Monday, December 11, 2023

Simon Says - Use Dies in DieCember

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 team are celebrating DieCember and the theme for this week is to 
USE DIES
I decorated a gift bag using Simon Says Willow Snowflake, created shimmery texture on the background with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Pine Branches 3D Texture Fade and Sterling Foundry Wax, added Walter and his Mrs, the DieCember exclusive surprise from Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts Holiday Message Strip Rub-Ons and Trinity Stamps Candy Apple Heart Sto send warm wishes to the recipient. 
I began my misting an A2 panel of Distress Watercolor card with water, placed it in the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Pine Branches 3D Texture Fade and ran through my die-cutting machine. I applied Sterling Foundry Wax over the raised areas with my finger, added splatters and heat set. I coloured the panel lightly with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink using a mini round blending tool.
I die-cut Simon Says Stamp Willow Snowflake from Distress HeavyStock KraftStock and Distress Watercolor card and the shadow from vellum. I trimmed the Distress Watercolor card snowflake to leave just the centre section.
I trimmed the Texture Fade panel to fit the kraft gift bag, distressed the edges and fixed to the bag with Distress Collage Medium. I added a hand cut snowbank at the bottom, layered the Willow Snowflake popped up on foam squares and added a bow using silver sparkle twine from my stash.
I die-cut the Walter DieCember 2023 Thinlits from Distress Black HeavyStock, Distress White HeavyStock and Sizzix Surfacez cardstock and assembled. I die-cut the scarves and Santa hat using the Walter Thinlits and the ear muffs using the Chilly and Freezy DieCember 2022 Thinlits, coloured with Lumberjack Plaid and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks.
I added the snowflakes and sentiment from Hero Arts Holiday Message Strip Rub-Ons
I applied Ranger Glossy Accents to the fur on the hat and ear muffs and sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Glitter. To finish I added Trinity Stamps Candied Apple Heart Embellishments.



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