with a tiny paintbrush.  Again I dried everything, then the panel was die cut into a Stitched Rectangle and attached to my card base before adding my flowers and sentiment.

Here's a closer photo to show you the batik-like effect this technique gives:

SSS Aug2, detail

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!


  1. BOTH cards are gorgeous!! I love that you stamped the "splatter" on your first card!! Beautiful interpretation! Hope your summer is going swimmingly well! Hugs to you, big sis!

  2. I LOVE both your cards! Love the colors of both cards, the way you used the mini-flowers on the first one, and the beautiful background of the second.

  3. You always create such beauty's Lin the colours on both are gorgeous xxx

  4. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) I love the flowery splatter on your first card, so pretty and I love the background on your 2nd card too, absolutely fabulous! :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. Both cards are gorgeous Lin, can't pick a favorite.

  6. Two beauties, Lin! Especially love the puffy hearts as the flower centers on card 2 and the fun splatter flowers on card 1! I haven't used the set you enabled me to buy yet :)

  7. Fun card with the splatter stamp, but oh wow--that second card is absolutely stunning, Lin! Gotta try your technique!

  8. Just amazing Lin. After seeing you use the splatter stamps the other week, I ordered several of them. Love the oxide card as well.

  9. What a beautiful pair of cards Lin - love the blue one in particular.

  10. Hello Lin, thanks for your blog visit and your wonderful words of encouragement.
    2 fabulous cards, and your batik style background is awesome.
    It reminds me of looking at the garden, through the window, on a rainy day. And I do LOVE rainy days (I'm odd like that) ;-)

  11. Beautiful cards! Love the color combo of the blue one.

  12. Beautiful cards, loved seeing the controlled & uncontrolled splattering :)

  13. GORGEOUS cards, Lin! I love the "warm" and "cool" ying/yang on the cards you made this week! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. What a stunning card! The flowers and words look as though they are painted on. Fabulous job!!

  15. As always, both your cards are gorgeous. Love the flower splatter on the first one. Gayatri xx

    P.S. Thank you for your wonderful card, Lin! <3

  16. Two beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing them.


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