Monday, November 21, 2016

Trio of Distress 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 "Trio-tastic". Use 3 of something in your project.

For this card I dusted off my Gelli Plate after a very long time and it was quite dusty... This technique I've seen at a craft exhibition in the Netherlands and found it so cool that I wanted to try it for my own card. Somewhere I had heard or read that it wasn't a good idea to work with ink on your Gelli Plate because of staining, so I was very surprised when I saw this technique with Distress Ink. It takes some practice, because this take was my 6th... But I knew what I wanted, else I probably was happy with my first attempt...


This challenge asks for three of something, and I've used three different kind of  Distress Products. First Distress Ink with Gelli Plate. Secondly, I used Distress Stain Spray for splashes and third I used Distress Crayon for distressing the edges.




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



Catherine said...

This is so pretty, Sandra! Your backgrounds are always perfect and this one fits the theme perfectly. Beautiful!

Cathie ♥

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Sandra! That background is stunning! And I love the look of the flower and how you used the tape like soil. Hugs!

Macarena said...

This is great! I love the soft background you got by using the gelli plate. I guess the first 5 tries were great also... The contrast with black wildflowers is stunning. Hugs, Marzena

Ellie Knol said...

It's so beautiful, tfs!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful card Sandra! I LOVE the flowers, but the soft and dreamy background is wonderful!

Marjie Kemper said...

So lovely! Saw it on Pinterest and popped over to say hello.

Maura said...

Beautiful card, Sandra, and an inspiration to dust off my gelli plate too and try this! I am always intrigued by your little signature cluster of three circles - I always look for them! Happy Thanksgiving, Maura

Stephanie said...

Lovely design, Sandra! The florals are so pretty :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Kath Stewart said...

love your gelli plate background may have persuaded me to dust mine off too and love the rusty shimmery effect on those gorgeous wildflowers...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful background colors and patterns! Sandra. Such a great inspiration! :)

Barbara said...

Sandra I adore the background! Shades of colors you used in this card are FANTASTIC! Great work as always! barbara

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous design and I love the colour of the background which really showcases the die cuts beautifully...great work as always, Sandra! Hugs... :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is really pretty and I am drooling over that gorgeous background!! You incorporate so much detail, yet your art always looks effortless. This is lovely and was a treat to see!

Unknown said...

Your layout is beautiful. I love the design and details.
Thank for your always encouraging me