Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Distress It – Tim Holtz


Hello Friends! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Please join me in this week’s challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge .

This week the challenge is

Distress It

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products 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, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift Vouches for the Simon Says Stamp Store to one randomly selected winner!

Here are my cards for some inspiration.

For the challenge this week, I wanted to focus on distress inks. I am more comfortable using distress inks as opposed to distress oxides because of the translucency. Distress Oxides are more opaque so I use them but I haven’t warmed up to them as much. I wanted to focus on colors and ink blending with a simple die cut sentiment.

For my first card, I stared with the line dance stencil on an A2 sized Tim Holtz Distress Specialty Stamping Cardstock and started blending from the corners in. I used three shades on each side. For the greens, I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough. From my Green Blues, I used Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon and for the blues, I used Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch. After the blending was done, I came in with the lightest colors and blended the sharp white lines out. I trimmed the panel with wonky rectangles die.

For the sentiment, I die cut Woah! You’re Amazing die with black cardstock and stuck it on a piece of white cardstock. I foam mounted it on top. I added some color coordinating sequins and adhered the panel on a top folding A2 sized card base.

For my second card, I wanted to work with blending and lifting different colors together to get a sort of bubble appearance. I die cut a few pieces of cardstock with circle dies of varying sizes and did light ink blending and lifting as I approached the centre. So, heavy hand on one end and getting light to almost white as I approached the other side.

I used varying shades and combinations. Keeping the warm tones together and cool tones together. I die cut thanks using glitter cardstock and the shadow using black cardstock and added some color coordinating sequins to finish it off. I foam mounted the panel after trimming it with wonky rectangles, on a side folding A2 sized card base made from Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb cardstock.

That’s all for these cards. I hope you enjoyed reading about them as much as I enjoyed making them!

You have until Wed 8 a.m. Ohio time, 1 p.m. UK time and 2 p.m. CET to join in.

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