Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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

Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog!

Since it's the end of the month, it's our traditional "Anything Goes" this week; the design team are playing with Lawn Fawn products, and if you have any, we'd love to see you use them, too.  

It has been so hot here that I am pining for the coolness of fall, so I pulled out some favorite Lawn Fawn dies and here's my card for this week:

supplies: ivory and dark chocolate cardstock, vellum, Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die, lots of distress inks in fall colors, Lawn Fawn Scripty Hugs die, Winnie & Walter Big, Bold Seasons sentiment, embossed in white, Simon's Stitched Rectangles die, foam squares

To make my card, I die-cut 6 maple leaves and set them aside.  Then I used the negative image of that leaf to "stencil" it across my card front using distress inks.   I also used watered-down distress inks to splatter some of the same colors on my card.  Then I sponged color on my die-cut leaves.  These were affixed to a vellum stitched rectangle panel, along with my sentiments, and then that vellum panel was lifted above my card base with foam squares.

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!

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Cat Craig said...

OH MY GOSH, this is so lovely Lin. It might just be cased! Definitely pinned. This is in my top ten favorites of all your cards over the last 4 years, and you make gorgeous stuff!

Barb said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Lin! Love your beautiful leaves and especially love the splatters! ♥

Stephanie said...

Ahhhh, fall is my FAVORITE! You nailed the feel of the season with these colors :)

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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your stenciled leaf background, Lin! So perfect behind as the die cut leaves!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Lin - love those colours and the dimension and texture you have added

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lin, the background is fabulous and i love the colours and blending on the leaves, perfect! the vellum is a perfect finishing touch too, very pretty :-)

Lols x x x

Dawn T said...

Beautiful Lin. Great idea to use the negative as a stencil. The colours are great and love the way you added it to the vellum rectangle.

Becca Cruger said...

My gooooodness! This card is TOTALLY drool-worthy. Definitely Pinning this! I love the splattery background and somehow that vellum overlay is the perfect way to separate the leaves from the foreground to the background. GORGEOUS!

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Lin,
This is just gorgeous with so many fabulous details! I absolutely love the stenciled background and the vellum is perfect choice for layering.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful background with your homemade stencil, and LOVE those fall leaves! It's time to start thinking about fall cards, I guess. Such a lovely time of year. Your cards are all so beautiful and artfully created. I'm so glad I stopped by!

Greta said...

I keep starting to buy those leaf dies, but so far haven't! You're making it very hard, Lin--just love the look of your card & the vellum panel is a fabulous element!

Patti said...

This is just lovely! I love those leaves!


Tee said...

Beautiful fall colors! Gorgeous card!

Alexandra said...

I find your card just awesome ! I love the colors, the use of vellum, everything !