Monday, September 27, 2021

Simon Says - Touchy Feely

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...
I created a Christmas scene in my Dylusions 8" x 8" Black Journal using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Woodland Santa, Tall Pines and Alphanumeric Varsity Thinlits, die-cut from Sizzix Felt and used Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Woodland and Speckles Layering Stencils with Distress Grit Paste to add more texture.

I began with an 8" x 8" sheet of paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Stash Pad. I laid the largest moon mask on the paper and traced around with a pencil. I coloured the circle with Simon Says White Pigment ink using a mini round blending tool and also created a snow bank at the bottom of the paper.
I dried the white pigment ink and applied Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink through the detail moon mask to create a soft subtle look.
I applied Distress Grit Paste through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Woodland and Speckles Layering Stencils, dusted with Distress Rock Candy Glitter using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Glitter Duster and set aside to dry.
I arranged the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Woodland Santa dies on to various colours of Sizzix Felt and applied Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to the back of each piece.
I assembled the Woodland Santa and I'm not going to lie, it was a little fiddly but this crafter who loves fussy cutting, took up the challenge and hey ho, a little time and patience won the day. I suspect I may have been a brain surgeon in a previous life and a huge shout out to Sizzix Adhesive Sheet which made fixing all those fiddly diddly bits in place so much easier. I did draw the line at cutting his eyes and buttons from felt and instead used Idea-ology Classic and Gold Metallic KraftStock and Distress Watercolor card for the snow on the trees to add a contrast to the white felt used on his tunic, hat and beard.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tall Pines from contrasting green colours of Sizzix Felt and fixed in place over the Grit Paste trees. I added more Speckles stencilling along the bottom edge of the paper, applied dots of Distress Collage Medium to the trees and sprinkled with Distress Mica Flakes.
I die-cut the words from Sizzix Red Felt and Distress Watercolor card, backed with Sizzix Adhesive Sheets, using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Varsity Thinlits and fixed to the panel.

To finish I trimmed the panel to 7.1/2" square, matted on to white card to leave a small border and fixed inside my journal using Distress Collage Medium.

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


  1. Beautiful card Kath! I love the snow texture and all the interesting surfaces.

  2. fabulous card! I cannot even believe you could cut his face from the felt. I am sure it was a challenge but it paid off...he's awesome!

  3. Oh you amazing crafter you!!!!! wow Kath this is stunning, the way you layered this up and bit by bit built a wonderful festive scene, love it and that Santa is

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  5. Absolutely stunning and creative card with a fabulous Santa and scenery x

  6. Oh Kath, this is fabulous! The felt really makes this Santa stand out; so glad you persevered! Using the paper from the Christmas Stash was a nice touch. Love the texture and sparkle!🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲


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