Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Distress It


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This week the challenge is
Distress It  
We are showcasing some fabulous Tim Holtz Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used!
The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Here is my card for challenge inspiration. I used Beer Blueprint and  Mini Stencil Set 34.

I started by stamping Beer on 110 Neenah White paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I masked the image and ink blended the white background using Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tea Dye, and Gathered Twigs. I stamped You Matter to make a text background using Gathered Twigs, and then added ink splatters on it (reinkers of Fired Brick & Rustic Hinge ) .
The teal colored background paper was made using Kaisercraft Summer Splash, Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set 34, and Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Faded Jeans. I gave some distressing effect on paper edges using Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.

I added Natural Twine when I assembled layers as shown in the pic. After I finished layering the papers on 110 Neenah White Card Base, I added sentiments and leaves from Yes You Can set.  I used Super Fine White embossing powder to heat emboss sentiments and I gave dimension to them by matting & foam tapes. As a final touch, I added a few gemstones and Clear Wink of Stella to the image.

Did you enjoy my post, today? 
So now it's YOUR turn.
Happy Crafting !

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

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Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this. Have a wonderful day. 

Marge ♡


  1. I love your design from top to bottom, Marge - the text background is something I'm always drawn to, and your pretty blue frame sets everything off perfectly!

  2. Such a great card Marge, love the colours and design xxx

  3. Fabulous card Marge :-) the background is awesome and I love the sentiments and details, altogether GORGEOUS! :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Marge! Your coloring is out of this world - in the perfect ale color! There is an old saying that mentions finding ones courage in the bottom of a bottle - this sentiment suggests that to me.. perhaps bravery in the bottom of a mug works, too! lol xx

  5. Hi Marge, What a Wonderful card, I ADORE it. I love the teal background with the beer color, and your coloring you know always inspires me!! This card is so AWESOME, I actually have this stamp I purchased it so I could make a card for my husband with it. I love Tim Holtz and have drawers packed full of his stamps and his products so I can't wait to join my first SSS challenge. Thanks Marge for making it happen :)

  6. You brought pretty and cool to this card, I love the layering and the vintage effect you created around the beer mug! I wish I could do something like this, because geez, you distressed this challenge like a pro! :)

  7. Stunning card, Marge! I love the colors and composition! It is absolutely beautiful!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. This is such a fun card Marge! Love your colour choices!

  9. Love this design so much Marge! I love the theme and the distressed background so much!

  10. I am in awe all of the awesome details in this card. I love every inch of this card. The background is perfect with the distress inks, the background Stamp used is perfect. I love the beer mug and the way you colored it. The sentiment is perfect! But then as I look on, I see the gorgeous teal frame with a cool stencil design. The twine is perfect because it resembles the design in the stencil. You aced this challenge, Marge. You really did!!