Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Simon Says.........Totally Resistable


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

This week, our theme is "Totally Resistable" - use some kind of a resist technique for your creation.  We are showcasing Impression Obsession products.

I bought this stamp set just for the sentiment I used......Autumn Leaves is a song that is dear to me, not only because of this season that I love, but because it's the theme song for our Bluecoats drum and bugle corps.  

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supplies: vellum, pearly metallic copper cardstock, Impression Obsession Autumn Leaves, Ranger Super Fine Detail Copper embossing powder, board background made using Hero Arts Woodgrain background, Martha Stewart scoring board, and distress inks, Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle dies, adhesive foam squares

I had made this board background some time back and never used it, but I liked how the copper embossing looked against this color.  To make this background, I stamped the woodgrain stamp in a dark brown ink on white cardstock.  Next I turned the panel over and scored lines to make the planking.  And finally, I used a mix of blues, greens, and browns distress inks to shade over the woodgrain.  The leaves were then embossed in copper over that.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment on vellum, framed it in copper cardstock, and popped it above my card base.  The little leaf was also fussy-cut and popped above its panel.

I used that same sentiment, mixed with some Simon leaf dies, for my next card:

SSS Oct12

supplies: kraft card base, white cardstock, Impression Obsession Autumn Leaves, Simon clear embossing powder, Simon Stitched Maple Trio dies, distress inks, Stampendous Aged Scarlet embossing enamel, sequins in fall colors

After stamping and clear heat embossing the sentiment, I trimmed my panel and then die-cut the leaves in a cascading design.  They were sponged with various distress inks.  Next I sponged the background using fossilized amber and carved pumpkin inks and used the negative of the die to stencil more leaves along the diagonal.  Then I reinserted the leaves, popping up 4 of them (1 of which was embossed in an enamel), and adding some matching 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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  1. Ah, Lin! These cards are especially remarkable and say it all for FALL! Fall is not my favorite time of year (tropical gal, here), but these cards touch my heart and send such warm and cozy fall feelings. I guess that you no longer head south for the colder weather? Wishing you the very best as the seasons change and thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  2. So pretty Lin, love your mix of green and gold, beautiful

    Jo x

  3. Gorgeous cards Lin, both of them are fabulous! the sentiment is lovely and the backgrounds are beautiful :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Such beautiful cards as always Lin - love those falling leaves dies - must remember to add them to my cart (been saying that since last year, lol)!!
    Caryn xxx

  5. Oh, Lin! Two absolutely stunning cards with gorgeous, rich fall colors! Wow, I love them both, and they are each so different! I love the copper embossing on the green and vellum! So striking! And your second card is beautiful as you have the leaves falling down over your glorious watercolor wash! Stunning! Love them both! Hugs, sweet friend, and I love your seasonal banner!

  6. Both cards are simply spectacular! I especially like the first one because that background color with the copper is really neat!
    TFS! ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

  7. Stunning cards!! Love the sentiment!! That copper embossing is just lovely and perfect for the season!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Lovely autumn cards Lin! I used to use copper embossing all the time, your's is fabulous!!

  9. What awesome cards - love the top one - it has a depth to it that is amazing

  10. Amazing Lin. Such beautiful resist.

  11. Two gorgeous cards Lin ! What a beautiful effect the copper embossing ! But my favorite one is the vibrant and bright colors of your leaves on the second card ! Thanks for sharing.
    Izzy Scrap

  12. Lovely cards, Lin--the first one is a stunner!

  13. hi lin! these are both gorgeous...luv those leaves you have been using lately! have a super week!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  14. What a fabulous sentiment Lin. Its perfect for those lovely leafy fall cards.


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