Weekender with Wanda – Getting ready for Autumn with Tim Holtz Stamps!

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Happy Saturday! Happy Weekend everyone! I’m back with the latest edition of Weekender with Wanda on the Simon Says Stamp blog! Did you have a good week? I had a really fun week! My husband had to travel for work this week, and I decided to tag along to San Diego! It was a peaceful week. Did some shopping and sight seeing during the days and then we went out exploring in the evenings. It did feel strange to not stamp anything for a week though! I’m back in the studio today and eager to start getting ready for Fall crafting and Stamptember! I made the card I’m sharing today a week or so ago when it was 100 degrees at my house. I am definitely ready for Fall breezes and Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Bring it on!

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Today is my monthly feature using awesome supplies from Tim Holtz, Stampers AnonymousRanger and Sizzix. I look forward to this each month and I look forward to sharing something fun with you. Today is all about my favorite Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint Stamps – and they are the star of the show. I used Distress Markers and a bit of glitter too!


I started with a Kraft card base cut into an A2 size. Next I layered Shattered Cardstock in a beautiful Autumn Red color. I felt like I wanted a bit more interest, so instead of layering another piece of paper, I layered using Tim Holtz Tissue Tape! I will definitely use this technique again. I love that the red paper shows through the tape.


For the three images, I stamped them in brown ink twice onto the smooth side of watercolor paper. I stamped them once in a row – in their final configuration. Then I stamped them a second time to color and cut out for layering. This photo shows a close up of the finished look. You can also see that I used a sponge dauber and Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo) to edge around the panel.


A few photos of my coloring process! I used only Distress Markers to color the images. I softened the look by using a water brush to move the color around on the paper. I think that juicy red apple is my favorite!


After I colored all the images I cut them out with detail scissors and then layered them onto my panel using foam squares. I really do love this look. It’s my favorite way to use the Blueprint stamps.


At the last minute I added Rock Candy Distress Glitter accents! Glitter makes anything (and everything) better!


I think these would make nice Thanksgiving cards. You could even modify it and use one image – to make some placecards for your Fall table. Yes, I’m totally thinking ahead right now! Also, there are SO MANY blueprint stamps! You could use this layout with any theme – just choose your favorite three stamps!


Thank you for coming by today! Are you ready for Fall? Or are you still going to hold on to Summer for a while longer? Have a great week and I will see you back here soon!


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  1. Why, oh why, do I spend so much time checking out blogs instead of crafting? I know! It’s because I can get so many inspirational ideas. Just like this one! Thanks!

  2. I recently ordered a couple of Tim’s mini blueprint sets. I used one for a baby card, not sure how the non traditional card would be perceived, but my niece loved it. Your fall theme is great!

  3. I feel bad that school reopens soon for the kids. But I also like the colors of fall. Looking forward to seeing all that pretty leaves.

  4. Very pretty card. For me personally, it was hard trying to envision how those stamps they would fit into any project, but you brought it together very nicely. Great job!

  5. I’m not ready for Fall/Autumn yet, we have not had a great summer.
    But…I like your fall card a lot and super colouring with the markers.

  6. Love these fall images, Wanda! And in your wonderful water color, no less. I’m going to hang onto Summer a bit longer. We’ve had so much rain this year, that I’m just not ready to let go of Summer just yet. LOL. Thanks, SSS and Wanda!

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