Monday 16 December 2013

Thank You

This is the final challenge of 2013 for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and we hope you'll join us! The challenge this week is a simple one; use a stamp! What better way to end the year than stamping it out in style. Background, sentiment, big or small, all stamping is welcome this week.

I've created a THANK YOU card this week to thank you, all our readers for joining in our challenges for 2013, I personally have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all your fabulous artwork, so a huge THANK YOU from me.
I created a 5" x 7" card blank and then cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card front and spritzed with water.
Apply Fired Brick, Broken China and and a touch of Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet and then mop up the colour with the white card.
Pick up Broken China Distress Paint onto the edge of a Craft Scraper and add scratchy lines of paint to the background for further interest.
Apply Broken China Distress Ink to the edges of the coloured card.
Apply Broken China Distress Paint to the Hero Arts Number Pattern Stamp and then stamp onto the coloured card.
Using the same colours to stamp as used in the background gives tone on tone stamping, something I love and also gives a further layer of interest.
Stamp the Carved Bird twice onto the coloured card using Watering Can Archival Ink. I have also added some random machine stitching for further interest.
Add Beeswax to the Melt Pot, set the thermostat to the UTEE setting and allow to melt. Once melted turn the thermostat down to approximately 120/140 setting on the thermostat. Remember to use a project pan for melting Beeswax. Brush the Beeswax over the stamped design and also add Beeswax randomly to the edges of the card for added texture.
Once the Beeswax has dried, which is almost immediately then apply White Fire Treasure Wax to the edges to highlight the texture.
I love how the stamping using the Distress Paint is visible over the stamped image and I always love to add random stitching to a piece of art.
Paint an Enameled tag with Distress Paints and then add 'imagine' using Remnant Rubs Words. Attach the tag to the card with a Jump Ring attached to a Hinge Clip.
I have also added hearts cut from white card using the Simon Says Stamp Large Heart Set Craft Die, colouring each heart with Broken China Distress Ink and adding background stamping to each heart using the Hero Arts Number Pattern Stamp.

To complete I stamped THANK YOU onto white card with Watering Can Archival Ink and then coloured with Broken China Distress Ink.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Here is to a fabulous creative 2014! Thank you once again for supporting the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge during 2013.

Products Used:

Hero Arts Number Pattern Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol 2
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Enameled Tags , Jump Rings, Remnant Rubs Words, Hinge Clips
Distress Paints - Fired Brick, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Paint - Broken China
Archival Ink - Watering Can
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Craft Scraper
Melt Pot
Project Pan
PaperArtsy White Fire Treasure Wax
Simon Says Stamp Large Heart Set Craft Die
Ink Blending Tool


Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Tracy, I love the DP background, and the way you have added beeswax over the top to create relief and dimension. Thank you for all your creative and inspirational projects this year and best wishes for the festive season and have a happy, healthy and peaceful 2014.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great make, you are on a roll with your beeswax hugs x I need a project pan! Hugs x

Helen said...

What a gorgeous card, Tracy, thank you too for some fabulous makes this year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, fabulous card. I love the step by step details...the textures and layers you have created are fabulous...I'll have to see if I can use these techniques in my Art Journal....It's been lovely seeing all your creations this year and I look forward to seeing many more in the future. Thank you. S xxxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Tracy! What a fabulous background that you created! Love the little charm! You are always tempting me to pull out my Melt Art pot! :) Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is gorgeous I love the colours, fabulous creation hugs Pops x x x

rachel said...

This is beautiful Tracy - love the birdie stamp and your background is wonderful - great step by step too and love the beeswax! Hugs Rachel xx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

As always, stunning!! The background is great. You have created some amazing stuff this year. Every now and then I get time to go in and have a look and am inspired by your wonderful talent.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas Tracy. And thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Nice to know I am not alone out in blog land!!
Siobhan x

Sue said...

That bird is soooooo cute:) Fab background too!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a fun card Tracy! Love the painty background and fun birds. The enamel tag is fabulous.

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Thank You card is gorgeous! Love the colors! Love all of the stamping you've added. And...the addition of the UTEE and the White Fire Treasure Wax is very very cool! I would have not thought of doing that on this card...but of course, YOU did! The little details of the random stitching and the enameled tag really are such cool little details that you always think of. Love it! <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fabulous card! Tracy. Love the beautiful color scheme. The patterns and the tag are just wonderful! Love your great design. :)

Carol Q said...

stunning Tracy - gorgeous colour and lots of lovely layers.

Michelle said...

Beautiful stamping, Tracy! I love these colors together. Such a fun project!

Sandra said...

Really pretty, Tracy! Love the background you did with the Distress Paints. And stamping with paint is so much fun! It's gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Holy cow, Tracy! I always read your posts with my mouth half-open in awe (I'm sure I am not attractive to see this way, but I can't help it)! Your project steps always impress the heck out of me and you seriously are the master of about every technique known to man. Another great project that got my own creative gears turning...

Cheryl C said...

Very creative, love the colors and look. Especially taken with the metal cleverness!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colours & background Tracy, great techniques!
Alison x

Redanne said...

Another stunner Tracy, love the gorgeous colours, those birds are delightful and I love that you added the beeswax. I bet this looks even more amazing in real life! All the very best to you and yours and thank you for all your wonderful inspiration this year. Hugs, Anne x

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Great card, and fun tutorial Tracy! Love those birds :)

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Words and Pictures said...

Simply stunning, Tracy - the colours, the paint-stamped numbers, the brilliant enamelled tag - love, love, love this. Thank YOU for all the inspiration all year long.
Alison x

barbarayaya62 said...

Your card is fabulous!!! thanks for sharing with us your techniques! I wish you a Merry Christmas!!! barbarayaya

Anonymous said...

This is such a great take on the challenge - love the outcome :) Merry Christmas!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

You can never have enough thank you cards! Love the bold colors, the birds, and of course your famous hearts!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the artsy feel of your card and all the interesting detailing you added. I haven't used my beeswax in a while, but may need to pull it out more often. Blessings!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous mix of colors! I love the blues and reds together. Love the charm hanging off the side. Sweet card!

Jenny Marples said...

Superb Tracy. That DP background is utterly gorgeous and the step by step inspiring. Jenny x