Monday, October 14, 2019

My Other Creations: You are Never Alone Tag Book

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it only seemed fitting to "think pink" for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  I made a tag book to remind us women everywhere that no matter what darkness we face, we never need to battle alone.


I started by cutting out a tag, folding it in half and turning it horizontally.  Then I stenciled some dots onto it with white paint.  Next I washed the paper surface with water and dripped some pink alcohol inks onto it.  I added acrylic paint in yellow and green and blue.

I cut some arch shapes using a die called Picture Book Labrador (I love using the dog's torso to create some interesting negative space abstract shapes).  I outlined the arches with a black Sharpie, then I glued them onto my tag and added some Cherry Pie and Ocean shades of acrylic paint.

I found some Tim Holtz paper dolls to put on the front and outlined them with a black Sharpie.  Then I cut a Simon Says Stamp Circle Loop shape and painted it pink.  I also added pink paint to my tag book cover.

I assembled a pile of scrap paper to make up the inside of my book.

I used a sewing machine to sew my pages together, then sewed them all inside my folder tag cover.

I typed the sentiment, cut out the words and glued them to the front cover.  Here's the finished product!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see your pink projects!  Upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!

Monday, October 7, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Autumn Tag using Tim Holtz Halftone and Rings Stamp Set

I wanted to make a fun Fall tag for this week's Autumn theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  We're also featuring Tim Holtz products, so here's the end result:


I started by cutting a tag shape out of Tim Holtz's Abandoned paper.  I stamped and heat-embossed rings onto the paper using his Halftone and Rings stamp set and white embossing powder.

Since we're going Tim Holtz with this challenge, I used a lot of Distress Paint.  I finger-painted it on and smudged it around.  I also added some white here and there to lighten up the background.


While that dried, I found some Tim paper dolls and added some hats to them.  I also colored around the edges of them with a black Sharpie and added some Distress Ink smudging.  I think this helps them to stand out better from the background.  I also cut out some pumpkins using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Pumpkin die and colored them.  I splattered some neon Pink Aqua Pigment onto my tag and stuck some Tim Washi tape onto the bottom as well.

All that was left was to assemble!  When it's gluing time, I love my UHU glue stick.

Here are the products I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


How will you celebrate Fall with your projects?  Upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!