Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Simon Says........Anything Goes!


It's the last Wednesday of the month, and that means an Anything Goes Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog!

The Design Team are using products from Altenew, one of my favorite companies!  So I chose one of their beautiful multi-step stamp sets and made some red roses for a Christmas card, and added a few snowflakes for sparkle:

supplies: white cardstock, white glitter cardstock, design paper from Lawn Fawn Let's Polka pad, Altenew Vintage Roses, Hero Arts inks: Pale Tomato, Punch, Red Royal, Raspberry Jam, Green Hills, Grass, and Forever Green, Simon Holiday Frame die, snowflake die from Wplus9 Seasonal Sentiments

These multi-step stamps may seem a little daunting at first, but as anything else, a little practice makes perfect.  I love the detail that's achieved with them!

And here's one more card, using another of my favorite Altenew stamp sets, Painted Flowers, to make a pastel, shimmery wreath:

supplies: White and platinum foil cardstock, Altenew Painted Flowers, colored with spun sugar and bundled sage distress inks, VersaMark and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Wplus9 Hand Lettered Holiday die, Simon Stitched Rectangle die, sequins

And a second shot to show you the shimmer of the embossing and the foil:

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher

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

Simon Says Stamp

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! 


Jingle said...

These are both very pretty! I really like the pink and silver!

Barb said...

Love them both, Lin but I'm swooning over your second card! Sooooo soft and pretty! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! ♥

Becca Cruger said...

How is it that everything you do makes me want to squeal in giddy delight! Your cards are such a breath of fresh air and I particularly like the first card with it's bright coral flowers - it's not what you'd think of as a Christmas card, but it sure seems to fit the merry bill.

Cat Craig said...

Lin both cards are lovely and have your perfect design touch. Beauties.

Stephanie said...

A trio of beauty, Lin! I love how you enhanced all three with either glittery snowflakes, embossing, or sequins!

Simon Says Stamp!

Heather said...

All fabulous cards Lin, the last one blows me away - such soft & gentle with pretty colours and with silver highlighted !!

Heather xx

Lisa Elton said...

You DO make the prettiest floral cards Lin!! They make me smile every time I see one!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Oh Lin,

these are so sweet and lovely. You have a gift to bring together these delicate blossoms for a festive theme. I love the oh so soft card the best.

Dawn T said...

Just love these two Lin. The depth on your roses is stunning. Happy thanksgiving.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what glorious cards Lin - both of them are stunning, but the pink one in particular takes my heart.

Ruth G said...

Lovely cards! I love the layered roses on the Christmas card - such a wonderful look! The pink roses are so soft and amazing with the gold! Thanks so much for sharing!

Teresa Kline said...

so pretty Lin! nobody does flowers like YOU!

hope you have a super weekend!

sparkle & shine, kindness! *~*

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, both of them are absolutely stunning! WOW!!

Lols x x x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lin, gasp! These are both gorgeous, and I just love both of these stamps! You've really used beautiful colors for the first card, and I love the soft colors for the second one! Stunning! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs!

Migdalia said...

Stunning & Beautiful cards!! I love the card with the pastel colors.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! Just love the roses with the holiday frame and the joy cards are wonderful!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both so lovely, Lin! I particularly love the joy card, it's stunning!

Greta said...

Love your winter blog header, Lin! Gorgeous cards--never thought to use flowers with the frame die--gotta try that!

Mimi said...

This is a really sweet, beautiful card. I really like the vintage-y farmhouse kitchen colors you used. (Well, that's how I categorized the colors in my mind!) :)

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful cards Lin! Those vintage roses are amazing~I love that you used them on a Christmas card. Fantastic shimmer on your second~