Monday, June 21, 2021

Simon Says - We Can See Clearly

 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

and the theme for this week is...
We Can See Clearly
I used Waffle Flower A7 Layers Dies, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Abandoned Paper and acetate to create a frame for my Vintage Style shaker card. I used Distress Crackle Texture with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Deco Arch Mini Layering Stencil to create texture on the background, added Prima Art Stones and sequins and decorated with images from Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Layers Engraving, coloured with Distress Crayons and Clippings Stickers.

I began by fixing two of the A7 Layer Dies together with packing tape which will hold up far better than washi tape when you are making multiple cuts to create a 5" x 7" frame. I die-cut the frame 6 times from 300gsm white card and fixed together with Distress Collage Medium. This is my preferred way to create a shaker frame, can't be bothered faffing around with 3D foam tape and dislike that everything sticks to the sticky sides of the foam tape. I die-cut the top frame from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Abandoned Paper, removed the inner die and die-cut acetate and paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Departed for the shaker background. I used Distress Crackle Texture Paste with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Deco Arch Stencil from Set 49 and added Idea-ology Field Notes Snippets to add interest and texture on the background.
While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled lightly with Speckled Egg, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge Distress Embossing Glazes and once dry, heat set.
I tapped a Versamark ink pad repeatedly over the Layers Engraving images, sprinkled with Ranger Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder and heat set. This gives tooth to the slick surface of the card and allows the images to be coloured easily.
As you can see, I had a change of heart and selected some different images which I coloured using Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Crayons using a Distress Detailer Brush, drying between layers to add shading.
I painted the die-cut frame with Ground Espresso Distress Paint, making sure there was no white showing on the edges and fixed to the background paper.
I added Prima Art/Mini Art Stones and a selection of Sizzix Sequins into the frame and fixed the acetate frame in place with strong double sided tape. I fixed the Idea-ology Layers Engraving and Clipping Stickers in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I finished by fixing the shaker panel to a 5" x 7" White card blank.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

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


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