Monday, September 18, 2017

Simon Says...Shimmer And Shine...

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 made a card with lots of shimmer and shine but quickly discovered it's not easy to pick up the shine with the camera and avoid the glare at the same time...
I began with a  7"x 5" panel of Distress Watercolor card and created a muted "going for a silvery grey look/ leaving lots of white" background with Black Soot Distress Oxide.
I then tapped the Versamark ink pad through the gorgeous Plaid Layering Stencil on to vellum and heat embossed with Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder...
I die cut a frame from silver Idea-ology Metallcic Kraft Stock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles...
distressed the frame with Black Soot Distress Paint and fixed to the vellum and a scrap of white cardstock...
I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Garden Greens and Wildflowers Thinlits to die cut foliage from silver Metallic Kraft Stock and paper from Idea-ology Tidings Paper Stash...
I tapped the Versamark ink pad on to the reverse of the silver Kraft Stock Wildflowers and heat embossed with a magic Wendy Vecchi Rust Effect recipe ...note to self: I should have taken a note of the recipe so that I can mix it up again when the pot is finished...
repeated with Idea-ology gears and dabbed with Evergreen Bough Distress Paint...another note to self: don't try and pick them up until you are sure they have cooled down...OUCH !!!
I then stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Motivation 3 on to silver Metallic Kraft Stock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder...
and if you struggle with your Stamp Platform magnets clashing together with the risk of them breaking...I'm sharing a little tip. If you use the magnets with the words "Tonic Studios" facing upwards...they will repel each's quite funny watching them desperately moving away from each other and to make sure they are always facing upwards...I used cute paw prints rub-ons to remind me...
then I assembled the foliage over the vellum/shiny metal panel...
cut the sentiment into sections and added Life Quotes Remnant Rubs...
I painted a little bit of Evergreen Bough on to the white foliage, added a dot of Glossy Accents and a double Crinkle Ribbon bow coloured with Evergreen Bough Distress Spray Stain...
and finished off with Idea-ology Label Letters to complete the sentiment...
and fixed the panel to a card blank covered with Turquoise coloured Classic Kraft Stock
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
and if you use Instagram...
please add #sssmchallenge to your entry uploads so we can see them on there too
I look forward to seeing what you create this week 

and if like me you love all things Tim Holtz...make yourselves a cuppa, find a comfy sofa and join Tim over on Facebook Live for the launch of  the Idea-ology Holiday Collection at 5pm if you're in the UK
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous card Kath, I love the colours and all of the details, so much to admire and look at :-)

    I will be tuning in to watch Tim!! Can't wait to see whats coming next!!

    Thanks for the magnet tip too, am going to dig out some transfers now ;-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Stunning card Kath! Love all the shimmer and my favourite colours too! Have a wonderful week.
    Linda xxx

  3. This is so pretty, Kath! The color combination is gorgeous and the design, amazing.

    Cathie ♥

  4. Oh Kath, I just LOVE your shimmery, glimmery card!! The stamping onto the Metallic card looks amazing (whatever did we do before the stamp platform!), I just love the sprigs you added and the foliage with the script on is superb. A stunning card! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. What an amazing card, Kath, just stunning! Love all the detail.

    Thanks for the tip about the magnets on the Stamp Platform, off to check which way up mine are..... xx

  6. GORGEOUS!!! All the metallics and greens shine here! LOVE every bit!

  7. Wow that's great! You have created a combination of materials and colors really fascinating!

  8. This is absolutely perfect, Kath! I love this project a lot. The bicolor is amazing. Love all the silver and shimmer details. The wildflowers looks so cool here! I just really love this! Hugs, Marzena

  9. This is fabulous Kath (and I hear you about trying to get pictures of shimmery/shiney creations, it is impossible!), adore the embossed plaid on the velum and all of the wonderful shimmery layers brought to life with that fabulous quote. Thanks so much for sharing it (and for the magnet tip!), Deb xo

  10. I love to look on your blog! You are so talented and give so much inspiration. Like this card very much!
    ( by the way, I think we met last year in Coventry. I was sitting beside Anne Redfern in Andy's class, and I have realized that it was probably you sitting on her other side ;) )

  11. Absolutely gorgeous is your creation x

  12. all the elements you have used for this Awesome creation,just love it.Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for

  13. Such an outstanding project! Full of details! i love the color combo! very well done Kath!

  14. Love your gorgeous card, Kath. All the details on this card are so beautiful! :)

  15. I'm totally in awe--incredibly gorgeous work of art!

  16. One of my favourite colour combination and I love all the shimmery, shiny elements you've bought to this project's really lovely! Hugs xx

  17. This is such a pretty card Kath, with wonderful details. And I really like the color combination.

  18. This is really inventive! It is such an original mix of gears and florals-- soft and just a little grungy! It's just right, as always, and it's always a treat to see what you come up with.

  19. what a fabulous project Kath x Love the details and the florals look fantastic next to the gears. You will have been to Harrogate by now and probably on your way back x Looking forward to viewing your makes Hugs Annie xx

  20. Beautiful card, Kath! Love the subtle touches of green you've added and that gorgeous ribbon! hugs, Maura

  21. Wow, Kath! This is so pretty! Love it so much! The industrial look with all the metal and the touches of patina green is amazing! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

  22. Really a piece of art! I adore every single detail, the color is one of my favorite and the combo with silver is incredible! So wonderful! Barbara