Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Friends/Superhero Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is
USE YOUR FAVORITE TECHNIQUE and/or PRODUCT
What is YOUR favorite technique ? Do you like to stencil, paper piece, splatter,watercolor and what is your favorite product ? Do you like sequins, twine, ribbons, charms, die cuts ? We would love to know a few of your favorite things !
We are showcasing RANGER
Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
For this weeks challenge I've decided to showcase my favourite technique of Blending using ranger products although its not one I excel at but I give a good try.
I do like stamping and embossing in white embossing powder now that I've discovered Bright White from WOW which does a proper white.
So I stamped and embossed the Fir branch from Simon Says Stamp Holly Berries
and then used the Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool.
I brought this one to see if it was easier than the rectangle one. For me not really but I didn't get as many random marks I was making with the rectangle so I do prefer it.
What I like about this technique it reminds me of the colouring books that you used water and painbrush on and magically a picture appeared.
When I was happy with my blending trying not to be to heavy handed, then I stuck it onto the navy card. Now I wanted something to sit on my branches so I grabbed the Bird I cut off his curl on the previous Crazy Birds card
. But I didn't colour him in conventional way, I used the blending tools but I did stamp two birds so I cut out the eyes and beak to add to the blended body.
I stamped the bird on my background so it would work on the embossed white and this also meant I cut the body of the bird and layered it on top of the stamped one. I think this bird could be heavily involved in my Christmas card making this year.
I thought I'll make another card I'll try not to waffle on, this time I blended round the edges of my card and then stamped the holly from the same stamp set as above. I needed some decent size Holly to cut out so I found some on the Penny Black Forest Friend
just the right size but I was all blended out and used some Copic Pens
to colour the leaves and some large red pearls out of my stash.
So now it's YOUR turn. Happy Crafting
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