Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Simon Says.........Tie it Up!

Happy July!  It's Wednesday, too, and that means a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog!

Our theme this week is "Tie it Up!"  Use ribbon or twine or anything else you can think of along that vein.  The design team are using Paper Smooches products this week.

supplies: Paper Smooches Lovely Thoughts, 2 shades each of peach, pink, yellow, and green inks, lemongrass satin ribbon, green enamel dot

Aren't these roses lovely?  They look like stained glass with their thick black outlines!  This is a multi-stamping set, so coloring them is so easy!   

For my next card I was influenced by this sweet card by Lucy.  I used some small elements from another Paper Smooches set, and stamped a background, then broke it up, adding some stitching and a die-cut sentiment.

supplies: Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds, Simon's Cotton Candy and Melon inks, along with Hero Arts Butter Bar and Bubble Gum inks, Paper Smooches Birthday Word die, pink cardstock, Paper Smooches Dots die, Doodlebug Bumblebee twine, an enamel heart, Hero Arts Zinnia Bloom, colored with markers

I used the dot die on either side of the panel where I wanted my sentiment to be, then threaded my twine and sewed using the dots as my guide.  The daisy was not originally planned for this card, but it was sitting on my desk, and I liked it paired with the little flowers.

Now it's your turn!  Our sweet generous Heidi has yet again provided another $50.00 gift voucher

to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!

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Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards Lin!! Love the stitching on the 2nd one! Very cute!!


Jingle said...

These are great, Lin! I love that first one! The roses look great!

Becca Cruger said...

Ermagerhd... that "stitching" that you did with the twine in the second card caught my full attention. Such an interesting design element! You always did know how to show off a good bow!

Virginia L. said...

You went all out with this challenge, Lin!! Love the bouquet of flowers. The added ribbons are so lovely! AND wow, for that stitched details on the 2nd card! GREAT inspiration!

Barb said...

Love them both, Lin! So fun to see a big, silky, beautiful bow on a card again! ♥

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both of them are absolute stunners! WOW!!! :-)

Lols x x x

Cat Craig said...

Fab bows Lin.

Heather said...

Both fabulous cards Lin, I love the beautiful bow with the stunning flowers and super stitching on the second with pretty papers!!

Heather xx

Stephanie said...

Stunning cards!! I really love the color variation of the petals on the first one to make them even more life like :)

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Teresa Kline said...

Lin, these are both so pretty, always luv your work! hope you have a fun weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lisa Elton said...

A lovely pair of floral cards Lin!! Love your pretty green bow on the first one!!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful bow on a pretty card, Lin! Love both your card.

debby4000 said...

Love them both, beautiful bow on the first one and brilliant stitching on the second.