Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Simon Says....... Floral Frenzy

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


Our challenge this week is "Floral Frenzy" and the team is showcasing Altenew goodies - Altenew has become my go-to company for beautiful flowers in both stamps and dies!  So I made one card using primarily dies, and another with stamps.

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supplies: white and black card stock, Altenew Rose Flurries and Creative Edges Lace dies and sentiment from Sewn with Love, pink and green paint chips, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder

I cut my flowers and leaves, assembled them, then moved them around on a white card panel until I liked the arrangement.  I then took a picture of it before I started attaching everything to my panel, referring back to the picture for placement.  I didn't save much room for a sentiment, but this teensy one fit in nicely!

Here's a card that is made from a color-layering stamp set and its matching dies.


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supplies: white card stock, Altenew Flower Arrangement stamps and matching dies, Altenew Tea Party, Warm & Cozy, Sweet Dreams and Tropical Forest mini ink sets and Warm Sunshine for flower centers, aqua pearls

When I found out that we'd be highlighting Altenew this week, I was delighted to be able to pick out a new stamp set, but since there are so many that I would love to have, it was a difficult decision; I decided on this one because it had 2 great large sentiments included with the lovely layered flowers and leaves.  For that same reason I also chose the matching die-set also, mainly for those sentiments.

Now it's your turn!  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!

15 comments:

  1. Two stunning cards Lin.
    That first one is wow !! X

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  2. Gorgeous cards Lin! both are absolutely STUNNING!!! I love the die cut roses, how beautiful are they! and your stamped ones are so pretty too, Very very lovely :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Wow wow wow! Love your floral arrangement on both cards! You are telling Spring to hurry up!! :) It's always a delight to see your creations, Lin! It's so fun to be alongside with you on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge team! Thank you!

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  4. GOregeous arrangements on both cards. I have both those sets and its definitely time to play with them.

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  5. A pair of floral loveliness Lin! I especially like the second one, wonderful colors!

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  6. Totally stunning Lin. Altenew is one of my favourite companies for floral stamps and dies. I was lucky enough to win two vouchers in the past couple of months, so new stamps - one of which is some lovely florals. Can't wait to play along

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  7. Wow I loved the pink rose card using Altenew's die but when I scrolled further and saw the Flower Arrangement card. I can only say double Wow!! I love the colors that you used. Just beautiful.. Altenew has some really beautiful flower stamps and dies! Thanks for inspiration.....

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  8. I too use paint chips, especially the Altenew Fantasy Floral dies. I have a hard time finding the right pinks, especially the darkest pink. May I ask where you get yours? I get mine at Home Depot and Lowe's.

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    1. That's exactly where I got mine, too, Carol. I especially love the really large ones of just 1 color! Sorry, but I couldn't tell you where my pinks came from specifically. But it is nice that the ones with 3, 4, or 5 colors are shaded so nicely!

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  9. Two stunning samples, Lin! Love the layered colors!! WOW!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp

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  10. Two beauties, Lin - especially love the layers of roses with the gorgeous border!!

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  11. What lovely cards Lin, and great use of the paint chips. Love the set you chose to work with!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Wow! Both are gorgeous! I had not seen those rose Dies. LOVE!! Love the colors on the second. Wonderful cards!

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  13. Beautiful! Your first card looks like a puzzle that you carefully put together!

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  14. These are both gorgeous, Lin. I especially love the first one though with the softness you've achieved by using that lace edge. Beautiful work as always!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!