BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND TWITTER BACKGROUNDS

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes Challenge

The card I made for this challenge is one I haven't tried before...a long skinny card!!...I was a little intimidated at first...but thought...just go for it!!...if you don't like it...you can always cut it down!!...so I went for it...and here is what I came up with!!...{and yes...I do talk to myself...out loud...and way too much...LOL}


and a close-up:


Aren't those flowers beautiful??!!...you can get them here I chose to print them and then cut them out by hand!!...I have three different cutting machines...and still cut most everything by hand!!...I love flowers and just had to try these!!...I made three different flowers instead of one large one like Mel shows on her site...I stamped each flower with Versa mark ink and then used a different stamp for each one...heat embossed...and colored with different Distress Inks...I then took a black Copic and edged each one...curled the edges...added a brad and some micro beads...and voila...three beautiful flowers for my card!!

The base of my card is from Papertrey Ink...This is the first card I made using this cardstock...and I have to say I LOVE it!!...I love the weight of it...It holds up really well to the other papers and embellies on the card!!

I used a piece of Gina K Designs cardstock and a background stamp from Stampin' up...I stamped with Weathered Wood Distress Ink...and then added some glimmer spray that I made...the glimmery-ness on the card doesn't show in the photo....but it really shimmers!!....I used a Fiskar's border punch on the bottom edge....added some ribbon...also from PTI....and adhered to my card base...

The sentiment is from Studio G...I stamped it with some Color Box ink...I cut the words "dare" and "to" out and then used a small circle punch to punch the individual letters out for the word "Dream"...inked the edges with black ink...and adhered to ribbon with pop dots...

I even made an envelope to match...scalloped edge and all!!

Thanks for looking!!

Have a Great Day!!!

Kelly



2 comments:

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! Those flowers are amazing!! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

OulaLA! Kelly, these are SO gorgeous. Brilliant idea to do the three sizes and the different colours are so stunning. And I love the long & low card. (I think talking to yourself is a crafy must!) ;o) Thanks so much for making the template look so fabulous. hugs, mel