Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #276


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Make It Sparkle Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)
This week the challenge is...

Summer

We are showcasing Simon's Exclusives this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used :-)

For my project, I used Ice Cream Dream...
This set has so many fun summer treat images. I decided to use the ice cream stamp to create a Cheer-up/encouragement card.  With some masking and water-coloring, this truly is a fun card to create. For the water-coloring, I recently got the Peerless Watercolors (see here) from Simon Says Stamp. If you are considering getting watercolors, I think Peerless is a great choice. It blends well, is easy to use and the price is very reasonable. I cut out all the color swatches and attached them to the card board with double sided tape. It's very low tech, but it totally works!
all you need is ice cream
I also added the fun dotty paper for the background.
For the sentiment, I first did the shades of blue with some water-coloring. After it dried, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black and then clear-embossed over it.
 
I hope you like it! 
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

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 do so you don't miss out.
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You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by! 

30 comments:

Sheila H said...

Cute card, Virginia. The ice cream cones frame the sentiment nicely. Your colors are bright and fun.

~amy~ said...

I LOVE it!

LauraJane:) said...

Your ice cream cone border screams summer!

Barb said...

So fun how you created a frame with the ice cream cones, V! Darling summer card! ♥

Laura B. said...

so cute! love the masking & vivid watercoloring!

Lin said...

A flavor for everyone! Love the tiny dots around the border, too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this Virginia! Like Lin said a flavour for everyone!

Crafty Auntie said...

Love your bright, colorful summer card! Great job on the watercoloring...and love how you created the border using ice cream cones. Great design; great card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this! Perfect sentiment...it is so true and I love the coloring and the glossy accents on the heart.

conil said...

Oh boy, this really does remind me of summer. Love your masking and vibrant colors. Clever of you to make those cones like a border. It really looks great.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Virginia :-) all I need right now is an ice cream, it's so hot here !! :-) I love the border of different flavours,, fabulous design :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Bethany Stellpflug said...

Love it! So adorable! :)

sandie said...

Yummy, full of Summer joy xx

Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful water coloring, Virginia! In fact, your ice cream cones look good enough to eat!!!

jenn shurkus said...

such a clever ice cream boarder, and i love how you did the sentiment! :)

Cindy C. said...

What would a summer be without ice cream!? What a fun card Virginia!

Charlene said...

So fun, I love it!

Shelly said...

Such a FUN card! Lovin' all the colors!

Teresa Kline said...

hi Virginia! super fun card! hope you have an amazing weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Deepti said...

This looks so yummy and colorful, indeed a perfect summery card !

Annette Allen said...

so totally cute.. loving all those ice creams..

debby4000 said...

Oh what brilliant ice cream frame it look fabulous.
luv
Debby

Heather said...

Fabulous Virginia - I love the multi-coloured ice cream flavours fame and great backing paper!!

hugs
Heather xx

Justine Hovey said...

Super cute and colourful! Love it!

Jenna said...

So sweet card Virginia!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very sweet card, Virginia!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous Virginia! I love a good ice cream!

keren said...

Just love this- fun and summery and bright. Just like you!! x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card Virginia! Such a fun design!

hugs...

Caryn said...

Gorgeous card Virginia - love the ice-cream border!
Caryn xxx