Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Simon Says..........Add a Little Texture

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It's Wednesday, and that means another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog!




We're asking you to put some TEXTURE  into your creations this week.   The design team are all using exclusive Simon Says Stamp products.  Here's my first card, using an embossing strip for some texture.

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supplies: roses and leaves from Simon's Best Mom Ever stamp set, Simon's small Hello die, Simon's  Moonshine sequins, Paper Smooches dot die, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy embossing strip, Doodlebug lilac and limeade dot/grid cardstock

I cut a white cardstock panel and embossed the strip pattern, then die-cut the dots on either side of it.  I white embossed and fussy cut the flowers and leaves on printed cardstock, arranged them, and then added my die-cut sentiment and some sequins.  The panel was then affixed to a lilac cardstock, and then to my card base.  For a little added dimension, the center of the biggest flower was stamped a second time and popped above the flower.

For my second card I used a stencil and some texture paste to add my texture, and my new favorite ink from Simon, Hydrangea - it is a wonderful bluish purple!

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supplies: Surf Blue card base, Simon's Friendly Flowers and Summer Garden stamp sets, Medium Dots stencil,  Hydrangea, Green Apple, and Audrey Blue ink, texture paste

I first stamped my flower and sentiment, then attached the dot stencil and applied some texture paste around them.  When the paste had dried, I colored it with some Audrey Blue ink, pouncing it on with the stencil in place.  I also stamped an extra flower and fussy-cut it, then popped it above the surface.  
Not it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store for one lucky random winner of our challenge!

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20 comments:

  1. I love the strip on the first one it looks so deep, and the second one is equally as gorgeous, huggles Pops x

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  2. Gorgeous cards, Lin! So soft and beautiful! Love how you added the texture on both! ♥

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  3. Beautiful cards Lin :-) both are so pretty ! lovely colours and details, I can almost smell those flowers :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Love the texture on both of these -- the embossing strip surrounded by the dots is especially pretty!

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  5. Both beautiful cards Lin, a lovely design and pretty colours for the gorgeous flowers and fantastic great dots with a fabulous colour and beautiful flower!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  6. Oh my goodness Lin you've done it again! Both cards are stunning, so elegant and pretty. I love them both and am going to scroll back up for another look lol
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  7. Oh, how pretty, Lin! Love everything about these, especially that color combo on the second!!!

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  8. They are both so so gorgeous, Lin! Love the white embossed flowers!

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  9. Fabulous cards Lin. Great samples to inspire us.

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  10. Gorgeous, Lin!! Love the purple palette on both :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. I just adore the details and colors of the first card! Gorgeous dies, embossing and flowers! The soft look of polka dots on the 2nd just warms the soul too! Beautiful pair of cards!

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  12. Both of your cards are stunning Lin, love the fresh look of them x

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  13. Both cards are simply beautiful Lin! Wonderful designs!

    hugs...

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  14. wow, these are so pretty, love the texture you added.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!