Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #413

Hello friends! I have two posts today. For the Altenew March Stamp/Die Release, please click here 

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

This week the challenge is... 

Use More Than One Die or Punch

We are using Memory Box 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 a slightly different approach and used one die cut in multiple ways.
This die "Sketch Floral Craft Die" is simply lovely! 

It has such fine details with the flower and petals. I gathered my DIY paper from using Altenew's Sprays and made a few die cut. My paper was made from Bristol paper and the mix of Altenew Sprays.
for my friend on your birthday

My multiple ways of using this die:  
Inlaid Die: part of the petals/leaves were glued back where it was die cut
Dry-embossing: Die cutting with "Sketch Floral Craft Die" and Embossing Mat ( I used the reversed/embossed background, much like the letterpress result)
Negative Die Cutting: (use the negative parts for embellishments)


A few splatter of Green Wink of Stella was what's needed.  I can't help adding a bow with silver strings. The sentiment is from Friendship Blooms


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 gorgeous! Love the different ways you have used this due. Sending hugs x

cm said...

Three wonderful ways to showcase this pretty flower and its versatility! I often forget to use my dies to emboss. Your card: gorgeous!

Lin said...

What a great way to use the die, Virginia! LOVE your design!

desperatehousewifecraft said...

I saw your gorgeous card on Instagram and just had to know how you did it. I'll try the die embossing technique, is it like embossing a stencil?

Lisa Elton said...

Ooooh, this is wispy, whimsical and just delightful!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the falling petals, Virginia - cool use of this die!!

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card, that flower die is awesome! I think I need it!

conil said...

Whatever approach you took, it is the right one. Love the background, of course, but the star of the show is those delicate, lacy, vibrantly colored blooms. Reminds me of freesia and evokes a feeling of Spring.

Teresa-WCS said...

This is very beautiful card and clever use of the die's negative pieces.

Tasha Vovchuk said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the layers and the embossed white flowers definitely added to the bouquet, so precious!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Virginia! I love how you also used the flower to make a background impression!

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pcm said...

love this!!!!

D.Ann C said...

What a terrific idea, using the die to emboss the background like that! Love those gorgeous colors, too!

Migdalia said...

I love the beautiful flowers!! Gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M