Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Simon Says........Favorite Technique/Product

Happy Wednesday!  We have a new challenge for you at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog!

This week we want you to choose your favorite technique or product and show us what you like to do with it!  My teamies and I are all using products from Ranger this week. 

Right now I'd say I'm really enjoying using stencils and I usually pair them with distress inks, as they blend so effortlessly.  Stencils are inexpensive, so you can buy lots of them, and they allow you to use more than 1 color of ink at the same time so easily, especially when you use the mini blending tool!  So I made a cool-toned and a warm-toned card with stencilled backgrounds  and distress inks today:

supplies: Simon's Medium Dot stencil, tumbled glass, cracked pistachio, and peacock feathers distress ink, Mni Round ink blending tool, Doodlebug swimming pool plaid washi tape, Prima Resist Canvas flowers, brads in their centers, Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello die and stamp set, Audrey Blue cardstock

Using my mini blending tool and 3 colors of distress ink, I colored the dots through the stencil, then trimmed my panel and added it, along with a strip of washi tape, to my card front.  I wanted something a little different than my usual stamped flowers, so I unearthed these (I'm sorry, they're now out of stock) resist canvas flowers, and used the same 3 inks to color them, then centered each with brads and popped them above the card for dimension.  My sentiment is a beautiful die from Wplus9.

supplies: Hero Arts Tweed Pattern stencil, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed distress inks, Mini Round Ink blending tool, Ranger Texture Paste, Impression Obsession Hollyhock dies, summery shades of cardstock, sentiment from Paper Smooches Summer Groves, May Arts natural twine, Green Apple card base

I did the same thing with this Tweed stencil, using my favorite summery distress ink colors.  I then added some texture paste on top.  When that was dry, I smooshed some marmalade distress ink on my acrylic block, spritzed it with water, and soaked a fine paint brush in the color, then splattered on some droplets across the whole panel.  I added my hollyhocks one sprig at a time, securing them only at the bottom, then popped my sentiment above them as a kind of planter, and finished with a double twine bow.

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Barb said...

Both cards are stunning, Lin! I haven't played with those canvas resist flowers in so long - love them! And the colors on your second card are GORGEOUS! ♥

Jingle said...

Very pretty cards, Lin!

Virginia L. said...

Well done, big sis! I love the stenciled background on both cards! The stencil pasted colorful one is so awesome! Love the flower box design with the sentiment!! So creative!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) the stencilled backgrounds and flowers, on both, are beautiful! :-)

Lols x x x

LauraJane:) said...

I'm digging the ease of stencils too! LOVE how you partially colored the chevrons and splatted on the second card:)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards, Lin! I love seeing flowers this time of year! Such a pretty blend of colors too :)

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Lisa Elton said...

There is some serious prettiness going on here today Lin!! Love both of these cards!

Dawn T said...

totally awesome cards Lin. Great use of distress and stencils. A favourite of mine too! And my new distress mini's arrived today!

Sharon Underwood said...

I love both cards! Very creative. Aren't stencils fun? My favorite is the dots, although I love the flowers on the other one. Great colors!

Cindy C. said...

Both cards really beautiful Lin!

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous cards Lin!! Amazing designs!! So pretty!!


Teresa Kline said...

eeeecckkkk Lin, I soooo luv those aqua polka dots...I mean kinda card....super cute flowers too!

hope you have a wonderful week!

sparkle & shine *~*

Ruth G said...

So very lovely! The cool colors are wonderful with the stenciled background dots and scripted flowers and the herringbone background is awesome with the texture paste on top! TFS!

Libby said...

Perfect color combo and embossed background to support and provide focus to the hollyhocks. I have never seen them on a card, but the die-cuts were so clear that I easily recognized them. This is such a nice piece.