Monday, January 16, 2017

Chill Out Birthday Invitation 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 "Chill out".



This time I made invitations to my birthday. Last weekend I celebrated it with friends and it was very fun and chill. I always like to send an invitation to invite them to my party. I started with embossing the background with the Ringer stencil. With four different shades of green: Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Ink I gave background spme color. And finished with Ground Espresso. That gives it such a different effect.

 

The Pointed Feathers die is retired, but Simon Says Stamp has another cool feathers die like: Feathers Craft. For this card I added an extra layer of cardstock and I have also stamped the edges of the card and doodled around on the second layer. This way it seem like the card has even more layers.

 

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Sandra

Monday, January 9, 2017

Be Square 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 "Be Square".
I adore the Infusions Stains, but I have to admit this is my second attempt. The first one had become a muddy mess. Sometimes it doesn't goes they way I thought it would... What works best for me, is first apply a base coat with a paint, in this case Opal Magic Rose Gold paint, and then apply the Infusions with a mix of Mod Podge and water. If all that is dry I use Infusions with water. It doesn't stain as much because of the first layer of paint. The Opal Magic gives it  a sort of golden shimmer in some places. Love that effect!

 

The droplets are also a new love of mine. Those little embellishments are the perfect touch and thet really look like water droplets. I use Tacky Glue to adhere with them, it dries transparent.The Flamingo die (thanks Marzena!) is designed by Kelly Purkey several years ago for STAMPtember. Unfortunately, it's no longer available, but Simon Says Stamp has other beautiful Flamingo similar dies, like this one from Echo Park. I started with a white flamingo die cut, and tried to color it. But that was a big fiasco (and have it cut out of the video, LOL) so I covered it up with a lot of black paint with a dabber top. This made the texture which fits perfectly, they look like feathers to me. It even worked out well with the beak. So happy with this lucky coincidence.

 
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Sandra

Monday, January 2, 2017

A Fresh Start card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new ! This week it's all about "Start afresh". It is 2017! Best wishes for this new year, may it be a year full of creativity! This year we also start with a fresh start at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Use something just out of the package, like a product that you've never used. We showcasing great products Cara Belle this week.



I started with Infusions of PaperArtsyIt's fresh out of the package and a new product for me and so I started experimenting with it. First, I applied a layer of Mod Podge that I'd diluted with water. I used three different colors of Infusions: A Bit Jaded, Golden Sands and Black Knight. When the Mod Podge has dried Infusions are permanent and don't react with water anymore. Without ruining my background I could apply a layer of Black Knight with water.

  

With the Mixed Media Strips stamp from Cara Belle and Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink (all new out of the packaging), I created more depth. The edges I distressed with Black Soot Distress Crayon. During this step something went wrong with my camera and the last part wasn't recorded. But fortunately I was almost done. I just added the Birthday die cut from Celebration Words (thanks Cathie) Label Letter stickers and the droplets. As for my video it's not a good start for this new year ...

 

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Hugs,
Sandra

Thursday, December 29, 2016

12 tags of 2016 - december

Hi everyone,

This is the last tag of the 12 tags of 2016! Can't believe that another year has passed. I'm so glad that Tim does the tags every year, and hopefully he will continue this tradition next year. It's been a blast!The mixing of techniques from previous tag is such a great idea. Love to mix and match them. This months tag also has fabulous techniques.


Collaging isn't really my thing, because I'm just not good at it, but I love to challenge myself a bit, and this tag has given me one. I chose different colors, I chose the blue wintery color scheme.

  

Even on burlap Distress Crayons, works I'm totally impressed with this product. For me it's the product of 2016! I need to use more colors, and experiment with more techniques. That is a challenge for 2017!

 

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Sandra

Monday, December 19, 2016

Birthday Party Shaker 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 "Party Time". This challenge lasts for TWO weeks!



Simon Says Stamp is celebrating diecember this month  and I've used the Flowing Vine Collage die from that release. I made a shaker card with it. With Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Ground Espresso Distress Ink I gave the background some color. The edges I've distressed with Black Soot Distress Crayon and along the edges I made some faux stitches using the Bo Bunny Stitches stamp set.
 

At the other side I glued a piece of acetate and I went with foam tape around the edges. For the background of the shaker I stamped a balloon of the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons stamp set. And have it embossed with the Swiss Dots stencil. I gave it some color with Weatered Wood Distress Ink. I filled the shaker with Gold, Black and Silver Sequins, and with different colors Micro Beads.

 

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Sandra

Monday, December 12, 2016

Two Let There Be Snow cards 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 "Let There Be Snow". Christmas is just around the corner!

Today I made not one but two cards and both with video! The first Christmas card is based on the knitted Christmas sweater and for that I've used many different washi tape. Even glitter washi. After I had adhered all washi I distressed all the edges with Distress Crayon Black Soot for more interest.


I mixed Texture Paste with Pale Silver Mica Powder, and used the Snowflakes stencil to make the snowflakes as part of the knitted sweater. I found that they blended to much into the background so I  went over the snowflakes with Opal Magic Rose Gold Paint. When everything was dry I went around all the edges of the snowflakes with Black Soot Distress Reinker and waterbrush.

 

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The second card is a more elegant Christmas card and I gave this card also my color palette for this Christmas: black, white and gold. First I made a  background on black cardstock with the Holiday Type stamp set and SSS White Pigment Ink. Only to the edges need to be inked. The next step was to give the edges of the metallic cardstock a little more depth  and I did that with Opal Magic Rose Gold Paint. For the top layer I've stamped the Stripes stamp with SSS White Pigment Ink on black cardstock. 


The snowflake I used as a focal point is the SSS Eliza Snowflake die (Marzena thanks!), Of which I have distressed the edges with Black Soot Distress Crayon. On all four corners of the card I placed a gold sequin.



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Hugs,
Sandra