Monday, 14 September 2015

Love This Technique ~ Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hey everyone!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and looking forward to the week ahead!

Today, we have a brand new challenge starting over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week is called ~ "LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE"!

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

For my project, I thought I would make a start on my Halloween decorations and with so many wonderful new seasonal products being released this year, how could I not use the fabulous Undertaker stamp set on my hanging wall panel where I also combine two stamping techniques!
So without further ado....

and here's how I made this spooky wall hanging!

To begin with, I cut a piece of white card stock to measure 11.5 x 16cm and using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the image of the Undertaker onto the centre of the card. Whilst the ink was still wet, I sprinkled over some clear embossing powder and then heat embossed until molten and glossy.
To create the background, I began by creating a mask that would cover the image of the undertaker and stamped a second image onto a piece of copy paper. Cut this image out and place directly over the top of the previously stamped image on your card. Ink up one of the ledger stamps with clear embossing ink and stamp directly onto the card, over the top of the masked image. Heat emboss with clear powder to create a resist for the next stage.

Remove the mask from the card and then using Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint, blend the Distress Ink over the surface of the card. When happy with the colours, I then spritzed the ink with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, gave it all a blast of heat to thoroughly dry the card and then replaced the mask over the skull image and flicked Black Soot Distress Paint over the top. 
Once again remove the mask and then colour the image with Distress Marker pens. Mount the completed card onto kraft card and distress the edge of the card.

For the Happy Halloween message, I inked up a smaller piece of card, using the same colours as on the main section and again spritzed with Perfect Pearls. I then stamped the wording in black ink, heat embossed with clear powder and mounted the card onto a piece of kraft card, which I had already distressed around the edges.
To embellish my piece I added a bough of some die cut Tiny Tattered Florals cut from the Nostalgic Kraft Core Core'Dinations card and placed a Rest In Peace small talk sticker over the top.

I also added a tiny vial ~ I aged the glass with Mushroom Alcohol Ink and then added a small amount of Festive Berries Re-Inker into the bottle to look like blood. I completed the bottle with some twine around the neck and added a vial sticker and remnant rub.
To complete my hanger, I mounted each section onto a piece of chipboard, that I cut slightly larger than the card. I painted the chipboard with a layer of gesso before covering it with Black Soot Distress Paint. I wanted to created a more work look to the background and for this I used a dry brush and applied long brush strokes of Brushed Pewter over the top.
Finally, I attached the two sections together by punching small holes and using some chain, which I also used as the hanger that I attached to the top section of my panel using Hitch Fasteners to hold it in place.
I really hope you've been inspired by some of the techniques I've used on this piece and hope that you'll play along with our fun challenge!
As always, if you need any further inspiration for this challenge, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....

Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead
See you again Emma xx

Products used:

Tim Holtz Dies: Tiny Tattered Florals
Tim Holtz Stamps: Undertaker, Ledger Script
Distress Re-inker: Festive Berries
Embellishments: Prima Antique Chain
chipboard from my stash


  1. Scrumptious background and the tiny flowers work so well as a funeral garland.
    Alison xx

  2. Oh my ... such amazing techniques ! The color combo and those flowers ... such a cool touch !

  3. Fabulous wall hanging Emma, very spooky :-) I loved reading about how you made this, great techniques and I love the little bottle of blood, a perfect finishing touch, haha :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. love all the techniques you used here. resist is one of my faves too. colours are ace and you have blended them to perfection, hugs xx

  5. What a great piece! No one does classy cool Halloween like you! I really love the elegant touches you added even though it's a skull. Really perfect!

  6. This is an awesome piece!! What a great keepsake!

  7. WOW! Cool decoration! I love the blending in the background, oh so pretty!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Love your fantastic Halloween wall hanging, Emma. Great technique! :)

  9. as always an inspirational work! Stunning! Barbarayaya

  10. This is my favorite! I love the clear resist with the script, and the skull is quite classy.

  11. This is my favorite! I love the clear resist with the script, and the skull is quite classy.

  12. Fantastic composition! The contrast is great between the flowers and the skull!

  13. Spookily beautiful! I love the mix of autumn colors and handsome mr. skeleton as the focal point!

  14. Stunning hanging! Love the new Halloween stamps! The flowers look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  15. Beautiful colors for your fun & creative wall hanging!

  16. What a fabulous Halloween wall hanging ! Emma . So tastefully created with a real classy look ! Love the embossed Undertaker and the script resist - such impressive techniques. The colour tones are lush and your flower garland ( fabulous ) n vial with the touch of blood are the perfect embellishments . Definitely my kind of Halloween decor . hugs xx


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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