Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Best Wishes

Happy Wednesday, everyone, we're half-way to the weekend!  In the meantime, there's another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, and this week we have an adorable photo inspiration from our Guest Designer Kristina Werner - it's her sweetie called Mannie!


This week the design team is working with Basic Grey products - you are welcome to do the same, but it's not necessary.  I used the 3 roses stamp from one of my favorite sets called Pattern Hearts & Flowers  I kept my card mostly black and white except for the tiny touches of blue and green.  Here's my card:


Sweet One

I stamped my roses 3 times, cutting out smaller portions of the flowers each time and built them up with pop-dots.  The background embossing on my card is from one of the folders in this Sizzix Floral Flourishes and Vines set.

Heidi and the Simon Says Stamp Store have generously provided another $50.00 voucher for the random winner of this challenge.


Please visit us at our Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see what our Guest Designer Kristina and my team mates have done this week, and then play along with us!  Let's see how Kristina's picture inspires you!



And since the timing is right and these are Hero stamps, I'd like to enter this into the Freestyle challenge at A Blog Named Hero.


38 comments:

  1. totally GORGEOUS...i adore those flowers and the sentiment embossed is perfect...such a pretty card..love it

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  2. I got up early here in CA just to see what you'd come up with this week - eeeek! Love this so much. A real Lin all-time fav of mine. Great graphic style and mix of textures and patterns. So elegant....sigh...so perfect!

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  3. This is truly Lin's style with a twist of Kristina's color inspiration!! Absolutely beautiful!

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  4. OMG!!! This is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! How elegant and sophisticated that embossed background is combined with those white roses and green leaves!!! LOVE the added glam with the gemstones!!! Wow, just SPECTACULAR!!!! :D

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  5. just beautiful! it has a lot of layers but still doesn't intimidate a CAS cardmaker like me!

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  6. What a beautiful mix of stamps, Lin! LOVE your hint of color!

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  7. Sooooo PRETTY Lin!! Love this Gorgeous Card.....Big Hugs!

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  8. Lin, it is beautiful! Love how your cut and layered your flowers in three different sizes and that special touch of blue :)

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  9. I love the small pops of color with the B&W, it's beautiful.

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  10. What fabulous flowers Lin and I love the gems popping on them. Marvelous card ;)

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  11. OMGosh Lin! I LOVE those popped flowers and the herringbone! FAB card!!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Lin! I LOVE the dimension of the popped-up flowers, and your touches of color are just perfect! Beautiful. :)

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  13. Wonderfully GORGEOUS, Lin! Love all the colors, images, patterns and bling :)

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  14. Beautiful card - thanks so much for sharing it!

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  15. What a striking card. I really do like this very much, pretty attention to detail xxx

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  16. you did mannie proud ;) thanks for playing along with challenge #9 at A Blog Named Hero

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  17. Holy gorgeousness! I LOVE it Lin!! So beautiful and stunning! You use that flower stamp so well and really inspire me to pull it out and ink it up!

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  18. Wow! Love the dimension on your flowers! I may be the only one who doesn't have that stamp yet. Thanks for enabling!

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  19. Your card is wonderful in that stunning black and white. Isn't that kitty cat gorgeous!

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  20. Just awesome Lin. Love those roses and you have done a superb job with them.

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  21. Gorgeous and adorable card Lin.
    luv
    Debby

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  22. Fabulous card Lin, your embossing is stunning against the check and such beautiful flowers!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  23. How elegant and beautiful Lin, I love that flower stamp and you have captured it perfectly with the houndstooth and the embossed background..hugs

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  24. Such a pretty card and love the mix of dry and wet embossing, Lin! The black/ white look with a touch of colours give an elegant look on this card!

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  25. Love your card! Fun to see you at Simon Says as DT. Have been out of town and trying to catch up. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. Lin your card is one of my favorites with how you used the black and white together!! And the dimension is dazzling!

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  27. Drop dead GORGEOUS, Lin! Your colors are yummy, with that hint of soft blue and I LOVE your paper piecing! XOXO

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  28. Love the houndstooth...so crisp and handsome!

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  29. Lin you are totally rocking the black and white card!! LOVE that flower set by Hero Arts...adding it to my wish list :)

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  30. Beautiful Lin! Love the cut out flowers!

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  31. Gorgeous layering, Lin! I love the gems, houndstooth, & embossing!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  32. So chic! Love the embossed card base and the lovely layered flowers! So gorgeous, love the black. Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous Lin! Wow! Love your style!!

    hugs...

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  34. I love all the texture on this beautiful card Lin!

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  35. This is a really striking design. Blessings!

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  36. Gorgeous card Lin :-) I love the ones above this too ,,, I've really enjoyed a browse around your blog ,,, fabulous work ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!