Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sending Love


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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Now most of my followers know I'm not keen on Arty stuff, love looking at it but not that great at actually doing it myself. So you can imagine how my heart dropped when Lindy's Gang DT package arrived, don't get me wrong they are extremely generous but I hadn't a clue what to do with it.

First of all I had last month's Simon Says Stamp Card Kit that I only had time to peep at, but I was keen on using the leaves and the cluster of dots from the stamp set. You can buy the stamp set on its own, its called Look for the Miracles. First of I set up three pieces of paper and stamped in Versamark and used WOW white embossing powder.

Now came the messy bit, first I used the Mermaid Seaside Magical powders and mixed a little with water (I used too much at first you only need a little bit). In this case I used the Sea Mint Green to make a colourwash across the card, I blotted the watery excess and left to dry while I made two others in case it all went pants.

Once it was dry I cut out using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and using the Azure Sea Asters from the set to colour the leaves I had to blot it as I did it because I had made my colour really watery because I added too much powder!

I also received a couple of sprays which you add water to and in this case I used Sassy Sapphire which is in the Drop Dead Diva set. Of course the day I made this card it was pouring down with rain and I had to cover my untidy craftroom with newspaper.

Finally I added the Avery Elle  Sweet Scallop and I added the Penny Black Sending Love which I cut from fun foam. This gave me dimension without having to layer. Out of the three backgrounds two worked out really well so that wasn't bad and I decided the second card would work for a future SSS Wednesday Challenge but you will have to wait to see that one. Now you could be wondering where the shimmer is, my whole card has a lovely shimmer but of course my camera doesn't pick it up.

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Lin said...

It may have been uncomfortable for you, Debby, but I love the results! Beautiful relaxing colors!

Lin said...

It may have been uncomfortable for you, Debby, but I love the results! Beautiful relaxing colors!

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Debby, I love the aqua and green together, so pretty and the white embossing looks fabulous! I will have to have another go at die cutting foam! that looks brilliant too! :-)

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

It is completely stunning Debby !! I love it x

Torrey said...

Debby, how can you NOT consider yourself an "arty" person?? Your card says otherwise! It's lovely! I love that you cut the sentiment out of fun foam. I am TOTALLY using that idea. It's brilliant.

Jackie T said...

Hi Debby this is a gorgeous card you have done a great job. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous background and love the design. Love the colour choice. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Chrissy said...

This is gorgeous Debby and I love the background..beautiful..


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Debby, love the design and fab background
Lorraine x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Debby, this is a really beautiful card. Love the background and colours. Donna

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Debby, love the foam sentiment.

Donna x

Pat said...

Gorgeous work Debby and the leaves are so pretty and love the cluster of dots stamping with the blue spraying in the background against the white embossing. x

Carol L said...

THis is such a great card with the simplicity and fun shimmer! NJ!

Cheryl W. said...

Love your "arty" card, Debby! You are so talented - in more ways than even you realize!!

Stephanie said...

Love it, Debby! The colors and patterns are very pleasing together! :)

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Being Mrs Miles said...

Wow Debby,

For not being "ARTSY" you really pulled it off! Such a beautiful background, love the hues and your word are really pulls it all together.


Lynne in NI said...

Well it was definitely well worth the effort, this is gorgeous Debby!

Anonymous said...

Love this card Debby, the background looks fantastic. x

Heather said...

Hi Debby, I'm here at last, Lols hass started helping out my look of comenting!! Your card is gorgeoud - I love the image along with super colouring and beautiful splattering!!

Heather xx