Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #409


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

This week the challenge is...

Anything Goes

 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 am using one the new popular large cling stamp "Elizabeth".

I know that some people may get intimidated by the size of this stamp (measures 5.75"x 5.75"). Well, it is actually a plus since you can use it in so many creative ways.


 I decided to stamp on the side and let the point meet in the middle.


I did the "Emboss Resist" technique once the stamping and clear-embossed image were done. I applied all sorts of Distress Inks (see links at the end of this post).

congratulations (close-up)  

Lastly, I also want to mention that it did take me a few tries to come up with a good inking with various embossing powder and composition.  
Basically, what I want to say is...
Do not give up inking when you know you have a great stamp in your hand.
 Just keep at it and you will be so pleased that you tried. 😊

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...

This is so pretty ! Gorgeous ink blending and I totally agree with what you said about blending.
Sending hugs x

Lin said...

Very elegant with the gold outlines, V! Love the varied colors!

Harriet said...

Truly beautiful. When 'seeing' the products you used--clear embossing and yet it looks like a color---perhaps a very light tan/gold. Excellent idea using this gorgeous and intricate stamp in such an inventive way. That's one of the reasons your blog is so wonderful---inventive ways helps us to 'see' new possibilities.

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Virginia, the embossed design is gorgeous, it looks like gold, and I love the blend of colours, so pretty! This really reminds me of the colours and fabric of India, so bright and vibrant :-)

Lols x x x

conil said...

Wow! This is over the top gorgeous. Love the colors you added. Looks almost like stained glass.

Shelly said...

Oooh, stunning card! LOVE the colors!

snappy scrappy said...


Lisa Elton said...

This is artsy and elegant!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Very cool way to use that stamp, Virginia! Just love your coloring too!!

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful, Virginia! Such a happy card.

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Virginia! I love the clever way you stamped this lovely background, and your embossed resist technique was the perfect way to showcase it! As always, you have really inspired me...thanks!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

A rainbow BEAUTY!! Love your style, Virginia!! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this image and the rainbow inking is so pretty!

angie1966 said...

Gorgeous card. Love everything about it. Would like to know how you did the sentiment? Was it a stamp too or did you handwrite it as I love the font??

Virginia Lu said...

I love reading everyone's comments....thank you!

Angie1966: for the sentiment, I white-embossed (stamp in Versamark and add white embossing powder...heat set)the word "congratulations" from the stamp set "Sweet Cake" on black card stock. And that's it! Hope this helps.