maandag 11 december 2017

Christmas Miss 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 "Christmas/Winter Holidays".


This Christmas card was made for my sweet friend who recently moved to Australia. I already miss her immensely and the Simon Says Stamp Script Miss You die of the DieCember release was a perfect match to let her know that. First I gave the background some color with Nuvo Mousse in Aquamarine and Pure Platinum, which I applied with the Mini Ink Blending Tool. I played on the top of the card with Infusions A bit Jaded and on the bottom with Iced Spruce in Distress Oxide and Ink.

 

When everything was dry I've made a mix of Transparent Gloss Texture Paste and Mica Powder Pale Silver and applied it through the Dot Fade stencil. To really make them stand out as rounded dots, I heated it with the heat tool while it was still drying.

  

The Tree Line die cut I've given some color using Distress Ink Forest Moss, Ground Espresso, and Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain. With some mist from the Distress Sprayer the ink reacted and that gives a super cool effect. Yes and then the Flamingo ...! You will think, why is there a flamingo on this Christmas card ...? As I've already told you, my sweet friend and her husband moved to Australia and it's there now about 28 degrees Celsius, not really winter temperatures, plus she likes flamingos very much, so I liked to incorporate it into her Christmas card.

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Sandra

maandag 4 december 2017

Icy 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 "Icy Photo Inspiration". And we are also showcasing PaperArtsy products. If you have any, we love to see them used in your project, if not, that's no problem.



This icy inspiration is made by my lovely teammate Maura. It's full of all thing icy, so let your imagination run free and join us!


From my sweet team member Marzena I got the inspiration to use Embossing Powder in combination with Infusions. But first I gave the background some color with Nuvo Mousse Aquamarine and Pure Platinum. Then I made a pattern with the diamond stamp of the STAMPtember 2017 Tim Holtz set using the MISTI. It only works with a stamp that can be repeated. It was a bit tricky to get it all right, but I managed to make a nice pattern, and because I stamped with VersaMark and didn't see where I've had stamped, I already used Embossing Powder over it.

 

For the next step I've used PaperArtsy Infusions A Bit Jaded. First layer wasn't really to my liking and I picked up the most part with a paper towel before it was dry. Then for the second layer I've used a Silicone Brush, but that didn't really give the desired result either. Again, before it was dry, I dabbed it with a paper towel. This give it a nice soft effect. Finally I got some Infusions on the top and bottom and that gave the pretty result that I was looking for. For a fun touch I've colored a few diamonds to create more depth and interest.

 

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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