Monday, July 25, 2016

Texture tag 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 adding some texture to your project.


For my texture tag I actually kept the texture quite to a minimal, I wanted the texture of the stencil  which I've embossed with to show through as much as possible. Embossing with stencils is something I've only done once before and I'm in love with the subtle look it gives. Tim explains in CC102 the order of how to emboss with stencils. I was stubborn, did detained the order, just switched the whole sandwich upside down, and then nothing happens. Quite strange... But from now on, I won't be so stubborn and will just follow the instructions... LOL!

 

To highlight the subtle embossing of the stencil, I've used different colors of Distress Ink. I've applied them with very light presssure, because the embossed parts needs to be darker dan de flat parts. I find that it works better if I apply multiple layers with Distress Ink.

 

Of course I also had to add some other texture to this tag, and so I used the Sunrise Sunset stencil with Texture Paste and Black Soot Distress Paint. This is my favorite way to add texture to my projects.

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Sandra

Monday, July 18, 2016

Beach fun card 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 Nautical/By the beach.


Last week I went to Croatia, and I've seen beautiful beaches and also been on a beautiful small island at the sea. Croatia has mostly pebbly beaches but that didn't spoil it for a lot of beach fun. I spent two days lovely situated under a palm tree on a comfortable beach bed. Perfect vacation!

 

For my card I used paper from an old collection of Authentique. This is no longer available, but Simon Says Stamp has the recent Authentique collection called Seaside which is very similar in stock. I've linked to it. This card is twice as large as the cards I normally make.

 

The clouds are made with the Talk Bubbles 2 dies from Simon Says Stamp. I colored them with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and to create more interest I used the Tiny Circles Stencil.

 

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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.

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Hugs,
Sandra