Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Simon Says.......Anything Goes!


Happy Wednesday!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving, American friends?  Wishing you all a wonderful day, full of family and friends and turkey!

It's time for another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, and since it's the end of the month, it's Anything Goes!


The design team is using Tim Holtz or Ranger products this week.  We'd love to see you using yours, too, but it isn't necessary to enter our challenge.  Today's card uses some supplies that were in the Simon exclusive 2013 Holiday Card Kit, inspired by Tim Holtz.

SSS Nov 27

From the kit, I pulled out the Santa stamp, one of the District Market notecards, and the Christmastime rub-ons.  I wanted Santa's beard to be white, so I stamped him with charcoal mid-tone ink on ivory cardstock, then colored him in with a flesh-tone marker, some fired brick distress ink, and a bundled sage distress marker.  Then I cut him out, and glued him to the music background, cut from the notecard.  This is the first time I've used these rub-ons, and I'm really impressed with their quality!  I was able to ink around my panel with fired brick distress ink after I'd put them down and they stayed put nicely. Next I pulled out a piece of Tim Holtz red Core'dinations Kraft Core Nostaliga cardstock and embossed the snowflakes, then sanded them to bring out the kraft, and put that panel on my kraft card base.  After gluing down my stamped panel, I thought these corrugated stars dipped in glossy accents and then in Festive Berries distress glitter would go nicely, so they were popped up to finish.

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14 comments:

Jingle said...

Very neat card! I like the cardboard stars!

Laura Sterckx said...

Gorgeous! I love the Santa image and the stars!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lin :-) I love this vintage Santa and the music and sparkly stars are FAB ,, love the sentiment too, I will have to get me some of these rub ons ,,, or better still the kit ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card Lin!! I love that Santa!!

hugs...

Heather said...

A fabulous card Lin, a stunning background and sweet vintage Santa,
I love your sparkling stars and beautiful sentiment!!

hugs
Heather xx

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Lin! I love the vintage Santa image and it looks great teamed with the music background! Love your textured, sparkly stars too!

Heather Maria said...

Oops I also meant to say hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving:)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous classic colors for the holidays and such a pretty design!

Happy Thanksgiving!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

maria f. said...

And now you're makin' Mr. Tim proud too...

judkajudi said...

Love it! There is no style you cannot do ... beautifully!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, love the sparkle on the stars.
luv
Debby

Dawn Turley said...

wow - a very vintage looking card. Love it Lin.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I just love the vintage feel of your Christmas card. The way you glittered the cardboard stars was brilliant. Blessings!

Lisa Carroll said...

Totally gorgeous, Lin! The textures, the dimension.. amazing! :)