Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Simon Says Christmas

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


This week the challenge is  a Christmas challenge!

We are showcasing My Favorite Things 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.

I have two cards for your today. For both the cards, I have used Pure Innocence:  Merry Christmas Banner stamp set and coordinating die. On my first I heat embossed the cute image in black and watercoloured in traditional colours.

Merry Christmas

I used Zig watercolour pens to colour my image and then die cut the image using the coordinating die. For the background, I used MFT's Sunray stencil  and sponged Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon distress inks. I did not sponge the inks all the way to the end but faded it off towards the end. I then adhered the image using foam adhesives. Embellished with Sparkly Clear and Sunshine Glow iridescent sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a closeup of the cute girl holding the Christmas banner.

Merry Christmas closeup

For the second cards, I white heat embossed the same girl's image and watercoloured her using non traditional colours. 

Merry Christmas mft card 1

For the background, I smooshed Salty Ocean and  Peacock Feather distress inks. I love the unpredictable hard and soft edges of the watercolour on the background. Once dry, I adhered the girl image die cut on the background using foam adhesive. Embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is closeup of the card. 

Merry Christmas mft card  closeup

 I love both by the first card is my favourite. I like the black embossing and the colours of the girl's dress more than the white embossing. Which one is your favourite?

 So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


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Melissa Bove said...

Adorable cards Gayatri! Such a cute image! Your coloring is fabulous!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Gayatri :-) both are very cute but I think I do prefer the black embossing. your colouring on both of them is brilliant !

Lols x x x

Virginia L. said...

Oh beautiful are these two cards! Gorgeous work as always, Gayatri!

Lin said...

You've shown off this sweet stamp beautifully, Gayatri!

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, love your two cards. I especially love your sun ray card !

Heather said...

Both gorgeous cards Gayatri, the first one is stunning and beautifully coloured. The second is has a super water coloured background and pretty colouring on the cute image!!

Heather xx

SkyPixie17 said...

As always, I love how creative you are! I like the vividness of the warmer colors, but you hit all my favorite colors with the softer, edge-colored look!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Gayatri! They are both adorable and I love how you've used the sunray stencil. Fab Idea :)
Mandy xx

Stephanie said...

These are fabulous, Gayatri! I love how you used the same stamp and die set to show two great options with the stamps!!

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Jingle said...

These are so sweet! I love the starburst!

Dawn T said...

a couple of gorgeous cards Gayatri. Just lovely

Mimi said...

Whoa, girl, these are both AWESOME! Thank you for sharing your FUN cards!

Ruth G said...

Two equally wonderful cards! I love the different backgrounds and colors as well as how you've painted them! Thanks so much for sharing!!!