Monday, June 12

Simon Says: Touchy Feely Challenge!

Hello Monday, my friends! Welcome back to a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp - Touchy Feely! Interesting one, right? I decided to focus on different textures in my mixed media card.

I started off by rubbing worm lipstick and spiced marmalade distress oxide inks to the top section of the bubble wrap embossing folder. Then I embossed the watercolor paper. 

Here is what it looks like after embossing. I like it just like this, but I decided to go a step further.

This is what it looks like after misting with water. You get some lovely blending of the colors!

Time to add some shimmer and shine, so I brushed on the 3D matte gel randomly, then sprinkled on the mica powders and used a dry brush to work them in. 

I attached the die cut pieces with the matte gel, then I used it to add a sprinkling of metallic micro beads across the card to connect the Congrats to the flowers.

I punched holes through both layers and stitched in some X's.

It's that time of the year when I need some Congratulations cards, so now I am ready with this one. I really like that bubble wrap texture, and then add in the different feel with the thread, beads and die cuts, and I think I have "touchy feely" covered!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to join in our challenge this week, and I am looking forward to seeing how you interpret touchy feely. 

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  1. Gorgeous card Maura :-) the bubblewrap design is fabulous and I love the colours and gold splatters. the flowers and cross stitching are really lovely too :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. This is a fabulous technique and the folder is my favorite one. I love it and need to use more. Lovely colors and the touch of micro beads is stunning. Hugs, Macarena

  3. What a beautiful background, Maura! The colors are so beautiful and I love the bubblewrap die. So pretty!

    Cathie ♥

  4. Cool project, Maura! Love the microbeads for a bit of texture! :)

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  5. Your card is fantastic Maura, I just love the combination of vibrant colours and the wonderful textures you created! Anne x

  6. What a fantastic way to create the background!! The colors you used are also awesome! one of my favorite mix!!

  7. Fabulous your amazing background!

  8. love that bubble wrap background Maura and the stitching to match the gorgeous flower is genius...enjoy your weekend my friend...hugs kath xxx

  9. What a great card, Maura and such a fabulous idea to use the bubblewrap to create that gorgeous's fantastic and I love all the gorgeous textures you've created! Hugs <3

  10. Gorgeous card Maura! I love the background with all the dots and the wonderful texture.

  11. Fab card MAura! your style is absolutely unique, love the technique you used with the embossing folder and microbeads are on my wishlist, they are fantastic! Love the texture you 've created! barbara

  12. The texture on the background you created is awesome, Maura. Love this gorgeous card! :)


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