Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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


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

This is your favorite week of the month - you can make anything you like! The team is using Carabelle Studio products this week, and if you have any, we'd love to see your creations, too, but that isn't necessary to play along.

If you're like me, you've had enough of winter, so I chose a big tropical leaf stencil and made a card that makes me feel warm and relaxed.

supplies: white cardstock, Carabelle Architecture de feuilles  stencil, twisted citron, mowed lawn, and lucky clover distress inks, ink blending tool, Winnie & Walter Hello cutaway, stamped sentiment from Hero Arts Hello stamp & cut, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Tammy Tutterow Pinwheel Posies flower dies, My Mind's Eye brad

I started by securing my stencil to a piece of white cardstock, then colored in the leaves using the 3 distress inks.  That panel was then trimmed.  Next I die-cut the big Hello from the panel, along with 4 white ones, and glued them all together.  I stamped the little sentiment and then the stenciled panel was attached to my card base, adding my big hello.  To finish, I made a big Tammy Tutterow flower, holding the 4 layers together with a brad, and attached that to the upper part of the card.  

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see what you create!  We have a  $50.00 gift voucher


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


Karen B. said...

The large flower is gorgeous!

Tracy Freeman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The colours are perfect and that flower looks amazing.
Sending hugs x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lin, the background is fabulous and I love the 3D flower and die cut 'hello' the whole design is so pretty :-)

Lols x x x

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! LOVE!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous layered flower, Lin, and I love the background too!

Lisa Elton said...

WOW, so PRETTY Lin!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Lin this is one of the best examples I have ever seen of the hidden script technique - love it, and that big flowers is a stunner

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Lin, I really LOVE the hidden script too, and I almost missed it looking at the beautiful leaves you've sponged. But that's what I like about the "hidden" script...its subtlety. Beautifully finished off with the gorgeous flower, and I LOVE the brad...beautiful one! Hugs, and keep warm...spring will be here...soon! xoxo

Jo Nevill said...

So beautiful. I love your amazing flower and your amazing sentiment ! x

Dot J Freel said...

This could be my favorite of all the designers today! Just beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Stunning work, Lin! I'm all for the tropical route too! Love the big flower!!

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Cat Craig said...

I love that technique and your flower is Fab!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this fresh feeling and wonderfully done mf

xx Karen