Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

I can't believe my Designer in the Spotlight month at Simon Says Stamp is over already. I've had fun challenging myself to do different things and use new products. I'm also very grateful to have had this opportunity; sending my thanks to all the wonderful people at Simon Says Stamp, their talented design team members and especially Joy, Lorraine and Heidi. I've had a blast!

Now on to the card.....

I wanted to combine beachy with a subway sign style. I wanted the blue background to look like weathered white-washed beadboard. I purposely left it a bit "undone" to have that rustic beach cottage look. I love this fun stamp set by Studio Calico for Hero Arts. It's so simple and sweet, a bit 60s retro and so charming.

Now don't forget to visit the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see all the Studio Calico wonderful-ness from the design team. Join in the fun for your chance to win.

~ Daniel 2:20-21 ~

 "Praise the name of God forever and ever,
for He has all wisdom and power.
He controls the course of world events;
He removes kings and sets up other kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the scholars."



  1. a very pretty card Nancy. Love the simplicity and that lovely background is wonderful

  2. Love your card Nancy, especially the sweet bird circle that brings it all to life!

  3. Gorgeous, Nancy! Absolutely LOVE the feel of this one...and the way it makes me feel! What a sweet sentiment to start the day with! Hope you have a great one, my friend! :o)

  4. Nancy that beadboard background looks amazing! Love this fun card! You've done a wonderful job guest designing and I'm sure they're going to miss you over there! Hugs to you! :)

  5. Gorgeous card Nancy :-) I love the stamp set you used ,, so very cute and the way you used the text stamp is fab and so creative ! I love this :-)

    It has been lovely having you along with us this month Nancy Thank you very much for your wonderful creations :-)

    Lols x x x

  6. Nancy - this is too darn sweet. i love beadboard (used it in my bathroom remodel) and you captured it perfectly. I have had my eye on this stamp that bird and the colors you used. Will miss you over at Simon.....great job!

  7. Wow, what a beautiful card, Nancy! I really love the way you scored and inked the background...really cool!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. This card rocks!!! Love the scored background and that birdie image makes my heart skip a beat!

  9. Great job on the "beadboard" and love the touches of red!


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