Monday, July 8, 2024

Stamped Beach Card

 Hi friends! It is Monday again and I hope you had a good weekend!

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This week we have a Summer Fun! theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. I hope you will join us! Don't miss the beautiful project by our guest designer Laura Cassina

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a summery beach card with bright and happy colors. The card was mainly made with Hero Arts Color Layering Sunset over Waves stamp set and watercolor stamped with Distress Ink. 

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Hero Arts Sunset Over Waves.

Ink the cloud bank and the sun with Mustard Seed and Abandoned Coral. Mist the stamp with water before stamping. Let dry.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Clear emboss.

Restamp both images with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and emboss with clear powder. This step will protect the stamping from the next layers. Also clear emboss some ripples in the sea.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp wit Distress Ink.

Stamp the sea with Mermaid Lagoon towards the back and Salvaged Patina towards the front. Mist with water before stamping.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp the sky by applying ink to an acrylic block and misting it heavily with water. stamp with the block.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Repeat the shades of the sun and clouds in the sea.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp more ripples with Uncharted Mariner towards the back and Mermaid Lagoon towards the front.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

When dry, stamp the beach using the acrylic block. Add some white to the sea and to the clouds with a white paint pen. Add a little Unchartered Mariner to the upper part of the sky.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp the birds, the child and the sentiments with black ink. The birds and the silhouette of the child also comes from Hero Arts Sunset over waves.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background.

I added texture to the sand with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also stamped 'summer' with Simon Says Stamp Forest Scenery. Distress the edges of the watercolor panel.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Here you can see the ripples caused by the clear embossing better.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Scribble a shadow for the child and castle.

Layers of ink - Stamped Beach Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Dandelion Messages.

Join us this week in our Summer Fun challenge! You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.






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Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Monday, July 1, 2024

Birds in Flight tag

Hi stampers! It is Monday again and I hope you had a good weekend. We got some much needed rain yesterday.

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Our theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Add Some Red/White and/or Blue. It is the first Monday of a new month and the team is showcasing products by a specific company/designer. This week it is AALL & Create. You can find their wonderful range of products here. You don't have to use their products to join, but it is fun if you do. 

We also have a new guest designer and during July Laura Cassina will be joining us. I hope you will check out the project that she has created for you.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a tag this with blue, red and white (and some brown and turquoise). I used the AALL & Create Wings of Glory stencil to create the background and added a bunch of sentiments to support the message.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink with Distress Ink.

Start by inking a tag with Distress Ink.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Place the stencil on the background and ink the birds using Tiny Ink Blending tools.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass.

Stamp the sentiment from Tim Holtz Life Quotes and then stamp Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass with Frayed Burlap ink.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink the edge brown.

Ink the edges.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add white dots to the birds.

Add highlights with a white gel pen.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add shading with colored pencils.

Add shading with colored pencils.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut the title with Tim Holtz Vault World Travel.

The title was die cut using Tim Holtz Vault World Travel set, from Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse red cardstock and black glittery cardstock.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Sand the edges of Small Talk stickers and glue them to the tag.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Add white sequins here and there.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Off-set the letters a little so that the glitter cardstock forms a shadow.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Finish with a longer sentiment sticker at the bottom. All the sentiment stickers are lined up on the right-hand side.

Layers of ink - Birds in Flight tag tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


Join us this week in our Add Some Red/White and/or Blue challenge! You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.






Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Blue Rainbow

Hi friends! Today I have a tag to share using a rainbow stencil, but not really for a rainbow, but for an interesting background design.

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Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Happy Rainbow stencil set to create the background of this tag. The stencils are meant for a rainbow design, but I decided to turn them on the side instead and use only shades of blue, green and turquoise. The background was ink with Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks. The Happy Rainbows set is a part of the new Sunny Vibes release.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background.

Start by white embossing Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background on the entire tag.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink through Simon Says Stamp Happy Rainbow.

Place down one of the stencils and ink with Seafoam ink using an ink-blending brush.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Take the next stencil and line it up. Ink with Pawsitively Saturated Ocean ink.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add more ink.
 
Next stencil, but this time with Spring ink. I turned the heart around since I didn't want it placed on it's side. 

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink through the stencil.

Repeat with Ocean ink again.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink with Pawsitively Saturated Ink.

I wanted the ink to be darker for one of the designs and repeated it with Woodsy ink. The white embossing will resist the inks.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Dye the ribbons.

The May Arts Faux Wrinkled Silk Ribbon was dyed with three of the Pawsitively Saturated inks used on the project.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add design tape.

I added even more circle designs to the tag. Simon Says Stamp Circle Loops were die cut from black glittery cardstock. The dotted tape is from Tim Holtz Design Tape Trims and there are of course also some sequins. 

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I inked the edges with the Woodsy ink.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Simon Says Stamp Fancy Hello was die cut from black glitter cardstock and from leftover inky Specialty Stamping paper. Adhere with foam tape.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp a sentiment.

This sentiment stamp comes from Simon Says Stamp Beachcombing, also from the Sunny Vibes release.

Layers of ink - Blue Rainbow Card Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it helped you to look at new ways to use your stencils.




Don't miss the new Sunny Vibes release.






Thank you so much for stopping by here today! 


Anna-Karin

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