August 5, 2015

Simon Says Tie it Up!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too!


This week the challenge is Tie it up!

We are showcasing Paper Smooches 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

Here is my take on Tie it Up challenge using Paper Smooches products.

Have a lovely day card//

I started my card by die cutting two postage stamp panels using Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp die set. The smaller panel using watercolour paper and the larger panel using Neenah Solar white cardstock. I stamped and white heat embossed the flower and leaf cluster from Blossoming Bud stamp set by Paper Smooches on the smaller watercolour paper and coloured with Zig Clean Brush watercolour pens. I then stamped the sentiment below the coloured image using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. 

On the larger panel, I used the gold twine from American Crafts to wrap around. Love the curved groves on the edges. It helps keeping the twine in place at equal distance between each other. I feel like I am talking Physics. Sorry I was teaching my son Physics last night and it is still in my head. Haha!  I adhered this panel on the white card base using foam adhesives. And the smaller panel on this panel using foam adhesives. There is a lot of dimension on this card. 

Finally embellished the front panel with a tiny gold twine bow and gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! I have all the products I have used on my card at the end of the post.
Here is a closeup of the card.

Have a lovely day closeup1//

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

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  1. Wow! So pretty Gayatri!! Love that image! And your design is wonderful!!


  2. Wow! What a great design! I love the gold around the postage stamp panel!

  3. One of my favorite PS stamp sets – love it watercolored like this. And your use of the twine is genius! Wonderful design!

  4. Wow!! Beautiful card!!

  5. Beautiful card Gayartri 🙂 the flowers are gorgeous and I love how you wrapped the gold twine around the die cut, very effective and a fabulous idea 🙂

    Lols x x x

  6. A gorgeous card Gayatri, your watercoloured image is beautiful and I love your use of twine!!

    Heather xx

  7. So pretty Gayatri. Love the sweet flowers and the water coloring. The gold strings look awesome in the background.

  8. Absolutely stunning watercoloring!! WOW! I love the way you made the striped background with gold twine 🙂

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. hello Gayatri! this is gorgeous..I luv the! hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  10. This must be one of my many favorite cards of yours! The twine treatment and use of image are exquisite, Gayatri! LOVE!

  11. Gorgeous, Gayatri! Love your watercoloring and how you “tied it up”! So clever!

  12. gorgeous card Gayatri

  13. hi there.. i am loving this card.. i love that gold twine around the card… that was worth coming by for:) sincerely “glow”ing

  14. Love how you've used the twine it makes a fabulous card.

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