Simon Says: Add Texture

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

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

This week we are challenging you to:


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 Tonic Studios. 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!

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’re welcoming back the lovely Ann Chuang into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t visited her blog before then you are in for a real treat!

Ann created a card using Tonic Nuvo Expanding Mousse and Tim Holtz Layering Flourish Stencil,  together with Distress Oxide Spray for the backgrounds. She also used Tim Holtz Sizzix Decor Frames Bigz Die and Mini Detailed Butterflies Thinlits Die, and Idea-ology Solos Paper Dolls as the focal point.

Andrea loves creating texture through layers. She used Tonic’s Elementary Midtones watercolor pencils and Tonic’s Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean for pops of color. The cards were cut using Elizabeth Crafts’ Tickets and Tabs dies and embellished with Tim Holtz’s Collage Layer Frames and Collage Strips.

Anna-Karin made a bright tag this week. The butterflies were die cut from Tonic Vintage White Vellum Paper and Sugared Coral Glitter Card. The silver elements were made with Tonic Nuvo Silver Bullion Gilding Flakes.

Barbara loves adding texture to her projects so much! She created a tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Roses 3D Embossing Folder and Bunny Hop Thinlits Die. She used Tonic Golden Egg Nuvo Embossing powder to add texture to the bunny’s tail. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps set Spring Shadow.

Cheiron created a ton of texture on her card by using Tonic Moonstone Glitter Paste over her entire stenciled panel. She blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxides through the Simon Says Stamp Folk Art Stencil and then added the paste over the entire panel. She finished her card with a CZ Design Miss You sentiment die.

Emma used the Sizzix Collector Die Set by Tim Holtz to create a gift card envelope for Easter showing a little Feathered Friend, sitting in a nest full of Tiny Eggs. She used Tonic Atlantis Burst Nuvo Shimmer Powder to create the colour on the Grit Paste stencilled background which was then cut with the Tim Holtz’s Tonic Rotary Trimmer.

Kath created a card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mosaic 3D Texture Fade, Idea-ology Backdrops Vol 5 paper and a Transparent Layer to add texture to the background. She used Tonic Studios Vintage White Vellum, coloured with Distress Paints and die-cut with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Modern Floristry, Funky Floral Large and Wildflower Stems 2 to create layered textured flowers and leaves.

Lols  made a shaker card using a Tonic Studios Slimline Shaker Creator Shaker Pocket and a Katzelkraft Chien De Pere Noel Rubber Stamp and Spiral Borders for the background. To add texture she used a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil and Ranger Texture Paste and finished with a Sending Die Cut and Tim Holtz Christmas Label Sticker and a lot of Winter Flurries and Sparkling sequins.

Macarena made an industrial card using a very textured Altenew Tree Bark 3D embossing folder sprinkled with Tonic Antique Gold Nuvo Mica Mist. She added Prima Marketing Beautiful Gears Chipboard diecuts and embossed them with Ranger Hammered and Sea Mixed Media embossing powders.

Maura is reminiscing about all the camping adventures she and her family have had in her art journal. She used a camping photo from Tim Holtz Snapshots Vol. 2, a Funky tag from Studio Light, and added texture with Tonic Studios Herb Garden Chalk Mousse.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using Simon Says Clear Stamps Easter Critters on the background, adding the texture with The Crafter’s Workshop WHITE MODELING PASTE and coloring it with Zig Clean Color 30 COLOR SET A Real Brush.

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 

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