Today, I’m sharing a post I shared recently on the Simon Says Stamp blog. When the new Prize Ribbon Distress colour was released from Tim Holtz and I received a parcel of the new products from Simon Says Stamp to use I was obviously delighted! When I get new products, the temptation can be to use them in a format that I’m familiar with. However, I’ve been encouraging myself recently to let loose and simply play with my supplies. Scrap pieces of card, sketchbooks, anything that releases me from creating a finished project. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
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MAKE TIME TO PLAY!
These explorations are things I don’t share with anyone and I have found that freedom to explore enlightening. I am much happier to try new products, new techniques, new colours and simply have fun creating a big old mess a lot of the time but learning and saving some of those moments for future reference. When the Prize Ribbon colour came out I saw a beautiful Specimen Book created by Paula Cheney which you must check out. The cover of the book drew me in with the beautiful blues and greens and I looked up the colours Paula had used. Now, these colours, Prize Ribbon, Mermaid Lagoon and Crushed Olive aren’t in my usual muted palette wheelhouse but with Paula’s inspiration to encourage me I dived in with a play session and turned on the camera to share with you.
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Place a piece of Hot-Pressed Arches Watercolour Card in the Misti and treat with antistatic powder.
- Stamp the Delicate Outline Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp in Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink.
- Sprinkle with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder and heat set.
- Squidge Prize Ribbon, Mermaid Lagoon and Crushed Olive ink onto a craft mat, spritz with water and dunk the card into the inky puddle.
- Dry with a heat tool and go back into the inky puddle, adding more ink as required.
- Mix White Gouache into the inks and dip the card again. Add more inks as required to get areas of light and dark values.
- Splatter with White Gouache and mix the gouache too with the inks and splatter those mixtures too.
- Die cut a You Are Enough die from Ivory card and the backer from Vellum.
- Attach the die to the Vellum with Gina K Connect Glue.
- Trim the panel to fit an A2 card base cut and scored from Ivory card.
- Add foam tape to the back of the panel and the sentiment piece and adhere to the card front.
- Embellish with Eggshell Pearls and Iridescent Sequins.
And so there you go, the result of my play session with the new Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and a colour scheme from the fabulous Paula Cheney. I particularly love how the light Crushed Olive plays off the deeper tones of the Prize Ribbon and that the embossed lines capture different combinations next to one another. One of my favourite parts is the flower bud where you have separate Prize Ribbon and Crushed Olive sepals which blend into Mermaid Lagoon petals. I hope you find some time to play with your supplies and see where it takes you.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
I love the colours you used, what a great combo.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.
I love this, so pretty and seems easy. I think I will try “playing”. Can you do this with Distress Oxides, also?
You certainly could do it with the oxides too Patricia. You will get a softer look to the colours with the oxides, a sort of smokey look :D
Debby, your play session paid off. The card is lovely- I so enjoy seeing your creations & hearing your tips. So helpful & inspiring!!!