Paper Craft Crew 297 – Simon Says Stamp Beachy Waves & You Matter

Paper Craft Crew 297 – Simon Says Stamp Beachy Waves & You Matter

Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge!  This week we have a theme challenge.


I have been busy rearranging my stamping space and doing some painting, so I have a ton of stuff I’ve bought which has been sitting patiently waiting on my desk. One package from Simon Says Stamp came late last week, and there were a couple of options for this briny challenge! I had this idea for a Distress Oxide ink background with the Beachy Waves stamp from the latest release, and it worked BRILLIANTLY. I haven’t used my Oxides in a while and hadn’t really made anything with the new colors, so I was itching to pull them out again! Lookie:

Beachy Waves and You Matter from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

This is actually far prettier in person. You don’t get the greenish blue in the Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China inks. I tried balancing the photo in many different ways, and everything looks straight blue. ANYWAY, how did I do this when the stamp itself is made up of the solid areas between the lines, not the lines themselves, and I applied no ink other than Versamark to this big stamp?

I added Distress Oxide ink straight to the white card stock with blending tools, putting the yellow and yellow orange shades in a circle for the sun by eyeballing where it should go, and then sprinkling water on and adding more ink by putting it on the craft sheet, spritzing with water and picking it up with the card stock. After carefully drying the ink and dusting it with my Embossing Magic bag, I stamped the background stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP.

Beachy Waves and You Matter from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

Then, I took a damp paper towel and carefully wiped it over the image, and this LIFTED the ink out of the lines. On my first bash at this, I had tried adding black ink, but the image wasn’t completely stamped well and so I ended up with dark blotches. I decided on the second go round to try wiping away ink instead and was AMAZED that it worked so well! This left me with, not white lines, but lighter lines than the image. I cut this piece out with one of the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies to get a really clean edge. Using a paper cutter on that much heat embossing would not look nearly as good.

I then used You Matter to create the greeting by cutting out 4 copies of the word “You” with the die that matches the stamp set, stacking them and gluing them together with 2-way glue, and then using one of the tag lines stamped and heat embossed on Bazzill Card Shoppe Candy Necklace card stock, die cut with Slanted Sentiment Strips from MFT Stamps.

Beachy Waves and You Matter from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

A few Lily White Glitter Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design anchor the top point of my visual triangle.

Beachy Waves and You Matter from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

This card is pretty amazing! Now you have a new technique to use with Distress Oxide ink!

You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC,, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links go to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, who does not pay me except in eternal friendship, but you can change to your favorite demonstrator if you prefer. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.

Enjoy! Ta!

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