Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #400


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

This week the challenge is... 

Make It Sparkle

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

 I used the color-layering Cardinal set. This stamp is beautifully designed and easy to line up. I used my MISTI for the stamping to ensure the ink precision.

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 The color-layering stamps really make a difference. 


Even though this is a one layer (except the wood-grain paper and gold strip), the image has so much textures and depth.
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For the glitter and shine, I used a thin piece of  double-sided Wonder Tape (Ranger Inkssential) and  applied a thin foil sheet over it. It is instant and effective. I also used the Wink of Stella (gold) and Stickles to add that extra something.

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! 


Tracy Freeman said...

Such a beautiful card Virginia, the wood grain works perfectly with the cardinal...I'm waiting for this stamp to be delivered it looks fabulous. Sending hugs xxx

Lorraine A said...

Perfect! I love everything about this card Virginia,,,, ❤️

Lols x x x

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Virginia - this bird is so gorgeous! Love your touch of wood panelling and the pretty gold strip! Merry Christmas, my friend!

Harriet said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I love Cardinals and your card makes this cardinal so lovely. Beautiful, especially the texture of the 'wood' card stock.

Stephanie said...

Perfect design, Virginia! I love that little layered cardinal :)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Simon Says Stamp

Karen B. said...

I recently acquired this stamp and hope that I can make it look as beautiful as you have done here!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love the scene you've created with the lovely cardinal

Lisa Elton said...

Wonderful card Virginia!!

Lynn said...

I love that gorgeous cardinal Virginia!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely stunning Christmas card, Virginia! Your cardinal is so beautiful, and I love how you added so much dimension to this's so special and so lovely!
My apologies for not visiting more often...this holiday has been so busy ~ Wishing 'You' Love, Peace and Joy this holiday season :)