Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Simon Says..........Thinking of You


Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Our theme this week is "Thinking of You", and my teamies and I are using Hero Arts products this week.  I made 3 cards this week, because Hero Arts is one of my favorite companies.  I've used a variety of their newer and older products:

supplies: Hero Arts DesignBlock Big Post Card, Hello Stamp & Cut, Antique Flowers & Butterflies Stamp & Die-cut set, Heart Accent Pearls, dp from Pink Paislee Sweetness paper pad, aqua seam binding

This big post card stamp is perfect to stamp over shabby-chic design papers like this one, and then you can add stamped or die-cut details to it.  To make it into a card, I traced the shape on a piece of cardstock for the backing, punched a hole at the top of both pieces, and then tied them together to make a unique card.
My second card uses probably my all-time favorite Hero Arts flower stamp, and I love mixing it with text.   I don't think I've ever colored it red before!

supplies: Ivory and red cardstock, Hero Arts Hydrangea, sentiment from Hello Sunshine Daisies, and background is Friend Definition, markers to color flower and leaves

My last card is a much simpler design; this could be a sympathy card:

supplies: Simon's Sea Glass and Audrey Blue cardstock, watercolor paper, Hero Arts Forever cling stamp set, Spectrum Aqua markers, VersaFine onyx black ink, tumbled glass distress ink, watered down for background, Simon's Stitched Rectangle die, aqua pearls for berries

I first inked up my stamp with some Spectrum Aqua markers before stamping it on watercolor paper, then went back in with a damp paint brush to spread the color around just a bit.  After that was dry I wet the rest of my panel and used tumbled glass distress ink as a wash for my background.  Then I stamped the sentiment.

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! 


Lorraine A said...

oh my goodness you have been busy this week :-) the cards and tag are absolutely fabulous! LOVE them all :-)

Lols x x x

Heather said...

Gorgeous creations Lin, super cards and a beautiful tag, a fabulous design with lovely stamps and elements!!

Heather xx

Unknown said...

All three cards are my kind of cards. I just love them. I especially favor the first one.

Lisa Elton said...

A beautiful line up today Lin!! Your red hydrangea is divine!!

Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous tag and cards Lin!! Love the shape of that tag!! So pretty!


Stephanie said...

Wow! 3x the beauty this week! All were just wonderfully planned out :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Cat Craig said...

A bunch of fabulous cards and an adorable tag. Love seeing the HA products. That hydrangea is one of my all time favorites.

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous coloring Lin! hope you have a fabulous weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three beauties, Lin! Just love the tag card though, so feminine!

Dawn T said...

stunning. I really love all of them but my favourite is the tag card. I'll be CASEing it for sure. I can just see it done with some lovely shabby chic Christmas papers I have.

Gayatri said...

Three this time :) Love them all especially the last one is my favourite :) Love your work, Lin!
Gayatri xx

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful! I so love the last one! I have that stamp too, never used it!

Deepti said...

Three unique and stunning creations :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lin, I love every one of these cards! Wow! And what a wonderful postcard tag stamp from Hero Arts (never saw that before). It sure makes a sweet card! And I love one of your all-time favorites - the hydrangea! Me too, and I actually love it lots in red and also love print as a background. Stunning with the embossed and matted sentiment. And finally, your watercolor bird on a branch is gorgeous, and I love the sentiment. I so want to spend more time watercoloring, but I guess it will have to wait for 2016! Thanks for sharing these beauties, my friend! (P. S. I am so behind in commenting and emails - ha!)