Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Use a Die and/or Punch


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Thank you for joining us for the Fun In The Sun Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

Use A Die and/or Punch 

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

The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $50 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! 

Here's my card for the challenge inspiration.
I used Kessa Arch Layer Set which consists of three dies designated as A, B, and C from top to bottom layers. 

I started by diecutting Kessa Arch Layer Set out of 80lb Neenah White paper and adhering the layers in order from A-B-C.

Next, I stamped Center Cut Geometric Cling stamp onto 140lb Cold Pressed Watercolor paper using Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed it in white. I watercolored this panel using Daniel Smith Watercolor Hansa Yellow Medium and Quinacridone Coral.

Next, I diecut Big Thanks Dies out of Simon Says Stamp Copper Glitter paper and Thick Vellum to adhere onto my white diecut panel. A small sentiment was chosen from Big Thanks Words Stamp set and heat embossed in white on Dark Chocolate Card Stock.

I adhered my panels onto a card base I had made using Schoolhouse Red Card Stock, then I adhered sentiments on it. I thought I needed some mini florals to embelish the card, so I pulled out my Bold Blooms Stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the images on 110lb Neenah White using Distress Ink Antique Linen, colored them using copic markers, and then I cut them all using Bold Blooms Coordinating Dies.

Copic markers I used are : G29-G07-YG03, Y38-Y17-Y15, R46-R43 etc.
I adhered my mini floral images around the sentiment using glue and foam tapes .

I finished off the card by adding Sparkling Clear sequins and Ballerina Pink Sequins.

I made another card using the Kessa Arch Layer Set to use up some scraps.

Do you remember the dark navy watetcolor card I made two weeks ago? The navy colored circle in this card is actually from a left over negative diecut from the previous card. All other design papers used here are also scraps, and the top floral one is from the June Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

I stamped a sentiment from Encouraging Greetings using Embossing Ink then heat set it in white. 

I used vellum paper, May Arts Ivory twines, and Sparkling Clear sequins as embellishment.
I have to say that I favor this blue card, lols!

Did you enjoy my post, today? 

So now it's YOUR turn.
Happy Crafting !
You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.
New creations only, please don't link projects published before the start of the challenge, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw.

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e currently have a Kids Vacation Challenge running for all of the young budding designers! Click HERE or on the pic to go directly to the post. When you share creations for Kids Vacation Challenge on social media, please use #SSSKidschallenge, too.

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Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this. Have a wonderful day. 

Marge ♡


  1. Both are so pretty Marge, the second one with the moon sentiment is my fav, but then im a sucker for all things to do with the moon x

  2. Marge, that first card has me swooning - what a magical combination of dies and stamps! Beautifully done!

  3. Oh my goodness Marge! these are both stunners!! I have spent ages admiring these, both are so pretty!! LOVE them :-)

    Lols x x x

  4. Marge, I came to express my awe at the card you shared for the SSS challenge and found another visual treat! The delicate die is gorgeous, and you have used it quite creatively. Your choices of colors are beautiful, and the flowers are so sweet. Thank you for sharing your artful cards!

  5. Marge these are both absolutely gorgeous! They are both so elegant and pretty, I am in awe of your creations xx

  6. Oh my goodness.. what stunners Marge! Love them so much!

  7. You cards always cheer me up! I love the watercolored emboss resist backdrop you placed your die cut on. The no line coloring is so gorgeous. Always a stunner. Have a lovely day!

  8. Ohhh my goodness these are just stunning Marge, I fell in love the minute I saw this card. Every inch of it makes me want to reach out and grab it. So wonderful, such a talent.

  9. Both stunning works of art, Marge. I can’t even say I like one over the other because I love them both! That die is pretty amazing. Love the beautiful florals on that top one. I love the deep blues on your 2nd card too. Both of these are just wonderful.

  10. Love these Marge! They are both so beautiful, love that die!

  11. Both of your cards are lovely~I like that you used your scraps on the second!