Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Simon Says........Fantastic Florals


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

Our theme this week is Fantastic Florals, and we're playing with beautiful Altenew products!

I chose a favorite Altenew multi-step stamp set  and some of the newer Altenew ink colors.

SSS Feb 15

supplies: white cardstock, Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, Altenew Rose Petal and Green Fields inks, sentiment from Simon's Friendship Blooms, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Taylored Expressions Garden Party embossing folder, swiped with Rose Quartz ink

The flowers and large leaves are multi-step stamped, but the tiny sprigs are outline only, so I smooshed some of the inks onto an acrylic block, and then used a wet paintbrush to transfer the color to those small images.  And after embossing my background panel, I lightly swiped the lightest rose ink over it to bring out the details even more. 

I used another of my favorite Altenew multi-step stamp sets for my 2nd card:

SSS Feb15

supplies: white cardstock base, watercolor paper, Altenew Painted Flowers and Painted Greetings, Altenew Sea Shore and Shades of Purple ink sets, VersaFine Onyx Black, Nuvo Crushed Grape and Caribbean Ocean crystal drops, scalloped rectangle die from Blueprints 20

This one started with a scalloped rectangle piece of watercolor paper.  Then I smooshed the 3rd color of each ink set onto a piece of acetate, sprayed with water, and then smooshed the acetate onto the paper, doing each color separately.  Separately I stamped the painted flowers and fussy-cut them out and arranged them onto my background, adding my sentiment and some Nuvo drops.

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!


  1. They are both beautiful, the first one is so pretty and i love the colours on the second one xx

  2. Gorgeous cards Lin, both are so pretty. I love the embossing on the first one , it looks quite vintage and I can almost smell those roses, and the 2nd one is very lovely, the colours and background are fabulous :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Two amazing cards, Lin!! Each one of them is made with such love and passion....Well done, big sis! I am swooning over the watercolor background with the Painted Flowers!

  4. Oh, my word, your first card is off-the-chart so beautiful! I came to your website to see how you made your lovely card on SSS Wed. Challenge. I'm glad I stopped by.

  5. Oh wow! Two gorgeous cards, Lin! I love the border in the first one, and the splashes of color in the second :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. STUNNNING!!! Your first card is spectacular Lin and I always love seeing what your do with the painted roses set. You've inspired me to get mine out again!!

  7. Two beauties, Lin, but I especially love the layered flowers over the embossed frame!!

  8. Two stunners - I especially love the watercolor splotches beneath those gorgeous Painted Flowers!

  9. Lin, these are gorgeous, and I love the beautiful colors of your first one with the gorgeous embossing folder! Stunning! And I always love one of my favorite sets from Altenew that you make fresh with each card. Love the colors and your beautiful watercolor wash! Hugs! xoxo

  10. Lin, I could never pick which one of these I like best - both are so creative and just beautiful to look at!!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration with your talent!! Hugs

  11. totally awesome cards Lin. You inspire me

  12. Both are lovely cards Lin. love those new shades of ink.

  13. gorgeous cards Lin!! I have the Painted Flowers set and love them.

  14. love the contrast of the colors.


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