Monday, March 13, 2023

Simon Says - Whatever The Weather

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 card with a rainy day background using Tim Holtz/Ranger Dura Lar Clear Transparent Sheets with Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Lift-Ink, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Distinguished and Dapper stamp sets and decorated with Tim Holtz/Sizzix BrushStroke Flowers Mini Thinlits.

I added drops of Pitch Black, Cobalt and Moss Alcohol Inks, Blending Solution and Isopropyl on to my Glass Media Mat and dragged a panel of Dura Lar through the inks, added more drops of the inks to the panel and moved the inks around with the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower and dried.
I stamped the umbrella from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Distinguished on the panel, inked with Versamark, sprinkled with Simon Says White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. The Dura Lar is heat tolerant but I kept my heat gun moving not concentrating on any one spot for too long.
I stamped the numbers image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dapper, inked with Alcohol Lift-Ink on to the panel and dabbed repeatedly with kitchen towel to remove the excess alcohol ink.
At this stage, I decided that the white embossing was a bit too bright and shiny, so I gently sanded the umbrellas to remove some of the shine using a Tim Holtz Sanding Disk which is a perfect fit for a mini round blending tool. I inked the banner image from Distinguished with Distress Black Soot Archival, sprinkled with Ranger Black Embossing Powder and heat set.
I coloured a die-cut circle of Distress Watercolor card with Mowed Lawn and BluePrint Sketch Distress Oxide inks, added some flicks of water and dried. I stamped the sentiment from a very old Tim Holtz Clear Stamp Set from my stash (Virtual Artistry - Purely Random CSS 27843) inked with Black Soot Distress Archival and heat embossed with Ranger Black Embossing Powder as before.
I fixed the circle in place with foam squares and added Tim Holtz/Sizzix BrushStroke Flowers Mini Thinlits flowers die-cut from Distress Watercolor card and shaded lightly with Mowed Lawn and BluePrint Sketch Distress Oxides.
I flicked on small drops of Distress Resist Spray, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. To finish I trimmed the panel to 4" x 5.1/4", added Distress Collage Medium behind the die-cut circle and the embossed umbrellas and fixed to an A2 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


  1. Beautiful vibrant card Kath with fabulous use of alcohol ink techniques. That is a fantastic sentiment too!
    Pauline xx