Monday, August 20, 2018

Back to School/Hogwarts card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week our challenge is "Back to School".

It's time to go back to school!! But it's almost Halloween too. Let's combine the two to make my first Halloween card of the season. A back to Hogwarts card if you will, you know Harry Potter's magic school... I started embossing the background with the Wallpaper stamp and Black Embossing Powder. To give it some color (of course orange) I used Distress Oxides, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.


I've altered the Ornate Frame (thanks, Frederique!) into an old tarnished mirror. For the middle part I applied the Faux Tarnished Metal technique (source: Blog of Shelly Hickox). It had been a while since I had done that technique, and the effect surprises me every time. For the frame I applied Grit-Paste and applied a layer of Distress Paint Black Soot. Afterwards it gave a weathered metal effect with Metallique Wax Bronze Age.  


I cut out the letters with a digital cutting machine. Here is a link to the free font I used, it's called Dyer. If you also have a digital cutting machine, you can go crazy with cutting of all types of fonts. Quick tip: mind that the letters aren't too thin. Solid bold fonts work the best.



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.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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



Redanne said...

I love Halloween and I love your fabulous Hogwarts back to school card, it is spookily brilliant! Anne x

The Paper Layer said...

I so love your take on back to school!! Gorgeous, creative and fun card!

Maura said...

Brilliant take on going back to school by going all Harry Potter and Hogwarts, Sandra!! Love how you combined school with Halloween with your giant raven and that wonderful background! hugs, Maura

Cindy Jones said...

I love your style, I want to incorporate your grit and class into my own card making! Do you only post on Mondays? Would love to see more!

Macarena said...

Oh my! Where to start from? 1. I love the new look of your blog, it's much bright and fesh, so nice. 2. I totally love the new intro to the video, it's so entretaining and welcoming! And I obviously love you haven't changed evrything and kept the Kensington music! 3. I love the project a lot, seems you couldn't wait to make some creepy card, right? I love them always and this one is awesome, the background rocks and the silver piece with utee is amazing. Can't wait until next Monday! Hugs, Marzena

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a totally cool idea! I love your clever take on the challenge, which was completely original. I would've never in a million years thought of combining Halloween and school, so you are basically a genius. And as always, I love being able to see your videos as a reference of how to do these fabulous techniques.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your great interpretation of this theme, Sandra. Your card is amazing with all the fabulous texture and details. Such a fantastic design! :)

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous card and what a fun theme for the challenge!! Love the Hogwarths theme and all the details and cool textures. I hope you had a good weekend! Hugs!

Kath Stewart said...

love the Harry Potter theme Sandra and that background is just stunning, hugs kath xxx