This week the challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show is Backgrounds. There are lots of different techniques that can be used to background and the design team showcases several of them. You know that I am a stamper at heart so I set out to make a variety of backgrounds using some of the imagines I thought would make the most interesting backgrounds.
Finally the red tag was made using a harlequin stamp, Distress Embossing Ink and Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder.
I have to be honest- I have trouble with the Distress Embossing Powder. It is hard to know when it is heated enough and once it is heated you let it cool and then rub off the inert crystals. This ends up giving a very distressed look. My Black Soot rubbed off way more than I wanted but it still looks cool. I added a Grunge Paper, glittered Eiffel Tower and Idea-ology pieces.
Finally…Great news for me. My article Making Your Own Foam Stamps is now available in the May/June Cloth Paper Scissors issue. It is my take on jazzing up foam stamps made using die cut foam.
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