Thursday, 9 August 2018

Simon Says Stamp...Wednesday Challenge!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome back for another...

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The Design Team are featuring products from Tim Holtz this week and the challenge is: DISTRESS IT!



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! 

So this is what I have made for this weeks challenge...it's called a 'gap card' and my lovely friend Paula Pascual taught me how to make it several years ago.  I love it because you have open areas in the front of your card where you can see through to the inside.  Its a very clever idea and is a really eye catching design.



First I created some inky backgrounds using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads...


I then used the SSS Beautiful Day stamp set and stamped using a black ink pad...then die cut them using SSS Beautiful Day dies...



To create my card front I die cut a panel of card in half using Penny Black Curved Stitched die and scored across the top of one piece.  I cut the bottom piece down to give me a clear centre panel.



I folded along the scored edge and attached this piece to a panel 4.25" x 5.5" white card stock. Place the bottom piece at the base of card, aligning with bottom edge of back of card.



Using die cut butterflies join the top and bottom panels together...



Continue until centre is filled and you have formed card front, overlapping parts of each butterfly.  Open out your card so you do not get glue on inside.



Stamp sentiment on bottom panel and add some sparkle to each butterfly using Tonic Nuvo Aquaflow Shimmer pen...



Up close to see the finer details...



Finish inside of card with another sentiment and a small die cut butterfly...





Hope you like my card today, be sure to go check out all the inspiration on the SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog post for all the talented Design Team!

Can't wait to see what you make too!  Good Luck you could win $50 to spend at SSS on-line!

See you next week for a brand new challenge! Julie
x

18 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Julie :-) I am definite going to have to CASE this!! the butterflies are stunning and I love the 'gap' very pretty design :-) LOVE it :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Julie said...

Thanks Lols ❤️ I love a ‘gap card’
Jx

Denise said...

Beautiful card Julie x

Brenda Rae said...

Lovely card Julie love the stamps and the colour x

Julie said...

Thank you Denise ❤️ Jx

Julie said...

Thanks Brenda ❤️ Jx

John Bloodworth said...

A beautiful creation!

ankitag612 said...

Hi Julie! So nice to have you guest designing with us this month. First card, and I absolutely love the layout and sketch you have on their. So new and I love fun fold designs and different styles of cardmaking and this is definitely going to the next 5 cards I try and make. Beautiful! Have a great day and thank you so much for such a gorgeous design inspiration. xx Ankita

Lin said...

What a gorgeous design, Julie - such happy summer colors! Love your idea to use the curved stitch die behind your butterflies - so pretty!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous design, Julie! And I love the warm palette for the butterflies! :D

Thanks for being our guest this month!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Julie said...

Thanks John ❤️ Jx

Julie said...

Thank you Ankita ❤️ Jx

Julie said...

Thank you Lin ❤️ Jx

Julie said...

Thank you Steph ❤️ It’s been my absolute pleasure Jx

jac777 said...

xxx

Aileen said...

Love your card Julie, clever and colourful xx

Kim Hamilton said...

Julie, those butterflies are gorgeous! And I love the card design!!!

Misty Elam said...

Hi Julie!! Such a lovely card. I love the layout and the beautiful butterflies. I’ve never done a card like this before. I spy a die that I’ll be using in the upcoming challenge!! I love seeing how you used it. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us.