Monday, September 25, 2017

Simon Says...Heavy Metal

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decided to create a traditional red and green Christmas card but with a heavy metal twist using Idea-ology Metallic Kraftstock and a bit of gold embossing...

I began by stamping the gorgeous Sparkles background inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder randomly on to white card
I coloured the card with Distress Oxide Candied Apple, spritzed with water, dried and overstamped here and there with Merry Christmas from Sparkles and Merry Christmas with Candied Apple.
I masked off a section of the Idea-ology Plaid Layerng Stencil with washi tape, coloured Studio 490 White Embossing Paste with a drop of Peeled Paint Distress Oxide reinker and applied randomly on the background.
I die cut the Tattered Poinsettia from Classic and Metallic Kraftstock and used the matching Texture Fade to add texture...
I highlighted the texture with Distress Paint Black Soot and crumpled up each die cut...
before fixing together with an Idea-ology Yuletide brad...
I added Idea-ology Tidings Design Tape and a fragment tapped on to the Versamark ink pad and heat embossed around the edges with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. I inked part of the Merry Christmas sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Great Outdoors with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger White Embossing Powder on to a scrap of green Classic Kraftstock and fixed behind the fragment with Glossy Accents.
I  sprinkled the background with Ranger White Embossing Powder and heat embossed from underneath to create a snowy effect. I added 3 Yuletide brads and die cut the word "Merry" from white card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Christmas Thinlits. I finished off by attaching the panel to card covered with Gold Metallic Kraftstock.

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. This is fabulous Kath! Love the poinsettia and background. I hope you have a safe journey back home after seeing Tim and Mario again.
    Linda xxxx

  2. Oh, Kath, your card is beautiful! The poinsettia is awesome and I love how it turned out with the metallic kraftstock. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

  3. Stunning card Kath. The overall effect looks wonderful.
    Toni xx

  4. Wow! What an amazing Xmas card. I love all the golden embossing and the pieces of stencil are fabulous. What I love the most are the metal poinsettias which stolen the show completely! Hugs, Marzena

  5. This is gorgeous Kath and that poinsettia is so pretty. Absolutely love it.
    Lorraine x

  6. Kath, this is drop dead gorgeous! I love your touches of gold, and the gold in the poinsettia is awesome! Fantastic!! hugs, Maura

  7. Ooooh Kath this is beautiful l like the colours used and the poinsettia's are stunning love the gold frame too! take care x

  8. Such a beautiful card Kath, I love the gorgeous background you created, the plaid stencilling is so lovely and the poinsettia is just stunning!! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. This card does make me Merry. It is a lovely.

  10. Fabulous way to interpret the traditional Christmas colors, as always your projects are stunning! Love so much the poinsettia! BArbara

  11. Wow! Made my things to try list. Inspirational. thanks as always for sharing.

  12. Stunning! Love all of this, every detail is sheer perfection Karen x

  13. Perfect "classic Christmas" and totally fab, Kath! I love the gold poinsettia! Ooh la la!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. Such a beautiful and creative take on the theme. Love the gorgeous embossing! Hugs, Autumn

  15. Gorgeous Christmas card Kath and I've always loved this die and texture fade combination, it really does create such a beautiful poinsettia flower which looks so cool in metal! Hugs xx

  16. I love this Christmas Card!!! And I also love this gold, so so much!

  17. What a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for getting me in the holiday spirit. I really like your classy use of metallics. Those flowers are so amazingly realistic!

  18. This is such a fantastic holiday card, Kath. Love the fabulous background texture and the poinsettia is gorgeous. :)

  19. Beautiful card! It looks so luxurious and elegant and I love the red background with the gold and green details - amazing ๐Ÿ˜. I enjoyed seeing how you made it to, thanks for sharing! Wishing you a happy new week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  20. Such a pretty card, Kath! The gold is so fun and really festive. The poinsettia looks stunning! Hugs, Sandra


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