Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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

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Time for another Anything Goes challenge at the Simon Says Stamp blog!  We are using Impression Obsession products this week, and we'd love to see them from you if you have any!  I'm in a garden mood today, with 2 cards for you, each using a sentiment from the In a Garden stamp set.  And my papers are all from Graphic 45's Secret Garden pads.  

SSS April 24, Impression Obsession

This card started with the pretty shield in the 8" Secret Garden pad.  It was the perfect size to hold my sentiment, so I fussy cut it out and framed it with a Die-Namics round Decorative Doily die cut.  Then I chose the striped design paper.  I added them to an embossed card front with some peachy pearls, a gift from Lisa at Christmas.  I love how the Poppy embossing shows off the pretty main image!

SSS April 24 Impression Obsession 2

The papers in this line are almost too pretty to cut into, but I forced myself to mount this pastel collage print onto my card, and then added a blue panel stamped with a bigger sentiment from the same set as above.  I sponged all the edges with old paper distress ink and then just  trimmed it with some lace, dyed seam binding, and a paper flower made from some dies and centered with an enamel dot.

Sweet Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp superstore to a random entrant to our challenge. 



I can't wait to see what you make this week!


Before I go, I wanted to let you know that Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring a CardKit challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  If you have the April Card Kit, make something, post it in the gallery at SCS, and a random winner will  receive a $25.00 E-card for the Simon Says Stamp Store!  This will be an ongoing challenge with each month's Card Kit, so keep it in mind for upcoming months!

25 comments:

  1. The Graphic 45's Secret Garden pad make such LOVELY cards!
    What is that embossing folder that you used?

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  2. Sorry I missed your last post...where you told us that it is POPPY from ANNA GRIFFIN.
    Beautiful watercolors Lin!

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  3. I can't decide which card I love more! I've been in a garden mood for quite awhile now with all this late snow we've been getting! Both cards are absolutely beautiful, Lin!

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  4. LOVE both of these cards! The embossing folder is so beautiful as a backdrop for the papers/sentiment. And, the blues in the second card are so, so yummy. Glad to see you using these papers - gotta' do something with mine, too.

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  5. I love these cards! They look so pretty and vintage! :)

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  6. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are fabulous ,, the papers and sentiments are perfect together ! :-)
    I love the gingham flower too,, it looks like fabric ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Both cards are lovely Lin but the first card is my fave with all the texture and layers and the pretty pink!

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  8. Your cards are beautiful, Lin! So vintage and elegant! :)

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  9. Beautiful cards, Lin! Wow! I love the embossing folder in the first card and the paper bloom in the second is awesome!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. Both beautiful cards Lin, the first gorgeous and elegant and stunning vintage style on the second!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  11. Lin, these are beautiful - such gorgeous papers too!

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  12. Two very special cards! So feminine!

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  13. Your cards are always so delightful Lin. These two are exquisite.

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  14. I have to agree that both cards are pretty!

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  15. Love your gorgeous cards, especially the flowers.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. These are such beautiful cards!

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  17. Both of your cards are simply beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration x

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  18. I love the romantic colors and prints in your designs, as well as the beautiful detailing. Blessings!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous cards Lin!! Just stunning!!!

    hugs...

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