maandag 24 juli 2017

Edged Birthday card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "You've Got The Edge".

We would like you to focus on the edges of your creation and add some interest to them, You could use die cut borders, distressing, embossing, inking, stitching or any other way to draw your eye to the edges of your project. we will be looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge!


For this challenge I went over the edge by placing the Pediment over the edge of my card. But of course I've also distressed the edges of the card, with 3 different products. First Distress Ink Ground Espresso, then Distress Crayon Walnut Stain and last Paint Dabber Pitch Black. I made the background with Distress Oxides in 2 different steps. First the blue tints with a little brown, and then the green tones with a little brown. Then I added some more color to the blending tools.

 

Speaking about the blending tools. Just want to share a little project that I've done with my father, and that I'm thrilled about. My dad has a lathe and we designed the blending tools together. Although we've followed the amazing example of the original mainly. The wood is reclaimed wood from my uncle's old bed. The tray they are stored in is made out of foamboard (love it). The transparencies with the colored labels also have a small piece of velcro stapled on them to store the blending foams. Because I only have 22 blending tools (there was all we could get out of the wood we got...), and there will 60 colors, so I need storage for the other colors. I've already made transparencies for all the 60 colors, because let's be honest, I want them all of course... The transparencies in the tray with the blending tool also have velcro on them so I can switch the colors I want on a blending tool when the other colors come out. So happy with the outcome of this little project!

 

But back to the card again. The next step was to paint the Old Townscape black, then sanding it and inking it up with Ground Espresso and different Distress Oxides. Then I added some more effect by using Prima Marketing waxen. It now looks like rusty metal houses. Which is a little crazy ...

 

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Sandra

maandag 17 juli 2017

Tea Time Box with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Get in Shape". Make a dimensional project, or a shaped card. Or if you are inspired by the theme getting in shape physically, that's okay too.


I was making cards a lot lately that a shape theme was a real challenge for me. But I'm glad I came up with the idea of ​​making a tea box out of foamboard . I've already made two for myself, a larger one for my home and a little one for work, click here for that blog post. This one is for a friend of mine. She saw it, and wanted one too.

 

First I figured out the size I wanted and cut it out of 5 mm thick foamboard. The dimensions of the box are 13 x 7 x 7 cm. The pieces I painted with Dylusions Paint Vibrant Turquoise. While I was painting, I saw I forgotten to cut out of the lid. Each piece has got two coats of paint. Normally Dylusion Paint is very liquid, but mine has became a little thicker, and that had a big impact on the drying time.

 

The next step was to create texture with the Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace stencil and black colored Texture Paste. I partially covered up the lid. I did this for both the top and bottom of the lid. The front and back of the box I have completely covered with Texture Paste and the Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace stencil. Between each use of the stencil I cleaned the stencil, else it would have been a big mess. I also needed a lot of patience for the Texture Paste could dry. After it was dry I started to assemble the box. For assembling  I used Tacky Glue and 18 mm pins. The head pins provide extra sturdiness, so that you don't have to wait till the glue is dry. As an alternative, you can also work with a glue gun. I'm not so great with that at all, and so I have found this method.

 

In order to give the Texture Paste a little more extra, I've applied Metallique Wax Bronze Age on top of it with my fingers. This gives it a more luxurious look and as if it is some older metal. Washi tape shouldn't be missing and along with the Alphabet Thinlits and a jute bow, so it looks like the first generation. The real challenge was the hinges and the lock. I used old ones that are very similar to those of a cigar box. The screws I rolled in Tacky Glue because foamboard is not really screwable material and the glue makes sure that they will stay in place.

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SUPPLIES:

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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra