Wednesday, August 08, 2018



Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Make Your Own Background Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
This week the challenge is

Distress It  

We are showcasing some fabulous 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!
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

First of I made some fancy backgrounds with oxides and ended up not using any, I had an idea of what I wanted to do but it didn't quite work out.

So I stamped the Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints Beer strip in black and heat embossed black embossing powder. I them cut out using Simon says Stamp Stitched Squares and Rectangles. I then used a Blue dye Inkpad and blended all over and distressed round the edges with some scissors since I couldn't find my Tim Holt paper distresser.

I then found my bleach bottle and poured a little in a cap and using a paintbrush that had seen better days I brushed parts of my stamps. The R in my beer was been very troublesome and he got painted with the bleach a couple of times. I then left to dry. The thing to remember is it works with dye inkpads I used it on the oxides but it didn't seemed to work as well, yet I left it to dry and it improved as time went on, so much so I didn't bin them.

Now I had to make a card and this sketch from Splitcoast Stampers SC707 was in my mind when I cut out the shapes out. My base I cut out a circle using Simon says Stamp Stitched Circles out of Kraft card.

The sentiment was stamped on another piece of card from Simon says Stamp Birthday Messages and their Messages for Everyday,  I place my cut out circle card over the top using foam squares.  My stars are Simon says Stamp Holiday Shapes randomly placed trying desperately not to do too many.

I actually like my distressed card so much so I've put it in the post to my Brother for his Birthday rather than the bin!

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Lin said...

I've forgotten about this bleach technique - it turned out great, Debby!

Tracy Freeman said...

Agree with Lin it turned out great, I've never done the bleach technique as I really dislike bleach smell but I love how it looks x

Marge said...

It's always fun to read your process of card making, Debby. I can definitely relate to it. Oh luckily I could grab my paper distresser though, lols. Love your blue background so much. Very pretty colors . Have a great day.

Lorraine A said...

Love this card Debby and I am sure your brother will love it too! The whole beer theme is fabulous and I now know that I definitely need to get me the beer set, I have cocktails and wine so need to complete the trio after seeing this!! :-)

Lols x x x
I was thinking of you when making my card for this challenge, I know how much you used to dread 'distress' but you have definitely overcome your fears now!! look at you!! Go Girl!!! :-)

Crafting Queen said...

Love this card,really different!!!

Pat said...

This is a great distressed card Debby and love the bleached out bits. I am always afraid I will end up with bleachedclothes so have never used it on my cards, but it really whitens beautifully and the blue is gorgeous with the kraft card. A wonderful card for your brother! x

Chrissy said...

Very clever with the bleach and a fabulous masculine card Debby..


Lynne in NI said...

I love this Debby! I've never tried that bleaching technique but it looks fab :)

Cheryl W. said...

Neat card, Debby. Great for those men who are so hard to make cards for.

Doreen said...

A great technique,love

Misty Elam said...

Oh my, I totally forgot about the bleach technique. I did it once and forgot all about it. This looks awesome!! I really like that blue. I want that beer stamp set now. 😊

Stephanie said...

Love this fun design, Debby! This card is perfect for a guy or a gal that loves beer! :D

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Kim Hamilton said...

Such a great card Debby! I love this masculine design :)