Monday, October 5, 2020

Simon Says - Dry Embossing

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

The first challenge of the month means that the Design Team feature one particular company/brand and this month we will all be using the fabulous products from Tim Holtz. You don't have to use them to join in the challenge but we would love to see what you make if you have them in your stash.
We are also welcoming back, the lovely and very talented Alison Bomber aka Words and Pictures as this month's Designer In The Spotlight. If you haven't visited Alison's blog yet, pop on over and you will be in for a real treat.
and the theme for this week is...
I created a card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Poinsettia 3D Texture Fade. The beautiful elegant embossed panel is so stunning, detailed and dimensional that it needed minimal decoration to become a festive delight.

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 5" x 7" and spritzed lightly with water on both sides. I smooshed the Black Soot Mini Distress ink pad over the debossed side of the Texture Fade, spritzed the ink lightly with water and ran the Texture Fade through my die-cutting machine, as recommended 3 times.

I inked the script image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous with Distress Embossing Ink, stamped randomly on the edges, sprinkled with Wow Gold Glitter Embossing Powder and heat set. I inked the stamp again with Black Soot Distress Archival and stamped slightly under the embossed stamping.
I used a Distress Embossing Pen over the Poinsettia centres, sprinkled with the same embossing powder and heat set.
I added splatters of Black Soot Distress Spray Stain, sprinkled Stampendous Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel over the panel and heat set from underneath until melted.
I matted the panel on to slightly larger panels of Idea-ology Gold Metallic and BlackOut KraftStock and fixed to a 6" x 8" white card blank. To finish I used strips of Idea-ology Christmas Label Tape for the sentiment.
This has to be the quickest, easiest Christmas card I have ever made and would be perfect if you are into mass producing or guilty of leaving your Christmas card makes until the last minute, far easier than my coloured version from the other week.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, 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 have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in with a chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at the Simon Says Stamp Store.

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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...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


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  1. Very, very pretty. I will try this. Thanks

  2. You've done wonders with that amazing embossing folder again, Kath - so smoky and atmospheric, and just that touch of glamour from the gold - lovely!
    Alison x

  3. A beautiful creation, Kath. xx

  4. Super, super stunning Kath!!!!!! (Iloved the yellow one as well).

    Jennifer. x

  5. Absolutely stunnng card kath, I was wondering how you achieved an almost ghost like look of the flowers, they look fan-bloomin-tastic!! I am going to have to give this technique a try!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  6. Wow, this is fantastic totally in awe, I can say along with Debi Adams vintage card using this embossing folder and now yours are the best creations I have seen forever. Stay safe love Jane x

  7. I only have three words for this one: Wow, Wow, Wow! Oh wait, that actually is only one word... Anyway; you get what I'm saying, right?!
    Hugs, Sarah

  8. Beautiful card, Kath! Stunning and easy, a win in my book any day. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!❤️

  9. This is so gorgeous!!! I would never have thought to create a card with this folder and these colors but it is totally gorgeous!!! Wow!!!

  10. STUNNING! WOW! the grey color is divine - who would have thought it?

  11. This card is gorgeous! It looks so elegant with the gold embossing and a few stamps and splatters. Sometimes it is genius to know when to stop and leave it as you did here.

  12. I love this card. Thank you for the details.

  13. Pinned of course! These white poinsettias are excellent and the way you did it even better. Gorgeous!

  14. Such an elegant design! I love the texture as well as the shine this card must have! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  15. Had to try this one!! Thanks for the inspiration <3


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hugs Kath xxx