Simon Says Stamp | See You Later Googly Eyes Critter Card

Simon Says Stamp | See You Later Googly Eyes Critter Card

Hello, friends! I am finally back home from Simon’s CREATE event that took place this past weekend in Columbus. I taught a Spellbinders class showing different ways one can use dies and while I was at the event I had this feeling that CREATE is like CHA for crafters. Know what I mean?

It was such an amazing place, so many wonderful, talented, creative people, so much positive energy. I got to meet my long time Facebook friend – she was a student at CREATE and we got to hand out a ton! I am very grateful and honored to have had the chance to be a part of CREATE.

If you’d like to take a look at this event you can explore #simonsayscreate on Instagram.

Simon Says Stamp | See You Later Googly Eyes Critter Card using Stacking Animals Stamp Set

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Today I have a simple card to share, this project was inspired by a comment on one of my previous posts (Hero Arts Mermaid Card) – Barb in kazoo said: “Love the card. I actually appreciate the fact that it wasn’t colored. I don’t have the skills or time or desire to always color in an image“. And this is exactly how I sometimes feel.

So Barb’s comment made me thinking – I have so many outline images that are meant to be colored, why not create a card using some of them and skip the coloring altogether?

CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by cutting 1 1/4″ wide colored cardstock panels. I used Simon’s Sea Glass, Surf Blue and Audrey Blue cardstock colors. I also created an A2 top folding card base (I used Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock) and adhered my panels on top. I started with the lightest panel in the middle and radiated darker colors up and down the card.

Simon Says Stamp | See You Later Googly Eyes Critter Card using Stacking Animals Stamp Set

Next I used my mini MISTI stamp positioner and VersaFine Onyx Black ink and started stamping critters from the Stacking Animals stamp set. I first placed the elephant in the middle and added a sentiment under him (later I foam mounted a sentiment that was white heat embossed onto black cardstock panel). I didn’t use birds and mouse from Stacking Animals set as their eyes were either too big or too small to fit a googly eye.

Simon Says Stamp | See You Later Googly Eyes Critter Card using Stacking Animals Stamp Set

After my stamping was done I adhered a googly eye onto each critter; after I took photos of this card I noticed I forgot to add 2 eyes to the alligator above the elephant, so I added them later.

Simon Says Stamp | See You Later Googly Eyes Critter Card using Stacking Animals Stamp Set

I wanted my images to have some sort of a highlight or detail, so I used a white pigment pen and added white dots to the backs of my critters and also colored some sections white. I also added tiny black dots in between the animals to fill the background with some faux texture.

Simon Says Stamp | See You Later Googly Eyes Critter Card using Stacking Animals Stamp Set

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals
Simon Says Stamp Stacking Animals
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Ranger Dylusions Paint Pens 2 Pack
Ranger Dylusions Paint Pens 2 Pack
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Creative Hands 100 Black Googly Eyes
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13 Comments

    1. This card is super cute – the stamps match the eyes and background perfectly – great job!

    1. Create does sound amazing 😀
      As is your card – so happy to see the color blocking again, and your googley eyes are so much fun (let me re-phrase, your critters” googley eyes – LOL)!

    1. I am not a critter type person – but this card is absolutely adorable! Love it!

    1. I love this one, AND the mermaid version! Love your videos, Yana!

    1. I love this card and the stamp set is one of my favorites! Thanks so much for showing how versatile stamp sets can be.

    1. This card is so much fun! Those eyes just set off the figures so well. Thanks for sharing.

    1. This is so great Yana, sometimes not colouring can be good too and who doesn’t like googly eyes??? They make anything fun!

    1. Such an interesting, unique and fun card! Great trick for using outlined images! I like you added googly eyes. So hilarious! Especially the turtle;)

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