Monday, September 26

Simon Says: Emboss It!

 Hello Monday my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Sparkle and Shine Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

It's been wonderful having Anita with us this month! I am sure you are as inspired by the awesome makes Anita made as I am! 

This week the challenge is: EMBOSS IT!

I began my project by embossing the tag and working mica stains into it. (I think these are the holiday mica stains from last year.) Let it dry. 

Next, work in the foundry waxes. I like blending several of them. Use the heat tool to bring out the shine. 

Add a bit more color with Tim's new Distress Watercolor pencils. I scribbled them into areas of the design, then dried it. It's a very subtle look over the wax.

Then, I added my die cuts to create the design and added some gears too. I used leaves that I had made quite awhile back for another project. If you are interested in how I made my leaves, check out my post HERE.

I almost forgot the Simon acorns that I wanted to add! I cut them from watercolor paper and colored them with the distress watercolor pencils. 


Oak leaf specimens...a few raindrops (gems), gears and distressed edges and we are done!
Ready for Fall!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz/Sizzix  Oak Leaf 3D Cut and Emboss Folder

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Specimen Folders die cuts

Simon Says Stamp Acorn Trio die cuts

Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway

Tim Holtz Foundry Waxes

Tim Holtz Watercolor Pencils Set 1

Tim Holtz holiday Mica Stains

Tim Holtz Ground Espresso distress ink

Dina Wakley Media Tag

Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue

Beacon 3 in 1 glue

TIm Holtz Classic Kraft paper

Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock

Canson Watercolor paper

Mini Blender


Foam tape 

Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears

Ranger Heat It tool

Nuvo Crystal Gems

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

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1 comment:

  1. Love the combo of nature and steampunk/mechanicals, Maura! It was also fun checking out how you made the leaves. :-)


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