Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Simon Says........Clean and Simple

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


This week we're asking for Clean and Simple projects!  The Design Team are all using Hero Arts products, a company near and dear to my heart!  Here's my first card, using products released in January:

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supplies: white and black cardstock and various tone-on-tone design papers, Hero Arts Butterfly & Flower stamp and cut set and Hello stamp and cut set, Simon's stitched rectangle die, Juli's Garden embossing folder, buttons to match flowers

I used an older cling stamp for my next two cards:

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supplies: Hero Arts Large Blossom and Live Life stamps, VersaFine onyx black ink and Hero Arts clear embossing powder, carnation layering paper, spun sugar and squeezed lemonade distress inks, worn lipstick and shabby shutters distress markers

This stamp highlights the negative image, so the background and the details of the flowers and leaves get stamped.  In this case, I used black ink and embossed it in clear, then colored in my details with distress inks and markers.

And another version that I have done previously, but never got to share on my blog, this time stamped on pool cardstock in VersaMark and embossed in white:

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supplies: Hero Arts Large Blossom and Find Joy, pool layering paper, tumbled glass and shabby shutters distress markers, white embossing powder, bias-striped washi tape

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher

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to our fabulous Simon Says Stamp store for one lucky random winner!

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Do you use Instagram?  If you do, we'd love you to add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there, too!

24 comments:

  1. Ok - adding that Blossom stamp to my ever-growing shopping list! Such fantastic card Lin - great work!!

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  2. These are just great! I super lots of love that first card! Awesome colors on the white with great texture, all around!

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  3. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) all of them are so pretty, lovely colours and details :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Beautiful cards Lin, such pretty embossed background and stamp. I love the the Large Blossom image, one of my favourite, a stunning one on black with lovely blending on the flower while the second one is so fresh and elegant!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  5. Your cards are beautiful! The first one really caught my eye!

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  6. Such a delightful selection! Jo x

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  7. All three of your cards are so beautiful!! The first card is just too cute with the buttons. And I absolutely love how you colored in the positive space of the stamped background, so pretty!

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  8. Three beauties!! Love the button flower centers in the first :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Love everyone of these! I have just purchased my Hero Arts Butterfly & Flower stamp!

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  10. Gorgeous cards, Lin & I "need" that embossing folder!

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  11. Yowzas! You sure are a one-woman creating wonderbot! Love what you've done with the floral stamp in the double variations and the button-centered flowers are just awesome!

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  12. You make THE BEST floral cards Lin!! I'm quite smitten with the first one!!

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  13. Lin these are three gorgeous cards, you have totally enabled me!!

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  14. Love, love all your gorgeous cards.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. Wonderful cards Lin. Simply gorgeous.

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  16. OMG Girl WOW!!! Your cards are GORGEOUS!! You really are one super talented stamper!!
    I am totally in love with your flowers and buttons and on your white embossed card it truly makes
    one beautiful presentation WOW!! You totally did 3 outstanding creative jobs. All are breathtaking!!
    YOU so ROCK!!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Especially like the first one...great combo of EF and Flowers. Must get that stitched rectangle die.

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  18. precious card Lin! .hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  19. Wonderful cards! I really love the embossing on the first card and the flower image on the second third is just beautiful!

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  20. All three cards are simply gorgeous! I've always loved that magnolia stamp, thanks for reminding me just how beautiful if can be :)

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  21. really beautiful Lin...well done!

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  22. I love all of these cards, but the first one is so gorgeous..love the flowers. Cx

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  23. Gorgeous cards Lin!! Wonderful designs!

    hugs...

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  24. I totally love your buttoned flowers. The embossed background sets it off just right.

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