Monday, July 9, 2018

Summer Fun 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 "Summer Fun".


It's summer indeed, also here in the Netherlands. The temperatures are very high! Almost tropical and that was the best inspiration for my card. I started with masking the Heavystock with post-it tape. After that I stamped with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and the Simon Says Stamp Reverse Polka Dot Stamp. To keep the dots visible, I used MicroGlaze that works like a resist.

 

I added more color with Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry. It needed some extra pink, so I used extra Picked Raspberry. By drying it with the heat tool the MicroGlaze goes further into the paper and the resist doesn't work as well anymore, but that just gives  it a cool effect.

  

The flamingo die is from the Simon Says Stamp July Card kit. The legs and the beak got some glitter with the Wink or Stella Clear Glitter Brush. To give it a tropical touch, I used the flowers and leaves from the Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush stamp set. With as the finishing touch, two butterflies of the Botanical Ephemera pack.

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Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, July 2, 2018

Red, White and Blue 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 "Red/White and/or Blue". This week we're showcasing Darkroom Door products! If you have any that would be great, but it's not a necessity!



I don't often use a pattern paper sheet as the starting point of my project. But the Captured Adventure paper pack of 49 and Market is so neutral that you can go in any direction you want with it. I always make rectangular cards and while I was cutting the 6x6 sheet to size, I realized that I could also use the scraps. So I cut them into strips.

 

Next I started using the Flourish / Swirls stamp from Darkroom Door. Such a fabulous background stamp. I also used the Captured Adventure stamp set of 49 and Market. These stamps are quite sticky, so for me for these kind of sticky stamps Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink works best.

 

For the red and blue I used Distress Ink. I used Faded Jeans for the blue and Fired Brick for the red. And I used the Stitches stencil for some extra interest.
The Quote Chips are too thick for me, but a simple solution is to split the bulk off, like peel the layers until it's thin enough. The edges of the chipboard pieces are still sort of rounded and it still looks like it's very thick. Love this simple hack. So if you're like me, maybe this trick could be helpful for you too :).

VIDEO:



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