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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Pigment Powders on Gouache Backgrounds featuring Simon Says Stamp

Hello everyone! I am using lots of Simon products in today’s Autumn themed shaker cards …. PEEL-APART FALL LEAVES, INTERLOCKING LEAVES, SO TALKATIVE, A2 THIN FRAMES, THIN CIRCLE FRAMES and STITCHED RECTANGLES! Whew!!! That’s a mouthful!


The backgrounds were stamped and embossed on A2 sized Canson XL water colour paper. After the backgrounds were painted using the colours listed below, the shaker windows were cut using dies from either A2 Thin Frames or Thin Circle Frames. These dies were used to cut matte gold frames and the window openings in black sheet foam. The die cut and frame from the painted panel were adhered to A2 sized card bases. The sentiments from So Talkative were embossed on heat resistant acetate and adhered to the panel. Three of the cards were die cut with the largest die from Simon’s Stitched Rectangles. The outer stitched frame was adhered directly to the card base. The panels were mounted on the die cut foam aligning the windows. Shaker material was mounded on the die cut that was adhered to the card base. The foam back panel was attached. The thin gold frames were adhered to the acetate window. For the Interlocking Leaves backgrounds, secondary sentiments from Tim HOLTZ Sentiment Labels were foam mounted.


Background - Arteza Gouache Yellow Ochre

Leaves - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Golden Sparkler

Leaf Details - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Catherine Wheel, Color Burst Orange

Background - Arteza Gouache Viridian Green

Leaves - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Falling Leaves and Solar Flare

Leaf Details - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Solar Flare and Color Burst Orange


Background - Arteza Gouache Scarlet Red

Large Leaves - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Solar Flare and Color Burst Terre Verte

Small Leaves - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Catherine Wheel

Background - Arteza Gouache Lilac

Large Leaves - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Violet Brocade and Lilac Waterfall

Small Leaves - Nuvo Shimmer Powders Catherine Wheel


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