Simon Says: Dry Embossing

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Photo Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are challenging you to add some texture by:


As it’s the first Monday of the month we are showcasing a brand/company. This week we are all using some fabulous products from Tim Holtz. You don’t have to use them to join in with the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 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!

Please remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love


This week we are welcoming back the lovely Alison Bomber aka Words and Pictures  into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Alison: “It’s a thrill to be back here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, alongside this fabulous team.  I always forget about my embossing folders so this was a great nudge to play with the Leaf 3D Impresslits Cut and Emboss Folder.  The gleaming silver cobweb is hanging between the leaves just waiting to get caught in your hair as you walk by.  Come and visit Words and Pictures to see how it all came together”

Andrea made a scrappy tag book using some of her favorite Tim Holtz stamp sets such as Mini Glitch and Halftone and Rings. The inside is filled with patterned paper from Abandoned and Lost and Found.

Anna-Karin made a vibrant mushroom tag inspired by autumn. The background was dry embossed with Tim Holtz Elegant 3-D Embossing Folder and misted with Distress Spray Stains. The mushrooms and butterfly come from the Field Notes Ephemera set.

Barbara has created an Etcetera tag size Mini that has as star Arthur Colorize Thinlits dies by Tim Holtz. She used for the base of the tag Dina Wakley Ranger Kraft Cardstock, Black Soot Distress Spray Stain, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mr Bones, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Classic Kraft Stock.

Cheiron created a dry embossed background using the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix Engraved 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder. She embossed Distress Watercolor cardstock and colored it with Distress Oxide Sprays and Distress Mica Spray and added a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stunning Snowflake and a sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Scenic Holiday Set.

Kath created a card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Poinsettia 3D Texture Fade. The beautiful elegant embossed panel is so detailed and dimensional, it required minimal decoration to become a festive delight, a little stamping in the background using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dearly Departed and Idea-ology Christmas Label Tape for the sentiment

Lols made a card using a Tim Holtz Texture Fades Embossing Folder, a Retro Type Bigz Die and a Tiny Type Lower Thinlits Die Set along with Distress Oxide Inks and Sprays.

Macarena made a vintage card with a beautiful scarab from Tim Holtz Specimen stamps set as her focal point. The backgrounds were dry embossed using Tim Holtz Script stencil.

Maura dry embossed her card using the Simon Says Stamp Floating Leaves stencil from the STAMPtember release. She added in some Tim Holtz Fall Foliage die cuts and a bit of distress ink like Crackling Campfire, then added shimmer with Tim Holtz Mica Spray.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Lumber 3D Fades Embossing Folder on the background and decorated it with Tim Holtz Geo Halloween Thinlits Dies and Idea-Ology Skulls and Pumpkins.

Sandra made simple Halloween card using the Brickwork 3D Embossing folder. She created a brick wall with pictures of creepy people from the Curiosities Stickerbook and Halloween Paper dolls.

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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You have until Monday  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight. This is a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules please read the challenge rules posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

Please note that all previous challenges and winners posts can be accessed by clicking on the button at the very bottom of this page.

Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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  1. What an amazing team, such great work and inspiration in every possible style. SSS is doing a fine job of challenging us all to create our way though this difficult year. Many thanks to you all.

  2. These are amazing ideas for inspiration. I especially like the tags shared. Great texture and layers.

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