Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Simon Says ,,,,,Make Your Own Background


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the  STAMPtember® Stamp-It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


there are so many ways to make your own backgrounds, using stencils, splattering, gelli plate printing etc
We are showcasing GELATOS made by FABER-CASTELL 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

used a 34 Piece Gelatos Gift Set. I love this set, it looks so pretty on my shelves :-) 
It would make a perfect Christmas Pressie for a special crafty friend,, or for yourself ,, you know you're worth it :-)

I loved playing with them and made 2 cards to share today 

First Up ,,, Seasons Greetings ! 
Did you know that Christmas is only 105 days away !! let the countdown begin !! :-)

To make the background I scribbled 2 different Blue Gelatos onto Watercolor card and then added a Metallic Blue too, I then spritzed with water and smooched the colours around with my finger to blend them. I then used a Soft Navy ink pad and a Friends Definition to stamp over the top before using a new Simon's Mosaic Stars Stencil and Embossing Paste over the top. 

Next up ,,, You're So Sweet !! 

I made this card using several of the Pink and Red shades of Gelatos and used the same technique as above, finger smooching :-) 
I love this new 'You're So Sweet' stamp set from the new release. I don't have the dies yet but I am definitely going to get them, fussy cutting isn't my forte :-)
I did consider dipping the strawberries in 'chocolate' but then decided to give them a 'sugar basket' topping instead ;-)

As you can see I even finished off the insides ! I like how this makes the cards a bit extra special, I think so anyways ,,,,, :-)

So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out 


You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Ooh La La ,,,, CAS
Cupcake Inspirations ,,,, Strawberries
Allsorts ,,, Pretty In Pink
Crafting By Designs ,,, Pretty In Pink

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


jenn shurkus said...

both cards are fabulous Lol's!!!! :) i love that we both are super technical and "smooch" things ;)

susiestacey said...

Two lovely cards today Lorraine x Susan x

Lin said...

Love the wonderful layers on your first card, Lols, and the sweet results of your color mixing on the 2nd - and you ARE good at fussy cutting! (looks like it was die-cut!)

Jingle said...

These are both wonderful cards! I love the sparkle on the stars! Fabulous!

Annette said...

OK, so how do you make your CAS cards look so special, and mine look like a 3 year old child made them?
Lovely cards Lols, and I love the clean style on both.

Heather said...

They are both gorgeous Lols, I love the soft colouring of the first and stunning embossed star stencil!! Your strawberries are 'scrumptious' - no chocolate dipped for me -background of sparkling of strawberry ice cream is gorgeous!!

Heather xx

Teresa Kline said...

hi Lols! I luv these stars...soooo cool...great cards! hope your weekend is grand!

sparkle & shine *~*

Chriss Blagrave said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous cards Lols
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards Lols but do love the star one best.

Caryn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lols - the gelatos give such a lovely powdery effect - I love 'em!!

susiestacey said...

Just popping back Lorraine to add to my previous comments...
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Pretty in Pink' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic cards Lorraine! I love them both!
Thanks for playing at Ooh La La Creations in the Clean & Simple challenge this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Jo Nevill said...

Thank's for reminding me about Christmas !

Your cards are fabulous, I love your backgrounds and those strawberries look good enough to eat !

Jo x

CheerDown said...

Such beautiful understated elegance - gorgeous Thanks for joining our CAS challenge at Ooh La La Creations
Alli x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Really sweet and lovely pink card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Oh my!! TWO gorgeous cards! I can't pick a fave! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful cards Lols!! Love them both! So pretty!!


Tina said...

lovely card, those strawberries look good enough to
thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Nance E Salkeld said...

Beautiful card! That background is gorgeous! And YES, I need that set of gelatos. I have one set of four. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations! Come back again soon! Nance, DT

Indy said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations!