November 29, 2017

Simon Says Anything Goes!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


Thank you for joining us for the Food and Drink Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them 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 used Tim Holtz’s Classic Christmas stamp set to make my card for the challenge.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set using Simon Says Stamp Deep Sea dye ink. I used MISTI to stamped the sentiment in the dye ink followed by versamark then clear heat embossed the image.On the edges I embossed the foliages from the stamp set using Simon Says Stamp Evergreen dye ink. I followed the same process as I did with the sentiment.

I die cut the panel using the largest of the Simon’s stitched rectangle die. Then sponged the edges of the panel with Forest Moss and Vintage Photo distress inks. This adds depth to the panel. To add dimension I added Simon Says Stamp’s Pine Needle Trio die cuts in gold foil. Options are to gold heat emboss the foliage images from the stamp set or add die cuts. I chose to add the die cuts. Easier option I guess. I also added some gold confetti for added bling and festivity to the card. I adhered this panel on the kraft card base.

I love this colour combination. By altering just one colour and keeping the rest as traditional Christmas colours, the card fits in both the traditional and non traditional  category.

So now it’s YOUR turn to take out your crafty supplies and join in!

Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.

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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

New creations only, please don’t link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

All supplies used to make this card are listed below.

If you like to bookmark my card, here is the image to pin

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful week!


  1. Its a really lovely design, beautiful rich colours x

  2. Gorgeous card Gayatri! I love the background you created with the stamps and the addition of the pine branches is perfect! I love the whole design of this, very lovely 🙂

    Lols x x x

  3. This is such a fun font, Gayatri – love the gold pine boughs, too!

  4. Rich and elegant, Gayatri … with a touch of retro … wonderfully festive! Anita 🙂

  5. This is beautiful!

  6. What a stunning Christmas card! The colours are amazing and I love the idea of using a coloured ink with clear embossing powder – so clever 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

  7. Wow, amazing festive card! The gold with the green are so elegant!

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