Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Using that Simon Says Stamp die with alcohol ink background

Remember the palaver when I didn't know whether to risk ordering a Simon Says Stamp die from the USA for fear of extra charges at this end? Well, it arrived in double quick time with nothing extra to pay so one rainy day last week I made some more Tim Holtz sparkly alcohol ink backgrounds and set to.

And this is the first card I produced:
I used:

- 5.25" x 4" white card blank  - not a traditional size but it suited the die cut panel better

- piece of alcohol ink background made using Tim Holtz 'Sparkle' alcohol ink card stock and a mix of straight forward Flamingo Pink, Amethyst and Aqua alcohol inks plus some blending solution. It's the card stock that works the 'sparkle' magic

- used Stick-It backed 200gsm white card to die cut the Simon Says Stamp 'Dahlia Corner Frame' die

- trimmed the background to just a little bit smaller than the die cut and then pressed the die cut in place - ran it through the Cuttlebug just using the layered cutting plates to flatten it into place

- then stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the MFT 'Essential Sentiments' set - plus the Misti of course

- hand trimmed the sentiment and popped it in place using a strip of very narrow red line tape

- backed the whole panel with white fun foam and glued it in place onto the card front

I promised to let you see the result - and here it is! Love making these alcohol ink backgrounds, even more so with the 'sparkle' card stock by Tim Holtz - as Forrest Gump would say 'You never know what you're gonna get' :)

Edit: Val asked where I got the Tim Holtz Silver Sparkle card from - here's the link just in case any others of you want to have a play :)





24 comments:

Pat said...

I love the colours and sparkle of your AI background Di and that Dahlia Corner Frame in white is so pretty and in white it really pops, and the sentiment sits nicely and finishes it beautifully. That is a delightful design of die by SSS and no wonder you were wanting to get hold of it. x

Christine Alexander said...

wow, beautiful sparkle with your AI background, perfect for that delicate die.
I know what you mean by ordering out of country, always the fear of paying duty and all the extra taxes :) definitely worth taking the chance on this one :)

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the die and background work quite magically together.

Aquarius said...

So pleased the die arrived without hassle and nothing extra to pay. I'd be interested to know where you got the sparkle card from.

Love the effect of the sparkle behind the delicate floral die cut.

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di - I love the die and that fabulous sparkle background.
Kath x

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous card Diana, love the sparkle background. Just my color.

Lynne said...

A beautiful elegant card Di. That sparkle card really shows up well, it's lovely x

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning results Di so elegant looking the background is fabulous and the die is beautiful you have created a beautiful card and your 1st attempt is amazing well done and worth every penny enjoy your day x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Di - love that die cut, and the sparkle background is awesome
Blessings
Maxine

Carole said...

Love everything about this Di..it certainly was worth sending for the Die! (can you change your name that doesn't sound right..lol!! ) Your card is so clean and pretty. Hope to get back in to the swing of the playground this Autumn.xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's gorgeous, Di! xoxo

Sarn said...

Fab result. Totally lovely card. So pleased your SSS order worked out well xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Absolutely adorable!!! So classy and sweet!!
I'm so glad to haven't had to pay extras for having that fab die from SSS, I hope that for Italy is the same way, I will have a go one day ;)

Mrs A. said...

Love this Di but do hope Dudley was not around at the time or he might be sporting a purple rinse! Hugs Me.

KandA said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Di. That is a wonderful die and your TH sparkle background is gorgeous - I love the colours xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a pretty card and HOORAY for no extra charges!

Kathleen said...

Great card, lovely die and fabulous background.

Kath x

Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely and it just sparkles. What a beautiful card, Di.

Trina P. said...

Just beautiful, Di. Fabulous colour combo Loving that sparkly cardstock... and another item added to my growing list. xx

HilaryJane said...

That was so worth it, the die and resulting card are fabulous. Love the background too, those colours are great xx

Lynne in NI said...

Soooo pretty!
It's dangerous looking through Simon Says Stamp store, they have so much gorgeous stuff that you really 'need'!

Greta said...

Incredibly beautiful, Di! One of these days I really am going to open my pack of the sparkle paper! PS--I just ordered gauche & a few polychromos pencils from a UK company. Never crossed my mind I might get hit with customs charges--we shall see! The UK company shipping charge was under $2 where it's a minimum of $5 from a US company--crazy!!

Bonnie said...

Wow! This sparkle cardstock makes an awesome background with your alcohol inks! Love this die cut too!

creationsnz said...

I love this, so serene. CarolG