Monday, November 29, 2021

Simon Says - Sparkle Mode

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...
This week the Design Team are showcasing products from Stampendous who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary, how fabulous is that!!! Huge Congratulations to Fran and her wonderful team.

I created cards that sparkle as you turn them in the light using the fun technique of stamping into layers of molten embossing powders. I used Stampendous Snowflakes, Mermaid Sea Embossing Powder Kits, Simon Says Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Retro Flakes, inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink and added Simon Says Reverse Merriest Christmas Sentiment Strips.

I began by pressing a Versamark ink pad randomly over an A2 panel of Distress Watercolor card, sprinkled a mix of Stampendous and Simon Says Antique Gold Embossing Powders over the panel and heat set. I repeated the process, adding more embossing powder and this time heated from underneath until the powders were melted.
I repeated the process one more time to build up layers and inked up the Retro Flake stamp with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink in preparation of the next step.
I heated the panel from underneath and once the Embossing Enamels were molten, I pressed the stamp on to the panel, leaving it in place for 20 seconds or so. Rubber stamps are made in a vulcaniser at extreme temperatures so this technique won't harm your stamp in any way.
I repeated this process to decorate 3 panels and added Simon Says Reverse Merriest Sentiment Strips, die-cut using Simon Says Nested Banners dies and fixed in place with foam adhesive.
I matted the panels on to white card blanks covered with Idea-ology Metallic 3 Champagne KraftStock.

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...2pm CET to join in with the chance to win a $25 voucher to spend online at Simon Says Stamp

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