Monday, May 16, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add Some Texture using Altenew's Many Dots Washi Tape and Trinity Stamps' Slimline Tags Die Set

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is all about adding texture.  I decided to crumple-stick some washi tape down and add lots of layered scraps to build this baby up!


I started by cutting out a long slimline tag shape using Trinity Stamps' Slimline Tags die and Distress Kraft Heavystock.  Then I took some Altenew Many Dots washi tape and tore and wrinkle-crumple-stuck it onto my tag.  Then I smeared some acrylic paint onto it.


It is rare that I totally trash an entire crafty project.  Even if I'm frustrated and don't like what I made, I'll tear a project up, but not throw it ALL out.  I'll keep the torn-up scraps that I like and use those on other projects.  That's what's I did for the next step on my folded-in-half tag.  I glued on some scraps from discarded projects as well as some patterned paper from Maggie Holmes' Market Square collection.


Then I added more paint, and stuck on a "happy" sentiment from AALL & Create's Vivre 23 washi tape.  I also glued on a black die-cut flower outline (Paper Rose Small Eucalyptus Stems).  A little more paint here and there and this tag-card-thing was done!


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

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Alcohol Ink Tag using Dina Wakley's Ledger 2 Collection

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is alcohol.  I don't drink alcohol, so I opted for the alcohol ink option.  I made this tag using alcohol ink-colored paper scraps and some Dina Wakley ledger paper.


I started out with some alcohol ink blending.  On the yellow and pink combo, I also spritzed on some Dylusions Lemon Zest spray ink.


I tore and paper-punched some circles out of my alcohol ink-colored papers.  I used a 3/4" paper punch, which is a pretty handy circle size if I do say so myself.  Then I cut a tag out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper, cut a second tag out of Dina Wakley's ledger paper, and glued the ledger paper tag onto the Strathmore Mixed Media paper tag for stability.


I glued my alcohol ink-colored scrap to my tag and started smearing on acrylic paint.  I used some Distress Crayons to smudge some yellow/orange spots.  I did some doodling with a black Scribble Stick.  Next I punched out more circles and tore around them to create little circle frames.


I glued the circle frames onto my tag, then stamped and cut out the words "We Rise" from Dina Wakley's Everyone is Welcome stamp set.  I put it all together, spritzed on some Night Glossy Spray and this tag was done.


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

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Masculine Card using Tim Holtz Mini File Folders and Sideshow Stamp Set

"Masculine" is the theme of the week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  We're also featuring Tim Holtz products.  Here is the card/altered file folder/not-sure-what-it-is-but-I-had-fun-making-it item that I came up with:


I started with a Tim Holtz mini file folder for my base.  I stamped some text (courtesy of the Sideshow stamp set) onto scrap paper and glued it to the folder.  Then I stamped some numbers from that same stamp set onto the folder itself with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.


Bring on the paint!  I smeared paint around and got it to looking like this.  I couldn't resist adding some more stamped images from the Halftone and Rings stamp set, too.


Next I took some patterned paper from the Abandoned paper pad, punched circles out of it, then glued that on as well.  I also brought some purples and some navy to the party.


I finished this off with a little more paint, some sewing, a little more stamping (same stamp set) and the addition of some red here and there.  I added this gent to the front from Tim Holtz's Photobooth strips.  I usually add a hat or a crown to these people images, but this guy's hair was too perfect to cover up!  All I did was add one last word (found) from the Chitchat stickers and this project was a wrap!


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

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