Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Simon Says........Distress It!

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


Our theme this week is Distress It! and my teammates and I are showcasing Tim Holtz goodies!

supplies: white and black card, Bristol paper, Tim Holtz Wildflower dies, distress oxide inks (peeled paint, carved pumpkin, abandoned coral, wilted violet, fossilized amber, and broken china in the background, smooshed with water), finger daubers, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sticker, Simon's Four Seasons  and Stitched Rectangle dies

I cut the Wildflower dies and inked them with my distress oxides.  Then I smooshed some broken china oxide onto my stitched rectangle panel.  After it was dry I affixed it to my card base and arranged my flowers.  Simon's new Summer die, from the Four Seasons set, along with a sticker from Tim's Small Talk booklet, made the perfect sentiment.  I didn't add glue to the tops of some of my flowers, so that they'd stand out a bit for dimension.

Here's another card using the same Wildflower dies, except in cool blues and greens this time:

supplies: Simon's Cornflower, and Audrey Blue card, old My Mind's Eye notebook dp, notebook edge punch, (HERE's a die that would also work), Wildflower dies, distress oxide inks (broken china, faded jeans, peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, and lucky clover), finger daubers, Simon's Joy dies, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sticker, twine

Once again, I sponged the flowers with the inks and added a mix of a Simon sentiment die and another of Tim's stickers for my sentiment.

Now it's your turn!  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. As always Lin two beautiful cards, love the colours against the blue on the first one, really makes that blue pop xxx

  2. Two beautiful cards, Lin! I love summer mood on the first card and autumn/winter mood on the other. Colors of the flower diecuts are diverse and beautifully combined. Thanks for the floral inspiration :)

  3. 2 stunning cards Lin :-) the flowers are gorgeous and I love the colours and backgrounds on both,,, so pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Lovely colors and cards. tfs

  5. two such pretty cards, Lin - love them both!

  6. wonderfully crafted cards Lin. The two looks are so different and both are gorgeous.

  7. What a beautiful bouquet, Lin! Just love it with the layered Joy & the notebook paper!!

  8. What a lovely way to use the die cuts, these are wonderful Lin!

  9. Stunning cards Lin - fabulous use of the die cuts

  10. I posted a comment but it is lost I believe, if it pops up good, otherwise I will come back again!

  11. Love the blue/green ones Lin ... my favourite.

  12. Two gorgeous cards, Lin! I love the multi-color palette in the summer card and I love the notebook background in the joy card!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. I have these dies! Your beautiful cards have inspired me to pull them out again.

  14. Lin I love these! Both such beautiful designs!

  15. Oh, Lin. This are both darling. I can’t decide which one I like more!! I love the sentiments on both, those are fantastic. I love the colors of the flowers on your 1st card. They look amazing against that blue background. And the cool colors on the 2nd are gorgeous too. I love the twine wrapped around them.


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