Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Simon Says.......Triangles!



Hello!  It's Wednesday and another new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!  




This week our theme is Triangles!  The design team and our August Guest Designer Debby Hughes are using products from The Crafter's Workshop.  If you have any of them, we'd love to see your ideas, but it's not a requirement for the challenge.  I used their Mini Tri Mosaic stencil and made 2 cards for you today.

SSS Aug 7

For this card I started with a beautiful paper from Authentique's Cherish collection, then used spun sugar and  antique linen distress inks to sponge the triangle design over it.  I roughed up my edges, darkened them with more distress ink and bent over the top left corner, then added the Simon exclusive Ariana Wreath die, a sentiment from Hero Arts Daisy Label, and a paper rose and pink pearls.  

SSS Aug 7 Triangles

I went a bit more modern for this one.  Starting with a white piece of cardstock, I used some Gelatos with my stencil.  After removing the stencil, there was too much of a contrast for my taste, so I used a damp washcloth to tamp the color into the white areas around the triangles.  Next I overstamped with 2 Hero Arts background stamps: Envelope Pattern and Dots and Flowers.  I added some music, embossed in white, then my paper doily, and Precious Hearts dies, and finished with a sentiment from All Occasion Messages.

As always, Heidi has provided a $50.00 gift voucher to the random winner of this challenge.



Thanks for visiting today!

17 comments:

  1. Just love the design and softness of your first card :)

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  2. I love both cards, Lin! I just love the vintage look on the first one and the color scheme and that doily is so pretty on the second card!

    Have a great day!
    Laura xxx

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  3. Both cards are so gorgeous, Lin! Love the soft stamping on the first one - so pretty! And you got all inky with the second one - love that! Beautiful colors!

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  4. Gorgeous cards Lin!! Love how you made the backgrounds on the patterned papers!!

    hugs...

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  5. These are wonderful creations Lin! I have to say that the first card has me swooning! You got the colours perfectly for that paper! Just beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are fabulous ,, I love the colours and whole designs of both :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Oh what pretty cards, Lin!! I love the vintage-y one. And, I love the layers your achieved on the blue/white one.

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  8. Gorgeous stamping, Lin! You truly make the styles all of your own, whether they are incorporated with triangles, stencil,pattern paper or die cut! Beautiful work, big sis!

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  9. Both fabulous Lin, firstly such a lovely design, pretty colours and details!! In contrast a stunning colours with the second and beautiful details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  10. Lin, these are both amazing! I'm always in awe over your use of patterns! :)

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  11. Love the feel and style of the first one!

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  12. Very pretty cards lIn! The first is so delicate and feminine!!

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  13. Both cards are delightful Lin. The subtle triangle backgrounds are perfect

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  14. Lovely cards, Lin! I love the distressing in the first one and the pretty blues in the second!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  15. Absolutely love both cards.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. I just popped over from SSS to say how much I love your triangle card - gorgeous effect with the stencil!

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  17. I love your original backgrounds! The first one is so delicate, while the second one has a more artsy feel to it. Blessings!

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