I am so happy to be able to share my creation for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for the theme Transportation" (2nd week of December 2014). It's my first time at trying something for Simon Says Stamp, so hope it fits the challenge.
For my focal point, I embossed the car (Sizzix Alterations Texture Trade size) on Core'dinations Kraft-Core paper and sanded it. Sanding flattens the image, so to make it feel raised from the paper, I replaced it into the folder and embossed a second time. I mounted this with brads onto a piece of manila tag that I had done in a background technique from Tim Holtz's blog that uses Washi tapes, Distress Paints, and Distress Inks. For anyone who has wondered what to do with tags they have tried techniques on, but don't really like the whole thing...cutting it up or running it through a die-cut to get a shape out of it for future use is a great way to be able to use that one section of the tag that you actually did like!
I selected my metal file folder tab from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology file tabs set and put it together using the "everyday" word sticker. Then using foam dots, this was placed on top of another piece of the Kraft-Core that had been sanded.
The background paper is from We R Memory Keepers 6 x 6 Anthologie Paper Pad. I cut that paper to size. I used Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Shabby Stripes stamp in Lemonade Distress Ink to stamp it four times with the rays going outward from the area I planned to mount my focal point. I then inked the paper further with Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, and finally Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
I then selected rub-on words from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Remnant Rubs Life quotes to make my own saying for the card, that reads "The Journey is in progress". Along with the word "everyday" on the file tab, it reads "The Journey is in progress, every day." Here is what that background paper looked like before I added my focal point to it.
I attached the focal point to this and adhered this all to a 5 x 7 inch ivory card. Below the background paper, I further used pieces of the manila tag and the sanded blue Kraft-Core in an alternating pattern of varying sizes. I wanted it a little uneven and block-y just because I kind of liked it that way. I then covered the longest edge where the papers meet with tan and black rick rack trim.
Thanks for looking! I had so much fun making my entry and will be trying to participate in more blog challenges in the future.