Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge 29th August 2018

This weeks theme is: Anything Goes!

My final card for August as part of my....

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of their post!

You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! 
All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! 
Good Luck to everyone! 

Ive used Pink Fresh Studio Fleur 1 Stamp Set designed by Susan Driscoll, with some beautiful WOW! Embossing Powder : Bright White to heat emboss the design onto Watercolour card stock.

Once I'd embossed the design at the top and bottom of my watercolour card I then selected some of my favourite Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads : Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.

I then set about colouring the design in - I find this so therapeutic - its good for the soul! I use a water brush with the ink pads to give a soft look.

I decided to add a bit of could around the edge of the white embossed design, making it pop off the paper more. I loved how the soft green really lifted the design so I repeated it on the opposite corner too.

Now to mount my panel to my card blank. I first cut a thin strip of gold card stock and attached it down the side of the panel. This really does add something to the panel.

Next I wanted to try something that I have seen the super talented, Jennifer McGuire, do recently. She heat embossed her sentiment onto a panel of vellum and attached it over her busy background - I loved how this looked and thought this card would be perfect to try this technique out on.

I then wrapped the vellum around the panel, secured on the back and attached panel to front of 6x4 card blank.  I thought a little butterfly on the sentiment would finish it off and so I heat embossed in white a butterfly from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Stamp set.  I used the same ink pads to add colour to the back of the vellum.  I then cut out the butterfly and attached to the sentiment.

This is the finished card.....Hope you like it as much as I do!

Up close to see the finer details...

I enjoyed making this card so much I just had to stamp some more and create a few different cards.

Up close to see the finer details...

A 6x6 card ready to send to a friend for her Birthday...

Up close to see the finer details...

Why not head over to the Simon Says Stamp website now and treat yourself to any of the goodies I've used to create todays cards!

I want to say a really big THANK YOU to Lorraine for offering me this Guest Designer Spotlight with Simon Says Stamp - I have so enjoyed creating some special cards to share as part of Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Happy creating everyone!


Tracy Freeman said...

Some real beauties Julie.
ITs been great having you GDT with us this month :) have a great day x

Lorraine A said...

Oh WOW!! what a stunning set of cards Julie! the watercolored flowers are so pretty and I love the vellum embossed sentiments, so beautiful and stylish!
Thank you so much for being in the August Spotlight!! It has been absolutely fabulous having you along with us and I am going to miss you LOTS XX

Lols x x x

Lin said...

Beautiful work, Julie - I love the gold-embossed one especially! Thank you for being our guest this month - all of your cards were lovely!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards. Like the way you placed
the flowers. The colors are amazing,and of course the gold sentiment is absolutely perfect.

Misty Elam said...

Wow, these are fantastic!! Your watercoloring is just gorgeous. I really love the gold accents too.

anne said...

I absolutely love these Julie,they are stunning. I think that the first one is my favourite. Anne xx

Darnell said...

I don't think we've met, Julie, but I had to come tell you how much I love your beautiful card for SSS! It really is glorious and I'm happy to be a subscriber now!! I love your other makes as much or more!! Hugs, Darnell

Aileen said...

Loving these Julie. Recently found Jennifer McGuire's blog. She is a real inspiration, just like you xx

stampingbowd said...

This is gorgeous! I love the sweet little embossed and watercolored flowers! Both cards are gorgeous.

Aileen said...

Both of these cards are beautiful, love your soft watercolouring and the vellum butterfly.

ankitag612 said...

Thank you for your step by step tutorial! So informative. And your layouts of all the cards and the coloring, everything is very pretty! Your work is such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Have a lovely day! xx Ankita

Paper Pawz by Kim Hamilton said...

What gorgeous flowers Julie! I love this card so much!

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