Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Simon Says.........Make it Girlie

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It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Our challenge this week is "Make it Girlie", and my teammates and I are using Hero Arts products.  I made 2 very different cards today:

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supplies: cream, kraft, and 2 Doodlebug pinks cardstock, Hero Arts Classic Tea Rose, picked raspberry and mowed lawn distress markers, Molotow masking fluid, Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers dies, Old Letter Writing, tea dye distress ink, Hello Stamp & Cut die, Heart Accent Pearl, natural twine, lace

I inked the flower stamp using distress markers, then stamped it onto a panel and lightly brushed it with a damp brush to spread the color out.  After it was dry, I used masking fluid to cover the flower before overstamping the script background, and sponging on a little more tea dye distress ink around the flower.  The masking fluid was then rubbed off, and I trimmed the panel with a pinpoint die, framed it in a skinny kraft frame, then again in a Doodlebug pink.  Since the challenge this week is "girly", I went all the way and used some old lace trim to frame the panel one more time, then added my triple-cut sentiment, a twine bow and a Hero Arts heart pearl.  

After all the layers and detail on the above card, I wanted to make a much simpler design for my second card.

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supplies: white, periwinkle, and dark aqua cardstock, Bold Floral Stencil, blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, and lucky clover distress inks, Happy Stamp & Cut set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders die, Winnie & Walter Audrey's Cutaways scallopped frame die, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins

For this card I inked directly onto the stencil using distress inks, then spritzed it lightly before "stamping" it onto white card.  I trimmed the panel, adhered it to a periwinkle card base, then added my sentiment and sequins.


Now it's your turn!  I can't wait to see what you make!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store for one lucky random winner of our challenge!


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13 comments:

  1. Love both cards! The first is totally girly, thats for sure, with the pink colors and the lace! I love the hello die, is on my wishlist. Love the second card too. Thanks for explaining how you did it. Want to give it a try. I don't have that much stencils, but I can give it a try with one of them. And now I am off to SSS challenge blog.

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  2. Wow, Lin! Both cards are fabulous. Saw them first over at flickr. That pink and lace is sublime and your blues so calming. Love them both!

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  3. Gorgeous cards Lin, a beautifully flower, scrumptious lace and lovely sentiment and details!!
    A beautifully background with gorgeous colours and lovely details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  4. Fab floral cards, Lin!!!


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. These are both beautiful Lin!! Your first card is marvelous. Love the fancy trim, beautiful bloom and the single pearl!

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  6. Wow Lin, both are beautiful. Love the two different styles.

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  7. what beautiful cards Lin. Both are awesome.

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  8. Fantastic cards for this challenge, Lin. Love the lace on the Rose card, and with the touches of pink, definitely "girlie"!

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  9. Love, especially, the first card, Lin - that flower looks lovely as the focal point!

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  10. These are both lovely cards but the 1st one is very elegant. Good job!

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  11. What beautiful cards Lin - love the lace on the multilayered card, and the blues on the second card are stunning.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Two gorgeous girlie cards, Lin! Just love the lace on card one and the blues on card two!!

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  13. So soft and sweet and girlie!!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!