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Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” and we are featuring our beloved Tim Holtz!
so grab all your sparkles and show us your fantastic projects! You do not like sparkles and glitters? Well, then you are like me, but this does not mean that you cannot join us with this awesome theme! In fact I will show you how I interpreted the theme without getting my fingers too much glittery! LOL

I cut several stars using a Sizzix Die from a couple of pieces of cardboard. I glued the stars together till I reached the width I wanted. To glue the cardboard together I used the Distress Collage medium Matte, which works amazingly with cardboard. I set aside to try, meanwhile I mixed a bit of gesso and a bit of Distress Collage Medium Matte in a small container. This will be used to glue down the tissue wrap paper as background.
You do not need to do that but I also wanted to tone down the cardboard so I decided to mix the two things, but you can only use gesso if you wish as glue.


For the sides, I used Tissue Tape, I love it! But since that tape is not that sticky I also used a bit of Distress Collage Medium Matte to help it to stick down. I covered everything with a mix of Distress Crayons in the yellowish tone and then I covered everything with the Distress Collage Medium vintage. I let it dry completely and then I darkened the edge with the Distress Crayon in Black Soot.


Last step was to add some stamps here and there, add the sentiment and then mold the little wire figure. I couldn’t find the metal wire i usually use, so I used the Prima Marketing Wire, which worked aswell!

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • meihsialiu

    This is such a creative project, Zoey, Love the beautiful colors and texture you created. 🙂

    November 13, 2016 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    This is stunning Zoey!! I love the little wire figure and your star is just gorgeous!

    November 13, 2016 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • kath stewart

    this is amazing Zoey…how wondrous that you can create something so beautiful from plain old cardboard…hugs kath xxx

    November 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Such a supercute little ornament! I love the wire figure and the sentiment works perfectly with the project ~ fabulous work, Zoey! 🙂

    November 13, 2016 at 11:56 am Reply
  • barbarayaya

    Eh s’ sono d’accordo con Cathie, i tuoi lavori hanno un’anima e questo non fa differenza!!! Sei tu che brilli!!!! barbara

    November 13, 2016 at 7:18 am Reply
  • steph203

    Gorgeous! Love the shape and sentiment!! 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

    November 10, 2016 at 12:03 am Reply
  • Lisa Bzibziak

    This is beautiful and that you made it from cardboard!! Genius! Tissue tape.. need… I am going to try this for sure! Great way to wrap up the dt posts…

    November 8, 2016 at 5:55 am Reply
  • smouwen

    Such a gorgoeus project, Zoey! Love the wooden star! It looks fabulous and shines bright for sure! Hugs, Sandra

    November 7, 2016 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    This is perfect, Zoey! I really thought it was a wooden star and wouldn’t say there are layers of cardboard! What a fabulous result. Love the yellow shades and the simplicity of this piece. Hugs, Marzena

    November 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    Zoey, you are amazing! I love your star, and especially the little wire figure you made! Maura xx

    November 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous star decoration Zoey! I just love the stunning simplicity of this, and the wire guy holding it, absolutely fabulous 🙂

    Lols x x x

    November 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, your projects always make me smile. Somehow you are able to create things that speak. You have such an amazing artistic gift that so few have. I love this!!!

    Cathie ♥

    November 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm Reply

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