Challenge: Love This Technique



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

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

This week we are challenging you to


When it comes to stamping I have a lot of favorite techniques from stamping with mist to embossing and so much more! This week we want you to share a project that features one of your favorite techniques!

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One of Andrea’s favorite techniques involves utilizing the backs of her clear stamps.

SSS Love That Technique 2


I love the versatility that clear stamps provide in terms of how easy they are to see through for perfect placement.  But have you ever stamped with the backs of your clear stamps?  I gave it a whirl and love the results!  I made the card above using this technique, along with Avery Elle’s Super stamp set, an acrylic block, and some Memento Luxe ink in gorgeous shades like Rose Bud.

Anna-Karin loves all kinds of resist techniques.


I’ve had so much fun with Ranger’s Distress Micro Glaze lately and used it this week for a resist technique combined with stamping, Distress Ink and a stencil. I did a video tutorial to show how I made the background. My little bird is painting the world in autumn colours, and stands on a nest of leaves die cut with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Fall Foliage set.

Ashli was inspired to dress up a new art journal this week…


Needing a little inspiration to crack open this new journal, I decided to dress it up with a favorite technique… white embossing as a resist! Using the fabulous Tim Holtz watercolor stamp set, I added my butterflies. After embossing them in white, I simply played with lots of fun watercoloracrylics, and glitter! The butterfly stamped in black finishes things off, along with some doodling. Now, maybe this beloved technique will turn this into a well loved journal!

Barbara was inspired by the colors of the Mediterranean to create a sea themed tag.


I love tags, stencils, texture paste and  crackle effect! I combined all these techniques in this work  to  say ‘hello’ to the summer and  to continue with  the sea theme, one of my fave! The Seahorses were painted with Distress paints and covered with Distress crackle paint Clear rock candy, a little touch of   Tim Holtz Core’dinations Kraft core Metallic  can’t miss in my work!

Cheiron loves to combine texture paste with Distress Spray stains.

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I can’t get enough of Ranger texture paste, I put it on everything. I love the look of texture paste through a stencil sprayed with bright, vibrant colors.  To create my tag, I applied texture paste thru the Dina Wakely HALVES stencil and let it dry. Then I sprayed away with Distress Stain in Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac.

Emma is getting a head start in making decorations for Halloween!



As we say goodbye to summer and start thinking about autumn, I decided it was time to start making some Halloween decorations and combined a couple of my favourite stamping techniques using stamps from the Tim Holtz Ledger Script and Undertaker sets to create my spooky wall hanging! To complete my panel, I added tiny tattered florals die cut from Nostalgic Core’dinations card stock.


Lols Loves Stencilling!


I love stencilling! they make creating one of a kind backgrounds so easy. There are so many stencils to choose from and you can even make your own to suit your project. I used a Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil and Pumice Stone Distress Ink for the base and then used a Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil with some Embossing Paste over the top. The very cute Bird Crazy chick with his bright yellow plumage and the yellow ribbon are a perfect contrast to the grey background.

Travel is on Maura’s mind these days.

My all time favorite technique is to use inks and water drops to create wonderful backgrounds. I challenged myself to work outside of my usual color range and chose several distress inks to work with like Ripe Persimmon,  Twisted Citron,  Fossilized Amber , and Blueprint Sketch. Once the background is done, the fun begins with the stamping!

Meihsia loves to create background textures with dry embossing.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Mixed Media Tag Journey 600

One of my favorite techniques to create textures on mixed media projects is dry embossing. On this tag, I pasted a piece of torn card stock that was dry embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folder and colored with Distress Inks. Some Tim Holtz metal embellishments were added to finish off this tag.

Michelle’s favorite technique is a stamping classic.

Special Delivery Stamped A Card with Paper Artsy Stamps and Sizzix

My favorite technique is masking. It’s not very glamorous, but it’s a fail-safe way to add personality. The Tim Hotz Label Thinlets that created the faux-postage were too small to fit the images from the Paper Artsy Hot Pick Set, so I did a little masking to contain them. A stamp from the Tim Holtz Correspondence Set ensures this card will indeed be a “Special Delivery.”

NICOLE loves to create texture with stencils.


I consider myself a technique based crafter.  So, picking one technique to love is impossible.  I do love to create texture with stencils and the Bricked Layering Stencil is perfect to get that textured look.  I’m starting to love the Ephemera Packs.  They are a great way to add interest and color.

Sandra loves foiling techniques
I’m so into foiling at the moment. I love the different techniques that you can do with it. In my latest vacation album I foiled laser printed text with Silver Minc Foil and saved the remaining foil. I used this later for the “2015” with the Word Play die. Foiling is very easy, fun and I’m in love with the look of it.

Suzz loves trying new techniques and the Brusho Crystal Watercolors had her creating backgrounds all week.


I spent all week playing with the crystals in a variety of techniques and ideas.  I love trying out new things and see how they work with my existing toys.  This background was a fun mix of the crystals with the Stampers Anonymous Cracks image.  I love the soft blurry effect of the color with the lines to make it look like stained glass window.  I decided Wendy Vecchi’s striking flower from the The Beauty stamp set would pop against the pretty background.

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 3 of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.

  1. great challenge, great examples, it’s going to be hard to choose just one technique, lol, i will shuffle trough my cards to see what i do most, must be my favourite technique ;-)

  2. What a great challenge theme!! Lots of fun things in the teams’ pieces. Makes me want to try some of those that are new to me.
    Thanks for all the great challenges you sponsor!!!
    <3 J

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