Thursday, July 22, 2021

Debossed Inked Card Set

Hello crafters! Today I have a tutorial using one detailed 3-D embossing folder to make three cards. It is a quick and simple debossing technique with instant inking.

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Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

I love embossing folders and all the different techniques you can do with them. The Simon Says Stamp 3-D embossing folders have so much details and the 3-D effect is really cool. For these cards, I decided to use the debossed side of the pattern, instead of the embossed, which is what I normally use. For the soft, shabby chic coloring, Distress Oxide Ink was used. The cards were embellished with word dies, stamped sentiments and other bits and pieces.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Vine Canopy 3-D embossing folder for all the cards. Ink the folder directly with the ink pad. Don't worry if it isn't perfect. Mist the back of the watercolor paper with a little water and emboss. I experimented with different Distress Oxide Inks, but liked the lighter shades the best.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

I distressed the edges of all the panels and inked them with brown Distress Ink. They were stitched to a mat and a cardbase. For this card, I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink for the background.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

The debossed and inked design looks very interesting and the details in this embossing folder are amazing. The inking won't be perfect, but that just adds to the look.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

For this card, I die cut the Simon Says Stamp You Matter die from white paper and inked it with Distress Ink. The matte was die cut from kraft paper and I applied a layer of Glossy Accents on top of the sentiment. The stamped sentiment comes from the All Seasons Tree and the butterfly is from Tim Holtz Field Notes Ephemera.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

This is the Cracked Pistachio card. Here I didn't ink the edges and stitched the panel directly onto a folded kraft card.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

The Beautiful title was die cut from kraft and Simon Says Stamp Mint cardstock. I also used a bunch of Field Notes Snippets ephemera and stamped 'day' on one of them.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

The debossed edges are really nice and crisp. 

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

The third card uses Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, for a light blue background. The card was given some shine and interest with Simon Says Stamp Aqua Holographic paper.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

Celebrate was die cut from both kraft and holographic paper. The sentiment stamp comes from Anna's Flowers.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

The hearts come from the Clipping Heart die.

Layers of ink - Debossed Inked Card Set Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp embossing folder and dies.

You can quickly make a whole bunch of these. Since the background is so intricate and textured, it doesn't need many embellishments. 



Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page

Hi friends! I hope you are well and that you had a good weekend. Today I have an art journal tutorial to share.

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We have a Food and/or Drink theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week. Fun! Don't forget to check out the project by our July guest designer Megumi aka Ink-Lady Blue.


Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I have always liked pear stamps and thought I'd do a pear-themed art journal page. I believe that I did an apple art journal page the last time we had this theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You can find that page here. I used easy techniques with Distress Ink and micro glaze here, working in my Dylusions Small Creative Flip Journal.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp three pears from Stamper's Anonymous Classics #16 with Archival Jet Black ink on watercolor paper.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Smear green shades of Distress Ink on a non-stick craft sheet and mist with water. Pick up with a paintbrush and watercolor the pears.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Apply Distress Micro Glaze to the pears with your finger. The glaze will protect the pears from the ink which will be added in the following steps.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Smear Distress Inks in horizontal lines on a non-stick craft sheets, starting with Salvaged Patina at the top. Mist with water and press the paper into the ink. The glaze will resist the ink.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

When dry, you can add more Distress Ink as above and I also added a little Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink. Smear on the craft sheet, mist with water and just dab the paper into the ink here and there, don't smooch it. This will create a speckled and textured effect.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Solid Grid Background.

I thought the pears needed a surface to stand on and decided to stamp a table cloth or perhaps a table. I used the Simon Says Stamp Solid Grid Background stamp. Ink with Ground Espresso, mist with water and stamp. Again, the micro glaze will resist the ink.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background.

Stamp sentiments and a dragon fly using the Stamper's Anonymous Classics #16 and Classics #17 sets. Stamp the background here and there with the Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background stamp and Hickory Smoke Archival Ink. This creates the look of an old crackled wall.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

These pears were such fun to color and I really like the script in the background. Scribble a shadow underneath them with a black pen,

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Background stamps are so versatile and useful, as in this case, where the Solid Grid Background was turned into a table cloth or an old table. I also used a few Clippings Stickers.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Distress Oxide ink creates these opaque spots, which almost shine. 

I hope you will join us this week in our Food and/or Drink 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 taking the time to stop by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I have a tag to share using Tim Holtz new Salvaged Patina distress color. It has been out for a while, but I only got my parcel with it fairly recently. 

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Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I have done tags with all the new distress colors to try them out. Salvaged Patina is a fantastic color. I love turquoise/aqua and this shade is beautiful and fits so well in with the other distress colors. 

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink with Distress Ink.

Start by inking a tag with Salvaged Patina, Pumice Stone and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Place the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil on the tag and mist with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Spray. I pressed the stencil on a piece of watercolor paper to use up the ink and create a background for a future project.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Background.


Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Mist mummy cloth or cheese cloth with Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stain.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Die cut one of the toadstools from Funky Toadstools from heavystock paper. Ink the larger pieces with Peacock Feathers and the smaller with Salvaged Patina. Ink the stem with Pumice Stone. 

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue the pieces together. I adhered the two larger pieces with foam tape. I also doodled a shadow along one side of the toadstool.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp sentiments from Tim's Tiny Text with Salvaged Patina on a Journal Card. Cut into strips.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The tag needed a little more contrast and I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Halftone Background here and there with black ink.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Sand the edges of a Theories Quote Chip and ink with Salvaged Patina. The second sentiment comes from Tim's Odds & Ends set.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Arrange the cheese cloth so that it forms a base for the toadstool, like funky grass.

Layers of ink - Salvaged Patina Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I can't wait to create with the newest distress color, Prize Ribbon, which was just released. If you want to see my other tags using the new colors, you can find them here: Speckled Egg Tag, Crackling Campfire Tag, and Rustic Wilderness Tag.

My parcel with Kitsch Flamingo appears to be travelling around and will hopefully make it here soon.




Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I have mixed media peony canvas board to share, using stencils, stamping, texture paste and acrylic paint.

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We have a 'Lazy days of summer' theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week. I hope you will join us! Don't miss the project by our July guest designer Megumi aka Ink-Lady Blue.


Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I made a mixed media canvas, but you can also use the techniques for other types of project. I wanted a light and airy summer-time look for this canvas, using the lovely Simon Says Stamp Peony Bouquet stencil.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Start by coating a canvas board with gesso. My board is 8 x 8 in. When dry, paint with Distress Paints, for a soft neutral background.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Apply texture paste through the Peony Bouquet stencil with a palette knife. Let dry.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Paint the flowers with pink paint. I mixed a little pink into white paint to get several shades.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Continue with the flower centers and leaves.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Sponge yellow paint through the Geo Leaves stencil to create a frame effect.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Add some shading with Pumice Stone paint.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add grit paste.

I gave the canvas a frame with Grit-Paste around the edges. 

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp the background here and there with the Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Background stamp and Hickory Smoke Archival Ink.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Sand the edges of the Theories Quote Chips to distress them.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

And another sentiment chip. I also added some pearls.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The yellow adds to the summery feeling of the canvas and the grey text almost looks like it was written with a pencil.

Layers of ink - Peony Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Close up the flowers might look a little messy, but don't worry about that.

I hope you will join us this week in our Lazy Days Of Summer 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 taking the time to stop by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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