Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Simon Says.........Add Some Sparkle

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


This week our theme is "Add Some Sparkle", and the team are playing with Hero Arts products.  I went with blues and snowflakes for both of my cards, using glitter cardstock and sequins for my sparkle.


supplies: white and white glitter cardstock, peacock feathers and broken china distress inks, Hero Arts Paper Layering Snowflakes, Beauty of the Season, and Magical Background, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, Simon's Stitched Rectangle die, moonshine sequins, adhesive foam squares

I cut out a stitched rectangle panel, then sponged it with 2 colors of distress inks.  Next I overstamped the Magical Background, then stamped and embossed my sentiment.  Lastly, I die-cut the snowflakes from the panel, popped them up, and added some sequins for my sparkle.  The panel was then popped above a white glitter cardstock. 

These snowflakes are really fun to play with!  I love the dimension that they add to an otherwise flat card.  There are framing dies for each flake included in the set, so that you can cut them out completely and place them anywhere you'd like, if you prefer.

For my 2nd card, I chose a big snowflake woodblock stamp and used lots of silver for my sparkle.


supplies: dark glimmery blue cardstock, silver glitter cardstock, Dazzling Snowflake, Versamark ink and Ranger super fine detail silver embossing powder, Concord & 9th Take a Bough snowflake die, Simon Merry & Bright die, Hero Arts adhesive crystals

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!

13 comments:

Tracy Freeman said...

I love both of these, the colours are gorgeous!!!
Sending hugs x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, I love the 3D snowflakes, the effect is fabulous and I love the 2nd one too, lovely embossing :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Heidi Stamps said...

The paper layering snowflake is so fun, but I also like the second card. TFS!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Perfect touches of shimmer on each card, Lin! Bravo! :)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Mandy said...

Beautiful cards Lin! They are both so elegant & I absolutely love the dazzling snowflake xxx

Marcia Harper said...

These are both beautiful - love how the snowflakes are 3D❄️

Aileen Ryan said...

Love both cards Lin but that second one is just Wow stunning what a beauty. So intricate.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Lin - love that partially cut snowflake with the sparkle behind!!
Christmas blessings to you and yours
Maxine

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful cards Lin.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lin, I LOVE the beautiful snowflakes and how you've popped them up...love the sequins! And I love the large embossed snowflake...two gorgeous cards! I wish you and your family a very blessed and joyous Christmas, sweet friend! Hugs and love!

Dawn E said...

wow! that "merry" card rocks!!!

Cat Craig said...

Both cards are frosty and lovely and sparklie!

D.Ann C said...

Those snowflakes are fabulous and with that sparkly sheet behind them you can almost feel the chill! Silver snowflake is gorgeous, too!