Thank You

Hello everyone who was waiting for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
This week there is a THANKSGIVING theme up here!

As always you can be a random winner of $50 voucher
and spend it at Simon Says Stamp Store

I hadn't have a tiniest idea of what my card would be look like.
This was one of those black hole moments when you sit and need to
make something, without ideas, plans, overall scheme.
So here it is my spontaneous Thank You card.

One day I played a lot making backgrounds with a mix of several Distress 
Oxide inks. I made like 8-10 of them and already almost used them out!
For this card I took 2 of them, the yellowish as my base and the
brownish as my background. 
I really recommend to make them in advance one of those days you feel 
no mojo for any new project, it's a really great thing for 'future". 

Then I cut out the Sizzix Globe from the center of my background
and the "frame" made with Sizzix Stripes die. 

 Then... I made a great mistake! I confused jars.
I wanted to use Distress Clear Rock Candy and I actually used
Distress Collage Medium matte :-( Well, shit happens. 
I thought no big deal I can still use the Rock Candy over it, right?
Well, not really! No single cracle appeared on the surface! 
Now I know... But I left it as it was and only added some 
coloring with Prima oil Pastel crayons. 

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You don't have to use them in your projects 
but we'd really love to see them used if you have any. 

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I'm staying in an Autumn mood longer than I expected
and this year the season keep inspiring me more then ever. 
This is a B-day card with textures, embossing, rust - everything I love.

I got addicted to this Carabelle Studio Texte Grunge Embossing Folder 
from the first moment I received it and I really use it a lot, like any other!

So I embossed those fabulous letters on a watercolor paper
and started to bleding distress oxide inks over the surface.
Love how the letters got highlighted with darker shades. 
I stamped the salient parts with distress oxide ink and clear embossed it.

The main element is a leftover (yes! as always!) of the Sizzix Scroll die.
I first covered it with Distress Grit paste and then started to coloring.
I used the Prima Pattina Effect pastes, Ground Espresso spray
and one of my fave Lucky Emerald wax. Love the rusty look of it. 

There is a mix of green inks behind the scroll
and a mix of browns as my base background.

The base was stamped using Ground Espresso Oxide ink 
and Simon Clear Embossing powder. 
I also added some writings from Inventor stamp sets 
as a kind of labels to the scroll panel. 
The sentiment is in Polish and means "it's your B-day today" 

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