Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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

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

It's Anything Goes week, and the team is featuring Tim Holtz products!  I have 2 cards for you today, both made almost exclusively with dies.  

For this first one, I used some favorite dies, cutting them from patterned papers.

supplies: Tim Holtz Feathered Friends bird die, a Funky Foliage leafy branch die, and various small-scale tone-on-tone Doodlebug patterned papers, Simon's Beautiful Butterflies sentiment, a Doodlebug heart sprinkle

I tried all kinds of combinations of patterned papers for my bird, and finally settled on this one in blues.  You know how I like my ginghams, and his wing and under-body are made of a paper that has tiny music notes on it!  I pieced him together, constructed some leafy branches for him to sit in, and then arranged them all on a background wood-grain panel, adding the sweet sentiment and a little heart to match.

Here's a 2nd card, using Tim's Colorize Bloom dies.  These are so easy to put together!

supplies: white, kraft, yellows, pinks, purple, Lavender, Cotton Candy, Green Apple, and Green Leaf cardstock, Colorize Bloom dies, Simon's (retired) Beautiful Day sentiment, tumbled glass distress ink, a retired script woodblock stamp

I simply constructed the leaves, buds, and flowers, then made an arrangement of them and placed them over a panel with a subtle script in the background.

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!


Cindy C. said...

Lovely cards, darling blue bird!

Lisa Elton said...

Wonderful use of dies cuts Lin, these are lovely!

Dawn T said...

Two stunning cards Lin. Both are beautiful

Jo Nevill said...

Your cards are both so pretty ! 😍

Paula Cheney said...

both your cards are darling! I love the patterned paper on the bird!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties with those TH products, Lin! Especially love the gingham birdie!!

Ruth G said...

These are both such wonderful designs! There is so much texture and the images make me feel more than ready for Spring! Thanks so much for sharing!

Diane said...

These are beautiful and can't wait for my blooms one to arrive, love that birdie too especially in the blues, fabulous cards!