Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Simon Says..........Seeing Stars!

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It's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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This week we're calling our challenge "Seeing Stars", and the design team are using Studio Calico products.  They make all kinds of fun embellishments, plus papers and even some stencils and mists.  All of the papers on my card come from their Snippets paper pad.  The patterns are sized perfectly for the small stars that I used.  I evidently bought the last pad, because this one is now gone from the store, but really any of their collections would work for my designs.  

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I chose 2 neutrals for my background, and then 2 patterns each of 3 colors from the pad; corals, greens, and yellows.  I cut out some stars using my Li'l Inker Stitched Stars dies using the 2 smallest stars, and cut out some star frames by using the 2 dies combined, then scattered them across my card front, using foam adhesive to pop up the smallest stars.  My sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Lucky Stars set is stamped in Hero Arts Cup O'Joe ink, and to finish I added some clear rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.

These stars are so cute with their stitched details that I just kept on cutting, and made another card, using the same paper pad.

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other supplies: Simon's woodgrain cardstock and Christmas Blessings dies, red ribbon and some little jingle bells, Hero Arts grenadine layering paper as a card base

Okay, now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store

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for the random winner of our challenge.  Will it be you this week?

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23 comments:

  1. What an awesome color combo on your first card, Lin! Love the design with all those fabulous stars! Then I saw your second card and. . . .SWOON!! The stars make a perfect wreath and the pretty ribbon and playful bells finish it off beautifully! Nicely done, my friend! ♥

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  2. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) I love how you used the stars to make a wreath too ,,, absolutely GORGEOUS ! Think I might just have to CASE that one ;-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Lin, your star cards are gorgeous! Love how you used the stars for wreath.

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  4. Your star card just makes me smile -- someone will love getting it! I'm also reminded that I want that die -- great idea to make a star frame to mix in with the stars.

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  5. Lin beautiful cards, I love the soft tones of that now retired Snippets pad. All great designs!

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  6. Those are just lovely. I love all of the stars on the first one, and the colors you used are perfect. The Christmas wreath is gorgeous! I tried to make one like that last year and made a mess of it.

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  7. Both fabulous cards Lin, I love the colours and multitude of gorgeous patterned stars - your traditional colour wreath is stunning!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  8. Beautiful cards Lin! Love that star wreath!! Very creative!

    hugs...

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  9. You certainly embraced the star theme for this week, Lin! I love these beauties; your designs are just lovely!

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  10. Totally gorgeous, I especially like the wreath card! Jo x

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  11. hi Lin! luv the star card, so adorable! hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  12. So much fun! I love the different way you've used these stars! I'm inspired by these two playful and wonderful cards!

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  13. Lovin all of the cute stars Lin!! These make me happy!

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  14. Gorgeous cards. Love the stars on both cards.

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  15. How clever to make a star wreath and love all the stars in the first one.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. Two very lovely cards!! In the first one I love how they appear to be "scattered", and in the second one I love how you added some dimension to the red ones ;)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  17. This is one fantastic array of stars! The colors & patterns are perfect, but the placement simply looks amazing! Great coordinating sentiment too! I love this!

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  18. Oops! I was so taken with the first card I forgot to mention the 2nd one! LOL The star wreath is so pretty and the jingle bells add a touch of festive fun to the overall card!

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  19. love your stars ..the colors are so awesome ...thank you so much for sharing

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  20. What a brilliant idea . . . stars as a wreath! Hazel x

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  21. Fabulous cards, Lin ... the colours on those cascading stars are just wonderful ... and the star wreath ... wow ... brilliant! Anita :)

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  22. Totally awesome! I like both your card Lin. They are such an inspiration for me.
    Tina

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