Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wedneday Challenge #397


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

This week the challenge is... 

Anything Goes

 We are using Concord and 9th products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some, we love to see them used :-) 

For my project, I used my favorites Layering Leaves Die from Concord and 9th. This die has so many fine details that you really do not need to overwork it and the result is absolutely fabulous. See what I mean?

Hello Friend

I always look for easy yet fun ways to work with the die. My lazy approach again was to spray mist and distress stain on watercolor paper. Let dry. I then did the diecut and arranged how I like it. I didn't even take out the tiny pieces from the dies and I actually saved them by adhering a small piece of Washi tape behind each heart.


I did stamp some hearts fro the tone on tone look and strategically added dotty details all over the place.  Letting the die and ink do all the work is the next best thing!  

Noticed that I only used one of the dies? 
You can see how I used this die from my 3 previous posts here.

As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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.

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! 


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful leaves framing the sentiment, Virginia!!

Tracy Freeman said...

It looks beautiful and I think works better with the little bits left in.
Sending hugs lovely xxx

Barb Ghig said...

Your spritzing and watercoloring really brought these leaves to life, Virginia! Such a fabulous 'Friend' card!!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Virginia, the colorful leaves look amazing, LOVE IT 😍❤️

Lols X X X

Harriet said...

Such a lovely, unique card. I love the freedom of the leaves. Their colors are so bright and happy. Your creative mind simply flows with excellent ideas. Thank you for sharing your creations.

Lin said...

I love these dies, 'cause they remind me of hearts - love your sprayed colors! What a happy card!

Lisa Elton said...

Lovely colors, lovely leaves, lovely card!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this!

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Karen B. said...

Awesome framing with the pretty leaves.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love those bright leaves and how you framed the sentiment with them!

Greta said...

I love those leaves, too, & have some die cuts a friend sent me I need to play with! Thanks for the inspiration, Virginia!

Tricia Coffin said...

Lovely leaves.....texture, color, layout