Monday, January 2, 2017

A Fresh Start card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new ! This week it's all about "Start afresh". It is 2017! Best wishes for this new year, may it be a year full of creativity! This year we also start with a fresh start at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Use something just out of the package, like a product that you've never used. We showcasing great products Cara Belle this week.

I started with Infusions of PaperArtsyIt's fresh out of the package and a new product for me and so I started experimenting with it. First, I applied a layer of Mod Podge that I'd diluted with water. I used three different colors of Infusions: A Bit Jaded, Golden Sands and Black Knight. When the Mod Podge has dried Infusions are permanent and don't react with water anymore. Without ruining my background I could apply a layer of Black Knight with water.


With the Mixed Media Strips stamp from Cara Belle and Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink (all new out of the packaging), I created more depth. The edges I distressed with Black Soot Distress Crayon. During this step something went wrong with my camera and the last part wasn't recorded. But fortunately I was almost done. I just added the Birthday die cut from Celebration Words (thanks Cathie) Label Letter stickers and the droplets. As for my video it's not a good start for this new year ...




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!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the colors and whole design of this is beautiful 😍❤
Happy New Year!! 🎆
Lols x x x

Catherine said...

I love your backgrounds, there are always so many layers to them making perfection. Amazing colors too, just beautiful!

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Oh, I knew you'd have so much fun playing with Infuions. Great background! Sorry for the camera I hope it's fixed now cause i LOVE your videos!!! Wishing you a Happy Year!

Billie A said...

Beautiful. I love your style. I think I need to try those powder inks.. Happy New Year

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Love the stains you used to make this fun card! Such a pretty outcome! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Annie said...

What a fabulous card Sandra x love the background colours anddetails......stunning x
Wishing you a Happy New Year and Best Wishes in 2017
Annie x

Maura Hibbitts said...

Beautiful birthday card, Sandra! Love the blues, and the stamps are great, aren't they? Happy New Year! Maura

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Beautiful! I love the feeling of depth that you achieved in this card's background. Blessings!

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful card in one of my favourite colour palettes, this is just stunning Sandra! Hugs :)

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card the colour and it looks like you had great fun with the Infusions...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful card, Sandra. I always love the fabulous color scheme and the texture you created. Happy new year! :)

Migdalia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What an absolute treat to see your skills with the Infusions on this! I was curious about how the Black Knight would turn out and you've used all of the colors so skillfully!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wow ... Infusions!I have Brusho colors among my supplies, but I have not yet used them! I think they're similar! Looking at your video and see how you have used them makes me want to try my colors ! Amazing card! Barbara

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