Sunday, February 2, 2014

Simon Says Exclusive 'Hello'

Hi all :-) how are you on this lovely sunny Sunday morning ? :-) 

I am here to share a card I made using some of Simon Says Stamp Exclusive products. I was inspired by THIS gorgeous card designed by Debby Hughes that I saw on the Simon Says Stamp Blog a while ago and have been meaning to CASE ever since :-) 



I started by lightly misting and splotching some plain white card with various sprays then left it to dry before using a Leaves Stencil to sponge some Apple Green ink through and then applied a layer of embossing paste. This gives a lovely soft texture and I am now onto my 2nd jar :-) LOVE this stuff ! I then used a coordinating die cut to cut the leaves from vellum which I then scored the leaf veins into using an embossing tool. 
I coloured some white ribbon with the spray and have only just noticed the ink line along the edge so I will do that again, I will colour it before creating the bow this time,, you live and learn eh ! I often find that any oopsies are more visible on a photo than IRL,, do you find that ?  :-)
I added a die cut 'hello' and die cut Pointed Feathers and a few enamel dots and tiny crystal gems to finish.


Thanks for looking :-) 

Challenges 
ABC ,,, 'E' for Embellish, use at least 3 types
Cards Galore Encore ,,, gems, dots, bling
The Crafting Cafe,,, Embossing, I used Embossing Paste and hand embossed the vellum
Totally Gorjuss ,,, Sunny Colours
Alphabet,,, Zesty Colours  ( lemon and lime )
Brown Sugar ,,, feathers



Hope you're all having a great weekend :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

20 comments:

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

downrightcrafty said...

oooooooh gorgeous do love this style of card you do it so well
hugs Kate xx

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card. Love your lightly misted background

Lin said...

Wonderful springy colors, Lols! Love how this turned out!

Gail said...

Wonderful card!

Sandra H said...

Oh this is truly beautiful xx

Nikki said...

Very pretty. Love the soft colours. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.

Nikki

Debs said...

Simply stunning!
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

PJ said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

Debby Hughes said...

Oh fabulous Lols! Loved seeing this pop into my reader - the colours are so soft and perfect for spring. I'm hoping there - its been bucketing it down all day LOL. Thanks for the shout out too.

Tonnie Deijkers said...

What a great card thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and so beautiful.
luv
Debby

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...
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Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Lorainne, What a lovely creation. The colours are just stunning. I love everything about it. Such a CAS card with so much going on.

Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

Lynn, BSCB DT

mags said...

A beautiful card Lorraine. Lovely soft colours.
Mags
x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card! I love the embossed leaves!
TFS with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Erin Bentley said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining our Challenge at The Crafting Café this month.

Hugs Erin DT x

Erin Bentley said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore this month.

Hugs Erin DT x

Birgit said...

What a beautiful card and love the different methods you used on one card. Thanks for looking at mine too:) I love the background and the leaves

Denise Fletcher said...

Like the processes youve used here and the colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting Cafe