Monday, March 4, 2019

Glittering in the Sun 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 "Whatever the Weather". But that's not all, we're also showcasing the amazing Mr. Tim Holtz products!

Last week it was already wonderful spring weather, and I enjoyed it very much, and so I wanted to make this spring-like card. I started with the Tim Holtz Mixed Media die and cut out the honeycomb. For even more texture I chose the Tim Holtz Rays stencil together with Crackle Texture Paste. After it was dry I applied a layer of Clear Gesso.


I painted the texture of the crackle and the cut out of the honey comb yellow with Opal Magic Yellow-Pink paint. I used Nuvo Shimmer Powder Solar Flare to add more yellow and then Infusions Lemoncello. For the bottom of the card I first applied Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Broken China and then Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Green Parade and Atlantis Burst. I also used Infusions in Emerald Isle and A Bit Jaded to build up the colors and the interest.


To make the edges darker, I used Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Storm Cloud at the top left corner and then added Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot Paint mixed with water and darkened the edges with a brush. I wanted to add some glittering and I applied on the edges of the card some Bonding Powder and when it melted I rubbed Pale Gold Foil on top of it. There was too much gold to my liking and I toned it down with Tim Holtz Distress Crayon Black Soot.



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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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) the background is fabulous! I love how you used the crackle paste, and the two friends sitting on the washi bench, the whole design is wonderful :-)

Hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

├čeulah ├čee said...

Oh yes--your sunshiny place is really quite wonderful!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE the new blog look! This card is a artful and soulful! LOVE the colors and textures, and that's why I'm pinning! LOVE!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a wonderful card Sandra! I love the scene you created with the two women sitting on a bench in front of that gorgeous backdrop. I hope you had a lovely weekend! Hugs!

Maura said...

Oh my, Sandra, this card just glows! Gorgeous background for those two women sitting and chatting. Beautiful colors and texture. hugs, Maura

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such fabulous card, Sandra. The background colors you cerated are amazing. Love the great texture, too. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is one of my favorites of yours! You've given your ladies such a gorgeous setting and those rays of sunshine are especially inspiring. Beautiful blending of colors from yellows to blues, too!

Kath Stewart said...

wow that glittering sun effect is stunning and I love those adorable ladies enjoying every minute of it, hugs kath xxx

Barbara said...

Another amazing card! You know I'm a big fan of these colors! background is stunning and Dolls are perfect! barbara said...

Wow! Love it, great work :)