Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Back to School Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.


This week the challenge is Anything Goes!

We are showcasing Hero Arts Products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

This is my take on the challenge using Hero Arts stamp sets and dies.

You make me happy

I started with die cutting some masking paper using the dog die from Cute Baby Animals Stamp and Cut from Hero Arts. I adhered these masking paper die cuts randomly on a white cardstock panel making sure I  burnish and smoothen the edges. Then I sponged Tumbled Glass distress ink over the entire cardstock panel. Once the distress ink was dry, I removed all the masking paper  die cuts. This left me with dog shaped spots on which I stamped the dog image also from the Cute Baby Animals stamp and cut from Hero Arts. I used versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the dog images. Black ink gave me a nice contrast against the blue. I filled in the gaps by stamping the sentiment "you" and the heart shape also from the same stamp set. With the dog images, I was on the fence on whether to colour or nor to colour. I ended up colouring not the entire image but certain bits of it with neutral colours.

You make me happy angled

For the focal point, I die cut three "Happy" from Happy stamp and cut from Hero Arts. I stacked and glued them.  I stamped the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed fish tail ends. I adhered the sentiments on a vellum circle which is framed with a black circular frame. Finally, embellishing with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh brought the card together.

You make me so happy flat

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw


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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri :-) I love how you made the background, your delicate colouring looks fabulous and the 'happy' circle is awesome! Totally LOVE this card, it does make me happy :-)

Lols x x x

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What an awesome card! The light-toned background all stamped and colored looks fantastic with the muted shaker portion!!

Berina RGA said...

Love this card!! Beautiful background..

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card Gayatri! Love the great design and that super cute background!!


Heather said...

A gorgeous card Gayatri, I love your fun stamped background and a super colour combo.........your die sentiment in the circle is fabulous!!

Heather xx

Lisa Elton said...

I like the coloring book look of the stamped images Gayatri, such a cute card!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card...adorable and striking at the same time ;)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri! The images are so cute and I love how the black die cut really pops!
Mandy xx

Teresa Kline said...

so very cool, great design! hope your weekend is awesome!

sparkle & shine *~*

Migdalia said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL! I need to say also...ADORABLE!!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Ruth G said...

Wonderful! I love these colors and especially love the vellum and sequins! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lin said...

Such a fun card with your repeated puppies in the background, Gayatri! Just love the pretty blue and the circle of happy!