Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

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


Our theme this week is the ever-popular Anything Goes and my teamies and I are showcasing Wplus9 products.  Today I have a delicate pastel card and one that is much bolder in color.

When I found out we were highlighting Wplus9, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this lovely cover die:

supplies: white and Green Apple card stock, Echo Park Dots & Stripes Gingham dp, Wplus9 Tossed Floral Background cover die and flowers and leaves from You = Kind stamp set, Simon's Expressions for You stamp and die set and Stitched Circle die

This die-cut has the loveliest details - see the little tulips and forget-me-not clusters?  And I added these 5-petal flowers stamped in purples because there were similar flowers in the cover die also.

As much as I love all of Dawn's beautiful flowers, I still have a soft spot in my heart for her Quilt Prints stamp set from 2010.  I have used it many times, but never in patriotic colors, and since the 4th of July is coming up, that's what I decided to do this time.  We all have picnics on the 4th, so here's a picnic quilt for the occasion!

supplies: white, Simon's Navy and Schoolhouse Red card stock, Wplus9's Quilt Prints stamp set, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday sentiment, Hero Arts Red Royal, Navy, and Soft Granite inks, herringbone embossing folder for the "quilting"

I stamped the "stitching" in grey ink, then used the patterned pieces to add red and navy details.  Everything is in the set except the diamond with a heart in it.  As I often like to do, I embossed the stamped panel to give it a dimpled feel before I "bound" it in red.  And I used the same inks to stamp my sentiment banner.  

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 


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


Marge said...

Oh such charming cards, Lin! Love the floral cover die which is so elegant and beautiful. The quilts stamp set is fabulous, too. You have made a beautiful card with it that I wouldn't imagine how to design with.
Have a wonderful day!♡


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) the floral die cut background on the first one is fabulous, so pretty and the purple and green together are stunning!
Love your quilt card too! I had to go and have a look at the stamp set to work out how you made it, I had thought you had paper pieced all of the blue and red bits ;-)
Lols x x x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fabulous cards, Lin! Just love the floral coverplate with the circle sentiment & colored flower clusters! Your patriotic quilt looks amazing!!

Tracy Freeman said...

Gorgeous Lin. That second one is truly beautiful and I love the flowers on the first one xx

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Lin!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous pair of cards Lin, and I love your use of colour in the floral card.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, I absolutely ADORE the purple one and the quilt one of course warms my needle work teacher heart! Hugs!

ankitag612 said...

Such lovely cards Lin! I love how you have used the cover dies in both of them and achieved layering with bright patterned papers. Particularly love the 4th of July card. It looks like a real quilt! Have a beautiful day. xx Ankita

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the mix of dies and stamps! So pretty.

Lucille K said...

Beautiful cover die, looks so pretty with the flower stamps :)

Marlena M. said...

Both cards are amazing Lin! Love the texture in your quilt card~

Kim Hamilton said...

These are both gorgeous Lin! I love the color choices and that quilt effect is fabulous!

debby4000 said...

Love both of your fabulous cards but do love your cards using the quilt.