Monday, July 5, 2021

One of a Kind Enervy 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 "Fun/Quirky".

As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Katzelkraft. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

My favorite stamp from Katzelkraft is Enervy for sure. He is so cute and fun to use. For this challenge I gave him ome nerdy pair of glasses that I designed myself and cut out from a black vinyl sticker sheet. I scanned the Enervy stamp and opened it in Illustrator and made these glasses with circles and lines. I cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo.


For the background I used the Circuit 3D Embossing Folder, and painted the whole background green with Metallic Paint Golden Moss. A circuit board doesn't really have this color green, but I like this one better ;). After the paint was dry, I went over the round and square thingies with a VersaMarker with a few touches here and there so that I could apply Silver Embossing Powder. And that really gives it the effect of a circuit board!


To add some more depth I used Infusions Green Man and Liquid Acrylics mixed with a bit of water. This stays in the low areas so it gets more contrast. Such a cool effect!

Finally it was time to color Enervy. Well, first I had to make the background, and I made a mask. Tip: after you have applied the mask, put your card between a few sheets of printer paper and run it through your die-cutting machine. This ensures that the mask is well pressed down and stays in place and that nothing gets under it, and doesn'tt even come up from the heat of the heat tool. For the background I used 3 colors Distress Oxide, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap.
I colored Enervy myself with Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke, Tattered Rose, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint and Ground Espresso.



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 $25 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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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Sandra :-) the little pup is so quirky! Love him, and his glasses are fabulous!! Very clever :-)

Hope you have a great week!
Lols XXX

Maura said...

Stinkin CUTE! Love your card, Sandra! hugs, Maura