Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week the challenge is
We are showcasing Hero Arts Products this week. If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.
As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I used a stencil called Abstract Waves by Hero Arts this week. I love, love, LOVE this stencil. It’s so versatile and so beautiful. I was having so much fun with this stencil, that I made 2 cards.
I used the Wonky Rectangles die to frame my sentiment. I really liked the dark chocolate and burnt orange together so I used the burnt orange as my background layer as well. I popped the sentiment up on some craft foam and stamped out a few leaves from the same Thanks and Leaves stamp set using Fall colored Distress Oxide inks. I stamped several leaves so I would have some for my 2nd card too. I attached my card front onto a top folding card base and moved on to card #2.
I could’ve made 50 backgrounds using this Abstract Waves stencil, it’s just so fun!! I pretty much did the exact same thing for this card, except this time I reversed the colors. First I thought about turning this into a shaker card, so I cut a rectangle out of the background using the same Wonky Rectangle die, but to my dismay I cut it crooked!! So a shaker was out. I was so bummed because I thought I had just ruined this gorgeous background, but then I decided I was going to make it work. What did I have to lose? I created my sentiment the same way I did on the first card only this time I added a border around it to cover up my crooked opening. And it really made the sentiment pop. Added bonus!!
A couple week’s ago, I made a Happy Fall card and I really liked the colors that I used so I decided to add a layer of light blue to this card. The patterned paper was from a previous card kit and it was just the right color of blue so I used it for my background layer too. I didn’t pop the sentiment up on craft foam for this one because you would’ve been able to see my crooked opening behind it. I added a few of the left over leaves around my sentiment and once again added my card front to a top folding card base. This time I used Neenah Desert Storm as my card base. Since I still had several leaves left over, I added a couple inside both cards. Not only are the sentiments great on the Thanks and Leaves stamp set, but the leaves are gorgeous too!!
And just because it’s so beautiful, here’s a close up of this gorgeous pattern.
So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!
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