Monday, April 13, 2020

Emerald city 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 "E is for...".

E is for Emerald, I think this is such an amazing color. To me, Emerald is a dark green with a blackish undertone. I'm especially inspired by Tim Holtz's Facebook Lives every Saturday, and theTypeset collage paper is a great base to start with. I thought it was a bit too intense, so I used White Gesso to lighten it up. In one of the corners I used the Mixed Media Lattice and on the other I used the Latticework stencil. Unfortunately I don't have Embossing Glaze and still wanted to create a bit of the effect and so I used Texture Paste Transparent Gloss that I colored with a drop of Distress Reinker Pine Needles. It doesn't give it the same effect as the Embossing Glaze, but I like it also


I struggled to match the color in the opposite corner with the Texture Paste. I used Distress Ink, and Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Green Parade and Storm Cloud and Infusions Emerald Isle. But it didn't match to my liking. In the end I took the gamble to use a drop of Pine Needles Reinker. And then it happened, it became exactly the color I wanted!




As you may know, the  Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.

We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together!

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge.
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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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the background is fabulous and I love the dark emerald and textures, beautifuly done :-)

Hope you have a good week!
Lols x x x

Anna-Karin said...

This is beautiful Sandra. I love the shades of green and emerald. I hope you are well and that you will have a good week. Hugs!

Words and Pictures said...

Love the emerald green depths of this, with the shaft of light breaking across - magical.
Alison x