Monday, September 4, 2017

STAMPtember Chihuahua 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 "STAMPtember"! It's September and at Simon Say Stamp that means a whole month full of celebrating stamping! Click here for all the specials Simon Says Stamp has come out with this month.

For this STAMPtember, I've used a die of the release, this cute Picture Book Chihuahua. This die consists of loose bits so that you can assemble it yourself with the colors you want and possibly make it more dimensional by stacking up the pieces.

For the Heavystock background I've used Fossilized Amber and Black Soot Distress Oxide and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I went for and Black and Yellow theme. Find that a very pretty color combination that I not so often use. With the Stitched Rectangles dies I made a frame for the chihuahua. Because the rectangles don't all scale into the smaller sizes, I cut the frame to my own size. I have distressed them with Metallique Wax Aged Brass and Bronze Age.


The CAS-ual Friday Trees (thanks Marzena!) I've colored with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide and Ground Espresso Distress Ink. In the background, I've added some Wildflowers with Archival Jet Black Ink to the background too.




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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  1. aww this is just so cute!!! I have just placed an order and didn't pop one of these into my basket but can sow see that that was a mistake so I will just have to place another order!! the whole design of this is adorable!! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Oh my gosh, your card is so adorable, Sandra! I love that cute little pup and the scene you created around him is awesome! Love the background.

    Cathie ♥

  3. I so like this card! Love what you have made with the frame and waxes - what a great vintage and elegant result! You make me think of ordering some of them too! About te background, besides it's amazing, I could be watching for hours how you build them with colors and layers. It'd be a fantastic movie! Hugs, Marzena

  4. I can't tell you how much I love this design. So happy I have this dog on the way. Thanks for showing all the steps. Your background and the die cut flowers and the tape...everything goes together so well. I can see it takes a bit of work with the dog. They are like little puzzles.

  5. I so love this Sandra! You are right about this colors combo...the overall effect is stunning! Lots of hugs xxx Simona

  6. This is so adorable! And I love your background!

  7. Gorgeous card, Sandra! I often overlook using yellow, and this is stunning with it!! The pup is so cute in the frame. Wonderful texture and colors!! hugs, Maura

  8. Beautiful.. I'm a dog lover and this stunning. I love your color choices. Always brings such a smile when I see your video.

  9. This is such an absolutely charming card! I love how no matter what you make, you make it with elegance and class! The layers here are especially beautiful and I'm always inspired by your color combinations.

  10. Beautiful colors and layering! Gorgeous work.

  11. Absolutely LOVE this and really enjoyed watching your video!!!!

  12. This is such an adorable card, Sandra. Love the cute dog and the background you created is fantastic! :)

  13. This is just darling, Sandra and I adore the background and that cute little puppy...he's fabulous! Hugs :)

  14. Wow - you've created such stunning depth with your lights and darks - this looks amazing.
    Alison x

  15. stunning background Sandra and that pup is so adorable...hugs kath xxx

  16. i love the way you create, there is so much depth in this card, i am so impressed!

  17. LOve this combo Sandra, is absolutely fabulous! Your card is fantastic and the background outstanding! fab work! barbara

  18. Wow, what an amazing background you have created with the Distress Oxides and Inks and those black Archival Ink flowers looks so pretty too 😀. Have a great week! J 😊