Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Simon Says........Make for the Border!


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

Our theme this week is "Make for the Border"!  You can interpret that any way you'd like - I'll bet we'll have some fun and unique entries this week!  The Design Team are working with Memory Box products.  If you have any of their products, we'd love to see you using them, too!

When I hear "border", I think garden border, so I made you a card full of delphiniums.  They come in the most luscious blues and purples, even some pinks and whites, and because they can get to 6' or so, they put on a real show in a garden!  I used some coordinating stencils to make my border.

supplies: white and purple cardstock, Memory Box Garden Stencils, Delphinium and Stems, Spectrum Aqua markers (wildflower, heather, peacock blue, and moss), Simon's Stitched Rectangle die, happy die, adhesive foam, Hero Arts birthday sentiment

First I cut my stitched rectangle, then used my stencils with markers to make my delphinium border, moving them around to get a good full panel of them.  Then I die-cut the big happy from my panel, and cut it a 2nd time from adhesive foam, and put the stamped one on top.   I stamped my birthday sentiment, and then fit in my die-cut in it's place, framed the whole panel, and affixed it to my card base.

For my 2nd card, I used a flower die and made a border strip this time:

supplies: white, black, and Audrey Blue cardstock, Memory Box Hibiscus Flower die, DieNamics Layered Leaves die, distress inks to sponge, Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine embossing folder, Simon Sunshine die, hello from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and the Happy, sequins to match flowers.

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  We have 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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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, both of them are so pretty but I do especially like the delphiniums, the shades of blues/purples are my faves and the die cut happy looks awesome! :-)

Lols x x x

Stephanie said...

What gorgeous designs, Lin! I love both, but the stenciling over the word "happy" is particularly cool & appealing to me :)

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Barb said...

I love the colors on your first card, Lin! I still have yet to try that "hidden sentiment" technique - always love the look! And your second card is gorgeous too! Beautiful embossed background! Looks fab with your pretty flowers! Thanks for entering it into the SSS Flickr Challenge! ♥

Virginia L. said...

Love how you combined the sentiment and flowers on the first one! The 2nd card is pure happiness! Love them both, Lin!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Such great floral cards! I love the blue and purple colors in the first one, and the arrangement of the second is classic!

Lisa Elton said...

Another pair of beautiful floral cards Lin!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What fabulous cards, and gardens, Lin - love paper gardens as they don't need weeding :-), your colours are beautiful

Unknown said...

These are two gorgeous cards Lin ! I especially love the colors of the first one and the happy die cut among the flowers. But the second card has nothing to envy to the first one, the flowers look so real ! Thanks for sharing ! Izzy Scrap

Susi said...

I have never seen these stencils used so beautifully, Lin - a fabulous "border" of Delphiniums and wonderfully arranged diecut sentiment!

Cat Craig said...

Such pretty cards Lin! Love them both, excellent samples of borders.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous floral cards, Lin - especially love the delphiniums!!

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Lin, that border of fabulous blooms is gorgeous enough ... then there are those delphinium ... wow ... so stunning with the camouflaged die cut sentiment ... simply delicious ... I love it! Anita :)