Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Simon Says..........Stamp It!

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

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Our theme is Stamp It! in honor of this month's STAMPtember celebration at Simon Says Stamp!  Please use a stamp to make your entry this week, no digitals allowed, please.  My teamies and I are excited to share with you some of the new goodies from this release!


As I did on this card earlier this week, I paired my new Plank Background stamp with an older Simon stamp set called Brush Stroke messages, using the longer brush strokes in that set to color the planks of this new background.  This time I stamped my planks vertically.


supplies: white card stock, Plank Background, Brush Stroke Messages, and Painted Hugs die, Tim Holtz Wildflower dies, various brown inks

Then I decided to stamp this new background both vertically and horizontally, which resulted in this grid look, and this time I colored it in fall colors.



supplies: Dark Chocolate and Sunshine card stock, Plank Background, Zig markers to color, Neat & Tangled Maple Thanks leaf die and Simon's Christmas Blessings die, twine

I took my time and colored in each of the little squares and rectangles using fall colors, and trimmed the panel.  Next I cut lots of the maple leaves, colored one of them with matching distress inks, stacked them, added a twine bow and glued it onto my card.  My sentiment is also several layers to make it show up better, as the background is so busy.  


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

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

12 comments:

Lorraine A said...

2 GORGEOUS cards Lin! I love how you used the planks stamp! I didn't realise that you had used it in 2 directions for your 2nd card, it gives a completely different, and awesome, look!! :-) I can see that I am going to have to go shopping again! ;-)

Happy STAMPtember®!
Luv Lols x x x

Marge said...

Such clever and beautiful designs, Lin!! I wondered how you made grid look on the second card, and now I know the secret! Just Wow!!! Using brush stroke stamp for coloring of first card is also a wonderful! Love everything about your cards, today. Thank you.

Hugs
Marge
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Cat Craig said...

Excellent stretching of that bg stamp Lin. Both have such cool looks.

Lisa Elton said...

Wonderful cards Lin, the second reminds me of stained glass!

Maxine D said...

Oh Lin I love that top card with the vertical 'boards' and the wonderful white flowers and sentiment! The second card is a real work of art, and I love the strong colours you have used.
Blessings
Maxine

Tracy Freeman said...

I LOVE what you have done with that background stamp Lin, it looks so dimensional.
The second card is just perfect x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Lin! That plank stamp looks great both ways but especially love the pattern you created!!

Wendy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I just love both of these. The planks are amazing and then the criss-cross for stained glass... WOW! Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL shares :)
Wendy
http://Hi-Regards.blogspot.com

ankitag612 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE both the cards. Absolute beauties. You have brought fall so beautifully in your cards and the texture to the planks using Brushstroke stamp set, so beautiful. xx Ankita

Ellibelle said...

Two gorgeous creations! Loving both designs and pretty colors!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Ellie

Kim Hamilton said...

Lin these are gorgeous fall cards! I love the rich colors you chose! Beautiful!

Misty Elam said...

These are so pretty, Lin. I love the colors!!