Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #402


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

This week the challenge is... 

New Something

 We are using Simon Says Stamp 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 took out the latest Die-cember Heart of Flower Die. 
This die is one of my favorites from this release.
 You probably know that I love using Distress Crayons for adding colors. After I did the die cut, I took out all the crayons I have an applied the inks to the heart with a water brush pen. I purposely left the cutout intact (by adding some Washi Tape on the back) and did all the coloring. This really makes it easy to color as the pieces are secured in place.

I also use my latest craft item: Ganzai Tambi Starry Colors (Set of 6)


You see these pigment ink blends beautifully with any watercolor and even Distress Crayons. The sheen from the Ganzai Tambi Starry Colors really makes the project shine! 


I did the inlaid die cutting by placing the colored piece to a new die cut piece like a puzzle. I stamped the sentiment with the new ink Delicata Black Shimmer. It works much like a VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, except it leaves a SHINE once stamped. This card was easy and therapeutic to create. 😊

xoxo (2)  
I hope you are inspired to try something new. You can create anything with the new craft stash. Or you can create a card with themes like a new job, a new home or a new baby!

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! 


Karen B. said...

Shiny and gorgeous!

Vicki Finger said...

Beautiful, Virginia! I've been wondering about those paints and it's nice to see them used!

Cindy C. said...

Simply stunning!!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card, this is my 3rd attempt to leave a comment, not sure whats happening but they seem to disappear :-/

Happy New Year!!
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

oh that one worked :-D love how you used the die Virginia, the colours and simple design are stunning! :-)

Birgit said...

This is stunning! I was wondering what you used to make it shine like metallic tiles. Beautiful

Harriet said...

Gorgeous colors. I like the inlaid die technique very much.

Lin said...

Hearts and flowers - my faves, V! Love this happy design!

Anita in France said...

Bright, vibrant, shimmery ... and simply gorgeous, Virginia ... so very pretty! Wishing you joy, blessings and much creativity in 2017! Hugs, Anita :)

Sheila H said...

So pretty - I love the colors and the shine.

Stephanie said...

GORGEOUS design, Virginia! I love how you combined mediums for this stunning shimmering effect :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Lisa Elton said...

The colors are wonderful Virginia and I like the bit of sparkle you added to the top edge. This is a lovely card!

Jill V said...

This is just gorgeous - the colours are so pretty -and even better with a little bit of shine :) Love it!

Caryn said...

Such juicy colours - great use of the die!
Happy New Year to you and your family
Caryn xxx

Katie said...

Love your colorful project. That is a great die---maybe someday it will come my way.

Sybrina K said...

Oh my gosh, Virginia! I just love this! These colors are soooo pretty. :)

Misty Elam said...

This is beautiful, Virginia!!! Ya know, I've been wondering about distress crayons lately... i was wondering how they work. So you like them then? I only have 1 that came in a SSS card kit awhile back, but I've never used it. Not really sure how to. I guess I could check them out on YT... What do you think of them? Do you add water?

Unknown said...

Okay, we can do anything we want, correct? I don't have a die cutter so I can't make this card. However, I can do something similar if I fussy cut stuff. I'm guessing fussy cutting means cutting things out by hand, right? No one has ever said and I'm just guessing that's what it means.
I'm sure I have some SS stamps in my stash. I will have to check, although you did say we could use any stamps but SS would also be good.
To win $50 to SS would be a dream some true. I want to get creative! Can we enter more then once?

Unknown said...

Forgot to say if I had a die cutter this card would be so me. This is the kind of card I would make with a die cutter and those colors, a-may-zing! I see you used my favorite color, yellow which is always a plus. Because of my 93 year old dad being in and out nursing homes, our home and the hospital, I haven't even finished my Christmas cards! However, I can do both and get a card in for this challenge.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much for your comments, everyone!

Gail: Yes, you can get creative and fussy cut (meaning cutting out by hands). You can enter multiple entries with ANY stamps you have as long as the theme fits. I hope you find some time to get creative. It is challenging to look after aging parents. But some ME time is good for the soul and you need it. Wish you a happy and healthy 2017.

Cathy said...

Awesome card Virginia, love the striking colours, Cathy x

Migdalia said...

Gorgeous card! Such pretty colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the watercoloring! I am ashamed to say I bought those watercolors on Black Friday and they haven't been used yet....