Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Simon Says............Thinking of You


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

Our theme this time is "Thinking of You"; the design team are playing with Memory Box products.  We'd love to see you using your Memory Box products, but it's not a requirement to enter the challenge.

Here's my first card, using this sweet little lacy butterfly duo:

supplies: white and pool card stock, design papers from Pebbles Garden Party (floral, pink grid, and aqua gingham), Memory Box Calais Butterflies, Simon Expressions for You die and stamp set and Stitched Rectangle die, pink and aqua pearls

I first cut out my stitched rectangle, then die-cut the butterfly duo twice from that, and inlaid the butterflies back in.  I purposely cut the butterflies to hang out over the stitched panel just a bit.  Separately I die-cut the butterflies again from design papers, and separated out the larger butterfly to pop above my card surface.

Next, a card with flowers and an embossed doily:

supplies: white, Simon's Green Leaf, Doodlebug Cupcake cardstock, pink plaid from Doodlebug Gingham/Linen Rainbow petite prints pad, Memory Box Bella Bouquet, Sizzix/Tim Holtz Doily embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 20 scalloped rectangle die, and (retired) bow die from their Spring Wreath die set, (retired) The Craft's Meow sentiment from Potted Garden, adhesive foam squares

A hint about mixing stamping and dry-embossing - stamp first, then emboss over that - as you can see, the embossing doesn't mar the sentiment done this way, but it would be almost impossible to get a good impression if you tried to stamp over an embossed surface.....

Now it's your turn!  Heidi has provided another $50.00 gift voucher


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Tracy Freeman said...

As always two gorgeous cards Lin. The butterflies are gorgeous ! X

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

That floral background paper is the best, Lin. It is so pretty with your soft, stitched butterflies. And your second card is amazing too. Both are so pretty!

Lorraine A said...

Very pretty cards Lin :-) the floral paper and butterflies are so beautiful and I love the bouquet with the doily too, both are gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x

Lisa Elton said...

These are both feminine and ever so pretty Lin!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Lin - just love the inlaid & floating butterflies on card 1 & the doily with bouquet on card 2!!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Lin! I love the inlaid butterflies in the first and the sweet little gingham bow to polish off the second : )

Simon Says Stamp!

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Lin - love the butterfly one in particular - great use of the die cutting the way you have cut off the edge of the rectangle!!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards, love them both.

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful colorful cards Lin. Love them both.