Monday, November 19, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Thank-you

Good Monday morning! I am back with a dt card for Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge:  Thank-you. I love making Thank-you cards because you really can do any design you wish, and custom colour it to the recipient :) The person I have in mind for this loves soft and romantic, so that was my starting inspiration for this card.



I was totally in the mood to play with my Tim Holtz Distress Stains, and make up some of my own background papers....I think I could do this ALL day long :) I so wish someone would pay me to do that LOL! This is a fun and easy technique...just squeeze your stains onto a clear block....no need to cover the whole area.


Press it down onto watercolour paper, you will see the ink spread out and cover the paper....let it absorb for a minute or so, then lift up.


To help spread the ink a little more I often spritz it now with my perfect pearls powder in water mixture...it will give it a pretty shine too! Dry with a heat tool. Below are the two different colour combinations of stains, I used for each panel. You can put them in a heavy book for a few hours or overnight to flatten them.

My next step after they were dry and flat, was to stamp them with a couple of my favorite Impression-Obsession stamps in one of the same colours I used for the background, but of course using the ink pad.


For the roses, I die cut grunge board with my rolled roses die and applied Tim Holtz Crackle Paint. 

After they were dry and rolled, I applied the pink colours of stain.

The frame was antiqued the same way with the Tim Holtz crackle paint in colour picket fence, and then I rubbed Inka Gold silver into the cracks and wiped of the excess.



I know you will want to join in on the fun over at Simon Says Stamp and Show , for one random player will win a $50 dollar store voucher courtesy of Simon Says Stamp :)
I am so looking forward to seeing all your creations! Thanks for visiting and have a great day! Hugs,
TRace :)




14 comments:

paula said...

Tracey this is one gorgeous card. I love all the different things you did to achieve such a beautiful card

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Trace, lovely soft romantic feel to your card, the muted colours are perfect and I love the technique. Gorgeous dimensional flowers and I love your striking frame. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Tracey, your card is lovely. I really like your step by step pictures and instructions, too. Great job! Such a lovely project. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous project, and a great tute!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Trace!! Love the crackled flowers, what a great idea. The background and the shimmer is wonderful. Great stamping!

Suzanne C said...

What lovely shimmer on your background! Fab tutorial! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Bond says
great background papers...check
great instructions........check
great embelishments.......check
fantastic finish..........check
I love when you show us the technique so that I get inspired to do it.off to my craft room.
Another great looking card Tracey.
Hugs.

Sandra said...

Such a wonderful card! love the pretty colors, and what a great technique with the stains and the watercolor paper! Hugs, Sandra

soapHOUSEmama said...

gorgeous card and such a lovely technique!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

This card is totally fabulous!! Love the interesting techniques you employed here! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Beautiful card, Trace! Thanks for sharing this awesome technique!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, making up such a fresh, pretty card - a delight!
Alison x

Maria said...

Looks like you had lots of fun with the distress stains! And, you came up with fab results! So eye catching...love it!!!

misstreez said...

I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the tut. Ilove my IO background stamps ;)

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