Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Add some Texture


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Happy Birthday Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Add Some Texture 

We are showcasing Tim Holtz  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.
As always the lovely Heidi and team Simon will be giving away a $50 Voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store ! 

To start with I made the backgrounds that were needed to make the card using the smooching technique with Oxides. First with blues, then I made another with purples and any white space I blended some more oxides. Didn't have to do green found one I had made previously.

After they had dried, I used Simon Says Stamp Time for Wine stamps and stamped into my purples oxides and the green for my leaves. I also stamped them into white card and used the Time for Wine dies to cut them out. This would give me a white border but also the stamped parts would help me to layer better.

I then put them to one side while I went back to my blue background. First off I cut my frame using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies this helped to work out what needed covered up. I then used the Tim Holtz Bricked Stencil and Dreamweaver White Embossing PasteI did tried to make it not so straight but that did work out. Once it was dried I used I put the stencil back on and used Tim Holtz Blending Brush with the oxide to highlight my bricks.

I laid my frame on the dried card and then placed my wine bottle, glass, grapes and leaves where I thought was pleasant to the eye. I then decided it needed a sentiment and I love this tiny one on the Simon says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus and it fits in the small Simon Says Stamps Stitched Banner Dies.

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  1. Debby I LOVE this. Fab use of texture xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Debby xx

  3. Wow, wonderful textured card :)

  4. Gorgeous card Debby :-) I love the colour of the bricks, absolutely fabulous with the purples and greens! the whole design is so pretty! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. Love your layout Debbie! And the colour combi is brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  6. This is a fantastic card Debby and adore the texture on the brick wall, and the oxide coloured card for the wine bottle, grapes and leaves looks great, and the blue is perfect for the background too.

  7. I love this Debby..FABulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. That color combo is perfect! This is such a great card.

  9. Love the brick background and vino theme for your card this week, Debby! So pretty!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Wow, what a beautiful card! The brick stencilling and white embossing powder looks wonderful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊


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