Monday, April 3, 2017

Rainbow City Life card video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Rainbows". We are also showcasing Tim Holtz products this week. We would love to see those in your project if you have them.

So glad I got my Oxide Distress Inks in time to use for this Tim Holtz Rainbow challenge. It's my first attempt with these inks and I'm so happy with them. It's so cool that they can be layered without getting mud and even light colors on a dark background is possible. So cool. For my background, I've used eight different oxide Inks, I think that my new record of number inks used in a project!

I had also fun using other Tim Holtz products like the new Foam stamps. I need to experiment more with them. I expect they would work well with Oxide Distress Inks too. Another awesome product of Tim I used for my project is the Cityscape Skyline die. Totally happy with this one. Perfect for the theme I had in mind.

I also have used non Tim Holtz products, like Prima Marketing Wax. These smell very delicious! This brings an smile to my face for sure. I used two different kinds: Bronze Age Metallique Wax Vintage Silk Magic Opal Wax. This I applied to the Skyline. Such cool stuff.




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!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) the background is stunning and the cityscape is fabulous! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

Gosh, I really need to get my oxides out and play with them, Sandra. Your background is so pretty and as always it's so fun to watch your process each week. Love it!

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

OMG! LOOOOOVE this! I loved even the first touch of Oxides you did. Each next of them was even more beautiful. It's hard to stop it, right? I absolutely adore how you built the background with so many layers of colors. Now I am convinced that I need all of the Oxides and I need them SOON! Beautiful! Hugs, Marzena

jbonomo said...

Fabulous card with all the layers of ink! thank you for the tutorial. what did you do with the stencil? Was it embossed? did you use paste/gesso for the resist? It looks great to see the subtle pattern in the background. i'm lifting this idea for sure.

Sandra said...

Thanks so much! I embossed with the stencil. No, I didn't use anything as a resist, because of the embossing the Oxide Inks pooled up the debossed areas. I guess if I didn't add as much layers as I did, the embossing would even be more visible :).

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous! The background is amazing and I love how you used the city die. I also thought it was such a clever technique to add the white touches to the black letters.

Petra L said...

Prachtig Sandra, heel mooi.

Lieve groet, Petra

Linda Kunsman said...

I recognized that background immediately and am LOVING the Oxides too! Fabulous cards!

Maura said...

Such a cool card, Sandra! Gorgeous background, and I am loving those cityscapes (Have to get me some!!). Vertical washi is a fun touch! hugs, Maura

Beulah Bee said...

Best demo yet on using those new inks!

Emma Williams said...

A really gorgeous card and once again your background is just stunning and works so well with the cityscape dies! Fabulous as always Sandra... Hugs xx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Sandra. The colors and texture on the background you create are always stunning :)

Anna-Karin said...

I love this card Sandra! The colours are really amazing and the white pen details you added fit in perfectly. hugs!

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card Sandra...your DO background is gorgeous...hugs kath xxx

Barbara said...

SAndra I adore your subtle rainbow and your fabulous use of Cityscape Skyline die! Wonderful card and as always fabulous video! barbara

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Fabulous! LOVE the city scape against that background...wonderful!

UplayOnline said...

The colors and texture on the background you create are always stunning :)