Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Simon Says.........Photo Inspiration


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

This week Jenn has made us a photo inspiration to work from!  You can do something for Halloween or for fall, however this moves you:

The Design Team are using Simon exclusive products this week.  The changing of the leaves is one of my favorite delights about the season, and both my cards this week reflect that.   The picture in the upper right rang true with me; my family always took a drive each fall, packed a picnic, and got outside for a long walk in the woods to enjoy the crisp air, crunchy leaves, and gorgeous colors.

supplies: ivory cardstock, cherry wood veneer, Simon's Nutty Over You and sentiment from (retired) Autumn Blessings clear stamp sets, various fall ink colors, wood heart, twine, Christmas Red stickles, adhesive foam squares

I used a circle die to draw a light circle on my cardstock, then stamped the leafy branch all the way around it.  After erasing my pencil lines, I filled in with other elements from the Nutty set, and then fussy-cut my wreath out.  Before popping it above my card base, I added a twine bow, a wood heart dipped in red ink, and some Stickle berries.  I thought the wood veneer panel was a nice addition to my background.

Next up, another wreath, this time using die-cuts:

supplies: board design paper, Simon's Stitched Maple Trio and Christmas Blessings dies, mini distress inks, applied with round ink blending tools, adhesive foam squares, twine, enamel dot

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you make for us this week!  As always we have a $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, the wreaths are fabulous, these have your name written all over them ;-) LOVE them :-)

Lols x x x

Virginia L. said...

Wow, TWO gorgeous wreath cards, Lin! I am especially amazed by the first is beautiful. The stamping and fussy cutting make the wreath a stand-out! The inking of the leaves on the 2nd card is superb! Very inspiring, work, Lin!

Pam Sparks said...

Love your fabulous wreathes Lin! So creative with stamps and dies!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two amazing fall wreaths, Lin! Especially love the delicacy of the wreath and card 1 and the yummy stitched leaves on card 2!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards, Cathy x

Teresa Kline said...

hi lin! this is stunning, I luv how you have stamped the wreath, just gorgeous! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Cindy C. said...

Both so gorgeous, I love first a tiny bit more though!! :)

Dawn T said...

Lin ... please ignore my previous comment... where I called you Gayatri!!!! I had both yours and her cards open in tabs and mixed up my names!!! (insert embarrassed giggle!) So both your cards are stunningly beautiful 😚

Heather said...

Such lovely wreaths Lin, beautiful colours, especially the backbround die-cute one!!!

Heather xx
Happy with my computer colouring!! (hopefully!!)

Varada said...

Your fussy cutting skills are out of this world, Lin!! Love both the cards ...

Stephanie said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! I think leaf wreaths are so perfect for Fall. :)

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Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous cards them all!

Cat Craig said...

Lin your wreaths are fabulous. Love that you made one your header.