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Hello There-Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Hey guys! I’m popping in real quick to share the card I made for this week’s Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday challenge.

This week the challenge is No Stamps Allowed, with the focus on Simon Says Stamps products.

I was working on the house this weekend, and by the time I got into the studio I was tired. I think this card reflects that, sadly. It could have been cute, if I waited and didn’t force it.

With that great build up, here is my card:

I just got this great Deco Heart die, and started there. I die cut the solid heart from an alcohol ink panel I had, and the delicate heart from MFT’s Silver Sparkle cardstock.

I was pretty much stuck after that, lol. The only nine holiday sentiment die I have from Simon is the Oh, Hello There die. I could have gone with a different company, but I think you have all picked up on how stubborn I am at this point.

First I die cut the sentiment from more Silver Sparkle cardstock. It was ok, but I felt it lacked…something.

Next, I blended Abandoned Coral and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks on some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and then die cut the sentiment.

I still felt like something was missing, so I grabbed a stencil and some Nuvo Moonstone Glitter Paste and created a background panel. I know, as you can see, I didn’t use it. I actually had everything glued down and it wasn’t doing it for me.

I carefully removed the heart and sentiment, then added them to a plain panel and called it a day. I was tired and I just knew I was going to end up ruining everything. In hindsight, I wish I had added some layers to the sentiment to give it dimension.

The card base is MFT’s Summer Splash, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment and a couple of gems from Lucy’s Cards.

This is what happens when I force things. Well, no. A pile of garbage is what I usually get when I force things. This is ok.

I wish I had had more energy and could have made a stunning card. Unfortunately that doesn’t always happen, and that’s ok too. I may play around with this card some more at a later date. The heart itself is stunning, it deserves a better resting place.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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