Monday, May 29, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - We're Going Around In Circles

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to another week of fun with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Our theme this week is, We're Going Around In Circles. That's it! Easy right? Just put a circle somewhere on your project. Now, if you have a different interpretation of the theme, that's fine too. Just have fun!

I chose to create a card with soft colors and a fun shabby bow. I haven't put one on a project in a long time and decided it would be pretty with this color combination. Below is a short tutorial on how I created the background, bird and circles. Enjoy!

Also, please don't forget to check out our May guest designer, Sonia. This is her last week with us and I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed seeing her creations each week. They have all been jaw dropping and if you don't check out her blog, you're really missing out on one of the papercraft world's amazing talents.

To begin, I create the background for my card. I stencil on some bubbles using the Tim Holtz Bubble stencil with Ranger Texture Paste in random areas on a piece of canvas paper.

When the texture paste is completely dry, I brush on some Dina Wakley White Gesso with a dry paint brush. I brush on the gesso but leave some areas exposed and allow that to completely dry.

I use a dry paintbrush and paint on some Spun Sugar Distress Paint in random areas using downward strokes and allow that to completely dry before moving on to the next color.

When the pink paint is completely dry, I use a dry paintbrush to add Tumbled Glass Distress Paint in random areas. I allow this to completely dry before moving on to the next step.

To deepen the color around the bubbles and to add even more texture, I color over the stenciled bubbles with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Crayons. I then rub the pigment in with my fingertips to blend each color over the bubbles.

When the Distress Crayon is completely dry, I add some Tim Holtz Sketchbook Tissue Tape adhering it to the background with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. This completes my background, however, I do add more tissue tape later after I place the circles on my background.

For the bird, I cover some Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock with four strips of Tim Holtz Symphony Tissue Paper with musical notes. I use this to cut out the bird for my project.

Here is the bird for my project after cutting it out from the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die set.

I color the bird with Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Wild Honey Distress Crayons. I add an eye with a dot of Dina Wakley Night Acrylic Paint and I also cut away the branch from the legs. (They will be covered by the bow.)

For the circles, I used My Favorite Things Zig Zag Stiched Circles and color them with Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. I create three sizes of circles using two of the dies, one inside of the other. Above is the largest circle. I create two smaller circles using other sizes of circle dies in the set for the other two circles on my card.

Here again, is my finished card. You can find out how I created the flowers here and the shabby bow here. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I used to create my card and that you join us for this fun challenge by adding your project to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their amazing store.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hello - Tammy Tutterow Designs

Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by to see my latest design for Tammy Tutterow. I created a fun card using some of her flower dies, an embossing folder and one of her stamps. I hope you enjoy the tutorial I put together so you can see how I created my card and that it gives you some inspiration on how you can use her amazing products to make beautiful cards.

To create the background for my card, I emboss a 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" piece of Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock with the Tammy Tutterow Blistered embossing folder.

After embossing the card stock, I color over the raised areas with a Peeled Paint Distress Crayon and blend the pigment in gently with my fingertips.

Next, I distress the edges with a Prima Distressing Tool.

After distressing the edges, I ink them with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and a mini blending tool.  I set the background aside and begin making the flowers for my card.

To create the flowers for my card, I take a sheet of light pink tissue paper and stamp on the Tammy Tutterow Dear Ruby stamp in random areas all over the tissue with Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple premium ink.

When the ink is dry, I fold the tissue paper over several times to create several layers of petals. I'm using the Tammy Tutterow Pinked Posies dies.

Here you can see the tissue paper flower petals after cutting them out with the dies. There are several layers for each petal.

I separate each petal before building the flower.

I begin building the flower by placing one piece on top of another making sure to offset each petal as I build the flower from the bottom up.

I want to put a small brad in the center of the flower so I poke a hole through all the layers using the Tim Holtz Craft Pick Retractable Needle.

I poke the brad through the layers and gently fluff all the layers of petals until I'm happy with the way the flower looks.

To create the sentiment for my card, I stamp the Tammy Tutterow Framed Hello stamp and color the word Hello using Copic markers. I then cut the word Hello out following the lines of the word and ink the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

I take some ribbon from my stash that is a very light pink in color and ink on some Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple premium ink in random areas with a mini ink blending tool.

To finish the card, I create some leaves for the flowers from the Tammy Tutterow Pom Pom Posies dies and attach them along with the flowers to the card. I place the ribbon on a thin strip of Gumdrop Bazzill card stock and adhere that to the background along with some green flat pearls. The sentiment is attached with dimension using 3d foam tape. The entire panel is placed atop a 5" x 7" piece of Gundrop Bazzill card stock and my card is done.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put my card together using many of Tammy's amazing products and I thank you so much for sticking with me to the end. I hope you were able to get some inspiration for your next project and I'll see you again soon!

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