Monday, 16 August 2021

Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight - Week 3

Hello Friends

It is time for my next Designer Spotlight project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

The challenge this week is 'Dry Embossing'.

I created a small journal to keep notes in.
I used four Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Folders to create the cover and the signatures.
I started with the Journal cover (cut using an Eileen Hull journal die) and used Distress Ink in Prize Ribbon to colour the whole cover, inside and out.  Next, I used the Elegant 3D Texture Fade to dry emboss the cover.   I covered the whole cover with Distress Micro Glaze to prevent transfer of the Distress Ink.  To highlight the embossing a little more I dry brushed, very lightly, over the embossing with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  The paint is permanent once dry so I did not need to add any more of the Glaze. 
I used the Butterfly 3D Impresslits to cut and emboss the butterfly.  I coloured the butterfly with Distress Oxide Spray in Fossilised Amber, highlighting the body and dots with Distress Ink in 

The frame is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baseboard Frame that I primed with Gesso and then painted with Prize Ribbon Distress Paint before stamping with Tim's Baroque stamp set inked with white ink.
Next, I created two signatures to fit inside the Journal, colouring one with Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and the other in Fossilised Amber.  The blue signature cover was dry embossed with the Tim Holtz Engraved 3D Embossing Folder and the yellow one was dry embossed with his Kaleidoscope 3D Embossing Folder.

I added words to the cover and the signatures using a discontinued Tim Holtz Alphanumeric die.
To finish off I added some ribbon, coloured with Fossilised Amber Distress Ink.

Here is a view of the completed back of the Journal.

 We hope you will join in the challenge this week.

There is a $25 gift voucher for one lucky winner.

At the bottom of this post you will find a list of the products I used to create my embossed journal.


As always, thank you for your visit, it is much appreciated.

Take care and keep safe and well.

Crafty hugs, Anne xxx


Products Used:

Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Folder - Elegance

Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Folder - Kaleidoscope

Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Folder - Engraved

Tim Holtz 3D Butterfly Impresslits Folder

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Baroque stamp set

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baseboard Frames

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays

Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze


  1. Oh my goodness Anne, this is just GORGEOUS!!! I love the colours and textures and the butterfly is stunning!! I will most definitrely be CASE'ing this beauty!!! :-)

    Thanks so much XXXX

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Gorgeous textures and colour combination Anne 😘😘

  3. Love the colours and a great idea to use the embossing folders. I forget to use mine!Fab !! Axxx

  4. Many congratulations on your Designer Spotlight! Your embossed design looks gorgeous, I love how you used those 3D texture fades - perfect 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs Jo x

  5. This is wonderful Anne, the embossing looks perfect with the dry brushed paint. Have a very happy and crafty week, Sue xx

  6. Ooh Wow! This is amazing! The colours and textures are wonderful. You have created a stunning little journal. Take care. Hugs my friend. xxxxxxx

  7. There's that Prize Ribbon Blue again and what a gorgeous cover it made for your book of notes, Annie! The texture from the 3d e/fs is amazing and I love the huge yellow butterfly, fluffy ribbon, and inserts! Well done on another week as GD at SSS! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  8. LOVE this functional design Anne. LOVE the blue and pop of yellow with the great.

  9. You do such amazing work! I love the design of your journal and the color combination is stunning! Another wonderful inspiring project, Anne!

  10. Another collaboration of beautiful things all brought together and how they all work in harmony. I feel we are on the same wave length with those spectacular colours. You are going to find this little book so handy Anne, I can see it half full with fabulous idea's already. Fabulous work.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx


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