Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Simon Says.........Keep it Clean and Simple

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It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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This week our theme is to keep it Clean and Simple, and you have an option to make a 1-layer card, too, if you wish.  The DT are all using Hero Arts products this week.  You don't have to use them for your creation, but we'd love to see them if you do!

Hero Arts has been dear to my heart ever since I started stamping, so this is a special week for me.  I've made 2 cards, one using new stamps and the other some older ones.

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My first card uses a new set from the Stamp Your Story series, Cherish Yesterday.  It contains some beautiful florals, one of which is this lilac sprig, which is a flower that holds much meaning for me.  I stamped it in 3 inks: seedless preserves and dusty concord distress inks, and Hero Arts Passion Flower.  The butterfly is from a sister set called Forever.  It was stamped in Hero Arts Iris ink, fussy cut, and popped up above the card.   In order to get 3 stampings across, my card is 6 1/4" long, as opposed to the usual A2 size of 5 1/2".

My second card features the beautiful cling spray of flowers from the set Floral Blossoms.  It is the perfect stamp for a CAS card, as it will fill up most of the card, leaving just enough room for a sentiment.  

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I used Distress markers to color the stamp itself, and then simply stamped it onto my white card base.  My sentiment is from HA's Dauber Bunch, and I added pink and green sequins from Pretty Pink Posh's Springtime Mix and some clear sequins from a former Simon card kit.

Now it's your turn - what will you make that's CAS?  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher to the brand NEW Simon Says Stamp Store to the random winner of the challenge.

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14 comments:

Barb said...

I love them both, Lin, but you know I'm totally in love with the pink and green one! ♥

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are so pretty, lovely colours and details, love the sequins ,,,, :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful cards Lin!! Both designs are wonderful!! Very pretty, as always!!

hugs...

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are simply beautiful. You always do such lovely work.

Pam W Merwin said...

These are beautiful, Lin ~ Thanks for the inspiration :)

Heather said...

Both gorgeous cards Lin, Lilac - both the flower and colours are my favourites - the other cards is so pretty colours and details!!
hugs
Heather xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Lin both of these are so beautiful! The lilac is so pretty.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Lovely cards, Lin! So pretty & springy :)

*mwah*
Steph
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Teresa Kline said...

hi Lin! luv your card, you do CAS so well. I luv the flower image in the second card, thanks for the enabling me...lol. hope you have a fantastic week.

sparkle & shine *~*

Cat Craig said...

Love them both, Lin.

debby4000 said...

Both are so pretty and I love them.
Now I know why I should have added coloured sequins basket.
luv
Debby

Dawn Turley said...

what gorgeous cards Lin. Love your purple card in particular.

Laura Sterckx said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! Love the colors on the first card and the flowers and sequins on the second card! :)

Linda said...

both lovely Lin-I like the hints of shine and sparkle in the second one!