Wednesday, November 13, 2013

{Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge} Thanks/Thanksgiving with Hero Arts



Welcome to the second Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge in November! This week's challenge is all about Thanks/Thanksgiving and the design team is featuring Hero Arts products. You don't need to use Hero Arts products but we'd love to see them if you have them! Just make sure your projects have a Thanks/Thanksgiving theme. My card features two Hero Arts stamps, plus a Hero Arts cut file.


I used one of the leaves from this Autumn Leaves cut file and my Silhouette Cameo to create the front of the card. The sentiment is from Thanks A Bunch and I masked it off before stamping the Simple Leaf Background and resist embossing with several distress inks. This is what the second layer looked like before I adhered the top piece with foam tape.


The tilted panel features patterned paper from the Classic Calico, Vol 3 paper pad and my embellishments include brown burlap string and a woodgrain sequin. I love putting rhinestones or pearls inside sequins and this time I used a pearl which I coloured with Copic marker B06 to coordinate with the card base. (Copic markers and refills are 25% off right now!!!)


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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20 comments:

Lin said...

Beautiful card, Emily! I love that leaf background stamp - going on my wishlist!

~amy~ said...

wow! LOVE this! super pretty!

Jingle said...

What an awesome design! So pretty!

Samantha Mann said...

Oh my goodness!! Awesome!!! Loooove the tilted layers!!! So amazing!! And wowza!! That distressed layer of oranges and yellows is amazing!!! It looks stunning with and without the top layer!! So cool!!!
And oh, did you say copies were on sale...? I'm on it!! Lol!! Thanks! Ha!

Laura Sterckx said...

This card is so gorgeous! I love the scalloped frames and that beautiful leaf!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so striking, seriously gorgeous. It also makes me feel guilty since I got that stamp and haven't used it yet....must fix that!

Heather said...

A beautiful card Emily, I love the beautiful leaf cutout and stunning colours and inking behind!!

hugs
Heather xx

Chris D. said...

Oooohh! This is so pretty!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

OOOH! What a cool design and concept, Emily! Turned out gorgeous :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Lindsey said...

I think I would have had trouble covering up that emboss resist panel, it is just so gorgeous! But I really do like how it looks with the cut panel on top, so you obviously made the right decision. ;) Beautiful, Em!

Linda Beeson said...

I so love that background stamp and using it to show through the negative leaf is wonderful.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so clever and what a fabulous, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Amy Johnson said...

This is so fabulous and creative!

Lisa Carroll said...

Emily, this is just.. WOW. So creative and clever with that design.. BEAUTIFUL! I had a chuckle when I uploaded my card and saw yours there.. same stamps/sets, techniques, colors... great minds and all that, right? ;)

Cindy C. said...

Wow stunning card Emily!! Love how you used the negative die cut piece!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Emily your card is stunning! Such a great design!!

hugs...

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh Emily, this is gorgeous! I love the intense saturation of colours :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Emily :-) I love how you used a cut file too ,,, absolutely stunning !

luv
Lols x x x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like the dimension that you gave to your design by using the negative version of the leaf cutout. The background print is fabulous and the bow gave it a nice finishing touch. Blessings!

S`andra V. said...

Awesome!! Love the colors and the dimension. It's cheery and just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~S`andra V.
http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com