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Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Emboss It

We are showcasing Tim Holtz 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 $25 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.

This card came together quite differently than I had envisioned, but sometimes those are your best creations. First I colored this beautiful image by Simon Says Stamp called So Beautiful, which is kind of an older stamp. It’s roughly a 6″x6″ rubber stamp so it’s twice the size that you see on my card.

I only used half of the image today but if I had more time, I would have made a similar card using the other half. I copic colored the image on X-Press It Blending Card and then I cut it out using a stitched nesting die from my stash. A similar item is the Nesting Rounded Rectangles die by Hero Arts.

For the background I used a A2 sized piece of Midnight Green card stock (I LOVE this color) and embossed it with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crackle 3D Embossing Folder. What a cool embossing folder this is, the dimension is just exquisite.

I attached the embossed card stock to a side folding card base. I popped the front panel up with some white craft foam and then I heat embossed my sentiment from an old stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called Bouquet of Thanks. If you have this stamp set, cherish it because it’s no longer available at Simon. I heat embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder and then I fussy cut it out and attached it to the top of my card. I added a few Teal Ocean Pearls as an embellishment.

I went over the flowers with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen to give it some sparkle. I know the camera doesn’t do it any justice, but I was trying to capture the beautiful shimmer.

I wanted to make my envelope match the card so I took a Lemon Chiffon envelope and I stamped the other half of the So Beautiful rubber stamp with Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Citrine. I LOVE how it turned out. And that’s it, my card is complete and ready to be sent to my card recipient.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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