Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Simon Says..........Use a Stamp!

It's Wednesday, and that means another challenge is starting at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


This week we want you to STAMP: use a wood, a cling, or a clear stamp and NO DIGIS this week.  The design team had a choice of using either Clearly Besotted or Neat & Tangled stamps.  I have had my eye on this Clearly Besotted Autumn Flowers.  I made 2 cards with it today.

SSS Oct 9, Use a Stamp

My first card uses the pine sprig and a pine cone from my stamp set.  I first stamped the sprig all over the green card base, and then again twice on cream cardstock (this sentiment is not included in the set), which I framed in brown.  

SSS Oct 9, Stamp It

The leaves in this set are the reason I wanted it - they are so realistic, and look wonderful stamped in distress inks.  The sentiment is part of this set also.  To finish, I watered down some of the same inks and splattered them lightly here and there with a paint brush.  

As always, Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift certificate to the random winner of our challenge:


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27 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Lin! I really like those leave stamps!!

    hugs...

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  2. Fabulous cards, Lin! I love the gorgeous leaves you used! They look very realistic! xo

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  3. Love both of these - we have lots of pine trees in our yard and my husband is a forester - love the majesty of them. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  4. Two gorgeous cards Lin, your cones and pine are fabulous - very classy and elegant. Your leaves are stunning, beautiful colours!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  5. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are fabulous ! I love the stylish Christmas one and the colours and splatters on the 2nd are lovely :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. These are both so elegant and beautiful, Lin!

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  7. Beautiful cards Lin. Love the autumn leaves! We're starting to get more color won't be long before the trees are ablaze!!

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  8. Lin, these are beautiful! Perfect stamping, with gorgeous, seasonal colors! :) xo

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  9. Love these cards! You're right, that leaf stamp looks amazingly real!!!

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  10. Beautiful, Gorgeous, Lovely...you get the idea. I so love those leaves!!! You are a Master Stamper Miss Lin!!!

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  11. That leaf card is just gorgeous, Lin!!

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  12. Wow Lin, the Peace card is absolutely stunning! And the Fall card equally so. I have to get this stamp set. It has a lot to offer.
    Ginny

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  13. Pretty greens with the pines, Lin! And, those leaves are, indeed, very realistic! Love the colors and your splatters.

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  14. Beautiful Autumnal cards Lin, love the colours x

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  15. I'm a total sucker for pine cones. The way you stamped the BG - those needles look like they are jumping right up and off the card at me. Fabulous, Lin.

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  16. Gorgeous seasonal cards, Lin! I love the rich pretty colors you used in both!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  17. These are gorgeous! Love the leaves!

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  18. great cards Lin. The second one is stunning, Those leaves look awesome.

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  19. Both cards are gorgeous be hard pressed to chose a favourite.
    luv
    Debby

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  20. Beautiful cards both! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Love your autumn cards, Lin. I checked out that set and I think it is the perfect set for autumn .. but it is out of stock!! I tried!!

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  22. Love your cards lin. The backgroung stamping on the first pullsit together so nicely. The autumn colors on the second are so eye catching. Beautiful.

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  23. Loving these both, Lin.....but (even for me a non-support of fall) that leaf one is super-amazing, with such great color layers - I can hear them crunching as we walk. You are such an inspiration.

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  24. Absolutely stunning cards Lin - I love them both - thank you so much for being fabulous :) xxx

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  25. Wow! Your cards are so elegant. Blessings!

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  26. beautiful challenge cards! I especially love the colors and splatters on the autumn one.

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