Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #368 (2 cards!)

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Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the "Stencil It" Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)

This week's challenge is
Flowers

 We are using Prima products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-)

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For my project, I used Prima's 6x6 Paintables and colored it with Peerless watercolors. Here are the fabulous selections of watercolor paper from Prima.

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The watercolor piece is so easy to use. I simply cut it out added the Paper Smooches Cute Cluster Wise Die and stamped the sentiment. Done! 
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 And now with the same Prima Paintable watercolor paper, I created an anniversary card (which I would give to my friend Joe and Linda for their 30th Anniversary). For this card, I used Kuretake Watercolor (36).

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The ready-to-paint background was easy to create.  All I had to do was die cutting the butterflies and stamped the sentiment. I added a piece of vellum and strings and sequins. I also applied a few droplets of black watercolor splatter (from the Kuretake).

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As you can see, these paper really come in handy for the layering and die cutting purpose. I absolutely love them!

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.
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too !
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!

Thanks for stopping by!   
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19 comments:

Marianne said...

Such happy cards, Virginia. Also love how you used the die cut on the first card to frame the flower cluster.

Harriet said...

Your anniversary card is especially lovely. Soft and lovely. I especially like the drama of the black dots. Excellent. That Prima paintable paper is very interesting. Vellum...just love the way you choose to use vellum. Lovely cards.

Karen B. said...

Two gorgeous cards!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia! both of them are so pretty! I love these paintable packs, it is very tempting to get one of each! all of them have such lovely designs :-)

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conil said...

Wow! Amazing take on the challenge for bothcards. Love those backgrounds. Thanks for enabling me.

Barb said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, Virginia! Love them both! ♥

Shelly said...

These are gorgeous, Virginia!

donna mikasa said...

FAB-ulous! Love the vibrancy of the Peerless watercolors! Just gorgeous, V!

Caryn said...

Such gorgeous cards Virginia - love the zingy, summery colours.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Heather said...

Beautiful cards Virginia, a gorgeous flowers and colouring with the fabulous diecut image!! Fabulous colouring with the die-cut background - the butterflies are beautiful and sentiment with the gorgeous butterflies!!

hugs
Heather xx

Cindy C. said...

Wow both so awesome!!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the happy colors and pretty composition!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lin said...

Aren't these paintables fun! Love your first card especially - what a fantastic idea to frame the small flowers with a large floral diecut! Genius, my friend!

Lisa said...

Oh WOW, how pretty are these!!

maria f. said...

Wow, lady! That first card totally grabbed my attention. Fabulous design and adding that cool die cut was brilliant!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia. The prima watercolour paper looks amazing.

Teresa Doyle said...

These are beautiful Virginia. So sunny and cheerful. A great job!

Miriam Prantner said...

I an loving those gorgeous papers! I think I might need to pick those up, gorgeous card!

Rein said...

Stunning cards!