Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge


I'm so happy to be the Guest Designer for the month of October for my favorite online store:



I've been working in secret on some fun projects for their Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog; make sure to check out all the fabulous work by the Design Team.

The theme for this week is Sparkle and Bling!

Here's my card using some of my favorite Lawn Fawn stamps:

  • I started off by clear embossing the snowflakes on white cardstock and blending Tumbled Glass Distress ink over to cover. To get the sparkle, I spritzed it with a home made pearly mix of 1/4 teaspoon Perfect Pearl powder in a Mini Mister filled 3/4 up with water.
  • For the top of the card, I stamped more snowflakes from the "Frosties" set with more Tumbled Glass Distress ink, the silvery sparkle is added with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star.
  • I die cut a small label using Spellbinder's Labels 8 and using a Hero Arts stamp called Screen Shadow I inked it with Tumbled Glass and spritzed more of my perfect pearl mist before stamping on the label. After I let it dry I inked the edges for definition.
  • The sweet Winter Fox was stamped twice using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, once on the inked label panel and once on a  white cs scrap. The sentiment was also stamped on the label. I used a variety of Copic markers to color the image then I cut it out and pieced it onto the label. I highlighted the image and sentiment with the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.
 
  •  All that was left to do was layer all the stamped elements on 5.5 x 4.25 top folded card with a punched piece of Echo Park patterned paper. The label was added with dimensional foam adhesive. The final step is to add the embellishment for a bit more Sparkle and Bling! I layered 2 Hero Arts felt snowflakes with some silver twine and a Hero Hues gem.

So now, make sure you join in on the challenge because Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !!





 ~ Psalm 42:11 ~
 "Why am I so discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise Him again- my Savior and my God!"
blessings,
nancy


Here's some links to the products I used in today's card project:



29 comments:

  1. gorgeous card Nancy. Well done on your guest spot.

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  2. I am so excited that you are the guest designer for the month of October and what a gorgeous first card...I adore every feature on this card...hugs

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  3. Gorgeous card Nancy :-) I love the image, so very cute and the embossed snowflakes and felt ones are fabulous ! :-)

    thanks for agreeing to be in the designer spotlight :-) It is fabulous to have you with us xx

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. Gorgeous card Nancy and congratulations on being guest designer.

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  5. How exciting, Nancy - congratulations on your guest design spot! I'm so happy for you! Love this beautiful card! The image and sentiment are so sweet and love all the shimmer! Hugs to you! :)

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  6. Congratulations, my friend, so excited for you! Love the colors and your design for this adorable card!

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  7. WooHoo Nancy!! I'm so happy and excited for you! They sure made a good pick! Your card is beautiful, of course! Thanks so much for sharing how you did it! I REALLY love your pearly mist! As always I appreciate your wonderful verse from Psalms! Thank you, my friend!...Nancy :o)

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  8. Beautiful card, Nancy. I love the shimmer from the Perfect Pearl mist you made.

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  9. I saw this this morning, Congrats! That's awesome!

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  10. So good to see you back in action! Wonderful coloring on that fox, that stamp is really darling!

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  11. such an adorable card nancy and a great big toot toot on your guest DT spot...hugs kath xxx

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  12. A fabulous card, I love the flowers and the sweet images, your creationof the colouring and sparkling is awesome!!
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. So wonderful that you are guest designer! I love this card - so very cozy and cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. gorgeous card, totally adorable stamp and you made it 'sing' with your use of papers and embellishments; your card made it to my daily feature on Papermood.com (it will show up tomorrow Oct 7th). X Fab

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  15. Gorgeous card, Nancy! The coloring is beautiful and I love the way you embellished :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. Yup, this is gorgeous!!! Love it!

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  17. love the shimmer and the blue and red is just a perfect color scheme for the stamp set!

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  18. Super cute card! Love the glittery snowflakes!

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  19. I love your card! It just made me smile, and isn't that the whole point of a card? Great job!

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  20. Oh my goodness, that fox is too sweet! Love all the great coloring and mixture of textures on your card. Thanks!

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  21. Congrats on the Guest Designer over SSS!! this card is DARLING!! Congrats on the "Out and About" shout out in Moxie Fab world!! Way to go, Nancy!

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  22. Congrats on your GD spot! This is super adorable!

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  23. Nancy, Two CONGRATS on your GD spot and for the Moxie Fab shout out! This card is DARLING! LOVE the clear embossed snowflakes and that cut our deer is just so SWEET! This is truly a Moxie FAB card!

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  24. Such a cute card! Congrats on the GD spot and the MFW shout out!

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  25. Such a sweet card, Nancy.
    Happy to see you as GD and on MFW too!

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  26. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing :)

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