Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Simon Says ,,,,, Joy’s Summer Inspiration :-)


we are all using Hero Arts Products on our cards this week :-) You don't have to to join in but if you have some then we would love to see it used on your creations :-)

As usual Heidi will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!!!

Please pop around to visit Dora and the DT to see how we made them and of course we all LOVE to recieve comments so please leave some ,,, :-)

I used this gorgeous Wildflower Garden Cling Stamp from Hero Arts.

First of all I cut out the shape on my Silhouette Cameo, you can download the SVG from their website. I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers then sprayed with a Studio Calico Shine Mister ( really sparkly IRL) , then using a stamp positioner stamped onto neenah card. I cut out 2 Spellbinders ovals and while the die was still in place I sprayed using a copic airbrush and a B23 copic marker.

For the background I used a Flourish Background stamp, inked with versamark and embossed with White embossing powder, I then used the resist technique and coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink. I distressed all the edges and coloured the layering papers with the same copic marker.

Now comes the best bit !!! :-) I used some FABULOUS new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies !! I used a Hexigon Border, looks like a honeycomb, and a gorgeous Allegro corner, I coloured these with Wild Honey DI. I layered everything onto a Hero Arts Notecard and usep pop dots to raise up the flower. I stamped and cut out 2 little Hero Arts bees coloured and glittered and glossy accents added to their heads. I finished with my compulsory Star Dust Stickles and some Hero Arts Twine

I decorated the inside too and used a Simon Says Stamp ‘Oh Happy Day, die and a bee to make the words ,, Happy B’ Day !! ,,, does it work ?? :-)

I really had fun making this, there is something about making the background papers yourself ,, :-)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Our fab Designer in the Spotlight, Liz Marsden, and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Simon says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Craft Your Passion ,,,, Anything Goes

Amusing Challenges ,,, HOT Embossing

Allsorts ,,,, Ice Cream Colours

Fussy and Fancy ,, Swirls and Flourishes

Diva’s By Design,, Summer Theme


Carissa said...

Lovely spring card. Your distress ink techniques work beautifully with this image.
Hugs, Carissa

Yvette said...

Beautiful card! Love how you decorated the inside too!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Lols this is just so pretty. Beautiful techniques that you have used and those little bees are adorable :)

Mephisto said...

thats such a pretty card hun!
Love the coloros!


downrightcrafty said...

Hi Lols, this is so delicate and love the little bumblies and the gorgeous flower, so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gail said...

I'm catching up!
Your cards have been wonderful!
Especially like the House Mouse Christmas card!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi hun, sneezing and coughing here but wanted to say wow love your card, the effect is fab, so clever,

can you believe I have a copic airbrush and I've never used it!! I mean what!!!! lol,

hope you have a lovely night it's yep raining here again, please send some of your sunshine to me! lol hugs Liz xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

a beautiful soft card, so delicate and pretty xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Lols....:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Anne said...

awwwwwwwwww love this Lols, so very pretty.
Your getting great use of your machine too, good on ya!
Anne x

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful Lorraine! :)

Gorgeous image and I love the soft fresh colours.

Great cutwork with your digi-cutter (I love putting mine through its paces! lol)
and wow at the hexagon die border, brilliant! :)



Fleur said...

WOW Lols, I love your card,
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

maria f. said...

This is so lovely. I think you captured the light and airy feeling of the inspiration so well.

Heather said...

Hi Lols, This is beautiful, I love the soft colours and design, your image is stunning........the little bee is so sweet and sparkling flower head is gorgeous.
Heather xx

Sandi said...

I love the light and airy feeling of this, a summer's breeze, hugs

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! Not only does it work, but it is flippin' fantastic!!! I LOVE this card, Lols!! The outside is gorgeous and the way you created the inside is just genius!!

febe said...

Simply stunning! :)

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Sazzle said...

Great card Lols, love the honeycomb border and the real summery feel of your card. All we need now is some sunshine!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our swirls and flourishes challenge - good luck :-)

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


Anonymous said...

Such pretty delicate colours.Beautiful card inside and out and love the little bees.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Lols, really pretty and delicate.
While I'm here.....
thanks for playing at Diva's this week
Hugs Laurie x

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card Lols! That flower is so pretty and love those cute little bees!!


Unknown said...

Great project, love the yellow! Thanks for joining in with Fussy and Fancy!


Lynne in NI said...

Sooooo pretty! Love your new hexagon die, looks just like some honeycomb!

Phyllis Beaver said...

Hi Lois,
Love your cards! So, so cute! You indicated the cute little bees are from Hero Arts...Can you tell us which stamp set? I (and probably others) would really like to use them this summer! Thanks so much, Phyllis

Berit Synnøve said...

Beautiful card !
Love your image and colors.
Thanks for joining Craft your Passion.
Hugs Berit GDT

Chris said...

By cutting out the flower and letting set on top of the oval, makes the whole card! I love it.

Thank you so much for playing in my Amusing Challenges.