Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Simon Says..........Ice!


Welcome to our 2nd challenge of 2014 at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


This week, our Laura made us this inspiration board, and our theme is ice!


Let's see what you'll do with it!  The design team are all using either Glitter Ritz or Distress Glitters this week.  I used the opportunity to get me some Clear Rock Candy distress glitter!  

I really liked the first picture at the top of the inspiration collage, and so that's where I started.  

SSS Jan 8 Ice Inspiration1

I found the background birch trees paper in a new BoBunny paper collection called Woodland Winter.  I cut out a panel and before attaching it to my card, I ran some glossy accents along the edges of the trees, then dipped it into my rock candy glitter.  I used the glossy accents also to adhere the glitter to my punched snowflakes.  My deer dies are Impression Obsession, and my sentiment comes from Kelly Purkey's Let It Snow stamp set.  Here's a closer photo to hopefully let you see the glittery accents:

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The papers in the Woodland Winter collection are all wonderful, so while I had it out, I decided to do a 2nd card for this challenge.

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I chose this subtle one (it has some script and a pinecone at the bottom left corner) and applied some falling snow with my Signo white pen.  After removing the stencil, I went back in with a glue pen and applied glue to some of the flakes, then immediately dipped the panel in more Clear Rock Candy glitter.  My snowflakes on this card are Penny Black's Snowflake Trio ones, and they are also liberally coated with glitter.  Again, my sentiment comes from the same Kelly Purkey set as above.  Here's a closer look at one of the snowflakes with glitter:

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Heidi has contributed another of her $50.00 gift vouchers to the Simon Says Stamp store for the lucky random winner of this week's challenge!

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29 comments:

  1. I'm getting chilly just looking at your gorgeous cards, Lin! They are both perfect interpretations of ice! Love all the wonderful sparkle! ♥

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  2. Those are just gorgeous! The Distress Glitter really does give an icy look to the trees and snowflakes. Stay warm!

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  3. Stunning cards Lin!! They are just pure perfection!!

    hugs...

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  4. love both cards especially the snowflake one! after our deep freeze temps earlier this week i prefer this kind of "ice"!!!!

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  5. Loved both cards...you captured the ice theme very well...love the glittery sparkle...great job!!!

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  6. These are beautiful Lin! I absolutely love your snowflakes!

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  7. Beautiful cards, Lin. Love the winter scene you created with the deer, perfectly icy!

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  8. Loving the glittery snowflakes in both cards, Lin!


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Gorgeous cards Lin ,,, both of them are simply stunning !! Blue is my fave colour too,,, with aqua coming a close 2nd :-) totally LOVE these :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. Lin these are both beautiful. I just love the peacefully gentle scene on your first card!!

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  11. Absolutely love both of them Lin
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Both of these are just gorgeous Lin. You always do such inspirational work.

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  13. Your cards are so beautiful Lin x

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  14. Your cards are so beautiful Lin x

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  15. Your card are wonderful, Lin! I love the falling snow and gorgeous snowflakes on the second one, but I love the deer and peaceful woodland scene of the second......

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  16. WOWZERS! I love both your wintery cards!

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  17. Wow, Lin, you certainly succeeded in getting a icy effect on your cards - simply amazing!

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  18. Lin, both these cards are amazing!! That Bo Bunny paper is wonderful, but you have added the details that make these cards so beautiful. Love the touches of sparkle. The icy look is perfect for the weather we've been having!

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  19. Fabulous cards, Lin! The glittery snowflakes are so pretty! The night background on the first card looks wonderful!

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  20. Both fabulous cards Lin, I love the scene created with the beautiful deer and both have stunning snowflakes!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  21. Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, Lin! I love all the sparkle and how you paired your die cuts and stamps with this beautiful patterned paper! Thanks so much for your inspiration...gotta get out my distress glitter now :-)

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  22. Saw you on the SS blog. LOVE both of these wintery, sparkly cards. Great idea to add glue/glitter to some of the larger gel pen snowflakes. BTW, that is one product I can't "live" without, my white Signo gel pen! Hee. :)

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  23. Love those birch trees with the deer! Your card looks so wintry I can almost feel the cold air! Thanks for a great post!

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  24. WOW! These are absolutely AMAZING!!! It was so inspiring to come here - thanks so much!!! Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

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  25. The deer are so cute on your card!

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  26. Amazing, Lin - both are beautifully done!

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  27. Gorgeous!!!!!!You make the stamps shine, Lin (as always)!

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