Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Guest Designing for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hi There!

I'm very excited today! I have the honor of guest designing this whole month for the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

Yup - that's right! I get to share a card with you, along with their amazing design team, every Wednesday of this month! :) Can you tell I'm happy?!

So let's get right to it. This week's challenge is sympathy or thinking of you. Whenever I need to create a sympathy card, I like to keep it clean and simple, with a muted or neutral color palette. The first thing that came to mind was the beautiful, With Sympathy, clear stamp set from Hero Arts.

I kept it very simple by stamping one of the flowers from the set in Antique Linen Distress Ink, around two thirds of piece of Neenah, Classic Crest Solar White Paper. I used shadow stamping to add a bit of depth, by stamping the flower again in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The sentiment is from the same set. I then layered the panel onto a piece of Bazzill black cardstock.That was then adhered onto a piece of Neenah Desert Storm Paper, which I used as my card base.

The prize for this week's challenge, as always, is a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! How awesome is that?!

I hope you'll be joining us for this week's challenge! You have until 
Wed 14th Nov 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!

I want to give a special thank you to my sweet friend, Joy Taylor and thank you for stopping by to share in my excitement! :)