Monday, July 31, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Food and/or Drink

Welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here with this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where our theme is, Food and/or Drink. I created a fun card with lots of texture and wishful thinking. Don't you wish Latte's were only 5 cents? I put together a tutorial on how I created the background for some inspiration. Enjoy!

I start by cutting a 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock.

I add the Tim Holtz Linen mini stencil with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste.

When the embossing paste is completely dry, I make a mixture of Walnut Stain Distress Spray and water onto a craft mat and run the panel through it.

When the Walnut Stain ink is dry, I make a mixture of Broken China Distress Oxide and water on my craft mat and run the panel through it.

I continue running the panel through the ink mixture until I'm happy with the outcome.

I stencil on the Tim Holtz Typo with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide in random areas on the panel. (Note: I should have used Vintage Photo Archival Ink because the Distress Oxide eventually soaked into the background so much that it became almost invisible.)

Now that everything is dry, I add some Ground Espresso Distress Crayon pigment to shade around the embossed areas.

Next, I ink the edges with Potting Soil Archival Ink.

I complete the panel by splattering some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide mixed with water onto the panel and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink mixed with water using the Tim Holtz Splatter Brush.

I cut the necessary pieces for my focal point using velum, corrugated cardboard and Neenah Desert Storm card stock. The 5 cent piece is the circle cut from the Tim Holtz Fresh Brewed Bigz die set and stamped with a stamp from the Tim Holtz Remnants stamp set.

I ink the circle, cup and sleeve with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I add Picket Fence Distress Paint to the middle section of the circle where I will place the coffee cup. This will make the cup stand out and draw the eye in.

To complete the card I add some burlap, flowers from my stash, gears and other metal pieces. I then add the word Latte using the Simon Says Stamp Game Tile Letters stamp set. I create the word using black card stock, Versamark embossing ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder. I adhere my completed card panel onto a 5" x 7" piece of Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate card stock and my card is done.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process I used to create my card for the Food and/or Drink challenge 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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  1. Such a brilliant, grungy card it!!! ❤

  2. Oh wow! Absolutely LOVELY browns and blues color combo, what an amazing effect! So deep and vibrant. Love the soft flowers against the strong background colors. Amazing project! Hugs, Macarena

  3. Gorgeous card Cathie :-) I love the dark colours and textures of the background and then the blob of white on the coaster gives it a perfect lift! the whole design of this is perfect!! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Absolutely charming Cathie! Thanks for the step-out tutorial so I could understand how you created the background. Appreciate the time it tales to do that.

  5. Love coffee,love the card, and 5 cents would be fabulous! (I'll take 3, please! ☕)

  6. Fantastic richly colored card, Cathie! Don't I wish a latte was 5 cents!!! Love the corrugated texture and grid, and how beautifully you pull every element together. Gorgeous!!! hugs, Maura

  7. Love your fabulous card, Cathie. The rusty color scheme and the layered embellishments are fantastic! :)

  8. YUM! You have such a great knack for creating really fun and interesting textures! I *wish* frappucino's were 5 cents.. or maybe I don't ;)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. As always a fabulous design and incredible colors, so vibrant! Fantastic card! barbara

  10. wonderful project a coffee lover,this makes my heart sing hugs kath xxx

  11. Another wonderful project and another fabulous step by step...this is just gorgeous Cathie and I love every single detail about it! <3

  12. Fabulous card, Cathie! Love the gorgeous background! I too noticed that not all of the ink stays on top of the Distress Oxides, but that Archival does. Love the scrabble stamps, so fun! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Beautiful project Cathie!! Love the background and the wonderful colours. The 5c stamp was a great idea to use!

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