Hello everyone! Today I am excited to be here to celebrate the release of a brand new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Exclusive Tim Holtz set.
Here are the images in the set.
It is a blueprint set with a great mix of images, combined with wonderful sentiments. I really like these sentiments and they can be used for a large number of occasions.
At first, I was planning to make a card, but then I couldn't make up my mind about which stamp to use, so instead I made a layout. I also though the sentiments worked well on a sweet layout to my baby boy, using one of the first photos of us two together. The blueprint stamps are so fun to watercolour, and I have quite a few projects doing just that. This time, I did a double resist technique with Ranger's Distress Micro Glaze, which is a favourite product of mine. I keep reaching for it, trying out different things. This is a tutorial. You can of course use the techniques for cardmaking, art journaling etc too.
Start by stamping the images on the rough side of Ranger's watercolour paper with Jet Black ink. The only one that I didn't use was the party had one. The papers were cut to 4 x 4 inches.
Apply Distress Micro Glaze sparingly with your finger, to the sentiments, parts of the images you want to preserve white and around the edges.
Smear Distress Inks on a craft sheet, mist with water and colour the images with a paint brush. The glaze will resist the ink.
And some stamping too of course, for texture.
The panels were stitched to the background with black thread.
I embellished the layout with idea-ology pieces and more stamping. The label was stamped with Cracked Pistachio and the sentiment with Potting Soil.
Words were die cut from black cardstock with the Handwritten Love set. The Sizzix Precision Base Plate works great together with these detailed dies. Use this sandwich: Sizzix Multipurpose Platform Tab 2, Precision Base Plate with the text facing down, paper, die facing down, Cutting Pad.
I die cut two hearts from mat board and inked with Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. They were stamped and stapled together and I added our names with Label Letters.
The title of the layout is stamped in an Ornate Frame, which was first distressed with paint. I used only a part of a larger stamp, from the Purely Random set, inking it with Distress Markers. Cracked Pistachio for the sun and Black Soot for the word.
This is such a great sentiment paired up with a camera image.
I added a game spinner to the clock.
Don't miss having a look at all the wonderful inspiration posted with this new STAMPtember® Exclusive Tim Holtz set. The stamp set is a STAMPtember® 2015 Limited Edition that will only be available for sale at Simon Says Stamp until midnight EST STAMPtember 30 *while supplies last. Please remember, it is while supplies last only, and will not be for sale after September 30, 2015.
Happy crafting and have a lovely weekend!