Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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


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

It's the last week of the month, so that means it's Anything Goes!  My teamies and I are playing with Avery Elle products this week, and if you have anything of their's, we'd love to see you using them too!

I love wreaths, and have had this Banner & Wreath set on my wishlist, so I was thrilled to be able to get it and use it for this challenge.  The little birds that are included were a real plus for me!  I decided to use seasonal colors, as fall has been calling to me these last hot days of August.

supplies: white and Hero Arts Latte cardstock, Avery Elle Banner & Wreath stamps, Memento Markers, VersaFine onyx black and Hero Arts Latte inks,  MFT DieNamics Stitched Mini Scallop die, flower sequins

This set has the perfect sized wreath, and lots and lots of floral sprigs  - I only used one of them, along with the birds and 1 of the sentiments in this set.  There are matching dies, but I enjoyed fussy-cutting these out myself.

My next card was heavily influenced by Dawn W's card:

supplies: Bristol paper, Avery Elle Floral Frame clear stamp set, Spectrum Aqua markers and water, peacock feathers and a bit of twisted citron distress inks for background washes, adhesive foam squares, Simon moonshine sequins

I white embossed my flower sprays, colored them in with a bit of water, and fussy-cut around their inside edges, leaving the corners of each piece intact.  Then I watercolored the outside edges of each panel.  I did the same for the card base before stamping and white embossing the sentiment.  To finish, the panels were popped above the card base, and I sprinkled some sequins.

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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Tomorrow begins a month-long celebration of stamping called STAMPtember, at Simon Says Stamp!  I am right there with you in counting down the hours until the new products will be released!  I'll see you there!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, both are absolutely fabulous! I love the wreath on your first one, so cute with the little bird, and your flower card is stunning! :-)

Lols x x x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beautiful cards, Lin - the bitty birdies are so darling on the wreath card and, wow, what perfect fussy cutting on your floral frame!! I thought for sure it was a die :)

Cat Craig said...

Oh wow, these are beauties Lin. I am literally drooling, cannot pick a favorite.

Helen Gullett said...

Lin, they are gorgeous! I love your designs, and those flowers are so beautiful!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my stars Lin these are so pretty!! In fact, I think they are some new faves from you!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Lin - love the top one in particular

Susi said...

These are both gorgeously created floral cards, Lin.

Migdalia said...

Beautiful cards!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards, Lin! Love the bright pops of colors! :)

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Unknown said...

WOW Lin, two other fabulous cards ! Very different but so delicious each of them ! Those two birds are so cute ! And your second card is so fresh with those colors ! Thanks for sharing ! Izzy Scrap

Melissa L. said...

These are beautiful, Lin. I especially love the second one!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are truly beautiful, Lin! I love the colors of the one with the clear panel! Scrumptious!

Karen Dunbrook said...

great cards...I am partial to the blue one lol....wonderful work are so talented.