Monday, November 7, 2016

Shine Bright card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Shine Bright Like A Diamond". And we're showcasing Tim Holtz products. You don't have to use them, but if you have them, we would like to see them in your projects!

Lately I am beginning to act like a magpie, because I love shiny things more and more, same in crafting. So this challenge is right up my alley. And that also goes for Tim Holtz of course. I started with the emboss with a stencil, the Diamond Circles stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I actually prefer this subtle embossing look is much than with embossing folder look.

With different shades of blue I've colored  the background: Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China Distress Ink. Then I colored the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Crayon. After that I 've applied Ground Espresso Distress Ink and the look immediately changed from Delftware to vintage.With different stamps from Tim Holtz (Dapper and Urban Grunge) I stamped randomly. The effect is very cool if you don't press too hard while stamping. I then put the stencil back in place and sprayed with Perfect Pearl Mist. What a Shine is in there! Everything immediately became much lighter in color.

The Layered Dragonfly (thanks, Marzena!) is such an amazing die and the embossing folder gives it such a cool effect. I used the dragonfly with 2 of the same blue tones as the background. With Ground Espresso I've gone over the raised areas and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist. Some of the steps I've repeated until I was satisfied with the result.



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!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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



Catherine said...

I love all the shimmer on your card, Sandra. Beautiful design and love the dragonfly, it's one of my favorites.

Cathie ♥

├čeulah ├čee said...

I didn't know about a Magpie's affinity for bling but I am attracted to this creation in similar fashion! Such a good point about random, light stamping--I forget about this excellent technique and appreciate the reminder. Also, I have to say that you've used the best, most excellent washi tape ever (IMHO) and no one works it better than you.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the dragonfly is stunning and I love the background and sparkle, absolutely fabulous :-)

Lols x x x

Maura Hibbitts said...

Lovely card, Sandra! Your dragonfly is just beautiful and so shimmery, just like in real life! Maura xx

Macarena said...

Absolutely fantastic, Sandra! I love all the shades of blue blended with my fave brown : ground espresso. Te perfect pearls looks amazing here! I need to add it to my wish list, that's for sure, the effect is brillant. Hugs, Marzena

Anne Dwyer said...

I just love your card! Could you tell what are the two mats that you use to "emboss with a stencil"? Thank you for sharing

Lisa said...

Wow wow! Awesome! Love everything about this..

Anita Houston said...

That dragonfly just pops against the bright and gorgeous background...nicely done. Beautiful card. You must have a huge stash of washi! Love that!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Love the subtle shimmer! This is gorgeous :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Barbara Schiassi said...

As always I love your work! This card is absolutely fabulous, you're the Queen of Washi tape! I adore your signature with these little wood circles! fab project! Barbara

Emma Williams said...

This is STUNNING! The colour is gorgeous and I love the subtle shimmer which is so beautiful ~ fabulous work as always, Sandra! Hugs... :)

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous project Sandra..I love the shimmer you created on the background and the stunning dragonfly...hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful project Sandra! I love the gorgeous background and the dragonfly. And your fun magpie comment. Hugs!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful creation, Sandra. The texture on the background is fabulous. Love the pretty dragonfly, too. :)