Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Keep It Clean and Simple

Welcome to the fourth Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in April! This week's challenge is Keep It Clean and Simple which means you need to keep layers to a minimum and show some "white space". The design team is featuring Hero Arts products. You don't have to use it but we'd love to see some if you have it.

I made a shaped birthday card for my nephew in Colorado. I used the Hero Arts U.S. Map Background and fussy cut around it after heat embossing Colorado State with leaf embossing powder and the rest of the country with wave embossing powder. I used an aqua brush and Neon Chartreuse ink to highlight Colorado State and added a die cut foil star. I masked a cat face from Nine Lives by Paper Smooches for the centre of the star and I created a custom sentiment using Hero Arts Lisa's Mix & Match Sentiments and It's Your Day.

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!

It could be you!

I hope you will play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)


Monday, April 21, 2014

{Simon Says Stamp + Mama Elephant} Summer Garden Blog Hop + Video!

Thanks for joining us for the Summer Garden Blog Hop! On this hop, we're featuring the Simon Says Stamp + Mama Elephant collaboration of a stamp and die set called Flower Garden. You can purchase these separately as the Summer Garden stamp set and Summer Garden dies.

I used Mama Elephant's Femme Frames Creative Cuts to create the card base and the angled panel. Notably, the stitched rectangle in its original size wasn't wide enough to create the panel so I used part of a broken cutting plate to die cut half of it. I explain it all in my video:

All of the inks are Hero Arts shadow inks, with the exception of poppy chalk ink, and I used Martha Stewart microbeads to embellish the centres of the flowers. The patterned papers are from Dear Lizzy's Daydreamer 6x6 paper pad and Echo Park's Keepin' Cozy 6x6 paper pad.

We're giving away one $25 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store. Be sure to comment at every stop on this hop to increase your chances of winning!

Emily Leiphart

The deadline for commenting is 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday, April 25th. Good luck and thanks so much for hopping with us!