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Simon Says: Emboss It

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

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

This week we are challenging you to:

EMBOSS IT

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

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It’s Anita’s  last week with us in the Designer Spotlight and we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your creations over the past month. It has been a real pleasure to have you along with us :-)

Anita used AALL & Create Lotza Diamondz 6×6 Stencil with modeling paste and acrylics for the embossed background of her art journal page. For the focal insects, she used Tim Holtz ‘Entomology’ Cling Rubber Stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black Dew Drop Ink Pad

Andrea heat-embossed the white elements on her card that’s made with Papertrey Ink’s Witches Brew stamp set and Brew to Go dies. She also used bats from Tim Holtz’s Toil and Trouble die set and cobwebs from his Trick or Treat Halloween stamp set.

Anna-Karin used both dry embossing and heat embossing on this card. The background was done with Simon Says Stamp Minted Florals embossing folder and Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils. The sentiment was die cut with Simon Says Stamp Just Because and heat embossed.

Barbara is in the mood for Halloween and she used Tim Holtz Sizzix’s Skulls 3D embossing folder to make a card with this theme. She completed her work with the floral stamp from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Dearly Departed set. She gives color to her project with Ranger Distress Oxide Villainous Potion and Ranger Distress Halloween Mica Stain set 4.

Cheiron created a spooky Halloween tag featuring Distress Embossing Glaze that she put on top of texture paste through the Batground Layering Stencil. She added lots of Distress Mica Stains, and Halloween Idea-ology Baseboard pieces to complete her tag.

Emma combined embossing folders and embossing powders to create an Etcetera Tag for Halloween. She used various Tim Holtz/Sizzix products including the Leaf Print Thinlits Die Set and embossed the die cut leaves with Distress Glazes before layering them onto her background, embossed with the Sizzix Acorns 3D Texture Fade Embossing Folder by Tim Holtz. She added a Halloween Paper Doll as the focal point, and he is holding a Halloween Adornment and Curator Ephemera Snippet in his hands.

Kath is looking forward to Autumn, the season when the nights draw in, temperatures cool and the leaves on the trees start to change colour. She made a card to welcome it’s arrival using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Acorns 3D Texture Fade, Pumpkin Duo Thinlits and Simon Says Hello die.

Lols made a card using a Tim Holtz 3D Numbered Texture Fades Embossing Folder and Mischievous Cats Dies. She started by smooshing Watercolor Card Stock in Pumice Stone and Black Soot Ink and then embossed the design. She then added some Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Lustre Gilding Polish over the raised areas. She splattered another piece of Watercolor Card with Distress Resist and then blended Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Ink. She used Tim Holtz Tiny Type Dies for the sentiment.

Macarena had a chance to play with Hero Arts Antique Map Bold Prints stamp which she embossed on the background and Tim Holtz Sizzix Feather dies. She got the vintage look using several shades of brown with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide pads.

Maura was inspired to create her tag by the changing colors of the trees in her area. She used Tim Holtz.Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder, Tim’s Oak Leaf 3D Emboss and Cut folder, his Specimen folder and added a bit more with the new Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media Halloween tag using Tim Holtz Layering Stencil DECAYED on the background, and decorated it with the heat embossed image using Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MONSTROUS and Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER CLEAR Fine Detail.

Zoey used Tim Holtz Sizzix Skull 3D Fades on a piece of vellum then she adhered it to the background of her tag and added Tim Holtz Collage Paper and a mix of Distress Paint + Distress Spray to add color and blend the vellum in. She also used Halloween Ideaology Ephemera to decorate.

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!

CLICK HERE or on the pic to go to the store blog and see whats happening! There is lots of designer inspiration and fabulous give-aways throughout the whole month!

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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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Sparkle and Shine Challenge Winner and Spotlights

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We have 3 artists in the Designer Spotlight for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge!

#103 Cristina – Anna-Karin says: This Paddington card by Cristina is wonderful and such a great idea for the challenge, bringing sweet memories to mind. The color combo and the gold dots also go perfectly with the theme.

#69 @koicreative – Barbara says: I love so much this tag! The colors and the design are both perfect to honor the memory of Her Majestic Queen Elizabeth II. I adore the crown and the use of stencil on the background! Really a fabulous work!

#32 Toni at FCH: Cheiron says: I love the Sparkle and Shine that Toni has added to her gorgeous winter florals card, it really makes the embossing pop. The purple is just wonderful for the holidays!

Congratulations everyone and thank you for joining us!

Please copy this spotlight badge, display it on the sidebar of your blog and if you could please link it to Simon Says Stamp!

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We now have this lovely badge for you to add to your sidebar if you are this weeks, or a previous, winner please feel free to add this to your sidebar and please link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

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So who is the lucky winner of the $25 voucher? Please note, all of our winners are chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning. Good Luck to all!

Here is your random number:

Congratulations Donna Gourley! Below you can see Donna’s pretty card for the challenge:

Congratulations! Please email us so we can explain how you can claim your prize, the address is on the sidebar.

Be sure to include your full name in the email so we can issue a Gift Certificate 

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the challenge and we hope you will all join in our current challenge too!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin and the DTC

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