Good morning stampers! I love Wednesday...hump day....we're half way through the week and the weekend is in full view,lol! I also like it cuz it is Simon Says Stamp Challenge day...Woo hoo!!! This week we have a great challenge idea for you, BINGO...no reason to not join us as there are multiple options! Just pick the bingo line that you like best! Use any 3 items that are in a straight line (up, down, across, diagonal) Eg. use a punch/die cuts, embossing and ribbon on your creation or Brads, Flowers and Ribbon, just to name 2 options...isn't it a great idea! Well, let's play BINGO!!!!!!
This week, the prize is a WHOPPING $50 voucher from Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! Whheeeeeehoooooo!!!!!! How exciting eh?? So, get out your stamps and start creating!!! We can't wait to see what you create!!!! Have a great week & good luck!
I have to say, that I am very pleased with how my card turned and I wasn't really planning on it being a Valentine with this paper but it just worked out that way. I rather like the non-traditional colour combo! I used the Punch/Die Cuts, Flowers, Gems line on the Bingo card!
I tried to change things up a bit on this card as I think I am falling into a crafting rut, where I always doing the same things on my cards. I really admire the beautiful stylings of Inge Groot and I have been on the look out for a grunge stamp like the ones she uses on her cards. I finally found one and used it for the first time on this card and I'm very happy with the results!!!
So, for my card I used BasicGrey Marjolaine 6x6 papers that I just adore and I decided to ink up a poorly neglected Miss Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm's, Miss Anya Love set. I coloured Miss Anya with my Copic markers and cut the image out with my rectangle Nesties and embossed it and matted with the scalloped rectangle Nesties. I stamped the "splotch" stamp with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the image to get that grunge look I so like. I added some Prima flowers with gems in the the centres and sprinkled a few gems here and there. In keeping with my line on the bingo card, I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge die and I punched some butterflies from cork with my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch. The sentiment is from the Holidays Transfers Melissa France rub-on sheet. To finish things off, I added a little sparkle with a Sakura Clear Stardust pen and just spread the sparkle around with my finger to get a softer feel. I used my Viva Decor black Pearl pen to add the buttons on Anya's boots and shirt.
Here is the inside of my card....pretty simple...the sentiment is also from a Melissa Frances rub-on sheet called LOVE Transfers.
I hope you have some time to join us for this fabulous challenge that we have this week at Simon Says Stamp...can't wait to see what you make! Thanks for stopping by and for having a wee peek at my card...please stop by the other Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT members and see their gorgeous creations too!