Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Simon Says............Midsummer Blues

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

Our theme this week is "Midsummer Blues", and the team will be highlighting Memory Box products. Blue has always been my favorite color, so I loved this idea, and used 2 lovely shades of it in a simple design for this week's cards.

supplies: white and white woodgrain cardstock, Memory Box Catalina Wreath die, Simon's Bold Hello and Butterfly Shimmer dies, blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon oxide inks and blender brushes, aqua gems, adhesive foam strips to lift 2nd wreath

I blended blueprint sketch and mermaid lagoon oxides onto 2 scraps of white cardstock and cut out 2 wreaths.  I used the scraps of the inked panels to cut out my sentiment and the little butterflies, then attached them all to my woodgrain background, lifting the 2nd wreath above the first to give it some wispy-ness, if that's a word!  I love how this turned out!

I thought these 2 oxide blues looked so pretty together, that I made a 2nd card with them.

supplies: white cardstock, Memory Box Daisy Silhouette dies, Simon Smile Circle die, mermaid lagoon and blueprint sketch oxide inks, markers to color stems and daisy centers

I just blended the 2 inks, spritzed with water, then trimmed down my panel so that I had a wider than normal white border, and added the die-cuts.

Now it's your turn!  We have a $25.00 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!

Don't forget about our Kid's Summer Vacation Challenge, running all this month! 


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Lin! That layered blue wreath looks amazing on the woodgrain and I love the blue wash behind your flowers on card two!!

Lisa Elton said...

These are lovely Lin! I like those daisies, so sweet!

Dawn T said...

Two gorgeous cards Lin. The blue wreath is a delightful card and love the blending on your second one.

kiwimeskreations said...

What wonderful use of the colours Lin - both on the wreath(s) and on the plainer card with the daisies. Two beautiful cards
Stay safe

Lorraine A said...

2 beautiful cards Lin :-) the colours are so pretty and I love the die cut designs, both are stunning! :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!
Lols x x x