Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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

Happy Wednesday - welcome to our challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

As always on the last challenge of each month, our theme is Anything Goes!  The team is playing with Brutus Monroe goodies.  This is a new-to-me company, and I was delighted to see that it's based in my old hometown, Pittsburgh, PA!  I chose 2 of their products to play with today.

First up, a card using a stencil.

supplies: white cardstock, Brutus Monroe Lace stencil, picked raspberry, candied apple mustard, persimmon, lucky clover, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet distress oxide inks, Simon's Stitched Circle and Stitched Rectangle dies, and (retired) Summer Garden sentiment, enamel heart

I secured the stencil to my cardstock, then masked it in quarters to apply the distress oxide inks in rainbow colors, then trimmed it out and added my sentiment inside a circle in the center.

I love design papers with planking, so I also chose this lovely floral plank paper pad.  The papers are nice and thick, single-sided, and have a very slight gloss to them.

supplies: dusty aqua and burgundy cardstock, Brutus Monroe Rustic Florals paper
pad, Simon's Thanks Scallop Border die, burgundy embroidery floss, organza ribbon, enamel dot 

This paper does all the work when you want a quick card - here I simply added a scalloped sentiment panel, some stitching, an organza bow and an enamel dot.

I loved these papers so much that I made 2 more cards with them - I'll post them soon.

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!  I can't wait to see what you all make this week!


Lorraine A said...

2 gorgeous cards Lin :-) both of them are so pretty! the stencilled design is beautiful, I love the kaleidoscope of colours and the paper on your 2nd one is lovely :-)
I have a Watercolor Galaxy pack and those are lovely quality with a slight gloss too, I love his papers and will have to get more! :-)

hope you have a great week
Lols x x x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Both cards are lovely but the rainbow stenciling is just striking!

Lisa Elton said...

Two fabulous cards Lin! The colors on the first are so cheerful and the second card is just lovely!

Dawn T said...

Two gorgeous cards Lin. Love the graphic look for your first card and the real vintage look to the second one is stunning.

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Lin - great use of the products you chose to work with. Loving the second card in particular