August 10, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Let’s Go Wild!

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Fabulous Florals Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

Let’s Go Wild

You could use a wild animal image on your creation, or you could go wild with wildflowers or with colors,  ! Just Go Wild and have fun, we will be looking forward to seeing your Wild Side!
We are showcasing Wplus9 Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
I went wild with flowers for the challenge and made two cards. It has become a habit of making at least two cards when I open a new stamp set or die. It is easier to make more cards when making one than planning to make another at a later time. Here is my first card.

Wplus9 designs are one of my favourite in the industry. Some are hand drawn by Dawn and are the designs are unique. This new set called Summer Blooms stamp set has been sitting on my desk for almost a few weeks now. LOVE the stylised flowers and leaves building design and I went to town stamping them.

I have used Altenew inks of Mango Smoothie, Lavender Fields, Cotton Candy, Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf inks to stamp my images. And I did use my mini MISTI to get a good impression as I have cubes of these inks. I don’t get good results with cubes. So double stamping with MISTI helps. The sentiment is from That Is All stamp set. I simply stamped the sentiment on top of the stamped images using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. Again double stamped to get even coverage. Since the sentiment font is big and bold, it popped out against the colourful background. I adhered the panel on to Simon Says Stamp Green Apple card base. Embellished with Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm sequins.

My second card also uses Altenew inks for stamping the florals and leaves. I changed the orientation of the card and the stamped image on the panel. It always works when you have portrait orientation to stamped the images from bottom of the card front leaving white space on the top. And when you have landscape orientation to have the stamped images on the top and white space on the bottom. I prefer it this way.

Wild with Wplus9//

For this card, the sentiment is from Summer Blooms stamp set which I have stamped using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I adhered the panel on to a pink card base and embellished with 4mm and 6mm Pretty Pink Posh Onyx sequins.

Thank you closeup//

I have a lot of coloured cardstocks and I have not been using them much. I always go for white cardstock when I make my cards. I decided I will make my card front using white card stock panel and make coloured card bases. I will pick the colour of my card base from the colour on the card front. This way I am using up my coloured cardstocks. Once I use up all my coloured cardstocks, then I will restart making card bases using white cardstock. Do I make sense? 
Hope you like my cards for the challenge today. You can go wild with anything. Wild does not have to be wild animals. 🙂

Thank you flat//

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
We also have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for the whole month of August, CLICK HERE to go directly to the challenge where you will find all of the details plus you will see what our Junior design Team created!

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  1. These colors are gorgeous, Gayatri, and your stamping so crisp! LOVE!

  2. Beautiful 'one layer wonders', Gayatri! I love the colors you chose for the flowers 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  3. fabulous Gayatri. Really pretty cards.

  4. Came over from Simon to say how lovely the card is. They're both beautiful.

  5. Gorgeous cards! You definitely got good results with the MISTI – the flowers are all so vibrant!

  6. Love your fabulous cards, beautiful colourful flowers.

  7. looks great!

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