Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Gift Card Holder 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 "Christmas Gifts". We are also showcasing Simon Says Stamp exclusive products.


As a Christmas present, I made a gift card holder. This Christmas I have a color theme: black, white and gold. First I cut the black cardstock to size (8 x 23.5 cm) and scored it at 8 and 10 cm. The edges of the flap, I rounded with the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. All the edges got some Opal Magic Alchemy Paint Rose Gold. And I used Black Soot Distress Crayon on them.

 

Pattern papers and me aren't the best match, but I love an oldy: Meadow Lark, a very cool black and white paper pad. Perfect for covering this gift card holder with it. Those edges got some Black Soot Distress Crayon too. With Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink and the Holiday type stamp I made my own pattern paper.

 

On the flap I've used a Stitched Oval (Thanks Barbara!) On top of the oval  I cut some black cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Wishing die. To give the Stitched Oval a subtle background I've stamped with the Stripes stamp and Simon Says Stamp Ink Fog.

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Hugs,
Sandra

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

12 tags of 2016 - November

Hi everyone,

This time I'm really last minute with the 12 tags of 2016 for this month. With only 19 hours on the clock. Tim has again made an amazing tag based on the Rub Resist technique of May 2013 and the Dimensional Coloring technique of November 2015.


I chose a very colorful palette of colors, because I wanted to use the beautiful botanical rubs. I love the spring and summer and I was inspired by a beautiful warm sunny day in Paris. I had trouble with the rubs, because if I accidentally touched with the sheet on the already applied rubs,  and I pulled it back some of the rub came off in certain places. But I love the look it gave me. An additional distressed look.

 



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Sandra

Monday, November 28, 2016

'O' Christmas tree 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 "Christmas trees".

In about a month it will be Christmas again. Time really flies. Can't believe that winter is around the corner already. It's really time to start with the Christmas cards. So this challenge is very welcome. I started with the stripes of the Stripes & Holiday Type stamp set. I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp ink in the color Fog. This challenge is all about Christmas trees and the Tree Line stamp is perfect for it, I stamped it with the MISTI tool.

 

The edges of the card I distressed with Black Soot Distress Crayon. And I've added some interest by swiping the crayon in vertical lines to create extra shading. Love the effect of it. The Merry Christmas is a stamp from Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2016 set. So cool that it's a mix of other stamp sets and has an unique size. With this stamp I've used Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder.

 

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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!
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You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, November 21, 2016

Trio of Distress 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 "Trio-tastic". Use 3 of something in your project.



For this card I dusted off my Gelli Plate after a very long time and it was quite dusty... This technique I've seen at a craft exhibition in the Netherlands and found it so cool that I wanted to try it for my own card. Somewhere I had heard or read that it wasn't a good idea to work with ink on your Gelli Plate because of staining, so I was very surprised when I saw this technique with Distress Ink. It takes some practice, because this take was my 6th... But I knew what I wanted, else I probably was happy with my first attempt...

  

This challenge asks for three of something, and I've used three different kind of  Distress Products. First Distress Ink with Gelli Plate. Secondly, I used Distress Stain Spray for splashes and third I used Distress Crayon for distressing the edges.

 

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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!
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Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, November 14, 2016

Thank You 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 "Thanks/Thanksgiving".



The technique of embossing with a stencil is a new favorite of mine! The subtle look that it gives is really amazing. With different autumnal colors of Distress Ink I made the background. I did this for a second time after I had created some depth with water drops.

 

The cute Crazy Dog I colored with Distress Markers. It's so weird that the Vintage Photo looks different when it's wet than when it is dry. The Texture paste that I've made black with Black Soot Distress Paint,  I applied with the Sunset Sunrise 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

Monday, November 7, 2016

Shine Bright 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 "Shine Bright Like A Diamond". And we're showcasing Tim Holtz products. You don't have to use them, but if you have them, we would like to see them in your projects!


Lately I am beginning to act like a magpie, because I love shiny things more and more, same in crafting. So this challenge is right up my alley. And that also goes for Tim Holtz of course. I started with the emboss with a stencil, the Diamond Circles stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I actually prefer this subtle embossing look is much than with embossing folder look.

 
With different shades of blue I've colored  the background: Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China Distress Ink. Then I colored the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Crayon. After that I 've applied Ground Espresso Distress Ink and the look immediately changed from Delftware to vintage.With different stamps from Tim Holtz (Dapper and Urban Grunge) I stamped randomly. The effect is very cool if you don't press too hard while stamping. I then put the stencil back in place and sprayed with Perfect Pearl Mist. What a Shine is in there! Everything immediately became much lighter in color.

The Layered Dragonfly (thanks, Marzena!) is such an amazing die and the embossing folder gives it such a cool effect. I used the dragonfly with 2 of the same blue tones as the background. With Ground Espresso I've gone over the raised areas and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist. Some of the steps I've repeated until I was satisfied with the result.


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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