maandag 7 oktober 2013

Tammy Inspired: Distress Paint Linen Texture

Hi everyone,

It's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week it's all about the super talented Tammy Tutterow! She is amazing and makes the most beautiful things. I especially love her Technique Tuesdays. So much inspiration and so many techniques that she knows how to conjure. When I visited her blog for inspiration for this week's project, I just didn't know which one to choose. Afters wandering around for a while I made my decisiond and chose the Distress Paint Linen Texture technique. The tag she made with is really amazing!



In the tutorial, Tammy uses a large background stamp with lots of solid spaces. I wanted to try the technique with the Prima Marketing Flourish stencil and Clear Emboss it Dabber. That stuff smells so great! This actually wants me to use it more often! Because it's very sticky and kind of a glue, it's wise to rinse off quickly with some soap and water. But first apply the Clear Embossing powder and heat with the Heat It tool. The rest of the instructions of this technique can be found on Tammy's blog here. I think it's so cool when you start ironing and the clear embossing comes off. It's kind of magic...
 

The theme of this card is the birthday of friends of mine, a couple. They celebrated their birthday together and I thought it would be fun to let that come back in the card. The Banner is an exclusive die of Simon Says Stamp along with the Simple Numbers and Mini Hearts. The banner is cut out from the My Mind's Eye Meadow paperpad. The edges I've distressed with the Pitch Black Paint Dabber.


It's probably no secret I'm crazy about the wooden Potty People and Stars. And of course the washi tape is also along for the ride. Actually I never really was a fan of letter stickers, but since the Label Letters from Tim Holtz I'm completely turned.  Fortunately there are 6 sheets with letters, but I do use very often the same letters...





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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 Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

19 opmerkingen :

  1. That background is magnificent Sandra and I love how you've gone on to embellish it. Great work again! Jenny x

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  2. Sandra, your card is stunning. What an amazingly creative way to create a birthday card. Your stenciled background turned out fabulous!!! Love the colors and I really want to try that Emboss It Dabber! I have a Pinterest board dedicated to Tammy Tutterow techniques. So many creative ideas. Thanks for sharing this!!! Love it! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  3. Sandra...your card is so pretty. Love the stenciled background. That black on the blue and white background really pops! <3 Candy

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  4. Lovely card Sandra, the background is gorgeous and almost looks like a wallpaper sample. Love your design and the doily is a lovely addition. Love the wooden elements too. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  5. Totally fabulous, from the colors, the textures, the little banner, and those little people... LOVE it all!

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  6. This is so gorgeous! I love all of the layers, it is so rich!! Thank you so much for being a part of this challenge. I am so inspired by your project and by what the other team members created!

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  7. Love this technique, you pulled it off so beautifully, Sandra!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Fabulous project Sandra! I love that technique too, and it looks great with the stencil you used. Love all the funky black elements and the little couple.

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  9. I love that you took the technique and made it your own. It's your style, and its beautifully executed. Great project, Sandra!

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  10. Hello Sandra
    You have created a wonderful Bg with this technique; it is not an easy one to master successfully, so well done. Finishing off the Tag with your unique elements just adds to the appeal of this piece.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  11. Wow! How did I miss this!! You have done some special techniques here Sandra - do you mean you have to wash the emboss it dabber off. Oh dear I used mine and did not wash it. Wonderful idea for the combined birthday card. I am sure they loved it!!
    Sandy

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  12. Fantastic project Sandra! The background looks fabulous!

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  13. I absolutely love the look of this! Never have wooden people looked so stylish! I am so impressed at how you combine elements: I would've never thought to pair up an elegant doily with a black and white chevron stripe, for example! You have vision, my friend, and it's always a joy to see what you come up with!

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  14. What a fantastic project! Sandra, the patterns and colors are so beautiful! Great take on the technique. Love your style. :)

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  15. What a wonderful background Sandra and I love the great layers that make this project one to treasure

    TFS Annie x

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  16. Beauteous! I was so tempted to try this technique too! You used it beautifully and love the pattern in the background. Fabulous!

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  17. Sandra I really like the very modern way, in which you have played the tutorial by Tammy! Fantastic creation! Cool , very cool! BArbarayaya

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  18. I have always loved the female male cutouts and yours look wonderful! What a beautiful card...love the numbers too!

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