donderdag 29 december 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!

 

SUPPLIES:



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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 19 december 2016

Birthday Party Shaker 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 "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.

 

VIDEO:



SUPPLIES:

50dollar_voucher_600px
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
Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 12 december 2016

Two Let There Be Snow cards 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 "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.

 

VIDEO:



SUPPLIES:


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.



VIDEO:



SUPPLIES:

50dollar_voucher_600px
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
Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 5 december 2016

Christmas Gift Card Holder 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 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.

VIDEO:



SUPPLIES:

50dollar_voucher_600px
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
Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

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

Hugs,
Sandra

woensdag 30 november 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.

 



SUPPLIES:



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

Hugs,
Sandra

maandag 28 november 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.

 

VIDEO:



SUPPLIES:

50dollar_voucher_600px
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
Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

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

Hugs,
Sandra