Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Exciting News + Halloween / Halloween Colours

I'm so excited to announce that I've joined the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge design team! I've dreamed of being on this team for some time now and I was over-the-moon delighted when Lols emailed me last week with the invitation. Big thanks to my teamies, Steph, Heidi and everyone at Simon Says Stamp for the warm welcome!




This week's challenge is to create a Halloween card or use Halloween colours on your card (orange, purple, green, black). I did both but you can do either/or and you don't have to incorporate all of the colours. My card features three different Hero Arts stamp sets and a die by My Favorite Things. First, I partially inked and then heat embossed the Bat Background. Then I die cut the hills using the Snow Drifts dies and used it to mark where the girl from Girl With Balloon would be stamped.


After colouring her with Copic markers, I stamped the sentiment from Happy Halloween on two lines. I sponged Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord distress inks on the top third of my card and adhered the panel to a black card base. Then I tied black burlap string around the grassy hills and popped it on to the card with foam tape.


You can see the versatility of this Girl With Balloon stamp in my published birthday card HERE. When I do my craft shopping, I always try to imagine all the ways I can use a stamp before I buy it. ;)

One winner will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift voucher to the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store!


It could be you!


I hope you will play along with us this week!



Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)

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23 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Emily :-) the image is super cute and I love your colouring ,, her green face is adorable ,, haha :-) the purple sky and embossed bats look brilliant too ! :-)

Welcome to the team !! Woo Hoo !! we are thrilled that you have joined us :-)

luv
Lols x x x

snappy scrappy said...

So darn cute!!!

Lindsey said...

Wow, Emily, congratulations on your SSS DT! And what a terrific start with this card. The bat-filled sky is just the right amount of spooky, and green-girl is perfect, such a fun card!

Samantha Mann said...

wow!!! congratulations on the SSS DT spot!!! you deserve it!!! you're astounding!! and DUDE - you're not kidding about the versatility of that girl with a balloon stamp!!! wow!! the difference is crazy!! ha ha!! your halloween card is wonderful!!! congratulations again!!!!

Lin said...

Welcome, Emily, you'll be a great asset to the team! I like my Halloween cards to be not so scary, and this fits the bill perfectly!

Jingle said...

This is very cute! I love the bats! So happy to have you on the team!

Laura Sterckx said...

Fabulous card, Emily!! I love the sky you created and the bats flying around! The image you used is so cute! :) I'm happy you joined our team! :) WELCOME!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Congrats!!! What a fun job to do! Sweet Halloween card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Congrats!!!! What a great team to be part of! Love this cute card too!

Lisa Carroll said...

This is TOO cute, Emily! Such the perfect scene, and I'm with Lols - love her skin tone (BRILLIANT)! :) So glad to have you as part of the team! xo

Heather said...

An adorable cute card Emily, fabulous colours and inking!!! Such a fun sweet image with her green face and lovely details!!!

hugs
Heather xx-

Piali Biswas said...

Big Congrats!!! Super cute card!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I LOVE your card - and your amazing news! It sounds like a great team to be on :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is so much fun Emily!
Thank You~

Chris D. said...

Emily, congrats on your SSS DT gig! What a way to start of with a bang with this card! What a great design!

Jay Gee said...

Congratulations Emily, that is exciting news! Love your sweet card :)

joy said...

Congratulations, Emily! SSS is lucky to have chosen you to join the team - your cards are fabulous! This one is just too cute - love the green face!

Lynne in NI said...

Congratulations!
And what a sweet card to start with ... love your cute witch and fabulous sky!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous card, Emily! I love the way you made the sky! WELCOME!!! We're so happy to have you :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Jennyfer L said...

Congrats Emily!!!! You will rock that team I know it:-) Love your girl stamp for a Halloween card.

Monika Reeck said...

such a cute card and lovely colors Emily and Biiiig Bongrats yeeeah you deserved it my dear friend....I look forward to see your card there..and one more DT member yuhuu you are rock girl...hugs

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yeah!! Big congrats on the SSS team! I'm so happy for you. Your card is so freakin' cute. I love that you made made her face green--that's awesome!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super fabulous card Emily! Just like you!! ;)

So glad to have you with us!!

hugs...
Melissa