Stamp and Punch: My Simon Says Stamp Monday Project

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Monday! We have a brand new challenge ready for you on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. This is a fun one! 
Whether you use a die cut with coordinating stamp, use a paper punch on a background stamp, or stamp a pre-made diecut shape or alphabet sticker; this week we want to see your projects that feature a punch or die cut with a stamp.
I had a lot of fun with the challenge this week. I altered an antique bottle! I used my Waffle Flower Crafts stamps and dies to create some fun leaves for my dimensional paper flower. 
I wanted color variation on my leaves, so I created a watercolor paper wash and stamped on that. I could've stamped it first and then colored it in, but the water tends to pool towards the edges. I've found that with spaces this small it's easier to color the paper first and then stamp and emboss to create color variations throughout the individual fronds, or "leaves".
Paper flower making is relatively new to me. I've always admired Emma Williams' (my teammate's) flowers. Her handcrafted flowers beautiful creations. Recently, I was once again admiring them and I was inspired to create some for myself. And I loved it! I'll be making more flowers in the future. :)

Join us! Use a punch or die cut with your stamp and link your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge . You could receive a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be in our designer spotlight.




If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

21 comments:

  1. Beautifully decorated bottle Michelle :-) this is so pretty! I love the flower, absolutely gorgeous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. WOWZERS this is awesome, I love your flower and leaves!

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  3. Holy this is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the bottle decoration.

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  4. Gorgeous! That design is fabulous!

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  5. SO gorgeous! LOVING the leaves and the flower!!!!!!!!

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  6. Stunning bottle decor!! Love the embossing, it really packs a PUNCH!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. You never seem to hit any creative walls...or if you do, you manage to hurl yourself over them with sheer geniusness! I really like how this turned out and love the look of the foliage with the white as the leaves' veins instead of black. Great twist!

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  8. Beautiful flower, the colour is so gorgeous, Cathy x

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  9. I love how you decorated the bottle, the flower and leaves are so pretty!

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  10. Love this decoration, flower is stunning! BArbarayaya

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  11. This is so cool! Love the embellished bottle! The flower looks amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. Oh how cool, Michelle - love this! What an inspired use of the die-cuts.
    Alison xx

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  13. Aww, Michelle thank you so much for what you've always said about my flowers, it means the world to me and thank you for the mention here too! <3

    Your project is absolutely stunning and your flower...it's AMAZING! I absolutely love, love, LOVE this piece! :)

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  14. Your flower and leaves are so vivid, exotic and beautiful!
    Thanks for the tip as well Michelle!!

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  15. This turned out beautifully! great idea on the color first, then stamp, and I love how the white really pops the leaves out.

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  16. What a great idea! The leaves and flowers are wonderful.

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