Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Simon Says New Something!


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017!
Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is

New Something

New Crafty Stash, New Baby, New Job, New Life, Wedding etc, we will be looking forward to seeing whats new!
This week we are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them 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 went with new stash to play the challenge. The new product is my new DieCember die Missing You. This die comes as a set of three missing you dies in three different fonts. I decided to use the all capital font die as both my background as well as my focal sentiment.
Missing You
I die cut an entire panel of white card stock using the die. This is the time consuming part of making this card. I saved all the positive die cuts for another project and I am using the negative die cut panel. To make the background pop, I had two ideas in mind. The first one is to sponge the card front using some masking and inks. The second is to add a coloured cardstock behind the die cut panel. I went with the second idea as the first idea needed precision and I did not have the patience and the time for it. With the second idea, I changed it a bit by adding coloured vellum behind the die cut panel. This is a yellow vellum from We're Memory Keepers. I added Ranger Multi Medium Matt on the back of the die cut panel to adhere the yellow vellum. I then adhered this on a white panel again to make this panel sturdy. 
Missing You closeup
I adhered this panel on a black card base. The contrast of the white, yellow and black is awesome. The contrast is not very high because there is a lot of white on the die cut panel which neutralises the intensity of the contrast. For the focal point, I die cut a strip of black cardstock using the same Missing You die and adhered over one of the background negative die cut. That is  the card. No more embellishment as the background of the card itself is very busy.
Missing You flat
So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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Lorraine A said...

I love this card Gayatri, simply brilliant!! ❤️

Happy New Year!!
Lols x x x

Lin said...

Great design, Gayatri! Happy New Year!

Virginia L. said...

CLEVER idea and design, Gayatri!! Love how you rock this die! Wish you a happy and healthy 2017! Hugs! Thank you also for your lovely card in the mail. It makes me happy. :)

Caryn said...

Such a clever use of the dies - a great technique (will store this in my "to do" file for a future card!!
Happy New Year to you and your family
Caryn xxx

Stephanie said...

This design is so fun and would be fab to make in a bunch of colors to send to friends and fam that aren't close by! :)

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Migdalia said...

Gorgeous card! Awesome job!
Happy New Year!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M