Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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

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


This week our theme is the ever-popular Anything Goes, and we are highlighting Impression Obsession products.  They have a large cling line of rubber stamps called Cover a Card that is a lovely variety of backgrounds, 5 3/4 " square, so that you can turn them for any orientation.  I have a couple of them that I think are indispensable - I used both of them and made 2 cards this week.

supplies: white, light kraft, and Cotton Candy card stock, Impression Obsession Wooden Plank, Tammy Tutterow Dear Ruby script background cling, Hero Arts Wet Cement ink, Simon's Chisolm Wreath and Scripty Big Hugs dies, and Floral Bliss stamps, Zig markers and water to color

This background is Wooden Plank.  For this card, I stamped it horizontally to resemble shiplap, then lightly overstamped a script background.  I also used my scoreboard and stylus to add some dimension along the board lines. The little sprigs in this stamp set looked like pussy willows to me, so I used soft spring colors throughout my design.

Next up, I used my Painted Stripes background, in slightly bolder colors.

supplies: white, Mint, and an unknown (Hero Arts?) dark aqua card stock, Impression Obsession Painted Stripes background cling, cracked pistachio and broken china distress oxide inks, Altenew Fantasy Floral dies, Simon Stitched Circle die and Big Scripty Greetings sentiment, Doodlebug Tiny Heart sprinkles

I LOVE the way the painted stripes stamp, just like brush strokes, and decided to make them into a plaid.  I masked the stamp each time to alternate my 2 colors, then turned the stamp 90 degrees to stamp it again to make the plaid.  

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!


Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Lin! The floral wreath is so pretty and I love the bold stripes with that lovely flower xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) Both of them are stunners! the soft pinks and browns on the first one are beautful and I love the bold colours how you rotated the stripes to make the plaid on your 2nd one very pretty :-)

hope you have a great week :-)
Lols x x x

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful cards, Lin!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful cards, fabulous designs.

Lisa Elton said...

Very pretty cards Lin! I love the colors and your design on the first one!

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous cards Lin. Love the fabulous colour of your second card.

Dandi93 said...

Beautiful cards Lin. I keep forgetting about all of my cover a card stamps... Thanks for the reminder

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful cards Lin. I adore your wreath card, so very pretty.

Jo x

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! I love the soft colours and design of your wreath card 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x